Construction boss Harry “Stretch” Clay (Charles McGraw) brings in young steeplechaser Tom Kittredge (John Ericson) to work on an ambitious project Read More »
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A bank teller attempts to clear his name and rebuild his career after he is wrongly accused of theft. Read More »
When a mobster’s widow decides to testify and provide names of others involved in evil deeds Read More »
Dave Purvis takes pride in being unknown to the law, though famed among fellow crooks Read More »
A complicated dash of the police, headed by Ted Knight, in a really good performance. Read More »
Roadblock (1951) Harold Daniels, Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon, Lowell Gilmore, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
An L.A. insurance detective starts to get involved with a girl he is increasingly attracted to, even though he sees her as a chiseller. Read More »
In the sparsely populated town of Arborville, California, rides a lone stranger.His name is Joe Dakota and he’s looking for an old friend whom he calls The Old Indian.The townsfolk claim the Old Indian had packed up and left town but Joe doubts it.Heading for the old man’s farm Joe notices a group of men working on a new oil rig dug right on The Old Indian’s property. When Joe starts asking questions about his old friend,the men either clam up or state that the old Indian has sold his land and left town.However,Joe Dakota knew his friend well and is sure that his friend wouldn’t have sold his land.Joe decides to stick around and investigate further, despite protests from the townsfolk who want to see the back of Joe.Amid threats,intimidation and lies Joe makes one new friend, Miss Jody Weaver, who is willing to shed some light on The Old Indian’s fate. Nevertheless, town baddie Cal Moore, who claims to have purchased The Old Indian’s land, is stirring the townsfolk against Joe Dakota.
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The Threat (1949) Felix E. Feist, Michael O’Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
At Folsom Prison, several inmates escape…including killer Arnold Kluger, who swore revenge on the detective and district attorney who convicted him. Despite precautions, the two men are soon in Kluger’s power, together with showgirl Carol whom he suspects of informing on him. At a shack in the California desert, Kluger, two henchmen, and four hostages wait, and wait, for an escape plane that may never come.
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Lieut. Billings and his army patrol are ordered to deliver a new peace treaty to the Indian Commissioner, who is missing. They have nine days to get the treaty to Chief Gray Cloud or there will be war. Chief’s son Taslik offers to guide them. But as their water runs low and conflicts escalate, they can’t help wondering why Taslik is wearing war paint.
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