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The Burglar (1957) Paul Wendkos, Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Film-Noir, Thriller, Drama

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Professional burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates, Baylock (Peter Capell) and Dohmer (Mickey Shaughnessy), set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah (Phoebe Mackay), who has inherited a fortune – including a renowned emerald necklace – from a Philadelphia financier. Using Nat’s female ward, Gladden (Jayne Mansfield), to pose as an admirer and case the mansion where the woman lives, they set up what looks like a perfect break-in; even when Nat’s car is spotted by a couple of cops, he bluffs his way through, gets the necklace, and makes the getaway. But the trio – plus Gladden – can’t agree on how to dispose of the necklace, and soon their bickering becomes a lot less important than the fact that someone is on to what they’ve done – a woman (Martha Vickers) is working on Nat, while a man (Stewart Bradley) is working on Gladden. Equally serious, the trio kills a New Jersey state trooper while on their way to warn her. And among the cops chasing them is one with larceny in his heart and murder on his mind.
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The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946) David Butler, Dennis Morgan, Martha Vickers, Jack Carson, Musical, Comedy, Romance

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The stuffy manager of lovely opera singer Vicki Cassel and her uncle, a classical conductor, is determined to close down the noisy nightclub that’s next door to the Cassels’ home. The club’s owners–Steve, a handsome ladies man, Jeff, his clownish sidekick–hatch a plan to keep the club open. Steve arranges to meet–and woo–Vicki and then invite her and her uncle to the club. When Vicki’s snobbish aunt and the manager discover that Vicki now favors popular music to the classics, they arrange to get the club closed. But that doesn’t keep Steve and Jeff down. Instead they decide to put on a Broadway show if they can get a backer. They find their “angel” in Vicki’s uncle who agrees to finance the show only if Vicki is the leading lady. But once again, Vicki’s aunt and manager may be the spoiler in everyone’s plans.
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