The Ape Man (1943)

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     On March 5, 1943, Monogram Pictures released The Ape Man (1943), a horror film starring Bela Lugosi as Dr. James Brewster.  Dr. Brewster’s experiments have left him half-man, half-ape.  Fearing the change may become permanent, Dr. Brewster is desperate to find a cure.      Dr. Brewster needs human materials to attempt to change himself back but his

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Bulldog Drummond’s Bride (1939)

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     On July 12, 1939, Paramount Pictures released the final film in their “B’ series adaptation of the Bulldog Drummond story.  Bulldog Drummond’s Bride (1939) starred John Howard for the seventh final and time as Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond.  Heather Angel returns as Phyllis Clavering, Drummond’s long time fiance.  Phyllis has given Bulldog Drummond one last chance to marry

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Double Cross (1941)

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     On June 27, 1941, Producer’s Releasing Corporation (PRC) released Double Cross (1941).  The film is a starring vehicle for Kane Richmond, who displays his usual rugged toughness backed up by intelligence.  In this film, Richmond plays Police Officer Jim Murray, the son of a Police Captain.      At the beginning of the film, Jim Murray’s friend Steve

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Crime Doctor (1943)

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     On June 22, 1943, Columbia Pictures released the first of the Crime Doctor films, Crime Doctor (1934).  Aging former leading man Warner Baxter plays Dr. Robert Ordway, a renowned criminal psychologist.      The film begins with several men dumping Ordway from a vehicle.  A blow to his head causes an extreme case of amnesia.  As he regains his strength,

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