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(1906/Star Films) 1050 feet. BW. Silent. France. Aka: THE MERRY FROLICS OF SATAN; THE 400 TRICKS OF THE DEVIL; THE FROLICS OF SATAN.
Credits: Georges Méliès. Based on the play by Victor de Cottens.
Satan, (Melies), procures the soul of English engineer William Crackford, in exchange for allowing the engineer to experience the pleasures of speed. A skeletal apocalyptic horse appears pulling a devilish coach carved in wood. Together Crackford and Satan descend into Hell and in a diabolic ballet Crackford is placed on a spit and roasted over a glowing fire while demons and female devils dance around him.
The film is a lengthened version of one that Melies shot in 1905 for the Chatelet Theatre. The play's author, Victor de Cottens requested Melies to film a supernatural tale to be screened during the silent moments of his play.
Melies prepared two films, one entitled THE CYCLONE and the other, JOURNEY INTO SPACE, both of which were well received during the 500 performances of the play.

THE QUEEN OF ATLANTIS (1932) see L'Atlantide

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS (1923) see The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu

THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1910/Deutsche Bioscop) 15mins. (900 feet). BW. Silent. Germany.
From a story "Pikovaya Dama" by Alexander Pushkin.
A gambler, desperate to learn the secret of winning with three cards frightens an elderly Countess to death and then learns the secret from her ghost, however, the gambler succumbs to insanity when he attempts to make his fortune.

QUEEN OF SPADES (1910/Khanzhonkov) 1250 feet. BW. Silent. Russia.
Credits: Dir & Sc: Pyotr Chardynin; Ph: Louis Forestier; Art: V. Fester.
From the story "Pikovaya Dama" by Alexander Pushkin.
Cast: P. Biryukov, A. Goncharova, A. Pozharskaya, A. Gromov.

THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1912/Eclipse) 15mins. BW. Silent. France.
A reporter joins a suicide club and draws the fatal card the Queen of Spades.
No relation to Pushkin's famous story.

THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1913) see La Dama di Pecche


(1913/Fidelity) BW. Silent.
From the story "Pikovaya Dama" by Alexander Pushkin.



















(1916/Yermoliev/PFA.) 53mins. BW. Silent. Russia.
Credits: Dir: Yakov A. Potazanov & Georgi Azagarov; Sc: Feyodor Otzep; Ph: Yvegeni Slavinsky; Art: V. Ballieuzek, S. Lilienberg & V. Pshibitnevsky. From the story "Pikovaya Dama" by Alexander Pushkin.
Cast: Ivan Mosjoukine, Vera Orlova, Duvan, Y. Shebuyeva.
A man learns the secret of winning at cards from the ghost of a countess he frightened to death.

THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1921) BW. Silent. Hungary.
Credits: Dir: Paul Fejos. From the story "Pikovaya Dama" by Alexander Pushkin.

THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1927) see Pique Dame

THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1937) see Pique Dame

QUEEN OF SPADES (1948/Associated British Prod./World Screen Plays) 96mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Thorold Dickinson; Prod: Anatole de Grunwald; Sc: Rodney Ackland & Arthur Boys; Ph: Otto Heller, Gus Drisse & Val Stewart; Ed: Hazel Wilkinson; Art: Oliver Messel; Mus: Georges Auric. From the story "Pikovaya Dama" by Alexander Pushkin.
Cast: Edith Evans, Ronald Howard, Yvonne Mitchell, Gordon Begg, Anton Walbrook, Miles Malleson, Mary Jerrold, Anthony Dawson, Athene Seyler, Michael Medwin, Pauline Tennant, Ivor Barnard, Valentine Dyall, Yusef Ramart, Gibb McLaughlin, Jaqueline Clarke, Gordon Begg, Aubrey Mallalieu, Drusilla Wills, George Woodbridge, Pauline Jameson, Hay Petrie, Brown Derby, Ian Colin, Clements McCallin, John Howard, Aubrey Woods, David Paltenghi, Violetta Elvin, Maroussia Dmitravitch.
A nineteenth century Russian Countess, (Evans), sells her soul to the Devil so that she can win at the card game, Faro. Herman, (Walbrook), a penniless young officer, desperate to learn her secret frightens her to death. Later while the officer is playing a game of Faro that could win him a fortune, he turns over the Queen of Spades that is in the likeness the dead countess who has returned from death to haunt him.
A stylish, macabre melodrama with a moody atmosphere and a haunting music score that only occasionally has its slow moments.
Edith Evans gives an outstanding performance in her screen debut.

QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (1935/Screen Attractions Corp.) BW. Serial. 12 Chapters. US.
Credits: Dir: Robert Hill; Prod: Herman A. Wohl; Sc: J. Griffin Jay.
Cast: Reed Howes, Mary Kornman, Dickie Jones, Marilyn Spinner, William Walsh, Lafe McKee, George Chesebro, Eddie Foster, Robert Borman, Barney Furey.
"It begins where 'Trader Horn' left off!"
Children Joan Lawrence, (Spinner), and David Worth, (Jones), find themselves separated and alone after Joan, (Korman), falls from a hot air balloon deep in the African jungle. Years later David, (Howes), encounters his sister who has now become the ruthless Queen of the lost kingdom of Mu where he and his henchman Talbo are rescued from death at the hands of the god Rad, an idol that projects a radium death ray from its jewelled eye by a tribesman named Thom. David reunites with his sister and encounters evil Tree-Men, a murderous ape, Fish-Men and man-eating lions.
The usual convoluted adventure serial, typical of the period, includes footage from Colonel William Selig's 1922 jungle adventure serial THE JUNGLE GODDESS.
The serial was later edited into an 87 minute feature film.

