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1. 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - a terrific 1960 film directed by Fritz Lang called the 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. Fritz Lang was one of the greatest directors in the history of film is in charge, best known for his masterpieces - Metropolis, about a bleak technolgical future, and M a remarkable psycholgical crime thriller about a child murderer, played by Peter Lorre. The film was released in 1960, and it was Lang's last film. Everyone who reviewed it at LikeTelevision just loved this movie - it kept you on the edge of your seat, the cinematography was stunning, and the story was nothing short of riveting. If you like Alfred Hitchcock psycho thrillers like Vertigo and Rear Window, you'll love this movie.

2. Arrested Development - Top Banana

Description: Top Banana aired on November 9, 2003 and was a twisted follow-up to an intriguing pilot. Dad is trying to run the business from jail, and Grandpa Bluth's old banana stand burns to the ground.

3. Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Description: LikeTelevision's movie channel is proud to present The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, or L'Uccello dalle Piume di Cristalloalso in Italian, known as The Gallery Murders starring Tony Musante, and written and directed by one of the greats - Dario Argento. Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante) is an American in Rome, who witnesses a murder attempt by a mysterious man in a dark coat, but he is helplessly behind glass doors, and can do nothing. The woman lives, but the serial killer is still on the loose. The police investigation is at a dead end, so Sam does a little sleuthing himself and finds out some key clues in this twisted murder mystery. He thinks he has his man - but then.... sorry, we won't spoil it for you. See if you can figure it out on your own.

4. Charade

Description: LikeTelevision™ is proud to present Charade, starring Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn, Walter Matthau, and George Kennedy. Reggie Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) plays the widow of a thief who has just been murdered. She befriends Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) to help her as her husbands cronies try to find the lost loot. But is he in on it ?

5. Coach For Cinderella

Description: A weird twist on the classic Cinderella tale. In this version, elves help Cinderella get ready for the ball by working with the animals to make her a beautiful dress and a set of wheels!

6. Creepers

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel presents a delightful Dario Argento horror classic from 1985 called Phenomena, or Creepers - which was the name of the USA release. Jennifer Connelly stars as a young American school girl (she was 15 when she made the movie) named Jennifer Corvino, who is the daughter of a famous actor and off in Switzerland attending the Richard Wagner School for Girls. But oh my, not all is well at the school - there's a psychopathic killer on the loose. Weirder still, Jennifer Connelly has a knack for telepathically communicating with insects. She does a great job of protecting herself by using this gift and getting the insects to get the bad guy instead of her. The story is filled with countless twists and turns - and I bet you won't know who the killer is till part 6, and boy what a surprise that is! Filled with lots of bloody FX and folks, this one is creepy, scary and just plain - out there. Imagine Buffalo Bill meets Mommie Dearest Meets Chuckie. Say no more.

7. Day of Wrath

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Vredens Dag, or Day of Wrath (1943), Carl Theodor Dreyer's pychodrama about witches, priests and passion set in 1600s. Lisbeth Movin plays Anne - a young woman in her twenties who got married to the priest in the village, Reverend Absalom - who is about 55 or 60. An amazing film about witches, burning at the stake, forced confessions, wild passion, and bad decisions. The cinematography is pure genius. Danish language film with English subtitles. We liked this movie

8. Detour

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents Detour - a film noire classic and a cult favorite. Al Roberts, a struggling piano player, decides to hitch a ride to California to meet up with his girlfriend Sue Harvey - who used to sing with his band. Everything goes haywire as Al gets caught up in twists of fate, accidents, and a crazy lady named Vera.

9. Diaboliques, Les

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents -Diabolique, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzo. This 1955 film remains one of the greatest murder mystery, suspense thrillers ever created. It won a special Edgar award in 1956 as well as honors for Best Foreign Film from the New York Critics Circle in 1955. Simone Signoret's performance is nothing short of amazing. My favorite comment on the movie - it is the greatest movie Hitchcock never made - and one can easily see the Sir Alfred style of suspense at work and perhaps Hitchcock got a few good ideas from this film as well.

