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1996. 44th Edition
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BILL JOINS THE W.W.W.'s
EDWARD DILLON
 
Billen nagusiak bere kotxearekin baimendutako gehieneko abiadura gainditzen du eta gartzelan sartzen dute. Fidantza ordaindu ezin duenez, Billi telefonoz hotsegiten dio kaxa gotorraren konbinazioa jakinaraziz. Gaztea haren jarraibideak betetzen ahalegintzen da, baina, tamalez, konbinazioa ahaztu eta kaxa gotorren sarrailak bortxatzen iaioa den lagun batengana jo beharra dauka.
Billen nagusiak bere kotxearekin baimendutako gehieneko abiadura gainditzen du eta gartzelan sartzen dute. Fidantza ordaindu ezin duenez, Billi telefonoz hotsegiten dio kaxa gotorraren konbinazioa jakinaraziz. Gaztea haren jarraibideak betetzen ahalegintzen da, baina, tamalez, konbinazioa ahaztu eta kaxa gotorren sarrailak bortxatzen iaioa den lagun batengana jo beharra dauka.
DOLLAR DOWN
TOD BROWNING
 
Alec Craig has a good job, but his wife and daughter live excessive lifestyles far beyond his means. His daughter, Ruth, has fallen into the claws of moneylenders and unscrupulous speculators like Howard Steele. Steele forces Ruth to give him confidential information about his father's company and the latter loses his job.
Alec Craig has a good job, but his wife and daughter live excessive lifestyles far beyond his means. His daughter, Ruth, has fallen into the claws of moneylenders and unscrupulous speculators like Howard Steele. Steele forces Ruth to give him confidential information about his father's company and the latter loses his job.
DRACULA
TOD BROWNING
 
Renfield, a British estate agent, arrives at a sinister castle in Transylvania to close the sale of an English country house to Count Dracula. The count is a vampire who makes Renfield his slave after having sucked his blood. They move to London, where Dracula wreaks havoc at night. The family of Mina, a young girl who is about to fall under the Count's spell, hires a Dutch sci...
Renfield, a British estate agent, arrives at a sinister castle in Transylvania to close the sale of an English country house to Count Dracula. The count is a vampire who makes Renfield his slave after having sucked his blood. They move to London, where Dracula wreaks havoc at night. The family of Mina, a young girl who is about to fall under the Count's spell, hires a Dutch scientist called Van Helsing, an expert in vampires, to help them.
DRIFTING
TOD BROWNING
 
An opium smuggler in Indochina who has made good in what is normally a man's world, earns the nickname the "Poppy Queen". But she falls in love with the government agent sent to break up her operation.
An opium smuggler in Indochina who has made good in what is normally a man's world, earns the nickname the "Poppy Queen". But she falls in love with the government agent sent to break up her operation.
FAST WORKERS
TOD BROWNING
 
Gunner Smith is a skyscraper riveter and irrepressible ladies' man, who doesn't hesitate to flip silver dollars at the heels of women who appeal to him. His most solid relationship, however, is with his coworker Bucker Reilly, who falls for Gunner's sweetheart, Mary. Mary and Bucker get married, but she nonetheless agrees to spend a weekend with Gunner. Furious, Bucker arranges...
Gunner Smith is a skyscraper riveter and irrepressible ladies' man, who doesn't hesitate to flip silver dollars at the heels of women who appeal to him. His most solid relationship, however, is with his coworker Bucker Reilly, who falls for Gunner's sweetheart, Mary. Mary and Bucker get married, but she nonetheless agrees to spend a weekend with Gunner. Furious, Bucker arranges for Gunner to have a high-rise accident.
FREAKS
TOD BROWNING
 
Thanks to a plot hatched with her lover, Hercules the strong man, Cleopatra accepts to marry Hans, a circus midget, in order to poison him for his fortune Hans' friends comprise a group of freaks with different deformities or mutilations. During the wedding party, the freaks want to adopt Cleopatra as "one of them", but she offends them and they take revenge, thereby spoiling h...
Thanks to a plot hatched with her lover, Hercules the strong man, Cleopatra accepts to marry Hans, a circus midget, in order to poison him for his fortune Hans' friends comprise a group of freaks with different deformities or mutilations. During the wedding party, the freaks want to adopt Cleopatra as "one of them", but she offends them and they take revenge, thereby spoiling her plans.
IRON MAN
TOD BROWNING
 
Boxer Kid Mason loses both a fight and his wife, who leaves for Hollywood to try and become an actress. However, under the guidance of his trainer George Regan, Kid eventually becomes a champion. On seeing this, Rose convinces the naive boxer to take her back, but what he doesn't know is that she has a theatre producer as a lover.
Boxer Kid Mason loses both a fight and his wife, who leaves for Hollywood to try and become an actress. However, under the guidance of his trainer George Regan, Kid eventually becomes a champion. On seeing this, Rose convinces the naive boxer to take her back, but what he doesn't know is that she has a theatre producer as a lover.
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
TOD BROWNING
 
