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When Catherine Terris’s career in Hollywood hits the skids, she heads back to the site of her first great triumphs…Broadway! Read More »
The infant baby of Sam and Anne Bennett is critically hurt after been hit by a bottle thrown by a gang of juvenile-delinquent hoodlums known as the Wolf Pack. Read More »
Cafe owner Stan Fabian joins Joanie Daniel and her “brother” Frank in a scheme to unearth a “fortune in stolen gold buried by Frank” in Germany during World War II Read More »
I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951) Gordon Douglas, Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, Philip Carey, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
The FBI infiltrates one of their agents in the US Communist Party. Read More »
Professor Henry Jarrod is an actual performer whose wax sculptures are life threatening. Read More »
The story involves an overland journey through hostile Cheyenne territory to rescue two white women captured by the Cheyenne. Read More »
On a Japanese-occupied island during World War II, only two soldiers remain alive after a mission attempt goes horribly wrong. Read More »
Finger Man (1955) Harold D. Schuster, Frank Lovejoy, Forrest Tucker, Peggie Castle, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Treasury agents, desperate to get evidence on syndicate kingpin Dutch Becker, give ex-con hood Casey Martin a choice…life in prison or courting sudden death as a government ‘finger man.’ Read More »
An outlaw must decide whether to stick his neck out for an innocent man in this hardboiled post-Civil War adventure written by noir legend Daniel Mainwaring Read More »
Strategic Air Command (1955) Anthony Mann, James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Action, Drama, War
Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland was a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, not a pitcher. While at spring training a B-36 flew over the field and Dutch was standing on third base. Brewster was his third base replacement when he, Dutch was re-called to duty. The movie clearly depicts this.
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Gambler John Merrick (Frank Lovejoy) is the head of a bookie syndicate and the newspaper is crusading against him and the rackets, primarily because Merrick is in love with Felice Stuart (Joan Weldon), daughter of the newspaper publisher who can not break up the romance through persuasion. A senate committee investigating crime gets involved, the racketeers, other than Merrick who is a “nice guy”, strike back and kill a reporter, and Merrick’s own son, Jerry Merrick (Robert Arthur), commits suicide. Merrick, to his own disadvantage, helps bring down the syndicate. Since it is in black-and-white-, deals with crime and was an American-made film, some will call it “film noir” since that seems to be the current guidelines for putting a film in that, at one time limited-and-defined genre. It ain’t, and neither are most of the others currently so classified.
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Force of Arms (1951) Michael Curtiz, William Holden, Nancy Olson, Frank Lovejoy, Romance, War, Drama
Winter, 1943. The German army has halted the American advance in the mountains of Italy; back-and-forth combat decimates Joe Peterson’s platoon. On leave in Naples, Joe meets WAC lieutenant Eleanor MacKay; initially cool, she begins to melt during a bombing raid. Their romance develops despite Joe’s periodic returns to the front. But whether he’ll come back in the end becomes more than doubtful…
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In a Lonely Place (1950) Nicholas Ray, Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Film-Noir, Mystery, Drama
When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper – Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance – becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur Nicholas Ray.
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