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Movie times are approximate, (give or take a minute or two). 

All movies scheduled for screening are subject to change. 

You are allowed to eat and drink in the movie room but we ask that you please put your garbage into the trashcan before you leave.

Please exercise the same courtesy to your neighbors as you would in a major movie theater (which means switching your smartphone to silence).

 

WEDNESDAY

6:00 pm,  MIKE HAMMER (1958)

A nightclub singer (weekend guest Constance Towers) asks Mike Hammer (Darren McGavin) to get her out of a contract that's held by a mobster. The man claims the rising star who she owes him $50,000 "for expenses" plus 30% of her salary in perpetuity. While Mike is working on the contract, the singer receives a blackmail threat. Mike tries to retrieve the indiscreet photograph, he finds the blackmailers dead and the negative gone.

6:30 pm,  HONEY WEST (1965)

Honey tries to apprehend a jewel thief who stole a famous actress' gems while she was attending her movie's premier. Features guest stars Kevin McCarthy and weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

7:00 pm,  THRILLER (1961)

Boris Karloff hosts this classic horror program and "Parasite Mansion" is one of the creepiest. A young woman is held captive in a mansion by a family of recluses hiding a supernatural secret. Stars Pippa Scott, Jeanette Nolan, and weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

8:00 pm,  THE LONE RANGER (1956)

The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and Tonto (Jay Silverheels) investigate raids by native Indians on white settlers. It looks like a wealthy rancher Reese Kilgore is stirring up trouble. It is his men who are disguising themselves as Indians. Kilgore wants the silver deposits in the sacred Spirit Mountain. Only by stirring up trouble he can have the treaty with Indians broken and gets his hands on the mountain for himself. This feature-length movie stars Bonita Granville, Michael Ansara and weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

 

9:30 pm,  DIAL 999  (1958)

The British equivalent to Dragnet was this gritty half-hour detective program, starring Robert Beatty as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a modern day Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who goes to England to help join London's fight against crime. The wide range of cases include workplace pilfering, mail-train robberies, drug smuggling and murder.

 

 

10:00 pm, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963)

Stars weekend guest Nancy KovackJason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. When he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Jason follows his advice and assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece, including Hercules. They are under the protection of Hera, queen of the gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen.

 

12 Midnight   ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES

Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. Titles to be announced.

 

THURSDAY

9:00 am,  HOPPITY HOOPER CARTOONS

A con man, in the form of a fox named Waldo Wigglesworth, and his stooge Filmore Bear befriend a frog named Hoppity Hooper and convince him that Waldo is his long lost uncle. Together, the trio share many adventures and get involved in plenty of weird situations. Televised from 1964 to 1965, this short-lived series was brought to you by the same folks who created ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE. Almost forgotten over the decades, we are screening an hour's worth of cartoons for you to enjoy.

 

10 am,  IRONSIDE  (1972)

This fifth season episode, "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Murder" stars Raymond Burr in the title role, with guest appearances by Rod Serling and Jodie Foster. A highly impressionable 9-year-old girl (Jodie Foster) thinks she has cast a spell which caused a mean man to fall and suffer a fatal skull fracture. She is even more upset when a huge, bald, man with severe mental problems says he shoved the victim to the ground because 'he made me mad'. Ironside and his team work to prove that neither the girl or the bald man killed the victim. 

 

11 am,  WANNA BUY A RECORD?  (1951)

Filmed in color, this special promotional film stars Mel Blanc as a record dealer who is desperately trying to sell anyone a record at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. While pestering several people, he finds the only way he will sell records is to take a tour of Capitol Records and watch them at work recording music and pressing the records. This infomercial provides us with a fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary of how records were made. Along the way we watch as Dean Martin, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Bozo the clown, Yogi Yorgesson, Billy May and others put in appearances.

