Joel McCrea plays a hotshot reporter who thinks he knows everything and Jean Arthur plays an actress who puts one over on him. It turns out the financier of her play is a notorious art collector who steals what he can’t buy and the play he’s financing is just a front for a job he is planning.
The Object of Beauty (1991) Michael Lindsay-Hogg, John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich, Comedy, Crime, Drama
American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel way beyond what they can afford. When they were asked to pay the bill, Jake wants to sell Tina’s 20.000 pound Henry Moore sculpture, but she is not happy about that.
Contract on Cherry Street (1977) William A. Graham, Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam, Jay Black, Crime, Drama, Thriller
The partner–and best friend–of a tough New York detective is murdered by killers working for a local mob. Infuriated at the inability of the Police Department to bring in the murderers, he decides–with the help of a few of his fellow detectives–to operate on his own, using whatever means necessary, to destroy the gang.
Una Vita Tranquilla / A Quiet Life (2010) Claudio Cupellini, Toni Servillo, Marco D’Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Crime, Drama
Witness to Murder (1954) Roy Rowland, Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
Chin mun bat jeung / Notorious Eight (1981) Chung Sun, Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Action, Crime, Adventure
Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is convicted and serves several years in prison. Finally out on parole, she is soon mixed up in a murder.
All Through the Night (1942) Vincent Sherman, Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Action, Comedy, Crime
Broadway gambler Gloves Donahue wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When her boss Marty’s partner Joe is murdered, Leda and her accompanist Pepi disappear. It turns out that beneath all the mystery is a gang of Nazi operatives planning to blow up a battleship in New York harbor.
The Bribe (1949) Robert Z. Leonard, Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In pursuit of stolen aircraft engines on a Central American island, federal agent Rigby meets chief suspect Hintten and his wife Elizabeth, a sultry cafe singer; and is watched by Bealer, a “pie-shaped man” with sore feet.