Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Read More »
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When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines Read More »
Told in semi-documentary style, this film deals with a little-known section of the Los Angeles Police Department which is assigned solely Read More »
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. Read More »
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) Herbert I. Leeds, Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt, Amanda Duff, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Puerto Rico has become the back door by which a criminal syndicate smuggles inexpensive contraband diamonds from South America into the United States Read More »
A secretary solves a murder for her boyfriend in the District Attorney’s office. Read More »
A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique coin that was stolen from its owner by her son, who used it to pay off a blackmailer. Read More »
It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dog (1946) Herbert I. Leeds, Carole Landis, Allyn Joslyn, Margo Woode, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Read More »
Five of a Kind (1938) Herbert I. Leeds, The Dionne Quintuplets, Yvonne Dionne, Cecile Dionne, Comedy, Drama
Hot on the trail of a missing heiress, ace New York reporter Duke Lester outwits his rival, Christine Nelson, and causes her to lose her job. Read More »
Romance of the Rio Grande (1941) Herbert I. Leeds, Cesar Romero, Patricia Morison, Lynne Roberts, Action, Romance, Western
Wealthy and respected rancher Don Fernando de Vega fears for the future of his ranch after his death and sends for his grandson, Carlos Hernandez. Carlos is waylaid on his journey and seriously wounded. The famous bandit, the Cisco Kid, discovers that he is an exact double for the wounded Carlos. Cisco decides to “inherit” the ranch himself, and passes himself off as the long-awaited Carlos. But he discovers that Don Fernando’s ostensibly loyal nephew Ricardo is plotting to inherit the ranch himself, and the attack on Carlos was Ricardo’s first attempt to do so. Now Ricardo faces a healthy and unwounded “Carlos,” and the Cisco Kid comes to respect the ailing Don Fernando so much that he considers saving the ranch not for himself but for Don Fernando’s intended heir.
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The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1942) Herbert I. Leeds, Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Helene Reynolds, Crime, Mystery
In the shadows of the night Dudley Wolff (Paul Harvey), his secretary Alfred Dunning (Robert Emmett Keane), and his doctor, Haggard (Henry Wilcoxon), bury a body in the estate cemetery. At the house, Wolff’s daughter Catherine (Marjorie Weaver) arrives unexpectedly and tells her step-mother Anne Wolff (Helene Reynolds that she has just been married to Roger Blake (Richard Derr) who will be along in a few days. Cathy retires and is awakened by a mysterious assailant who fires a shot at her, but her parents tell her she was just dreaming. Wolff goes to the cemetery and finds the body missing. The scared Cathy calls in fast-talking private detective Mike Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) and, since her father doesn’t like detectives, she introduces him as her husband. That evening Shayne hears a shot and finds that Haggard has been killed. While the police are questioning the family, the lights go out and a shot is fired from outside.
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In order to win back his girlfriend, Mike Shayne promises to give up his detective practice and get a job as riveter in an aircraft plant. He quickly finds himself investigating the theft of industrial diamonds from the plant’s safe and, utilizing a variety of false identities, traces them first to a dress factory and later to a Hawaii-bound ocean liner. Escaping several attempts on his life, he is able to uncover a Nazi smuggling ring, but the location of the missing diamonds continues to elude him.
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