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THE GHOSTS OF BERKELEY SQUARE
(1947/British National) 89mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Vernon Sewell; Prod: Louis H. Jackson; Sc: James Seymour; Ph: Ernest Palmer; Ed: Dan Birt & Joseph Sterling; Art: Wilfred Arnold; Mu: Henry Hayward; Mus: Hans May.
From the novel "No Nightingales" by S.J. Simon & Caryl Brahms.
Cast: Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Yvonne Arnaud, Claude Hulbert, Abraham Sofaer, Ernest Thesiger, Marie Lohr, Martita Hunt, John Longden, A.E. Matthews, Ronald Frankau, Wilfred Hyde White, Martin Miller, Wally Patch, Esme Percy, Mary Jerrold, Robert Beaumont, Madge Brindley, Strelsa Brown, Ronald Shiner, Harry Fine, James Hayter, Gerhardt Kempinski, Edward Lexy, Aubrey Mallalieu.
The ghosts of two eighteenth century military men, (Morely and Aylmer), in the service of Queen Anne, are doomed to haunt a mansion for eternity unless it can be visited by royalty. All efforts to ensure a visit fail, but when the mansion is bombed in an air-raid and their hopes seem lost for ever, Queen Mary visits the site while inspecting recent war damage.
A delightful whimsical comedy with superb portrayals from the stars.


GHOSTS ON THE LOOSE
(1943/Monogram) 64mins. BW. US.
Aka: THE EAST SIDE KIDS MEET BELA LUGOSI; GHOSTS IN THE NIGHT.
Credits: Dir: William Beaudine; Prod: Sam Katzman & Jack Dietz; Associate Prod: Barney Sarecky; Sc: Kenneth Higgins; Ph: Mack Stengler; Ed: Carl Person; Sets: Dave Milton; Mus: Edward Kay.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Minerva Urecal, Wheeler Oakman, Peter Seal, Frank Moran, Jack Mulhall, Bill Bates, David Gorcey, Stanley Clements, Billy Benedict, "Sunshine" Sammy Morrison, Bobby Stone, Ava Gardner, Rick Vallin.
Emil, (Lugosi), is the head of a Nazi spy ring who scares people away from their base by claiming the house is haunted. The East Side kids help newly weds Betty, (Gardner), and Jack, (Vallin), who have moved into the house next door to investigate the strange occurances.
A poor vehicle for all concerned, particulary Bela Lugosi, whose appearance in this low-grade spooky house comedy marked the lowest point in his film career.
Twenty one year old Ava Gardner, still under contract with MGM, had recently married actor Mickey Rooney, so the film received undue publicity when her casting was announced in the trade periodicals as Mrs. Mickey Rooney.

GHOSTS; OR, WHO IS AFRAID? (1914) see The Ghosts

THE GHOST'S WARNING (1911/Edison) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
A castle is haunted by a girl's spirit.

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THE GHOUL
(1933/Gaumont-British/W&F. Film Services) 79mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: T. Hayes Hunter; Prod: Michael Balcon; Ex.Prod: Angus MacPhail & George Gunn; Sc: Frank King, Leonard Hines, L.DuGarde Peach, Rupert Downing, Roland Pertwee & John Hastings Turner; Ph: Gunther Krampf; Ed: Ian Dalrymple & Ralph Kemplen; Art: Alfred Junge; Mu: Heinrich Heitfeld; Recordist: A. Birch; Mus: Louis Levy. From a novel by Frank King.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson, Anthony Bushell, Harold Huth, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Kathleen Harrison, Ralph Richardson, Jack Raine.
A priceless jewel known as the Eternal Light is stolen from an Egyptian tomb and becomes the possession of Professor Moriant, (Karloff). On his death-bed, wishing to be b uried with the valuable gem, Moriant follows a prescribed ritual by having the gem bound tightly in his fist as an offering to the god Anubis in exchange for immortality, but his servant Laing, (Thesiger), steals the jewel from Moriant's body in the mausoleum. The Professor returns to life as a walking corpse to seek his revenge against those who refused to carry out his dying wish and to regain his missing jewel.
A dated and slow moving tale, but with a host of wonderfully eccentric characters, made to rival Universal's horror output.
This was Karloff's first British film and 31 year old Ralph Richardson's cinematic debut.
The film remained "lost" until a print was found in Eastern Europe in 1969.

