Action & Adventure












Miscellaneous Adventures and Adventurers
Disaster Films (See separate listing)
Knights and other Medieval Adventurers
Military and Naval Adventures
Science Fiction and Fantasy Adventures
Swashbucklers (swordsmen, pirates, and other rogues)
Spies, Espionage, and Supercops
Science Fiction and Fantasty films
War Movies
Blaxploitation films
Westerns
Japanese Cinema (for samurai films)
Chinese Cinema: Hong Kong (for Chinese martial arts films)
Interracial Buddy Movies
Road Movies

Action/Adventure Bibliography

Adventure Films (via filmsite.org)

Miscellaneous Adventures and Adventurers

127 hours (2010)
Directed by Danny Boyle. Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clémence Poésy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan, Treat Williams. A dramatization of the true story of Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker who fell and became trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. Mr. Ralston's ordeal was a struggle for survival and a profound existential crisis. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone, not telling anyone where he was going. Finding himself stuck, knowing he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue, he understands his predicament and after struggling for more than five days resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Based on the book "Between a rock and a hard place" by Aron Ralston. Special features: Feature commentary with Danny Boyle, Christian Colson and Simon Beaufoy [optional audio feature]; Deleted scenes (34 min.); Sneak peeks [previews] (3 min.). 94 min. DVD X6791
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Brunick, Paul. "127 hours." Film Comment, November/December 2010, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p69-70, 2p UC users only
Green, Mary S.; Sherman, Grace. "127 hours." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Apr-Jun2012, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p154-159, 6p
Klawans, Stuart. "Voids and Jackasses." Nation, 11/22/2010, Vol. 291 Issue 21, p34-36, 3p UC users only
Walters, Ben. "127 hours." Sight & Sound, February 2011, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p70-71, 2p UC users only

Adventures In Iraq (1943)
Directed by by D. Ross Lederman. Cast: John Loder, Ruth Ford, Paul Cavanagh. After their small plane runs out of gas, a pilot with the U.S. Flying Tigers and his two civilian passengers are forced to land near a remote area of Iraq populated with fanatic Arab devil worshippers. They come upon the mysterious Kingdom of Ghatsi where a wealthy and sophisticated Sheik welcomes them to his opulent palace. The three American realize, however, that they have become prisoners in the plush castle and that the Sheik is a Nazi collaborator with evil plans for their future. 64 min. DVD X6002
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Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix) (France, 2000)
Directors, Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau. Cast: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Charly Sergue, Maurice Benichou. This French comedy-drama features Felix, an unemployed, gay Frenchman of Arab descent, who has a series of adventures during a trek through the French countryside. The film examines the familiar theme of a man's search for his identity. Felix is forced to confront the anger he feels toward his father for abandoning him, and the fear and shame he feels, living as an outsider in a predominantly straight, Caucasian world. 95 min. DVD 1706
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The African Queen (1951)
Directed by John Huston. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel. At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa and well-educated, but snooty sister Rose must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat, which is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream leading to impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow to love one another and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship. Filmed in Africa. Academy Award winner, 1951, for Best Actor (Bogart). Based on the novel by C.S. Forester. Special DVD features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette. 105 min. DVD X2853; vhs 999:2045
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Awards & Honors
Academy Awards - Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart)
National Film Registry Selection

Arabian Nights(1942)
Directed by John Rawlins. Cast: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu. Lavish epic of brother fighting brother to win political power and the love of a woman, mesmerizing Scheherazade, the fiery dancing girl who will prove to be one man's downfall and another's greatest reward. 87 min. DVD 8210
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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Directed by Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee. Joe is a professional hit man, who, during his missions, picks someone off the street to do his errands and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok where he will be for a month, and as usual, he finds a street kid named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, he asks Joe to train him. Needing a few medical supplies, Joe stops at a local pharmacy and meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, he has a hard time keeping his other life from her. Joe becomes a target and is attacked by four gang members. He manages to escape and sets out to rescue a kidnapped Kong. 100 min. DVD X6171
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Barbary Coast (1935)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Frank Craven, Brian Donlevy. Mary Rutledge arrives from the east to find her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco's Barbary Coast of the 1850s. She falls in love with miner Carmichael and takes his gold dust at the wheel. But when she goes after him, her ruthless gambling boss follows her with intent to harm Carmichael. 90 min. DVD X20
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The Bear (L'ours)(France | USA, 1988)
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Cast: Jack Wallace, Tch?eky Karyo, Andr'e Lacombie. An action-packed outdoor adventure tale about Youk, an orphaned cub, and the wounded giant grizzly who befriends him. Threatened by gunfire, they begin a desperate quest for survival. Based on the novel Grizzly king by James Oliver Curwood. Special features: Making-of featurette, short documentary with behind-the-scenes footage, bonus theatrical trailers, talent files. 93 min. DVD X4397
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Beowulf(1999)
Directed by Graham Baker. Cast: Christopher Lambert, Oliver Cotton, Gotz Otto, Layla Roberts. Living in a techno-futile world of the future, a medieval land where technology's secrets are locked away in a mute past, Beowulf fights his way through a besieging army and into a mysterious, ominous castle on the edge of nowhere to face an evil within. 93 min. DVD X4007 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Bildhauer, Bettina. "Animation and the human between animal and cyborg : Jester Till, Beowulf, The adventures of Prince Ahmed." In: Filming the Middle Ages / Bettina Bildhauer. London : Reaktion Books, 2011 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M52 B55 2011)
Chen, Kuo-jung. "The Untold Stories of Beowulf: Cinematic Renditions and Textual Interpretations." Tamkang Review: A Quarterly of Literary and Cultural Studies 41. 1 (2010 Dec): 111-131.
Forni, Kathleen. "Graham Baker's Beowulf: Intersections between High and Low Culture" Literature/Film Quarterly 35. 3 (2007): 244-249.
Magennis, Hugh. "Michael Crichton, Ibn Fadlan, Fantasy Cinema: Beowulf at the Movies." Old English Newsletter (35:1) pp. 34-38, 2001 Fall

Beowulf(2007)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Ray Winstone, Robin Wright Penn, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover, Brendan Gleeson, Alison Lohman, Angelina Jolie. In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The animation is the talking point of this movie, a landmark in computer imagery. 114 min. DVD 9555
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Asma, Stephen T. "Never Mind Grendel. Can Beowulf Conquer the 21st-Century Guilt Trip?" Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 54, no. 15, pp. B14-B15, 2007 Dec 7
Bernau, Anke. "Suspended Animation: Myth, Memory and History in Beowulf." Screening the Past: An International, Refereed, Electronic Journal of Visual Media & History, Dec2009, Issue 26, p29-29
Bildhauer, Bettina. "Animation and the human between animal and cyborg : Jester Till, Beowulf, The adventures of Prince Ahmed." In: Filming the Middle Ages / Bettina Bildhauer. London : Reaktion Books, 2011 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M52 B55 2011)
Emanuelson, Karen. "Monster or Warrior? Beowulf as Problematic Hero." In: The image of the hero II in literature, media, and society : proceedings [of] 2010 conference [of the] Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery / edited by Will Wright and Steve Kaplan.Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference (2010 : Colorado Springs, Colo.) Pueblo, Colo. : The Society, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.5.H45 S632 2010)
Forni, Kathleen. "Popularizing High Culture: Zemeckis's Beowulf." Studies in Popular Culture, Spring2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p45-59, 15p
Kershaw, Sylvia; Ormond, Laurie. "We are the Monsters Now": The Genre Medievalism of Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf." Screening the Past: An International, Refereed, Electronic Journal of Visual Media & History, Dec2009,
Toswell, M. J. " The Simulacrum of Neomedievalism." In: Defining neomedievalism(s) / edited by Karl Fugelso. Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks CB351 .S78 v.19 (2010))

Black Robe (Canada / Australia, 1991)
Directed by Bruce Beresford. Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, August Schellenberg, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, Frank Wilson, Billy Two Rivers. In the 17th century, Father Laforgue, a young Jesuit priest, is assigned to go up river into the Canadian wilderness to convert the Huron Indians. His young aide and translator, Daniel, falls in love with Annuka, the daughter of the Algonquin chief. Torn between his own desires and ideals of the priesthood, Laforgue's faith is tested, and his life and the outcome of the mission imperiled, as the expedition faces the elements and hostile Indians. 101 min. 999:1328
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Based on Black Robe: A Novel by Brian Moore:

UCB Main Stacks PR9199.3.M617 B51 1985
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Blood and Sand (1941)
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Nazimova, Anthony Quinn, J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine, Lynn Bari, Laird Cregar, William Montague, Vicente Gomez, George Reeves. Juan is the naive son of a once-famous bullfighter who tries to recapture the glory of his family's name. Though he is branded fifth rate, he soon becomes Spain's greatest matador and returns home to marry his childhood sweetheart. But when a beautiful, passionate aristocrat seduces him, Juan succumbs to her temptations, only to see his own happiness and success crumble. 125 min. DVD 8307
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Boom Town (1940)
Directed by Jack Conway. Cast: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr. In search of black-gold fortunes, two men will dream, scheme and team up to become rich. But then things between the friends get rough, as one man steals the love of a woman from the other. 119 min. DVD 5732
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The Breaking Point (1950)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez, Wallace Ford. Broke and with a family to support, charter-boat skipper Harry Morgan makes a desperate gamble. For cash that will save his boat from creditors, he ferries gangsters to safety after a racing-track heist. But when you gamble, sometimes you lose. Based on the novel To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway. 97 min. DVD X6348
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Mexico / USA, 1974)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Kris Kristofferson, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernandez. A violent story of a down-and-out piano player in search of the severed head of a gigolo for which there is a million dollar bounty. 112 min. DVD 5096
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Bruce Lee Collection [for other martial arts films, see Chinese Films/Hong Kong]

The Big Boss (Tang shan da xiong) (Hong Kong, 2004)
Directed by Directed by Wei Lo. Cast: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Nora Miao. Having made a vow never to fight again, a factory worker named Cheng (Lee) does his best to put up with an abusive boss. But when Cheng's beautiful cousin is kidnapped by company thugs, he is forced to take matters into his own hands--and fists--to save her. The first starring role of legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee. Dubbed into English; soundtracks also in Cantonese and Mandarin with traditional and simplied Chinese and English subtitles; Closed captioned. 100 min. DVD 6853
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The Chinese Connection (Fist of Fury) (Jing wu men ) (Hong Kong, 1972)
Directed by Lo Wei, featuring Bruce Lee. In this action-packed Bruce Lee classic Kung fu student Chen, upon learning of the murder of his revered kung fu instructor, travels to Shanghai searching for the gang responsible and ends up facing some of his most dangerous opponents. 107 min. DVD 1222; Uncut & restored version is DVD 1692 (102 min.)
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Fist of Fury (Jing wu men) (Hong Kong, 1972)
Directed by Lo Wei, featuring Bruce Lee. In this action-packed Bruce Lee classic Kung fu student Chen, upon learning of the murder of his revered kung fu instructor, travels to Shanghai searching for the gang responsible and ends up facing some of his most dangerous opponents. 107 min. DVD 1222; Uncut & restored version is DVD 1692 (102 min.)
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Game of Death (Hong Kong / USA, 1978)
Directed by Robert Clouse. Cast: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Dean Jagger, Colleen Camp, Hugh O'Brian, Chuck Norris. Billy Lo (Bruce Lee), is a young kung fu movie star with a flourishing career and a promising future. As the leader of a syndicate known for its exploitation of entertainers, Dr. Land jumps at the chance to capitalize on Billy's celebrated status and that of his singer-girlfriend. Refusing to sign with Land, Billy's martial arts mastery is put to the test when he is brutally harassed by Land's men in an attempt to change his mind. In a stunning showdown, Billy goes one-on-one with a villainous stream of deadly kung fu fighters in a final bid for his freedom. (Bruce Lee's last film work, he died during production of the film) 100 min. DVD 6855
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Game of Death II (Hong Kong / USA, 1981)
Directed by Robert Clouse. Cast:Bruce Lee, Tong Lung, Roy Chiao, Wong Ching Lei. In this dark tale of revenge, Bruce Lee "returns" as Billy Lo, whose best friend Chin Ku dies of a sudden illness. But suspicion of foul play arises when a gang tries to steal Ku's coffin at the funeral using a helicopter. When Lo's younger brother Bobby Lo hears about the incident, he leaves his Buddhist master to investigate the truth. His trail soon leads him to the Castle of Death, the last place Chin Ku was seen alive. There, he meets and befriends an unlikely ally--a cruel and merciless martial arts expert who is also the tower's master. But when the master dies under mysterious circumstance, Lo ends up dueling with someone far more terrifying. Created post-humously using Bruce Lee fight scenes originally filmed for Game of Death (1978) 96 min. DVD 6856
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Way of the Dragon (Meng long guojiang) (Hong Kong, 1971)
Directed by Directed by Wei Lo. Cast: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao. In this high-kicking martial arts thriller, a young man (Bruce Lee) is called to Rome to help a family friend whose restaurant is being targeted by local gangsters. Used to getting their own way, these ruthless men make the mistake of underestimating the young man's ingenuity. When they are unable to get rid of him, they call in an international martial arts champion (Chuck Norris), creating the ultimate clash of kung fu masters in the ancient city's majestic coliseum. Dubbed into English; soundtracks also in Cantonese and Mandarin with traditional and simplied Chinese and English subtitles; Closed captioned. 99 min. DVD 6854
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Burn! (Queimada)(Italy / France, 1969)
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. Cast: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Marquez, Renato Salvatori. Sir William Walker is sent to secure a plantation in a 19th century Caribbean Island. While there be befriends Jose and Teddy, and plants the seeds of revolution in their heads. Years later he must go back and stop the revolution that he helped begin. 109 min. DVD 4642; vhs 999:1205
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The Call of the Wild (1935)
Director, William Wellman. Cast: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie. Jack Thornton is an adventurer who travels the Yukon in search of gold. When he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog with the strength of his part-wolf ancestry, Jack's luck changes. Winning a $1,000 bet on Buck's stamina is only the first of the rewards that his friendship with the canine will bring. When the pair, along with Jack's friend Shorty, happen upon a woman who's lost her husband in the wilds they begin their greatest adventure yet in this rousing tale of camaraderie and adventure. Based on the story by Jack London. 81 min. DVD 5957
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Thomas, Tony. "Call of the Wild." In: The great adventure films Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1976. (PFA PN1995.9.A3.T5 1976)

César Cascabel (France, 2001)
Directed by Gilles Gay. An animated version of the Jules Verne tale of Cesar Cascabel and his circus as they travel to Europe via Alaska. Based on César Cascabel by Jules Verne. 83 min. DVD X2050
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Charlie's Angels (2000)
Directed by McG. Cast: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Tim Curry, Kelly Lynch, Crispin Glover. In this updated theatrical spin-off of the television drama, three women detectives with a mysterious boss retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal. 99 min. DVD 4390

Charlie's Angels, Full Throttle (1935)
Directed by McG. Cast: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Demi Moore. Summoned by their boss, the angels are given their latest assignment. A pair of rings have been stolen and need to be recovered. The rings have been coded with special information that can be used to access a list of every person in the FBI's Witness Protection Program. While searching for the culprits, they encounter Madison Lee, one of Charlie's former agents who decided that the wrong side of the law pays better, and Seamus, who once dated Dylan and wants revenge for her decision to turn him over to the police. 107 min. DVD X4459
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China Seas (1935)
Directed by Tay Garnett. Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, Dudley Digges, C. Aubrey Smith. Rugged Captain Alan Gaskell sails the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret cargo : a fortune in British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries. Both his fiery mistress and his refined fiancee are aboard! 83 min. DVD 5731
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Cobra Woman(1944)
Directed by Robert Siodmak. Cast: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Edgar Barrier. Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister.71 min. DVD X3927
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Fischer, Lucy. "Two-Faced Women: The "Double" in Women's. Melodrama of the 1940s." Cinema Journal; Fall83, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p24-43, 20p UC users only
Waller, Genevieve. "Cobra Woman." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Oct2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p379-381, 3p UC users only

Congo (1995)
Directed by Frank Marshall. Cast: Dylan Walsh, Laura Linney, Ernie Hudson, Grant Heslov, Joe Don Baker, Tim Curry. When a man goes into the Congo and disappears, a former CIA operative goes after him. Accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a professor looking for King Solomon's Mines), she sets out to rescue her former fiance encountering many dangers. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton. 108 min. DVD 9660
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Cube(Canada, 1997)
Directed by Vincenzo Natali.. Cast: Nicole DeBoer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, Maurice Dean Wint. Six ordinary strangers awaken to find themselves in a seemingly endless maze of interlocking cubical chambers armed with lethal booby traps. Without food or water, they have only a few days to live. None of them knows how or why they've been imprisoned, but soon discover that each possesses a skill that could contribute to their escape. As they work together to extricate themselves from their claustrophobic cell, one thing becomes painfully clear- unless they learn to cooperate to solve the secrets of this deadly trap, none of them has very long to live. 90 min. DVD X6787
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Directed by Ron Howard. Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jurgen Prochnow, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Etienne Chicot, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Marie-Francoise Audollent. When respected American religious symbology expert Dr. Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre by French Captain Bezu Fache, he soon discovered that he is the number 1 suspect for the murder of a historian Langdon had been scheduled to meet with. Assisted by a French cryptographer and government agent named Sophie, Langdon is challenged to decipher a chain of cryptic codes and puzzles, all the while trying to stay ahead of Fache's lawmen in a chase through the Louvre, and out into the Parisian cityscape, and finally across the channel to England. Special features (Disc 2): "First day on the set with Ron Howard" featurette; "A discussion with Dan Brown" featurette; "A portrait of Langdon" featurette; "Who is Sophie Neveu?" featurette; "Unusual suspects" featurette; "Magical places" featurette; "Filmmaker's journey" a two-part featurette; "Close-up on the Mona Lisa" featurette; "The codes of 'The Da Vinci code'" featurette; "The music of 'The Da Vinci code' featurette. Based on the novel by Dan Brown. 149 min. DVD 6872
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Dark of the Sun(1968)
Directed by Jack Cardiff. Cast: Jim Brown, Kenneth More, Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux. A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travels through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue civilians imperiled by the rebels and recover $25 million in uncut diamonds. Based on a novel by Wilbur A. Smith. 101 min. DVD X6812
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Death Proof (2007)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoe Bell, Michael Parks. A deranged stuntman stalks and kills victims from the safety of his killer car, but when he picks on the wrong group of babes, all bets are off. These girls prove harder to get, and because of a combination of bad luck and Stuntman Mike's carelessness, the girls decide to turn the tables on their tormentor for revenge of their own. 127 min. DVD 1912
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Deliverance(1972)
Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Bill McKinney, Herbert Coward. Four ordinary men traveling in two canoes descend a river they've only seen as a squiggly line on a map, determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand, only to find they must fight for their lives against some sadistic mountain men. 109 min. DVD 1912
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Dickey, James. Deliverance : a screenplay / by James Dickey from his novel. Ipswich : Screenpress Pub., c2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D44 D53 2003)

Elephant Walk(1954)
Directed by William Dieterle. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch. In this drama set in Ceylon, Taylor plays a newlywed who accompanies her husband to his tea plantation called Elephant Walk and falls for the overseer. The love triangle is soon dwarfed by other events, however, as a cholera epidemic breaks out, drought blights the land, and herds of thirst-maddened elephants devastate the plantation. 103 min. vhs 999:3849
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The Emerald Forest(UK, 1985)
Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Powers Boothe, Charley Boorman, Meg Foster, Rui Polonah. Bill Markham, an engineer building a dam on the Amazon, returns to the jungle year after year searching for his son, who had disappeared into the jungle. After ten years, Markham finds the man who had once been his boy, but now is a warrior from another world. 113 min. DVD 5005; vhs 999:598
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Boorman, John. The Emerald forest diary / John Boorman. New York : Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1985. Native American Studies PN1997.E553 B66 1985)
Combs, Richard. "The Emerald Forest" Sight & Sound, Autumn 1985, Vol. 54, p298-299, 2p UC users only
Kael, Pauline. "The Emerald Forest" New Yorker, August 12 1985, Vol. 61, p65-67, 3p

