IT’S TWO MOVIES (AND A LAKE MONSTER TOO)!
With two big holidays coming up in the next two months, we here at the Dark Vault Of Public Domain decided to kick it all off with a special Double Feature presentation this Saturday night. Join UNCLE PETE as he brings you not one, but two feature presentations this week (for those of you not familiar with the somewhat ancient term, that’s what double feature means).
Up first, it’s the riproarin’, sixgun shootin’ action packed western The Cheyene Kid. Our hero The Cheyene Kid (Jack Randall) has a reputation as a gamblin’, carousin’ ne’er do well kinda guy. But he’s had enough of that and he decides that he and his partner Manny (Frank Yaconelli) are going to be square shootin’ honest cowpokes from now on. He gets a job on a ranch and Roberts the owner thinks so highly of him that he makes him foreman and sends him off with $1000 to buy some cattle. But a disgruntled ranch hand who wanted to be foreman teams up with the evil saloon owner to frame our hero not only for stealing but murder too.
There’s a necktie party waiting for our hero unless he and Manny can set things straight. Directed by Bernard B. Ray and also starring Louise Stanley as Ruth and George Chesbro as Davis, from 1940, it’s The Cheyene Kid. (And make sure to catch Manny’s great musical number, cross-eyed Son Of A Gun).
Next up, it’s terror on the high seas with Torture Ship. The evil Dr. Herbert Stander (Irving Pichel) has a theory that criminal behavior is a gland problem and can be modified with his treatments. He lures 7 baddies onto a ship with the story that he is going to take them to a place where they’ll be safe from the law. But being an evil scientist, he lied). It’s bizarre treatments, fights terror, and suspense instead. But Lieut. Bob Bennet (Lyle Talbot) might have something to say about this. With Jacqueline Wells as Joan, and Wheeler Oakman as Ritter, from writer Jack London and director Victor Halperin, it’s 1939’s Torture Ship.
But it’s not just a double feature – it’s double danger too!!! The fearsome Lake Dark Vault Monster – Lakie – is on the prowl again. Several lake-goers have already turned up mostly missing (Lakie always was a sloppy eater). UNCLE PETE is on the case though. He’s brought the USS PETE out of dry dock, loaded her with cannonballs a-plenty and armored himself for a fight to the finish with the dreaded beastie. After all, the prospect of getting eaten is not good for the tourist trade.
So join UNCLE PETE, his state-of-the-art maritime marauder the USS PETE, and a rare daylight glimpse of a prehistoric behemoth, this Saturday night, November 3, 2012 at 10PM on channel 4. It’s double feature night with The Cheyene Kid and Torture Ship on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!