QUEEN OF THE NORTH WOODS (1929/Pathe) Serial. 10 Chapters. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Spencer Gordon Bennet & Thomas L. Storey; Sc: George Arthur Gray.
Cast: Ethlyne Clair, Walter Miller.
A bestial wolf-devil, wielding an almost supernatural control over the wolf packs, terrorises the Northwest.
A cult of Devil worshippers are also featured in this cliff-hanger, one of the last before Pathe suspended its serial production.

QUEEN OF THE SEA (1918/Fox) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir & Sc: John G. Adolphi. From a story by George Bronson-Howard.
Cast: Annette Kellerman, Hugh Thompson, Mildred Keats, Beth Irving.
Merilla, (Kellerman), the Queen of the sea is given human form by a fairy to rescue three sailors after their ship is lured to destruction by sirens.
The film also features the Master of Storms and a horde of demons.

A QUICK-CHANGE MESMERIST (1908/Urban) 334 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Walter R. Booth.
A hypnotist has the ability to alter people's clothes while under his spell.

A QUICK RECOVERY (1902/Biograph) 25 feet. BW. Silent. US.
A doctor removes his patient's head, and then restores it back to its proper place.



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(1949-50/Republic) BW. Serial. 12 Chapters.
Credits: Dir: Fred C. Brannon; A.Prod: Franklin Adreon; Sc: Royal K. Cole, William Lively & Sol Shor; Ph: Ellis W. Carter; Sfx: Howard Lydecker & Theodore Lydecker; Mus: Stanley Wilson.
Cast: Kirk Alyn, Jean Dean, Anthony J. Warde, George J. Lewis, Eve Whitney, John Merton, Tristram Coffin, John Crawford, Harold Goodwin, Dale Van Sickel, Tom Steele, Eddie Parker. Features a slew of gadgets including hypnotic serum, gamma ray tubes, ultra ray camera, and a radar beam neutraliser.

THE RADIO DETECTIVE (1926) Serial. 10 Chapters. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: William Craft & William A. Crinley; Sc: Carl Krusada; Ph: E.U. Ulman.
Based on the stories by Arthur B. Reeve.
Cast: Jack Daugherty, Margaret Quimby, Jack Mower, Florence Allen.
Features the invention of "Evansite".

RADIO MANIA (1923/Hodkinson/Teleview Corp.) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Roy William Neill; Prod: Herman Holland; Sc: Lewis Allen Brown; Ph: George Folsey; Titles: Joseph W. Farnham.
Cast: Grant Mitchell, Margaret Irving, Gertrude Hillman, W.H. Burton, Isabelle Vernon, J.D. Walsh, J. Burke, Peggy Smith, Betty Borders.
A man dreams that he is having a two way radio communication with Mars from where he receives various secrets including instructions to transform coal and clay into diamonds.
The Martians are shown as large brained creatures with big ears.

RADIO RANCH (1935) see Phantom Empire

THE RAGGED GIRL OF OZ (1919) see The Patchwork Girl of Oz

RAISING SPIRITS (1899) see Vocation Spirite

THE RAJAH'S CASKET (1906/Pathe) 1 reel. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir: Gaston Velle.
A Rajah's casket is carried off on the back of a dragon.
Originally hand-coloured.

RAMBHAKTA HANUMAN (1948/Basant) BW. India.
Credits: Dir: Homi Wadia; Ph: V.R. Ramrao; Mus: Srinath Tripathi. From a story by Shivram Vashikar.
Cast:Trilock Kapoor, Prabhaker Joshi, Amarnath, Niranjan Sharma, Srinath Tripathi, Sona Chatterji.
Hanuman is a great monkey warrior who commands an army for the Monkey-King Sugriva.

RAMPER DER TIERMENSCH (1928/Deutsche Film Union) 4550feet. BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Max Reichmann; Sc: Kurt J. Braun & Paul Wegener; Ph: Friedrich Weinmann & Herbert Korner; Art: Leopold Blonder.
Based on the play "Ramper" by Max Mohr.


Cast: Paul Wegener, Camilo Kossuth, Mary Johnson, Kurt Gerron, George D. Gortler, Hermann Vallentin, Hugo Dublin, Raymondo Van Riel, Harry Grunwald, Max Schreck, Poltz Larell, Georg Schieter, Karl Ballhaus.
Aviators Ipling and Ramper, (Wegener), set out for the North Pole, but crash in the Arctic wastes and are considered lost. Ipling, suffering from his injuries shoots himself, leaving Ramper alone in the icy and inhospitable landscape, but his body mutates to survive into a wild beast creature. Years later he is mistaken by the crew of a whaling ship for the abominable snowman, taken back to civilisation and sold to the owner of a travelling circus. Ramper falls in love with his trainer, (Johnson), while Professor Barbarzin performs an experiment on him that restores him back to human form. Unable to adapt to modern civilisation Ramper chooses to return to his life in the Arctic.
A stirring story that exhibits the highly stylised studio-bound sets, so prevalent in the German fantasy cinema of the 1920's.
Max Schreck, best remembered for his role as Count Orlok in Nosferatu (1922), appears as a member of the whaling crew.
The title translates as "Ramper the Beastman".

RANDIN AND CO. (1913/Ambrosio) 2160 feet (4 reels). BW. Silent. Italy.
When a drug is administered it makes people appear dead.

RAPSODIA SATANICA (1914/Kleine) Tinted. Silent & Sound on disc. Italy.
Credits: Dir: Nino Oxilia; Mus: Pietro Mascagni.
Cast: Lydia Borelli.
A woman bargains with Satan to restore her youth and beauty.

