Retro Movies

Retro Movies

Short and full length feature films.

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  • Meet John Doe, 1941

    A reporter, Ann (Barbara Stanwyck), writes a fictitious column about someone named "John Doe," who is distraught at America's neglect of the little people and plans to kill himself. The newspaper then hires a ballplayer-turned-hobo (Gary Cooper) to pose as John Doe. In a series of radio addresses...

  • Nothing Sacred, 1937

    Certain she was dying from radium poisoning, Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard) is delighted to learn from her doctor that it was a false alarm. But when dapper and desperate New York City reporter Wally Cook (Fredric March) shows up looking for a story about a young girl braving terminal illness, Haze...

  • Topper Returns, 1941

    Gail (Joan Blondell) and Ann (Carole Landis) are making their way to Ann's family estate and are forced by circumstance to hitch a ride with Cosmo Topper (Roland Young), a dithering banker, and his wife, Clara (Billie Burke). Gail finds the mansion plenty spooky but is even more dismayed when she...

  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1952

    The life of celebrated American writer Harry Street (Gregory Peck) flashes back before his eyes as he lies dying from a wound suffered at the foot of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. As he is tended to by his traveling companion, Helen (Susan Hayward), he recalls many things: his first wife and Pari...

  • Spider Baby, 1968

    Chauffeur Bruno (Lon Chaney Jr.) looks after three strange siblings at their family estate. Ralph (Sid Haig), Virginia (Jill Banner) and Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn) all suffer from an inherited condition: a genetic disorder that causes a reversal in mental age and results in a crazed, childlike ...

  • Beat the Devil, 1953

    In this John Huston film -- which features an unusual mix of adventure, comedy and crime elements -- Billy (Humphrey Bogart) and Maria Dannreuther (Gina Lollobrigida) are among a number of travelers stranded in Italy en route to Africa. While the Dannreuthers seem like an average couple, they hav...

  • A Boy and His Dog, 1975

    Vic (Don Johnson) is a libidinous 18-year-old traversing the post-apocalyptic desert of 2024, in the company of his telepathic dog, Blood. When the pair encounter an underground community, the leader's daughter, Quilla Holmes (Susanne Benton), seduces Vic into their fold, separating him from Bloo...

  • Planet 9 from Outer Space, 1959

    Residents of California's San Fernando Valley are under attack by flying saucers from outer space. The aliens, led by Eros (Dudley Manlove) and his assistant, Tanna (Joanna Lee), intend to conquer the planet by resurrecting corpses in a Hollywood cemetery. The living dead -- a cape-wearing ghoul ...

  • Royal Wedding, 1951

    American sibling song-and-dance team Tom (Fred Astaire) and Ellen Bowen (Jane Powell) are in London in 1947, when all of England is in a tizzy over the impending nuptials of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Ellen falls head over heels for the dashing Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford), and T...

  • Maniac, 1932

    Don Maxwell (William Woods) is a former vaudeville impersonator who is working as the lab assistant to Dr. Meirschultz (Horace B. Carpenter), a mad scientist attempting to bring the dead back to life. When Don kills Meirschultz, he attempts to hide his crime by "becoming" the doctor, taking over ...

  • Little Shop of Horrors, 1960

    Seymour Krelboin (Jonathan Haze) works in the Skid Row flower shop owned by Mr. Mushnik (Mel Welles). In his spare time, Seymour creates a new plant species he names 'Audrey Junior' in honor of his girlfriend Audrey (Jackie Joseph). Audrey Junior begins speaking and demands to be fed human blood ...

  • Charade, 1963

    After Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) falls for the dashing Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she finds herself pursued by three men, whom she learns from CIA administrator Hamilton Bartholomew (Walter Matthau...

  • The Magic Sword,1962

    A devious wizard, Lodac (Basil Rathbone), abducts a Princess. Young Sir George (Gary Lockwood) vows to rescue the fair maiden and win her heart in the process. George, who apprentices for a bumbling witch, nabs an enchanted sword from his boss's collection and makes off for Lodac's lair, only to ...

  • The Last Time I Saw Paris, 1954

    Reporter Charles Wills (Van Johnson), in Paris to cover the end of World War II, falls for the beautiful Helen Ellswirth (Elizabeth Taylor) following a brief flirtation with her sister, Marion (Donna Reed). After he and Helen marry, Charles pursues his novelist ambition while supporting his new b...

  • The Terror, 1963

    Lt. Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), a French soldier, loses contact with his unit and is forced to wander alone near the Baltic Sea. While in search of his regiment, he spies Helene (Sandra Knight), a mysterious beauty, walking by herself. Mesmerized, Duvalier begins tracking her, but she vanishes. He...

  • The Brain that Wouldn't Die, 1962

    Dr. Bill Cortner (Jason Evers) has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill's fiancée, Jan Compton (Virginia Leith), is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive....

  • Dementia 13, 1963

    Whilst out on a rowboat with his wife Louise (Luana Anders), John has a heart attack and dies. She hides his death telling the family he left on an urgent business trip because she can only hope to inherit part of his family fortune if he's still alive. The Halorans are still grieving over the de...

  • Detour, 1945

    In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts (Tom Neal) hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl, Sue (Claudia Drake). On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame Vera (An...

  • The Screaming Skull, 1958

    Newlyweds Eric (John Husdon) and Jenni (Peggy Webber) retire to his desolate mansion, where Eric's first wife Marianne died from a mysterious freak accident. Jenni, who has a history of mental illness, begins to see strange things including a mysterious skull, which may or may not be a product of...

  • She Shoulda Said "No!", 1949

    A propaganda film about a former dancer, Ann (Lila Leeds), whose life was nearly destroyed by marijuana. Her life unravels after she meets a drug dealer, Markey (Alan Baxter), and has encounters with a law enforcement officer, Captain Haynes (Lyle Talbot).

  • Marihuana, 1936

    Teenager Burma (Harley Wood) and her boyfriend, Dick (Hugh McArthur), meet some friends on a beach. But one of their pals brings something that will ruin the lives of all the attendees: marijuana. Clothes are shed, minds are melted and a stoned girl drowns. After helping drug dealer Tony (Paul El...

  • The Fast and The Furious, 1955

    Charged with a murder he did not commit, Frank Webster (John Ireland) has broken out of jail. While on the run, and the subject of radio news reports, he becomes cornered in a small coffee shop by a zealous citizen. He commits battery to escape and, as he gets away, kidnaps a young woman named Co...

  • Little Caesar, 1931

    An aspiring small-town criminal, Caesar "Rico" Bandello (Edward G. Robinson) relocates to Chicago to hit the big time, accompanied by his buddy, Joe Massara (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.). While Rico makes a name for himself in the underworld, Joe decides to leave the life of crime and ventures into sho...

  • His Girl Friday, 1940

    When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic ...