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Joe Dakota (1957) Richard Bartlett, Jock Mahoney, Luana Patten, Charles McGraw, Romance, Western

Joe Dakota (1957)
In the sparsely populated town of Arborville, California, rides a lone stranger.His name is Joe Dakota and he’s looking for an old friend whom he calls The Old Indian.The townsfolk claim the Old Indian had packed up and left town but Joe doubts it.Heading for the old man’s farm Joe notices a group of men working on a new oil rig dug right on The Old Indian’s property. When Joe starts asking questions about his old friend,the men either clam up or state that the old Indian has sold his land and left town.However,Joe Dakota knew his friend well and is sure that his friend wouldn’t have sold his land.Joe decides to stick around and investigate further, despite protests from the townsfolk who want to see the back of Joe.Amid threats,intimidation and lies Joe makes one new friend, Miss Jody Weaver, who is willing to shed some light on The Old Indian’s fate. Nevertheless, town baddie Cal Moore, who claims to have purchased The Old Indian’s land, is stirring the townsfolk against Joe Dakota.

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The Caretakers (1963) Hall Bartlett, Robert Stack, Polly Bergen, Diane McBain, Drama

The Caretakers (1963)
This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital. Dr. MacLeod (Robert Stack) is a new, optimistic doctor who attempts to start an out-patient program for the women in the ward. His method of treating mentally ill patients without violence or punishment is met with resistance by the head nurse, Lucretia Terry (Joan Crawford). During Dr. MacLeod’s treatment, the phobias and illnesses of the various women in the test group are explored.

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Flame of Araby (1951) Charles Lamont, Maureen O’Hara, Jeff Chandler, Maxwell Reed, Adventure

Flame of Araby (1951)
In a mythical, medieval North Africa (looking a lot like California) a Bedouin chief named Tamerlane is seeking to capture the magnificent wild stallion Shazada when he meets tomboyish Princess Tanya of Tunis. When the two meet again in Tunis, Tamerlane has run afoul of the barbaric Corsair Lords, one of whom Tanya’s wicked cousin is forcing her to marry. To avoid this dire fate, Tanya must arrange for a “dark horse” to win the forthcoming great race…which means a battle of wits between Tanya and Tamerlane, taking romantic overtones…

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On the Double (1961) Melville Shavelson, Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Adventure, Comedy, War

On the Double (1961)
American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel’s plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day.

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Lo scapolo / The Bachelor (1955) Antonio Pietrangeli, Alberto Sordi, Sandra Milo, Nino Manfredi, Comedy

Lo scapolo (1955)
Il rag. Anselmi è uno scapolo impenitente che corteggia tutte le donne. Finché ci casca. 2° film (e mezzo) di A. Pietrangeli che per la prima volta si serve in sceneggiatura della coppia Maccari-Scola e che offre a A. Sordi l’occasione di approfondire il suo personaggio di medio-borghese, medio-obeso, medio-tutto, facendogli vincere il Nastro d’argento del migliore attore. Divertente, spigliato, ironico con un’attenzione insolita per i personaggi femminili di contorno.

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