Extreme Prejudice (1987)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso, Rip Torn, Clancy Brown, William Forsythe, Matt Mulhern, Larry B. Scott, Dan Tullis Jr., John Dennis Johnston, James Lashly, Marco Rodriguez, Luis Contreras, Carlos Cervantes, Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr. El Paso based Texas Ranger Jack Benteen is intent on trying to control the drug trade, and the means breaking up the drug cartel run by his old friend Cash Bailey across the border in Mexico. His girl Sarita has tired of life with him, and returned to her former lover--Cash. Cash's cohorts have killed a local sheriff, and an unofficial, top-secret cadre of American combat veterans (apparently working for the CIA) has arrived to muddy the waters. Are they after Cash, too, or just his cash? A shootout at Cash's Mexican fortress seems inevitable, but who will be there, and on which side? 104 min. DVD X6171
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Fireball 500 (1966)
Directed by William Asher. Cast: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck, Julie Parrish. Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and Sonny begin a friendly rivalry for Jane. 92 min. DVD 8376
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Four Frightened People (1934)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan, Leo Carrillo, Nella Walker, Tetsu Komai. Four unremarkable people escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild Malayan island. In order to reach safety they must trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen. From the novel by E. Arnot Robertson. 79 min. DVD 5666
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48 Hours (1982)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham. Nolte is a rough-edged cop after two vicious copkillers. He can't do it without the help of smooth and dapper Murphy, who is serving time for a half-million dollar robbery. This unlikely partnership trades laughs as often as punches as both pursue their separate goals: Nolte wants the villians; Murphy wants money. 97 min. DVD X1888; vhs 999:3563
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Another 48 Hours (1990)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Ross. Hard-nosed cop Cates and ex-con Hammond team up together again-- Cates to prove he's innocent of manslaughter in a drug bust gone wrong, and Hammond, who's just been released from prison, to fight those trying to take his life. 97 min. DVD X1888
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Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, John Carradine, Alan Hale, Barry Fitzgerald. Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels...then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey's sweetheart. 86 min. DVD 9389
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Frantic (USA | France, 1988)
Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, John Mahoney, Emmanuelle Seigner. When the wife of an American cardiologist is kidnapped in Paris, he sets out to find her but encounters a web of bureaucracy. His lack of language, makes it nearly impossible for him to find any official help in his search as he enters the punk/drug culture to find out what has happened to her. 120 min. DVD X4326
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The General Died at Dawn(1936)
Directed by Lewis Milestone. Cast: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, William Frawley, Dudley Digges, Akim Tamiroff, Porter Hall. O'Hara, an American soldier of fortune, tries to foil the ambitions of General Yang, a ruthless warlord who plans to take over the provinces of northern China. Exotic settings, captivating performances and extraordinary cinematography power this thrilling tale of double crosses. 99 min. DVD 4754
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Chung, Hye Seung. "Contrasting cases of Sino-U.S. Censorship Debates: MGM's The Good Earth and Paramount's The General Died at Dawn." In: Hollywood Asian : Philip Ahn and the politics of cross-ethnic performance / Hye Seung Chung. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Asian American Studies PN1995.9.A78 C58 2006)
Oehling, Richard A. "Hollywood and the Image of the Oriental, 1910-1950-Part II" Film & History; Sep1978, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p59-67, 9p UC users only

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)(Sweden | Denmark | Germany | Norway, 2009)
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber, Sven-Bertil Taube. Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found and her beloved uncle is convinced she was murdered and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced investigative journalist Mickael Blomkvist and the tattooed and troubled yet resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. Based on the book by Stieg Larsson. 152 min. DVD X4130
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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (Sweden | Denmark | Germany, 2010)
Directed by Daniel Alfredson. Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Repace, Annika Hallin, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson. Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Digging deeper, Blomkvist unearths evidence implicating highly placed members of Swedish society, as well as shocking details about Salander's past. Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson. 129 min. DVD X5012
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes) (Sweden | Denmark | Germany, 2009)
Directed by Daniel Alfredson. Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin, Anders Ahlbom. The final installment of Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' trilogy. Lisbeth Salander is fighting for her life in more ways than one. In an intensive care unit and charged with three murders, she will have to not only prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce the same corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now, Lisbeth Salander is fighting back. Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson. 129 min. DVD X5205
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes(UK, 1984)
Directed by Hugh Hudson. Cast: Sir Ralph Richardson, James Fox, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm. Tarzan, the ape-raised son of shipwrecked aristocrats is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke. Captaine Phillippe D'Arnot, after discovering Tarzan brings him home to his grandfather and the understanding Jane Porter in Edwardian England. Based on the story "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 137 min. DVD 9659
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Lasswell-Hoff, Jane. "Greystoke: the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, March 1985, Vol. 66, p347-348, 2p UC users only

Hatari! (1962)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons, Gerard Blain, Bruce Cabot, Michele Girardon. John Wayne heads a group of highly skilled professional game hunters in Africa who capture the ferocious big game with strong ropes and cameras for zoos and circus attractions. 157 min. DVD 9666
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Houdini, the Movie Star
DVD 9731.

Terror Island (1920)
Directed by James Cruze. Cast: Harry Houdini, Lila Lee, Jack Brammall, Eugene Pallette. A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves. The plot, such as it is, involves a ship of sunken pearls, a South Seas trader held hostage for the return of the idol's eye, human sacrifice, and a most peculiar tribe of Polynesians, in which the men are all African Americans and the women are blondes. 55 min.
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Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)
Directed by Harry Houdini. Cast: Harry Houdini, Gladys Leslie, William Humphrey. Heath Haldane is an undercover operative assigned to infiltrate a band of counterfeiters within the dark alleys of New York's Chinatown. Narrowly missing death several times, he must rescue Adele Ormsby, whom he loves despite her pending marriage. Special feature: The grim game (fragment, 1919, 5 min.) / written by Arthur B. Reeve and John Grey ; directed by Irving Willat -- Filmed records of Houdini escapes (1907-ca. 1923); the illusion "Metamorphosis," performed by Houdini's brother Hardeen; 1914 audio recording of Houdini introducing his "Water Torture Cell;" "Slippery Jim" 1910 comedy short inspired by Houdini; image gallery; new film notes. 84 min.
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The Man From Beyond (1922)
Directed by Burton L. King. Cast: Harry Houdini, Nita Naldi, Jane Connelly. Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his life, reincarnated in the body of a young woman. Filmed in large part at and about Lake Placid in New York, and Niagara Falls to the brink of which the stalwart Hillary is whirled in his efforts to save his lady love. 68 min.
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The Master of Mystery(1922)
Directed by Burton L. King. Cast: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Jack Burns, Ruth Stonehouse, Charles Graham. A motion picture serial starring Houdini as government agent Quentin Locke who infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbared wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber. Special features: An examination of scenes deleted by the New York Censor Board; image gallery; new film notes. Chapter titles: Disc 1. (1) Living Death -- (2) The Iron Terror -- (3) The Water Peril -- (4) The Test -- (5) The Chemist's Shop -- (6) The Mad Genius -- (7) Barbed Wire -- (9) The Madagascan Madness -- (11) The Net -- (12) The Death Noose -- Disc. 2 (13) The Flash of Death -- (14) The Tangled Web -- (15) Bound at Last [or] The Unmasking of the Automaton. 238 min.
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Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott. Indiana Jones is a bullwhip-cracking archeologist assigned by the U.S. Government to find the mystically empowered Ark of the Covenant before the Nazies can obtain it for their own evil use. 115 min. DVD 4610
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Ke Huy Quan. Indiana Jones, the daredevil archeologist, is out to find the famous Ankara Stone and to save hundreds of children who've been enslaved by a mysterious cult. 118 min. DVD 4611
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Indiana Jones Bonus Material
Presents over three hours of material documenting the making of the Indiana Jones trilogy. 187 min. DVD 4613

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover. Harrison Ford dons his rumpled fedora for the third time as Indiana Jones, and Sean Connery joins the thrill-a-minute fun as Indy's feisty dad. Filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas make sure this father-son duo never lack for adventure. The Joneses set out to find the mystically-empowered Holy Grail - and encounter so many spectacular pursuits and narrow escapes that this movie is more than the culmination of Indy's exploits. 126 min. DVD 4612
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent. Indy tries to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator. Teaming up with a rebellious young biker and his spirited love Marion, Indy takes you on a breathtaking, action-packed adventure. 122 min. DVD X385
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The International (USA / Germany / UK, 2009)
Directed by Tom Tykwer. Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brian F. O'Byrne. Summary Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, their investigation takes them on a high-stakes chase across the globe. Their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing, including murder, to continue financing terror and war. 118 min. DVD X1716
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Into the Wild (2007)
Directed by Sean Penn. Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian Dierker, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook. Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story. Special features: "Into the wild: the story, the characters" featurette; "Into the wild: the experience" featurette; theatrical trailer. 148 min. DVD 9477
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Isle of Forgotten Sins(1943)
Director, Edgar G. Ulmer. Cast: John Carradine, Gale Sondergaard, Sidney Toler, Frank Fenton, Rita Quigley, Veda Ann Borg, Rick Vallin. In this South Seas adventure, divers searching for millions in sunken gold must cope with treacherous currents, a full blown monsoon and a crooked ship captain. Based on the story by Edgar G. Ulmer. 81 min. DVD 6455
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Belton, John. Howard Hawks, Frank Borzage, Edgar G. Ulmer London : Tantivy Press ; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1974. (MAIN: PN1998.A3 H337 1974)
Bogdanovich, Peter. "Edgar G. Ulmer." In: Who the Devil Made It. New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997. (Main Stack PN1995.9.P7.B58 1997; Moffitt PN1995.9.P7.B58 1997)
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Gallagher, Tag. "All lost in wonder: Edgar G.Ulmer." Screening the Past, 1 March 2001 UC users only

Jaws (1975)
Directed by Stephen Spielberg. Cast: Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton. When a man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast the police chief, a young ichthyologist and a shark fisherman join together to hunt and destroy it. 125 min. DVD 2326; vhs 999:1044
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

JCVD(Belgium / Luxembourg / France, 2008)
Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri. Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, Jean-François Wolff, Anne Paulicevich, Liliane Becker. JCVD, an out of luck actor, returns to his childhood home of Brussels. When he goes into a post office to receive a wire transfer, he finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation. Due to an unfortunate mistake, the police believe JCVD is responsible for the crime. As the events are played from different perspectives, JCVD finds himself protecting the hostages, as well as serving as their negotiator. JCVD is forced to accept responsibility for crimes he didn't commit, as well as the life mistakes that he did make. 97 min. DVD X1618
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Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Director, Lawrence Teague. Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spiros Focas, Avner Eisenberg, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Holland Taylor. When bored author Joan gets an offer from a certain Omar to come write up his pending coronation, she takes off for the Middle East...and winds up in prison. Meanwhile, her friend Jack decides to hunt down a jewel in Omar's neck of the desert accompanied by his old nemesis Ralph. While Joan and a Holy Man are escaping from prison, Jack and Ralph head their way, and soon all four are making a run through uncharted sands in the African desert to save their lives. 106 min. DVD X2591
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Shaheen, Jack G. "The Hollywood Arab (1984-1986)." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter87, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p148-157, 10p UC users only
White, Mimi. "Representing romance: reading/writing/fantasy and the "liberated" heroine of recent Hollywood films" Cinema Journal, 1989, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p41-56, 16p. UC users only

Judex: A Serial in Twelve Episodes (France, 1917)
Directed by Louis Feuillade. One of cinema's first 'superheroes,' the mysterious Judex in these early silent films is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux, who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux's daughter, Jacqueline. This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex's brother, the evil Diana Monti and her accomplices, the detective Cocatin, and the charming Licorice Kid. Disc 1: Prologue -- 1. The mysterious shadow -- 2. The atonement -- 3. The fantastic dog pack -- 4. The secret of the tomb -- 5. The tragic mill -- Disc 2: 6. The Liquorice Kid -- 7. The woman in black -- 8. The underground passages of the Chateau-Rouge -- 9. When the child appeared -- 10. Jacqueline's heart -- 11. The water goddess -- 12. Love's forgiveness. Features a newly recorded score by Robert Israel. Also included: The music of Judex, an 18 minute featurette in which Robert Israel discusses scoring Judex and an essay by film historian Jan-Christopher Horak. 315 min. DVD 6178
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Jungle Book (UK, 1942)
Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, Rosemary de Camp, Patricia O'Rourke, Ralph Byrd, John Mather. Kipling's classic menagerie comes to dazzling life in this lush adaptation, featuring Sabu as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves. He gradually reacclimates himself to civilization with the help of his long-lost mother and a beautiful village girl, whose father is convinced that Mowgli is dangerous. Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. 106 min. DVD X7335
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King Solomon's Mines(UK, 1937)
Director, Robert Stevenson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young, Anna Lee. Fortune hunter Patrick O'Brien has left his daughter Kathy and guide Umbopa to trek across the desert in hopes of finding the fabled diamond mines of Solomon. Worried about her father, Kathy persuades hunter Allan Quartermain to lead a party to rescue him. Based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. 80 min. DVD 9661
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Leibfried, Philip. Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard on screen, stage, radio, and television / by Philip Leibfried. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR4858.F55 L45 2000)

King Solomon's Mines(1950)
Directors, Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas, Lowell Gilmore. Filmed in Tanganyika, Uganda Protectorate, Kenya Colony and Protectorate, and the Belgian Congo. Adventurer Allan Quatermain is hired by an Englishwoman to lead the hunt for her missing husband who disappeared in an uncharted region of Africa while in search of King Solomon's legendary treasure. Quartermain isn't keen on having a woman on the expedition and he and Elizabeth quarrel regularly, but she and Quatermain eventually fall in love. Visually, the film is gorgeous, packed with great shots of the African country and wildlife, also capturing indigenous music and rituals of African tribes. Based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. 103 min. DVD 9665
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Leibfried, Philip. Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard on screen, stage, radio, and television / by Philip Leibfried. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR4858.F55 L45 2000)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life(2003)
Director, Jan De Bont. Cast: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Noah Taylor, Ciaran Hinds, Djimon Hounsou, Til Schweiger, Christopher Barrie. Archaeologist and explorer Lara Croft journeys to a temple in Greece, sunken underwater that leads to a sphere that contains the mythical Pandora's Box, only to have it stolen from her by Chen Lo, the leader of a Chinese crime syndicate, who's in league with a villain named Reiss who wants to use the Box as a doomsday weapon. Facing her greatest challenges yet, the intrepid tomb raider pursues Lo, in order to get her hands back on Pandora's Box, and fulfill the desire of the Queen. 130 min. DVD 4389
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Sables, Kate. "Run Lara Run." Sight & Sound, Aug2001, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p18-20, 4p UC users only
Toumarkine, Doris. "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" Film Journal International, Sep2003, Vol. 106 Issue 9, p45, 2p UC users only

Action chicks : new images of tough women in popular culture Edited by Sherrie A. Inness. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks P94.5.W652 U614 2004)
Flanagan, Mary. "Hyperbodies, Hyperknowledge: Women in Games, Women in Cyberpunk, and Strategies of Resistance." In: Reload : rethinking women + cyberculture / edited by Mary Flanagan and Austin Booth. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS151 .R45 2002)
Stasia, Cristina Lucia. "'Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma'am!': The New Public/Private Female Action Hero." In: Third wave feminism : a critical exploration / edited by Stacy Gillis, Gillian Howie, and Rebecca Mu Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1155 .T45 2004)

Last Action Hero(1993)
Director John McTiernan. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance, Frank McRae, Tom Noonan, Robert Prosky, Anthony Quinn, Mercedes Ruehl, Austin O'Brien. What happens when a magic ticket blasts a 12-year-old boy out of his theater seat into the movie and what happens when the movie hero comes off the cinema screen to become involved in real life? The answers are to be found in this fast-action thriller in which a young boy's movie hero comes to life. 131 min. DVD X863
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Mallin, Eric S. "'You Kilt My Foddah': Or Arnold, Prince of Denmark." Shakespeare Quarterly, Summer99, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p127, 25p UC users only
Romney, Jonathan. "Arnold through the Looking Glass." In: Action/spectacle cinema : a Sight and sound reader / edited by José Arroyo. London : British Film Institute, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995 .A259 2000)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Director, David Lean. Cast: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole. The story of T. E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity. Special features (Disc 1): DVD-ROM features: archives of Arabia: historic photographs take you behind the scenes (Pt. 1) ; Journey with Lawrence: Interactive map of the Middle East. Special features (Disc 2): Documentary: The Making of Lawrence of Arabia ; conversation with Steven Spielberg ; four original featurettes: Maan, Jordan: the camels are cast -- In search of Lawrence -- Romance of Arabia -- Wind, sand and star: the making of a classic ; original newsreel footage of the New York premiere ; DVD-ROM features: archives of Arabia: historic photographs take you behind the scenes (Pt. 2) ; advertising campaigns ; theatrical trailers ; talent files. 227 min. DVD 666; VHS 999:382
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film from any Source; Best British Film; Best British Actor (Peter O'Toole)
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Director
National Board of Review, USA - Best Director

Francaviglia, Richard V. "Crusaders and Saracens: the persistence of orientalism in historically themed motion pictures about the Middle East." In: Lights, camera, history : portraying the past in film / edited by Richard Francaviglia and Jerry Rodnitzky ; with an introduction by Peter C. Rollins ; contributions by Robert Rosenstone ... [et al.]. 1st ed. College Station : Published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press, c2007. (PN1995.2 .L54 2007)

