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IL MOSTRO DI FRANKENSTEIN (1920/Albertini Film) BW. Silent. Italy.
Aka: THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Credits: Dir: Eugenio Testa; Prod: Luciano Albertini; Sc: Giovanni Drivetti.
Cast: Luciano Albertini, Umberto Guarracino.
Baron Frankenstein, (Albertini), confronts his creation, (Guarracino), in a dark cave.
An early adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel of which only a few stills remain in existence. Notable for being the last Italian horror film until I VAMPIRI in 1956 due mostly to the strict censorship that removed "sensational" scenes from fantasy films.
The athletic Albertini was the main rival of Bartolomeo Pagano the popular actor who portrayed Maciste in the Italian fantasy films.
MOTHER GOOSE (1909/Edison) 5mins. BW. Silent. US.
THE ? MOTORIST (1906/Robert W. Paul) 190 feet. BW.
DER MUDE TOD (1921/Decla-Bioscop/UFA.)
84mins. 2306 metres. BW. Silent. Germany.
|An atmospheric and haunting film with some monumental sets
whose style was later copied for Die Nibelungen and Metropolis. The first vignette was inspired by the Italian film
Although the story is overly sentimental, Lang's visuals, especially in the framing narrative are superbly gothic.
The sequence set in the Chinese palace in turn inspired the flying carpet scene in Fairbanks' The Theif of Bagdad (1924) and later Murnau's Faust (1926).
THE MUMMY (1911/Pathe) 1 reel. BW. Silent. France.
THE MUMMY (1911/Urban) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE MUMMY (1911/Thanhauser) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE MUMMY (1912/Britannia Films) 528feet. BW.
THE MUMMY (1932/Universal) 72mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Karl Freund; Prod: Carl Laemmle Jnr.; A.Prod: Stanley Bergerman; Sc: John L. Balderston; Ph: Charles Stumar; Ed: Milton Carruth; Art: Willy Pogany; Sfx: John P. Fulton; Mu: Jack P. Pierce; Mus: James Dietrich & Tchaikovsky. From a story by Nina Wilcox Putnam & Richard Schrayer.
Cast: Karloff the Uncanny (Boris Karloff), Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Kathryn Byron, Leonard Mudie, James Crane, Henry Victor, Eddie Kane, Arnold Grey, Tony Marlow, Pat Somerset, C. Montague Shaw, Leland Hodgson, Gordon Elliott.
"A love story that lived for three thousand years!"
"This is the scroll of Thoth. Herein are set down the words of which Isis raised Orsis from the dead. Oh! Amon-Ra. Oh! God of Gods. Death is but a doorway to new life...We live today...We shall live again...In many Forms shall return, Oh Mighty One!"
During 1921, in an Egyptian valley north of the Valley of the Kings, a British archaeological team discover the 3,700 year old tomb of Imhotep, high priest of the Temple of the Sun at Karnak. Young assistant Ralph Norton, (Fletcher), reads the sacred Scroll of Thoth and the Mummy comes to life driving him insane. When his colleagues return the mummy ha s disappeared. Eleven years later a mysterious Egyptian named Ardath Bey, (Karloff), leads another expedition to the burial place of Princess Anck-es-en-Amon, (Johann), one-time ruler of all Egypt, but Ardath Bey is really the missing mummy, Imhotep, who was buried alive for stealing the magic Scroll of Thoth to try and bring his lady love, Anck-es-en-Amon, back to life. However, her spirit has been reincarnated into the body of, Helen Grosvenor, (Johann), daughter of the Egyptian Governor. Under Bey's influence Helen finds herself torn between two lives, her blossoming love for Frank Whemple, (Manners), and her ancient love for Ardath Bey. After the ancient Egyptian kidnaps Helen the authorities arrive to arrest him, but Im-Ho-Tep is in the process of killing the girl to free her soul. Helen calls upon the goddess Isis for help causing Imhotep to be reduced to a heap of three thousand year old bones.
