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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1917) see Elet Kiralya
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1917) see Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945/MGM.) 110mins. BW. (with
colour sequences). US.
|Cast: Hurd Hatfield,
Helmut Berger, Donna Reed, George Sanders, Lydia Bilbrook,
Angela Lansbury, Miles Mander, Peter Lawford, Morton Lowry, Lowell Gilmore, Douglas
Walton, Richard Fraser, Bernard Gorcey, Skelton Knaggs, Billy Bevan, John George.
Narrated: Cedric Hardwicke, Moyna McGill.
"If only the picture could change and I could be always what I am now. For that I would give anything. Yes, there's nothing in the whole world I wouldn't give. I'd give my soul for that." - Dorian Gray (Hatfield).
In Victorian London likeable Dorian Gray, (Hatfield), is actually much older than he looks, but he remains young while his hidden portrait that he comes to despise, ages and reflects the ravages of Dorian's descent into a debauched lifestyle.
A hauntingly memorable MGM. spectacular aided by Sanders portrayal of Dorian's friend that brings the whole narrative into focus and Lansbury's convincing characterisation as a nightclub singer performing the catchy tune "Little Yellow Bird".
Reportedly costing $2 million which was primarily used for the effective early Technicolor shots of the sinister portrait.
Harry Stradling received an Academy Award while Lansbury received an Academy Award nomination.
Watch for Lansbury's real life mother Moyna McGill as a Duchess.
PIERRETTE'S DREAM (1908/Pathe)
885 feet. Hand Coloured. Silent. France.
PILLOW OF DEATH (1945/Universal) 66mins. BW. US. Released Feb.
PIMPLE SEES GHOSTS (1915/Piccadilly) 1013 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
PIMPLE'S INFERNO (1913/Folly Films) 720 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
PIMPLE'S MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1916/Piccadilly) 805 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
A PIPE DREAM (1905/Biograph) 65 feet. BW. Silent. US.
PIQUE DAME (1927/Phoebus Film) BW. Silent. Germany. Aka: QUEEN
PIQUE DAME (1937/Hoffberg) 100mins. BW. France. Aka: THE
QUEEN OF SPADES.
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1910) see Le Puits et le Penduele
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1913/Solax) 5 reels. BW. Silent.
A PLACE OF ONE'S OWN (1945/GFD./Gainsborough) 89mins. BW. UK.
|Cast: James Mason,
Barbara Mullen, Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Helen Haye, Michael Shepley, Dulcie Gray,
Moore Marriott, Gus McNaughton, O.B. Clarence, John Turnbull, Clarence Wright, Ernest Thesiger, Helen Goss, Edie Martin, Muriel George, Aubrey Mallalieu, Henry Longhurst.
In Edwardian England elderly Mr. and Mrs. Smedhurst, (Mason & Mullen), and their young companian, Annette, (Lockwood), retire to Bellingham house, a quiet retreat in the country that has remained empty for forty years and is rumoured to be haunted. Annette becomes possessed by the restless spirit of a murdered girl and Doctor Marsham, (Thesiger), is called when she suffers a particularly deep trance. The doctor, who also treated the murdered girl forty years earlier, cures the companion, but then the elderly couple discover that the doctor died hours before ever reaching their house.
An underplayed ghost tale set in fussy period atmosphere with moments of creepiness and an excellent cast.
THE PLAGUE IN FLORENCE (1919) see Pest in Florenz
THE PLOT (1914/Vitagraph) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
|Cast: Estelle Mardo,
A reporter is hypnotised and instructed to assasinate the Russian ambassador to the United States.
PLUNDER (1922/Pathe) Serial. 15 Chapters. BW. Silent. US.
POCOMANIA (1939/Lenwal) 65mins. BW. US. Aka: THE DEVIL'S
THE POET'S VISION (1909/Gaumont) 350 feet. BW. Silent. France.
THE POISON PEN (1919/World) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
POISONED WATERS (1913/Nestor/Universal) BW. Silent. US.
POLIDOR, A MEMBER OF THE DEATH CLUB (1912) see Polidor al Club della Morte
POLIDOR AL CLUB DELLA MORTE (1912/Pasquali) 1 reel.
BW. Silent. Italy.
POLIDOR AT THE DEATH CLUB (1912) see Polidor al Club della Morte
A POOR KNIGHT AND THE DUKE'S DAUGHTER (1908/Gaumont) 820 feet. Tinted. Silent.
THE PORTRAIT OF DOLLY GREY (1916/Kineto) 1960 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948/Vanguard/Selznick/RKO.) 86mins. BW.
(Tinted sequence) US.
PORTRET DORIANA GREJA (1915) 6964 feet. BW. Silent. Russia.
LA POSADA SANGRIENTA (1941/Calderon) Mexico. Aka: THE BLOODY
POSSESSED (1947/Warner Bros.) 108mins. BW. US.