Irene, the orphan of rich aristocrat, Karel Borotyn, is being bothered by vampires. Her father was killed only a short time ago in a manner that left no doubts whatsoever: with a bloodless body and two teeth marks on his neck. Inspector Neumann and professor Zelin investigate the case, but they have to hurry, because a female vampire is trying to take posession of the girl.
Irene, the orphan of rich aristocrat, Karel Borotyn, is being bothered by vampires. Her father was killed only a short time ago in a manner that left no doubts whatsoever: with a bloodless body and two teeth marks on his neck. Inspector Neumann and professor Zelin investigate the case, but they have to hurry, because a female vampire is trying to take posession of the girl.
MIRACLES FOR SALE
TOD BROWNING
 
Occultism expert Dr. Sabbatt, is found dead in his flat. Michael Morgan, who runs a magician's trick shop, finds himself caught up in the murder investigation. The suspects are all related to clairvoyance or magic tricks. Morgan brings them together for a seance as cover for a plot to make the murderer uncover himself.
Occultism expert Dr. Sabbatt, is found dead in his flat. Michael Morgan, who runs a magician's trick shop, finds himself caught up in the murder investigation. The suspects are all related to clairvoyance or magic tricks. Morgan brings them together for a seance as cover for a plot to make the murderer uncover himself.
No woman knows
TOD BROWNING
 
Fanny, a girl from a small mid-west village, sacrifices part of her youth so that her brother, Theodore, can study the violin in Europe. When the brother gets married to a chorus girl in Dresden, and their mother dies of sorrow, Fanny decides to live her own life, gets a job in a department store and has to choose between two suitors.
Fanny, a girl from a small mid-west village, sacrifices part of her youth so that her brother, Theodore, can study the violin in Europe. When the brother gets married to a chorus girl in Dresden, and their mother dies of sorrow, Fanny decides to live her own life, gets a job in a department store and has to choose between two suitors.
OUTSIDE THE LAW
TOD BROWNING
 
A pair of crooks, Connie and "Fingers" O'Dell hide out in an apartment, pursued by "Cobra" Collins, who wants a cut of the loot from a bank robbery. They befriend a toddler who lives next door, not knowing his father is a policeman. The officer is critically wounded in a gun battle that ends in Cobra's death, but the couple redeem themselves by saving the cop's life.
A pair of crooks, Connie and "Fingers" O'Dell hide out in an apartment, pursued by "Cobra" Collins, who wants a cut of the loot from a bank robbery. They befriend a toddler who lives next door, not knowing his father is a policeman. The officer is critically wounded in a gun battle that ends in Cobra's death, but the couple redeem themselves by saving the cop's life.
OUTSIDE THE LAW 2
TOD BROWNING
 
SCENTING A TERRIBLE CRIME
Biograph Company
 
Newlywed Katrina makes some sauerkraut as a surprise for her husband, Frenchy. They leave on holiday and forget the dish in a cupboard. Coming home before his wife, Frenchy is met at the door with a terrible stench. On going out to sharpen a knife, his nosey neighbours accuse him of having murdered someone and leaving the body to rot. Soon the police, the coroner and the undert...
Newlywed Katrina makes some sauerkraut as a surprise for her husband, Frenchy. They leave on holiday and forget the dish in a cupboard. Coming home before his wife, Frenchy is met at the door with a terrible stench. On going out to sharpen a knife, his nosey neighbours accuse him of having murdered someone and leaving the body to rot. Soon the police, the coroner and the undertaker arrive.
SUNSHINE DAD
EDWARD DILLON
 
An international criminal who pretends to be a Count called Kottschkojff robs the sacred jewels from a Hindu temple and gives them to widow Marrimore, his love of the moment. The widow loses the gems at a dance where they are found by Alonzo, another of her suitors. The Hindu priests, who are on the trail of the lost treasure, kidnap the widow and Alonzo has to find a way of re...
An international criminal who pretends to be a Count called Kottschkojff robs the sacred jewels from a Hindu temple and gives them to widow Marrimore, his love of the moment. The widow loses the gems at a dance where they are found by Alonzo, another of her suitors. The Hindu priests, who are on the trail of the lost treasure, kidnap the widow and Alonzo has to find a way of rescuing her.
THE BLACK BIRD
TOD BROWNING
 
