“Police Rookie” is a 1940 American film directed by Sam Newfield for Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC). It was PRC’s first release. The film is also known as “I Take This Oath” and is about the trials and tribulations of a group of newly sworn-in police officers.
Directed by Sam Newfield, produced by Sigmund Neufeld, written by George Bricker, story by William A. Ullman Jr., starring Gordon Jones as Steve Hanagan, Joyce Compton as Betty Casey, Craig Reynolds as Joe Kelly, J. Farrell MacDonald as Insp. Tim Ryan
Veda Ann Borg as Flo, Mary Gordon as Mrs. Eileen Hanagan, Robert Homans as Mike Hanagan, Sam Flint as Uncle Jim Kelly, Guy Usher as Capt. Casey Brooks Benedict as Burly, Edward Peil, Sr. as Sergeant Riley and Budd Buster as Jones
Source: “I Take This Oath” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 12 November 2013. Web. 23 December 2013.
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Public domain classic which is based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid, comes to the school, he wins Jo’s heart despite his hard edge, and she defends him when he is falsely accused. Dan’s foster father, Major Burdle, is a swindler in cahoots with another crook called Willie the Fox. When the Plumfield School becomes in danger of foreclosure, the two con men cook up a scheme to save the home.
Stars: Gerald Mohr, Rita Moreno, Jack Elam
Director: Kurt Neumann
Writer: Irving Shulmam
A young Mexican-American in East Los Angeles uses the boxing ring to make a better life for himself and his family, and learns as much about being a Latino in a white society as he does about boxing. Written by Irving Shulman, who also wrote the original treatment for Rebel Without a Cause, which catapulted James Dean to stardom!
Island of Doomed Men 1940 68 min Peter Lorre FULL MOVIE VERSION CLASSIC RARE
Island of Doomed Men is a black-and-white 1940 film, released by Columbia Pictures, which was directed by Charles Barton from a screenplay by Robert Hardy Andrews.
Peter Lorre as Stephen Danel
Rochelle Hudson as Lorraine Danel
Robert Wilcox as Mark Sheldon
George E. Stone as Siggy
Charles Middleton as Cort
Don Beddoe as Brand
Kenneth MacDonald as Doctor
Stanley Brown as Eddie
Sam Ash as Ames
Eddie Laughton as Borgo
Earl Gunn as Mitchell
John Tyrrell as Durkin
Mark Sheldon (Robert Wilcox) is an undercover secret service operative. He is assigned to investigate a modern time slave organization on a desert island way out in the Pacific. The organization hires prison convicts on parole and puts them into hard labor on the island, where they are unable to leave when they wish. Sheldon’s partner on the case is just about to reveal that the head of the racketeering operation on the island is a man named Stephen Danel (Peter Lorre), when he gets murdered. Sheldon suspects that Danel has ordered the kill and decides to go on investigating on his own.
Beyond Tomorrow is a 1940 American fantasy film directed by A. Edward Sutherland. In it, a trio of ghosts try to help two young lovers whom they knew when alive (and first befriended on Christmas Eve).
Melton, Chadwick and O’Brien, rich but lonely heads of an engineering firm, invite three strangers to dinner on Christmas Eve. Only two show up, James and Jean, they fall in love and become friends with their three benefactors…until the latter are killed in a plane crash and come back to their old home as ghosts. In the coming months, true love encounters some rough spots; can ghostly O’Brien help the young folks?
This was the most famous of the handful of films produced by Lee Garmes. Garmes was better known as one of the industry’s leading Directors of Photography.
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film’s copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. (Though, your friendly uploader brought to you the best version available.)
Re-released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in 2004 under the title “Beyond Christmas”. DVD has both the restored B&W version plus a color version of the 1940 movie.