RASPOUTINE (1938/Flora/Concord) 93mins. BW. France.
Credits: Dir: Marcel L'Herbier; Prod: Max Glass; Sc: Steve Passeur; Ph: A. Kelberg & Raymond Voinguel; Mus: Darius Milhaud. Based on the novel "Tragedie Imperiale" by Alfred Neumann.
Cast: Harry Baur, Marcelle Chantal, Pierre-Richard Willm, Corine Nelson, Denis d'Ines, Jany Holt.
A faith healing Russian monk named Rasputin, (Baur), possesses mystical powers.

RASPUTIN (1917/Saturn Film) BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir & Sc: Arno.
Cast: Fritz Hofbauer, Max Hiller.
A faith healing Russian monk named Rasputin, (Hofbaur), possesses mystical powers.

RASPUTIN (1917/Worldart Films) 5800 feet. BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Max Neufeld; Ed. & Titles: Irvin Shapiro.
Cast: Max Neufeld, Gregory Butumkin, Ivan Golovin, Rentae Renon, Robert Valbar.
A faith healing Russian monk named Rasputin, (Neufeld), possesses mystical powers.

(1932/MGM.) 133mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Richard Boleslavsky; Prod: Irving Thalberg; Sc: Charles MacArthur; Ph: William Daniels; Ed: Tom Held; Art: Cedric Gibbons & Alexander Toluboff. From a story by Charles MacArthur.
Cast: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan, Diana Wynyard, Edward Arnold, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Mischa Auer, Charlotte Henry, Dave O'Brien, Frank Reicher.
Rasputin's, (Lionel Barrymore), hypnotic control over his victims results in his own death.

RASPUTIN DAMON DER FRAUEN (1930/Gottschalk Tonfilm) 82mins. BW. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Adolph Trotz; Sc: Ossip Dymov, Adolf Lantz & Conrad Linzi; Ph: Curt Courant.
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Paul Otto, Kenny Rive, Carl Ludwig Diehl, Franziska King.
In Russia during the early 20th century, the hypnotic and faith healing monk Rasputin, (Veidt), proves almost impossible to murder.

Credits: Dir: R. Gersik.
Cast: Paul Askonas, Rolf Meinau, Milena Pavlovna, Nini Schulz-Forstner.
The faith healing Russian monk Rasputin, (Askonas), possesses mystical powers.
The title translates as "Rasputin, the Love Life of a Strange Holy Man".

RASPUTIN, THE BLACK MONK (1917/Peerless/World Film Co.) BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Arthur Ashley; Prod: William A. Brady; Sc: Richard E. Schayer.
Cast: Montague Love, Arthur Ashley, June Elvidge, Lillian Cook, Henry Hull.
The faith healing Russian monk Rasputin, (Love), possesses mystical powers and proves to be exceedingly difficult to kill.

RASPUTIN, THE HOLY DEVIL (1928) see Rasputins Liebesabenteuer

RASPUTIN, THE PRINCE OF SINNERS (1929/Momento/Brill) BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Nikolai Larin; Ed. & Titles: Irvin Shapiro.
Cast: Gregori Chmara, Vladimir Gaidarov, Suzanne Delmas, Ernst Ruckert, Hans Albers.
The faith healing Russian monk Rasputin, (Chmara), possesses mystical powers.

RASPUTINS LIEBESABENTEUER (1928/Martin-Berger Film) 6296 feet. BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Martin Berger; Sc. & Art: Osio Koffler; Ph: Lazslo Schaffer.










Cast: Erwin Kaiser, Diana Karenne, Albert Kerdy, Alexander Mursky, Jack Trevor, Niklai Malikoff, Max Schreck.
The faith healing Russian monk Rasputin, (Kaiser), possesses mystical powers.

RASPUTIN'S LOVE ADVENTURE (1928) see Rasputins Liebesabenteuer

THE RAVEN (1912/Eclair/American Standard) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Based on scenes from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Gold Bug", "The Black Cat", "Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "In the Shadow of the Sea", "A Descent into the Maelstrom", "The Raven" and "Buried Alive, or the Premature Burial".
Cast: Guy Oliver.
"A two reel feature beautifully staged and enacted...a film that will live for ages!"

THE RAVEN (1915/Essanay) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Charles J. Brabin.
From the play by George C. Hazelton and the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
Cast: Henry B. Walthall, Wanda Howard, Ernest Maupin, Harry Dunkinson, Grant Foreman, Hugh E. Thompson, Peggy Meredith, Frank Hamilton.
In a vision, Poe kills his spirit double and sees the ghost of his beloved Lenore.

THE RAVEN (1935/Universal) 61mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Louis Friedlander (Lew Landers); Prod: Carl Laemmle Jnr.; A.Prod: David Diamond; Sc: David Boehm, Jim Tully & Guy Endore; Ph: Charles Stumar; Ed: Albert Askt & Maurice Pivar; Art: Albert S. D'Agostino; Mu: Jack P. Pierce; Dance: Theodore Kosloff; Mus: Heinz Roemheld, Clifford Vaughn & Y. Franke Harling. From "The Raven" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, Maidel Turner, Arthur Hoyt, Walter Miller, Jonathan Hale, Cyril Thornton, Nina Golden, Raine Bennett, Bud Osborne, Al Fergus on, Madaline Talcott.
"What a torture! What a delicious torture! are avenged!"


