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|Genre/Form:||Motion pictures, United States
Motion pictures, South African
Motion pictures, Dutch
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films
Action and adventure films
|Named Person:||Dwight Taylor; Arthur B Reeve; Catherine Aird|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||William Witney; John English; Franklin Adreon; Eduardo Cianelli; Robert Wilcox; William Newell; Cy Feuer; Joe Tornatore; Robert Leon; Annette Lombardi; Joseph Lucchese; Jim Mitchum; Mike Lane; Richard X Slattery; Charles Bernstein; Robert Webb; Harold Medford; Samuel Fuller; Roscoe C Behrmann; Claire Trevor; James Brolin; Jacqueline Bisset; Bob Adams; Joe Kentridge; Albert Herman; George M Merrick; Eddy Graneman; Leon D'Usseau; Dallas M Fitzgerald; Jack Mulhall; Rex Lease; Mae Busch; Lee Zahler; Vivian Pieters; Ton Ruys; Frans Rasker; Maayke Bouten; Johan Leysen; Marlous Fluitsma; Henny Vrienten; Peter Collinson; Scot Finch; William B Silberkleit; Alan Girney; Anthony Quinn; John Phillip Law; Simon Sabela; Hennie Bekker; Dwight Taylor; Arthur B Reeve; Catherine Aird; Jon Burmeister; Republic Pictures Corporation.; Killarney Film Studios.; Weiss Productions.; Heyns Films.; Vintage Playhouse (Firm)|
|Language Note:||In English; one feature (Death in the shadows) is dubbed in English from Dutch.|
|Notes:||Videodisc release of four motion pictures produced in 1967 (The Cape Town affair), 1976 (Code name Zebra), 1978 (Target of an assassin) and 1985 (Death in the shadows), and one chapter each of two motion picture serials produced in 1936 (The amazing exploits of the clutching hand) and 1940 (Mysterious Dr. Satan).
The Cape Town affair is a remake of the motion picture Pickup on South Street, which is based on a story by Dwight Taylor. The amazing exploits of the clutching hand. Chapter 12, Dangerous waters is based on The amazing exploits of the clutching hand / by Arthur Reeve. Death in the shadows is based on Henrietta Who? / by Catherine Aird. Target of an assassin is based on Running scared / by John Burmeister.
Code name Zebra also released under title Zebra force. Death in the shadows originally released under title De prooi. The title of chapter 12 of The amazing exploits of the clutching hand is given as Dangerous waters on the container, and as Hidden danger on the menu screen of the disc.
Production credits for Code name Zebra taken from IMDb website.
Zebra force is 55 minutes long on this disc, including the opening and closing credits; the original film was ca. 100 min. long when released. Target of an assassin is 52 minutes long on this disc, including the opening and closing credits; the original film was ca. 105 minutes long when released.
Aspect ratio 4:3.
|Credits:||(Mysterious Dr. Satan. Chapter 8, Highway of death) Photography, William Nobles; editor, Edward Todd; music, Cy Feuer.
(Code name Zebra) Director of photography, Robert Maxwell; editors, Ed Hanson, Michael Kahn; music, Charles Alden [i.e. Charles Bernstein] ... [et al.].
(The Cape Town affair) Director of photography, David Millin; editor, Peter Grossett; music, Bob Adams, Joe Kentridge.
(The amazing exploits of the clutching hand. Chapter 12, Dangerous waters) Photography, James Diamond; editor, Earl Turner; music, Lee Zahler.
(Death in the shadows) Camera, Peter Brugman; editor, Ton Ruys; music, Henny Vrienten.
(Target of an assassin) Director of photography, Brian Probyn; editor, Harry Hughes; music, Hennie Bekker.
|Cast:||(Mysterious Dr. Satan. Chapter 8, Highway of death) Edward Ciannelli, Robert Wilcox, William Newell.
(Code name Zebra) Jim Mitchum, Mike Lane, Richard X. Slattery.
(The Cape Town affair) Claire Trevor, James Brolin, Jacqueline Bissett.
(The amazing exploits of the clutching hand. Chapter 12, Dangerous waters) Jack Mulhall, Rex Lease, Mae Busch.
(Death in the shadows) Maayke Bouten, Johan Leysen, Marlous Fluitsma.
(Target of an assassin) Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Simon Sabela.
|Description:||1 videodisc (332 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Mysterious Dr. Satan. Chapter 8, Highway of death / Republic Pictures presents ; directed by William Witney, John English ; original screen play by Franklyn Adreon ... [et al.] (49 min.) --
Code name Zebra / director, Joe Tornatore ; screenplay by Robert Leon and Annette Lombardi ; from a concept of Joe Tornatore ; produced by Joseph Lucchese ... [et al.] (55 min.) --
The Cape Town affair / Killarney Film Studios present ; producer, director, Robert D. Webb ; in charge of production, Roscoe C. Behrmann ; screenplay by Harold Medford, Samuel Fuller ; story by Dwight Taylor (81 min.) --
The amazing exploits of the clutching hand. Chapter 12, Dangerous waters / George M. Merrick presents ; directed by Albert Herman ; adaptation by George M. Merrick and Eddy Graneman ; screen play by Leon D'Usseau and Dallas Fitzgerald ; produced by Weiss Productions (18 min.) --
Death in the Shadows / regie, Vivian Pieters ; scenario, Vivian Pieters, Ton Ruys ; producent, Frans Rasker (76 min.) --Target of an assassin / Heyns Films present ; William B. Silberkleit presents ; directed by Peter Collinson ; screenplan, Scot Finch ; produced by Alan Girney (52 min.).
|Other Titles:||Mysterious Dr. Satan.
Mysterious Doctor Satan.
Code name Zebra.
Pickup on South Street (Motion picture)
Amazing exploits of the clutching hand.
Death in the shadows.
Target of an assassin.
Ultimate collection who dun it! classics.
Who done it?
(Code name Zebra) "A band of ex-soldiers forms an international anti-crime unit."--IMDb website.
(The Cape Town affair) A pickpocket winds up with a more lucrative (and more dangerous) haul than mere money.
(Amazing exploits of the clutching hand. Chapter 12, Dangerous waters) "Doctor Paul Gironda announces he has discovered a formula for the manufacture of synthetic gold. The International Research Foundation agrees to financially help him develop his formula. Just before the Board of Directors arrive[s] at Gironda's laboratory to witness his achievement, he is heard screaming and mysteriously disappears before help arrives."--IMDb website.
(Death in the shadows) "18-year old Valerie and her mother Trudy live together in rural Oostdijk, a quiet little village near Amsterdam. When Trudy comes home one night, she gets run over by a car. Dead. The autopsy reveals she has never bore a child. Soon after more strange facts are beginning to turn up. While police inspector Mellema hunts down the car driver, Valerie starts searching for her real parents, both leading to the same sad truth."--IMDb website.
(Target of an assassin) After an African dictator has been wounded in an assassination attempt, he finds himself kldnapped by an orderly in the hospital where he is being treated. The motivation for this kidnapping is not quite what it seems, as victim, kidnapper, and police detectives learn.
- Taylor, Dwight -- Film adaptations.
- Pickpockets -- Drama.
- Reeve, Arthur B. -- (Arthur Benjamin), -- 1880-1936 -- Film adaptations.
- Inventors -- United States -- Drama.
- Aird, Catherine -- Film adaptations.
- Impersonation -- Drama.
- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Kings and rulers -- Drama.
- Kidnapping -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.