THE LITTLE PRINCESS (1939) Shirley Temple - full movie



The Little Princess is a 1939 American drama film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by Ethel Hill and Walter Ferris is loosely based on the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film was the first Shirley Temple movie to be filmed completely in Technicolor. It was also her last major success as a child star.


In 1899, the young Sarah Crewe (Shirley Temple) is placed into an exclusive London boarding school by her widowed father, a wealthy British army officer about to embark for South Africa and fight in the second Boer war. Although she had previously spent all her life in India, Sarah adapts well to her new surroundings. However, things take a turn for the worse when her father is reported dead in battle and his South African financial holdings confiscated by the enemy, leaving her alone and penniless.


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The Blood of Jesus (1941) - Full Movie



The Blood of Jesus is a 1941 American race film written, directed, and starring Spencer Williams. It was also released under the alternate title of The Glory Road. In a small rural village with an African American population, a church group is holding a riverside baptismal service, and one of the faithful being immersed is the recently married Martha (Cathryn Caviness). However, Martha’s husband Ras (Spencer Williams) is absent from the service – he claims he was hunting, but he actually poached a neighbor’s boar. At home, Ras accidentally shoots Martha when his rifle drops on the floor and discharges. The church congregation gathers at Martha’s bedside to pray for her recovery, and during this period an angel (Rogenia Goldthwaite) arrives to take Martha’s spirit from her body. She is brought to the Crossroads between Heaven and Hell, and initially she is tempted by the slick Judas Green (Frank H. McClennan), who is an agent for Satan (James B. Jones). Judas takes Martha to a nightclub, where the floor show includes an acrobat and a jazz singer. Judas arranges to have Martha employed by the roadhouse owner Rufus Brown, but the angel returns and advises Martha to flee. As she is escaping, a nightclub patron mistakenly believes Martha is a pickpocket who robbed him. A chase ensues and Martha races back to the Crossroads, where Satan (along with a jazz band on a flatbed truck) is waiting for her arrival. The angel appears to protect Martha from the mob, who are driven away. The sign at the Crossroad is transformed into the vision of Jesus Christ being crucified, and Christ’s blood drips down on Martha’s face. She awakens to discover she is home and her health is restored. Martha is reunited with her husband, who has now embraced religion. The angel who took Martha on her journey returns to bless the marriage.

The Blood of Jesus was the second film directed by Spencer Williams, who was one of the few African American directors of the 1940s. Williams began his career in the 1920s as an extra, and was later able to move up into writing scripts for all-black short comedies produced by the Al Christie studio. In 1928 he directed the silent film Tenderfeet, which was released by Midnight Productions. In 1939, he wrote two screenplays for the race film genre, the Western Harlem Rides the Range and the horror-comedy Son of Ingagi, and he also acted in these films. Williams was invited by Alfred N. Sack, president of the Dallas, Texas-based production/distribution company Sack Amusement Enterprises, to write and direct a series of all-black films that would be released to the U.S. cinemas catering to African American audiences.[4]
The Blood of Jesus was produced in Texas on a budget of US$5,000. To present the afterlife, Williams used scenes from a 1911 Italian film called L'Inferno that depicted souls entering Heaven.

In addition to Williams, the cast was made up of amateur actors and members of Reverend R.L. Robinson's Heavenly Choir, who sang the film’s gospel music score. The film’s soundtrack included the songs ""All God's Children Got Shoes," "Amazing Grace,""Go Down, Moses," “Good News!", "I've Heard of a City Called Heaven," ""On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand," "Run, Child, Run," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,"Weary Blues" and "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?"

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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) ELIZABETH TAYLOR - full movie






The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[2][3] It is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited." It was directed by Richard Brooks, produced by Jack Cummings and filmed on locations in Paris and the MGM backlot. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks.

The film starred Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson in his last role for MGM, with Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed, Eva Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, George Dolenz, Sandy Descher, Odette, and (a then-unknown) Roger Moore in his Hollywood debut. The film's title song, by composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, was already a classic when the movie was made and inspired the movie's title. Though the song had already won an Oscar after its film debut in 1941's Lady Be Good, it is featured much more prominently in The Last Time I Saw Paris. It can be heard in many scenes, either being sung by Odette or being played as an instrumental.

Plot -
As World War II ends in Europe, Stars and Stripes journalist Charles Wills (Van Johnson) is on the streets of Paris, covering the celebrations. He is suddenly grabbed by a beautiful woman, who kisses him and disappears. Charles follows the crowd to Café Dhingo and meets another pretty woman named Marion Ellswirth (Donna Reed). The mutual attraction is instant and she invites him to join her father's celebration of the end of the war in Europe. Charles, Marion and her persistent French suitor Claude Matine (George Dolenz) arrive at the Ellswirth household, and we find that the woman who had kissed Charles is Marion's younger sister Helen (Elizabeth Taylor).

Nancy Drew Reporter 1939 full movie

Nancy Drew... Reporter . Movie was made in 1939. Girl sleuth Nancy Drew (Bonita Granville) is always on the case when a mystery springs up in River Heights. This time, Nancy enters an amateur journalism contest and runs smack into a plot to frame an innocent young woman for murder. With the aid of her long-suffering chum, Ted (Frank Thomas Jr.), and some legal advice from her attorney dad (John Litel), Nancy nabs an elusive piece of evidence that she hopes will prove the identity of the real killer -- and win her the journalism prize to boot.

Supporting actors Frankie Thomas, Dickie Jones, Mary Lee, Larry Williams, Betty Amann, Thomas E. Jackson, Olin Howland, Sheila Bromley, Hooper Atchley, Irving Bacon, Frankie Burke, Nat Carr, Glen Cavender, Loia Cheaney, Steve Clark, Jimmy Conlin, Clyde Courtright, John Dilson





Frank Capra's Meet John Doe ( 1941) Full Movie

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck - Directed by: Frank Capra-
Some people compare this movie to  It's a Wonderful Life.