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob) (France / Italy, 1973)
Director, Gerard Oury. Cast: Louis De Funes, Marcel Dalio, Suzy Delair. Victor Pivert, a blustering, anti-Semitic French factory owner en route to his daughter's wedding, unwittingly stumbles on a group of Arab terrorists. After Victor is captured and escapes, he hides himself by dressing up as a rabbi, leading to one madcap situation after another. 100 min. DVD 2478
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Mogambo (1953)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Laurence Naismith, Denis O'Dea. Clark Gable portrays Victor, a safari guide, in this remake of Gable's 1932 "Red Dust". Ava Gardner plays tough-hided, vulnerable Eloise, and Grace Kelly is the prim anthropologist's wife who catches Victor's roving eye. 115 min. DVD 5737
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The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel. Cast: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemento, Dutch Hendrian. A madman on his island fortress, tired of pursuing game, becomes obsessed with the idea of hunting the most dangerous game of all-- man. When a cabin cruiser is shipwrecked off the coast of his island he invites the survivors to stay... with a sinister motive. 83 min. DVD 4954
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Naked Prey(South Africa | USA, 1966)
Directed by Cornel Wilde. Cast: Cornel Wilde, Gert Van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt, Bella Randles. This action-adventure picture filmed in Maputi, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, stars Cornel Wilde as Man, a great white hunter whose safari is wiped out by angry tribesmen. He is stripped of his clothes and his weapons and given a head start in a "lion's chance" to save his life. Man is given the opportunity to prove his bravery as, for four days and nights, he is pursued by the village's best lion killers. Special features: audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince, "John Colter's escape," read by Paul Giamatti, original soundtrack cues created by director Cornel Wilde and ethnomusicologist Andrew Tracey along with a written statement by Tracey on the score, theatrical trailer. 96 min. DVD X4062
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Night Flight (1933)
Directed by Clarence Brown. Cast: Helen Hayes, John Barrymore, Clark Gable. Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro but the serum is in Santiago and the only way to get the medicine where it is desperately needed is to have it flown in by pilots who risk the treacherous weather of the Andes. HIghlights include vintage aircraft flying through nightime storms. Based on a novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 85 min. DVD X6531
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No More Women (1934)
Directed by Albert Rogell. Cast: Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen, Sally Blane, Minna Gombell, Alphonse Ethier, J.P. McGowan, Harold Huber, Tom Dugan, Christian Rub, Frank Moran, William Franey, Thomas Jackson. Two deep-sea divers, known only by their nicknames of "Three-Time" and "Forty-Fathoms," find that no place on earth is big enough for both of them at the same time, even the bottom of the ocean. All day long they fight to salvage sunken gold at forty fathoms deep in the ocean, and all night long they fight over dames. This situation continues even when they both go to work for Helen Young, the owner of a tug-boat and a salvage business. Based upon Underseas, by John Mikale Strong 125 min. vhs 999:3940
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North West Frontier (UK, 1959)
Directed by J. Lee Thompson. Cast: Lauren Bacall, Kenneth More, Herbert Lom, Ursula Jeans. A young Hindu prince is rescued by his governess and a British captain moments before his father's palace is captured by rebels. The group must then travel through 300 miles of hostile Muslim territory in northwest India in their attempt to reach safety in Delhi. 125 min. DVD X287
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Nuits Rouges (Red Nights) (France, 1973)
Directed by Georges Franju. Cast: Gayle Hunnicutt, Jacques Champreux, Josephine Chaplin, Ugo Pagliai, Gert Froebe. Shadowman, a thief whose head is covered by a red mask, and his cat-suited assistant, try to find the fabled treasure of the ancient Knight Templars from a surviving sect in Paris. Special features: interview with Jacques Champreux, Nuits rouges writer, actor and grandson of Louis Feuillade, was filmed in 2007, discussing the film and Georges Franju. 104 min. DVD X1679
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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison, Bernie Mac, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Julia Roberts. Three prestigious Las Vegas casinos. More than $160 million. Danny Ocean and his 10-man handpicked team of grifters and conmen are ready to carry out the most elaborate casino heist in history, and they just might get away with it. 116 min. DVD 5771
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Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Directed by Lewis Milestone. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson. The place is Las Vegas. The time: Midnight, New Year's Eve. Danny Ocean (Sinatra) and 10 of his ex-commando buddies get ready to rob the vaults of 5 casinos simultaneously! Special features: Feature-length audio commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr. and Angie Dickinson; interactive "then and now" Las Vegas map casino vignettes; excerpts from the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson featuring guest host Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson; interactive menus; cast/filmmaker profiles; 2 theatrical trailers; scene access. Based on a story by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell. 127 min. DVD 7899
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Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts. Ocean's Twelve reintroduces Ocean and his perfectly trained team of con men. Dividing forces to hit Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome, the heist-meisters move beyond casinos to tackle new objectives, one of which involves stealing a famous painting. 125 min. DVD 5772
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Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Director Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Eddie Jemison, Scott Caan, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Michael Mantell, Ellen Barkin, Andy Garcia. Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and are composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring Willy Bank and everything he's got down. Even if it includes hiring help from one of their own enemies, Terry Benedict. Special features: Additional scenes ; "Vegas: an opulent illusion" : Las Vegas' influential design sense ; Jerry Weintraub walk and talk : the producer takes us on a casino tour. 122 min. DVD 9160
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Old San Francisco (1927)
Directed by Alan Crosland. Cast: Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Charles Emmett Mack, Josef Swickard, Anna May Wong, Anders Randolf, Angelo Rossitto. In this romance set in the days when 'Frisco was the Paris of America, the action careens from rancho to saloon to secret dungeon with a recreation of the earthquake of 1906 as the finale. 89 min. DVD X2085
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Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell. Story of the men working for a South American mail and freight business in the 1930s. They are trying to win a lucrative government contract to carry mail, and must perform satisfactorily despite bad weather, injuries, poor cash flow and a woman trying to win the boss's heart. 121 min. DVD 6635
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Papillon (1973)
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Anthony Zerbe, Don Gordon. Based on the true story of Henri Charriere, also known as Papillon, a petty criminal who was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in a French penal colony on Devil's Island in French Guiana, South America. He is determined to escape but attempt after attempt meets with resulting recapture and incarcerations in solitary confinement. 150 min. DVD 5081
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The Perils of Pauline (1914)
Directors, Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie. Cast: Pearl White, Crane Wilber, Paul Panzer; Exploits of Elaine: Pearl White, Arnold Daly, Creighton Hale. When Pauline inherits a vast fortune her "perils" begin when a rogue named Koerner plots to separate her from her money. He goes on to employ all kinds of deadly devises as he attempts to kill her, but Pauline, a self-reliant and ever-so-modern woman, successfully survives them all. 127 min. 999:1231
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Sarris, Andrew. "The Auteur Theory and the Perils of Pauline." Film Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4. (Summer, 1963), pp. 26-33. UC users only

Pierrot le fou (France / Italy, 1965)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Part love story, part gangster thriller, Pierrot le fou combines romance, adventure, and violence with allusions to art, literature, and cinema to create a colorful French version of the Bonnie and Clyde story. 90 min. DVD 119; VHS 999:448
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Le Professionnel (France, 1981)
Director, Georges Lautner. Cast: Jean-Paul Belmodo, Cyrielle Claire, Jean Desailly, Marie-Christine Descouard, Elisabeth Margoni, Jean-Louis Richard, Robert Hossein. French secret agent Joss Baumont has been assigned the treacherous task of killing an African president. However, due to a series of drastic political changes, the mission is negated. The tables turned on Baumont when the person responsible for assigning him the task turned him in to the African authorities. Sentenced to long-term imprisonment, Baumont makes a daring escape with the intent of fulfilling the Secret Service's murderous request as a reprisal and setting up a thrilling showdown. 105 min. DVD X4184; vhs 999:3637
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Red Dust (1932)
Director, Victor Fleming. Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp. Dennis Carson, overseer of a rubber plantation in Indochina, gives refuge to a prostitute on the run from Saigon authorities. Romance is sparked but becomes heated when an engineer's wife steps into the picture. Based on the play by Wilson Collison. 85 min. DVD X6247
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Bachman, Gregg. "Red Dust" Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Oct2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p386-388, 3p UC users only
Baxter, Peter. "Up from Saigon." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Summer87, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p71-82. 12p UC users only

Riffraff (1947)
Directed by Ted Tetzlaff. Cast: Pat O'brien, Walter Slezak, Anne Jeffreys, George Givot. A mysterious map holds the key to billions of dollars worth of crude oil, and there's nothing that some men won't do to possess it. 80 min. vhs 999:3711
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Road to Morocco (1942)
Directed by David Butler. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn. The lone survivors of a ship wrecked in the Mediterranean, our heroes find themselves in the company of a Moroccan Princess Shalimar (Lamour), who has purchased Bob and plans to make him her husband. This would be swell except for the jealousy of nasty Sheik Mullay Kassim. This is the third "Road" picture of the Hope and Crosby comedy team. 82 min. 999:2039
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Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

Road to Singapore (1940)
Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna. When junior shipping mogul Josh Mallon comes too close to getting hitched, he and his best buddy Ace Lannigan run to the furthest point they can find on a map --Singapore. The first of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a team of irrepressible bachelors, the scenery includes Dorothy Lamour as the beautiful live-in housekeeper they bring home. Special features: Documentary, "Bob Hope and the road to success" ; documentary, "Entertaining the troops" ; "Sweet potato piper" sing-along ; photograph gallery ; theatrical trailer; production notes; cast and filmakers' biographies ; scene selections. 86 min. DVD X1030
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Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

Road to Utopia (1946)
Directed by Hal Walker. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke, Douglass Dumbrille, Jack LaRue, Robert Barrat, Nestor Paiva. Narrator: Robert Benchley. Bing and Bob get caught up in a race to stake their claim to the veins of a Klondike gold mine after nabbing the deed from a couple of vicious killers. Since the boys themselves are skipping town after a shady deal, they decide to adopt the murderers' identities and take the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and ambitious Dorothy Lamour. 82 min. DVD 7606
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Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna. In the second of the "Road" pictures, a couple of scheming carnival performers leave town after selling a phony diamond mine to a tough guy who doesn't appreciate the joke. They end up in Zanzibar where they meet a couple of female entertainers who lure them into the jungle and introduce them to a tribe of hungry cannibals. 92 min. DVD X1031
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Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Directed by Gordon Douglas. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, Victor Buono, Hank Henry. In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. A lighthearted gangster spoof spirited along by guns, gags, tunes, and bootleg gin. 123 min. DVD 7900
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The Rock (1996)
Directed by Michael Bay. Cast: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe. A retired U.S. Marine general seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz with 81 tourists as hostages. His demand: restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. A Navy SEAL team with support from an FBI chemical warfare expert and a former Alcatraz escapee team up to penetrate the terrorists' defenses on the island and neutralize the threat before time runs out. 136 min. DVD 2241
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Blake, Richard A. "The Rock" America, July 6-13 1996, Vol. 175, p30-31, 2p
Rafferty, Terrence. "The Rock" New Yorker, June 17 1996, Vol. 72, p101-103, 3p
Wrathall, John. "The Rock." Sight & Sound, August 1996, Vol. 6, p60-61, 2p

Romancing the Stone (1984)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman, Alfonso Arau, Manuel Ojeda. A romance writer sets off to Colombia to pay the ransom of her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. Thrown into a jungle full of gunfire, mud slides and poisonous snakes, Joan's only hope lies with Jack Colton, a rugged wanderer straight out of her novels. Together, they'll have to outwit the bandits and survive the jungle if they're to save her sister. Special features: "Rekindling the 'Romance'": a look back featurette; "A hidden treasure": the screenwriter featurette; Actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito choose their favorite scenes; "Michael Douglas remembers" featurette; Deleted scenes. 106 min. DVD X2590
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Awards

Golden Globes, USA - Musical/Comedy
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress (Kathleen Turner)

Thomas, Diane. Romancing the stone : [screenplay] / by Diane Thomas. United States : [s.n.] , 1983. (Pacific Film Archive PN1997.R639 T4 1983)

Kael, Pauline. "Exaltation/escapism" In: State of the art / Pauline Kael. Kael, Pauline. New York : Dutton, c1985. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995 .K2527 1985)
Kael, Pauline. "Romancing the Stone." New Yorker, April 30 1984, Vol. 60, p101-103, 3p
Kagan, Norman. The cinema of Robert Zemeckis / Norman Kagan. Landham, Md. : Taylor Trade : Distributed by National Book Network, c2003. (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.Z24 K34 2003)
Margolis, Harriet. "Contemporary women's films: a fictional genre?" Film Criticism; 1989, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p47-60, 14p UC users only
White, Mimi. "Representing romance: reading/writing/fantasy and the "liberated" heroine of recent Hollywood films" Cinema Journal, 1989, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p41-56, 16p. UC users only

Romeo Must Die (2000)
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. Cast: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DMX, Delroy Lindo. In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, gravity-warping martial arts, cool visual effects and an all-star music track combine in a revved-up action movie. Rough-and-ready Han shares an attraction with Trish O' Day (Aaliyah) even though their families are rivals in a fierce Oakland turf battle. The two also share plenty of danger as they try to find the real cause of the blood feud. 115 min. DVD 6141
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (UK / USA, 1969)
Directed by Irving Lerner. Cast: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Michael Craig, Andrew Keir, William Marlowe, James Donald, Alexander Davion, Leonard Whiting. Fueled by promises of gold, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his explorers venture across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There, Pizarro captures King Atahuallpa, Inca's godlike monarch, and promises his freedom upon the deliverance of gold. But friendship and respect develop between the two leaders and when the King is sentenced to die, Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor for the King. Based on the play by Peter Shaffer. 97 min. DVD 6953
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Rush Hour (1998)
Directed by Brett Ratner. Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Chris Penn, Elizabeth Pena.Jackie Chan is Inspector Lee, a Hong Kong Detective who helps confiscate millions of dollars worth of stolen Chinese artifacts from crime Lord Juntao. Seeking revenge, Juntao kidnaps the eleven-year-old daughter of the Chinese consul when he moves to America. Chan is sent as a diplomatic advisor and finds himself paired up with a New York cop -- a man who works alone, and wants to stay that way. 97 min. DVD X2704; vhs 999:3043
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Scream of Stone (Schrei aus Stein) (1991)
Directed by Werner Herzog. Cast: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Mathilda May, Stefan Glowacz, Donald Sutherland. A mountaineering expert and a free climber have a rivalry going over who is the better climber. Their antagonism toward each other blows up when they realize they have the same love interest. A journalist decides to exploit their hate by pitting them against each other in a climbing race. Cerre Torre, known for its bad weather, is to be the sight for this media event. PAL format DVD. 102 min. DVD 3106
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Shanghai Knights (2003)
Director, David Dobkin. Cast: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Donnie Yen, Aidan Gillen, Fann Wong, Tom Fisher, Kim Chan, Gemma Jones. Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon travel to England to find out who killed Chon's father. The killer steals the Chinese Imperial Seal that Chon's father was protecting. While they are in England, they stumble upon a conspiracy to murder the entire British royal family. Only with the help of Chon's beautiful, but deadly sister, can the trio stop the assassination and return the Imperial Seal to its rightful owners. 114 min. DVD 1757
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Shanghai Noon (2000)
Directed by Tom Dey.Cast: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Roger Yuan. Two cultures collide when East meets West in this stunt-filled, action-adventure comedy. Chinese Imperial Guard Chan goes West to rescue the beautiful kidnapped Princess Pei Pei. There he meets up with laid-back outlaw cowboy dude Roy O'Bannon: the best mismatch ever made in the rough and tumble Old West. 110 min. DVD 726
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She (1912)
Directed by George O. Nichols. Cast: Marguerite Snow, James Cruze, Viola Alberti, William C. Cooper. Based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard this is a very early film featuring many elements found in the not-yet-invented adventure/fantasy serial genre. 25 min. DVD 5864
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She (1935)
Directed by Lansing C. Holden and Irving Pichel. Cast: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce, Gustav Von Seyffertitz. A group of explorers sets out on a dangerous mission in search of the legendary "flame of life," a mysterious force that bestows immortality. The perilous journey takes them north to the heart of a remote glacier, where they are captured by the beautiful She, an independent, powerful, and fearsome woman who rules a fantastic, subterranean kingdom. Filmed with art deco sets, gorgeous costumes, Busby Berkeley-style choreography and backed by Max Steiner's score. Based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. 102 min. DVD X670
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Leibfried, Philip. Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard on screen, stage, radio, and television / by Philip Leibfried. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR4858.F55 L45 2000)

The Sheik(1921)
Directed by George Melford. Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Adolph Menjou. A desert sheik kidnaps an English girl and holds her captive. Later an evil Arab abducts her. When the sheik rescues her, she admits that she loves him and they are married. Based on the novel by Edith M. Hull; adaptation by Monte M. Katterjohn. 79 min. DVD 1283; vhs 999:1969
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Sherlock Holmes (USA | Germany, 2009)
Directed by Guy Ritchie. Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, James Fox, Hans Matheson, Geraldine James. After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic. Based on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 128 min. DVD X3180
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For other filmed versions of Sherlock Holmes stories, SEE Gangster, Detective, Crime, and Mystery Films

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Directed by Sam Wanamaker. Cast: Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton. Sinbad, daring sailor and Prince of Baghdad, sets out to do battle with a Minaton, a bronze colossus, a giant troglodyte and other assorted creatures in a quest designed to win the hand of a beautiful princess. 114 min. DVD 3396
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Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
Directed by John Cromwell. Cast: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer, Elsa Lanchester, Kay Johnson, Roddy McDowall, John Carradine. Set in the 19th century, the illegitimate son of a British aristocrat, Benjamin Blake, is forced into servitude by a wicked uncle. As a rebellious young man, Benjamin falls for a beautiful aristocrat and is beaten as punishment. Fleeing his tyrannical uncle, Benjamin stows away on a ship and lands on an idyllic South Pacific island. There he romances an exotic native beauty and earns a fortune diving for pearls with a fellow shipmate. But Benjamin's enchanted paradise becomes his prison as he yearns for revenge. When a ship arrives, bound for England, Benjamin steps aboard, heading home to seek the title and inheritance that are his. 98 min. DVD 8306
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The Son of the Sheik (1926)
Directed by George Fitzmaurice. Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Vilma Banky, George Fawcett, Montague Love, Karl Dane, Bull Montana, Binunsky Hyman. A sheik's son is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together. 68 min. DVD 1283
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Sorcerer (1977)
Directed by William Friedkin. Cast: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Ramon Bieri. Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire. Based on the novel "The wages of fear" by Georges Arnaud. 122 min. DVD X4583
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S.O.S. Iceberg (Germany / USA, 1933)
Directed by Arnold Fanck and Tay Garnett. Cast: German language version: Leni Riefenstahl, Gustav Diessl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland, Ernst Udet. English language version: Rod La Rocque. Explorer Karl Lorenz is stranded on a steadily eroding iceberg. A rescue crew reaches him only to become stranded themselves. When his pilot wife arrives, she crashes her plane and is stranded too. Surrounded by polar bears they battle the elements, and each other, while hoping for a miracle. 86 min. DVD 4764
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Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Gene Barry. An expatriated American, undisputed ruler of Hong Kong's waterfront, a man with a checkered past and a shady present, helps a woman in the search for her photo-journalist husband who has recently disappeared in China. 96 min. DVD 5956
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The Spiral Road (1962)
Directed by Robert Mulligan. Cast: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen. When an opportunistic physician (Rock Hudson) travels to the jungles of Java, a shocking meeting with a black magic witch doctor forces him to re-evaluate his selfish past. 70 min. DVD 2036
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Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette, John McGuire, Stepin Fetchit. When riverboat captain Doctor John Pearly learns that his nephew Duke has killed a man in self-defense, he urges Duke to turn himself in. But Duke's only chance for freedom is the testimony of a half-crazed witness, New Moses, who has disappeared upriver. 81 min. DVD 9390
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Storm Over Mont Blanc (Stürme über dem Mont Blanc) (Germany, 1930)
Directed by Arnold Fanck. Cast: Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Ernst Udet. In a mountain outpost a scientist lives with little contact with the outside world. Through telegraph, he communicates with an astronomer and is occasionally visited by an airplane pilot. Then in the middle of a fierce snowstorm, he loses his station and is battered by the elements. Suffering from frostbite, he sends a desperate S.O.S. hoping that he can be rescued. 86 min. DVD 4763
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[Tarzan] Adventures of Tarzan (1921, silent)
Directed by Robert F. Hill and Scott Sidney. Cast: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson, George Monberg. Fifteen chapters of a silent motion picture serial adapted from the concluding chapters of Burroughs' The Return of Tarzan. Tarzan travels to the city of Opar to foil the evil Rokoff and save Jane. The scene of Tarzan (Elmo Lincoln) fighting and killing the lion was a real one. The lion attacked Lincoln, who was forced to fight for his life and manged to kill the animal after stabbing it several times. The scene was left in the film. 186 min. 999:3784
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Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Doris Lloyd, Cheetah. The Lord of the Apes sweeps Jane Parker into his life. 99 min. DVD 2724
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Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Directed by Cedric Gibbons. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, Cheetah. In the sensual pre-Code Tarzan and his mate, the tale includes the sacred elephant graveyard. 104 min. DVD 2724
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Henderson, Clara. "'When Hearts Beat Like Native Drums:' Music and the Sexual Dimensions of the Notions of 'Savage' and 'Civilized' in Tarzan and His Mate, 1934" Africa Today, Winter2002, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p90, 35p UC users only

Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Cheetah. Tarzan escapes when a vile bwana aims to exploit him as a sideshow freak. 90 min. DVD 2724
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Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Cheetah. A rift over how to raise Boy divides the treehouse when Tarzan finds a son. 82 min. DVD 2724
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Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Cheetah. "Civilized" folks clash over gold, a metal not worth a coconut to the Ape Man. 81 min. DVD 2724
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Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Cheetah. A different jungle awaits in Tarzan's New York adventure. 71 min. DVD 2724
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[Tarzan] The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)
Director, Edward A. Kull. Cast: Herman Brix, Ula Holt, Frank Baker, Don Castello, Dale Walsh, Harry Ernest, Lew Sargent. In this 1935 motion picture serial Tarzan must go to Guatemala to help a friend find a lost jewel-covered statue. Hostile natives and the evil machinations of Raglon, a ruthless mercenary who wants the idol for his own sinister purpose, threaten the safety of the explorers and the very life of the mighty Tarzan as he valiantly attempts to retrieve the idol and save his companions. Chapter 1. A new adventure -- Ch. 2. Crossed trails -- Ch. 3. Devil's noose -- Ch. 4. River perils -- Ch. 5. Unseen hands -- Ch. 6. Fatal fangs -- Ch. 7. Flaming waters -- Ch. 8. Angry gods -- Ch. 9. Doom's brink -- Ch. 10. Secret signals -- Ch. 11. Death's fireworks -- Ch. 12. Operator 17. DVD 7301
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Tempest (1928)
Directed by Sam Taylor. Cast: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Louis Wolheim, George Fawcett, Ullrich Haupt. Markov, a peasant soldier, becomes an officer in the Imperial Russian Guard and falls in love with Princess Tamara, who scorns him and has him stripped of his rank and thrown in prison. Markov becomes an important Red official with the advent of the Revolution and saves Tamara from execution. Together, they escape from Russia. Based on the story by V.I. Nemirovich-Dantchenko. 111 min. DVD X1705
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Thelma and Louise (1991)
Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel. Unhappy housewife Thelma and her wise-cracking waitress friend Louise decide to take a break from their lives. They embark on a trip that leads to a tragic incident at a roadside honky tonk. In an instant, their weekend getaway becomes just that as they flee across the American southwest with the police a step behind. 130 min. DVD 2505; VHS 999:961
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Awards

London Critics Circle Film Awards - Director of the Year; Actress of the Year (Susan Sarandon)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actress (Susan Sarandon & Geena Davis)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Supporting Actor (Harvey Keitel)

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Julanne Johnston, Sojin, Snitz Edwards, Anna May Wong. Silent with musical accompaniment. A carefree pickpocket meets and falls in love with a beautiful princess, and competes with the most wealthy and eligible princes of the the Orient for her hand. There's magic in many of the effects that were created for this film, a milestone for its day. 138 min. DVD 114; VHS 999:1721
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan. Cast: Sabu, Conrad Veidt, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Morton Selten. When the mischievous scoundrel Abu helps the rightful King of Bagdad escape from prison, he finds himself involved in an incredible series of adventures. 106 min. 999:1720
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Thunder Alley (1967)
Directed by Richard Rush. Cast: Annette Funicello, Fabian, Diane McBain, Warren Berlinger, Jan Murray. Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident and he gets thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall. 89 min. DVD 8376
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To Have and Have Not (1945)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael. In 1940, an American charter boat captain in Martinique gets involved with a young female drifter and some French freedom fighters who are trying to elude local Nazi collaborators. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. 100 min. DVD 9192
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Tom Horn(1980)
Directed by William Wiard. Cast: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Slim Pickens, Billy Green Bush. A recreation of Horn's latter-day career in the turn-of-the-century West. A renowned former army scout, he is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old West. Based on Life of Tom Horn: Governement Scout and Interpreter. Written by Himself. 98 min. DVD 5083
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Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Directed by Jack Conway. Cast: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly, Leo Carrillo. Chris Hunter is a sly newsreel reporter. While in Shanghai doing reports on the Chinese-Japanese war, he meets pilot Alma Harding. At first she doesn't trust him, but by a trick he manages to get her hired as his assistant. During an adventurous expedition through the jungles of South America he manages to change her views. Based on a story by Len Hammond. 66 min. DVD X2465
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Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1947)
Directed by John Huston. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane. Two hard-luck drifters and a grizzled prospector seek gold in the mountains in Mexico. They start off as friends, but after they discover the lode the greed and paranoia set in. 126 min. DVD 2040
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Walter Huston)
Golden Globes - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Walter Huston)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Walter Huston)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

"Treasure of the Sierra Madre." In: Best American screenplays 2 : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas. New York : Crown Publishers, c1990. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B364 1990)

Tundra: A Saga of the Alaskan Wilderness (1936)
Directed by Norman Dawn. Cast: Alfred Delcambre, Merrill McCormick, Jack Santos. This adventure drama chronicles the fate of one young man, known to all simply as the "Flying Doctor," who treks off in his small plane to such intriguingly named sites as Solitude Bay to tend to the sick. The plot is set in motion when the physician flies to minister to a remote, pestilence-ridden village, and he ends up fighting for his own survival when his plane crashes. Shot on location in Alaska for authenticity. 72 min. vhs 999:3943
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Vera Cruz (1954)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Sarita Montiel, George Macready, Ernest Borgnine, Morris Ankrum, Charles Bronson, Jack Lambert, Jack Elam, James McCallion, James Seay, Archie Savage, Charles Horvath, Juan Garcia. In Mexico in the 1860's, two American adventurers sign up to escort a carriage from the palace of Maximilian in Mexico City to the seaport of Vera Cruz. Aboard the carriage is a beautiful French countess and a treasure of three million dollars in gold coins. The trail is fraught with danger, betrayal and murder as they find themselves caught up in a revolution and at odds with one another. 94 min. DVD X5690; vhs 999:3881
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Vanishing Point (1971)
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian. Cast: Barry Newman, Dean Jagger, Cleavon Little, Victoria Medlin, Paul Koslo. Kowalski is a man who's tried to live by the rules, but experience has left him believing that the pretentions of the world offer no salvation and no freedom. Trying to transcend the limits of life, he takes a Dodge Challenger and bets that he can drive from Denver to San Francisco in fifteen hours. With the police soon in pursuit, he attempts to beat the odds, along the way recalling episodes from his past and encountering a supporting cast of characters who assist him, including Super Soul, a blind DJ who describes Kowalski's progress on the air and soon turns him into a cult hero. Side 1: U.S. version (98 min.) -- Side 2: U.K. version (105 min.) Special features: Full-length audio commentary by the director; original theatrical trailer, tv spots. 110 min. DVD X1645; vhs 999:2410
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The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la peur) (France / Italy, 1952)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck, Folco Lulli, Vera Clouzot, William Tubs. A study of courage and cowardice in the face of almost insurmountable odds. After establishing the characters of the protagonists in a long prologue, director Clouzot follows them as they transport a cargo of nitroglycerin over a primitive mountain road to a conclusion of high suspence and final irony. Based on the novel "The wages of fear" by Georges Arnaud. 148 min. DVD 431; VHS 999:683
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Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Directed by Edward Ludwig. John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara, Luther Adler. Captain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch. 106 min. DVD 9199
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War, Inc. (2007)
Directed by Joshua Seftel. Cast: John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd, Ned Bellany. Turaqistan is a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former U.S. vice-president. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growning demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show producer in order to pull off his current hit. He has to do all this while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah, an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check. 107 min. DVD X433
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White Hell of Pitz Palu (Die Weiß Hölle vom Piz Palü) (Germany, 1929)
Directed by Arnold Franck and G.W. Pabst. Cast: Leni Riefenstahl, Gustav Diessl, Ernst Petersen, B. Spring, Ernst Udet. A prime example of the German "mountain film" genre, notable for its impressive photography and uniquely Germanic combination of terror and idealism, about a man who sets out with two companions to conquer an Alpine peak that has already claimed his wife. A rescue attempt is begun on foot and by air when the climbers are trapped on the mountain by avalanches and a sudden storm. 93 min. DVD 4765; also vhs 999:2448
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Wings in the Dark (1935)
Directed by James Flood. Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Hobart Cavanaugh, Dean Jagger. Aeronautical engineer Ken Gordon and his faithful mechanic Mac are devoted to developing technology that will enable pilots to safely fly blind during adverse weather conditions. After Gordon is blinded in a workshop accident, skilled aviatrix Shiela Mason undertakes dangerous stunt flying jobs in order to secretly support Gordon's continuing research. When she undertakes a dangerous Moscow to New York non-stop flight and is in jeopardy of crashing over a fog-bound Roosevelt Field, there is only one person capable of saving her. Based upon a story by Nell Shipman and Philip D. Hurn 75 min. DVD X2453
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The World in His Arms (1952)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Gregory Peck, Ann Blyth, Anthony Quinn, John McIntyre, Andrea King, Hans Conried, Rhys Williams. Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting sea race to the Pribilof Islands they meet again; now, both are in danger from the schemes of villainous Prince Semyon. Based on the book by Rex Beach. 105 min. DVD X5628
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[The Adventures of] Baron Munchausen (1988)
Directed by Terry Gilliam. The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan. 126 min. DVD 8687; vhs 999:2045
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Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Directed by Michael Anderson. Traveling across two oceans, over five seas and through 16 countries, an Englishman in the 1870s tries to circumnavigate the world in eighty days to win a wager. 179 min. 999:834:1&2
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Picture
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical (Cantinflas)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Directed by Frank Coraci. Cast: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecile de France, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Ian McNeice, Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a lively discussion with Lord Kelvin, inventor Phileas Fogg states his belief that it's possible for someone to travel around the globe in a mere 80 days. Kelvin challenges him to prove it, and adds a wager: if Fogg can't circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he'll have to give up inventing forever. Fogg and his crew of two take the challenge. They travel by train, boat, balloon, horseback, or any other means at their disposal. 120 min. DVD 3164
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Conan the Barbarian (1981)
Directed by John Milius. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Max Von Sydow, Ben Davidson, Cassandra Gaviola, Gerry Lopez, Mako, Valerie Quennessen, William Smith. Cimmerian Conan is captured as a child after his parents are murdered by raiding Vanir led by Thulsa Doom. After years of enslavement, Conan is freed to learn the "riddle of steel" and to kill the arch-villain Thulsa Doom. 129 min. DVD 4640
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Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Directed by Richard Fleischer. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Sarah Douglas. Conan the Barbarian vs. the evil Queen Taramis who has promised to bring his beloved back from the dead if he returns with a magic treasure. 101 min. DVD 4640
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First Men in the Moon (UK, 1964)
Directed by Nathan Juran. Cast: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries. Visual effect, Ray Harryhausen. As a team of United Nations astronauts prepares for a moon mission, they are confused by a man who claims he, his fiancee and a scientist journeyed to the moon 65 years ago and were attacked by grotesque, human-like forms that live in immense crystal caverns. From H.G. Wells' "Account of Life on the Moon". Special DVD features: Photo gallery ; This is dynamation ; Harryhausen chronicles. 103 min. DVD 3297
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Directed by Gordon Hessler. Cast: Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Douglas Wilmer, Martin Shaw. Special visual effects, Ray Harryhausen. Sinbad the sailor finds a strange map and sets sail for a previously uncharted island where he crosses swords with an evil magician who brings inanimate objects to life to oppose Sinbad in his quest. Special features: "Mysterious island" featurette ; "3 worlds of Gulliver" featurette ; "Earth vs. the flying saucers" featurette ; vintage advertising ; theatrical trailer ; talent files ; interactive menus ; production notes ; scene selections. 105 min. DVD 3397
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

Hercules (Le Fatiche di Ercole) (Italy / Spain, 1959)
Director Pietro Francisci. Cast: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Ivo Garrani. Hercules, the half-god superhero, travels to the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus in order to tutor Iphitus, son of King Pelias, in the art of combat. Dubbed in English. 107 min. DVD 8196
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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Directed by Don Chaffey. Jason is a fearless sailor and explorer, who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so, Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece which is guarded by a 100-foot bronze giant, the venomous Hydra, and an army of skeletons. 104 min. DVD 3394
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[Jules Verne's] Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Directed by Henry Levin. Cast: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker.Based on the Jules Verne science fiction novel, a daring scientiest leads an expedition into the interior of the Earth, where fierce dinosaurs and an intelligent reptilian race battle a primitive human civilization. 129 min. DVD 4632
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Directed by Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-Earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. 178 min. DVD 1254
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Directed by Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis. Follows Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, and brave members of the Fellowship as they continue their quest to destroy the Ring of Power. As darkness descends on Middle-earth, a strange creature named Gollum leads the heroes to the Black Gates of Mordor. The rest of Middle-earth prepares for a battle that will decide the fate of all. 175 min. DVD 1843
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Directed by Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian Mckellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble. Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth. 200 min. DVD 2773
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Awards

Academy Awards, USA - Best Picture; Best Director
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Acting Ensemble
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes - Best Picture; Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Director
National Board of Review, USA - Best Acting Ensemble
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Director

Mysterious Island (1961)
Directed by Cy Endfield. Cast: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill, Beth Rogan, Herbert Lom. Visual effects, Ray Harryhausen. In this sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", escapees from a Confederate prison camp seize a balloon which is wrecked on a Pacific island, where Captain Nemo of the submarine Nautilus attempts to rescue them from the dangers of the island. Based on the story by Jules Verne. Special features: "The making of Mysterious Island"; "The Harryhausen Chronicles"; and "This is Dynamation" featurette. 100 min. DVD 3295
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Directed by Nathan Juran. Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher, Richard Eyer. Special visual effects, Ray Harryhausen. Sinbad a bold sailor and prince of Baghdad, sets out for the mysterious island of Colossa where he hopes to obtain the egg of a roc--a fierce, giant bird. The egg will help restore to normal size the Princess Parisa who has been reduced to the size of a man's thumb by the evil magician, Sokurah. On Colossa, Parisa liberates the Genie of the magic lamp and together, Sinbad, Parisa and the Genie battle a man-eating cyclops, a two-headed roc, a fire-breathing dragon and a skeleton brought to life by Sokurah. All of these creatures must be defeated before Parisa can be restored. Special DVD features: Documentary "Ray Harryhausen chronicles" (58 min.) ; original theatrical trailer ; scene access ; production notes ; interviews ; "A look behind the Voyage" and "Jason and the Argonauts" ; SFX featurette. 94 min. DVD 3395; vhs 999:3632
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Directed by Sam Wanamaker. Cast: Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton. Special visual effects, Ray Harryhausen. Sinbad, daring sailor and Prince of Baghdad, sets out to do battle with a Minaton, a bronze colossus, a giant troglodyte and other assorted creatures in a quest designed to win the hand of a beautiful princess. Special features: Ray Harryhauen chronicles ; this is dynamation featurette. 114 min. DVD 3396
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

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Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
Directed by Jack Sher. Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn, Lee Patterson, Gregoire Aslan. Special visual effects, Ray Harryhausen. A doctor sets sail for the East Indies but finds adventure, romance and danger instead in Brobdingnag and Lilliput, the infamous lands of the great and small. Special features: This is dynamation featurette ; Harryhausen chronicles featurette. 98 min. DVD 3398
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Directed by Richard Fleischer. Cast: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, J.M. Kerrigan. A trouble-shooting 19th century seaman is trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with a scientist and a diver, they set sail to investigate and are promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo, who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine. 127 min. DVD 1698
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Maertens, James W. "Between Jules Verne and Walt Disney: Brains, Brawn, and Masculine Desire in 20,000 Leagues under the Sea." Science-Fiction Studies. 22(2):209-25. 1995

Swashbucklers (swordsmen, pirates, and other rogues)

The Adventures of Don Juan(1949)
Directed by Vincent Sherman. Cast: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Raymond Burr, Romney Brent, Alan Hale, Ann Rutherford, Robert Warwick, Jerry Austin, Douglas Kennedy, Jeanne Shepherd, Mary Stuart, Helen Westcott. Errol Flynn's farewell to big-budget swashbuckling has him playing the legenday Don Juan, the Spanish lover who fights to save the Queen Margaret and her King from the treacherous machinations of her minister, Duke de Lorca. 111 min. DVD 8050
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The Adventures of Robin Hood(1938)
Directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale, Eugene Pallette. Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicating his life to fighting against tyranny by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Special features: Documentaries of the movie's making and the Technicolor process ; audio commentary ; outtakes ; music-only audio track ; Leonard Maltin hosts Warner night at the movies 1938, with trailer, newsreel, musical short and cartoon ; Robin Hood through the ages ; home movies ; more vintage cartoons, short subjects and studio blooper reel ; galleries of art/photo/publicity materials and Errol Flynn trailers ; audio-only extras: Radio show and Korngold scoring session. Based on ancient Robin Hood legends. 102 min. DVD 2039
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Aberth, John. "Splendid to spandex: Robin Hood Films." In: A knight at the movies : medieval history on film / John Aberth. New York : Routledge, 2003. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M52.A24 2003; PFA PN1995.9.M52.A24 2003)
Behlmer Stephen. "Robin Hood on the Screen: From Legend to Film." In: Robin Hood : an anthology of scholarship and criticism / edited by Stephen Knight. Cambridge ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 1999. (Main Stack PR2129.R62 1999)
Georgakas, Dan. "Robin Hood: From Roosevelt to Reagan." In: Play it again, Sam retakes on remakes / <1998> Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998 (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: MAIN; Moffitt: PN1995.9.R45 P58 1998)
Girgus, Sam B. "Historical Melodramas and Conservative Social Maintenance." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Leitch, Thomas. "Adaptations without Sources: The Adventures of Robin Hood." Literature Film Quarterly, 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p21-30, 10p UC users only
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)
Robin Hood in popular culture : violence, transgression, and justice / edited by Thomas Hahn.Cambridge, UK; Rochester, NY: D.S. Brewer, 2000. (Main Stack PR2129.R65 2000)

The Adventures of Robin Hood(TV, 1955)
Director, Robert Day. Cast: Richard Greene (Robin Hood), Bernadette O'Farrell, Patricia Driscoll, Eddie Byrne, Alexander Gauge, Archie Duncan. Robin Hood, leader of his band of Merry Men, operated out of Sherwood Forest, robbing from the rich to give to the poor, with the aid of his true love, Maid Marian but his efforts were continuously hampered by Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. In Goodbye Little John, his second in command, Little John, leaves the band because of turmoil over leadership rivalries among Robin's Merry Men. In Checkmate, Maid Marian and Robin rescue young men who have been unwillingly conscripted as soldiers. 27 min. each installment. Video/C 6784
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Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
Directed by King Vidor. Cast: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy. In France, in an age of light loves and lively scandals, the Marquis de Bardelys (Gilbert) casual womanizer and accomplished swashbuckler, is entranced by Roxalanne de Levedan. Against a background of knavery and intrigue, he sets out to woo and win her. Based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini. Special features,'Rediscovering John Gilbert / a documentary by Jeffrey Vance & Tony Maietta (30 min.) 91 min. DVD X3660
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The Beloved Rogue (1927)
Directed by Alan Crosland. Cast: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day, Henry Victor, Mack Swain. A rich historical romance starring John Barrymore as the swashbuckling poet Frances Villon who battles to save his country from the devious Duke of Burgundy and nasty King Louis the XI in 17th Century France. Special feature: Filmed introduction by Orson Welles. 98 min. DVD X1704
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The Black Pirate (1926)
Directed by Albert Parker. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Anders Randolf, Donald Crisp, Sam De Grasse. The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers, poses as the Black Pirate to recover the ship and its treasure, and to rescue a captive princess. Special features: 19 minutes of rare outtake footage ; audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer ; original 1926 orchestral score by Mortimer Wilson, recorded in digital stereo, conducted by Robert Israel. 90 min. DVD 3696
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National Film Registry Selection