Despite some trite dialogue and some dull scenes, this is considered one of Universal's most potent horror films of the 1930's, splendidly evoking an aura of wonder, romance and mystery which began life at Universal as a nine-page story entitled CAGLIOSTRO. As John L. Balderston adapted the story for the screen the title was changed to THE KING OF THE DEAD, IM-HO-TEP and finally THE MUMMY.
Jack P. Pierce's make up used 150 yards of guaze to transform Karloff into the mummy who made the most of the part by giving one of his most effective performances.
The dreamlike eeriness is heightened by the expert lighting and editing.
Originally the film contained several sequences of Helen Grosvenor's previous lives in Ardeth Bey's pool in which she appears as an 18th. century French noblewoman, a 13th. century English princess with a knight played by Arnold Grey, a Saxon princess with a dying warrior played by Henry Victor and as a Christian martyr in Rome, however, the scenes were cut from the final print.
THE MUMMY OF THE KING OF RAMSEES (1909) see La Momie du Roi
MUMMY'S BOYS (1936/Lee Marcus/RKO.) 68mins. BW. US.
THE MUMMY'S CURSE (1944/Universal)
62mins. BW. US. Released: Oct. 7th.'46.
MUMMY'S DUMMIES (1948/Columbia) 20mins. BW. US.
THE MUMMY'S GHOST (1943/Universal)
61mins. BW. US.
THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940/Universal)
67mins. BW. US.
THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942/Universal)
61mins. BW. US.
MUNCHAUSEN (1943) see Baron Munchausen
MURDER AT DAWN (1932/Big 4 Prod.)
61mins. BW. US. Aka: DEATH RAY.
MURDER BY INVITATION (1941/Monogram) BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Phil Rosen.
Cast: Wallace Ford, Minerva Urecal, Marian Marsh, Sarah Padden, Dave O'Brien.
Heirs gathered at a sinister house are slain one by one by an escaped murderer who stalks his prey from the numerous secret passages.
A cheap "Old Dark House" thriller with nothing new to add to an already well worn genre.
TELEVISION (1935/Imperial-Cameo) 70mins. BW. US.
MURDER BY THE CLOCK (1931)
MURDER IN THE BLUE ROOM (1944/Gross/Universal)
61mins. BW. US.
THE MURDER IN THE RED BARN (1935) see Maria Marten
THE MURDER IN THORNTON SQUARE (1944) see Gaslight
MURDER MANSION (1946) see House of Horrors
THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1914/Rosenberg) BW.
MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932/Universal) 75mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Robert Florey; Prod: Carl Laemmle Jnr.; A.Prod: E.M. Asher; Sc: Tom Reed & Dale Van Every; Add.Dial: John Huston; Adapted: Robert Florey; Ph: Karl Freund; Ed: Milton Carruth, Maurice Pivar & Richard Schayer; Art: Charles D. Hall; Sfx: John P. Fulton & Frank Williams; Sets: Herman Rosse; Tech: Howard Salemson; Mu: Jack P. Pierce; Mus: Heinz Roemheld. From the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Bert Roach, Leon Waycoff (later Leon Ames ), Brandon Hurst, Noble Johnson, D'Arcy Corrigan, Betsy Ross Clarke, Arlene Francis, Herman Bing, Edna Marion, Charlotte Henry, Polly Ann Young, Agostino Borgato, Harry Holman, Torben Meyer, John T. Murray, Christian Frank, D. Vernon, Michael Visaroff, Ted Billings, Charles T. Millfield, Monty Montague, Hamilton Green, Tempe Pigott, Charles Gemora and Joe Bonomo as the ape.
"The blood will run cold in your veins!"
During 1845, Dr. Mirakle, (Lugosi), and his trained ape, Erik, appear as a sideshow attraction at carnivals to expound his theories of evolution, but the sinister doctor actually uses his ape to capture girls that he believes have a certain blood type which will allow him to continue his experiments to cross breed apes with humans. The unwilling victims are tied to a cross and injected with the simian blood by Mirakle's servant Janos, (Johnson), and then disposed of when the experiment fails and the blood doesn't mix. After Erik is ordered to kidnap Camille, (Fox), the girlfriend of a young medical student named Paul Dupin, (Waycoff), the ape falls in love with her and turns against Mirakle, while Dupin tries to rescue Camille.
