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MANKA BROS. STUDIOS
MANKA BROS. FILM LIBRARY
2017 Film Slate
1950-1959

Two-Legged Race (1950) - True story of a one-legged German and one-legged American who team up to win the 100 meter sprint Gold Medal at the 1948 Olympics.

The Louis B. Mayer Story (1951) - Manka Bros.' biopic of the Nazi loving pedophile.

Beast Of The Forgotten Cemetery (1951) - The people of Isolation County, Illinois will never forget the grisly Christmas of 1949.

We Raft All Night (1951) - Betty Hayson and Spaulding Mawkish re-team for this sweeping story of a grizzled fisherman and a society girl forced to share a log floating down the Mississippi River. Their bickering gives way to true love as they struggle for survival.

In Your Loophole (1951) - G. Gordon Castle's film about a small town hooker who passes out sexual favors to a law firm in exchange for money.

Three Georges (1952) - Rosalind Russell stars as a small town girl who must choose a husband between three fellas named George before they are shipped off to the War.

Black And White And Grey (1952) - David Sedans attempt to exploit the success of "Citizen Kane" and show his adulation of Swedish cinema. The attempt failed.

Marzan (1952) - The retelling of "Tarzan" in which the boy, Marzan, is left on Mars and raised by Martians (with a swinging score by Benny Goodman).

Head Of State (1953) - The unlikely true story of President Taft's frozen head which was preserved in his Presidential museum and the lonely clerk that falls in love with his head.

The Scott Heard 'Round The World (1953) - Heart-wrenching tale of slave Dred Scott and his landmark 1857 Supreme Court case declaring a slave is not a citizen.

The Boxing McGruders (1953) - True story of a boxing family - EVEN MOM!

Thanks, Mr. Joe (1953) - Inspirational true story of the American pilots who risked their lives deliverying fresh poultry to war-torn China during WWII.

Zombies In The Outfield (1953) - G. Gordon Castle's send up of the 1951 film "Angels In The Outfield."

Murder At Manka Bros. (1953) - After embarrassing speculation in the media and by other studios, Manka Bros., to set the record straight, produced this film telling the true story of the murder of Margie Louise.

Coma-Kaze (1953) - A Japanese family deals with the shame of a son who failed to die upon impact.

Old Soldiers Die! (1953) - Story about the old Englishmen who defended the south coast of England during WWII.

The Pope In Centerfield (1954) - True story of Pope Pius X and his dream to play one game as a center fielder for the Yankees.

It's Only Treason If You Lose (1954) - Two brothers in 1792 and their opposing passions for their beloved country.

DraCool (1954) - Vladimir is a total nerd until he's made undead... then he becomes Prom King. Starring Richie Malibu in his first feature for Manka Bros.

Hot Rod Catholic Rabbi Beach Zombies (1954) - Directed by G. Gordon Castle. A Catholic priest and a Jewish Rabi fall in love with the same girl.

Meet Me In Casarobles (1954) - Based on the best-selling World War II romance novel of the same name. A couple decides that if they truly love each other they will meet on April 1st in Casarobles. Will this war-torn couple still find each other even though Casarobles doesn't exist?

The Color Of Dred (1954) - The Dred Scott story with an all-black cast. Even the white characters.

Invisi-Bill (1954) - Bill Malory wakes up one day to find out he's invisible. Somehow he has to become visible again before an upcoming job interview.

Gray Composition (1955) - Abstract film directed by Jackson Pollock's brother - Charlie..

Fellow Travelers (1955) - Pro-Communist film which ends with several Manka Bros. Stars (soon to be former stars) looking directly into the camera and shouting "I am a Communist!"

Submariners Keep On A'Coming (1955) - G. Gordon Castle's film about seamen in a hot, sweaty steel tube which dramatically conveys the never-say-die attitude of the U.S. Navy.

Beyond The Pale (1955) - Inhabitants of a small English village must muster the courage to protect the border from teh arrival of Scottish Zombies.

Grab The Ring (1955) - The carnival has come to Lawndale, Ohio. Come on, kids, try to win the decoder ring! (Filmed in Spin-O'Vision)

Please, Baby, Hold Me Tight (1955) - Blind rockabilly sensation Carl Henky tried to translate his appeal to the screen with this sweeping pioneer saga based on William Tingemore's bestseller "Trails Of Triumph" (Manka Books 1953).

 

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