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High Barbaree (1947) Jack Conway, Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Action, Drama

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Van Johnson is a navy pilot in WWII, who has been shot down in the Pacific on a bombing mission. He and a wounded comrade are the only survivors of the mission and are lost at sea. As they await rescue, Van Johnson recants his life’s story and romance with girlfriend, June Allyson. It’s a wonderful wholesome movie that the whole family will enjoy. Written by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, the authors of Mutiny on the Bounty.

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Dororo (2007) Akihiko Shiota, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Kiichi Nakai, Action, Fantasy, Horror

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In the year 3048, the wounded Lord Kagemitsu Daigo proposes a deal to rule the whole world to forty-eight demons in their sealed temple. In return, the demons ask forty-eight parts of the body of his unborn son. When the mutilated baby is born, his mother puts him in a basket in the river flow to save his life. The baby survives and becomes the demon slayer Hyakkimaru that slash demons to retrieve his body parts. During his journey, he meets the female thief Dororo, who was raised as a boy after the death of her parents by the evil Lord Daigo, in a small town and she befriends Hyakkimaru and joins him in his quest seeking revenge against the Daigo’s clan.

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The Man from Morocco (1945) Mutz Greenbaum, Anton Walbrook, Margaretta Scott, Mary Morris, Action, Adventure

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A story of war, mystery, love and adventure following a group of members of the International Brigade and his artist captain fighting in the Spanish Civil War who undergo internment in a French camp, forced work in Sahara, carrying vital information to England and fighting a Nazi espionage web which will eventually take the captain back to Morocco, while searching for his loved one.

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Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978) Karel Reisz, Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Action, Crime, Drama

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Thoroughly disillusioned by the Vietnam War, John, a journalist (Michael Moriarty), turns to heroin smuggling. Acting as John’s go-between is the equally burnt-out Ray (Nick Nolte), who delivers the narcotics stateside to the journalist’s wife, Marge (Tuesday Weld). Soon, however, Ray and Marge are on the lam, chased down by the minions of crooked narcotics agent Antheil (Anthony Zerbe). Who’ll Stop the Rain? was based on Robert Stone’s award-winning novel Dog Soldiers.

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