Escaped San Quentin convict, Edmond Bateman, (Karloff), flees to the house of the sinister Dr. Vollin, (Lugosi), for plastic surgery and a new identity. However, the sadistic Dr. Vollin is really a madman who worships the morbid poet Poe with a torture chamber in his house filled with sinister devices of death. Vollin disfigures Bateman's face and then keeps him at the house as his slave to kidnap Jean Thatcher, (Ware), who Vollin desires, but her father, a judge, wants his daughter to have nothing to do with him. In his torture chamber the mad doctor prepares Jean and her father for a hideous ordeal, but her fiancee arrives and with Bateman's help he rescues the judge from a pendulum device and the girl from the "crushing room". Bateman saves them all when with his dying breath he forces Vollin into the tortuous room, never to realise his own love for the girl.
An excellent Universal period piece that was quite sadistic for it's time and the last of their 1930's Poe trilogy.
Two years later the British board of film censors banned all American horror films.
Although loosely based on Poe's classic poem, the film really is a vehicle for the talents of Karloff and Lugosi, the only time that Bela was second-billed to Karloff in his career even though this film gives him all the opportunity to dominate the scenes over his rival.
Chester Morris was to have had the role of the fiancee, but he was replaced by British actor Lester Matthews making this Matthews' second American film.

THE RAVEN (1943) see Le Corbeau

LES RAYONS ROENTGEN (1898/Star Film) 65 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
Cast: Georges Méliès.
A scientist uses an X-ray machine to extract a patient's skeleton that leaps out of the man's body while his flesh slumps to the floor.
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen's discovery of the X-Ray in 1895 would soon cease to be a source for curiosity, and be used exclusively for scientific purposes.
See also George Albert Smith's X-Ray Fiend (1897).

THE READER OF MINDS (1914/Thanhouser) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Sc: Philip Lonergan.
A machine that can read minds is used to steal military secrets.

THE REAL THING AT LAST (1916/British Actors Film Co.) 3 reels. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: James M. Barrie & L.C. MacBean; Prod: A.E. Matthews; Sc: James M. Barrie.


Cast: Ernest Thesiger, Gladys Cooper, Edmund Gwenn, Godfrey Tearle, Owen Nares, Norman Forbes, Caleb Porter, George Kelly, Teddie Gerard, Pauline Chase, Fred Volpe, Moya Mannering, A.E. Matthews, Marie Lohr, Frederick Kerr, Irene Vanbrugh, Eva Rowland, Arthur Shirley, Leslie Henson.
A contemporised adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth", emphasising the role of the witches played by Thesiger and Cooper, and its supernatural aspects.

LA REBELION DE LOS FANTASMAS (1946.Peliculas) BW. Mexico.
Credits: Dir: Alfredo Fernandez Bustamante; Sc: Alfredo Fernandez Bustamante & Max Aub; Ph: Agustin Martinez Solares; Mus: Leo Cardona.
From a story by Enrique Castaneda & Alfredo Fernandez Bustamante.
Cast: Gilbert Roland, Amanda Ledesma, Angel Garasa, Luis G. Barriero, Maria Conesa, Nelly Montiel, Agustin Lara.
The ghosts of famous people return from the dead to prevent a house from being torn down.



























(1946) see La Rebelion de los Fantasmas

THE RED BARN CRIME (1908) see Maria Marten

THE RED CIRCLE (1915/Balboa) Serial. 14 Chapters. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Sherwood MacDonald; Sc: Will M. Ritchey & H.M. Horkheimer.
From a story by Albert Payson Terhune.
Cast: Ruth Roland, Frank Mayo, Philo McCullough, Gordon Sackville.
A curse causes a woman with a birthmark in a red circle commit a series of crimes whenever the Spirit of the Circle influences her.

THE RED HOUSE (1947/Thalia/United Artists) 100mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Delmar Daves; Prod: Sol Lesser; Ph: Bert Glennon; Ed: Merill White; Art: McClure Capps; Mus: Miklos Rozsa. From a novel by George Agnew Chamberlain.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Judith Anderson, Lon McAllister, Allene Roberts, Rory Calhoun, Harry Shannon, Julie London, Ona Munson, Arthur Space, Walter Sande.
A moody farmer's, (Robinson), secret explains his obsession with an old house in the woods. He is now tormented with the horrors that occurred there when he killed the woman he loved and her husband many years ago.
An early psycho drama filled with an effective and incessant brooding menace.

THE RED INN (1923) see L'Auberge Rouge

RED LIGHTS (1923/Cosmopolitan/Goldwyn) 7 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Clarence G. Badger; Sc: Carey Wilson; Ph: R.J. Bergquist; Ed: June Mathis.
From the play "The Rear Car" by Edward E. Rose.
Cast: Marie Prevost, Raymond Griffith, John Walker, Alice Lake, Dagmar Godowsky, William Worthington, Frank Elliot, Lionel Belmore, Jean Hersholt.
An insane inventor can project a voice by the use of a red light, which he uses as a means for revenge against his enemies.

THE REINCARNATION OF A SOUL (1913/Powers/Universal) BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Edwin August.
After he is fatally struck by lightening, a thief whose body is made up of several souls, receives the soul of a painter who died 200 years ago.

THE REINCARNATION OF KARMA (1912/Vitagraph) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Rosemary Thebe, Courtenay Foote, Lillian Walker, Charles Eldredge.
An Indian dancing girl is turned into a ten foot high cobra after a curse is put on her by the High Preist of Innocent Manhood. The cobra waits 2000 years to have her revenge on the reincarnation of the priest.

REPEAT PERFORMANCE (1947/Eagle Lion/Schenck) 93mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Alfred L. Werker; Sc: Walter Bullock; Ph: Lew O'Connell; Mus: George Antheil.
Cast: Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Tom Conway, Richard Baseheart, Virginia Field, Benay Vemtura. Narrated: John Ireland.
On New Years Eve a troubled woman discovers she can repeat the previous year up to the point when she murdered her husband.
An adequate flashback fantasy.
Baseheart's first film who went on to star in MOBY DICK and find fame as the Admiral in television's popular underwater adventure series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".