THE GIGANTIC DEVIL (1902) see Le Diable Geant ou le Miracle de la Madonne

GILDERSLEEVE'S GHOST (1944/RKO.) 64mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Gordon Douglas; Prod: Herman Schlom; Sc: Robert E. Kent.
Cast: Harold Peary, Marion Martin, Fred Mercer, Richard LeGrand, Frank Reicher, Joseph Vitale, Amelita Ward, Margie Stewart, Nicodemus Stewart, Charles Gemora.
Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, (Peary), encounters the spirits of two dead relatives who have risen from their graves in Summerfield cemetery to help Throckmorton be elected police commissioner. Firstly the ghosts lead him to a creepy old house to expose two scientisits, (Reicher & Vitale), who are conducting experiments in invisibility where Gildersleeve is scared by a giant gorilla, (Gemora), and an invisible woman.
The fourth and last entry of RKO's "Gildersleeve" series which was transferred to the screen from a popular radio series.

THE GIRL AND THE GORILLA (1944) see Nabonga

THE GIRL FROM SCOTLAND YARD (1937) 62mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Robert Vignola.
Cast: Karen Morley, Robert Baldwin, Katherine Alexander, Eduardo Ciannelli, Milli Monti.
A girl attempts to track down a mysterious madman who possesses a destructive ray.
A badly handled mystery that lacks a sense of fun which is so necessary in a plot of this kind.

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GIRL IN THE MOON
(1928) see Frau im Mond

THE GIRL WHO DARED (1944) BW. US.
Cast: Kirk Alyn, Lorna Gray, Roy Barcroft, Grant Withers, Willie Best, Tom London.
A young couple become involved with a ghost hunt at a spooky house.

THE GLORY OF LOVE (1923) see While Paris Sleeps

GO AND GET IT (1920/First National/Neilan) 7 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Marshall Neilan & Henry R. Symonds; Prod: Marshall Neilan; Sc: Marion Farfax; Mu: Cecil Holland.
Cast: Bull Montana, Pat O'Malley, Noah Beery, Wesley Barry, Agnes Ayres, J. Barney Sherry, Charles Hill Mailes, Walter Long.
A mad scientist transfers a dead convict's brain into the body of a gorilla, (Montana), who then embarks on a rampage of revenge against the convict's accusers.
Montana repeated his apeman role for the film The Lost World (1925), encouraged by scriptwriter Marion Fairfax.

THE GODDESS (1915/Vitagraph) Serial. 15 chapters. US.
Credits: Dir: Ralph Ince.
Cast: Anita Stewart, Earle Williams, Paul Scardon.
A girl is under the spell of a hypnotist.
An early cliffhanger.

THE GOLDEN BEETLE (1907/Pathe) 300 feet. BW. Silent. France.
At the command of the "Golden Beetle", a magician is burned alive.

THE GOLDEN BEETLE (1911/Cines/Kleine) 6 reels. BW. Silent. Italy.
Features a murderer with a dual personality.


THE GOLDEN POMEGRANATES
(1924) see The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu Manchu

THE GOLDEN SUPPER (1910/Biograph) BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Dorothy West, Edwin August, Charles H. West.
A young woman named Camilla, (West), is permaturely buried while in a comatose state.

DER GOLEM (1914/Deutsche-Bioskop) 60mins. (6 reels). BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: THE MONSTER OF FATE (US).
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Paul Wegener & Henrik Galeen; Prod: Paul Wegener; Ph: Guido Seeber; Art: Robert A. Dietrich & Rochus Gliese; Golem Des: Belling. From the story by Gustav Meyrinck.