The Black Rose (1950)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cecile Aubry, Jack Hawkins, Michael Rennie, Finlay Currie, Herbert Lom, Mary Clare. A Saxon youth is run out of England during the Crusades, and goes with his loyal retainer to adventures in China where they become entangled in the intrigues of the court of Kubla Kahn. Special features: "Tyrone Power family reunion" featurette; still gallery; interactive pressbook gallery; original theatrical trailer. 121 min. DVD 8305
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Braveheart (1995)
Directed by Mel Gibson. Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack. A sumptuously produced historical epic based upon the life of William Wallace (c. 1270-1305), a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation in the 14th century. 103 min. DVD 509
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Director
Golden Globes - Best Director
National Board of Review, USA - Special Achievement in Filmmaking (Mel Gibson)

Canitz, A. E. Christa. "'Historians... Will Say I Am a Liar': The Ideology of False Truth Claims in Mel Gibson's Braveheart and Luc Besson's The Messenger." In: Postmodern medievalisms / edited by Richard Utz and Jesse G. Swan. Woodbridge, UK; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2005. (Main Stack CB351.S78 v.13)
Dvorak, Ken. "Braveheart: A Distant Hero for a Post-Modernist Audience?" Film & History , Feb-May1995, Vol. 25 Issue 1/2, p59-59, 1p UC users only
Ewan, Elizabeth. "Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson / Rob Roy directed by Michael Caton-Jones." The American Historical Review. Washington: Oct 1995. Vol. 100, Iss. 4; p. 1219 UC users only
Keller, James R. "Masculinity and marginality in Rob Roy and Braveheart." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Winter 1997. Vol. 24, Iss. 4; p. 146 (6 pages) UC users only
Kennedy, Harlan. "Kiltspotting: Highland reels." Film Comment. Jul/Aug 1996. Vol. 32, Iss. 4; pg. 28, 5 pgsUC users only
Morgan, Sally J. "The ghost in the luggage: Wallace and Braveheart: post-colonial 'pioneer' identities." European Journal of Cultural Studies; Sep99, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p375, 18p
Ray, Sid. "Hunks, History, and Homophobia: Masculinity Politics in Braveheart and Edward II." Film & History Sep-Dec1999, Vol. 29 Issue 3/4, p22-31, 10p UC users only
Ross, Andrew. "Wallace's Monument and the Resumption of Scotland." Social Text; Winter2000, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p83, 25pUC users only

The Buccaneer (1938)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff. As the War of 1812 rages, the British have invaded Washington and hope to persuade the pirate Jean Laffite to help them capture New Orleans, where Laffite openly sells his loot in a pirates' market. But he never attacks American ships and convinces his men to fight for the United States. Through the actions of the traitorous Senator Crawford, Laffite's men are greeted with cannon fire from the American ships and Laffite must persuade the American authorities of his loyalty before joining forces with General Andrew Jackson to fight the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Based on Lafitte the pirate by Lyle Saxon. 124 min. DVD X6389
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Captain Blood (1935)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwell, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh. Dr. Peter Blood, a British surgeon, is arrested and wrongly condemned to slavery in the Caribbean for helping a rebel soldier in England, 1685. After spending some time as a slave, he escapes along with another ex-seaman, steals a ship and becomes a pirate who effectively steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini. Special features: Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the movies 1935 with newsreel; musical short Johnny Green and his orchestra; comedy short, All-American drawback; cartoon, Billboard frolics; Theatrical trailers; new featurette, Captain Blood: a swashbuckler is born; audio-only bonus: Radio production with the film's stars. 119 min. DVD 4016
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Bennett, Michael Todd. "Anglophilia on Film: Creating an Atmosphere for Alliance, 1935-1941." Film & History , Feb-Dec1997, Vol. 27 Issue 1-4, p4-21, 18p UC users only
Bond, Richard E. "Piratical Americans: Representations of Piracy and Authority in Mid-Twentieth-Century Swashbucklers." Journal of American Culture, Dec2010, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p309-321, 13pUC users only
Hark, Ina Rae. "Movies and the Resistance to Tyranny." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)

The Captain from Castille (1947)
Directed by Henry King. Cast: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, John Sutton, Lee J. Cobb, Antonio Moreno, Thomas Gomez. Forced to flee his home during the Spanish Inquisition, nobleman Pedro De Vargas escapes with a beautiful peasant girl and joins Cortez on his dangerous expedition to conquer Mexico. As the young couple fall deeply in love, Pedro's great courage brings his leader honor and glory, even as an evil officer threatens the success of the entire expedition. Notable for deft swordplay and thrilling battle sequences. 141 min. DVD 8300
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Captain Lightfoot (1955)
Directed by Douglas Sirk. Cast: Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow, Kathleen Ryan, Finlay Currie. Michael Martin, a naive and impetuous young would-be rebel in 1815 Ireland, turns to robbery in his desire to support the cause against England. Now wanted by the British and forced into hiding, he crosses paths with the renowned rebel leader Captain Thunderbolt aka John Doherty, who takes him under his wing. Impressed with Michael's bravery, Thunderbolt makes him his second-in-command. Bonus features: Robert Osborne intro.; scene stills; TCMDb article; behind the scenes photos; lobby cards; publicity stills; movie posters. 92 min. DVD X4894
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Fanfan la Tulipe (Italy | France, 1952)
Directed by Christian-Jaque. Cast: Gérard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcel Herrand, Olivier Hussenot, Henri Rollan, Nerio Bernardi, Jean Marc Tennberg, Geneviève Page, Sylvie Pelayo, Lolita de Silva, Irène Young, Georgette Anys, Hennery, Lucien Callamand, Gil Delamare, Jackie Blanchot, Joe Davray, Gerard Buhr, Georges Demas, Jean Parédès, Noël Roquevert, Jean Debucourt. Charming rogue Fanfan flits from one adventure to the other after evading marriage by joining the army in the midst of the Seven Years' War. He's motivated less by patriotism than by a consultation with Adeline, a voluptuous phony fortuneteller who promises that he will find glory in the army, even win the hand of King Louis XV's daughter. Herself the daughter of a recruiting sergeant, Adeline is a charlatan, but the irrepressible Fanfan sets about fulfilling his "destiny," even as his would-be soothsayer finds herself falling in love with him. 99 min. DVD X4066
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Gladiator (UK / USA, 2000)
Directed by Ridley Scott. Featuring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris. In the year 180, after the death of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, Maximus, one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals is stripped of his rank and sold ito slavery, as Marcus's devious son, Commodus, ascends to the thrown. Forced to become a gladiator, Maximus is determined to avenge himself and eventually gets the opportunity, when Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death. With special features. 155 min. DVD 399
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The Golden Blade(1953)
Directed by Nathan Juran. Cast: Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Gene Evans, George Macready, Kathleen Hughes, Steven Geray, Edgar Barrier, Alice Kelley. "Harum (Rock Hudson) is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan (Piper Laurie), a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil schemers trying to do away with her father, the Caliph. She gives Harum a golden sword which, in his hands, makes him invincible. Harum uses the sword in the name of justice and is doing quite well until a duplicate sword is placed in his scabbard during one of his off-guard moments, and he winds up in chains." [Internet Movie Database] 81 min. DVD 8144
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The Iron Mask (Silent, 1929)
Directed by Allan Dwan. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Nigel de Brulier, Marguerite de la Motte. In this drama (Fairbank's final farewell to the swashbuckling silents) the true dauphin is kidnapped and imprisoned, but the villains fail to take into account D'Artagnan and the three musketeers. 103 min. DVD 4952
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Kidnapped! (1948)
Directed by William Beaudine. Cast: Cast: Roddy McDowall, Dan O'Herilhy, Sue England. From the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved action classic comes a story of duels and derring-do, of misterious mansions and mist-shrouded ships, of a stolen inheritance and secret plots - the story of David Balfour, a courageous young Scot Kidnapped by a cutthroat sea captain. Based on novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. 82 min. DVD X3154
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[Robert Louis Stevenson's] Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour (1938)
Directed by Alfred Werker and Otto Preminger. Cast: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Owen, John Carradine, Nigel Bruce. In the late eighteenth century David Balfour's evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea where he meets exiled Breck. The two make their way back to Scotland and justice. Based on novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. 90 min. vhs 999:3939
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The Lady and the Highwayman (UK, TV, 1989)
Directed by John Hough. Cast: Cast: Emma Samms, Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Hugh Grant, Michael York. In 1700 England during the reign of Charles II, an English aristocrat is forced to become a highwayman and falls in love with a young girl he has sworn to protect after her brother is beheaded by Cromwell. Based on the novel by Barbara Cartland. 90 min. 999:3487
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Directed by Martin Campbell. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Nick Chinlund. This time, the legendary Zorro fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and she soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there's more to Armand than meets the eye. Zorro becomes intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. 129 min. DVD 5628
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The Mark of Zorro (1920)
Directed by Fred Niblo. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite de la Motte, Noah Beery. Don Diego de la Vega is the son of a wealthy Spanish Californian rancher, but in reality, he is the dashing masked-and-caped Zorro, who wages a one-man war to rescue his fellow citizens from the tyrannical Captain Juan Ramon. 80 min. DVD X1995

The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette, J. Edward Bromberg, Montagu Love. Disguised as Zorro, a sword-wielding mystery man dressed in black, Don Diego Vega works to restore his father, the deposed Alcalde, back to power and return tax money stolen by the villanous tyrant--while finding time to romance the tyrant's beautiful niece. Based on the story: The curse of Capistrano / by Johnston McCulley. 93 min. DVD 6690
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Williamson, Catherine. "'Draped Crusaders': Disrobing Gender in The Mark of Zorro." Cinema Journal, vol. 36 no. 2. 1997 Winter. pp: 3-16. UC users only

The Mark of Zorro (1920, silent)
Directed by Fred Niblo. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite de la Motte, Noah Beery, Robert McKim, George Periolat. As the famous Mexican Robin Hood, Don Diego springs into action as Zorro, the crusader for the rights of the Mexican people. Through the Zorro character, Fairbanks ushered in the legendary cycle of adventure films and established the genre of the American action film. In the closing climax of this film Zorro (Fairbanks) leads Governor Alvarado's men on a cyclonic chase across the rooftops, haystacks, prison, homes and church of a picturesque Old California village. Based on the story: The curse of Capistrano / by Johnston McCulley. 90 min. DVD 6730; vhs 999:1436
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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Directed by Martin Campbell. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher. A sweeping tale of love and horror, tragedy and triumph set against the Spanish conquest of Mexico. After twenty years as the legendary Zorro, Don Diego must transform a troubled drifter into the fearless hero he once was. 137 min. DVD 5629
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Monte Cristo (1922)
Directed by Emmett J. Flynn. Cast: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, Robert McKim. Gilbert is Admond Dantes, a sailer unjustly imprisoned for twenty years, time he spends acquiring education and finesse. Later the accidental heir to a vast fortune, Dantes reinvents himself as the Count of Monte Cristo, and wreaks revenge on those symbols of the decadent monarchy that wronged him. Based on a novel 'Comte de Monte-Cristo' by Alexandre Dumas. 107 min. DVD X3660
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Prince of Foxes(1949)
Director, Henry King. Cast: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Wanda Hendrix, Marina Berti, Everett Sloane, Katina Paxinou, Felix Aylmer. Cesare Borgia and his treacherous sister Lucrezia have plans to conquer central Italy. They send Andrea Zoppo, an accomplished commoner and Lucrezia's lover on a mission to take over Citta del Monte, ruled by Count Marc Antonio Verano. But he meets Camilla, the young wife of the count, and things change. 107 min. DVD 8301
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The Princess Bride(1987)
Director, Rob Reiner. Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal. A bent fairy tale, complete with fencing, fighting, chases and escapes. Return to a time when men were men and swamps were fire swamps, full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels, and the most beautiful woman in the world was named...Buttercup? 98 min. DVD 974
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Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
Directed by Rex Ingram. Cast: Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Barbara La Marr. A king is kidnapped and a look-alike Englishman is recruited to fill in for him. On his shoulders rests all hope of foiling a blackguard's plot to usurp the throne. Adventure, pageantry and royal intrigue are forged at sword point.This 1922 adaptation features some of the era's most luminous players. Based on the novel by Anthony Hope. 113 min. DVD X6930
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Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Directed by John Cromwell. Cast: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. He has the appearance and manner of the king, yet he's really a lookalike ... and on his shoulders rests all hope of foiling a blackguard's plot to usurp the throne. Adventure, pageantry and royal intrigue are forged at sword point. Based on the novel by Anthony Hope. 101 min. DVD 7371
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Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern, Jane Greer, Lewis Stone, Robert Douglas, James Mason. "English trout fisher Rudolf Rassendyll is about the only tourist not coming for the coronation of Central-European King Rudolf V at Strelsau, but happens to be a distance relative and is approached on account of their canning resemblance to stand in for the drunk king, in order to prevent his envious half-brother Michael, who arranged spiking his wine to seize the throne when the reputedly less then dutiful Rudolf stays away. The ceremony goes well, and he gets acquainted with the charming royal bride, related princess Flavia, but afterward the king is found to be abducted; he must continue the charade and once the hiding place, the castle of Zenda, is found is involved in the fight between political parties for control over Rudolf V, his the throne and his bride, for which a formidable third candidate, Michael's disloyal co-conspirator Rupert of Hentzau, was waiting in the curtains." [Internet Movie Database] 96 min. DVD 7371
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Rob Roy (1995)
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Brian Cox. When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Robert Roy MacGregor (1671-1734) is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose to provide for his clan. But when Montrose's evil henchmen conspire to take the wealth for themselves, they thrust Rob into the most challenging battle of his life... one that escalates into a bloody, exhilarating climax. 133 min. vhs 999:3820
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Ewan, Elizabeth. "Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson / Rob Roy directed by Michael Caton-Jones." The American Historical Review. Washington: Oct 1995. Vol. 100, Iss. 4; p. 1219 UC users only
Keller, James R. "Masculinity and marginality in Rob Roy and Braveheart." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Winter 1997. Vol. 24, Iss. 4; p. 146 (6 pages) UC users only

Robin and Marian(1976)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Nicol Williamson, Richard Harris. The legend of Robin Hood continues when Robin and Little John return from the Crusades under the command of King Richard the Lionheart. But when Richard is accidently slain, the mad King John assumes the throne and Robin regroups the members of his old Sherwood Forest band. 107 min. 999:3180
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Robin Hood (2010)
Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Addy, Mark Strong, Max Von Sydow, William Hurt. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. 156 min. DVD X6059
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Robin Hood (1922)
Directed by Allan Dwan. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Alan Hale, Enid Bennett, William Lowery, Willard Louis. When King Richard the Lion-Hearted leads a crusade to the Holy Land, his evil brother John claims the throne, and an era of corruption ensues. The Earl of Huntington is transfigured into the heroic Robin Hood, who leads his followers against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham to reclaim England for King Richard. An early silent big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, 'Robin Hood' is staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail. 120 min. DVD 972
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Directed by Kevin Reynolds. Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman. A Robin Hood for the 90's, light years removed from the romantic vision of Errol Flynn ... but this gritty, pumped-up version can stand on its own. Rough, tough, and a rousing good time, with this version of the Sheriff of Nottingham a real surprise. 144 min. DVD 975
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Georgakas, Dan. "Robin Hood: From Roosevelt to Reagan." In: Play it again, Sam retakes on remakes / <1998> Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998 (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: MAIN; Moffitt: PN1995.9.R45 P58 1998)

The Scarlet Pimpernel(1934)
Directed by Harold Young. Cast: Leslie Howard, Joan Gardner, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Anthony Bushell, Nigel Bruce. An adaptation of the novel by Baroness Orczy in which a dashing dandy of the English court tries to defend innocent aristocrats from the violence of the French revolution. 95 min. DVD 4634
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Scaramouche (1923)
Produced and directed by Rex Ingram. Cast: Ramon Novarro, Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, Lloyd Ingraham, Julia Swayne Gordon. A law student (Novarro) vows to fight against the aristocracy when his friend Philippe is killed in an unfair duel. Andre joins a local circus troupe, hiding behind the guise of Scaramouche, a clown, while training in the art of fencing with a master. Based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini. 101 min. DVD X1949
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The Scarlet Pimpernel(TV, 1982)
Directed by Clive Donner. Cast: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers, Eleanor David, Malcolm Jamieson. A twisted suspenseful romance set during the French Revolution. While men, women, and children fall under the merciless blade of the guillotine, one foppish gentleman, alias the Scarlet Pimpernel, bravely rescues aristocrats from the jaws of death. In the midst of his rescue, he meets and falls passinately in love with Marguerite, France's most celebrated actress. 136 min. DVD 4634
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The Sea Hawk(2003)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson, Alan Hale. Geoffrey Thorpe, a dashing, patriotic pirate, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to attack the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for its planned attack on England when Thorpe suprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills with the sword. 127 min. DVD 4018
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Bond, Richard E. "Piratical Americans: Representations of Piracy and Authority in Mid-Twentieth-Century Swashbucklers." Journal of American Culture, Dec2010, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p309-321, 13pUC users only
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)

The Three Musketeers (1948)
Directed by George Sidney. Cast: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Anglea Lansbury, Frank Morgan, Vincent Price, Keenan Wynn, John Sutton, Gig Young. A young man joins the Musketeers to foil an evil cardinal's plot to seize control of France. 126 min. DVD 7368
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The Three Musketeers (1974)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin, Fay Dunaway, Georges Wilson, Nicole Calfan, Sybil Danning, Gitty Djamal, Simon Ward, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Charlton Heston. The Three musketeers: The young ambitious D'Artagnan arrives aspiring to join the Musketeers, proves he is worthy, and with the others sets off to help save the honor of their Queen. 107 min. DVD 4598
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The Four Musketeers (1975)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Christopher Lee, Geraldine Chaplin, Fay Dunaway, Georges Wilson, Nicole Calfan, Sybil Danning, Gitty Djamal, Simon Ward, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Charlton Heston. Picks up where the Three Musketeers left off with the Four Musketeers defending the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter. 107 min. DVD 4598
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Treasure Island (1934)
Directed by Victor Fleming. Cast: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce, Charles "Chic" Sale. Young Jim Hawkins (Jackie Cooper) is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. 103 min. DVD 6396
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When a Man Loves (1927)
Directed by Mel Damski. Cast: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Sam de Grasse, Holmes Herbert, Stuart Holmes, Bertram Grassby, Tom Santschi, Marcelle Corday, Charles Clary. John Barrymore stars as an 18th-century swashbuckling hero who escapes from a French prison ship and risks everything for the love of a worthless woman. Based upon the novel,"Manon Lescaut", by Abbe Prevost. 112 min. DVD X2084
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Yellowbeard (UK, 1983)
Directed by Mel Damski. Cast: Cast: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech & Chong [i.e., Richard "Cheech" Marin, Tommy Chong], Peter Cook, Marty Feldman, Martin Hewitt, Michael Hordern, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, James Mason, John Cleese, Kenneth Mars, Spike Milligan, Susannah York. Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. When he finds out he has a son, an adventure ensues when Yellowbeard, his son, his shipmates, and the authorities all try to find the treasure. 97 min. DVD X5596; vhs 999:3264
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Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)
Directed by John English and William Witney. Republic Pictures. Cast: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson. This 12-part motion picture serial places Don Diego in Mexico. Disguised as Zorro, he joins the conflict between the Mexican state and the Yaqui people. It seems a strange and mysterious figure in gold armor and mask is being worshipped by the Yaqui, who rally behind their new leader to steal gold shipments from their Mexican neighbors. Diego must find out who is behind the false golden god and expose him for the good of peace. Chapter 1. The golden god -- Ch. 2. The flaming "Z" -- Ch. 3. Descending doom -- Ch. 4. The bridge of peril -- Ch. 5. The decoy -- Ch. 6. Zorro to the rescue -- Ch. 7. The fugitive -- Ch. 8. Flowing death -- Ch. 9. The golden arrow -- Ch. 10. Mystery wagon -- Ch. 11. Face to face -- Ch.12. Unmasked. DVD 7299

