Movie List: Q-R
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Fontaine & Franchot Tone
An "old maid" masquerades as her own niece in order to
win back the love of a man who hasn't seen her in ten years.
Starring: Audie Murphy & Mary Anders
Murphy is enroute to his home town
to face up to the citizens who think he murdered the two sons of a local
rancher, despite the fact that it was self-defense. Before arriving at the
town, Murphy runs into the gang of outlaws he used to ride with. He finds
out that they plan to rob the bank and burn the town to the ground.Murphy
tries to warn the citizens, but their prejudice against him makes them reluctant
to listen. But Sheriff James Best, an old friend of Murphy's, DOES believe,
and he organizes the citizens to defend the town.
Starring: Audie Murphy, Michel Redgrave,
Claude Dauphin & Giorgia Moll
In this adaptation of Graham Greene's prophetic novel about U.S. foreign policy failure in pre-war Indochina, Audie Murphy plays an innocent Young American opposite the older, cynical Brit, Michael Redgrave. They play out their widely different views on the prospects stuggle for the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people in their competition over a young woman. Murphy wants to reform her and make her a typical middle class American housewife; Redgrave accepts her inability to formulate or retain a political ideal and while promising her no real future, he objects to Murphy's attempts to change her. It's not clear whether Murphy is just what he appears - a bungling Yankee do-gooder - or a deliberate agent of U.S. covert operations, but he ends up an expendable pawn in this struggle.
Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn & Peter Ustinov
Rage of Angels
Starring: Jaclyn Smith, Ken Howard & Armand Assante
Based on Sidney Sheldon's novel. A young, Assistant District
Attorney is used by a ruthless attorney to get his client off. In the aftermath,
she is fired and almost disbarred, but fights back to become a top attorney,
torn between two lovers: the attorney who set her up and a married lawyer
with political aspirations.
Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Baxter, Lee Marvin, Richard Boone
& Peter Graves
The Rains of Ranchipur
Starring: Richard Burton, Lana Turner & Fred MacMurray
India. The spoilt and stubborn Edwina Esketh comes to a
small town with her husband. She falls in love with an Indian doctor, Dr.
Safti. She also meets an old friend of hers, the alcoholic Tom Ransome.
An awful earthquake is followed by days of rain.
Starring: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Kent Taylor
& John Carradine
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household
is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and
loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.
Starring: Glenn Ford, Donna Reed & Leslie Nielson
The Rat Race
Starring: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds & Don Rickles
Tony Curtis plays a musician dropped into NYC straight
from a bus from a small town in the Midwest somewhere. After he meets Debbie
Reynolds, a down-on-her-luck dance hall girl employed by the sadistic Don
Rickles, he invites her to (platonically) share his one-room flat. When his
instruments are stolen, each are called to make sacrifices for the other...
Starring: Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine & Art Carney
In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups
called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl"
try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.
A Reason to
Live, A Reason to Die
Starring: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Terrence Hill
& Bud Spencer
Having relinquished Fort Holman to the Confederacy without
a shot being fired, Col. Pembroke is in danger of a court-martial finding
him guilty of treason. To escape certain death, he agrees to try to retake
the lost fort using the services of seven men already condemned to death.
The men are no happier to serve under him than he is to have them, but despite
their own quarrels (and threats on the Colonel's life), they arrive at the
fort and mount their attack.
Starring: Tom Keene & Rita Hayworth
Set in California in 1850. At the time, California was
a newly acquired land of the United States. America had signed a treaty to
protect the Mexicans living in the area, which it was not living up to. When
some American outlaws murder the father of Paula Castillo (Hayworth billed
as Cansino) she goes to Washington to make a petition for help to protect
her people and their homes and bring peace. In response to her plea, the
president sends Captain John Carroll (Tom Keene) to enforce the treaty, bring
about peace and see to it that the outlaws stop stealing their land.
The Red Danube
Starring: Janet Leigh, Peter Lawford, Walter Pigeon,
Ethel Barrymore & Angela Lansbury
Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel
Michael 'Hooky' Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna.
His duty is to aid the Soviet authorities to repatriate citizens of the Soviet
Union, many of whom prefer not to return to their home country. Billeted
in the convent run by Mother Auxilia, Nicobar, and his military aides Major
John 'Twingo' McPhimister and Audrey Quail, become involved in the plight
of a young ballerina who is trying to avoid being returned to Moscow. Nicobar's
sense of duty is tested as he sees first hand the plight of the people he
is helping return to the Soviet Union; his lack of religious faith is also
shaken by his contact with the Mother Superior.