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12 noon,  HAWKINS (1973)

This Sunday Night Mystery Movie was part of a series of eight starring James Stewart as Billy Jim Hawkins, an attorney to solved crimes. In this one, titled "Die, Darling, Die," Hawkins defends a woman who is accused of murdering her wealthy elderly husband, who was bedridden with an incurable disease. She admits to not giving him the medicine he needed, but refuses to discuss her motives. While many believe it was a mercy killing, an ambitious assistant district attorney is trying to prove she did it because of the two million dollars she would inherit. Features celebrity guests Sam Elliott, Julie Harris, Henry Jones and Murray Hamilton.

1:30 pm,  DIAL 999  (1958)

The British equivalent to Dragnet was this gritty half-hour detective program, starring Robert Beatty as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a modern day Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who goes to England to help join London's fight against crime. The wide range of cases include workplace pilfering, mail-train robberies, drug smuggling and murder.

2:00 pm,  CHARLEY CHASE COMEDIES

While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he is highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of comedy film shorts. We will be screening three classic comedies (known as two-reelers) that will make you laugh your butt off. Find out why people refer to him as a comic genius.

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3:00 pm,  THE INVISIBLE MAN (1975)

The owners of the Klae Corporation, siblings Carolyn, Julian, and Morgan Klae, arrive to oversee a meeting of the world's intellectual elite, and the Klae Resource is tapped to protect Carolyn, who has been receiving threats. As preparations for the meeting are being finalized, a group of phony caterers kidnap Carolyn Klae in what appears to be an inside job. Dan's attempt to rescue her is complicated by the fact that he's accused himself. Stars David McCallum, Craig Stevens, Farley Granger and weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

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4:00 pm,  THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959)

In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks. Starring John Wayne, William Holden and weekend guest Constance Towers, this John Ford classic also  marked the beginning of mega-deals for Hollywood stars. John Wayne and William Holden received $775,000 each, plus 20% of the overall profits, an unheard-of sum for that time. The final contract involved six companies and numbered twice the pages of the movie's script. The film, however, was a financial failure, with no profits to be shared in the end.

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6:00 pm,  THE LOST ONE (1951)

Written, directed and starring Peter Lorre, this story is told through a series of flashbacks as Dr. Rothe (played by Peter Lorre) is a German scientist doing secret research for the Nazi government during World War II. After he discovers that his fiancée has been selling secrets to the Allies, he murders her. This is covered up by the German government. After the war, Rothe is working under an alias as a doctor for displaced persons. After seeing one of the Nazi officers who helped cover up his crime, Rothe is overcome by guilt about his wartime crimes.

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8:00 pm,  DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY  (1974)

The movie isn't just another 70's Drive-In exploitation car chase flick. It's the 70's Drive-In exploitation car chase flick to end all other 70's Drive-In exploitation car chase flicks that came before it such as Vanishing Point, White Lightning and The Seven Ups. And this movie is a lot of fun. Down-on-their-luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one-night stand, Mary, tags along for the ride. Stars Peter Fonda, Adam Roarke and weekend guest Susan George.

 

10:00 pm,  THE NAKED KISS (1964)

The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (weekend guest Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller, perverse secrets simmer beneath the wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by Stanley Cortez, and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, The Naked Kiss is among Fuller's greatest, boldest entertainments. If you love watching film noir and want to see one of the most offbeat classics of the genre, this is a must-see.

 

12 Midnight   ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES

Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. Titles to be announced.

FRIDAY

9:00 am,  GRANDPAW PETTIBONE CARTOONS

In 1943, Lt. Robert Osborn, in collaboration with Commander Seth Warner, created the “sage of safety” character known as Grandpaw Pettibone for a column in the BUAER News Letter produced by the Bureau of Aeronautics to address the increasing aircraft mishap rate. This character made a transition to animated cartoons to emphasize to U.S. pilots how safety is of the utmost concern. The main character is Grampaw Pettibone and he is constantly Griping about Navy pilots who are making too many simple mistakes! We will be offering an hour of these vintage World War II cartoons. Fascinating history!

 

10:00 am,  ELLERY QUEEN (1975)

When Monica Grey (played by weekend guest Nancy Kovack), successful clothing designer, is found murdered in her 1947 NY penthouse apartment, there is no shortage of suspects. But, as fast as Inspector Richard Queen, NYPD finds grounds to charge one, his novelist son, Ellery Queen, debunks his theory... until he catches the guilty party. Also features Ray Milland, Kim Hunter and Monte Markham among the celebrity guests.