Infuriated at being told to write one final column after being laid off from her newspaper job, Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) prints a letter from a fictional unemployed "John Doe" threatening suicide on Christmas Eve in protest of society's ills. When the letter causes a sensation among readers, and the paper's competition suspects a fraud and starts to investigate, editor Henry Connell (James Gleason) is persuaded to rehire Mitchell, who schemes to boost the newspaper's sales by exploiting the fictional John Doe. From a number of derelicts who show up at the paper claiming to have written the original letter, Mitchell and Connell hire John Willoughby (Gary Cooper), a former baseball player and tramp in need of money to repair his injured arm (by Bonesetter Jones), to play the role of John Doe. Mitchell starts to pen a series of articles in Doe's name, elaborating on the original letter's ideas of society's disregard for people in need.




World War II documentary - The Battle of San Pietro - full movie

The Battle of San Pietro is a documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine sixty miles from Naples during World War II. It was shot by Jules Buck. It was released in the U.S. in 1945 but shown to U.S. troops earlier.

Huston and his crew were attached to the U.S. Army's 143rd Regiment of the 36th Division. Unlike many other military documentaries, it was claimed Huston's cameramen filmed alongside the infantrymen as they fought their way up the hills to reach San Pietro. These cameramen were in just as much danger as the soldiers on the ground, often within a few feet of mortars and shells exploding and bullets ricocheting nearby. This claim has recently been called into question by Mark Harris' book Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.

The film is unflinching in its realism. One scene includes close-up views of the faces of dead soldiers as they are being loaded into body bags, a level of realism unheard of in both fictional portrayals as well as newsreel footage of the time. The United States Army delayed its release to the public.

Because it showed dead GIs wrapped in mattress covers, some officers tried to prevent soldiers in training from seeing it, for fear of damaging morale. General George Marshall came to Huston and the film's defense, stating that because of the film's gritty realism, it would make a good training film. The depiction of death would inspire soldiers to take their training more seriously.

Huston quickly became unpopular with the Army, not only for the film but also for his response to the accusation that the film was anti-war. Huston responded that if he ever made a pro-war film, he should be shot.The film was screened to U.S. troops in North Africa in 1944, where John Horne Burns described it in a letter as "almost more than any heart can stand".Huston was no longer considered a pariah; he was decorated and eventually promoted to major.

In 1991, The Battle of San Pietro was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".







In The Year 2889 - full movie

In the Year 2889 is a 1967 apocalyptic science fiction television film about the aftermath of a futuristic nuclear war directed and produced by low-budget cult film auteur Larry Buchanan. The film was commissioned by American International as a colour remake of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955) intended to be shown on television. In the film, a nuclear war has wiped out almost all of Earth's citizens. It is set in the year 1977; not 2889. The movie follows a group of survivors in a Dallas mansion threatened both by rising radiation levels, a ruthless tough guy and cannibalistic mutants.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Season 1- Episode 5

In 1993 they made The Beverly Hillbillies movie. It was not good.  If they make another movie or did a remake of the tv show. Who would you cast in it? Maybe Ellen Degeneres for Miss Jane Hathaway. Ashton Kutcher  for Jethro Bodine. Nathan Lane  for Milburn Drysdale. Maybe Carol Burnett for Granny. Carrie Underwood or Katie Armiger for Elly May Clampett. Not sure who would be good for Jed Clampett. Maybe Jay Leno for Jed Clampett?






Music From The Indefinable Lara James - music review

Music From The Indefinable Lara James

 I recently had the extreme pleasure of discovering some great new music from Lara James.  Lara has a brand new album entitled " Why Wouldn't I " . It contains 5 songs. Four new original songs written by Lara James. And one cover of the Garth Brooks song “The Thunder Rolls” .  Why Wouldn't I ,  is a beautiful  uplifting and inspiring  song. When I first heard the song " Why Wouldn't I " I knew she was pretty good.  But when I heard her sing, Love Worth Fighting For, I was completely blown away. The combination of great song lyrics and her beautiful voice. Equal one incredible and unforgettable song. Love Worth Fighting For, is a song people should most definitely check out. Also if you or someone you know is planning a wedding. It would make a great wedding song.I was surprised at how good a singer and songwriter she is.You would expect someone so talented to have many years of professional experience. To have a great voice is one thing. But to be a great singer and songwriter is very special. Lara James had a passion for music at a very young age. However, she decided not to pursue a career in music. Fortunately for us, she decided she could no longer ignore her passion for music.

Is she a jazz singer, country or adult contemporary. Lara James is someone that does it all. You can find her music on Google Play and iTunes. She lives in Spokane, Washington with her husband and two adorable children.







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Rescue From Gilligan's Island - Full Movie



Rescue from Gilligan's Island is a two-part television movie that continues the adventures of the shipwrecked castaways from the 1964--1967 TV series Gilligan's Island starring Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr. The film first aired on NBC October 14 and October 21, 1978.  The film was directed by Leslie Martinson. Tina Louise at first declined to appear in the movie, claiming that she was not going to reprise the role that she felt had devastated her career but she changed her mind several times, deciding at the last minute not to appear after all. Reportedly she asked for a prohibitively large sum of money. Judith Baldwin, a substantially younger actress who resembled Louise, was cast in her place. The following year, Baldwin would go on to play Ginger again in The Castaways On Gilligan's Island. Cassandra Peterson also auditioned for the part of 'Ginger,' shortly before KHJ-TV offered her the horror-host position as 'Elvira Mistress of the Dark'.