"Black Bird" is a crook who works in a seedy London district. He covers his crimes by assuming the identity of a twin brother known as the "Bishop",. the kindly, cruelly palsied head of a mission who uses the charity operation and his faked disability as eleborate fronts for the "Black Bird's" crimes. He and another crook, West End Bertie, vie for the affections of a music-hall...
"Black Bird" is a crook who works in a seedy London district. He covers his crimes by assuming the identity of a twin brother known as the "Bishop",. the kindly, cruelly palsied head of a mission who uses the charity operation and his faked disability as eleborate fronts for the "Black Bird's" crimes. He and another crook, West End Bertie, vie for the affections of a music-hall performer called Fifi.
THE DEVIL-DOLL
TOD BROWNING
 
Parisian banker Paul Lavond is betrayed by his unscrupulous associates and imprisoned on Devil Island. He escapes with a mad scientist, Marcel, who has perfected a system to miniaturize humans. Lavond returns to Paris where he pretends to be an old lady who runs a toy shop. He uses Marcel's formula to make a small army of tiny guileless people to carry out his revenge.
Parisian banker Paul Lavond is betrayed by his unscrupulous associates and imprisoned on Devil Island. He escapes with a mad scientist, Marcel, who has perfected a system to miniaturize humans. Lavond returns to Paris where he pretends to be an old lady who runs a toy shop. He uses Marcel's formula to make a small army of tiny guileless people to carry out his revenge.
THE MAN UNDER COVER
TOD BROWNING
 
Paul Porter goes home to his native village where he meets an old friend called Holt Langdon, a cashier at the local bank with money problems. Paul decides to help him by robbing the bank. Once inside the building, he finds the body of Holt, who has obviously committed suicide, and decides to make it look as though he died defending the bank against the thieves.
Paul Porter goes home to his native village where he meets an old friend called Holt Langdon, a cashier at the local bank with money problems. Paul decides to help him by robbing the bank. Once inside the building, he finds the body of Holt, who has obviously committed suicide, and decides to make it look as though he died defending the bank against the thieves.
THE MYSTERY OF THE LEAPING FISH
JOHN EMERSON
 
Coke Ennyday is a somewhat unusual detective, who takes drugs and drives a flashy car. The Secret Service asks him to investigate a rich man who uses bank notes as sheets. The suspect rents out fish-shaped rubber rings on the beach, but there are reasons to believe that this is only a cover.
Coke Ennyday is a somewhat unusual detective, who takes drugs and drives a flashy car. The Secret Service asks him to investigate a rich man who uses bank notes as sheets. The suspect rents out fish-shaped rubber rings on the beach, but there are reasons to believe that this is only a cover.
THE MYSTIC
TOD BROWNING
 
Michael Nash, an American crook in Hungary, convinces Zara, a carnival fortune-teller, and her followers to accompany him stateside to bilk an heiress out of a fotrune. Their technique: a phoney séance in which the girl's dead father instructs her to turn over her securities and jewels.
Michael Nash, an American crook in Hungary, convinces Zara, a carnival fortune-teller, and her followers to accompany him stateside to bilk an heiress out of a fotrune. Their technique: a phoney séance in which the girl's dead father instructs her to turn over her securities and jewels.
THE ROAD TO MANDALAY
TOD BROWNING
 
Rosemary is unaware of the fact that the disturbing man who visits her Mandalay curio shop is in reality her own father, Singapore Joe. When Rosemary falls in love with admiral Herrington, formerly disreputable
Rosemary is unaware of the fact that the disturbing man who visits her Mandalay curio shop is in reality her own father, Singapore Joe. When Rosemary falls in love with admiral Herrington, formerly disreputable
THE SHOW
TOD BROWNING
 
Cock Robin works in a freak show, where the pièce de résistance is a grisly playlet depicting the decapitation of John the Baptist with Cock as John, a girl in the role of Salome and a man known as the Greek in the part of Herod. Salome, whom the Greek has been keeping as a mistress, falls in love with Cock. The Greek becomes jealous and decides to exact his revenge by actual...
Cock Robin works in a freak show, where the pièce de résistance is a grisly playlet depicting the decapitation of John the Baptist with Cock as John, a girl in the role of Salome and a man known as the Greek in the part of Herod. Salome, whom the Greek has been keeping as a mistress, falls in love with Cock. The Greek becomes jealous and decides to exact his revenge by actually chopping off Cock's head.
THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR
TOD BROWNING
 
Writer Spencer Lee is mysteriously murdered in Calcutta and the authorities turn for help to Madame Rosalie La Grange, a famous medium. At one of her seances, Wales, Lee's best friend, dies just as he is about to reveal the murderer's name.
Writer Spencer Lee is mysteriously murdered in Calcutta and the authorities turn for help to Madame Rosalie La Grange, a famous medium. At one of her seances, Wales, Lee's best friend, dies just as he is about to reveal the murderer's name.
THE UNHOLY THREE
TOD BROWNING
 
