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LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS
(1956/New Realm) BW.
Credits: Prod: Sam Katzman.
Cast: Bela Lugosi.
A compilation of clips from some of the films Lugosi made for Monogram studios featuring, among others, scenes from The Ape Man (1943) and The Voodoo Man (1944).
The producers were fortunate enough to hire Lugosi to narrate the film before his untimely death on August 16th. 1956.

THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH (1964) see I Lunghi Capelli Della Morte

THE LONG NIGHT OF TERROR (1963) see La Lunga Notte del Terrore

LOOSE IN LONDON (1953) BW.
Credits: Dir: Edward Bernds.
Cast: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Angela Greene, Bernard Gorcey, John Dodsworth, Norma Varden, Walter Kingsford, Joan Shawlee.
When Zack is thought to be related to a dying British Earl the Bowery boys go to the British manor house complete with a torture chamber, the "ghost" of a hangman and a bell that tolls the hour of murder. The boys expose some scheming heirs.
An enjoyable Bowery Boys adventure that contains the gang's usual comedy routines.

LORD OF THE FLIES (1963/Allen-Hogdon Prod./Two Arts) 90mins. BW.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Peter Brook; Prod: Lewis Allen, Walter Reade & Dana Hodgdon; Ph: Tom Hollyman & Gerald Feil; Ed: Peter Brook, J.C. Griel & M. Lubtchansky Mus: Raymond Leppard. From the story by William Golding.
Cast: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman, Roger Allan, Sam Surtees, Eric Surtees, Kent Fletcher.
When English schoolboys are airlifted from their school on the eve of an atomic war, the plane they are on crashes and the boys find themselves stranded on an isolated tropical island without any adult supervision. Slowly they turn into savages, spliting into two factions that begin a territorial war with each other in which one boy is brutally killed. Only when a naval vessel arrives to rescue them do they realise the full horror of what they have become.
A truely disturbing and well made film that subtely shows the youngsters as they descend into primal savagery, cleverly reflecting the potential in all of us to do the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE LOST CONTINENT
(1951/Lippert) 86mins. BW. (Some tinted scenes).
Credits: Dir: Samuel Newfeild; Prod: Sigmund Neufeld; Sc: Richard H. Landau; Sfx: Augie Lohman; Mus: Paul Dunlap. From a story by Carroll Young.
Cast: Cesar Romero, Hugh Beaumont, Sid Melton, John Hoyt, Whit Bissell, Chick Chandler, Hillary Brooke, Acquanetta.
"My calender says twentieth century AD., not one hundred million BC." - Nolan.
Major Joe Nolan, (Romero), leads a group of scientists to the South Seas to search for a missing atomic rocket when their aircraft mysteriously crashlands on an island inhabited by living prehistoric creatures kept alive by the high content of uranium. The men manage to find the rocket, collect the data from it before the underground gases explode and destroy the island.
A cheap and mildly entertaining production with the island plateau scenes tinted green and rocket footage taken from Rocketship X-M (1950).

THE LOST CONTINENT (1968/Hammer Seven Arts) 98mins.
Aka: UNCHARTED SEAS.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Michael Carreras; Ex.Prod: Anthony Hinds; A.Prod: Peter Manley; Sc: Michael Nash; Ph: Paul Besson; Ed: James Needs & Chris Barnes; Art: Arthur Lawson; Sfx: Cliff Richardson & Robert A. Mattey; Mus: Gerard Shermann & Philip Martell; Songs by Roy Phillips, sung by The Peddlers. From "Uncharted Seas" by Dennis Wheatly.
Cast: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley, Nigel Stock, Dana Gillespie, Neil McCallum, James Cossins, Benito Carruthers, Jimmy Hanley, Michael Ripper, Victor Maddern, Reg Lye, Norman Eshley, Donald Sumpter, Alf Joint, Eddie Powell, Charles Houston, Darryl Read.
Captain Lansen, (Porter), is sailing his tramp steamer from Afica to South America with some passengers and a cargo of "Phosphur-B" that can explode when wet. A hurricane forces them into their lifeboats, but when they return to their ship after the storm they discover that it has drifted into some carniverous vines that drag the ship to a lost land in the Saragasso Sea. The newcomers encounter the descendants of Spanish royalty who were trapped there centuries ago and islanders held in the grip of fear by the Spaniard's evil leader, "El Supremo". Captain Lansen and his crew help to defeat the Spainiard's tyrannical rule and also combat the giant jellyfish and crabs that live there. Eventually Lansen uses the Phosphur-B to vanquish a giant octopus that the islanders worship, and set alight to the vines enabling them to continue their voyage.
Mildly enjoyable family viewing from the Hammer studios with some terrible monster effects.

THE LOST MISSILE (1958/UA.) 70mins. BW.
Credits: Dir: Lester Berke.
Cast: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Larry Kerr, Philip Pine.
An alien missile circling the Earth causes fires and cities to melt. It has to be destroyed before reaching New York City.
The ambitious idea is unfortunately not achieved on such a low budget.

