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Capt. Harper’s cavalry patrol returns to the fort to find it besieged by Ute Indians. Read More »
James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. Read More »
Dangerous Mission (1954) Louis King, Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix, Action, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Witness to a mob killing and afraid to testify, young Louise Graham flees to Montana where she hopes to disappear working in the gift shop at Glacier National Park. Read More »
“Fast” Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. Read More »
Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is wounded in a gunfight with the Ferris clan; the doctor finds signs of tuberculosis. Read More »
A factory foreman with 36 years experience becomes despondent after being laid off by his company which has just been taken over by a Japanese conglomerate and is unable to find any other work. Meanwhile, his son uses his father’s unemployment as an excuse to drop out of the pre-med program his father pressured him to enter.
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The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) Rudolph Maté, Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloane, Adventure
In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha covets the Caliphate’s throne. Baby Prince Hussein is next in line to the throne but he is too young to rule. An envious and ambitious regent, Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill the infant king, leaving Mustapha free to rule the Caliphate as he pleases. On the night of the planed murder, the paid assassin, master thief Yussef, enters the chambers of the baby Prince ready to strike his deadly blow. However, Yussef is impressed by the child’s innocent gaze and decides to steal the infant Prince. Yussef lies to Mustapha the baby is dead but in fact the baby is safely in Yussef’s home. Yussef raises the baby as his own and teaches the young boy to be one of the best thieves in Tangiers. Nevertheless, having a deposed prince with many powerful enemies for a son could be dangerous.
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Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and has no family of his own. He decides to leave his estate to the family of his first love, who turned down his marriage proposal years ago because he was poor. But he wants to test the family before leaving his money to them. He takes a room in their home and a job in the father’s shop. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan. The money goes to their heads, and they soon find themselves broke, back in their old house, and back to their old lives. Father back in his shop, Millicent engaged to Dan, and everyone seemingly much happier. Hoping they learned their lesson, Fulton takes his leave of the family.
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