Cast: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Henrik Galeen, Carl Ebert, Jacob Tiedtke, Rudolf Bluemner.
The Golem is salavaged by an antique dealer, (Galeen), from an old synagogue in Prague and stands in his antique shop where th e dealer recognises it as the legendary Golem created by Rabbi Ben Yehuda Loew in the sixteenth century to protect the Jewish ghettos from a pogrom threatened by Rudolf II of Habsburg. The dealer uses the statue's magic amulet to bring it to life, (Wegener ), and protect his daughter, (Salmonova), but the Golem falls in love with her and threatens the life of her lover. When the girl removes the Star of David charm from around the statue's neck, the Golem returns to stone and smashes onto the cobbled street below.
The first of Wegener's adaptations of the Golem legend that was long thought to be a lost film, but a print was found in the private ownership of a collector, who, in 1958, struck a print from his surviving nitrate copy.

DER GOLEM (1916) BW. Silent. Denmark.
Credits: Dir: Urban Gad. From the story by Gustav Meyrinck.
It is questionable whether this version was ever made.

THE GOLEM (1920) see Der Golem: Wie er in die Welt Kam

LE GOLEM (1936/A-B./Metropolis/Barrandov) 95mins. BW. France/Czechloslovakia.
Aka: THE LEGEND OF PRAGUE (UK); THE MAN OF STONE (US).
Credits: Dir: Julien Duvivier; Sc: Julien Duvivier & Andre Paul Antoine; Ph: Jan Stalich & Vaclav Vich; Sets: A. Andreiev & Kopecky; Mus: Joseph Coumoc.
From a play by Jan Werich & Jiri Voskovec and the story by Gustav Meyrinck.
Cast: Harry Baur, Roger Karl, Ferdinand Hart, Germaine Dussey, Raymond Aimos, Gaston Jacquet, Roger Duchesne, Charles Durat, Jany Hohr.
In the 16th. century the Golem, (Hart), is found in the evil Emporer Rudolph II's, (Baur), cellar and brought to life by a rabbi's wife who wants to save her husband, (Durat), from execution and free the Jews from the Emporer's tyranny.
A satisfying remake in sound with some good photography and a memorable scene showing the Golem pushing it's way through a crowd.
A Rabbi returns the Golem to dust after it completes the mission.
Filmed in Prague.

THE GOLEM AND THE DANCER (1917) see Der Golem und die Tanzerin

THE GOLEM: HOW HE CAME INTO THE WORLD (1920)
see Der Golem: Wie er in die Welt Kam

DER GOLEM UND DIE TANZERIN (1917/Bioskop/Union) BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: THE GOLEM AND THE DANCER.
Credits: Dir: Paul Wegener. From the story by Gustav Meyrinck.

 

 

 

Cast: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Rochus Gliese, Fritz Feld.
A man, (Wegener), leaves a cinema after seeing Der Golem (1914), and puts on a monster suit to frighten a dancer, (Salmonova), in her apartment.
A bizarre comedy utilising clips from the original film.
This is probably the first horror film sequel, but is sadly now a lost film.

DER GOLEM: WIE ER IN DIE WELT KAM (1920/PAGU/UFA.) 85mins. (2044 feet) BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: THE GOLEM: HOW HE CAME INTO THE WORLD; THE GOLEM.
Credits: Dir: Paul Wegener & Carl Boese; Supervising Credits: Dir: Ernst Lubitsch; Sc: Paul Wegener & Henrik Galeen; Ph : Karl Freund & Guido Seeber; A.Ph: Edgar G. Ulmer; Art: Kurt Richter; Des: Hans Poelzig & Walter Rohrig; Sfx: Carl Boese; Costumes: Rochus Gliese. From the novel "Der Golem" by Gustav Meyrinck.
Cast: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Ernst Deutsch, Hanns Sturm, Otto Gebuhr, Lothar Muthel, Loni Nest, Lyda Salmonova, Grete Schroder, Max Kronert, Dore Paetzold.
"A toy in his grasp and yet...the tale of a giant figure fashioned by man from clay. Then given life...but no soul! Thousands in the cast! Scenes unequalled for sweep and fascination!"
In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Benjamin Yehuda Loew, (Steinruck), models a huge clay statue of the Golem, (Wegener), when he learns of the expulsion order for his people by the Hapsburg emporer Rudolf II, and brings the statue to life with an amulet and the magical word "Aehmet" spoken by a demon. The statue defeats the persecutors of the Jewish ghetto, but the rabbi's assistant Famulus, (Deutsch), causes the clayman to go on a rampage of destruction when he commands the statue to go after a messenger named Florian who is trying to seduce his sweetheart Miriam, (Salmonova), the Rabbi's daughter. However, after throwing Florian from the battlements, the Golem steals off with the young woman until the statue is finally rendered l ifeless by a little girl who snatches the amulet from around its neck.
A visually stunning third adaptation by Wegener improving on his earlier entries by creating an unreal world for his characters and making the story much more credible. Successful worldwide, this film, more than any other, sealed the fact that the German film industry lead the way with bringing macabre fantasy legends to the screen.
In America where it was released three years later, the film ran continuously in New York for ten months. The influence of the film on James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) is clearly evident.

DES GOLEMS LETZTE ABENTEUER (1921) see Der Dorfsgolem

A GOOD BED (1899) see Un Bon Lit

GOONA GOONA (1932/First Dimension Pictures) BW.
Features footage of African tribes, being one of the first of the genre that evolved into the highly exploitive Mondo craze and cannibal films of the '80's.
The release of this film was preceeded by a wonderfully sensationalist advertising campaign.

THE GORILLA (1927/First National) 79mins. (8 reels). BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Alfred Santell; Prod: Edward Small, Asher & Rogers; Sc: Alfred A. Cohen, James T. O'Donahue & Henry McCarthy; Ph: Arthur Edeson; Titles: Al Boasberg & Sidney Lazarus. From the Broadway stageplay by Ralph Spence.
Cast: Charlie Murray, Fred Kelsey, Walter Pidgeon, Alice Day, Tully Marshall, Claude Gillingwater, Gaston Glass, Brooks Benedict, Aggie Herring, Syd Crossley, John Gough.
At an old-dark-house a gorilla is suspected of committing a series of murders. When her father is murdered, a woman, (Day), her sweetheart, (Glass), and a friend of the family, (Pidgeon), receive a message warning them to leave the house before midnight. Two unnanounced arrivals, (Murray & Kelsey), are actually detectives, but the woman's sweetheart reveals himself to also be a detective and identifies the family friend, (Pidgeon), to be the killer in an ape suit.
A comedy thriller, unfortunately now lost, that received praise from the critics of the day for its excitement and amusement. However, the slapstick antics of the comic relief were also said to have hampered the suspense and mystery.

THE GORILLA (1930/First National) 65mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Brian Foy; Sc: B. Harrison Orkow & Herman Ruby; Ph: Sidney Hickox. From the play by Ralph Spence.
Cast: Lila Lee, Joe Frisco, Harry Gribbon, Walter Pidgeon, Purnell Pratt, Edwin Maxwell, Roscoe Karns, Lauder Stevens.
A sound re-make of the 1927 film with Pidgeon now promoted from the gorilla suit to the role of the "red-herring". Two detectives, (Frisco & Gribbon), provide the occasionally funny slapstick anics.



