Crime

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) Michael Anderson, Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Adventure, Crime, Drama

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
In the English Channel John Sands, captain of a small rescue ship, finds the freighter Mary Deare drifting. Although there’s only a little fire, the whole crew seems to have left the ship. John’s already looking forward to a large salvage fee, but then he finds first officer Gerald Patch still on board, who sends him away. Although he doesn’t understand yet what happened on the Mary Deere, Sands allows Patch to persuade him not to talk about what he saw on board and to drag out the official investigation of the incident.
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Sasha (2010) Dennis Todorovic, Sasa Kekez, Predrag Bjelac, Ljubisa Gruicic, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sasha (2010)
While Sasha’s mother is dreaming of her son’s great career as a pianist, Sasha is left speechless for other reasons: his beloved piano teacher Mr. Weber tells him, he is leaving town forever. Sasha is heartbroken, and the only person in whom he can confide his feelings, is his best friend, Jiao. As a son of an Ex-Yugoslav family even in Germany one rarely lives outside the closet, and Sasha is grateful that his homophobic father believes Jiao is his girlfriend. But what begins as a useful lie becomes a large and complicated one, when Sasha’s younger brother, begins an affair with Jiao. All lies get exposed and what appears to be a catastrophe is in fact the revelation of new possibilities in the lives of Sasha’s family.
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Ladies in Retirement (1941) Charles Vidor, Ida Lupino, Louis Hayward, Evelyn Keyes, Crime, Drama

Ladies in Retirement (1941)
In the late nineteenth century, Ellen Creed works as the live-in companion to Miss Leonora Fiske, a retired actress who lives in the English countryside and who still retains her theatrical mannerisms. Ellen receives notice that the landlady of her two sisters, Emily Creed and Louisa Creed, who currently live in London, is threatening to call the police to haul them away to an asylum because of their disruptive behavior due to their mentally deranged state. Ellen will not allow her sisters to be institutionalized, and convinces Miss Fiske to allow them to stay with them for a couple of days. Miss Fiske was unaware of their deranged mental state when she agreed and is also unaware that Ellen hopes to make their stay permanent. Both issues eventually become apparent to Miss Fiske, who cannot tolerate how Emily and Louisa disrupt her home life. However, Ellen “convinces” Miss Fiske to take an extended leave from the house, while Ellen tells her sisters that she bought the house from Miss…
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The House on 92nd Street (1945) Henry Hathaway, William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The House on 92nd Street (1945)
Preface: a stentorian narrator tells us that the USA was flooded with Nazi spies in 1939-41. One such tries to recruit college grad Bill Dietrich, who becomes a double agent for the FBI. While Bill trains in Hamburg, a street-accident victim proves to have been spying on atom-bomb secrets; conveniently, Dietrich is assigned to the New York spy ring stealing these secrets. Can he track down the mysterious “Christopher” before his ruthless associates unmask and kill him?
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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) Harold French, Claude Rains, Märta Torén, Marius Goring, Crime, Drama

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952)
Meek head clerk Kees Popinga realises at the same time as the police that owner De Koster has stripped his Dutch company clean because of his infatuation with a Parisian girl, Michelle. After a confrontation between the two men, De Koster ends up dead and Popinga makes off to Paris with the remaining money. There he contacts Michelle, with the police in close pursuit.
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Bulldog Jack (1935) Walter Forde, Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Bulldog Jack (1935)
Bulldog Drummond is injured when his sabotaged car crashes and Jack Pennington agrees to masquerade as the sleuth. He is enlisted to help Ann Manders find her jeweler grandfather who has been kidnapped by a gang of crooks who want him to copy a valuable necklace they want to steal. Their plan backfires in the British Museum and the film climaxes in an exciting chase on a runaway train in the London Underground.
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La otra / The Other One (1946) Roberto Gavaldón, Dolores del Rio, Agustín Irusta, Víctor Junco, Crime, Drama, Mystery

La otra (Roberto Gavaldon, 1946)
The lovely Dolores Del Rio has an acting field day in the Mexican La Otra (The Other). Del Rio plays twin sisters, one the wife of a millionaire and the other a poverty-stricken manicurist. Seething with jealousy, the manicurist kills her wealthy sister and takes her place. Little does the “bad” sister know the mess she’s inherited from the “good” sister-who as it turns out wasn’t so good after all.
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