WAIChallenge: Bowerys, Bombas and Jewel Thieves

by DSpaceNine | created - 07 Feb 2015 | updated - 07 Feb 2015 | Public

As listed in the Feb 7, 2015 "New on Instant" newsletter from Warner Archive. The challenge: watch and rate all the flicks in this list. Use Twitter hashtag #WAIChallenge to spread the word and chart your progress. Watch'em and tweet'em y'all!

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1. Arsène Lupin (1932)

84 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

A detective is tasked to capture an elusive thief called Arsene Lupin.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, John Miljan

Votes: 893

2. Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Mystery

A woman and a man vying for a woman's affection: the usual love trio? Not quite so since the belle in question is Lorraine de Grissac, a very wealthy and alluring society woman, while one ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Warren William, John Halliday

Votes: 348

3. The Great Jewel Robber (1950)

91 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Escaping from a Canadian prison farm, master thief Gerard Dennis (David Brian) makes his way to Buffalo with Peggy Arthur (Perdita Chandler), who supplies him with money needed for forged ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: David Brian, Marjorie Reynolds, John Archer, Jacqueline deWit

Votes: 142

4. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

At Kimberley Prescott's villa, a stranger shows-up and claims he is her brother who supposedly died the previous year in a car accident.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom, Alexander Knox

Votes: 1,045

5. Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer-maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beer, and he does not want to force sales.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Claire Trevor, Virginia Gibson, Bill Hayes

Votes: 228

6. Private Eyes (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After being punched in the nose, Sach finds out that he has the ability to read minds. Slip and the gang start up a detective agency try to cash in on Sach's new powers.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Robert Osterloh

Votes: 265

7. Lord of the Jungle (1955)

Not Rated | 69 min | Adventure

Mona Andrews arrives by plane in Laghaso Station, Africa, to visit her uncle, Commissioner Andy Barnes, just as three elephant hunters, Jeff Woode, Paul Gavin and Kenny Balou, set out under... See full summary »

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Johnny Sheffield, Wayne Morris, Nancy Hale, Paul Picerni

Votes: 135

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