L'POUVANTAIL (1921) BW. Silent. Aka: THE SCARECROW.
THE POWER GOD (1925/Davis Distributing/Vital Exchanges) Serial. 15 Chapters. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Ben F. Wilson; Prod: William Horsley & Barney Goodman; Sc: Rex Taylor & Harry Haven.
Cast: Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, Mary Brooklyn, Mary Crane, John Battaglia, Ruth Royce.
This cliffhanger offered some horrific touches, including a huge jungle idol and revived corpses.
THE POWER OF CONSCIENCE (1913/Essanay) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE POWER OF DARKNESS (1922) see Die Macht der Fisternis
POWER OF EVIL (1929) 6300 feet. BW. Silent. Russia.
THE POWER OF THE WHISTLER (1945/Columbia) 66mins. BW. US.
PREHISTORIC MAN (1908/Urban/Eclipse) 3000 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
THE PREHISTORIC MAN (1917/Star) BW. Silent. Hungary.
PREHISTORIC POULTRY, THE DINORNIS OR GREAT ROARING WHIFFENPOOF (1917/Edison)
PREHISTORIC WOMEN (1950/Alliance Prod./Eagle/Lion) 74mins.
Credits: Dir: Greg Tallas; Prod: Albert J. Cohen; A.Prod: Sam X. Abarbanel; Sc: Greg Tallas & Sam X. Abarbanel; Ph: Lionel Lindon; Ed: James Graham; Art: Jerry Pycha; Mus: Raoul Kraushaar.
Cast: Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Mara Lynn, Tony Devlin, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon, Jo Carroll Dinnesion, Johann Peturrson.
In the year 20,000 BC., stoneage women fight a winged dragon, capture men, discover fire, and get carried away by a hairy giant, all without smearing their lipstick.
A ludicrous documentary styled cheapie, fun only for fans of such nonsense.
600feet. BW. Silent. UK.
A PRESENT FROM INDIA (1911/Hepworth) 350 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
UN PRETÉ POUR UN RENDU; OU, UNE BONNE FARCE AVEC MA TETE (1903)
BW. Silent. France. Aka: TIT FOR TAT; OR, A GOOD JOKE WITH MY HEAD.
PREVIEW MURDER MYSTERY (1936/Paramount) 65mins. BW. US.
THE PRICE OF SILENCE (1921/Sunrise) 65mins. (6000 feet). BW.
THE PRIMITIVE MAN (1912-13) see Brute Force
THE PRIMROSE RING (1917/Lasky/Paramount) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1902/Biograph) BW. Silent. US.
THE PRINCE OF TEMPTERS (1926/First National) 8 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FISHERMAN (1909/Gaumont) 15mins. (900 feet). BW. Silent.
THE PRINCESS IN THE VASE (1908/Biograph) 938 feet. BW. Silent. US.
THE PRINCESS OF BAGDAD (1913/Helgar Corporation) 6 reels. US.
THE PRINCESS OF DARKNESS (1914/Aquila) BW. Silent.
PRISONERS OF THE TOWER (1946/D.U.K. Films) 34mins. BW. UK.
PRIZAK BRODIT PO YEVROPE (1923/Vufku) 8630 feet. BW. Silent.
THE PROFESSOR AND HIS WAXWORKS (1907/Williams/Brown/Earle) 650 feet (1 reel).
BW. Silent. US.
THE PROFESSOR CREEPS (1942/Dixie National Productions/Consolidated) 63mins. BW.
PROFESSOR GARLAND THE CONJUROR (1897/Prestwich Manufacturing Company) 50 feet.
BW. Silent. UK.
PROFESSOR ZANIKOFF'S EXPERIENCES OF GRAFTING (1909/Lux) 300 feet. BW. Silent.
THE PROFESSOR'S NIGHTMARE (1915/Vitagraph) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
THE PROFESSOR'S SECRET (1908/Gaumont/Kleine Optical Co.) 614 feet (1 reel) BW.
PROHIBITION (1915/Prohibition Film) 4 reels. BW. Silent. US.
LE PUITS ET LE PENDULE (1910/Warwick) 1 reel. BW. Silent.
PURGATORY (1911) see Il Purgatorio
IL PURGATORIO (1911/Helios) 1800 feet. BW. Silent. Italy.
PURITAN PASSIONS (1923/Film Guild/Hodkinson Corp.) 7 reels. BW. Silent. US.
|A strikingly visual film with some moments of true horror
that include the appearance of some mishapen creatures of the netherworld and the shock
when sinners look into a mirror of truth and see themselves as they really are.
DEATH FROM OUTER SPACE (1940)
THE PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES (1945/Republic) BW. Serial. 15
THE PURPLE SHADOW STRIKES (1945) see The Purple Monster Strikes
PYGMALION AND GALATEA (1912/Ivy Close Films) 625feet. BW. Silent. UK.
PYGMALION ET GALATHEE (1898/Star Films) 65feet. BW. Silent.