 

11:00 am,  LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE (1974)

The made-for-TV movie that served as the pilot for the TV series that ran nine seasons. Watch how the story began from th every beginning! Shortly after the Civil War, a young pioneer family tries to re-build their lives by moving to the prairies of Minnesota, with disastrous consequences. Starring Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson and weekend guest Melissa Gilbert.

 

12:30 pm,  GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATER (1956)

A young mountain girl marries a widower with four children and goes to live in his rustic cabin. Not only does she find the unfamiliar routine hard, but she must face the task of winning over the frightened youngsters. Stars Piper Laurie, Edgar Buchanan and weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

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1:00 pm,  THE GREEN HORNET (1967)

Britt Reid (a.k.a. The Green Hornet) is at home, preparing to go out with Miss Case when he hears on the TV a report of space aliens landing. Britt thinks it is a mistake until he receives a personal visit from the space aliens (including Vama, played by weekend guest Linda Gaye Scott.) They make demands and then kidnap Miss Case. The aliens are so powerful they even knock out Kato, played by Bruce Lee! Britt suspects the leader is not a space alien but rather a disgruntled scientist who plans to get a warhead.

 

2:00 pm,  DEAN MARTIN FRIAR'S ROAST (1974)

One of America's most beloved comedians, Jack Benny was a most deserving guest of honor, and Dean Martin does not disappoint. Jack's tightwad image, honed for decades on radio and television, plus the fact that he passed away a year after this was taped, lends a touch of poignancy to the affair, as George Burns expresses his feelings about their friendship, lasting 55 years: "I tell him how much I enjoy his violin playing, and he tells me how much he likes my singing." But James Stewart reveals a side of Jack that may bring you to tears. From George Burns, Florence Henderson, to Joey Bishop, many of Jack's good friends attended this dinner celebration to roast him, good-naturedly, of course.

 

3:00 pm,  STRAW DOGS  (1971)

Starring Dustin Hoffman and weekend guest Susan George. Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house. This Sam Peckinpah classic is raw and violent -- a warning for those with weak stomachs.  

 

5:00 pm,  THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (1966)

The title refers to criminal Rafael Delgado, an expert diamond thief. He's involved with a band of criminals, who dress in British style (bowler hats and umbrellas) but who speak Italian. It's implied they are Mafia types trying to pass themselves off as British. Delgado, even while in prison, has pulled off a stunning robbery with the help of the gang. So many diamonds are missing it could affect the world's economy. Features guests Ricardo Montalban and weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

 

6:00 pm,  LONGSTREET  (1972)

A blind detective who practices martial arts solves crimes in this short-lived detective series. In this episode, Mike hears a man being murdered and pieces together enough clues to guess the killer's identity. He then plays a dangerous game as he pretends to be an eyewitness to the killing, hoping to draw the killer out into the open. Features Lee Meriwether, Peter Mark Richmond, Peggy McKay, Kenneth Tobey and weekend guest Sharyn Wynters

7:00 pm,  JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963)

Stars weekend guest Nancy KovackJason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. When he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Jason follows his advice and assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece, including Hercules. They are under the protection of Hera, queen of the gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen.

 

9:00 pm,  TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD  (1966)

The international criminal Vinaro enjoys sending explosive wristwatches to his enemies. Here he kidnaps ten-year-old Ramel whom he thinks can lead him to the lost city of gold. Tarzan (played by Mike Henry) fights the evil Mr. Train, six-foot-six bodyguard of Vinaro, and rescues Sophia, who has been left to die with an explosive around her neck. Various animals help Tarzan locate Vinaro's tanks and helicopters, the city and the boy. And who plays the damsel in distress in this Tarzan film? Why, none other than our weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

 

11:00 pm,  TWO GREAT MYSTERIES  (1973)

Now here is an oddity we would wager you never saw. Two classic episodes based on classic literature not commonly reprinted in today's anthologies, "The Leather Funnel" and "La Grande Breteche." In the first story, a young man discovers a curious funnel made of leather, he has a presentiment that it was once used as an instrument of torture. In the second, a Spanish officer, captured by the French during the Peninsular War, is imprisoned at the country house of an elderly aristocrat with a bored young wife - whose lover he becomes, with deadly consequences. Stars Christopher Lee, Susannah York, Peter Cushing and Jane Seymour!

