In World War II France, American soldier Michael Blake captures, then loses Nazi-collaborator art thief Paul Rona Read More »
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Second Chance (1953) Rudolph Maté, Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Claire Sinclair is hiding in Mexico to avoid testifying against her gangster boyfriend. Read More »
D.O.A. (1949) Rudolph Maté, Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Small-town accountant Frank Bigelow goes to San Francisco for a week’s fun prior to settling down with fiancée Paula. Read More »
Mary Scott learns she only has ten months to live before dying of an incurable disease. Read More »
Former dance hall girl Lorna, masquerading as a lady, meets and marries Confederate ex-officer Colt Saunders, returning to his rich Texas ranch. Read More »
A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee Read More »
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) Rudolph Maté, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Adventure, History, Romance
In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles of Crisby Dale, and his sister Meg, have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of their father’s true identity. Read More »
Distraught after her second miscarriage & learning definitively she could never have children Paula, while driving at night, accidentally injures a child. Confused and due to her commitment to attend a function that honors her husband she doesn’t follow the child to the hospital as she thought she would. She attempts to tell her husband about the incident but has trouble finding the right time. Later, overcome with remorse, she looks to get close to this child and becomes a helper at the hospital. The child is an orphan with limited health care available. The doctor recognizes Paula’s need to be useful and asks if she would become his speech therapist and guardian. She finds meaning and purpose in her life as she engages the little boy in intensive therapy necessary to recover his ability to speak. Will she be caught and punished, when the boy is able to speak, will he implicate her?
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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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Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena’s leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe’s letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
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