River Robin Hood
Starring: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards & Barbara Moffett
Arriving in Red River to join their
friend Chet Andrews in the ownership of a cattle ranch, Jim Carey and his
pal Ike discover that Chet has been jailed for resisting the efforts
of a swindler, Scott Yager, to evict him from the ranch. Yager, through a
Spanish land grant, and with the help of a crooked Judge, has proven ownership
to all the land in the Red River territory. He and his henchmen have been
evicting all of the ranchers who won't pay rent on their own ranches. Jim
and Ike gain the confidence of a crusading newspaper editor, Sam Sterling
and his daughter Carol. Jim and Ike, dressed in black robes and masks, attend
a meeting ot the ranchers and offer to help them. They join Yager's gang
and, following orders, collect the rent money, but then don their robes as
Mr. Justice, and hold up Yager's other collectors and return the money. Jim
breaks into Yager's office and finds proof that the land grant is a fake,
but Yager discovers the robes worn by Jim and Ike, both as Mr. Justice, and
has two of his henchmen wear them and take money from the ranchers, thus
breaking their confidence in "Mr. Justice." And then, Jim and Ike are captured
The Reformer &
Starring: June Allyson & Dick Powell
Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a
young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is
fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering local political
corruption and dealing with a lion that's escaped from the zoo, the two
manage to fall in love.
Starring: Robert Young, Barton MacLaine
& Margurite Chapman
A framed fugitive attempts to track down a murderer while
avoiding the bloodthirsty posse on his trail and a woman after his heart.
Starring: Sandra Dee, Rex Harrison, John Saxon & Angela Landsbury
Remember the Day
Starring: Claudette Colbert & John Payne
Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential
nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation
to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.
Starring: Angie Dickinson, Eva LaRue & Jeffrey Nordling
Vanessa Fullerton will never forget the nightmare of her
mother’s tragic death. As a grown woman, however, she gains the emotional
strength to recount the saga of her mother’s remarkable life, and to heal
a lifetime of painful memories. Based on the Danielle Steel Best-Seller.
Starring: Sandra Dee, John Saxon & James Whitmore
Will Henderson is the new boy at the high school. He befriends outcast Melinda Grant, whose illegitimacy marks her and her unstable mother. As their friendship turns to love, gossip and lies threaten their relationship in this small town drama.
of Captain Invincible
Starring: Alan Arkin & Christopher Lee
In WWII Captain Invincible used his superpowers against
the Nazis, was a hero. But then he got under suspect of supporting the communists,
so he retired to Australia. Now, when a US super secret super weapon is
stolen, he's asked to come back to help. However he's an alcoholic now...
-- parody on superhero comic strips.
Return of October
Starring: Glenn Ford, Terry Moore & James Gleason
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Reunion at Fairborough
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr & Red Buttons
World War II vets travel to England for a reunion at their old base. Once there, one rekindles an old romance with an old flame.
Starring: Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Lew Ayres & Lana Turrner
The upper crust collides with the more financially
unfortunate members of society. When wealthy young executive Bill Harrison
falls in love with Joan Thayer, his secretary, she doesn't believe he would
be able to accept her boisterous relatives. Determined to marry Joan, Bill
moves in with her family in order to prove his love for her. Though Joan's
sister Helen is thrilled with the idea, Joan still has a host of reservations.
During his stay, Bill learns about the struggles of the lower middle class,
and eventually decides to sell his property and use the money to help fund
a hospital for the poor. Convinced his feelings are genuine and his mind
open, Joan agrees to marry Bill.
Ride Beyond Vengeance
Starring: Chuck Connors, Gloria Grahame, Joan Blondell,
Bill Bixby, Claude Raines, Michael Rennie,
Jamie Farr, Kathryn Hays, James MacArthur
& Frank Gorshin
Buffalo hunter Jonahs Trapp returns to claim the woman
he left behind-10 years ago. On his way into town he is robbed of his fortune,
and there are several suspects Trapp will have to investigate. One of them
is his estranged wife's suitor.
Starring: Robert Taylor, Anthony Quinn, Ava Gardner
& Richard Keel
Esqueda, an outlaw, attempts to force settlers King and
Cordelia Cameron out of his territory. Esqueda's mother raised Rio as her
own. Rio has loyalty to Esqueda but also feels the settlers should be able
to stay. A showdown between the two raised as brothers is unavoidable.
