Based on the true story of a young Scottish lad, Peter Marshall, who dreams of only going to sea Read More »
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A college professor is working on a long term experiment when a baseball comes through the window destroying all his glassware. Read More »
A young girl and her father, who was unjustly accused of murder, seek refuge in a Georgia swamp until they are befriended by a trapper who penetrates the swamp in search of his dog. Read More »
Captain from Castile (1947) Henry King, Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Adventure, Drama, History
Spain, 1518: young caballero Pedro De Vargas offends his sadistic neighbor De Silva, who just happens to be an officer of the Inquisition. Read More »
Viva Zapata! (1952) Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Biography, Drama, History
In 1909, Emiliano Zapata, a well-born but penniless Mexican Mestizo from the southern state of Morelos Read More »
Anne of the Indies (1951) Jacques Tourneur, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
LaRochelle, a former pirate captain, is caught by the British. To get his ship back, he works as a spy against other pirates, first of all Blackbeard and Providence. Read More »
Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. Read More »
A Blueprint For Murder (1953) Andrew L. Stone, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynne; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. Read More »
Ben Halper sets up his barber’s shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Read More »
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Read More »
Pickup on South Street (1953) Samuel Fuller, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
On a crowded subway, Skip McCoy picks the purse of Candy. Among his take, although he does not know it at the time, is a piece of top-secret microfilm that was being passed by Candy’s consort, a Communist agent. Candy discovers the whereabouts of the film through Moe Williams, a police informer. She attempts to seduce McCoy to recover the film. She fails to get back the film and falls in love with him. The desperate agent exterminates Moe and savagely beats Candy. McCoy, now goaded into action, confronts the agent in a particularly brutal fight in a subway.
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Niagara (1953) Henry Hathaway, Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Rose Loomis (Marilyn Monroe) and her older, gloomier husband, George (Joseph Cotten), are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly (Jean Peters) and Ray Cutler (Casey Adams), who are honeymooning in the area. Polly begins to suspect that something is amiss between Rose and George, and her suspicions grow when she sees Rose in the arms of another man. While Ray initially thinks Polly is overreacting, things between George and Rose soon take a shockingly dark turn.
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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old orphan who loves the sea. He and the fisherman become friends but the fiancée, fearful of the dangers of sea life, forces the fisherman to restrict the boy from his boat. Denied the life he loves, the boy, in retribution, steals a camera and is sent to reform school. The couple marries and succeeds in getting a judge to grant a petition allowing them to adopt the boy.
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In 1928, Big Ed Hanley, boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie, are relieved of their hardware by Quentin, Ed’s butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed’s problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
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