Returning to New Orleans, following four years of army service in Texas in the 1840s, Captain Vance Colby finds his father, a professional gambler, has been killed. Read More »
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Mobster Ron Candell is set up by his underlings – principally Andy Damon – and is convicted of murder. Read More »
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) Henry Koster, Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, Biography, Comedy, Music
In the 1890s, Sgt. Major John Philip Sousa, leader of the Marine Corps Band, meets Private Willie Little Read More »
Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft’s novel THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD, this fright flick opens with a warlock placing a curse on a group of villagers about to burn him at the stake. Read More »
Anne of the Indies (1951) Jacques Tourneur, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
LaRochelle, a former pirate captain, is caught by the British. To get his ship back, he works as a spy against other pirates, first of all Blackbeard and Providence. Read More »
The Tiger of Eschnapur / Der Tiger Von Eschnapur (1959) Fritz Lang, Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
An architect travels to the remote city of Eschnapur to oversee some work being done at the bequest of the local Maharajah. Read More »
Omar Khayyam (1957) William Dieterle, Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Adventure, Biography, Romance
Omar Khayyam was among the greatest of Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Read More »
From the Earth to the Moon (1958) Byron Haskin, Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. Read More »
The Indian Tomb / Das indische Grabmal (1959) Fritz Lang, Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Adventure, Romance
Harald Berger and his Indian lover, the temple dancer Seetha, desperately flee from the shikaris (cavalry) of Eschanapur’s maharajah Chandra, who burn a whole village just for letting them pass invoking traditional hospitality. A spider weaves a web so the trackers won’t look for them in a Shiva temple, but she is caught outside, he left for dead after a steep fall into a crocodile-infested water.
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Les Miserables (1952) Lewis Milestone, Michael Rennie, Robert Newton, Debra Paget, Drama, History, Romance
After stealing a loaf a bread to feed a starving family, Jean Valjean is sentenced to ten years at hard labor as a galley slave. There he is taught to read and write by another prisoner and meets Javert, an obsessive policeman who was himself born to convict parents aboard a prison ship. After his release, Valjean is treated as a pariah but finally finds shelter in the home of a kindly bishop. Valjean repays the clergyman’s generosity by stealing his silver plate. He is apprehended by the authorities and returned to the bishop but is amazed when the kindly old priest tells them that the valuable plates were a gift. This becomes a transforming experience for the ex-convict, who establishes himself under an assumed name in a small country village as factory manager and ultimately mayor. Unfortunately the newly-promoted Javert is assigned there as chief inspector. Although he doesn’t recognize his old nemesis at first, the two clash over Javert’s overzealous prosecution of the letter of …
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Broken Arrow (1950) Delmer Daves, James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Drama, Romance, Western
For a decade, the white settlers and the Apaches have been engaged in a bloody war with no peaceful end in sight. When a white scout, Tom Jeffords (James Stewart), has a dangerously close but enlightening encounter with the natives, he begins to see the humanity in these “enemies.” Entering the Apache territory seeking peace, Jeffords forms a friendship with the Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler), although there are people on both sides who resist extending the olive branch.
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An architect travels to the remote city of Eschnapur to oversee some work being done at the bequest of the local Maharajah. Along the way the architect meets and falls in love with a beautiful temple-dancer. The Maharajah also loves this dancer and plans to marry her despite fierce opposition from factions within his own court. The dancer responds to the architect’s advances and they flee from Eschnapur but are captured by the Maharajah’s soldiers. To save the architect’s life, the dancer agrees to marry the Maharajah. This sparks a revolt which is eventually put down. The sadder but wiser Maharajah then allows the architect and the dancer to leave his domain.
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Seven Angry Men (1955) Charles Marquis Warren, Raymond Massey, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Biography, History, Western
Fictionalized account of abolitionist John Brown and his six sons who fought to ensure Kansas would enter the Union as a slave-free state. Firmly believing that he was doing God’s work, Brown was prepared to use force and violence to achieve his goals. His principal adversary is Martin White who organizes the raid on the town of Lawrence, burning it to the ground. Brown becomes judge, jury and executioner killing five of the raiders. Several of his sons disagree with him and leave. After completing his work in Kansas, Brown continues his quest to end slavery. His fervent belief that violence was the only way to achieve his goal led to his demise, convicted of treason and hanged after the raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry.
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Andre Laurence accompanies his college roommate, Tenga, back to Tenga’s Polynesian island home. There, Andre, assumes the native life and, after many trials with the native customs and their suspicions, marries his friend’s sister, Kalua. Their marriage is barren of children. A final blow to Andre comes with the eruption of a volcano and island’s holy man, The Kahuna, decides that the volcano can only be appeased with the sacrifice of Kalua.
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