THE GORILLA
(1939/20th. Century Fox) 65mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Allan Dwan; Prod: Darryl F. Zanuck; A.Prod: Harry Joe Brown; Sc: Rian James & Sid S ilvers; Ph: Edward Cronjager; Ed: Allen McNeill; Art: Richard Day & Lewis Creber; Sets: Thomas Little; Costumes: Gwen Wakeling; Mu: Perc Westmore; Mus: David Buttolph. From the stageplay by Ralph Spence.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Jimmy, Harry & Al Ritz, Anita Louise, Patsy Kelly, Lionel Atwill, Joseph Calleia, Edward Norris, Art Miles, Wally Vernon, Paul Harvey.
"A Ritz is afraid of nothing...but THIS...IS...SOMETHING!"
The Acme detective agents, (The Ritz brothers), are hired by a man when he recieves a threatening letter from The Gorilla, a notorious gangster. The bungling detectives investigate an old manor, meet a mysterious butler and a gorilla in the catacombs that is eventually revealed to be a murderer in a monkey suit.
A dated mystery comedy with the usual Ritz Brothers shenanigans heightened by an able cast.
The gorilla suit took eighteen months to construct at a cost of $2,800.
Half way into production the Ritz brothers refused to continue work on the film, forcing Fox to suspend and sue them for $150,000. The Brothers and the studio later ironed out their differences, completed the film and Fox quietly dropped them from their payroll.
Peter Lorre was originally cast for Lugosi's role, but he refused the offer.
Before 20th Century Fox bought the rights to the Ritz brothers, Warner Brothers intended to make the picture in 1937 with Hugh Herbert, Frank McHugh and Allen Jenkins.

GORILLA (1944) see Nabonga

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THE GORILLA STRIKES
(1943) see The Ape Man

DEN GRAA DAME (1909/Nordisk) 14mins. (1007 feet). BW. Silent. Denmark.
Aka: THE GREY LADY.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Viggo Larsen; Prod: Ole Olsen; Ph: Axel Sorensen. From "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Cast: Viggo Larsen, Gustav Lund, Forest Holgar-Madsen, Elith Pio.
A villain uses the vision of a ghostly lady to frighten away some relatives that stand between him and an inheritance.
The sixth of a series of Sherlock Holmes tales made by Nordisk between 1908 and 1911, and the last to star Larsen as the famous detective. Otto Lagoni took over the role, followed by Alwin Neuss and finally Holger Rasmusen.

DER GRAF VON CAGLIOSTRO (1920/Micco Film) BW. Silent. Austria/Germany.
Aka: CAGLIOSTRO; THE COUNT OF CAGLIOSTRO.
Credits: Dir: Reinhold Schunzel; Sc: Reinhold Schunzel & Robert Liebmann; Ph: Karl Hoffman; Art: O.F. Werndorff.
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Reinhold Schunzel, Anita Berber, Carl Gotz.
Features Cagliostro, the infamous mesmerist.

THE GRAVE DIGGER'S AMBITIONS (1913) BW. Silent.
A grave digger makes a deal with the Devil.

THE GRAVEDIGGER'S VOICE (1943) see A Voz do Coviero

 

 


THE GRAY HORROR
(1915/Lubin) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
A lawyer and his ward are frightened by ghosts in an old mansion.

THE GREAT GABBO (1929/Sono Art) 91mins. BW. (Some scenes originally in colour) US.
Credits: Dir: James Cruze; Prod: Henry D. Meyer & Nat Cordish; Sc: F. Hugh Herbert.
Cast: Erich von Stroheim, Betty Compson, Margie Kane, Don Douglas.
The egomanical Great Gabbo, (Stroheim), treats his ventriloquist dummy Otto like another person which causes complications when he falls in love with his assistant Mary. Only Otto can speak the words of Gabbo's heart as the dummy's personality consumes him.
Musical drama with an outstanding performance from Stroheim and some unintentionally hilarious musical numbers.

THE GREAT GANTON MYSTERY (1913/Rex) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Features murder and hypnotism.

THE GREAT IMPERSONATION (1935/Universal) 81mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Alan Crosland; Prod: Edmund Grainger; Sc: Frank Wead & Eve Greene; Ph: Milton Krasner; Ed: Philip Cahn; Art: Charles D. Hall; Sfx: John P. Fulton; Mus: Franz Waxman. Based on a novel by E. Phillips Oppenheim.