Starring: Jimmy Stewart & Bette Davis
Bette Davis and Jimmy Stewart star
in this story about about an aging couple who want the right to choose their
own time of death. The subject of euthanasia has and always will be controversial.
When this telemovie was released in the early 80's, the subject matter was
very much ahead of its time.
Starring: Natassia Kinski, Rupert Perry-Jones, Michael York
& Linda Lavin
During WW II, a young German woman is separated from her
family and imprisoned by the Nazis. After being freed she falls in love with
and marries a German officer. When Berlin falls to the Russians, and her
husband killed, she flees to America, carrying his unborn child, all the
while not giving up hope that she will find her family, tied together by
her mother's ring. Based on the Danielle Steele Best-Seller.
Rings on Her
Starring: Henry Fonda & Gene Tierney
A couple of grifters enlist the aid of a naive store
clerk, in order to pull off numerous swindles against rich socialites. When
one of their victims turns out to be a sweet honest working-man, their ingénue
falls for him thus jeopardizing their next great caper.
The River's Edge
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Deborah Pagett & Ray Milland
A con man looks up his ex girlfriend for two reasons: 1,
he wants her back & 2, he needs her husband to guide him across the border
with a million in stolen cash. Along the way, murder and deceit, become frightfully
commonplace, and the guide realizes he is in for the fight of his life alone.
Starring: Meatloaf, Art Carney, Alice Cooper, Blondie,
Roy Orbison & Hank Williams Jr.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to be on the road
with a rock 'n roll band, you'll love Roadie. Filled with outlaws, rock stars,
groupies and outrageous predicaments, it's the next best thing to being there.
Meat Loaf stars as Travis Redfish, a beer truck driver whose life changes
when he stops to help fix a broken down trailer that contains rock 'n roll
equipment - and a sixteen-year-old glitter spangled groupie named Lola (Kaki
Hunter). When she coerces him into driving the trailer to a gig in Austin,
Texas, Travis gets hired on as a roadie because of his ability to fix anything.
Fun chaos and romance ensue as his travels to Los Angeles and New York, finding
fame along the way- as the best roadie in the word!
Starring: Steve Forest, Janet Leigh, Ann Francis & Robert Taylor
Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother,
Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from
the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who
is willing to pay $15,000 if Eddie withdraws his testimony. But Eddie is
an honorable cop and refuses. Beaumonte makes sure that Eddie is killed. After
his death, Kelvaney starts to track down his brother's killer.
Rogue of the Rio
Starring: Myrna Loy, Raymond Hatton & Walter Miller
The adventures of a group of Mexican bandits who steal
from the rich and give to the poor to oust a crooked sheriff
Starring: Linda Blair & Jim Bray
It’s love on wheels as a group of teenage skaters
band together to keep their roller-disco open.
Starring: Henry Fonda, George Segal, Richard Widmark, Timothy Bottoms,
Susan Strasburg & Helen Hunt
Several severe accidents happen in
different amusement parks. Technical supervisor Calder suspects it's no coincidence
and starts to investigate. Soon he finds out that a psychopath blackmails
a whole conglomerate of companies for a million dollars, and urges them to
inform the FBI. But the blackmailer, who observed the company bosses all
the time, learns about it and demands that Calder delivers the money... and
sends him on a nerve-shattering trip through an amusement park to deliver
the money, while the FBI observes him closely and tries to bust the electronically
The Romance of
Starring: Janet Leigh & Van Johnson
Janet Leigh’s 1st Feature Film! In the days following the
Civil War, a Missouri farming community lives in a state of constant tension
due to conflicting pro-North and pro-South sentiments. Into this situation
ambles ex-Union soldier Henry Carson, who briefly camps out at the farm of
unforgiving Confederate sympathizer Gill MacBean. Suspecting that Carson
is up to no good, MacBean is sure of it when the handsome stranger begins
courting MacBean's daughter Lissy Anne, Things come to a head dramatically
when the heretofore easygoing Carson comes face to face with a band of hooded,
night-riding barn burners who've been fomenting discord among the farmers.
Romance On The High Seas
Starring: Doris Day, Jack Carson & Janis Page
Doris Day in her first feature film!!
Socialite Elvira Kent suspects her husband of fooling around with other women.
