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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. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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[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.

[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. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

[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. Credit and other information from Internet Movie Database

[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.

[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.

[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. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See bibliography of reviews and articles about this film