10. Get Christie Love

Description: Get Christie Love - a 1970s funky action drama about a kick butt police woman, played by Teresa Graves is a classic, and has a spot in the history of movies. The movie morphed into a short-lived TV series of the same name and Teresa Graves was the first black woman on TV to star in an hour long show. By today's hypercritical PC insanity - this movie could be viewed as racist. There are some stereotyping incidents and other things that will make you roll your eyes - and yes - they use the N word. At the same time - Christie Love is a heroine - and a tough, karate kicking Mamma Jamma. The TV show played opposite another classic female cop drama - Police Woman, starring Angie Dickinson. Lots of channel flipping times, yes they were.

11. Grande Illusion, La

Description: Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion, a.k.a. Grand Illusion is a wonderful film about 2 French Officers during WWI who are captured and sent to a prison camp. Erich von Stroheim, best known for his role as Max Von Meyerling in Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd, stars as a German Ace Captain von Rauffenstein (who shot down the 2 Frenchmen) and then gets reassigned to become commandant (he's not like Werner Von Klemperer, a.k.a. Colonel Klink) of a prison camp after sustaining serious injury by getting shot down. There's additional tension and class conflict between the French Captain De Boeldieu (Pierre Fresnay), who is an aristocrat and Lieutenant Marechal (Jean Gabin) who is a mechanic. The film also portrays an underlying anti-semitism, with the character Lieutenant Rosenthal (Marcel Dalio), who is slowing down an escape attempt when he strains his ankle. This is a really great film, voted in the top 250 of all time at IMDB.com.

12. House on Haunted Hill

Description: LikeTelevision's movie channel is proud to present House on Haunted Hill. Brainchild of legendary horror film director William Castle, this 1958 masterpiece stars Vincent Price as Frederick Loren, suave millionaire who hosts an elegant haunted house party for his lovely wife, Annabelle, played by Carol Ohmart. Party guests include Richard Long of 77 Sunset Strip and The Big Valley fame and the consumate character actor Elisha Cook, Jr. The five diverse guests are each offered $10,000 if they can stay in the haunted mansion overnight. Replete with ghosts, ghouls, disembodied heads, a vat of acid, an organ that plays itself, murder, mayhem, screaming women and theramin music, this big screen classic of the 50's is an absolute must see. So turn the lights, shut the shades and be prepared to be afraid - in the old school style.

13. Kansas City Confidential

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Kansas City Confidential, one of the greatest crime dramas ever made. The film stars Lee Van Cleef, Neville Brand, and Jack Elam as the sleezy crooks with Preston Foster as a Tim Foster, a cop who tries to pull off the perfect crime. John Payne plays the hero - an innocent guy accused of pulling the bank heist who tries to solve the case and clear his name. There are so many twists and turns in this movie - it will leave you glued to the edge of your seat. The film also stars Coleen Gray as Helen Foster, Tim Foster's daughter.

14. Kwaidan - Woman of the Snow

Description: Kwaidan is a spooky classic from Japan. The 1964 film offers four short horror stories. In the second story shown on this page -The Woman of the Snow, a man has an other worldly experience when he watches a strange spirit woman arrive in snow storm and breathe ice on his friend.... (really nice blue lips too). The friend dies from freezing to death. She tells him never to reveal the tale to anyone. And then the story gets really weird. Cool stuff!

15. M

Description: This is an excellent movie - Fritz Lang's - M is must see material (rated in the top 50 movies all time by IMDb and many others). Peter Lorre stars as Hans Beckert, a sick, twisted man who is a child murderer. When the hoodlums in the underworld of Berlin grow tired of all the police searches ruining their business, they decide to catch the child killer themselves - forget about the police. They enlisted the help of the homeless as their eyes and ears and then.... you'll see! watch it! This is the original masterpiece, German with subtitles. And Lorre's performance as Hans is remarkable - every bit as chilling as Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of The Lambs. Don't take candy from a stranger takes on new meaning.

16. Milky Way

Description: The Milky Way is very hilarious Harold Lloyd vehicle - he stars as Burleigh Sullivan, a quiet, unassuming milk man for the Sunflower Dairy. When he hears his sister calling for help late one night - he comes to her aid - and ends up in the newspapers because everyone thinks the middleweight champ was decked by the milk man! While not a great fighter, Burleigh is a remarkable ducker of punches, having been assaulted frequently as a young kid. Lots of funny twists and turns - and great fun!

17. Molly Moo-Cow and Robinson Crusoe

Description: The LikeTelevision™ cartoon channel presents Molly Moo-Cow and Robinson Crusoe. Based on the classic tale by Daniel Defoe, with a bovine twist. Sweet old Molly Moo Cow just wants to make friends with Robinson - but all he wants to do is shoot poor Molly and enjoy a burger. Also on note - this cartoon features some of the creepy racial stereotyping of ?restless African natives? who are trying to get Robinson over for dinner.