THE LOST ONE (1951) see Der Verlorene

THE LOST PLANET (1953/Columbia) BW. Serial. 15 episodes.
Credits: Dir: Spencer Bennet.
Cast: Judd Holdren, Vivian Mason, Ted Thorpe, Forrest Taylor, Gene Roth, I. Stanford Jolley, John George.
Reporters are captured by aliens and taken to the planet Ergro.

THE LOST VALLEY (1968) see The Valley of Gwangi

THE LOST VOLCANO (1950/Monogram) BW.
Cast: Johnny Sheffield, Donald Woods, Tommy Ivo, Mary Lord.
Bomba, (Sheffield), the jungle boy attempts to rescue a small boy from diamond hunters who have kidnapped him to lead them to a diamond mine in an unexplored part of the jungle inhabited by giant lizards.
A mediochre jungle adventure with the footage of the lizards borrowed from One Million BC.

LOST WOMEN (1952) see Mesa of Lost Women

THE LOST WORLD (1960/TCF./Saratoga) 98mins. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Irwin Allen; Sc: Irwin Allen & Charles Bennett; Ph: Winston C. Hoch; Ed: Hugh S. Fowler; Des: Duncan Cramer & Walter M. Simonds; Sfx: L.B. Abbott, Emil Kosa Jr. & James B. Gordon; Technical Fx: Willis O'Brien; Mus: Bert Shefter & Paul Sawtell. From the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Cast: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, Claude Rains, David Hedison, Fernando Lamas, Richard Hayden, Ray Stricklyn, Ian Wolfe.
"In the middle of the twentieth century you fall off the brink of time!"
A newspaper eventually finances Professor Challenger, (Rains), to lead a scientific expedition to the jungles of South America where he expects to find dinosaurs. After several adventures, including encounters with a giant spider, cannibals and man-eating vines, Challenger and his team escape from the area that is about to be consumed by an errupting volcano with only a recently hatched baby dinosaur.
An entertaining remake despite the sloppy direction and the fact that the film ends before the team arrive in London. The magnified reptiles used as dinosaurs are no match for the charm of O'Brien's original models. This was O'Brien's last film and one he didn't really want to be part of.
Later adapted by Dell publishing as a comic book.
The use of live reptiles made up to look like dinosaurs upset the prevention of cruelty to animal societies.

THE LOST WORLD OF SINBAD (1964) see Daitozoku

LOVE IN COLD BLOOD (1969) see The Ice House

THE LOVE MANIAC (1965) see Blood of Ghastly Horror

LOVE, VAMPIRE STYLE (1970) see Beiss Mich Liebling

LOVERS BEYOND THE TOMB (1965) see L'Amanti d'Oltre Tomba

THE LOVES OF HERCULES (1960) see Amori di Ercole

THE LOVING TOUCH (1970) see Psycho-Killer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LUANA, DAUGHTER OF THE VIRGIN FOREST
(1968)
Credits: Dir: Bob Raymond; Sc: Louis Road.
Cast: Mei Chin, Evi Marandi.
Set in a jungle rife with ancient serums and man-eating plants.

LUCHADROS CONTRA EL MEDICO ASESINO (1962) BW. Mexico.
Aka: WRESTLING WOMEN VERSUS THE MURDEROUS DOCTOR; DOCTOR OF DOOM.
Credits: Dir: Rene Cardona; Ex.Prod: K. Gordon Murray; Prod: William Calderon Stell; Sc: Alfred Salazar.
Cast: Armando Silvestre, Elizabeth Campbell, Lorena Velazquez, Wolf Rubinskis, Roberto Canedo, Martha Solis.
A mad doctor steals a brain and brings on the wrath of the wrestling women. A brain transplant to try and create a being that will survive a world wide holocaust, ultimately turns an ape into a man the scientist names Gomar, who possesses superior strength and wrestling skills.
The first of the nonsensical, but strangely entertaining "Wrestling Women" series, similar in style and content to the Mexican Santo films.

LAS LUCHADROS CONTRA EL ROBOT ASESINO (1969) Mexico.
Aka: THE WRESTLING WOMEN VERSUS THE KILLER ROBOT.
Credits: Dir: René Cardona.
The evil doctor Orlak wishes to rule the world with his sinister robot army, however, he did not prepare for the arrival of the heroic wrestling women who also encounter Gomar, the gorilla man.
More wierd Mexican wrestling mayhem.

LAS LUCHADROS CONTRA LA MOMIA (1964/Calderon/Azteca/Clasa-Mohme) 88mins. Mexico.
Aka: THE WRESTLING WOMEN VERSUS THE AZTEC MUMMY.
Credits: Dir: René Cardona; Prod: Guillermo Calderon Stell; Sc: Alfredo Salazar; Ph: Ezequiel Carrasco; Mus: Antonio Diaz Conde. From a story by Alfredo Salazar & William Calderon Stell (Guillermo Calderon).
Cast: Lorena Velasques, Elizabeth Campbell, Armando Sylvestre, Maria Eugenia San Martin.
The wrestling women attempt to obtain the treasure of Princess Xochitel before the villainous Black Dragon, Prince Fogiyata retrieves it. Even when the living mummified guardian of the tomb falls in love with one of the werstling women, she tries to destroy him, but he can change into a snake and a bat.
Strictly for fans of Mexican wrestling movies. This is the last appearance of the Aztec mummy.
The English language version was produced by K. Gordon Murray.

