Saturday Matinee

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Remember weekend afternoons at the movie theater or in the front of the TV? Here are a few of your old childhood favorites.

Abbott and Costello

Fast talking straight man Bud Abbott and his perpetually befuddled partner Lou Costello entertained audiences with their slapstick humor and quick, witty banter.



Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

 




Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
2006-08 - Universal Home Video
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When Abbot and Costello learn that an archaeologist has found a legendary mummy in Cairo, they decide to apply to guard the corpse as it's sent to the U.S. Finding the archaeologist murdered and the mummy gone, they become owners of a medallion that holds the key to ancient buried treasure that they must.

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The Best of Abbott & Costello: Vol. 1

 




The Best of Abbott & Costello: Volume 1
2009-10 - Universal Home Video
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One Night in the Tropics (1940). Buck Privates (1941) In the Navy (1941). Hold That Ghost (1941). Keep 'Em Flying (1941). Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942). Pardon My Sarong 1942). Who Done It? (1942).



The Best of Abbott & Costello: Volume 2

 




The Best of Abbott & Costello: Volume 2
2009-10 - Universal Home Video
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Contains: Hit the Ice -- In Society -- Here Come the Co-Eds -- The Naughty Nineties -- Little Giant -- The Time of Their Lives -- Buck Privates Come Home -- The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap.

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Jack and the Beanstalk

 




Jack and the Beanstalk
By Yarbrough, Jean
2008-06 - Legend Films Inc.
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When babysitting, Costello falls asleep and dreams he is Jack of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Dink, played by Abbott, and Jack declare their intentions to rescue the princess and bring back the hen that lays the golden eggs. Instead, they are captured by a "man-eating" giant and threatened with great punishment until Jack effects a swashbuckling escape and, after his friends have followed, Jack the giant killer chops down the beanstalk.

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The Noose Hangs High

 




The Noose Hangs High
By Barton, Charles
2005-05 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Two window washers are mistaken for crooks by gangsters who are missing money. …More

Andy Hardy

All-American teenager Andy Hardy gets into trouble in small town America.



Love Finds Andy Hardy

 




Love Finds Andy Hardy
By Seitz, George B.
2005-04 - Warner Home Video
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Judge Hardy's son has double-girl trouble, luckily solved by a third girl. …More

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy

 




Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
2004-09 - Pro-Active Entertmnt
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Andy Hardy returns home to Carvel after serving in the Army during World War II, ready to get on with his life. He has two plans: complete a college education at his parents' alma mater and marry the girl of his dreams. However, as Andy soon rediscovers, the course of true love never runs smooth.

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The Bowery Boys

These New York City street toughs with hearts of gold were first features in the James Cagney movie Angels with Dirty Faces.



Angels with Dirty Faces

 




Angels with Dirty Faces
By Curtiz, Michael
2005-09 - Warner Home Video
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Childhood friends, a gangster and a priest, meet as adults in their old New York neighborhood. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With the Dead End Kids. …More

Bowery Boys Collection

 




Boys of the Bowery: The East Side Kids Collection
2005-09 - Koch International
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They were known as the East Side Kids, the Dead End Kids, the Bowery Boys, and the Little Tough Guys. Their comedy antics created belly laughs in audiences around the world. This compilation features 10 of their best films.

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Charlie Chan

Honolulu police detective Charlie Chan and his Americanized son solve crimes all over the world.



Charlie Chan Collection: Volume 2

 




Charlie Chan at the Opera
2007-08 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Boris Karloff (The Mummy) stars as the menacing Gravelle who has recently escaped from The Rockland State Sanatorium and is acting the part of mephisto in the Opera 'Carnival' he is suspected of killing his wife and her lover, as usual Chan is brought in and has to work with the police and his Number One son (Keye Luke) to solve the case but is Gravelle really the killer or is there something far more sinister going on...


Charlie Chan in Egypt

 




Charlie Chan in Egypt
2007-08 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Charlie Chan is hired to find an archeologist when he disappears during the excavation of ancient treasures in Egypt.