18. Murder by Television

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents - Murder By Television - with Bela Lugosi as Arthur Perry, an early engineer of Television. James Houghton, inventor of a new Television broadcast system is mysteriously murdered during a TV broadcast demonstation. It seems his TV camera turned into a death ray! Interesting historic piece on early television and industrial espionage.

19. One Step Beyond - Darkroom

Description: This is another great One Step Beyond episode. It stars the remarkable Cloris Leachman - as a young magazine photographer in France who is looking to capture some photos of the soul of France. Leachman is quite young in this episode and very attractive, though she always has a headache. Anyway - she gets a pensive visitor to photograph, played by Marcel Dalio. (you might recognize Dalio from Grand Illusion, where he played the French Officer, Rosenthal). In the end, the mysterious visitor attacks Leachman, and accuses her of infidelity. As it turns out - this guy murdered his wife in the same house many years ago, and has long since died. And - guess what, all the photos that Leachman took of this odd visitor turned out. Because he isn't in the picture... just empty chairs or walls. In another twist of synchronicity - this episode has an assistant director named Erich Von Stroheim, jr., whose dad also starred in La Grande Illusion. woooo... spooky!

20. Picture of Dorian Gray

Description: Set in London, 1886 - The Picture of Dorian Gray is based on the classic novella by Oscar Wilde with the screenplay adapted by Albert Lewin,who was also the director of this classic. The film won an Oscar in 1946 for Best Cinematography (Harry Stradling, Jr.) and is an interesting combination of richly contrasted Black and White - with a few scenes of the picture in technocolor. An excellent movie - especially if you are familiar with the legal troubles of Oscar Wilde, and have read the story

21. Port of New York

Description: A very good film about narcotics smuggling in the Port of New York, during the 1940s. One might describe it as a film noire version of The French Connection. Agents Mickey Waters and Jim Flannery are out to get the man at the top, Paul Vicola, played by Yul Brynner. Lots of twists, danger and suspense - and one of the agents won't make it!

22. Scarlet Pimpernel, The

Description: LikeTelevision™ presents - The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Leslie Howard as Sir Percy Blakeney, Merle Oberon as Lady Marguerite, Nigel Bruce as the Prince of Wales, and Raymond Massey as the evil Chauvelin. Based on the classic literary work by Baroness Orczy - the movie is delightful screen adaptation of the story of Sir Percy Blakeney, a foppish fool in the English aristocracy who is secretly a courageous hero that saves some French aristocrats from Reign of Terror. Using guile, wit and an endless array of cunning disguises - the Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy) becomes an unlikely hero who is hunted by the dastardly Chauvelin (Raymond Massey), who wants to introduce the Pimpernel to the Guillotine.

23. Scarlet Street

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea. One of the best in the film noire genre - this is one of Fritz Lang's best works - right up there with Metropolis and M. Edward G. Robinson stars as Chris Cross, an aging cashier who is married to the ultimate nagging wife. As a hobby, he likes to paint and fancies himself to be an artist. One day - he saves a young damsel in distress named Kitty and tells her he is a great artist. One thing leads to another - she tries to shake the old man down with her creepy boyfriend Johnny and old Chris falls in love with the struggling young actress named Kitty. Eventually - it all blows up and somebody gets killed.

24. Secret Agent

Description: This film features a young John Gielgud - with Robert Young (Father's Knows Best), Peter Lorre, and Madeleine Carrol. Intrigue in the Alps - first they get the wrong man and then find themselves in love. A nice little story by the master himself - Alfred Hitchcock.

25. Sex Madness

Description: Sex Madness is an vintage documentary on the repercussions of a loose sexual lifestyle. The movie features a tales of two girls who enter the world of Burlesque Theater and end up needing a doctor's treatment for assorted venereal diseases. Interesting reflection on the culture of the 1930's US and the prevailing attitude toward human sexual behavior. Similar to Reefer Madness, only no one goes homicidal!

26. Shadow of the Eagle - Chapters 1-6

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Classic TV channel proudly presents - Shadow of the Eagle- featuring John Wayne as Craig McCoy, a stunt pilot who works for a carnival. Jason Gregory, played by Edward Hearn, is the Eagle, a flying crack airman shot down by his own men. These same men go on to steal his invention and make it big in business. Lots of intrigue - you better pay attention, there's many twists.