Spies, Espionage, and Supercops

Britton, Wesley A. Beyond Bond : spies in fiction and film Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2005. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S68.B75 2005; Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip059/2005006042.html)
Jenkins, Tricia. The CIA in Hollywood : how the agency shapes film and television / Tricia Jenkins. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012. (Main (Gardner) Stacks New books PN1995.9.S68 J46 2012)
Lipschutz, Ronnie D. "Spies!" In: Cold War fantasies: film, fiction, and foreign policy. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, c2001. (MAIN: PN1995.9.W3 L57 2001)
Miller, Toby. Spyscreen : espionage on film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S68.M55 2003)
Price, Thomas J. "Spy Stories, Espionage and the Public in the Twentieth Century." Journal of Popular Culture Volume 30 Page 81 - Winter 1996
Stockwell, Stephen. "The Manufacture of World Order: The Security Services and the Movie Industry." M/C Journal 7.6 (2005). 11 May. 2006 UC users only

13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte, Frank Latimore, Walter Abel, Melville Cooper, Sam Jaffe, Marcel Rousseau, Dick Gordon. An O.S.S. training officer, bent upon discovering a German traitor within his ranks, is at the same time completing highly dangerous espionage assignments. The risks increase when one of his men is murdered from within, and the officer, convinced he knows who the murdering infiltrator is, vows revenge. 95 min. DVD X4719
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Deutsch, James I. "'I was a Hollywood agent': Cinematic representations of the office of strategic services in 1946." Intelligence and National Security, 1998, 13:2, 85-99 UC users only
Lipkin, Steven N. "Real Emotional Logic: Persuasive Strategies in Docudrama." Cinema Journal Vol. 38, No. 4 (Summer, 1999), pp. 68-85 UC users only

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Directors: Doug Liman. Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Jason Bourne is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs. Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.Special features: Deleted scenes; inside a fight scene; cloak and dagger: covert ops; the Bourne diagnosis; the Bourne mastermind; Matt Damon: from Identity to Supremacy - exclusive interviews with Matt Damon and Franka Potente explore making "The Bourne identity." 119 min. DVD X3335
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Dodds, Klaus. " Jason Bourne: Gender, Geopolitics, and Contemporary Representations of National Security." Journal of Popular Film and Television Volume 38, Number 1 / January-March 2010 UC users only

The Bourne Supremacy (2002)
Director: Paul Greengrass. Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, Marton Csokas, Karel Roden, Tomas Arana, Tom Gallop, Tim Griffin, Michelle Monaghan, Ethan Sandler, John Bedford Lloyd. Jason Bourne has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar. He has been able to reconnect with Marie, the woman he loves. But Bourne is still haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences. Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum. Special features: Deleted scenes; Matching identities: casting; Keeping it real; Blowing things up; On the move with Jason Bourne; Bourne to be wild: fight training; Crash cam: racing through the streets of Moscow; The go-mobile revs up the action; Anatomy of a scene: the explosive bridge chase scene; Scoring with John Powell; Feature commentary with director Paul Greengrass; Cast and filmmakers. 108 min. DVD X5865
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Dodds, Klaus. " Jason Bourne: Gender, Geopolitics, and Contemporary Representations of National Security." Journal of Popular Film and Television Volume 38, Number 1 / January-March 2010 UC users only

The Bourne Ultimatum (2002)
Director: Paul Greengrass. Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Albert Finney, Joan Allen. Once again, Jason Bourne emerges from hiding and into chaos. His return this time prompted inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross. Ross's writing is unveiling Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns which have woken, and profoundly disturbed, Bourne's former masters. Bourne must uncover and eradicate the sources of their paranoia, before they eradicate him. Clawing his way out of madness, Jason Bourne has regained his conscience even though he has lost most of his mind. Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum. Bonus features: Feature commentary with director Paul Greengrass [audio feature]; Deleted scenes (13 min.); Man on the move: Jason Bourne [featurette] (24 min.); Rooftop pursuit [featurette] (6 min.); Planning the punches [featurette] (5 min.); Driving school [featurette] (4 min.); New York chase [featurette] (11 min.); Previews (6 min.). Special features: Deleted scenes; Matching identities: casting; Keeping it real; Blowing things up; On the move with Jason Bourne; Bourne to be wild: fight training; Crash cam: racing through the streets of Moscow; The go-mobile revs up the action; Anatomy of a scene: the explosive bridge chase scene; Scoring with John Powell; Feature commentary with director Paul Greengrass; Cast and filmmakers. 116 min. DVD X5866
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Dodds, Klaus. " Jason Bourne: Gender, Geopolitics, and Contemporary Representations of National Security." Journal of Popular Film and Television Volume 38, Number 1 / January-March 2010 UC users only

Burn After Reading (2008)
Directors: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt. When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo is intent on exploiting their find. When blackmailing fails, they decide to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, they hand the disc over to the Russians, promising that they will give them more information. Since they don't have any more information, they decide to break into the house of the CIA analyst who created the original disc. Special features: Finding the Burn; DC insiders run amuck; welcome back, George. 96 min. DVD X797
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Cloak and Dagger (1946)
Director: Fritz Lang. Cast: Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer, Robert Alda, Vladimir Sokoloff, J. Edward Bromberg. Manhattan Project physicist Alvah Jasper parachutes into war-torn Nazi Germany to obtain military secrets. But the deeper he probes, the deadlier his mission becomes - especially when his involvement with a mysterious woman, Gina, catapults him into an intense maelstrom of danger, betrayal, and murder. 106 min. DVD 8572
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Deutsch, James I. "'I was a Hollywood agent': Cinematic representations of the office of strategic services in 1946." Intelligence and National Security, 1998, 13:2, 85-99 UC users only

Contraband (UK, 1940)
Director: Michael Powell. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler, Raymond Lovell, Esmond Knight, Charles Victor, Phoebe Kershaw, Harold Warrender. Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth. 88 min. 999:3231
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Allen, J. C. Conrad Veidt : from Caligari to Casablanca / Jerry C. Allen. Pacific Grove, Calif. : Boxwood Press, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2658.V37 A65 1993)
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David Harding, Counterspy (1950)
Directed by Ray Nazarro. Cast: Willard Parker, Aubrey Lang, Raymond Greenleaf, Harlan Warde, Alex Gerry, Howard St. John. Howard St. John is the Washington DC-based David Harding, head of a covert counter-espionage organization, charged with preventing top-secret scientific information from reaching the hands of America's enemies, and trying to convince a hell-raising radio correspondent to join the fight. 71 min. DVD X906
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Day of the Jackal (UK | France, 1973)
Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Edward Fox, Terry Alexander, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Eric Porter, Jean Martin, Cyril Cusack. Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense. From the book by Frederick Forsyth. 143 min. DVD X2842
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The Debt(2010)
Directed by John Madden. Cast: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Jesper Christensen, Martin Csokas, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson. The story begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stephan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by Israel because of the secret mission that they embarked on for their country back in 1965-1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel, the feared Surgeon of Birkenau, in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? Based on the film Ha-hov written by Assaf Bernstein and Ido Rosenblum. Bonus features: commentary with director John Madden and producer Kris Thykier; 3 featurettes: A look inside The debt; Every secret has a price: Helen Mirren in The debt; The Berlin affair: the triangle at the center of The debt. 114 min. DVD X6784
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Die Hard(1988)
Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia. John McClane, a New York City detective newly arrived in Los Angeles, is waiting for his wife's office party to break-up when terrorists seize control of the building. While the terrorists round up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed and armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, he launches his own one-man war. 113 min. DVD 1242
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Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Directed by Renny Harlin. Cast: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald Veljohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos. Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop John McClane who battles not only terrorists but an incompetent airport police chief, an anti-terrorist commander, and a snow storm. With an airport runway in the nation's capital littered with death and destruction McClane is in a race against time as his wife is trapped on a plane circling overhead, deperately low on fuel. 124 min. DVD 1243
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene. New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner, McClane careens wildly from one end of New York to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day. (131 min. DVD 1244
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Dishonored (1931)
Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland, Lew Cody, Barry Norton, Davison Clark, Wilfred Lucas, Bill Powell. Marlene Dietrich plays the role of a spy, Agent X-27 who is recruited by the Austrian Secret Service to feret out secrets from the enemy and alters the course of the war until she meets up with the Russian agent Colonel Kranau. 87 min. DVD X7272; DVD X2063
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The Doll Squad (1973)
Directed by Ted V. Mikels. Cast: Michael Ansara, Francine York, Anthony Eisley, Tura Satana. When a crazed arch villain (Michael Ansara) plots to overthrow all the world's governments by distributing bubonic plague-infected rats throughout the population, only The Doll Squad - an elite band of female commandos - can hope to stop him on his island fortress. 91 min. DVD X3386
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Five Graves to Cairo(1943)
Directed by Billy Wilder. Cast: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim. World War II drama set in the Sahara about a British spy who takes refuge in a hotel and assumes the identity of a dead manservant. Soon, General Rommel makes the inn his General Staff headquarters. Now, with the threat of discovery hanging over his head, the spy learns that the identity he has claimed owes a debt to the Nazis -- and they expect him to pay up. Based on a play by Lajos Biro entitled: Hotel Imperial. 97 min. DVD X4750; vhs 999:2705
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Foreign Correspondent(1940)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Basserman. An intrepid American reporter sent to Europe to cover a peace conference falls in love with a diplomat's daughter, but discovers that her father is the head of a Nazi spy ring. 120 min. DVD 3144
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Hopscotch(1980)
Directed by Ronald Neame. Cast: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Herbert Lom, Ned Beatty. One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate--because he's having to much fun! Based on the novel by Brian Garfield. Special features: video introduction featuring interviews with director Ronald Neame and writer Brian Garfield; alternate audio track originally made for for family television viewing; original theatrical trailer; teaser. 105 min. DVD X4077
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The House on 92nd Street(1945)
Directed by George Fitzmaurice. Cast: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo. G. Carroll, Lydia St. Clair, William Post. When a young German American is solicited as a Nazi spy during WWII, he accepts the job after agreeing to go undercover for the FBI. Once he learns that his mission is to send atomic bomb secrets to the German government, the FBI chief works relentlessly to prevent this while not giving his agent's identity away. 89 min. DVD 4382
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I Spy
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In Like Flint (1967)
Directed by Gordon Douglas. Cast: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Jean Hale, Andrew Duggan. Superspy Derek Flint is on a mission to track down the criminal organization known as Galaxy. Special features include commentary by film historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer. Derek Flint must save the day when the president of the United States is kidnapped and replaced by an evil imposter. Flint finds that a group of women have banded together to take over the world through subliminal brainwashing in beauty salons they own. Disc 1. Feature film (114 min.) -- Disc 2. Lost TV pilot: Our man Flint: Dead on target; Flint featurettes. 114 min. DVD X966
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Quantum of Solace (UK / USA, 2008)
Directed by Marc Foster. Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, David Harbour, Jesper Christensen. Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's water supply. Special features: Bond on location featurette; start of shooting featurette; on location featurette; Olga Kurylenko and the boat chase featurette; director Marc Forster featurette; the music featurette; crew files behind-the-scenes clips. 100 min. DVD X1643
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Casino Royale(USA / UK / Germany / Czech Republic, 2006)
Directed by Martin Campbell. Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Isaach De Bankole, Jesper Christensen, Ivana Milicevic, Sebastien Foucan. Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to "00" status. "M", head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly promoted 007 on his first mission that takes him to Madagascar, the Bahamas and eventually leads him to Montenegro to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless financier under threat from his terrorist clientele, who is attempting to restore his funds in a high stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. "M" places Bond under the watchful eye of the Treasury offical Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together. Le Chiffre's cunning and cruelty come to bear on them both in a way Bond could never imagine, and he learns his most important lesson: Trust no one. Special features: Becoming Bond, James Bond for real, Bond girls are forever (2006), Chris Cornell music video, trailers. 144 min. DVD 7221
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Diamonds Are Forever (UK, 1971)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Bernard Lee. Smugglers are out to capture the world's glittering diamond market. Bond uses fast cars, hearses, jets, helicopters and moon machines in a perplexing search to find out why. Seductive smuggler Tiffany Case and millionaire recluse Willard Whyte do their best to deter Bond's efforts. Special features (Disc 2: DVD 6724): Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 120 min. DVD 6724; DVD 5889 (single-disc version)
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Die Another DayUK / USA, 2002)
Directed by Lee Tamahori. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosmund Pike, John Cleese, Judi Dench. While on assignment in North Korea, James Bond is captured by government agents, where he's imprisoned and tortured for over a year. When Bond is exchanged for another prisoner, not everyone is certain 007 is still capable of doing the job. After an unscrupulous entrepreneur is discovered to be in cohoots with the other prisoner, Bond is back on the case, and he finds the two men have sinister plans which could decide the fate of the world. 132 min. DVD 3532
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Dr. No(UK, 1962)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, John Kitzmiller, Zena Marshall, Eunice Gayson. James Bond, Agent 007, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a British Secret Service agent. This is the first James Bond film adventure. Special features: Top-level access; Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. Music, Monty Norman. 110 min. DVD 6779; DVD 5904 [single-disc version]
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For Your Eyes Only(UK / USA, 1981)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Jill Bennett, Michael Gothard, John Wyman, Jack Hedley, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn. James Bond is thrust into one of his most reveting adventures filled with outrageous stunts, passionate encounters and exciting confrontations. James has a lethal determination to infiltrate the Greek underworld and races against time to find a stolen device capable of controlling a fleet of nuclear submarines. Special features: Frame-by-frame digital restoration; never before released (newly recorded audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore); declassified: MI6 vault (deleted scenes; expanded angles; Bond in Greece; Bond in Cortina; Neptune's journey); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'For your eyes only'); mission dossier (audio commentry featuring John Glen and actors; audio commentary featuring Michael G. Wilson and crew; inside 'For your eyes only'; animated storyboards sequences; Sheena Easton Music video); ministry of propaganda (original trailers; TV spots and radio communications). 128 min. DVD 6767
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From Russia With Love (UK, 1963)
Directed by Terence Young. Cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis de Wolff, George Pastell, Nadja Regin, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn. A beautiful Russian girl is used as part of an international conspiracy to kill James Bond, Agent 007. The adventure leads him through Istanbul aboard the Orient Express. Desert Island discs; animated storyboard sequence); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'From Russia with love'; The complete special features library: Mission dossier (Audio commentary featuring director Terence Young and members of the cast and crew; Harry Saltzman: showman); Ministry of propaganda (Original trailers, TV spots, radio communications). 115 min. DVD 6770; DVD 5905 [single-disc version]
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Goldeneye(UK / USA, 1995)
Directed by Martin Campbell. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker. When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, Bond must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia, all whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on Bond. Special features: Declassified: MI6 vault: Deleted scenes with introductions by director Martin Campbell; Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles; Building a better Bond: pre-production featurette; The return of Bond: the start of production press event; Driven to Bond: Remy Julienne; Anatomy of a stunt: tank versus Perrier; Making it in small pictures: Derek Meddings; On location with Peter Lamont; "GoldenEye": the secret files; Pre-title storyboard sequence with Martin Campbell; 007 Misson control: Interactive guide into the world of "GoldenEye"; Mission dossier: Audio commentary featuring Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson ; "The world of 007": original 1995 TV special hosted by Elizabeth Hurley; The "GoldenEye" video journal promotional featurette; "GoldenEye" music video performed by Tina Turner; Ministry of propaganda: Original trailers; TV spots; Photo gallery. 130 min. DVD 6766
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Goldfinger((UK, 1964)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton. Agent 007 takes on billionaire Auric Goldfinger, who plans to throw the world economy into a tailspin by contaminating the gold at Fort Knox with nuclear radiation. Special features (Disc 2: DVD 6723): Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 110 min. DVD 6723; single-disc version DVD 1673
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Licence to Kill(UK, 1981)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Julius W. Harris, Geoffrey Holder, David Hedison, Gloria Hendry, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell. James Bond battles the forces of black magic that hurtles him from the streets of New York City to Louisiana's bayou country. With charm, wit and deadly assurance, James takes on a powerful drug lord with a diabolical scheme to conquer the world. Special features: Frame-by-frame digital restoration; never before released newly recorded audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore; declassified: MI6 vault ("Bond 1973" the lost documentary; Roger Moore as James Bond, circa 1964; 'Live and let die' conceptual art); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'Live and let die'); mission dossier (audio commentary featuring Guy Hamilton; audio commentary featuring Tom Mankiewicz; inside 'Live and let die'; on set with Roger Moore); ministry of propaganda (original trailers; TV spots & radio communications). 122 min. DVD 6790
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Live and Let Die(UK / USA, 1989)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe. Timothy Dalton portrays the superagent 007 who leaves the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta after his friend Felix Leiter is brutally attacked by drug lord Franz Sanchez. 133 min. DVD 6790
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The Living Daylights(UK / USA, 1987)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Joe Don Baker, Art Malik, John Rhys-Davies, Jeroen Krabbe. Timothy Dalton debuts as Agent 007. Armed with razor-sharp instincts and a licence to kill, James Bond battles diabolical arms merchants bent on world domination. 131 min. DVD 6790
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The Man with the Golden Gun(UK, 1974)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Herve Villechaize, Clifton James. Roger Moore returns as Agent 007 and faces off in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with assassin Francisco Scaramanga. Features a wild car chase through Bangkok and Bond's stunning confrontation with an entire martial arts school. 125 min. DVD 6739
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Moonraker (UK / France, 1979)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Corinne Clery. Roger Moore stars for the fourth time as Agent 007 and joins forces with NASA scientist Holly Goodhead to prevent a power-mad industrialist from destroying all human life on Earth. 121 min. DVD 6781
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Never Say Never Again (UK / USA / West Germany, 1983)
Directed by Irvin Kershner. Cast: Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max Von Sydow, Barbara Carrera, Kim Basinger, Bernie Casey, Alec McCowen, Edward Fox. From the luxury yacht the length of a football field, Largo oversees a master plan of mayhem involving stolen cruise missiles, nuclear extortion, deadly video games and all the other evils in SPECTRE'S arsenal. James Bond, Agent 007, goes into battle with a fabulous flying motorcycle and other ghastly gadgets, including a fountain pen that can write you off with a bang. 133 min. DVD 5870
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Octopussy(UK / USA, 1983)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi. Roger Moore portrays the immortal action hero James Bond as he investigates the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death. 131 min. DVD 6782
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service(UK, 1969)
Directed by Peter Hunt. Cast: Geogre Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppar, Lois Maxwell, George Baker, Bernard Lee, Bernard Horsfall, Desmond Llewelyn. James Bond goes undercover in the treacherous Swiss Alps and becomes involved in artillery-laden ski pursuits, incredible stunts and thrills. James finds love with the beautiful and seductive Tracy Di Vicenzo. But first Bond must stop the evil genius Blofeld from realising a germ warfare plot could kill millions. Special features: Frame-by-frame digial restoration; Declassified: MI6 vault (casting 'On her majesty's secret service'; press day in Portugal; George Lazenby: in his own words; shot on ice - original 1969 Ford promo film; "Swiss movement" original 1969 featurette); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'On her majesty's secret service); Mission dossier (audio commentary featuring director Peter Hunt and memebers of the cast and crew; inside 'On her majesty's secret service'; inside Q's lab; "Above it all" original 1969 featurette; ministry of propaganda (original trailers; TV spots & radio communications). 142 min. DVD 6769
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The Spy Who Loved Me(UK, 1977)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro. Roger Moore brings inimitable style to Agent 007 as he teams with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova to stop the megalomaniac Stromberg from unleashing a horrific scheme for world domination. 126 min.DVD 6791
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Thunderball (UK, 1965)
Directed by Terence Young. Cast: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi. Agent 007 goes above the call of duty and to the bottom of the ocean to track down a villainous criminal who's holding millions hostage and threatening to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust. 130 min. DVD 6787; DVD 5891 [single-disc version]
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Tomorrow Never Dies (UK / USA, 1997)
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench. Pierce Brosnan returns as Agent 007, stepping in to prevent World War III when a ruthless media tycoon tries to destabilise the world economy by orchestrating a deadly standoff between world superpowers. 119 min. DVD 6783
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A View to a Kill (UK / USA, 1985)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, Chistopher Walken. Roger Moore's Bond confronts Max Zorin, who has devised a plan to corner the world's microchip market, even if he has to kill millions to do it. Before Bond can stop the madman, he must confront Zorin's beautiful and deadly companion May Day. 131 min. DVD 6789
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The Living Daylights(UK / USA, 1987)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Joe Don Baker, Art Malik, John Rhys-Davies, Jeroen Krabbe. Timothy Dalton debuts as Agent 007. Armed with razor-sharp instincts and a licence to kill, James Bond battles diabolical arms merchants bent on world domination. 131 min. DVD 6738
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The World Is Not Enough (UK / USA, 1999)
Directed by Michael Apted. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench. Pierce Brosnan returns as Bond, charged to protect a gorgeous billionaire heiress from the ruthless hands of a nuclear-obsessed terrorist who wants control of the world's petroleum supply. 128 min. DVD 6738
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You Only Live Twice (UK, 1967)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Tetsuro Tamba, Mie Hama, Teru Shimada, Karin Dor, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Charles Gray, Bernard Lee, Donald Pleasence. When U.S. and Soviet manned spaceships are hijacked in Earth's orbit, Agent 007 must race to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers. His dangerous mission takes him to Japan, where he battles the evil SPECTRE organization and its diabolical leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Special features: Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 117 min. DVD 6780; DVD 5890 [single-disc version]
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Jet Pilot (1957)
Director, Josef von Sternberg. Cast: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Hans Conreid, The U.S. Air Force. Sent by the Pentagon to obtain top secret information from a supposedly defecting Russian lady pilot, the Colonel courts her so successfully that they fall in love and wed. With their marriage as a perfect cover, he is ordered to flee Russia with his bride, this time with him posing as a defector. When the political charade is discovered, however, the courageous couple embark in a dangerous flight to freedom in a heart-pounding escape with enemy agents in hot pursuit. 113 min. DVD X6070
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Juve contre Fantomas (Silent; 1913-14)
Directed by Louis Feuillade. The Simplon Express disaster (23 min.) -- The haunted Villa (23 min.) Episodes of the Fantomas silent film serial about the adventures of Fantomas, the mysterious bandit in a black hood who is relentlessly tracked by Juve, the detective. Fantomas was an immense worldwide success and helped establish the advent of film serials in the United States. 47 min. 999:1926
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The Killer Elite (1975)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill, Bo Hopkins, Mako, Gig Young. Elite assassins take on jobs too risky for even the CIA to handle. They're best friends, superior marksmen and on the A-list when it comes to killing. But when one high-powered hitman betrays another, the intrigue, the violence and the thrills become a very personal war. Based on the novel by Robert Rostand. 123 min. DVD X3216
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The Kremlin Letter (1966)
Director, John Huston. Cast: Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger, Lila Kedrova, Micheál MacLiammóir Patrick O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, George Sanders, Max von Sydow, Orson Welles. A band of spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. Based on The Kremlin letter by Noel Behn, 120 min. DVD X6457
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The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parker. En route back to England by train from Switzerland,a young woman meets a charming old lady who promptly disappears. The other passengers deny ever having seen her, leading the young woman to suspect a conspiracy. When she begins investigating, she is drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Based on the novel "The Wheel Spins" by Ethel Lina White. Special features: Restored image and sound, additional audio track with commentary by film historian Bruce Eder. 97 min. DVD 53; VHS 999:561
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Lethal Weapon (1987)
Directed by Richard Donner. Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe. The story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a murder investigation leads to war with a heroin ring. 117 min. DVD 4564
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Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Director, George Roy Hill. Featuring Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski. Charlie is a repertory actress and Palestinian sympathizer thrust into the world of international espionage. The cunning head of an Israeli counterspy group sees Charlie's politics and romantic vulnerability as the perfect trap for their quarry, the elusive Palestinian terrorist Khalil. 130 min. 999:2164
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The Long Kiss Goodbye (1996)
Directed by Renny Harlin. Cast: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse. Eight years ago a schoolteacher lost her memory. Now she learns that she was once a lethal assassin for the CIA, and teams up with a wise-cracking detective to uncover her past before a hi-tech army of corrupt government renegades kills them both. 120 min. DVD X3376
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The Mackintosh Man(UK | USA, 1973)
Directed by John Huston. Cast: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern. Joseph Rearden is British Intelligence's man on the inside. It's his job to become what he isn't-- even a thief and convict-- to convince the group he infiltrates that he's one of them. And it's his job to get through it all alive. Based on the novel "The Freedom Trap" by Desmond Bagley. Special features: Vintage featurette, John Huston: the man, the myth, the moviemaker; theatrical trailer. 99 min. DVD X2604
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The Man Who Knew Too Much(1934)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresnay, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke-Smith, George Curzon, Arthur Benjamin. An American couple vacationing in French Morocco are accidentally drawn into a series of mysterious adventures when they appear on the scene of a murder. 75 min. DVD 87; vhs 999:319
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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresnay, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke-Smith, George Curzon, Arthur Benjamin. An American couple vacationing in French Morocco are accidentally drawn into a series of mysterious adventures when they appear on the scene of a murder. Special DVD features: Introduction by Tony Curtis and bonus clip of the original theatrical trailer for Hitchcock's "Saboteur.". Based on a story by Charles Bennett and D.B. Wyndham Lewis. 75 min. DVD 87
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The Man Who Knew Too Much(1956)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: James Stewart, Doris Day. Story of an Englishman touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London. To insure their silence the spy ring kidnaps their son. 120 min. DVD 1036; vhs 999:83
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Mata Hari(1931)
Directed by George Fitzmaurice. Cast: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone. Garbo is mesmerizing as the dancer-turned-German secret agent in a wartime Paris seething with secrets and betrayal. With the world at war, love was her weapon. The only men she couldn' t seduce were the 12 in the firing squad that ended her life. 89 min. DVD 4283
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Ministry of Fear (1944)
Directed by Fritz Lang. Featuring Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary ) Brooke, Percy Waram, Dan Duryea, Alan Napier, Erskine Sanford. A man is released into World War II England after 2 years in an asylum, but the outside world does not seem so sane either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and does not quite know to whom to turn. 87 min. 999:1858
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Mission Impossible (1996)
Directed by Brian De Palma. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Vanessa Redgrave. Secret agent, Ethan Hunt, is framed for the deaths of his espionage team. He flees from government assassins, breaks into the CIA vault, clings to the roof of a speeding train, all to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Special features: Mission remarkable - 40 years of creating the impossible; Mission explosive exploits; Mission spies among us; Mission catching the train; Mission international spy museum; Mission agent dossiers; Tribute montages (Excellence in film: Cruise, Generation: Cruise); Mission marketing (3 theatrical trailers, TV spots, photo gallery). 110 min. DVD X5861
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Mission Impossible II (2000)
Directed by John Woo Cast: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson, Brendan Gleeson, Rade Sherbedgia, Ving Rhames. IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. Special features: "Behind the mission" cast & crew interviews; "Mission incredible" stunts featurette; "Impossible shots" 11 stunt sequences; audio commentary by director John Woo; "I disappear" Metallica music video; alternate title sequence; "Mission improbable" parody; scene selection. 123 min. DVD X5862
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Mission Impossible III (2006)
Directed by J.J. Abrams. Cast: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Laurence Fishburne. Ethan Hunt has retired from active duty as a super-spy in order to train new IMF agents. He is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he has ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. It soon becomes evident that Davian is well-protected, well-connected, and downright malicious, forcing Hunt to extend his journey back into the field in order to rescue his wife, Julia, and uncover an IMF double agent in the process. 125 min. DVD X5863
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Night Train to Munich (UK, 1940)
Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Paul von Henreid, Rex Harrison, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. A World War II era journey from Prague to England to the Swiss Alps, in which Nazis pursue a Czech scientist and his daughter who are being aided by a debonair British undercover agent. Based on an original story by Gordon Wellesley. Special features: Video conversation between film scholars Peter Evans and Bruce Babington ; booklet with essay by film critic Philip Kemp. 90 min. DVD X3846
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North by Northwest(1959)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau. Enemy agents mistake an unsuspecting New York City advertising executive for an American spy. In this thriller he becomes involved with a beautiful double agent with the action ranging from the United Nations building in New York to the faces of Mount Rushmore. 136 min. DVD 296
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Notorious(1959)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Madame Konstantin, Reinhold Schunzel. Working undercover for the U.S. government in Rio, the daughter of a convicted Nazi traitor marries a ruthless Nazi spy, but then begins a love affair with her American contact. Torn between passion and patriotism, they must sacrifice their feelings or risk destruction. 136 min. DVD 1032; DVD copy 2: DVD 365; VHS 999:2376; VHS copy 2: 999:139
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The Osterman Weekend (1975)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster, Chris Sarandon, Meg Foster, Helen Shaver. Television personality John Tanner is looking forward to a reunion party with his closest friends. That is, until the CIA warn him that they are all Soviet agents. Suddenly, he and his family are caught in a nightmare of terror, deception, helplessness and violent death. Based on the book by Robert Ludlum. Special features: Disc A: Audio commentary by Sam Peckinpah historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Weddle, and Nick Redman. -- Disc B: "Alpha to omega," an all new 78 minute documentary ; Sam's first cut: Full length screening version ; Theatrical trailer ; Talent bios ; Still gallery. 102 min. DVD X3219
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Our Man Flint (1966)
Directed by Daniel Martin. Cast: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare. Superspy Derek Flint is on a mission to track down the criminal organization known as Galaxy. Special features include commentary by film historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer. When the intelligence agencies of the world find that their agents are being murdered at an alarming rate their leaders all write out the qualities an agent will need to succeed against the terrible crisis they are facing. Derick Flint is the only agent with all the qualities. When attempts on his life are made, Flint begins to search out the mad scientists who want to remake the world after taking over with the aid of their earthquake machine. Based on a story by Hal Fimberg. 108 min. DVD X965
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Our Man in Havana (UK, 1959)
Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Noel Coward, Ralph Richardson, Jo Morrow. Vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold is recruited by the British Secret Service to become an unlikely agent in Cuba. As he has nothing to report, he invents facts, pretends to recruit agents and spins a web of lies about foreign government secrets. When the local coppers decode his fake messages, all hell breaks loose in Havana and Wormold must become the spy he dreads in order to survive his own swindle. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. Special features: Original trailer; Martini minutes: "Secrets of seduction" and "How to travel in style." 111 min. DVD X1809
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Pickup on South Street (1953)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter. Richard Widmark stars as Skip McCoy, thief with a record as a three-time loser. That doesn't stop him from pickpocketing a street-smart beauty who's carrying secret microfilm for a gang of communist spies. DVD 2709; vhs 999:516
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Ronin (1998)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsg?ard, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce. A group of freelance intelligence agents work together to steal a mysterious package, only to have a doublecross throw things into confusion. 121 min. DVD X4126
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The Secret Agent (1996)
Directed by Christopher Hampton. Cast: Bob Hoskins, Patricia Arquette, Gerard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent, Christian Bale. A quiet English shopkeeper, who's actually a spy for the Russian embassy, faces an unexpected test of allegiance when he's ordered to plant a bomb that will wreak havoc on the British public. Based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. 95 min. DVD X4284; vhs 999:2215
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Spione (Spies) (silent, 1928)
Director, Fritz Lang. Featuring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Lien Deyers. The first "modern" spy film. A power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty. 90 min. DVD 3172; DVD 662 (DVD also includes "M" and "Felix the Cat 'All Puzzled'")
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O'Brien, Geoffrey. "Fritz Lang's 'Spies': Now and Forever." Film Comment v31, n4 (July-August, 1995):66 (4 pages).

