Tag Archives: Walter Slezak

Lifeboat (1944) Alfred Hitchcock, Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, Thriller, War

Lifeboat (1944)
In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.
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The Fallen Sparrow (1943) Richard Wallace, John Garfield, Maureen O’Hara, Walter Slezak, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
A former Spanish Civil War prisoner, John McKittrick arrives in New York to find the truth behind the death of his friend Louie Lepetino. He finds himself being chased by Nazi agents who want an item he has brought back from Spain and cannot give up. When another of his friends is murdered, McKittrick realizes that he cannot trust anyone around him – not anyone.
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Riff-Raff (1947) Ted Tetzlaff, Pat O’Brien, Walter Slezak, Anne Jeffreys, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Riff-Raff (1947)
A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a storm with two passengers; it lands in Panama with one. The missing man had valuable oil-location maps; everyone who is after them must deal with Dan Hammer, combination private eye, agent, and con man, who can “fix” anything for a fee. Nightclub singer Maxine is on Dan’s side… or is she? The rest is lighthearted, white-suited tropical intrigue.
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Sinbad, the Sailor (1947) Richard Wallace, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O’Hara, Walter Slezak, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

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Sinbad is a story teller who weaves great adventures about – himself. Whether they are true or not, no one knows. For this is the story of the eight adventures of Sinbad – as told by Sinbad. A ship saved by Sinbad and Sabu. A treasure map to the treasure of Alexander the Great, which mysteriously disappears from the ship. The beautiful Shireen – the woman who has stolen the heart of Sinbad. The evil Amir who wants the treasure for himself to own the world. The deadly Melik, who will stop at nothing and kill anyone to have the treasure. A perilous voyage to a mysterious island where the treasure is said to be held.
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White Witch Doctor (1953) Henry Hathaway, Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Walter Slezak, Adventure

White Witch Doctor (1953)
Ellen Burton arrives in Africa to join Dr. Mary as her nurse, bringing modern medicine to the native peoples. Lonni Douglas, an animal wrangler and fortune hunter, agrees to take her upriver, despite his misgivings about her suitability for Africa. They battle escaped gorillas, hostile natives, infected lion wounds, and hostile witch doctors to reach their destination and on the way, they fall in love. Will their contrasting interests doom their romance?
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Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) Leo McCarey, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
At the start of WWII, Katie O’Hara, an American burlesque girl intent on social climbing, marries Austrian Baron Von Luber. Pat O’Toole, an American radio reporter, sees this as a chance to investigate Von Luber, who is suspected of having Nazi ties. As country after country falls to the Nazis, O’Tool follows O’Hara across Europe. At first he is after a story, but he gradually falls in love with her. When she learns that her husband is indeed a Nazi, O’Hara fakes her death and runs off with O’Toole. In Paris, she is recruited to spy for the allies; he uses a radio broadcast to make Von Luber and the Nazis look like fools.
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