John Ashley Movies
- 84 mins
A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.
- May 20th, 1997
- 91 mins
A family's life is thrown into comical chaos after mom accidentally drinks her inventor husband's latest concoction, an invisibility potion.
- January 23rd, 1983
- 60 mins
At the end of their stint in Viet Nam, Col. John "Hannibal" Smith and his team were framed for robbing the Bank of Hanoi (which they had done, but under orders), and sent to a US military prison. They escaped and went on the run, pursued first by Col. Lynch and later by Col. Decker. While on the lam, they became heroes for hire, working as good-guy vigilantes around the US or the world. Hannibal was their leader and an expert at disguises. Face was the team's con artist and lady's man. BA (officially "Bad Attitude") was their mechanic, but also took care of mayhem and intimidation. The final member of the Team, "Howling Mad" Murdock, was an expert pilot, and a certified lunatic--they broke him out of a mental hospital whenever they needed him for a mission. Written by Marg Baskin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- August 1973
- 91 mins
A band of adventurers invade a native island determined to grab a reported fortune in buried treasure.
- January 1st, 1972
- 85 mins
A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.
- January 1st, 1972
- 84 mins
A scientist kidnaps a man and transports him to an island, intent on turning him into a super-being. The man obviously doesn't like this idea, so he tries to escape with the help of the scientist's daughter and a band of half-human, half-animal creatures. Written by Demian Katz <email@example.com>
- January 27th, 1971
- 90 mins
A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.
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- January 1st, 1971
- 87 mins
Satan saves Ashley from death on condition he become his disciple (and, as it turns out, a hairy murderous beast).
- June 10th, 1968
- 92 mins
Monster roams Horror island in search of young women.
- September 1st, 1967
- 97 mins
Two brothers, one a popular race car driver that all the women love and the other a brilliant mechanic who makes the winning possible, become enemies when one messes with the other's girlfriend.
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- August 11th, 1965
- 90 mins
An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.
- July 14th, 1965
- 93 mins
With Frankie away in Tahiti with his navel reserve unit, Dee Dee and the rest of the beach party gang get involved in new adventures. These are spurred by an opportunistic advertising man, a national sex symbol named Cassandra, a quirky motorcycle biker that has to have her, plus an oddly appearing and disappearing pelican.
- April 14th, 1965
- 98 mins
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei.
- March 25th, 1964
- 94 mins
Everyone's favorite surfing couple, Frankie and Annette, return for this movie in which the gang finds the beach invaded by the owner of a new gym and his stable of bodybuilders...and a wealthy young contessa who has her sights set on Frankie.
- 99 mins
A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.
- September 24th, 1963
- 30 mins
Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo, and Betty Jo Bradley are three sisters living with their Uncle Joe who owns the family hotel, and is always coming up with zany ideas. Their whole town revolves around the train "The Cannon Ball". The show also includes Kate (the mother), Steve (Betty Jo's boyfriend) and Sam Drucker (Store Keeper) who is also in "Green Acres". Written by Katie <Katie@aol.com>
- August 14th, 1963
- 101 mins
An anthropologist studies the wild dating and mating habits of Malibu teenagers. When his research backfires, he goes off with his assistant, a woman closer to his own age.
- May 29th, 1963
- 112 mins
Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."
- November 1st, 1960
- 75 mins
Matt Stevens is the big man at high school. He sweats the students for protection money, acquires copies of tests for a fee, and has rigged the votes so he can beat Kelly in the election for student president. Aside from his anointed acolytes, Matt is almost universally despised. His parents are obscenely rich and spend their time travelling in Europe rather than giving him the parental guidance he needs. Things begin to get ugly when some of the teens resist his power and show Matt up at the drag race. Written by Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- December 15th, 1958
- 85 mins
Suburban scientist Oliver Frank creates a she-monster of the night.
- July 1st, 1958
- 73 mins
When master monster make-up man Pete Dumond is fired by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge.
- April 24th, 1957
- 69 mins
Girl loves hot cars and a rich dragstrip racer. Her parents don't like either one.
- 81 mins
A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's because 'Airplane' was a send-up of this forerunner of the 1970s disaster movie. Written by Michael Brooke
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The A-Team is an American action adventure television series about a fictional group of ex-United States Army Special Forces who work as soldiers of fortune while being on the run from the military after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit". The A-Team was created by writers and producers Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell (who also collaborated on Wiseguy, Riptide and Hunter) at the behest of Brandon Tartikoff, NBC's Entertainment president.
Despite being thought of as mercenaries by the other characters in the show, the A-Team always acted on the side of good and helped the oppressed. The show ran for five seasons on the NBC television network, from January 23, 1983 to December 30, 1986 (with one additional, previously unbroadcast episode shown on March 8, 1987), for a total of 98 episodes.