LE RETAPEUR DE CERVELLE (1910/Pathe) 290 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir: Emile Cohl.
A doctor looks into his patient's brain and sees a collection of hideous and grotesque figures. Includes an animated sequence.

THE RETURN OF BATMAN AND ROBIN (1948) see Batman and Robin

THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (1941) see The Adventures of Captain Marvel

THE RETURN OF CHANDU (1934/Principal Pictures Corp.) BW. Serial. 12 Chapters. US. Sequel to: Chandu the Magician
Credits: Dir: Ray Taylor; Prod: Sol Lesser & George Melford; Sc: Barry Barrington; Ph: John Hickson; Ed: Carl Himm & Louis J. Sacklin; Art: Robert Ellis; Mus: Abe Meyer.
From a radio serial by Harry M. Earnshaw, Vera M. Oldham & R.R. Morgan.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival, Phyllis Ludwig, Dean Benton, Bryant Washburn, Peggy Montgomery, Wilfred Lucas, Jack Clark, Cyril Armbrister, Elias Lazaroff, Dick Botiller, Murdoch MacQuarrie, Josef Swickard, Frazer Acosta, Harry Walker, Charles Meacham, Isobel LeMall, Don Brodie, Edward Piel, Henry Hall, Beatrice Roberts, Iron Eyes Cody, Elias Schaffer, Merrill McCormick.


"The long-awaited thrill is here! "Chandu", the master of magic and thrills! a new series of nerve-tingling adventures, battling mystery and necromancy. You owe yourself a thrill! Chandu will pay you a hundredfold!"
The cat-worshipping cult of Ubasti are descended from the inhabitants of the sunken continent of Lemuria and they believe that their goddess Ossana requires the blood sacrifice of Nadji, (Alba), the last Egyptian princess to raise their homeland to the water's surface. Nadji's fiancee Frank Chandler, (Lugosi), who is really a supernatural magician named Chandu, strives to protect the princess from the cultists by using his powers and supernatural knowledge.
A rare opportunity to witness Lugosi playing the hero after audiences saw him as Roxor the villain in Fox's original Chandu the Magician (1932).
The first four chapters were edited into a seven reel feature titled THE RETURN OF CHANDU. The last eight chapters were also edited to feature length for cinemas that did not run serials and became Chandu on Magic Island. Both features were released in 1935.
The chapter titles include "The Chosen Victim"; "The Evil Eye"; "The Invisible Terror" and "The Knife Descends".
The sets used for the native quarter of Suma and the giant doors of Lumeria Island were borrowed from King Kong (1933) and other scenes utilised the Port of Dakang sets from Son of Kong (1933). Unfortuanately these and the sets of other famous films were unceremoniously burnt for GONE WITH THE WIND's legendary burning of Atlanta scene in 1939.


























(1930/Paramount) 73mins. BW. US.
Aka: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF DR. FU MANCHU. Sequel to: The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu.
Credits: Dir: Rowland V. Lee; Sc: Florence Ryerson & Lloyd Corrigan; Ph: Archie J. Stout. From the novels by Sax Rohmer.
Cast: Warner Oland, O.P. Heggie, Jean Arthur, William Austin, Neil Hamilton, David Dunbar, Evelyn Selbie, Evelyn Hall, Tetsu Komai.
"The mysterious sign of vengeance warns of the return of Dr. Fu Manchu!"
Escaping from his coffin at his own funeral, Fu Manchu, (Oland), the sinister Chinese warlord tracks down Dr. Petrie, (Hamilton), to develop a new drug that will induce catalepsy and further his plans to rule the world. Only Nayland Smith, (Heggie), of Scotland Yard can possibly stop the fiendish Chinaman.
A preposterous entry to the series despite some good moments from the cast.
A German language version was also produced.
Sequel: Daughter of the Dragon (1931).

THE RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939/First National/Warner) 62mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Vincent Sherman; Prod: Bryan Foy; Sc: Lee Katz; Ph: Sid Hickox; Ed: Thomas Pratt; Art: Esdras Hartley; Mu: Perc Westmore; Mus: Bernhard Kaun. From "The Doctor's Secret" by William J. Makin.
Cast: Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Morgan, John Litel, Huntz Hall, Lya Lys, Howard Hickman, John Ridgeley, Jack Mower, Glenn Langan, Crieghton Hale, DeWolf Hopper, Huntz Hall, Olin Howland, Charles Wilson, Vera Lewis, Ian Wolfe.
A reporter investigating a woman's death is later surprised to find the woman, (Lys), alive, but when he follows her he learns that her extremely pale skin is due to the fact that she has been reanimated by noted scientist Dr. Francis Flegg, (Litel), and his equally ashen assistant, Marshall Quesne, (Bogart), who was executed years ago after committing a series of child murders. After several deaths occur, the reporter discovers that all the victims are the same rare blood type which is needed to keep the reanimates alive.
Although not a sequel to the successful Doctor X (1932) as implied, this is Warner's first foree into the horror genre for three years and is an adequate suspense chiller featuring Bogart who had been relegated to the B-movie lot as punishment for annoying the studio bosses by his attitude towards them.

THE RETURN OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) see The Bride of Frankenstein

THE RETURN OF MAURICE DONNELLY (1915/Vitagraph/Broadway Star) 4 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: William Humphrey. From a story by William Addison Lathrop.
Cast: Leo Delaney, Leah Bird, Anders Randolph, Mary Maurice, Denton Vane, Garry McGarry. A man, (Delaney), accused of a crime he didn't commit is electrocuted, but he is restored to life by a physician, (Randolph), and proceeds to track down the real culprits.
The film was used as propaganda by groups advocating the abolition of capital punishment.