The wonderful expressionist atmosphere and the inclusion of a sideshow as an introductory setting are directly inspired by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), and utilised superbly by cinematographer Freund who was given more freedom here than on Universal's Dracula.
The plot's strong sexual and sadistic elements, and Lugosi's fine performance, balanced only by some occasional comic relief, shocked the audiences of the day.
Origianally George Melford was to direct the film, but Universal replaced him with Robert Florey as compensation for missing out on the director's chair of Frankenstein (1931).
MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933/Paramount)
64mins. BW. US.
MUSEUM SPOOKS; OR DREAMS IN A PICTURE GALLERY (1910/Walturdaw)
6mins. BW. Silent. UK.
MY FRIEND THE DEVIL (1922/Fox)
100mins. BW. Silent. US.
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA (1916/Pathe/International Film
Service) BW. Silent. Serial. 15 episodes. US.
THE MYSTERIOUS BOX (1903) see La Boitte a Malice
MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR (1943/First National/Warner) 57mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Ben Stoloff; Prod: William Jacobs; Sc: Richard Weil; Ph: Henry Sharp; Ed: Clarence Kolster; Art: Charles Novi Sets: Casey Roberts Mu: Perc Westmore.
Cast: John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester, Lester Matthews, Forrester Harvey, Matt Willis, Creighton Hale.
Dr. Frederick Holmes, (Matthews), visits Morgan's Head, Cornwall for a holiday and stays at the Running Horse Inn where he hears of the headless ghost who haunts the moors near the Wickombe tin mine. When Holmes investigates the mine and disappears, the local half-wit Bart Redmond, (Willis), is blamed, but the real culprit is a Nazi doctor disguised as the ghost to prevent the workers from returning to the mine and continue production.
An atmospheric and entertaining horror thriller made as a morale-booster during the Second World War.
The sensitive censor awarded this an H certificate for Horrific, although there is very little in it that can be construed as horrifying despite the eerie moor locations and good portrayals.
THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR FU MANCHU (1929)
Sequel: The Return of Doctor Fu Manchu (1930) followed by Daughter of the Dragon (1931).
MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR R (1941) see Man Made Monster
THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR SATAN (1940/Republic)
BW. Serial. 15 Chapters. US.
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1905) see Ulysse et le Geant Polpheme
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1929)
THE MYSTERIOUS MISTER WONG (1935/Monogram)
68mins. BW. US.
THE MYSTERIOUS MRS. M (1916/Bluebird) 55mins. BW.
THE MYSTERIOUS RETORT (1906)
THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER (1911/Eclipse) 1 reel. BW.
THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER (1913/Essanay) 2 reels. BW.
THE MYSTERY LINER (1934/Monogram)
62mins. BW. US.
Noah Beery, Astrid Allyn, Cornelius Keefe, Gustav von
Seyffertitz, Edwin Maxwell, Ralph Lewis, Boothe Howard, John Maurice Sullivan, Gordon
DeMain, Zeffie Tilbury, Howard Hickman, Jerry Stewart, George Hayes , George Cleveland, Olaf Hytten, Ray Brown, George Nash.
"Baffling crimes in a sea of mystery! The ghost of a former captain...A maniac at large on shipboard!...Murder after murder!...A masterless ship plowing the fog-enshrouded seas!"
The possible warfare potential of the new S-505 tube, that can control ocean liners is realised during a secret test on the vessel "Guthrie" when the device's inventor, Grimson, (Lewis), is found strangled. Cliff, (Keefe), investigates the murder and discovers foreign agents trying to scupper the invention.
A formula Monogram mystery drawing on the prolific writings of Edgar Wallace.
THE MYSTERY MIND (1920/Pioneer) BW. Silent. Serial. 15
THE MYSTERY OF DR. FU MANCHU (1923/Stoll)
BW. Silent. Series. UK.
