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6 Day Bike Rider (1934) Lloyd Bacon, Joe E. Brown, Maxine Doyle, Frank McHugh, Comedy

6 Day Bike Rider (1934)
A film about another American fad of the 30s. Small-town bumpkin Winfred Simpson is annoyed by the attention paid to his girl, Phyllis Jenkins, by a hotshot trick cyclist, Harry St. Clair, breezing through and impressing the locals on a personal appearance tour at the town theatre. When Phyliss turns Winfred down, he hits the road to become a success at the big 6-Day bike race. He meets Clinton Hemmings and they become partners as it is a two-man event, and get practice time for the race by getting jobs as bicycle messengers. Winfred, delivering a message to St. Clair at his hotel, mistakes a voice he hears in St. Clair’s room as Phyllis, gets into a fight with him and hauled off to the pokey. The race starts without him, with Clinton riding alone. Finally getting released from jail, Winfred races on a “borrowed” bike to the “Velodrome” and enters the race just in time. An ether-saturated cloth, caught in his rear-wheel spokes, aids him more than a little as the other riders are …
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The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) Anatole Litvak, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Crime, Drama

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
Dr. Clitterhouse is fascinated with the working of the criminal mind. His interest is so deep that he finds the best way to observe criminals in action is to become one himself! Whilst robbing a safe at an exclusive party he stumbles across an organized gang trying to the same thing. He teams up with the gang to observe them in action but one of the members, Rocks Valentine would like nothing better than to see Clitterhouse out of the way.
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La bataille de San Sebastian / Guns for San Sebastian (1968) Henri Verneuil, Anthony Quinn, Anjanette Comer, Charles Bronson, Action, Adventure, Drama

La bataille de San Sebastian (1968)
Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from Indians, who regularly attack the village and steal all their supplies. When Father John is murdered, the villagers mistakenly think the outlaw is the priest. Alastray at first tells them he is not a priest, but they don’t believe it, and an apparent miracle seems to prove they are correct. Eventually, he assists them in regaining their confidence and defending themselves.
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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010) Craig McCall, Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Documentary, Biography

Cameraman The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger’s Black Narcissus. Beyond John Huston’s The African Queen and King Vidor’s War and Peace, the films of the British-Hungarian creative duo (The Red Shoes and A Matter of Life and Death too) guaranteed immortality for the renowned cameraman whose career spanned seventy years.
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Westbound (1959) Budd Boetticher, Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Action, Drama, Romance

Westbound (1959)
In 1864 Cavalry Captain John Hayes reluctantly follows orders to become the civilian boss of the Overland Stage Line, which keeps the flow of Western gold to the Union and will help it win the Civil War. Headquarters for the stage line is a small Colorado town with Southern sympathizers who will do anything they can to sabotage his mission. Resistance to his efforts is led by former friend ad colleague Clay Putnam, who has taken advantage of Hayes’ absence and married his former sweetheart.
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Blood Bath (1976) Joel M. Reed, Harve Presnell, Jack Somack, Curt Dawson, Horror

Blood Bath (1976)
This horror anthology contains four spooky tales of the supernatural told around the dinner table by the actors and the director of a horror movie. The stories involve a mad bomber who gets his macabre comeuppance; a magical coin that transports its owner back in time; a ghost haunting a rich old man’s vault; a karate champion whose desire to achieve the “Tenth Level” reveals a secret for which he isn’t prepared and finally the framing story ties everything up with a creepy climax.
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