MaverickMay 20, 1994
Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous southern accent as the two both try and enter the game.
Steamboatin' stories from those who lived them, river history, authentic footage and stills, along with music and narration by John Hartford.
Beautiful VeraSeptember 22, 1950
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The Adventures of Mark TwainMay 3, 1944
A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain.
TitanicNovember 10, 1943
This little-known German film retells the true story of the British ocean liner that met a tragic fate. Ernst Fritz Fürbringer plays the president of the White Star Line, who unwisely pressed the Titanic's captain (Otto Wernicke) to make the swiftest possible crossing to New York. Interestingly, director Herbert Selpin was arrested by the Gestapo during this film's production, and German censors banned the film for its scenes of panic and terror.
Across the PacificSeptember 5, 1942
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.
Little Old New YorkFebruary 9, 1940
Inventor Robert Fulton (Richard Greene) receives support from a tavern owner (Alice Faye) and a shipyard worker (Fred MacMurray) to help realize his dream of a high-powered steamboat.