THE MYSTERY OF GRAYSON HALL (1914/Eclair) 3 reels.
THE MYSTERY OF LIFE (1931/Classic/Universal) BW. US.
THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET (1942/Universal)
60mins. BW. US.
THE MYSTERY OF SOULS (1911/Italia) 50mins. BW.
THE MYSTERY OF TEMPLE COURT (1910/Vitagraph) 15mins.
BW. Silent. US.
MYSTERY OF THE DEATH HEAD (1914/Monarch) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE MYSTERY OF THE FATAL PEARL (1914/American
Kineto) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE MYSTERY OF THE GLASS COFFIN (1912/Eclair/Tyler)
50mins. BW. Silent.
THE MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN HOUSE (1914/Vitagraph) 2
reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE MYSTERY OF THE LAMA CONVENT (1909/Great
Northern) BW. Silent. Denmark.
THE MYSTERY OF THE MAD GHOUL (1943) see The Mad Ghoul
MYSTERY OF THE MARY CELESTE (1935/Hammer) 80mins. BW. UK.
Aka: PHANTOM SHIP (US). Originally titled: SECRETS OF THE MARY CELESTE.
Credits: Dir: Denison Clift; Prod: H. Fraser Passmore; Sc: Charles Larworthy & Denison Clift; Ph: Geoffrey Faithfull & Eric Cross; Art: J. Elder Wills; Mus: Eric Ansell.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard, George Mozart, Ben Welden, Dennis Hoey, Gibson Gowland, Clifford McLaglen, Terence De Marney, Herbert Cameron, Ben Soutten, James Carew, Gunner Moir, Johnny Schofield, D.J. Williams, Bruce Gordon, Edgar Pierce, J.B. Williams, Charles Mortimer, J. Ed ward Pierce, Wilfred Essex, Monty de Lyle, Alec Fraser, the famous 'Q' ship "Mary B. Mitchell".
In 182-, the Mary Celeste is discovered off the coast of Gibralter with no crew on board, but with every sign that they had only just left, including places already set for the crew's dinner. Investigations reveal that one armed Anton Lorenzen, (Lugosi), diguised under the pseudonym A. Gottlieb, was press ganged into service six years previously, ill treated by the first mate, Toby Bilson, (Willard), causing Anton to go insane and throw the crew, one by one, overboard.
An unconvincing solution to an age old mystery in Hammer studio's second production which later found success by remaking old horror films in glorious gory colour.
All exterior shots were filmed on a real ship.
Lugosi's first British film in which all the British actors portrayed American seamen. Lugosi was offered a further two picture contract in Britain, but when he learned that his beloved dogs would have to be quarantined for six months before they could join him, he rejected the offer and returned to America.
The American version, THE PHANTOM SHIP, omitted the opening and closing sequences set in a maritime courtroom, due to a presumption that an American audience would be less familiar with the story than their British counterparts, and would not necessarily understand what the court proceedings referred to.
THE MYSTERY OF
THE SLEEPING DEATH (1914/Kalem) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
MYSTERY OF THE THIRTEENTH GUEST (1943/Monogram)
60mins. BW. US.
THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933)
THE MYSTIC (1925/MGM.) 7 reels. BW.
THE MYSTIC HOUR (1917/Art Drama/Apollo) 55mins. BW.
THE MYSTIC MIRROR (1928/UFA.) BW. Silent. Germany.
THE MYSTIC RING (1912/Cricks & Martin) 610feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Dave Aylott.
A tramp falls asleep in a barn and dreams that the Devil gives him a ring which renders him invisible. After several adventures, the tramp finds himself in prison where another prisoner tries on the ring and vanishes. The tramp then wakes to find an angry farmer shaking him.
THE MYSTIC SWING (1900/Edison)
1min. BW. Silent. US.
THE MYSTICAL MAID OF JAMASHA PASS (1912/American)
16mins. BW. Silent. US.
THE MYTH OF JAMASHA PASS (1912) see The Mystical Maid of Jamasha Pass