Credits: Dir: George Nicholls Jnr.; Sc: Francis Edwards Faragoh. From a play by David Belasco.
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Edward Ellis, Donald Meek, Allen Vincent.
A deceased husband and father, (Barrymore), returns as a ghost to see how his family are getting along without him and to ammend some of his misdeeds committed during his lifetime.
A dull fantasy despite Barrymore's strong portrayal.

THE RETURN OF RICHARD NEAL (1915/Essanay) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Sc: Edward T. Lowe Jnr.
Cast: Francis X. Bushman, Bryant Washburn, Neil Craig, Ernest Maupin.
A girl is influenced by a hypnotist.

RETURN OF THE APE MAN (1944/Monogram) 60mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Phil Rosen; Prod: Sam Katzman & Jack Dietz; A.Prod: Barney A. Sarecky; Sc: Robert Charles; Ph: Marcel le Picard; Ed: Carl Pierson; Art: David Milton; Mus: Edward Kay.

Cast: Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Frank Moran, Judith Gibson, Michael Ames (Tod Andrews), Ernie Adams, Mary Currier, Frank Leigh, Ed Chandler, Mike Donovan, George Eldredge, Horace Carpenter.
Professor Dexter, (Lugosi), revives a prehistoric man, (Moran), from an iceberg, and inserts the brain of his assistant, (Carrad ine), who he has murdered into the creature. Initially the experiment goes well, but the apeman soon becomes a homicidal monster impervious to bullets. While trying to control the creature with a blow torch, Dexter is killed and the apeman perishes in the ensuing fire.
A fun-filled slice of nonsense from the grade-Z studio to follow, although in no way related to, The Apeman featuring Lugosi in his last role for Monogram.
Although George Zucco's name appears in the credits as the monster, he never actually appeared on screen.
Actor Frank Moran who plays the initial ape man was kept on by the studio to play the resultant creature after surgery, the part originally intended for Zucco.

THE RETURN OF THE TERROR (1934/First National/Warner) 70mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Howard Bretherton; Sc: Eugene Solow & Peter Milne; Ph: Arthur Todd; Ed: Owen Marks. From "The Terror" by Edgar Wallace.
Cast: Mary Astor, Lyle Talbot, Frank Reicher, John Halliday, Irving Pichel, Frank McHugh, J. Carrol Naish, Etienne Girardot, Charles Grapewin, Maude Eburne.
The murderous inventor of a super X-ray machine feigns insanity to avoid prison, but then escapes from the asylum he is incarcerated in and further murders occur.
A fast paced reworking of The Terror that has little to do with Edgar Wallace.
The first talkie horror film.

THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943/Columbia) 69mins. BW. US. Released: Jan.'44.
Credits: Dir: Lew Landers (Louis Friedlander) & Kurt Neumann; Prod: Sam White; Sc: Griffin Jay & Randall Faye; Ph: John Stumar & L.W. O'Connell; Ed: Paul Borofsky; Art: Lionel Banks; Sfx: Aaron Nadley; Mu: Clay Campbell; Mus: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. From a story by Kurt Neumann.





Cast: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch, Matt Willis, Roland Varno, Miles Mander, Sherlee Collier, Ottola Nesmith, Donald Dewar, Gilbert Emery, Billy Bevan, Leslie Denison, George McKay, William C.P. Austin, Jeanne Bates, Olaf Hytten.
"Beauty at the mercy of a monster!" "Terrifying! Paralysing! Horrifying!"
Werewolf Andreas Obry, (Willis), warns vampire Armand Tessla, (Lugosi), that the owners of an asylum, Sir John and Lady Jane Ainsley, (Inescort), have interrogated one of his victims and have learned of the vampire's existence. Sir John seeks out Tessla' s coffin in the cemetary and stakes the vampire through the heart. Twenty five years later after a nazi air raid over London, two workmen sent to clean up after the destruction remove what they think to be a piece of shrapnel from Tessla's skeleton. The vampire rises again to make a werewolf slave of Andreas and to vampirise Nicki Saunders, (Foch), who was saved from Tessla's bite by her grandfather Prof. Saunders, (Emery), during a blood transfusion. Sceptical Scotland Yard inspector Sir Frederick Freed, ( Mander), investigates the supposed vampire slayings, but eventually Andreas forces Armand Tessla into the sunlight and the shadow of a churchyard cross when he attempts to bite Nicki who Andreas has fallen in love with, causing the vampire to melt.
An intriguing and entertaining vampire film spoilt only by the presence of the ludicrous werewolf character.
As Universal retained the rights to the name of Dracula, Columbia opted for Tessla instead.
For the vampire's death scene a wax image of Lugosi was placed over a skeletal frame which when heated caused the wax to melt. Even though the British censor removed the "melting" scene, the film was still classified as certificate "H" for Horrific.
Lugosi had arrived in Britain in the hope of reviving his declining career, but unfortunately the film did little to boost his prospects.
Nina Foch's film debut.

REVEE A LA LUNE (1905) 200 feet. BW. Silent.
Credits: Dir: Ferdinand Zecca & Georges Velle.
Cast: Ferdinand Zecca.

LE REVENANT (1903/Star Film) 168 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
A hotel guest suffers from hallucinations in which he sees a phantom that becomes clear, transparent and then opaque while it moves around and vibrates. He is further annoyed by mysteriously animated candles and furniture.

(1943/Monogram) 61mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Steve Sekely; Prod: Lindsley Parsons; Sc: Edmund Kelso & Van Norcross; Ph: Mack Stengler; Ed: Richard Currier; Art: David Milton; Mus: Edward Kay.
Cast: John Carradine, Veda Anne Borg, Robert Lowery, Gale Storm, Mantan Moreland, Mauritz Hugo, Bob Steele, Barry McCollum, James Baskett, Sybil Lewis, Madame Sul-te-.wan.
A cheap, ludicrously plotted, but pleasing concoction slightly heightened by Moreland's comic relief.