Charlie Chan in London

 




Charlie Chan in London
2008-02 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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"Just as Chan (Warner Oland) is packing to go home after solving a case in London, a lovely young woman, Pamela Gray (Drue Leyton), begs him to solve another case: her brother Paul is on death row for a crime, Pamela says, he didn't commit. Moreover, Paul's defense lawyer (Raymond Milland), who happens to be Pamela's fianc, doesn't even believe Paul is innocent. With only three days to uncover the truth, Chan spends the weekend at an English country manor with all the suspects -- while they hunt a fox, he hunts for the real killer." --Container


Francis the Talking Mule

A hapless G.I. and his talking mule always save the day in this comedy series.



Adventures of Francis the Talking Mule Vol. 1

 




Adventures of Francis the Talking Mule
2004-06 - Universal Home Video
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A talking mule adopts a second lieutenant as his master in the Burmese jungle during World War II.

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Ma and Pa Kettle

The Folksy Kettles first appeared in the Claudette Colbert movie The Egg and I.



The Claudette Colbert Collection

 




The Egg and I
2009-11 - Universal Home Video
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The Egg and I: A stockbroker retires and goes into the chicken-raising business on a dilapidated farm located miles from civilization. (Part of The Claudette Colbert Collection)

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The Adventures of Ma & Pa Kettle Vol. 1

 




The Adventures of Ma & Pa Kettle Vol. 1
2004-02 - Universal Home Video
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Contains: The Egg and I: The Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle: Ma and Pa Kettle go to Town: and Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm.

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The Adventures of Ma & Pa Kettle Vol. 2

 




The Adventures of Ma & Pa Kettle Vol. 2
2004-05 - Universal Home Video
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Contains Ma and Pa Kettle at the fair; Ma and Pa Kettle on vacation; Ma and Pa Kettle at home; and Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki.

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Michael Shayne

Amiable private eye Michael Shane solves crimes in the big city.



Michael Shayne Mysteries: Vol. 1

 




Michael Shayne Mysteries
2007-03 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Michael Shayne, private detective: Wisecracking Shayne needs cash-- and soon. But when he accepts a job to keep tabs on an errant heiress and her boyfriend turns up without a pulse, Shayne finds himself in more trouble than ever.

The man who wouldn't die: Shayne is thrust into a confounding mystery filled with shocking twists when he poses as the fianc of a gorgeous woman to investigate an attempt on her life-- only to discover that his prime suspect is a man with an airtight alibi: he was already dead and buried.

Sleepers west: A diligent female reporter hounds Detective Shayne's every move, even as he attempts to escort another woman, an imperiled murder witness, by train to San Francisco.

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Mr. Moto

Crafty detective Mr. Moto travels the world solving crimes.



Mr. Moto Collection: Volume One

 




Mr. Moto Takes a Chance
2007-08 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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A detective meets a lady from British Intelligence and together they discover the location of a hidden munitions base.


Mr. Moto Collection: Volume One

 




Mysterious Mr. Moto
2007-08 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.


Mr. Moto Collection: Volume One

 




Thank you, Mr. Moto
2007-08 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Mr. Moto heads to China on a quest for seven ancient scrolls that reveal the location of Genghis Khan's tomb, a crypt filled with fabulous treasure! But Moto isn't the only one stalking the scrolls.


Mr. Moto Collection: Volume One

 




Think Fast, Mr. Moto
2007-08 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Sherlock Holmes

The super sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson solve crimes in fog-bound London.



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

 




The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2004-04 - MPI Home Video
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Professor Moriarty sends Holmes and Dr. Watson on wild-goose chases while he tries for the crown jewels. …More

The Hound of the Baskervilles

 




The Hound of the Baskervilles
2004-12 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to break a noble family's killer-dog curse. …More

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

 




Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
2003-10 - MPI Home Video
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Holmes sneaks a bombsight inventor out of Zurich, then loses him to Nazi agent Moriarty. …More

Tarzan

The wild man of the jungle and his scantily clad Jane swing through this adventure series.



The Tarzan Collection

 




The Tarzan Collection
2006-11 - Warner Home Video
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Includes: Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932), Tarzan escapes (1936), Tarzan's secret treasure, Tarzan's New York adventure, Tarzan and his mate (1934), Tarzan finds a son (1939) and a documentary.

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