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Universal Monsters: Drácula (1931, Spanish-language Version)

Synopsis:

 A mysterious Transylvanian aristocrat, Conde Drácula (Carlos Villarias), moves to London, England. Dracula is really a blood-thirty vampire who begins to terrorize the city. An intrepid intellectual, Professor Van Helsing (Eduardo Arozamena), is determined to stop Drácula at any cost. 596 more words

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Universal Monsters: Dracula (1931)

Synopsis:

Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi, Murders in the Rue Morgue), a Transylvanian vampire, moves to London, England, and begins a killing spree. A determined occult expert, Professor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan, … 577 more words

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The Bette Davis Project: Beyond the Forest (1949)

Synopsis:

Bette Davis is Rosa Moline, a local physician’s wife who hates the monotony of her ordinary existence in a small Midwestern town. Rosa dreams of a gregarious life in Chicago and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. 536 more words

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The End of the World (1916, aka Verdens Undergang)

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A newly discovered comet, passing close to Earth, threatens to destroy the planet. Various characters — an astronomer, a preacher, a wealthy man, a mine worker and his family — try to cope with the impending doom. 415 more words

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The Bette Davis Project: The Catered Affair (1956)

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A young woman (Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain) tells her working-class parents (Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine, The Wild Bunch) that she’s getting married and the mother begins preparing a huge wedding that no one seems to want. 405 more words

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The Bette Davis Project: The Virgin Queen (1955)

Synopsis:

In 1581, England, adventurer Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd, Stage Fright) tries to convince Queen Elizabeth I (Bette Davis) to finance an expedition to the New World. 377 more words

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Beethoven’s coffee

A visitor to the 39-year-old composer’s Vienna apartment described Beethoven’s personal habits in notoriously disparaging detail—a picture curiously contrasting with the same reporter’s observations of his fastidious attention to his favorite beverage. 71 more words

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