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Stormy Weather (1943) Andrew L. Stone, Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Musical

Stormy Weather (1943)
Dancing great Bill ‘Williamson’ sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers’ ball and promises to come back to her when he “gets to be somebody.” Years go by, and Bill and Selina’s rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to “settle down.” Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway.
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The Decks Ran Red (1958) Andrew L. Stone, James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford, Adventure, Drama

The Decks Ran Red (1958)
Danger and suspense sail the high seas in this nautical thriller that some commentators call uncommonly fierce for its time. James Mason portrays Capt. Edwin Rummill, eager to prove himself after being made a ship’s captain for the first time in his career. One of his earliest decisions has a troublesome impact on his freighter’s voyage from New Zealand – he allows the alluring wife of the ship’s cook to sail with the otherwise all-male crew.
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The Last Voyage (1960) Andrew L. Stone, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Drama

The Last Voyage (Andrew L. Stone, 1960)
Cliff Henderson and his family are traveling aboard the SS Claridon en route to Japan. The Claridon is an old ship, on its last voyage before heading to the scrap heap. An explosion in the engine room weakens the hull and the ship is now taking on more water that the bilge pumps can deal with. The Captain seems to have difficulty accepting that his ship will sink. Henderson’s wife Laurie is severely injured and trapped under a fallen beam. While the men in the engine room work frantically to shore up the hull, Henderson tries to free his wife from the wreckage with the help of one of the crew, Hank Lawson.
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