27. Shadow of the Eagle - Chapters 7-12

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Classic TV channel proudly presents - Shadow of the Eagle- featuring John Wayne as Craig McCoy, a stunt pilot who works for a carnival. Jason Gregory, played by Edward Hearn, is the Eagle, a flying crack airman shot down by his own men. These same men go on to steal his invention and make it big in business. Lots of intrigue - you better pay attention, there's many twists.

28. Shark a.k.a. Man Eater

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel presents Shark, also known as ManEater, twist of the Knife, Caine, and originally - Arma de dos Filos (it originally released as a Mexican film). The film stars Burt Reynolds as Caine. The film was directed by the great Sam Fuller - who had some serious issues with the producer (Jose Luis Calderon) and left the production very upset. He even asked that his name be removed from the film - but the producers did not comply. Based on a novel by Victor Canning.

29. Sherlock Holmes - Terror by Night

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Classic TV channel proudly presents Terror By Night, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective and master of deductive reasoning.

30. Shock starring Vincent Price

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel presents a terrific 1946 classic called Shock, starring Vincent Price as the disturbed Doctor Richard Cross, who murders his wife when she objects that they get a divorce. All this happens at the Belmont Arms, a swanky hotel in San Francisco. Another hotel guest, Janet Stewart has checked into the same hotel. She's waiting to meet up with her husband, Lt. Paul Stewart, a soldier who was missing in action, presumed dead - but now his poor wife will be meeting up with him. Oh, poor Janet. The plane is delayed, and she is feeling troubled - when she witnesses Dr Richard Cross murdering his wife with the candelstick. (nope - it was not Colonel Mustard or Professor Plum with the candlestick, and it happened at the Belmont Arms).

31. Smiles of a Summer Night

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel is proud to present Smiles of a Summer Night, a tale of love, comedy, betrayal, religion, and carnal desires. Released in 1955 and directed by the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman, Sommarnattens leende is right up there in the list of top Bergman films. It reminded me very much of Jean Renoir's 1939 satiric look at love, Rules of the Game. My goodness, the folks back then sure did carry on. The scene at the end with seminarian son yearning for closure on his tortured love with his dad's wife - gets an answer from heaven. Well, not really - you will have to see it. A great movie - 10.

32. Snow White

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents - Snow White - directed by Erich Kobler, this German film is a classic adaptation of a familiar tale. Here's the twist - REAL people, not cartoon characters. Also, lots of funky costumes, bad haircuts and English is dubbed (low budget)- so you get the “Godzilla effect“ adding a touch of bizarre!

33. Spy in Black

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents Spy in Black - a dark episonage thriller starring Conrad Veidt as Captain Hardt, the German U-Boat spy trying to infiltrate a top secret British naval base in the Orkney Isles. Enjoy the many plot twists and ironies of this classic war movie.

34. They Made Me a Criminal

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - They Made Me a Criminal (1939) starring John Garfield, Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan, and the Dead End Kids, with Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall. Johnnie Bradfield (John Garfield) a boxer with a crushing left hook wins the Championship. But then, there's a murder and a terrible car crash killing the main suspect who in fact, is still alive. So many twists and turns - and Claude Rains delivers an ending like Casablanca. Lots of fun. The film was directed by the great Busby Berkeley, who is best known as a choreographer - including the Scarecrow's dance in The Wizard of Oz. And the legendary Max Steiner is the composer of the musical scoring for They Made Me A Criminal.

35. Twister by Milton Bradley

Description: twister here's the original cool commercial for that groovy game from Milton Bradley! Check out the song you might just be humming in your head. Spin the spinner and call the shots!

36. Woman Hunter, The

Description: The Woman Hunter is a classic 1970s era made for TV movie, starring Barbara Eden in her first role after I Dream of Jeannie. She stars as Dina Hunter, a rich lady who marries Jerry Hunter, played by Robert Vaughn, best known as the man from U.N.C.L.E. Dina is pursued by Paul Carter, played by Stuart Whitman. Dina is afraid that Carter is an international jewel thief and killer. Watch this classic - and figure out who done it... plus a special bonus - you get to see Jeannie in a bikini where her belly button is revealed! Oh my!


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