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Tag Archives: Signe Hasso
Strange Triangle (1946) Ray McCarey, Signe Hasso, Preston Foster, Anabel Shaw, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Viperish Francine Huber seduces visiting salesman Sam Crane. Sam later finds out that Francine is married to a business associate of his and decides to have no more to do with her. Read More »
Johnny Angel (1945) Edwin L. Marin, George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Johnny Angel sets out to find out who chased a gold shipment out of his dad’s boat and murdered his father, the captain. Read More »
Outside the Wall (1950) Crane Wilbur, Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
Larry Nelson, paroled from prison after serving almost half of the thirty-year sentence Read More »
In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. Read More »
Dangerous Partners (1945) Edward L. Cahn, James Craig, Signe Hasso, Edmund Gwenn, Adventure, Mystery
After surviving a plane crash, a couple tries to find out why one of the passengers was carrying four wills for a million dollars, with each one naming him as the beneficiary. Read More »
A Scandal in Paris (1946) Douglas Sirk, George Sanders, Signe Hasso, Carole Landis, Adventure, Crime, Romance
The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. Along the way, he escapes from jail with Emile, who becomes his partner in crime, poses as a lieutenant to rob a showgirl of her ruby garter, and steals the jewels of a marquise in whose home he’s a guest. He’s also posed as an artist’s model for a portrait of St. George (Emile’s face is the dragon’s), and the marquise’s granddaughter falls in love first with his visage and then him. Can she help him slay his own dragons, especially when the showgirl reappears and the bank vault beckons?
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To the Ends of the Earth (1948) Robert Stevenson, Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Based on the files of the United States Department of Treasury. Commissioner Michael Barrows is an American Government Agent. On board a Coast Gaurd boat off the California coast he chases a ship. The Captain of the ship, the Kira Maru, panics and ruthlessly sends 100 Chinese slaves to a watery death. Barrows recovers a live preserver that tells him the ship is out of Shanghai. He travels there to track down the ship’s captain and discovers that these deaths point to a huge drug smuggling operation. In Shanghai, while searching for the captain of the Kira Maru, he becomes suspicious of a women, Ann Grant, believing she’s Jean Hawks the narcotics ringleader. He follows the narcotics trail “to the ends of the Earth” taking him from Shanghai to Cairo, Beirut and Havana to stop the drugs and the jean Hawks ring at the US border.
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The House on 92nd Street (1945) Henry Hathaway, William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Preface: a stentorian narrator tells us that the USA was flooded with Nazi spies in 1939-41. One such tries to recruit college grad Bill Dietrich, who becomes a double agent for the FBI. While Bill trains in Hamburg, a street-accident victim proves to have been spying on atom-bomb secrets; conveniently, Dietrich is assigned to the New York spy ring stealing these secrets. Can he track down the mysterious “Christopher” before his ruthless associates unmask and kill him?
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The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) Cecil B. DeMille, Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Drama, Action, Adventure
As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia.
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