When he announces he can't join her on their scheduled ocean voyage, she
hires a nightclub singer, Georgia Garrett, to pose as her on the cruise. Elvira
stays at a hotel near home so she can spy on her husband. She's unaware,
however, that her husband has hired a detective, Peter Virgil, to keep an
eye on her at sea. Of course, Peter doesn't realize that Georgia is not
Starring: Sandra Dee, Peter Ustinov & John Gavin
Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a mittel european country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of the US and Russian ambassadors to fall in love. The drama increases when the General has the casting vote at the UN.
Rookie of the Year
Starring: John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond & Patrick Wayne
A reporter recognizes a hot young baseball player as the
son of a former famous - and infamous - ballplayer who was accused of throwing
the World Series. This is a long lost TV movie from 1955 & is very rare!!
A true must have for any fan of the Duke.
For One More
Starring: Cary Grant & Betsy Drake
Anne and "Poppy" Rose are the average American family, with three quirky kids. Anne has a good heart and gives lost cats and dogs a home - and one day also the orphan Jane, a problem child who already tried to kill herself once. At first Poppy is worried and wants to get rid of her, but with love and patience they finally manage to integrate her into the family. Just then Anne invites another orphan, the aggressive handicapped Jimmy-John, to their summer vacation.
Roots of Heaven
Starring: Errol Flynn, Juliette Greco, Orson Welles,
Herbert Lom & Eddie Albert
A wildlife enthusiast attempts to protect African elephants
from being hunted, all the while being battled and road blocked by hunters
and an unfeeling government.
Starring: Sandra Dee, Rosalind Russell, Audrey Meadows,
Leslie Nielsen & James Farentino
Rough Night in Jericho
Starring: Dean Martin, George Peppard, Jean Simmons, John McIntire,
Slim Pickens & John Napier
In A Western town a US Marshall corrals
the townsfolk to take a stance and fight a gang boss who terrorizes them.
This film marks the first time Martin ever was to play the part of a
Starring: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson & Alan Hale
In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined
to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans
for a career change when she falls in love with handsome Rodney Crane. Although
the two have little in common and Rodney disagrees with Louise's views on
the woman's role in society, they marry and have four children. Their personality
differences eventually lead to a divorce. Louise eventually finds happiness
with her second husband, eccentric Harold Pierson.
Starring: Gloria Grahame & Robert Sterling
Wrangler Clay Phillips and his young
brother are taking horses to Sonora when they come across four dancehall
girls heading the same way, stuck with a wrecked buggy. He takes the girls
on to the nearest ranch, where it turns out one of the girls is the homesteader's
wayward daughter. As he already has an escaped killer after him he is less
than thrilled to have to take the remaining girls on with him. But it has
to be said that Mary is damn easy on the eyes.
Starring: Glenn Ford & Henry Fonda
Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out
of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters,
Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy, but the boys aren't ready
to settle down yet. They spend the winter in the high country corralling
more than 100 stray cattle at $7 a head for Jim Ed. Most years, they blow
their winter pay in one spring night at a Sedona bar, but this year, Ben
and Howdy have a plan: to take an ornery roan that Ben has been unable to
break and bet their bankroll that no cowboy at the Sedona rodeo can stay
on the horse. What will they do if they win - marry the sisters or head for
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans: Pilots & Rarities
This round up of rare Roy & Dale TV items leads off
with the Un – aired pilot of “Queen of the West”, a 1950 unsold pilot
starring Dale Evans. Also featured is the 1951 promo film for “King of the
Cowboys” & the pilot episode for “The Innocent Fugitive” (later retitled
“The Innocent Pursuit”) starring Roy Rogers. Also included is a guided tour
of The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Museum in Victorville, CA.
Run for Cover
Starring: James Cagney, John Derek & Ernest Borgnine
When an innocent man is given a full pardon and released from prison, he sets out to find a new town to make a fresh start in. Along the way he meets up with a young kid. Soon the two are mistaken for train robbers, but not before the kid is left a cripple by an irate posse. When the two are cleared of the crime, the town appoints them Sheriff & Deputy. Before long, the bitter Deputy foolishly decides to make the town pay for his injury, and the Sheriff must choose sides.
The Running Man
Starring: Lee Remick & Laurence Harvey
Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quieted down. But when the insurance investigator from the claim also turns up Rex starts a game of cat-and-mouse.