Cast: Edmund Lowe, Valerie Hobson, Dwight Frye, Frank Reicher, Spring Byington, Brandon Hurst, Nan Grey, Wera Engels, Murray Kinnell, Henry Mollison, Esther Dale, Ivan Simpson, Lumsden Hare, Charles Waldron, Leonard Mudie, Claude King, Harry Allen, Willy Castello, Priscilla Lawson, Pat O'Hara, Tom Ricketts, Virginia Hammond, Thomas R. Mills, Frank Terry, David Dunbar, Leonid Snegoff, Robert Bolder, Tempe Pigott.
The "ghosts" seen at a country estate near Black Bog are actually a pair of German agents posing as caretakers using the numerous secret passageways in the house as a means to infiltrate the English aristocracy.
Filmed around sets left standing from Old Dark House and The Bride of Frankenstein.

THE GREAT JOE YOUNG (1949) see Mighty Joe Young

THE GREAT LONDON MYSTERY (1920/T&P.) BW. Silent. Serial. 12 Chapters. UK.
Credits: Dir: Charles Raymond; Sc: Charles Raymond & Hope Loring.
Cast: David Devant, Lady Doris Stapleton, Lester Gard, Lola de Liane.
Features Froggie the Vampire, (de Liane), the Master Magician, (Devant), and Man Monkey, (Gard), in a series with tempting chapter titles that include "The Sacred Snake Worshippers", "The Fraudulent Spiritualistic Seance" and "The Living Dead".
One of the few chapterplays Britain made during the silent era.

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN (1913/Edison) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Richard Ridgeley. Sc: B. Merwin.
Cast: Charles Stanton Ogle.
Ogle portrays Death.

THE GREATER WILL (1915/Pathe) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Cyril Maude, Louis Meredith.
A hypnotic vision compels a man to commit suicide.

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE GREED OF WILLIAM HART
(1948)

THE GREEN ARCHER (1925/Pathe) BW. Silent. Serial. 10 Chapters. US.
Credits: Dir: Spencer Gordon Bennet; Sc: Frank Leon Smith. From a novel by Edgar Wallace.
Cast: Allene Ray, Walter Miller, Frank Lackteen, Dorothy King, Burr McIntosh.
"A heartless, cruel millionaire ships a castle from England and erects it on the Hudson. Does he also import the ghost of the ancient archer who haunted the historic structure in England? How else can be explained the mysterious figure which stalks the corridors at night, a deadly menace to the oppressor?"
Regarded as the best silent serial which Columbia remade in 1940.

THE GREEN ARCHER (1940/Columbia) BW. Serial. 15 Chapters. US.
Credits: Dir: James W. Horne; Sc: Morgan B. Cox, John Cutting, Jesse A. Duffy & James W. Horne. From a story by Edgar Wallace.
Cast: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven, Robert Fiske.
"Mystery defying all solution! Thrills defying all comparison!"
When a man schemes to wrongly imprison his brother, he takes over the family castle only to be stalked by a mysterious green archer.
An absurd serialised melodrama that could have been so much better.

THE GREEN EYE OF THE YELLOW GOD (1913/Edison) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Richard Ridgeley. From a poem by J. Milton Hayes.

 

 

 

 

Cast: Charles Ogle.
A man dies after stealing the jewelled eye of a Hindu idol.

THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER (1916/Fox) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: J. Gordon Edwards; Sc: J. Gordon Edwards & Marie Murillo.
Cast: Robert B. Mantell, Stuart Holmes, Genevieve Hamper.
A woman dies of shock after seeing her murdered husband's corpse. The murderer later uncovers the decomposed skeleton and collapses from fright.

GREEN EYES (1934/Chesterfield) 67mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Richard Thorpe; Prod: George R. Batcheller; Ph: M.A. Anderson; Art: Edward C. Jewell; Mus: Abe Meyer. From the story "The Murder of Stephen Kester" by H. Ashbrook.
Cast: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, Claude Gillingwater, John Wray, William Bakewell, Dorothy Revier, Ben Hendricks Jnr., Alden Chase, Arthur Clayton, Aggie Herring, Edward Keane, Edward Le Saint, Robert Frazer, John Elliott, Lloyd Whitlock, Elmer Ballard, Frank Hagney.
Midnight merriment turns to horror when guests find their host Stephen Kester, (Gillingwater), stabbed to death in a closet, garbed in Mandarin robes and a weird Chinese mask with glowing green eyes. Suspicion falls on the guests until mystery writer Bill Tracy, (Starrett), solves the case and his grandaughter Jean, (Grey), is now free to inherit the fortune and marry her beau Cliff, (Bakewell).
A highly efficient and atmospheric murder mystery filmed on Universal's mansion sets.