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker. After a fellow spy is murdered, an agent who is working as a defected spy trying to get inside information realizes that he is just as expendable as his fellow agent. Based on the novel by John Le Carré. Special features: Interview with John Le Carré; selected-scene commentary with Oswald Morris; "The secret centre: John Le Carré" (2000), a BBC documentary; 1967 interview with Richard Burton from the BBC series "Acting in the 60s" with film critic Kenneth Tynan; audio conversation from 1985 between Martin Ritt and film historian Patrick McGilligan; gallery of set designs; theatrical trailer; essay by critic Michael Sragow. 112 min. DVD X1608
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Kemp, Philip. "Beyond Bond." Sight & Sound, Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p8-8, 3/4p UC users only
Miller, Gabriel. The films of Martin Ritt : fanfare for the common man Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2000. (MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 M55 2000)
Ritt, Martin. Martin Ritt : interviews Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2002. [MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 A5 2002]
Sharrett, Christopher. "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold." Cineaste, Summer2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p52-54, 3p UC users only
Walsh, Moira. "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold." America, 1/15/1966, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p94-95, 2p UC users only
Whitaker, Sheila. The films of Martin Ritt. [London], British Film Institute, 1972. (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 R5371)

13 Frightened Girls(1963)
Directed by William Castle. Cast: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Kathy Dunn, Lynne Sue Moon. Thirteen girls in a Swiss boarding school stir up trouble on their vacation as they mess with the diplomatic affairs of their elders and get into serious trouble when a Russian spy is discovered murdered. Special features: Original theatrical trailer; original "British" trailer introdruction; original Candy web trailer; original Candy web theatrical opening and closing message from William Castle; four international alternate openings. 87 min.DVD X2206
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39 Steps(1959)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft. A young Canadian, R. Hannay, makes the acquaintance of an international spy. When he finds her murdered in his flat, he takes over her mission and is pursued across Scotland by both the police and a dangerous spy ring. 86 min. DVD 63; vhs 999:275
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Directed by Sydney Pollack. Cast: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John Houseman. A CIA agent who is on the run from a mass slaughter in his research office suddenly finds himself the target of both his employers and the unknown killers of his associates. 117 min. DVD 9303
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(1969)
Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Cast: Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Dencik, Colin Firth, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney, Mark Strong. At the height of the Cold War, a former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels. Based on the novel by John le Carré. 128 min. DVD X7276
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Topaz(1969)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: John Forsythe, Frederick Stafford, Danny Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Claude Jade, Michel Subor. In this spellbinding espionage thriller an American CIA agent hires a French operative named Deveraeux to go to Cuba and check out rumors of Russian missiles and a NATO spy named Topaz. In Havana his investigations leave behind a wake of shaken governments, murder, betrayal and suicide. But when he returns to France Devereaux's mission, as he moves in to expose the double agent, becomes even more dangerous. 143 min. DVD 745
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True Lies (1994)
Directed by James Cameron. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere. Marital problems arise for an international spy, who works for a top-secret government agency while pretending to be a computer salesman. Together he, his wife and their daughter foil the nefarious schemes of Middle Eastern nuclear terrorists and rescue their marriage.141 min. DVD 8422
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"James Cameron." (Arab-Americans demonstrated against the director's film 'True Lies' because of its negative portrayal of Arabs) (Brief Article) Facts on File v54, n2822 (Dec 31, 1994):1015.

Knights and other Medieval Adventurers

Aberth, John. A knight at the movies : medieval history on film New York : Routledge, 2003. (MAIN: PN1995.9.M52 A24 2003; PFA : PN1995.9.M52 A24 2003)
Aronstein, Susan Lynn. Hollywood knights : Arthurian cinema and the politics of nostalgia. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (PFA : PN1995.9.A75 A76 2005; MAIN: MAIN: PN1995.9.A75 A76 2005)
Cinema Arthuriana : twenty essays / edited by Kevin J. Harty. Rev. ed. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2002. (Main Stack PN1995.9.A75.C5 2002)
King Arthur on film : new essays on Arthurian cinema / edited by Kevin J. Harty. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1999. (Main Stack PN1995.9.A75.K56 1999; PFA PN1995.9.A75.K56 1999)
Olton, Bert. Arthurian legends on film and television Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2000. (MAIN: PN1995.9.A75 O48 2000)
Popular Arthurian traditions / edited by Sally K. Slocum. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1992. (Main Stack PN57.A6.P6 1992)
Race, class, and gender in "medieval" cinema / edited by Lynn T. Ramey and Tison Pugh. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 (Main Stack PN1995.9.M52.R33 2007)
Umland, Rebecca A. The use of Arthurian legend in Hollywood film : from Connecticut Yankees to fisher kings Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996. (MAIN: PN1995.9.A75 U44 1996; PFA : PN1995.9.A75 U44 1996)

Excalibur(1981)
Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nichol Williamson. A lush retelling of the legend of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table and the tale of the mythical sword Excalibur, and its passing from the wizard Merlin to the future king of England. A visually stunning film unflinching in its scenes of combat and black magic. 141 min. DVD X1080
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Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (Ring of the Nibelungs)(Germany / Italy / UK / USA, TV, 2004)
Directed by Uli Edel. Cast: Benno Furmann, Alicia Witt, Kristanna Loken, Julian Sands, Samuel West. The son of a simple swordsmith, Siegfried, is actually an orphaned prince and an heir to the throne. To save his kingdom, Siegfried engages in battle and slays an evil dragon that is guarding a cursed ancient and deadly ring. 132 min. DVD 9071
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El Cid (Italy / USA / UK, 1961)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom, Ralph Truman. Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Castillian knight who has been dubbed El Cid [El Cid Campeador "The Lord Champion"] by his followers, vows to free his country from the invader. This epic tale romanticizes the years of love, warfare, revenge, rivalries, as El Cid becomes a revered warrior. Much of the movie was shot on location in Spain - including the castles of Belmonte (Cuenca) and Peniscola (Castellon). Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston (son of producer) and Neal M. Rosendorf, vintage radio interviews with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren, still galleries; filmographies ; Disc 2: "Hollywood conquers Spain: the making of El Cid", "Samuel Bronston: the epic journey of a dreamer", "Behind the camera: Anthony Mann and El Cid", "Miklos Rozsa: maestro of the movies", "Preserving our legacy: Gerry Byrne on film preservation and restoration", trailer gallery. 188 min.DVD 9290
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First Knight(1995)
Directed by Jerry Zucker. Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross. This is a new vision of King Arthur's Camelot. A vision of battles, courage, and of the undeniable love that brought an entire kingdom to its knees ... and the undying passion that made it live forever. 133 min. DVD 1009
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Haydock, Nickolas A. "Arthurian Melodrama, Chaucerian Spectacle, and the Waywardness of Cinematic Pastiche in First Knight and A Knight's Tale." Studies in Medievalism, vol. 12, pp. 5-38, 2002.
Jenkins, Jacqueline. "First Knights and Common Men: Masculinity in American Arthurian Film." In: King Arthur on film : new essays on Arthurian cinema / edited by Kevin J. Harty. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1999. (Main Stack PN1995.9.A75.K56 1999; PFA PN1995.9.A75.K56 1999)
Jewers, Caroline. "Hard Days Knights: First Knight, A Knight's Tale, and Black Knight." In: The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy / edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray ; with a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H44.M44 2004; PFA PN1995.9.H44.M44 2004)

