Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment. Read More »
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Passport to Treason (1956) Robert S. Baker, Rod Cameron, Lois Maxwell, Clifford Evans, Mystery, Film-Noir
While investigating the mysterious death of a friend, a man discovers a peace organization is the front for a crime syndicate. Based on the novel of the same name by Manning O’Brien. Read More »
In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. Read More »
Steve and Harry become involved in an art theft. Harry is framed by the crooks, and arrested by the police. Steve has to prove his brother’s innocence. Read More »
The 20 Questions Murder Mystery (1950) Paul L. Stein, Robert Beatty, Rona Anderson, Clifford Evans, Crime, Mystery
This mystery is based upon the popular radio quiz show, Twenty Questions and chronicles the endeavors of panelists to solve a real murder. Read More »
Suspected Person (1942) Lawrence Huntington, Clifford Evans, Patricia Roc, David Farrar, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Suspected Person was one of several Associated British Pathe productions released in the U.S. by PRC pictures. Clifford Evans stars as Jim Raynor, one of a trio of American bank robbers. When Raynor flees to England with the loot, he leaves his two accomplices at the mercy of the Law. Winning unexpected acquittals, the two crooks chase after Raynor – while Scotland Yard, hoping to recover the money, chases after all three. A very young Patricia Roc essays one of her first major roles as Raynor’s sister, while future “Dr. Who” William Hartnell plays a minor role.
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Filmed in the North Country of England, this is a film noir set in the 1930s as a family struggles with poverty and unemployment. Depressing and realistic, it portrays the lengths to which a family can go in order to survive., though there is some humor interlaced to keep the bleakness under control. The beautiful, sepia-tinted photography enhances the portrayals, which are excellent.
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