LUNATIC (1970/UMC./Hemisphere) 106mins. Sweden/US.
Aka: THE NIGHT VISITOR.
Credits: Dir: Laslo Benedek; Prod: Mel Ferrer; Sc: Gul Elmes; Mus: Henry Mancini. From the story "Salem Came To Supper" by Samuel Roecca.
Cast: Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullman, Trevor Howard, Per Oscarsson, Rupert Davies, Andrew Keir, Gretchen Franklin, Arthur Hewlett, Jim Kennedy, Hanne Bork, Lottie Freddie, Bjorn Watt Boolsen.
"Locked in the cold asylum of the mind - a sane man stalks his prey!"
An inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane escapes from the institution for a day to murder those responsible for his internment. When the police try to find him he is safely back in his cell which cunningly points the finger of suspicion at the lunatic's brother-in-law.
A slow, but effectively suspenseful grand guiginol chiller. Filmed in Denmark and Sweden.

LA LUNGA NOTTE DEL TERRORE (1963/ Vulsinia/ Jolly/ Lax/ Ulysee) 85mins. BW. Italy/France. Originally titled: TERRORE.
Aka: LA DANZA MACABRA; TOMBS OF HORROR (US); COFFINS OF TERROR (US); CASTLE OF TERROR (US); CASTLE OF BLOOD.
Credits: Dir: Anthony Dawson (Antonio Margheriti); Prod: Frank Belty & Walter Sarch; Sc: Jean Grimaud & Gordon Wilson Jnr.(Sergio Corbucci).
Cast: Barbara Steele, Margaret Robsahn, Edmond Purdom, George Revière, Sylvia Sorente, Henry Kruger, Montgomery Glenn, Sylvia Sorente.
Edgar Allan Poe and Lord Blackwood dare a writer, (Revière), to spend a night in a haunted castle on All Souls Eve, where during a certain time all those who have been murdered there come to life. When it seems as if the man will win the bet and survive the apparitions, he encounters the living dead Elizabeth Blackwood, (Steele), and flees the castle only to be impaled on a fence.
A well crafted ghost story that includes scenes showing how the castle's victims met their deaths. One such vision depicts a lesbian scene between Steele and Robsahn.
Margheriti later remade the script as NELLA STRETTA MORSA DEL RANGO (1971).
Due to the change in his name, Anthony Dawson is sometimes confused with the star of some Italian westerns.

I LUNGHI CAPELLI DELLA MORTE (1964/Cinegai) 100mins. BW. Italy.
Aka: LA SANGLASTE SORCIERE; THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH.
Credits: Dir: Anthony Dawson (Antonio Margheriti); Prod: Felice Testa Gay; Sc: Robert Bohr & Julian Berry; Ph: Richard Thierry.
Cast: Barbara Steele, Giorgio Ardisson, Halina Zalewska.
During the 16th. century, a witch named Helen Karnstein, (Steele), comes back from the grave split open by a lightening bolt in the guise of her daughter Mary, (Steele), to wreak revenge on those who burnt her at the stake.
A satisfactory chiller with effective sets and plenty of atmosphere.

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LUST FOR A VAMPIRE
(1970/Hammer) 95mins. UK. Distributed: Anglo-EMI.
Aka: TO LOVE A VAMPIRE (US).
Credits: Dir: Jimmy Sangster; Prod: Harry Fine & Mike Style; Sc: Tudor Gates; Ph: David Muir; Ed: Spencer Reeve; Art: Don Mingaye; Mu: George Blackler; Mus: Harry Robinson. From "Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu.
Cast: Ralph Bates, Yutte Stensgaard, Pippa Steele, Mike Raven (Austin Churton Fairman), Michael Johnston, Caryl Little, Luan Peters, Judy Matheson, Barbara Jefford, Michael Brennan, Suzanna Leigh, Christopher Cunningham, Helen Christie, David Healy, Jack Melford, Erik Chitty, Christopher Neame, Harvey Hall.
Beautiful vampire Carmilla Karnstein, (Stensgaard), is risen from her tomb by the evil Count Karnstein, (Raven), and is sent to a school for girls, where she seduces her classmates and wins the love of a school master, (Johnston), gladly recieving sexual attentions from both. As the bodies of her victims mount up, the school is reluctant to do anything for fear of adverse publicity, but the local villagers take matters into their own hands. Eventually the fleeing Carmilla is trapped by flames at castle Karnstein and is destroyed when a beam falls and steaks her through the heart.
Due to the success of The Vampire Lovers, Hammer decided to repeat the lesbian-vampire formula once again, but the cheapnes of this production shows. In several scenes a shot of Christopher Lee's bloodshot eyes from another vampire film is inserted for close ups of Count Karnstein's eyes. However, it is the poor acting that ultimately lets the film down. The set was also used in Scars of Dracula.
Mike Raven's voice was dubbed by another actor.

LUST OF THE VAMPIRE (1957) see I Vampiri

LYCANTHROPUS (1961) see Werewolf in a Girls Dormitory

 

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