SATURDAY NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE (AND A LAKE MONSTER)!!!
There’s danger on the plains, the high seas, and Lake Dark Vault this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE hits the un-briny deep to do some monster hunting in the SS PETE and bring you two feature presentations.
Up first, it’s horsepower of the four hooved kind with the riproarin’, sixgun shootin’ action packed western The Cheyene Kid. The Kid (Jack Randall) enjoys his gamblin’, ne’er-do-well kinda life but decides it’s time he and sidekick Manny (Frank Yaconelli) be square shootin’ honest cowpokes. He gets a cowhand job and soon becomes foreman. The rancher sends him off with $1000 to pick up a few doggies (that’s cattle to all you dudes). But a former ranch hand who wanted to be foreman teams up with the evil saloon owner to frame our hero for stealing and 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 seven hard cases onto a ship claiming he’ll take them to a place safe from the law. But as evil scientists frequently do, 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 is a sloppy eater). UNCLE PETE has brought the SS 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, body parts and lake monsters mess up the synchronized swimming classes.
So join UNCLE PETE, his state-of-the-art maritime marauder the SS PETE, and a rare daylight glimpse of a prehistoric behemoth, this Saturday night, October 3, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre and nearby areas in PA), and channel 99 (Corning/Hornell/Corning) with replays at midnight and 2AM. It’s double feature night with The Cheyene Kid and Torture Ship on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!