REVOLT OF THE GHOSTS (1946) see a Rebelion de los Fantasmas

REVOLT OF THE ROBOTS (1924) see Aelita

(1936/Academy Pictures Corp.) 65mins. BW. US.
Follow up to White Zombie.
Credits: Dir: Victor Halperin; Prod: Victor & Edward Halperin; Sc: Howard Higgins, Rollo Lloyd & Victor Halperin; Ph: J. Arthur Feindel & Arthur Martinelli; Ed: Douglas Biggs; Art: Leigh Smith; Sfx: Ray Mercer; Mus: Abe Meyer.
Cast: Dean Jagger, Dorothy Stone, Roy D'Arcy, Robert Noland, George Cleveland, Fred Warren, Carl Stockdale, Teru Shimada, William Crowell, Selmer Jackson, Hans Schumm.
"Weirdest love story in 2000 years! 500,000 souless people piling mighty blocks of granite to build a city which died two thousand years ago!"

REVOLTE DES VIVANTS (1939) see Le Monde Tremblera

THE REWARD OF THE FAITHLESS (1917/Bluebird) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir & Sc: Rex Ingram; Ph: Ralph Perry. From a story by E. Magnus Ingleton.



Cast: Claire Du Brey, Richard le Reno, Nicholas Dunaew, Wedgewood Nowell, William J. Dyer, Betty Schade, Jim Brown, Bill Rathbone, John George.
Princess Dione, (Du Brey), is buried alive in a vault, but escapes and returns to "haunt" her would-be-murderer by driving him slowly off the edge of a sea-cliff.
Only the first reel from this film remains intact which depicts an underworld inhabited by dwarfs, cripples, drunkards and degenerates.

RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES (1907/Graphic Cinematograph Co.) BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Harold Jeapes.
Depicts the famous scene from Wagner's opera.
Filmed for the use of the Covent Garden opera production.

RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL (1936/Republic) 58mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Mack V. Wright; Prod: Sol C. Siegel; Ex.Prod: Nat Levine; Sc: Oliver Drake, Bernard McConville & John Rathmell; Ph: Jack Marta; Ed: Murray Seldeen & Tony Martinelli; Mus: Harry Grey. From the story "Riders of the Whistling Skull" and "The Singing Scorpion" by William Colt MacDonald.
Cast: Bob Livingston, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Max Terhune, Mary Russell, Yakima Canutt, Roger Williams, Fern Emmett, Earle Ross, Chief Thundercloud, Joh n Van Pelt, Iron Eyes Cody, Tracy Layne, Edward Piel, Jack Kirk, Tom Steele, Wally West, Eddie Boland, Ken Cooper.
The Three Mesquiteers and an archaeological expedition discover the Valley Of The Skulls under a large skull-shaped rock formation and the long lost descendants of the city of Lukachuke while searching for the missing Professor Marsh.
An enjoyable fourth entry to the fifty-one film series of popular and lucrative westerns featuring The Three Mesquiteers, a robust trio of ranchers.
The story was later revamped by Monogram studios and made into the Charlie Chan feature The Feathered Serpent (1948).




(1916/Bluebird) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Rupert Julian; Sc: E.J. Clawson. From the story "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
Cast: Rupert Julian, Clare McDowell, Francelia Billington, Roberta Wilson, Harry Carter.
A nasty old miser is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who teach him the meaning of Christmas.

RIVAL DE SATAN (1910/Pathe) BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir: Gerard Bourgeois.
Satan, disguised as a Hindu priest, lusts after a woman.

THE RIVALS (1909/Lux) BW. Silent. France.
A wizard transfers a hunchback's "hump" to appear on the chest of the hero's rival.

THE RIVER HOUSE GHOST (1932/First National/Warner Bros.) 52mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Frank Richardson; Prod: Irving Asher; Sc: W. Scott Darling.
Cast: Florence Desmond, Hal Walters, Joan Marion, Mike Johnson, Shayle Gardner, Erle Stanley, Helen Ferrers.
A house is seemingly haunted by skeletons and apparitions, but the phantoms are actually the work of a syndicate anxious to buy the River House at a low price. A cockney girl, (Desmond), and two tramps expose the syndicate's scheme.

THE ROAD TO HEAVEN (1942) see Himlaspelet: The Heavenly Play


2 reels. BW. Silent. France.
Madame Yolande enlists the forces of Satan to save her sick child, but he grows up to be a wicked man named Robert the Devil. In penance for his past and to rid himself of Satan's influences, he lives with dogs, and acts upon a vision of a girl in trouble by rescuings her. Satan appears, but Robert eventually defeats Lucifer and the power he holds over him.

ROCKET SHIP (1936) see Flash Gordon

ROCKETSHIP X-M (1950/Lippert/Exclusive) 79mins. BW. (with colour sequence). US.
Credits: Dir., Prod. & Sc: Kurt Neumann; Ex.Prod: Robert L. Lippert; Ph: Karl Struss; Ed Harry Gerstadt; Art: Thobold Holsopple; Sfx: Jack Rabin & Irving A. Block; Mus: Ferde Grofe.
Cast: Lloyd Bridges, Ossa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery Jnr., Hugh O'Brien, Morris Ankrum, Patrick Ahern, Sherry Moreland, John Dutra, Katherine Marlowe.
A space mission to the moon is knocked off course by a meteor shower and lands on Mars where the four man and one woman crew encounter mutants that were created after a nuclear war on the planet.





Neumann discovered that George Pal was making Destination Moon, so he rushed this cheaper $94 thousand space story to the cinemas before Pal's film.
Some consider this the better of the two films and the unhappy ending gives a unique twist to the climax.
The meteors were created from foil wrapped potatoes.
Wade Williams added new special effects in 1978 using standins for the cast during long shots.

THE ROGUE'S TAVERN (1936/Mercury Pictures) 67mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Bob Hill; Sc: Al Martin; Prod Manager: Ed W. Rote; Ph: Bill Hyer; Ed: Dan Milner; Sets: Fred Preble; Mus: Abe Meyer.
Cast: Wallace Ford, Barbara Pepper, Joan Woodbury, Clara Kimball Young, Jack Mulhall, John Elliott, Earl Dwire, John W. Cowell, Vincent Dennis, Arthur Loft, Ivo Henderson, Ed Cassidy, Silver Wolf the dog.
"Was it a Wolf-Dog, or a fiend in human shape?!".
Detective Jimmy Flavin, (Ford), and his fiancee Marjorie, (Pepper), investigate the gruesome murders of two members of a gang of jewel thieves at the isolated Red Rock Tavern, where they plan to be married. All the evidence points to the Innkeeper's dog, (Silver Wolf), until Jimmy discovers a hand-operated device shaped like a dog's head and equipped with fangs.
An atmospheric production due mostly to the effective use of the tavern set borrowed from the RKO-Pathe leasing lot.

(1910/Gaumont) 1reel. BW. Silent. France.
A King drowns in the sea after following a vision of his dead wife.

LE ROI DU MAQUILLAGE (1904/Star Film) 138 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Georges Méliès.
Melies transforms into the characters he has drawn including William Shakespeare, Nelson, an old man, a clown and finally Mephistopheles before he vanishes.

THE ROMAN'S AWAKENING (1910) see Back to Life After 2,000 Years

THE ROMANCE OF THE MUMMY (1910/Pathe) 14mins. (840 feet). BW. Silent. France.
From a story by Theophile Gautier.
While in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian Queen, egyptologist Lord Evandale falls a sleep and dreams that he is romantically involved with the Queen during her reign. When he awakes he meets a girl whose features are similar to those of the beautiful ancient ruler.

ROOM TO LET (1950/Hammer) 68mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Godfrey Greyson; Prod: Anthony Hinds; Sc: John Gilling & Godfrey Grayson; Ph: Cedric Williams; Ed: James Needs; Art: Denis Wreford; Mu: Phil Leaky; Mus: Frank Spencer. From a BBC play by Margery Allingham.
Cast: Jimmy Hanley, Valentine Dyall, Christine Silver, Merle Tottenham, Constance Smith, Charles Hawtrey, J. Anthony la Penna, Reginald Dyson, Aubrey Dexter.
In London during 1904, a family believe that their lodger, the sinister Dr. Fell, (Dyall), may be the notorious Jack the Ripper and a recently escaped asylum inmate.
A reworking of Marie Belloc Lowndes' "The Lodger".

ROSALIE FAIT DU SPIRITISME (1911/Pathe/Lux) BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir: Romeo Bosetti.

A ROYAL LIFE (1917) see Az Elet Kiralya

LE ROYAUME DES FEES (1903/Star Film) 1040 feet. BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Georges Méliès. Inspired by the story of "Sleeping Beauty".
Princess Azurine is kidnapped by a witch who she fails to invite to her engagement celebration to Prince Bel Azor. The Prince searches for her, but he is shipwrecked and finds himself in Neptune's kingdom before he finally manages to kill the witch and rescue the Princess.
This marked Melies first production that ran over 1000 feet, the equivalent of approximately fifteen minutes of screen time.

THE RUBBERMAN (1909/Lubin) 270 feet. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Sigmund Lubin.
A robotic creature goes beserk, throws its inventor out of the window and stuffs an old woman up a chimney. The robot is finally destroyed when it is dunked into a trough of water.
One of the earliest science fiction comedies.

RUBEZAHL'S HOCHZEIT (1916/Wegener) BW. Silent. Germany.


Credits: Dir & Sc: Paul Wegener; Art: Rochus Gliese.
Cast: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Marianne Niemeyer, Arthur Ehrens, Ernst Waldow, Emilie Kurz, Georg Jacoby, Rochus Gliese.
A phantom giant terrorises a family on a mountain outing by creating a monstrous storm.

RUBEZAHL'S MARRIAGE (1916) see Rubezahl's Hochzeit

THE RULING PASSION (1916/Fox) 5reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Joseph MacKay; Prod: William Fox; Sc: Herbert Brenon.
Cast: Claire Whitney, Stephen Grattan, Edward Boring.
The wife of an English officer is hypnotised by an Indian prince.

THE RULING PASSION (1917) see Reward of the Faithless

(1915/Ince/Mutual) 4 reels. BW. Silent.
Credits: Prod. & Sc: Thomas H. Ince.
Based on the German fairy tale collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
Cast: Clyde Tracy, Elizabeth Burbridge-Palley, Kenneth Browne, J. Barney Sheery, Louis Morrison, George Fischer, Margaret Thompson, H.C. Kern.
To save a princess a dwarf spins straw into gold in excahnge for her first born child, unless she can guess his name.

RUSLAN I LJUDMILA (1914) 4950 feet. (8 reels) BW. Silent. Animation. Russia.
Credits: Dir, Ph. & Art: Ladislaw Starewicz; Prod: Joseph N. Ermolieff.
From a narrative poem by Alexander Pushkin.
Cast: Ivan Mosjoukine, S. Vassilieva, Edward Puchalski, A. Bibikoff, S. Goslavska.
Demons and the Devil, (Mosjoukine), appear in this early stop-motion animated feature.



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