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Cool Money (2005) Gary Burns, James Marsters, John Cassini, Larry Manetti, Drama

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Bobby Comfort is the only one of three prison breakers who gets far, from Rochester (NY) to Florida. Once caught in the act of more thefts, he successfully pleads unlawful overextended incarceration and is free to return to his wife Peggy and daughter Stephanie. Mystery crime mind Sammy Nalo tempts Bobby to try a new ‘niche’, stealing from barely-protected New York state hotels. Clever Bobby saves the day despite his accomplices’ violent stupidity and enjoys using his charms. However his own in-law, Phil Parris, besotted with Peggy and demoted from detective to uniformed, ultimately gets the authorities motivated to start a task force.

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Death Walks on High Heels / La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (1971) Luciano Ercoli, Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu, Mystery, Thriller

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A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris, is questioned by the police about some missing diamonds but she claims to know nothing about this. Nicole is then terrorized by a masked man with piercing blue eyes who demands to know where her father has hidden the stolen diamonds. Suspecting that her jealous boyfriend Michel may be the man who is harassing her, Nicole and her new-found friend Dr. Robert Matthews escape to England and apparant safety. But the killer will strike again.

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Brenda Starr (1989) Robert Ellis Miller, Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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Mike is a struggling artist who draws the ‘Brenda Starr’ strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get her back, and keep his job, Mike draws himself into the strip. In her world, Brenda Starr is the Ace Reporter for the New York Flash. She is talented, fearless, smart and a very snappy dresser. The only competition she has is from the rival paper’s top reporter Libby Lipscomb. Brenda heads to the Amazon jungle to find a scientist with a secret formula which will create cheap and powerful gas from ordinary water

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Remember the Day (1941) Henry King, Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick, Drama, Romance, War

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A nostalgic and patriotic film from director Henry King similar to such later films as The Corn Is Green (1945). Claudette Colbert, stars as Nora Trinell, an aging schoolteacher awaiting a meeting with presidential candidate Dewey Roberts (Shepperd Strudwick). As Nora waits, she reflects on the past. It seems that a young Dewey (Douglas Croft) is Nora’s pupil many years earlier in 1916, and has developed a schoolboy crush on his teacher, who encourages him to pursue his dreams. Nora, however, is quietly married to a fellow teacher, Dan Hopkins (John Payne), which inspires Dewey’s jealousy when he discovers the truth. Tragedy awaits Dan, however, when he joins with the Canadian forces entering World War I.

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The Little Foxes (1941) William Wyler, Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Drama, Romance

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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons née Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs. Giddons is estranged from her husband, who is convalescing in Baltimore and suffers from a terminal illness. But she needs him home, and will manipulate her daughter to help bring him back. She has a sneaky business deal that she’s cooking up with her two elder brothers, Oscar and Ben. Oscar has a flighty, unhappy wife and a dishonest worm of a son. Will the daughter have to marry this contemptible cousin? Who will she grow up to be – her mother or her aunt? Or can she escape the fate of both?

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