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Desert Pursuit (1952) George Blair, Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, George Tobias, Western

Desert Pursuit (1952)
In this bizarre western, two prospectors strike it rich and set out across Death Valley with their riches. They are chased by three Arabs astride camels (they are left-overs from a proposed government program that brought the desert beasts to the US to assist with desert travel). The locals who see the Arabs pass by mistake them for everything from Indians to the 3 Wise Men. The prospectors are assisted by the real Indians who dispatch with the Arabs.
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The Threat (1949) Felix E. Feist, Michael O’Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

The Threat (1949)
At Folsom Prison, several inmates escape…including killer Arnold Kluger, who swore revenge on the detective and district attorney who convicted him. Despite precautions, the two men are soon in Kluger’s power, together with showgirl Carol whom he suspects of informing on him. At a shack in the California desert, Kluger, two henchmen, and four hostages wait, and wait, for an escape plane that may never come.
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Thunder Afloat (1939) George B. Seitz, Wallace Beery, Chester Morris, Virginia Grey, Romance, Drama, War

Thunder Afloat (1939)
Thunder Afloat is set during the first world war. Wallace Beery plays an veteran tugboat captain who harbors a grudge against younger ex-pal Chester Morris. When Morris joins the navy as an officer, he runs across Beery, who resparks the feud. Both men bury the hatchet and work shoulder to shoulder when German U-boats threaten innocent shippers. Though the action takes place in 1918, the film was intensely topical in 1939 given the renewal of maritime hostilities in Europe and the Far East. Thunder Afloat made money by the bushel basket, as did most of Wallace Beery’s formula vehicles.
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Strangers in the Night (1944) Anthony Mann, William Terry, Virginia Grey, Helene Thimig, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Strangers in the Night (1944)
A lonely, mentally unbalanced woman invents a fictitious daughter and has the “daughter” write to a Marine stationed in the South Pacific. When the soldier returns back to the States, he goes to look up his pen pal, and is told by the “mother” that the daughter has moved away. An acquaintance of the women tells the soldier the truth, and in a rage the “mother” kills her. In order to cover up that crime, she realizes she must kill the soldier, too.
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The Fighting Lawman (1953) Thomas Carr, Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, John Kellogg

The Fighting Lawman (1953)
Deputy U. S. Marshal Jim Burke, stationed in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1886, follows the trail of four bank robbers and catches one of them, Manuel Jackson, when Manuel’s horse goes lame. The other three, Slade, Clark and Martin, escape. Three years later Manuel is shot by Burke while attempting a prison break and, before he dies, Manuel reveals that his sister, Raquel, living in Prescott, knows the identity of his three bank-robber partners, now in Prescott using assumed names. Burke contacts Raquel who agrees to help him spot and capture the outlaws. Instead, she double-crosses Burke and attempts to blackmail the trio, one of whom, Slade, she is engaged to. As Burke and Sheriff Dave Wilson close in, Raquel and Slade plan to take the stolen money, kill Burke, Clark and Martin, and escape. In the showdown all the outlaws are killed, together with Raquel, shot by Clark as she attempts to rob Clark’s safe.
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Unknown Island (1948) Jack Bernhard, Virginia Grey, Phillip Reed, Richard Denning

Unknown Island (1948)
Adventure-seeker Ted Osborne has convinced his finacee Carole to finance his expedition to an uncharted South Pacific island supposedly populated with dinosaurs. Piloting their ship is Captain Tarnowski, a ruthless alcoholic suffering from malaria- induced bouts of insanity. When they arrive at the island, they discover that the stories they have heard are all true. Will they survive to tell anyone what they’ve found?
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