A midget called Tweedledee, a strong-man called Hercules and a ventriloquist whose identity is psychotically confused with that of his dummy, earn their living in the stalls at the funfair. Seething with rage at being trapped in a child's body, Tweedledee enlists the other two, both truly childlike and easily controlled, in a campaign of criminal retribution against the "normal...
A midget called Tweedledee, a strong-man called Hercules and a ventriloquist whose identity is psychotically confused with that of his dummy, earn their living in the stalls at the funfair. Seething with rage at being trapped in a child's body, Tweedledee enlists the other two, both truly childlike and easily controlled, in a campaign of criminal retribution against the "normal" world.
THE UNKNOWN
TOD BROWNING
 
The setting is a Spanish circus, featurning an armless entertainer named Alonzo, a precision knife-thrower who actually has arms that he hides in a cruel leather corset. He has two reasons for his disguise: fir
The setting is a Spanish circus, featurning an armless entertainer named Alonzo, a precision knife-thrower who actually has arms that he hides in a cruel leather corset. He has two reasons for his disguise: fir
THE VIRGIN OF STAMBOUL
TOD BROWNING
 
Sari, a young Turkish beggar girl, falls in love with a dashing young American soldier named Pemberton. The girl witnesses the murder of another American by a powerful sheik, Achmet Hamid, who decides to silenc
Sari, a young Turkish beggar girl, falls in love with a dashing young American soldier named Pemberton. The girl witnesses the murder of another American by a powerful sheik, Achmet Hamid, who decides to silenc
THE WICKED DARLING
TOD BROWNING
 
Mary Stevens is a street urchin who picks pockets together with her cohort, Stoop Conners. Mary seems set on the road to delinquency, but meets Kent Mortimer, a sick young man. Their love transforms Mary and leads her into happy marriage.
Mary Stevens is a street urchin who picks pockets together with her cohort, Stoop Conners. Mary seems set on the road to delinquency, but meets Kent Mortimer, a sick young man. Their love transforms Mary and leads her into happy marriage.
UNDER TWO FLAGS
TOD BROWNING
 
An English aristocrat called Victor arrives in Algeria to join the French Legion. Cigarette, a French-Arab girl, falls into unrequited love with him, as he is really enamoured with Princess Corona. Cigarette gets furious and considers revenge, but changes her mind and runs off to warn the French of an imminent attack by Algerian rebels.
An English aristocrat called Victor arrives in Algeria to join the French Legion. Cigarette, a French-Arab girl, falls into unrequited love with him, as he is really enamoured with Princess Corona. Cigarette gets furious and considers revenge, but changes her mind and runs off to warn the French of an imminent attack by Algerian rebels.
WEST OF ZANZIBAR
TOD BROWNING
 
A stage magician is paralyzed when grappling with a rival for his wife's affections. The magician's wife disappears, and he assumes she has run away with his rival. A few years later, she returns with a daughter, but dies before she is able to talk to him. For his revenge, the magician consigns the child to a whorehouse in Zanzibar, and pursues his enemy throughout Africa in a ...
A stage magician is paralyzed when grappling with a rival for his wife's affections. The magician's wife disappears, and he assumes she has run away with his rival. A few years later, she returns with a daughter, but dies before she is able to talk to him. For his revenge, the magician consigns the child to a whorehouse in Zanzibar, and pursues his enemy throughout Africa in a wheelchair.
WHERE EAST IS EAST
TOD BROWNING
 
"Tiger" Haynes, an animal trapper in Indo-China, has a charmed relationship with the effervescent Toyo, which is interrupted by the appearance of a suitor, Bobby, and the reappearance of Toyo's "man-eating" mother, Madame de Silva. The mother decides to torture the father by seducing the daughter's fiancé. "Tiger" takes his revenge by releasing a resentful gorilla.
"Tiger" Haynes, an animal trapper in Indo-China, has a charmed relationship with the effervescent Toyo, which is interrupted by the appearance of a suitor, Bobby, and the reappearance of Toyo's "man-eating" mother, Madame de Silva. The mother decides to torture the father by seducing the daughter's fiancé. "Tiger" takes his revenge by releasing a resentful gorilla.
WHITE TIGER
TOD BROWNING
 
Sylvia Donovan, Roy Donovan, and Count Donelli are international crooks who come to the United States to swindle high society with a mechanical chess player. While Sylvia falls in love with Dick Longworth, one of their intended victims, she learns that Roy is actually her brother and that Donelli is Bill Hawkes, who murdered her father.
Sylvia Donovan, Roy Donovan, and Count Donelli are international crooks who come to the United States to swindle high society with a mechanical chess player. While Sylvia falls in love with Dick Longworth, one of their intended victims, she learns that Roy is actually her brother and that Donelli is Bill Hawkes, who murdered her father.
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