Theodore Gottlieb

The Hobbit (1977)

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Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

The 'Burbs (1989)

When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Cory Danziger  •  Bruce Dern

When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Cory Danziger  •  Bruce Dern

The Third Man (1949)

In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Alida Valli  •  Orson Welles  •  Trevor Howard

In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Alida Valli  •  Orson Welles  •  Trevor Howard

The Last Unicorn (1982)

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Mia Farrow  •  Tammy Grimes

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Mia Farrow  •  Tammy Grimes

The Return of the King (1980)

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Theodore Bikel  •  William Conrad  •  John Huston

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Theodore Bikel  •  William Conrad  •  John Huston

So Dark the Night (1946)

Inspector Cassin, a renowned Paris detective, departs to the country for a much-needed break. There he falls in love with the innkeeper’s daughter, Nanette, who is already betrothed to a local farmer. On the evening of their engagement party, Nanette and the farmer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Steven Geray  •  Micheline Cheirel  •  Eugene Borden  •  Ann Codee

Inspector Cassin, a renowned Paris detective, departs to the country for a much-needed break. There he falls in love with the innkeeper’s daughter, Nanette, who is already betrothed to a local farmer. On the evening of their engagement party, Nanette and the farmer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Steven Geray  •  Micheline Cheirel  •  Eugene Borden  •  Ann Codee

Nocturna (1979)

Hard times have fallen on the Transylvanian House of Dracula. To help pay the taxes, Castle Dracula has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. Dracula himself is aging and toothless, being cared for by his granddaughter Nocturna. When Nocturna books a disco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hurwitz
CAST:  Nai Bonet  •  John Carradine  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Theodore Gottlieb

Hard times have fallen on the Transylvanian House of Dracula. To help pay the taxes, Castle Dracula has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. Dracula himself is aging and toothless, being cared for by his granddaughter Nocturna. When Nocturna books a disco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hurwitz
CAST:  Nai Bonet  •  John Carradine  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Theodore Gottlieb

The Stranger (1946)

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

Apple Pie (1976)

Gangster Jacques Blinbaum spins the tale of how he began his life of crime, beginning when he faked his own kidnapping in order to scam his father out of the ransom money. From there, Blinbaum moonlights as a costumed crusader, wandering the rooftops of Manhattan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Goldberg
CAST:  Tony Azito  •  Calvert DeForest  •  Ruth Kaplan  •  Theodore Gottlieb

Gangster Jacques Blinbaum spins the tale of how he began his life of crime, beginning when he faked his own kidnapping in order to scam his father out of the ransom money. From there, Blinbaum moonlights as a costumed crusader, wandering the rooftops of Manhattan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Goldberg
CAST:  Tony Azito  •  Calvert DeForest  •  Ruth Kaplan  •  Theodore Gottlieb

To My Great Chagrin (2007)

The story of eccentric, avant-garde New York comic, Theodore Gottlieb. Known as Brother Theodore, this brilliant (some would say insane) comic made numerous films, several records, and multiple appearances on variety programs, such as Late Night with David ...  (more)

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CAST:  Theodore Gottlieb  •  Woody Allen  •  Eric Bogosian  •  Harlan Ellison

The story of eccentric, avant-garde New York comic, Theodore Gottlieb. Known as Brother Theodore, this brilliant (some would say insane) comic made numerous films, several records, and multiple appearances on variety programs, such as Late Night with David ...  (more)

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CAST:  Theodore Gottlieb  •  Woody Allen  •  Eric Bogosian  •  Harlan Ellison

Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

Astronauts land on a planet with prehistoric creatures and a war between a human-like tribe and a race of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Adamson
CAST:  John Carradine  •  Robert Dix  •  Vicki Volante  •  Jennifer Bishop

Astronauts land on a planet with prehistoric creatures and a war between a human-like tribe and a race of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Adamson
CAST:  John Carradine  •  Robert Dix  •  Vicki Volante  •  Jennifer Bishop

The Soldiers's Tale (1984)

A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.O. Blechman  •  Christian Blackwood
CAST:  Andre Gregory  •  Dušan Makavejev  •  Mike Mearian  •  Galina Panova

A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.O. Blechman  •  Christian Blackwood
CAST:  Andre Gregory  •  Dušan Makavejev  •  Mike Mearian  •  Galina Panova

Devil's Express (1976)

Warhawk Tanzania plays Luke Curtis who along with his friend Rodan (Wilfredo Roldan) takes a break from the city streets to train in kung fu in China. Whilst there, Rodan steals an ancient amulet which prevents an evil spirit from leaving his tomb. The evil spirit, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Rosen
CAST:  Warhawk Tanzania  •  Larry Fleischman  •  Wilfredo Roldan  •  Elsie Roman

Warhawk Tanzania plays Luke Curtis who along with his friend Rodan (Wilfredo Roldan) takes a break from the city streets to train in kung fu in China. Whilst there, Rodan steals an ancient amulet which prevents an evil spirit from leaving his tomb. The evil spirit, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Rosen
CAST:  Warhawk Tanzania  •  Larry Fleischman  •  Wilfredo Roldan  •  Elsie Roman

Massage Parlor Murders (1973)

A vicious serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, murdering Times Square massage girls in a variety of brutal ways. It's up to a rogue detective team to solve the case as the body count continues to rise!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Stevens  •  Chester Fox
CAST:  George Spencer  •  Sandra Peabody  •  John Moser  •  Anne Gaybis

A vicious serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, murdering Times Square massage girls in a variety of brutal ways. It's up to a rogue detective team to solve the case as the body count continues to rise!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Stevens  •  Chester Fox
CAST:  George Spencer  •  Sandra Peabody  •  John Moser  •  Anne Gaybis