THE GREEN MIST (1924) see The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu Manchu

THE GREY LADY (1909) see Den Graa Dame

GREYWATER PARK (1924) see The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu Manchu

THE GRIP OF IRON (1913/Brightonia Films) 3250 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Arthur Charrington.
From the story "Les Estragleurs de Paris" by Belot and a play by Arthur Shirley.
Cast: Fred Powell, Nell Emerald, Harry Agar Lyons, Frank E. Petley, Gertrude Price, Stanley Bedwell.
An insurance clerk strangles for the sake of his daughter.
Filmed in Brighton.

THE GRIP OF IRON (1920/Famous Pictures) 5000 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Bert Haldane; Sc: Arthur Shirley & Bert Haldane.
From the story "Les Estrangleurs de Paris" by Belot and a play by Arthur Shirley.
Cast: George Foley, Malvina Longfellow, James Lindsay, Laurence Tessier, Ronald Power, Ivy King, Warwick Buckland, John Power, Moore Marriott.
In Paris, a lawyer's clerk is found to be the secret strangler who robs for his extravagant daughter.

DAS GRISENDE GESICHT (1921/Olympic Film) 9 reels. BW. Silent. Austria.
Aka: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS.
Credits: Dir: Julius Herzka; Sc: Louis Nerz; Ph: Eduard Hosch; Art: Ladislaus Tuszinsky.
From a story by Victor Hugo.
Cast: Franz Hobling, Nora Gregor, Lucienne Delacroix, Anna Kallina, Eugen Jensen, A. Seydelmann, Fritz Strabny.
A man's face is frozen in a hideous grin after he is mutilated by bandits.

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Later remade as The Man Who Laughs in 1928 by Paul Leni.

GUARDING BRITAIN'S SECRETS (1914/Walturdaw) 3300 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Aka: THE FIENDS OF HELL (US).
Credits: Dir: Charles Calvert; Sc: Dr. Nikola Hamilton.
Cast: Douglas Payne, Dr. Nikola Hamilton, Norman Howard.
A detective with occult powers battles a hypnotic medium.

GUGEUSSE ET L'AUTOMATE (1897/Star Films) 65 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Aka: THE CLOWN AND THE AUTOMATON.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
Depicts a clown's reaction to a mechanical man.
One of the many Melies films that are now lost forever. During the First World War the French government confiscated almost all the films to extract the valuable chemicals in them to make boot heels for the soldiers.

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS AMONG THE LILLIPUTIANS AND THE GIANTS (1902)
see Le Voyage de Gulliver a Lilliput et Chez les Geants

A GUY NAMED JOE (1944/MGM.) 120mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Victor Fleming; Prod: Everett Riskin; Sc: Dalton Trumbo; Ph: George Folsey & Karl Freund; Ed: Frederick Brennan; Mus: Herbert Stothart.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Ward Bond, Van Johnson, James Gleason, Lionel Barrymore, Barry Nelson, Don Defoe, Esther Williams, Henry O'Neill.
A heroic flyer is killed, but is sent back to earth by a spectral being, (Barrymore), as a ghost, (Tracy), to supervise his former girlfriend's, (Dunne), new romance with another serviceman, (Johnson).

A romantic comedy that tends to become too serious while concentrating on the propaganda message, but the film is effectively carried by the lead performances.

GWANGI (1942/RKO.) US. Abandoned.
Credits: Sfx: Willis H. O'Brien; Model construction: Marc Delgado.
Although this is an abandoned project some of the scenes already shot were used in Mighty Joe Young.
Under O'Brien's supervision, Marc Delgado built an Allosaurus for the film.
Ray Harryhausen later brought the idea to fruition in his film VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969).

 

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