When Emil travels by bus to Berlin to visit his grandmother and his cousin, his money is stolen by a crook who specializes in digging tunnels. Read More »
Tag Archives: Walter Slezak
A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a storm with two passengers; it lands in Panama with one. Read More »
Professor Peter Boyd’s engagement to the Dean’s daughter is upset by the revelation that his father was a habitual convict. Read More »
On being demobbed at the end of the war, Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard returns to France to discover who ordered the killing Read More »
During the Napoleonic era, in Spain, a young postulant falls in love with a handsome British soldier who is recovering with others of his regiment after being wounded. Read More »
Wonderful Life (1964) Sidney J. Furie, Cliff Richard, Walter Slezak, Susan Hampshire, Musical, Romance
A group of (literally) drifting popsters find themselves involved in a grim sand-and-sandals desert movie. They reckon a few song-and-dance numbers would liven things up. Read More »
Mikaël is an artist who rises as his teacher, the aging Zoret, falls. Zoret gives Mikaël his start, and their relationship is sexual as well. Read More »
John, an American pilot crashes in France and must get to the underground before the Nazis can capture him. Read More »
When farmer Evan’s mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates. Read More »
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) Jack Donohue, Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he is always getting hit or hurt in some way. Read More »
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
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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Sinbad, the Sailor (1947) Richard Wallace, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O’Hara, Walter Slezak, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
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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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
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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