It remains known in popular culture for its cartoon-like use of over-the-top violence (in which people were seldom seriously hurt), formulaic episodes, featuring the ability to form weaponry and vehicles out of old parts, and its distinctive theme tune. The show also served as the springboard for the career of Mr. T, who portrayed the character of B.A. Baracus, around whom the show was initially conceived. Some of the show's catchphrases such as "I love it when a plan comes together", "Hannibal's on the jazz" and "I ain't gettin' on no plane!" have also made their way onto T-shirts and other merchandise.
Although not directly referenced in the series, the name of the show comes from "A-Teams", the nickname for Operational Detachments Alpha (ODA). The US Army Special Forces uses the term ODA for their 12-man direct operations teams.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 - 1971) is an American sitcom that was one of the most successful comedies in the history of American television.
The story of Jed Clampett, a widowed, simple backwoods mountaineer who becomes a millionaire when oil is discovered on his property in Sibly (an Ozark community). Episodes relate his misadventures when he and his family move to Beverly Hills, California, and struggle to adjust to the fast, sophisticated modern life of the big city.
The Wild Wild West told the story of two Secret Service agents: James T. West, the charming gunslinger (played by Robert Conrad), and Artemus Gordon (played by Ross Martin), the brilliant gadgeteer and master of disguise. Their unending mission was to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. The agents traveled in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, equipped with everything from a stable car to a laboratory. James West had served as an intelligence and cavalry officer in the US Civil War; his "cover" during the series is that he is a railroad president. After retiring from the Service by 1880 he lives on a ranch in Mexico. Gordon's past is more obscure; when he retires in 1880 he goes on the road as the head of a Shakespeare traveling players troupe.
Dr. Kildare came to television after having been an extremely successful series of movies in the 1940's. There was something immensely appealing about the story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with problems of the patients and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal medicine. Kildare was the young intern, Dr. Gillespie was the father figure and Blair General the hospital in which they practiced medicine. During the course of its run, Dr. Kildare went through an evolutionary process. By the third season Kildare was promoted to resident. His intern buddies from the first season, Dr. Agurski and Dr. Gerson were not seen in the subsequent seasons as the program came to center more closely on the patients and their families. In the 1965-66 season the show was aired twice a week as a half hour program rather than once a week for an hour.
The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbours of Hooterville.
Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo, and Betty Jo Bradley are three sisters living with there Uncle Jo who owns the family hotel, and is always coming up with zany ideas. Their whole town revolves around the train "The Cannon Ball". The show also includes Kate, Steve, and Sam Drucker, who is also in "Green Acres"
Wagon Train followed the trials and tribulations of pioneering families as they set out from the East to carve out a new life in the West soon after the American Civil War. For some of the travelers it was a happy ending, but not for all, which only heightened the drama along the way.
Such a structure ensured that the scriptwriters had a wide scope for their stories which, more often than not, revolved around the characters rather than the action, although the series had more than it's fair share of that too. With a new storyline nearly every week and a larger than average budget for the time, it was never difficult for the producers to attract well known guest stars in front of the cameras with some famous names behind the cameras too. Wagon Train was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic between 1957 and 1965. It survived cast changes to the leading actors and changes to the format which is testimony enough to the show's popularity.
Welcome to the Straightaway guide at TV Tome.Scott and Clipper were partners in the Straightaway Garage, where they designed, built, and serviced racing cars. Scott was primarily a designer, and Clipper was the better mechanic. Originally the title was to be "The Racers", but it had to be changed because of sponsor problems. Unfortunately alot of the finished racing clips were edited due to Ford Motor Company's objections and eventually this sunk this wonderful adventure series.
What would you do if someone gave you a million dollars and it was all tax free? That was the premise of this 1955-60 CBS series in which unseen millionaire John Beresford Tipton each week gave away a million bucks to a needy person. Marvin Miller played Tipton's secretary, Michael Anthony, who was the man who handed out the checks to the lucky beneficiaries. Paul Frees provided the voice of the unseen millionaire Tipton.
Early 1880's Arizona Territory was the setting for this western. The show is mainly concerned with the differences between Chief Marshal SIMON FRY (HENRY FONDA) who is dedicated to his job and Storekeeper CLAY MCCORD (ALLEN CASE). CLAY is an expert shot, but doesn't want to use a gun because he believes that they are the major cause of frontier violence. However, he is persuaded many times to be THE DEPUTY to help the aging town marshal in Silver City, HERK LAMSON (WALLACE FORD), keep order when the Chief Marshal was out of town. CLAY had a younger sister, FRAN (BETTY LOU KEIM), who helped him run the store. SGT. HAPGOOD TASKER (READ MORGAN) was an Army sergeant whose job was to set up a supply office in Silver City. When this character was introduced to the show, the HERK and FRAN characters were dropped. HENRY FONDA provided narration for all the episodes and was seen only when his character was in town. September 1959-September 1961 ABC Friday 9:00 -9:30 pm
Jefferson Drum, also known as The Pen and the Quill, is an American Western television series starring Jeff Richards that aired on the NBC network from April 25 to December 11, 1958.