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November 28, 2017 / Drama

The piping-voiced Wayne Newton is accused of car thievery, but who could doubt the sincerity of that angelic face? On the lam from the cops, he takes a job at a summer camp for blind children. Passing himself off as the new handyman the camp is expecting, the fugitive quickly ingratiates himself with the kids. Soon the cops come calling, but the falsely accused man is rescued by a last-minute confession.

November 28, 2017 / Drama

Legendary director John Ford’s final film involving seven dedicated missionary women in China circa 1935 trying to protect themselves from the advances of a Mongolian barbaric warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.

November 28, 2017 / Drama

Pilot disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.

November 28, 2017 / Adventure

Examines the dangerous business of snaring sponges on the ocean’s floor that are sold via an auction exchange. Dimitri, the crooked-head of a Florida sponge-exchange, tries to prevent a boatload of valuable sponges from reaching port in time for the cargo to be sold at auction.

November 28, 2017 / Foreign

It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria’s newly-elected president, played by Josef Meinrad, makes his inauguration speech he declares Austria independence and issues an edict ending Austria’s financial support for the Global Union.

August 21, 2017 / War

Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist  and a Native American gentleman. The abolitionist’s daughter is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher when her fiance, a confederate officer, elopes with the girl’s sister. The daughter at first resists the publisher’s attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.

August 3, 2017 / Documentary

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the DP (director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from “Birth of a Nation” to “Do the Right Thing”.

August 3, 2017 / Thriller

Rookie policewoman Christine Miller volunteers to go undercover to avenge her father’s death. Posing as a drug dealer, Christine inveigles her way into a vicious narcotics ring. Inevitably, she is found out, and it’s up to police-lieutenant Mike Trent, who’s fallen in love with Christine, to come to her rescue.