Toonerville Picnic, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Toonerville Picnic, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Toonerville Picnic, 1936

An animated short by Burt Gillett

“The doctor prescribes rest and relaxation at the beach for the hot-tempered Mr. Bang, who ends up suffering a crowded trolley, a hiccuping dog, an uncooperative beach chair and a goofy octopus…” (IMDB)

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Sobaka, a film by Nicholas Mah, 2008

Sobaka, 2008

Sobaka, 2008

A film by Nicholas Mah

“SOBAKA is the thrilling story of a lonely Russian immigrant trying to find the “American dream” in present day Los Angeles. To provide care for his dying sister he works as an assistant to a mysterious and dangerous man, but his desire to achieve something more takes him down a dark and risky path. When a seductive call girl enters his life his world is thrown upside down and the choices he makes may have deadly consequences.” (IMDB)

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All the Kind Strangers, starring Stacy Keach and John Savage, 1974

All the Kind Strangers, starring Stacy Keach and John Savage, 1974

All the Kind Strangers, 1974

A film by Burt Kennedy

“A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor.” (IMDB)

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The Cobweb Hotel, an animated short by Dave Fleischer, 1936

The Cobweb Hotel, an animated short by Dave Fleischer, 1936

The Cobweb Hotel, 1936

An animated short by Dave Fleischer

“A spider runs a hotel for flies where he keeps his guests captive. A pair of fly newlyweds arrive and check in. Fortunately, the husband is “flyweight champion”. After a pitched battle featuring arrows (fountain pen nibs) and a machine gun (aspirins shot from a perfume atomizer), the spider winds up in a bottle of library paste.” (IMDB)

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Scarlet Street, a film by Fritz Lang, 1945

Scarlet-Street

Scarlet Street, a film by Fritz Lang, 1945

A young couple attempt to con a man out of his fortune. Scarlet Street is both film noir and black comedy. This film was directed by German film maker Fritz Lang, who brought us such early film classics as Metropolis and M, enjoyed a short but productive career in Hollywood.

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Doomsday Machine, a film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder, 1972

Doomsday Machine, a film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder, 1972

Doomsday Machine, 1972

A film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder

“Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a “doomsday machine” capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. The reason for this becomes apparent when, shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus?” (IMDB)

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Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls: The Lost Cartoon, an animated short by Bob Northrup, 1942

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Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls: The Lost Cartoon, 1942

An animated short by Bob Northrup

“A rare collaboration between Fleischer Studios and Ub Iwerks resulted in this cartoon, based on the moderately successful Republic Pictures “Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls” cliffhanger serials. The cartoon was shelved for half a century due to a three way legal dispute between Republic, Fleischer and Iwerks….”

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