Ivanhoe (UK / USA, 1952)
Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Emlyn Williams. A vivid adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's classic tale set in England in the Middle Ages. The story follows one brave knight's attempt to restore Richard The Lion-Hearted to the throne stolen by his evil brother, Prince John. The action is full scale and vigorous, boasting some of the most spectacular fighting sequences ever filmed with authentic jousting scenes. 107 min. DVD X1477
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Kilpi, Harri. "'When Knighthood Was in Flower': Ivanhoe in Austerity Britain." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, vol. 7, pp. (no pagination), February 2007
Stubbs, Jonathan. "Hollywood's Middle Ages: The Development of Knights of the Round Table and Ivanhoe, 1935–53." Exemplaria; Winter2009, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p398-417, 20pUCB users only

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, Eva Green, Martin Hancock, Michael Sheen, Nathalie Cox, Eriq Ebouaney, Jouko Ahola, David Thewlis. Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a young Frenchman in Medieval Jerusalem during the Crusades, who, having lost everything, finds redemption in a heroic fight against overwhelming forces to save his people and fulfill his destiny as a knight. 144 min. DVD 4488
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A Knight's Tale (2003)
Director, Brian Helgeland. Cast: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, Alan Tudyk, Laura Fraser, Christopher Cazenove, Berenice Bejo, James Purefoy. A peasant squire breaks all the rules when he passes himself off as a nobleman and takes the jousting world by storm. The only thing that stands between him and his dream of becoming the world champion is the bad boy of the sport Count Adhemar. The two rivals go lance to head at the world finals to determine who will be named the ultimate champion. 132 min. DVD 1008
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Forni, Kathleen. "Reinventing Chaucer: Helgeland's A Knight's Tale." Chaucer Review: A Journal of Medieval Studies and Literary Criticism, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 253-64, 2003.
Haydock, Nickolas A. "Arthurian Melodrama, Chaucerian Spectacle, and the Waywardness of Cinematic Pastiche in First Knight and A Knight's Tale." Studies in Medievalism, vol. 12, pp. 5-38, 2002.
Jewers, Caroline. "Hard Days Knights: First Knight, A Knight's Tale, and Black Knight." In: The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy / edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray ; with a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H44.M44 2004; PFA PN1995.9.H44.M44 2004)
Toumarkine, Doris. "A Screenwriter's Tale: Brian Helgeland Gets Medieval with Story of Jousting Champ." Film Journal International, vol. 104, no. 5, pp. 14-16, 68, May 2001.
Ramey, Lynn. "Chaucer’s Man Show: Anachronistic Authority in Brian Helgeland’s A Knight’s Tale." In: Filming the Other Middle Ages Gordonsville, VA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])

Knives of the avenger (I coltelli del vendicatore) (Italy, 1966)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Elissa Pichelli, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Luciano Pollentin, Amedeo Trilli. Described as an Italian Viking film, or a Viking Western, this is a story of a mysterious knife-throwing viking warrior who protects a young peasant woman and her young son from the clutches of a evil regent bent on claiming the title of king and the woman for himself. 85 min. DVD 7574
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Lancelot of the Lake (Lancelot du Lac) (1974)
Directed by Robert Bresson. Set in the last days of the doomed quest by Lancelot and the rest of King Arthur's knights for the Holy Grail, this is a tale of the end of the age of chivalry and the death of a dream. 80 min. DVD 2755; vhs 999:1206
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in this hysterical, historical tour-de-farce. Watch as the knights wage battle against the fierce Killer Rabbit. Can they pass the test of valor and cut down yon tree with herring? Or will they blow themselves to smithereens with the Holy Hand Grenade? 92 min. DVD 503
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Perceval le Gallois (1978)
Directed by Eric Rohmer. A stylized film adaptation of Chretien de Troyes' 12th century Arthurian romance about Perceval of Wales, who leaves his widowed mother to become a knight. Once knighted by King Arthur, the naive and selfish Perceval must learn how to be a true knight. 140 min. 999:3190
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhoi, Vladimir Kulich, Omar Sharif. In AD 922, Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by the Vikings customs-- their wanton sexuality, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. And then he learns the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that slaughters the Vikings and devours their flesh. 103 min. DVD 5842; vhs 999:3632
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Ramey, Lynn. "Vikings through the Eyes of an Arab Ethnographer: Constructions of the Other in The 13th Warrior." In: Filming the Other Middle Ages Gordonsville, VA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])

The Vikings(1958)
Directed by Richard Fleischer. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald, Alexander Knox. The saga of the loves and lusts of the fierce Norse raiders who pillaged Britain over a thousand years ago. 116 min. DVD 5843
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Adventure in Sahara (1938)
Directed by D. Ross Lederman. Cast: Paul Kelly, C. Henry Gordon, Marc Lawrence, Lorna Gray, Robert Fiske. In this desert adventure, a cruel commander viciously rules a regiment of French foreign legionnaires. They tire of his brutality and rebel, stranding the despot and his few loyal soldiers in the burning sands with a few supplies. The deposed commander, vowing to return to civilization to have his revenge, eventually leads his men back to the lonely outpost and finds it under attack by Arab raiders. The soldiers inside take the leader back and he helps to vanquish the invaders. Later the ring leader of the mutineers is awarded a medal for his courage and then court-martialed for his crime. The leader too gets his just desserts when his second-in-command tells the court of his superior's cruelty. 56 min. DVD X2350
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Dixon, Wheeler Winston. "A Cinema of Violence: The Films of D. Ross Lederman." Film Criticism, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 38-65, Spring 2006 UC users only

Beau Geste(1939)
Directed by William Wellman. Cast: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, J. Carrol Naish, Donal O'Connor, James Stephenson. Beau Geste and his two brothers join the Foreign Legion after their family's Blue Water sapphire disappears. 114 min. DVD 4754
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Berlin Express(1948)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Story by Curt Siodmak. Cast: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas, Robert Coote, Reinhold Schunzel, Roman Toporow, Peter Von Zerneck, Otto Waldis, Fritz Kortner, Michael Harvey, Richard Powers. Filmed amid the actual bombed out ruins of Frankfurt and Berlin after World War II, this film recounts the dangerous attempts to unify Germany as four post-war heroes from Britain, France, Russia and the U.S. battle die-hard Nazis to rescue an anti-fascist German statesman. 87 min. DVD X6936
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Charge of the Light Brigade(UK, 1968)
Directed by Tony Richardson. Cast: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Jill Bennett, David Hemmings, Ben Aris. A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854. The battle climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgement and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders. Based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. 131 min. DVD 9991
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Connelly, Mark. "The charge of the Light Brigade." London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]
Jackson, Martin A. "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Film & History; Sep1972, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p24-25, 2p UC users only

Charge of the Light Brigade(1936)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, Robert Barrat. The events that instigated British involvement in the Crimean War are vividly painted against the rugged canvas of battle-scarred India. An army officer deliberately starts the Balaclava charge to even an old score with Surat Khan, who's on the other side. Based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson and inspired by history. Special features: Warner night at the movies 1936 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel; dramatic short "Give me Liberty"; comedy short, "Shop Talk with Bob Hope"; cartoon, "Boom Boom" ; trailers for Charge of the light bigade, and, 1936's Anthony Adverse. 115 min. DVD 8051
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Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Levin, Meyer. "Charge of the Light Brigade." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006. p103-05. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995 .A448 2006)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)
Slotkin, Richard. "The Continuity of Forms: Myth and Genre in Warner Brothers' The Charge of the Light Brigade." Representations, vol. 29, pp. 1-23, January 1990 UC users only

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1912)
Directed by J. Searle Dawley. Cast: James Gordon, Richard Neill, Charles Sutton, Ben F. Wilson and the soldiers of the U.S. Calvary from Fort D.A. Russell, near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The third in a series of rare silent films from the early film-making period of 1911-1915. Retelling of the famous incident in the 1854 Crimean War when a British cavalry unit, because of a mix-up in orders, charged an almost impregnable Russian artillery position and was decimated. 93 min. DVD 8450
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The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Director, Edmund Goulding. Cast: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp. Two British fighter pilots of the Royal Flying Corps stationed in France during World War I face the grim realities of war, and learn a great deal about friendship, heroism and patriotism in the process. DVD special features: Warner night at the movies 1938 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel ; musical shorts The Prisoner of Swing, and, Romance Road; classic cartoon What Price Porky? -- Trailers for Dawn Patrol, and, Four's a Crowd. 103 min. DVD 8052; vhs 999:3215
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Elephant Boy (UK, 1937)
Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Sabu, W. E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes, Bruce Gordon, D.J. Williams, Hyde White, As Kipling's Toomai of the elephants, a small native (Sabu) who claims to know the congregating place of the elephant hordes, leads a British hunting expedition through the jungle with his pachyderm pal, instantly becoming a legend. Based on the novel "Toomai of the elephants" by Rudyard Kipling. 82 min. DVD X7334
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The Four Feathers(UK, 1939)
Directed by Zoltán Korda. Cast: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez, Allan Jeayes, Jack Allen, Donald Gray, Frederick Culley, Clive Baxter, Robert Rendel, Archibald Batty, Derek Elphinstone, Hal Walters, Norman Pierce, Henry Oscar, John Laurie, Amid Taftazani. With cannon fire igniting the North African skies, the British cavalry charges into battle to capture the strategic city of Khartoum. In the midst of the devastating carnage, a horrified officer resigns from his post. But he soon finds his shame is greater than his fear, and he returns to save his honor - and the friends he betrayed - at any cost. Special features: Audio commentary by Charles Drazin; video interview with David Korda, son of Zoltán Korda; A day at Denham, 1939 short film with footage of Korda on the set of The four feathers; theatrical trailer; booklet with an essay by Michael Sragow. 115 min. DVD X6605
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O'Sullivan, John. "New Myths for Old." National Review, 11/11/2002, Vol. 54 Issue 21, p42-44, 3p UC users only
Ramachandran, Naman. "The Four Feathers." Sight & Sound, Sep2003, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p48-50, 2p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "The Four Feathers." American Historical Review, Feb2003, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p310-311, 2p UC users only
Voeltz, Richard A. "Images and Representations of British Imperialism: Cinematic Adaptations of A.E.W. Mason's The Four Feathers." Interdisciplinary Humanities, Spring2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p12-27, 16p UC users only

The Four Feathers(USA / UK, 2002)
Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Cast: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Rupert Penry-Jones, Kris Marshall. After an admired British soldier stationed in Sudan leaves his regiment in disgrace, he sets out on a sweeping adventure to regain his honor, recapture his love and save the life of his best friend. 130 min. DVD 3325
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Lally, Kevin. "Desert Odyssey: Shekhar Kapur Leads Four Feathers Adventure." Film Journal International, vol. 105, no. 9, pp. 14, 47, 2002 Sept UC users only
O'Sullivan, John. "New Myths for Old." National Review, 11/11/2002, Vol. 54 Issue 21, p42-44, 3p UC users only
Ramachandran, Naman. "The Four Feathers." Sight & Sound, Sep2003, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p48-50, 2p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "The Four Feathers." American Historical Review, Feb2003, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p310-311, 2p UC users only
Voeltz, Richard A. "Images and Representations of British Imperialism: Cinematic Adaptations of A.E.W. Mason's The Four Feathers." Interdisciplinary Humanities, Spring2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p12-27, 16p UC users only

Gunga Din(1939)
Directed by George Stevens. Cast: Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Adventure story of three English soldier comrades battling the savage punjabs in India, and their lowly water-bearer, Gunga Din, who longs to be a soldier. Based on Rudyard Kipling's poem, Gunga Din. Special DVD features: Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer; making of documentary on location with Gunga Din; 1939 theatrical trailer; 1957 re-release trailer; Porky Pig Looney Tunes cartoon: The Film Fan. 117 min. DVD 8900
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Chapman, James Cull, Nicholas J. "America's Kipling: Gunga Din (1939)." In: Projecting Empire : Imperialism and Popular Cinema I.B.Tauris, 2009 (Full text available online [UCB users only])
Chowdhry, P. "Villains and Loyalists: Constructing Colonial Concerns in Gunga Din (1939)." Indian Historical Review January/July 2002 vol. 29 no. 1-2 145-197 UC users only
Jacobs, Lea. "The B film and the problem of cultural distinction." Screen; 1992, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p1-13, 13p
Jaher, Frederic Cople; Kling, Blair B. "Hollywood's India: The Meaning of RKO's "Gunga Din"." Film & History 38:2 (Fall 2008) p. 33-44 UC users only
Leibfried, Philip. Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard on screen, stage, radio, and television / by Philip Leibfried. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR4858.F55 L45 2000)
Thronley, Davinia. "Conceptions of Empire: Three Colonial War Films." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 107-17, Spring 2004UC users only

Horatio Hornblower(TV, 1998)
Directed by Andrew Grieve. Cast: Ioan Gruffud, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne, Robert Bathurst. A television miniseries based on Forester's novels of Horatio Hornblower, following his career from a reticent midshipman to a self-assured and courageous officer. Based on the Hornblower books by C.S. Forester. 13 hrs., 20 min. DVD 5050

[Captain] Horatio Hornblower(1951)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Terence Morgan, Stanley Baker, Christopher Lee. Salty saga of the bravest skipper ever to sail the seas- Captain Horatio Hornblower. The English Captain sailed during the Napoleanic Era, and outthought, outmanouvered and outfought his rivals, but was more than a little at sea when faced with a beautiful woman! Based on the Hornblower books by C.S. Forester. Special features: Vintage Oscar nominated short "My country 'tis of thee"; classic cartoon "Caption Hareblower"; audio-only bonus: radio show adaptation with Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo; theatrical trailer. 117 min. DVD 7370
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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing, C. Aubrey Smith. Always outnumbered. Never outfought. Follow Gary Cooper as the leader of the Bengal Lancers in their courageous quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Islamic invaders. 110 min. DVD 4754
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Bennett, Michael Todd. "Anglophilia on Film: Creating an Atmosphere for Alliance, 1935-1941." Film & History , Feb-Dec1997, Vol. 27 Issue 1-4, p4-21, 18p UC users only
Guha, Ranajit. "Not at Home in Empire." Critical Inquiry, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 482-93, Spring 1997UC users only
Hark, Ina Rae. "Movies and the Resistance to Tyranny." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)
Jaher, Frederic Cople; Kling, Blair B. "Hollywood's India: The Meaning of RKO's "Gunga Din"." Film & History 38:2 (Fall 2008) p. 33-44 UC users only
Thomas, Tony. "Lives of a Bengal Lancer." In: The great adventure films Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1976. (PFA PN1995.9.A3.T5 1976)

The Lost Patrol (1934)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny, Alan Hale, J.M. Kerrigan, Billy Bevan. A tense drama about British cavalryman lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I who are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors. This film established John Ford's reputation as a director internationally. 72 min. DVD 5643
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Konzett, Delia. "War and Orientalism in Hollywood Combat Film." Quarterly Review of Film & Video; Oct-Dec2004, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p327-338, 12p UC users only

John Ford bibliography

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Directed by Peter Weir. Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Max Pirkis, Jack Randall, Max Benitz, Lee Ingleby. During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together. 138 min. DVD 4633
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Directed by Frank Lloyd. Cast: Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Herbert Hundin, Eddie Quillan, Dudley Digges, Donald Crisp. The time is in the late 1700's and Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the high seas against the tyrannical disciplinarian Capt. Bligh when the underfed overflogged sailors can no longer take the brutality. DVD Special features: "Pitcairn Island today"--1935 MGM short; 'Mutiny on the Bounty' wins 1935 Academy Award (1936 newsreel); theatrical trailers. 133 min. DVD 4631
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Picture
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actor (Charles Laughton)

Dening, Greg. "'Captain Bligh' as Mythic Cliché: The Films." In: Screening the past: film and the representation of history / edited by Tony Barta. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; MAIN: PN1995.2 .S38 1998)
Hark, Ina Rae. "Movies and the Resistance to Tyranny." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)
Solomon, Jon. "Celluloid Bountys." Archaeology. May 1999. Vol. 52, Iss. 3; pg. 41, 1 pgs
Sturma, Michael. "Women, the Bounty, the movies." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Summer 1995. Vol. 23, Iss. 2; p. 88 (6 pages) UC users only

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Directed by Lewis Milestone. Cast: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn, Tarita, Percy Herbert. In 1787, the HMS Bounty sets out on a journey that will take it through perilous seas to a tropical paradise--and into history as one of the most ill-fated vessels ever to sail for King and country. Special features: Alternate prologue and epilogue sequences not seen theatrically; New featurette "After the cameras stopped rolling: the journey of the Bounty"; 4 vintage featurettes: "Story of the HMS Bounty", "Voyage of the Bounty to St. Petersburg", "Tour of the Bounty", "1964 New York World's Fair promo"; New digital transfer from restored 65mm elements; Marlon Brando movies trailer gallery. 185 min. DVD 8107
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Sahara (1943)
Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Dan Duryea, Rex Ingram. Stranded in the African desert during World War II Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. They and the Germans are all desperately in need of water. Filmed during World War II, this film was intended to be a propaganda piece for the U.S. government. 98 min. DVD 5875; vhs 999:3822
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Three Kings (1999)
Directed by David O. Russell. Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff Curtis, Said Taghmaoui. Absurdly comic high kinetic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers go off into the Iraqi desert to find millions in stolen Kuwait bullion and become involved in a democratic uprising. 115 min. DVD 573
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Chapman, James. "Imperial Adventure Redux: Three Kings (1999)." In: Projecting empire: imperialism and popular cinema / James Chapman and Nichola London ; New York : I. B. Tauris, 2009. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]
Davies, Jude. "'Diversity. America. Leadership. Good over evil.' Hollywood multiculturalism and American imperialism in Independence Day and Three Kings." Patterns of Prejudice, Dec2005, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p397-415, 19p UC users only
Lacy, Mark J. "War, Cinema and Moral Anxiety." Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p611-636, 26p UC users only
Rowe, John Carlos "Culture, US Imperialism, and Globalization." American Literary History; Winter2004, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p575-595, 21p UC users only

Zulu (1965)
Directed by Cy Endfield. Cast: Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Nigel Green; forward narrated by Richard Burton. In this drama based on the Zulu War of 1879 a handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost in Natal called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors. 139 min. 999:2721
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Chapman, James. "Men of Harlech: Zulu (1964)." In: Past and present : national identity and the British historical film. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris; Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N352 C43 2005
Hall, Sheldon. "Monkey Feathers: Defending Zulu (1964)." In: British historical cinema : the history, heritage and costume film / edited by Claire Monk and Amy Sargeant. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.H5 B75 2002)
Hamilton, Carolyn; Modisane, Litheko. "The public lives of historical films : the case of Zulu and Zulu dawn." In: Black and white in colour : African history on screen / edited by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Richard Mendelsohn. Oxford : James Currey ; Athens : Ohio University Press ; Cape Town : Double Storey, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.A43 B53 2007)
Niemi, Robert. "Zulu." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)
Sharrett, Christopher. "Zulu, or the limits of liberalism." Cineaste; Vol.XXV nr.4 (Sept 2000); p.28-33 UC users only

Zulu Dawn (USA / South Africa / Netherlands, 1979)
Directed by Douglas Hickox. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Peter O'Toole, Sir John Mills, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Anna Calder-Marshall, Ronald Pickup, Bob Hoskins. This prequel to the motion picture "Zulu" recounts the true story of the defeat of the British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army. 113 min. DVD 9670
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Hamilton, Carolyn; Modisane, Litheko. "The public lives of historical films : the case of Zulu and Zulu dawn." In: Black and white in colour : African history on screen / edited by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Richard Mendelsohn. Oxford : James Currey ; Athens : Ohio University Press ; Cape Town : Double Storey, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.A43 B53 2007)
Kohn, Nate. "Hail the conquering hero!" Visual Anthropology; 1996, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p41-51, 11p
Niemi, Robert. "Zulu Dawn." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)

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