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12 midnight  ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES

Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. Titles to be announced.


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SATURDAY

8:30 am,  SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS

More than an hour's worth of vintage cartoons that you grew up with on Saturday morning. Many of your favorite characters will be offered including Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Little Lulu, Clutch Cargo, The Three Stooges and many, many more! You'll discover gems from the early days of animation and charming fables galore.

10:00 am,  THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (1965)

El Supremo, the corrupt ruler of a Caribbean nation, abducts an opposition leader who had been under the protection of U.N.C.L.E. Solo and Kuryakin travel to El Supremo's country to free the opposition leader and bring down El Supremo. Playing the female lead is weekend guest Linda Gaye Scott.

  

11:00 am,  THE LOST ONE (1951)

Written, directed and starring Peter Lorre, this story is told through a series of flashbacks as Dr. Rothe (played by Peter Lorre) is a German scientist doing secret research for the Nazi government during World War II. After he discovers that his fiancée has been selling secrets to the Allies, he murders her. This is covered up by the German government. After the war, Rothe is working under an alias as a doctor for displaced persons. After seeing one of the Nazi officers who helped cover up his crime, Rothe is overcome by guilt about his wartime crimes.

 

1:00 pm,  THE OUTER LIMITS (1964)

When a dangerous alien creature called a Megasoid escapes, the scientist who smuggled him to Earth creates an illegal clone of himself to hunt it down. But his plan is complicated when his neglected wife (weekend guest Constance Towers) begins to fall in love with his duplicate.

2:00 pm,  WESTWORLD  (1973)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. The classic movie starring Yul Brynner and James Brolin is a perfect blend of western and science-fiction. Two of our weekend guests, Linda Gaye Scott and Sharyn Wynters, play the role of deadly robots in this movie.

 

3:30 pm, DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY  (1974)

The movie isn't just another 70's Drive-In exploitation car chase flick. It's the 70's Drive-In exploitation car chase flick to end all other 70's Drive-In exploitation car chase flicks that came before it such as Vanishing Point, White Lightning and The Seven Ups. And this movie is a lot of fun. Down-on-their-luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one-night stand, Mary, tags along for the ride. Stars Peter Fonda, Adam Roarke and weekend guest Susan George.

 

5:00 pm,  MR. MAGOO MEETS DICK TRACY (1965)

Televised in 1965, this one-time special was titled "Dick Tracy and the Mob," with the almost-blind Mr. Magoo recruited by Dick Tracy to impersonate a criminal known as Squinty Eyes, to infiltrate a gang of Tracy's rogues. The leaders of the mob, including Prune Face, Flattop, Itchy, the Mole, the Brow and Mumbles, wants to hire an assassin to kill the cop, unaware that Mr. Magoo is masquerading as the sharp-eyed assassin. 

 

6:00 pm,  DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME (1947)

A gang of criminals, which includes a piano player and an imposing former convict known as Gruesome (played by Boris Karloff), has learned about a scientist's secret formula for a gas that temporarily paralyzes anyone who breathes it. When Gruesome accidentally inhales some of the gas and passes out, the police think he is dead and take him to the morgue, where he later revives and escapes. This puzzling incident attracts the interest of Dick Tracy, especially when the criminals later use the stolen gas to rob a bank.

 

7:30 pm,  MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION, "Dracula"  (1968)

By 1968 it could be argued that the story of Dracula should already be permanently in the cold ground – done to death by repetition. However, this television production was quite different from the Hammer film series (that would soon go into a rapid decline a few years later). Talky and slightly theatrical, it is – despite this – more interesting than some of the renditions that were to be produced in the coming years. Denholm Elliott is no substitute for Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, but then again who is? Also stars weekend guest Susan George as Lucy Weston.