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Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. Read More »
An American fugitive flees to Rome and tries to elude capture by masquerading as a priest. Read More »
Puerto Rican ex-con tries to go straight, but is tempted back to his old life by his former gang. Read More »
Noose / The Silk Noose (1948) Edmond T. Gréville, Carole Landis, Joseph Calleia, Derek Farr, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Sugiani, a black-market racketeer in London, following World War II, is amassing a vast fortune until Linda Medbury, an American newspaper reporter, learns about him and his operation. Read More »
Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers that he sent to pick up $50,000. Read More »
The Littlest Outlaw (1955) Roberto Gavaldón, Pedro Armendáriz, Joseph Calleia, Rodolfo Acosta, Drama, Family
Filmed in Mexico, The Littlest Outlaw was produced for Walt Disney Studios by Larry Lansburgh, who’d previous turned out several of the best Disney live-action short subjects. The hero is ten-year-old Pablito (Andres Velasquez), the stepson of a mean-spirited horse trainer. Unable to abide the cruelties inflicted by his stepfather on a prize jumping horse, Pablito “liberates” the animal and runs away from home. Along the way, the boy and horse make the acquaintance of a kindly priest (Joseph Calleia). Worried that the padre will turn him over to the authorities, Pablito runs off again, and this time is separated from the horse. A band of gypsies capture the animal and sell him to a bullfight arena, where the horse is used to lure the bulls out of the pen. Pablito and the priest manage to rescue the horse and return it to its rightful owner, a powerful Mexican general (Pedro Armendariz). Fortunately, the general is a good-hearted soul, and it is he who paves the way for the film’s happy ending. Moderately successful at the box-office, The Littlest Outlaw soon became a mainstay of Disney’s many TV anthology series.
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The Iron Mistress (1952) Gordon Douglas, Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Joseph Calleia, Action, Adventure, Biography
Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become sophisticated and does so. By the time he sells the mill, starts a plantation and tries to wed Jedualon the woman has wed playboy Phillipe. Along the way to true wisdom he designs a special knife made from part of a meteorite.
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