FEMALE (1933) Ruth Chatterton astonishes as tough-as-nails auto exec Alison Drake, who rules her boardroom and her boudoir with an iron fist. Acquiring and tossing aside lovers as casual as afternoon cocktails, Alison pleases herself while leaving the lads weeping. That is until an unimpressed engineer (George Brent) throws some grease in her gears… As Pre-Code as they come! Streaming in 1080p HD
ILLICIT (1931) Barbara Stanwyck slides down the same salacious slope Bette Davis would in 1933’s Ex-Lady in this tale of free love among the young, single and twenty-one set. Firm in her belief that the only happy marriage is a divorce, independently minded Anne Vincent is living in happy carnal sin with lover Dick Ives (James Rennie). But Ives brings society pressure to bear on Anne who succumbs to ceremony in order to avoid a scandal. The married pair soon embark on extra-marital affairs and the relationship crumbles. Anne’s solution? Separate to rekindle the romance… Streaming in 1080p HD
LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT (1933) The always electrifying Barbara Stanwyck delivers one of her signature performances as one of those Ladies They Talk About. Babs plays bad gal Nan Taylor who nabs the heart of straight arrow reformer David Slade (Preston S. Foster) who sends her up the river for her bank robbing ways. But prison life only hardens her heart and when she gets out, Slade may pay the price for trying to get this leopard to change her parts. Stanwyck at her most moll surrounded by some of the hardest gals to ever see a stretch. Streaming in 1080p HD
BLONDIE JOHNSON (1932) After Blondie watches her mother die because she can’t afford healthcare, she vows that she’ll never be poor again. The Depression-era waif uses her smarts instead of sex appeal to rise through the ranks of the underworld. Starring Joan Blondell in a dazzling departure from her usual enchanting glam and gams comedies. Streaming in 1080p HD
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THE MASK: THE ANIMATED SERIES SEASON 1 & 2 (1996-97) When he dons an ancient Nordic mask, Stanley Ipkiss moves at warp speed, knows your every desire, satisfies your every whim and dances like Fred Astaire, Gumby and Baryshnikov combined. He’s s-s-s-smokin’! Based on the film The Mask, this animated series tells the story of sweet, socially inept bank teller Ipkiss, who discovers a mask that transforms him into a superhero … but one you may not want to call for help. This intriguing mix of edgy super-satire and Tex Avery style reality smashing slapstick boldly goes further than the film. Rob Paulsen and Tim Curry lend their voices to the antics.
THE ROUNDERS (1966) Series spin-off of the modern Western comedy starring Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford, sees Ron Hayes and Patrick Wayne taking on those roles, while Chill Wills and equine co-star Old Fooler reprise their roles from the film. It’s a perpetual three way war of wits between two cowboys, an unpredictable prize bronc and the cowboy’s con artist boss in this unconventional, anarchic TV comedy.
MCCLAIN’S LAW: SEASON 1 (1981-82) James Arness (Gunsmoke) stars as retired police detective Jim McClain, a man happy with his life 15 years until his best friend is murdered. Now, frustrated with the course of the investigation, McClain returns to the police force rubbing up against a new generation of cops.
A MAN CALLED SHENANDOAH (1965) In the post-Civil War era, a man with amnesia wanders the Old West in search of clues to his actual identity. Shot in a gunfight and left alone to die, a cowboy (Robert Horton) regains consciousness and the power of speech but finds his memory blank. He doesn’t know who he is or where he came from. Taking the name Shenandoah, the mysterious stranger commences a long, lonely journey across the Western frontier to locate people who can reveal the truth about his forgotten past.