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LES QUATRE CENTS FARCES DU DIABLE (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 HEARTS (1923) see The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu
THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1910/Deutsche Bioscop) 15mins. (900 feet). BW. Silent.
QUEEN OF SPADES (1910/Khanzhonkov) 1250 feet. BW. Silent. Russia.
THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1912/Eclipse) 15mins. BW. Silent. France.
THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1913) see La Dama di Pecche
THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1913/Fidelity) BW. Silent.
From the story "Pikovaya Dama" by Alexander Pushkin.
THE QUEEN OF SPADES (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.
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.
QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (1935/Screen Attractions Corp.) BW. Serial. 12 Chapters. US.
QUEEN OF THE NORTH WOODS (1929/Pathe) Serial. 10 Chapters. BW. Silent. US.
QUEEN OF THE SEA (1918/Fox) 5 reels. BW. Silent. US.
A QUICK-CHANGE MESMERIST (1908/Urban) 334 feet. BW. Silent.
A QUICK RECOVERY (1902/Biograph) 25 feet. BW. Silent. US.
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RADAR PATROL VERSUS SPY KING (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.
RADIO MANIA (1923/Hodkinson/Teleview Corp.) 5 reels. BW.
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.
RAMBHAKTA HANUMAN (1948/Basant) BW. India.
RAMPER DER TIERMENSCH (1928/Deutsche Film Union) 4550feet.
BW. Silent. Germany.
|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.
RAPSODIA SATANICA (1914/Kleine) Tinted. Silent & Sound
on disc. Italy.
RASPOUTINE (1938/Flora/Concord) 93mins. BW. France.
RASPUTIN (1917/Saturn Film) BW. Silent. Germany.
RASPUTIN (1917/Worldart Films) 5800 feet. BW. Silent. Germany.
RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS (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.
RASPUTIN, DAS LIEBESLEBEN DES SONDERBAREN HEILIGEN (1925/Gersik) BW. Silent.
RASPUTIN, THE BLACK MONK (1917/Peerless/World Film Co.) BW.
RASPUTIN, THE HOLY DEVIL (1928) see Rasputins Liebesabenteuer
RASPUTIN, THE PRINCE OF SINNERS (1929/Momento/Brill) BW. Silent. Germany.
RASPUTINS LIEBESABENTEUER (1928/Martin-Berger Film) 6296
feet. BW. Silent. Germany.
|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.
THE RAVEN (1915/Essanay) 6 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE RAVEN (1935/Universal) 61mins. BW. US.
|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.
THE READER OF MINDS (1914/Thanhouser) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE REAL THING AT LAST (1916/British Actors Film Co.) 3 reels.
BW. Silent. UK.
|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.
REBELLION OF THE GHOSTS (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.
THE RED HOUSE (1947/Thalia/United Artists) 100mins. BW. US.
THE RED INN (1923) see L'Auberge Rouge
RED LIGHTS (1923/Cosmopolitan/Goldwyn) 7 reels. BW. Silent. US.
THE REINCARNATION OF A SOUL (1913/Powers/Universal) BW. Silent. US.
THE REINCARNATION OF KARMA (1912/Vitagraph) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
REPEAT PERFORMANCE (1947/Eagle Lion/Schenck) 93mins. BW. US.
LE RETAPEUR DE CERVELLE (1910/Pathe) 290 feet. BW. Silent.
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
|"The long-awaited thrill is here!
"Chandu", the master of magic and thrills!...in 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.
THE RETURN OF DOCTOR FU-MANCHU (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).
RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939/First National/Warner) 62mins. BW. US.
THE RETURN OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) see The Bride of Frankenstein
THE RETURN OF MAURICE DONNELLY (1915/Vitagraph/Broadway Star) 4 reels. BW.
THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM (1935/RKO.) 82mins. BW. US.
THE RETURN OF RICHARD NEAL (1915/Essanay) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
RETURN OF THE APE MAN (1944/Monogram) 60mins. BW. US.
|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.
THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943/Columbia) 69mins. BW. US.
|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.
LE REVENANT (1903/Star Film) 168 feet. BW. Silent. France.
REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES (1943/Monogram) 61mins. BW. US.
Aka: THE CORPSE VANISHED.
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
REVOLT OF THE ZOMBIES (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.
|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.
RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL (1936/Republic) 58mins. BW. US.
THE RIGHT TO BE HAPPY (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.
THE RIVALS (1909/Lux) BW. Silent. France.
THE RIVER HOUSE GHOST (1932/First National/Warner Bros.) 52mins. BW. UK.
THE ROBBING OF CLEOPATRA'S TOMB (1899) see Cleopatre
ROBERT THE DEVIL, OR, FREED FROM SATAN'S POWER (1910/Gaumont/Lux)
ROCKET SHIP (1936) see Flash Gordon
ROCKETSHIP X-M (1950/Lippert/Exclusive) 79mins. BW. (with
colour sequence). US.
|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.
LE ROI DE THULE (1910/Gaumont) 1reel. BW. Silent. France.
Aka: LURED BY A PHANTOM; THE KING OF THULE.
A King drowns in the sea after following a vision of his dead wife.
ROI DU MAQUILLAGE (1904/Star Film) 138 feet. BW. Silent. France.
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.
ROOM TO LET (1950/Hammer) 68mins. UK.
ROSALIE FAIT DU SPIRITISME (1911/Pathe/Lux) BW. Silent. France.
A ROYAL LIFE (1917) see Az Elet Kiralya
LE ROYAUME DES FEES (1903/Star Film) 1040 feet. BW. Silent.
THE RUBBERMAN (1909/Lubin) 270 feet. BW. Silent. US.
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.
THE RULING PASSION (1917) see Reward of the Faithless
RUMPLESTILTSKIN (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.