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Burt Lancaster
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Date of Birth: Nov 2, 1913

Country: USA

Biography: Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 - October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). Later he took roles that went against his initial "tough guy" image. In the late 1950s Lancaster abandoned his "all-American" image and came to be regarded as one of the best actors of his generation. Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once -- for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960..(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 85 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (85) | Director (2)
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Luchino Visconti (1999)
A chronological look at the creative life of Luchino Visconti (1906-1976). It examines his theatricality, role in the neorealist movement, use of melodrama, and relation to decadence. It touches on the impact of a fabulously wealthy childhood, his writing for "Cinema," his politics, his work with Renoir, his appreciation of Thomas Mann, and his deep knowledge of literature and the arts. (imdb)
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La classe américaine (1993)
George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. (imdb)
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Separate But Equal (1991)
The television movie made about the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.
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The Phantom of the Opera (1990)
A two-part miniseries based on Gaston Leroux's now-classic novel, "The Phantom of the Opera." A masked figure haunts the Paris Opera House and risks his life to win the heart of the only woman he ever loved. (TCM.com)
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Field of Dreams (1989)
"If you build it, he will come." With thes words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife Annie (Madigan), Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Along the way he meets reclusive activist Terence Mann (Jones), the mysterious "Doc" Graham (Lancaster), and even the legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (Liotta). (Universal)
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The Jeweller
Based on a novel by Pope John Paul II, this reverent tale focuses on a pair of married Polish couples whose children meet decades later in North America. (allrovi.com)
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Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
A man's family comes for his 77th birthday and while he loves all of his children and their children, he and his children don't exactly connect. However, he connects with his grandchildren. And he tells them what he wants for his birthday and they do what they can to give it to him. (imdb)
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Control (1987)
Fifteen strangers take part in an experiment to learn whether such a group can survive in a cramped disaster fallout shelter. (imdb)
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Tough Guys (1986)
Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone. (imdb)
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On Wings of Eagles (1986)
On Wings of Eagles (1986) - TV Mini-Series
As the Ayatollah Khomeini takes over Iran, two executives of the Texas based Electronic Data System's (EDS) are arrested in Tehran and held for $13,000,000 ransom. H. Ross Perot, the company head, tries diplomatic approaches to get his executives released. When that fails, he hires a retired Army Colonel to head up a rescue mission. (imdb)
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Barnum (1986)
Barnum (1986) - TV Movie
Phineas T. Barnum looks back at his life, starting when he is just a little boy. The movie shows how he muddled through his life and how he finally became a successful circus-master. But to get there he had to risk everything he had and show enormous courage. (imdb)
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Scandal Sheet (1985)
The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.
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Little Treasure (1985)
In a weakly-limned story that starts off on one foot and then quickly jumps to another, Margot Kidder plays Margo, a stripper out looking for her long-lost father (Burt Lancaster) in a remote area of Mexico. After she arrives, Eugene (Ted Danson), an American settled in Mexico for the duration, offers her some help in her mission. Although Margo and her father eventually find each other, their reunion fades into the distance as Eugene and Margo chase after some stolen money. (allrovi.com)
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Local Hero (1983)
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. (imdb)
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The Osterman Weekend (1983)
The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel (imdb)
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Marco Polo (1982)
Marco Polo (1982) - TV Mini-Series
The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade. (imdb)
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La Pelle (1981)
Based on the book by Curzio Malaparte, the film is a collection of bitter memories about the Allied liberation of Naples. (umuc.edu)
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Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
Set in 1893 as a gang led by longtime outlaws Bill Doolin and Bill Dalton is on the verge of falling apart due to time and fatigue. Two teenage girls who long to be part of the outlaw mythos of the west meet up with Dalton and Doolin: Jenny and Annie. The girls brings an unexpected second wind to the gang, as they help them plot a new series of robberies and escapes, but this burst of new activity also attracts the attention of law officer Tilghman, who is determined to put them behind bars. (allmovie.com)
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Atlantic City (1980)
Lou is a small time gangster, who thinks he used to be something big. He meets up with a younger girl... (imdb)
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Zulu Dawn (1979)
In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Despite the defeat, the Zulus are first humiliated at Roark's Drift and then crushed at the Battle of Ulundi. (imdb)
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities... (imdb)
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The Unknown War (1978)
The Unknown War (1978) - TV Mini-Series
Documentary film history of the Nazi-Soviet conflict in world War II. (imdb)
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings. (imdb)
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Twilight
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. (imdb)
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Victory at Entebbe (1976)
An Air France airplane is hijacked by the PLO due the large number of Israeli and Jewish passengers. We follow the action both with the hostages as they cope with confinement and threatened death, and the Israeli cabinet and military that must try to get them out. (imdb)
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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull
Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman) plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it... (imdb)
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1900 (1976)
Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu)... (imdb)
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
"Outbreak" meets "The Runaway Train" as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives. Government intrigue, international smuggling, and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense. (imdb)
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Moses (1974)
Moses (1974) - TV Mini-Series
Originally filmed for British television as a six-hour miniseries, Moses appeared in the U.S. in 1975 as a 2 1/2-hour theatrical release. God's lawgiver (Burt Lancaster) is chosen by God to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt, across the Red Sea and into the promised land of Canaan. (allmovie.com)
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The Midnight Man (1974)
A paroled ex-police detective (Burt Lancaster) works as campus night watchman and solves a coed's murder. (fancast.com)
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Conversation Piece (1974)
A reclusive, retired professor is faced with confronting modernity when a group of vulgar youths, led by an obnoxious marchesa, take up residence in his unused upper residence.
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Scorpio (1973)
Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative... (imdb)
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Executive Action (1973)
Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop. (IMDb)
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Ulzana
An aging Indian fighter and a green Cavalry officer join forces to head off an Apache attack. (TCM.com)
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Lawman (1971)
While passing through the town of Bannock, a bunch of drunken, trail-weary cattlemen go overboard with their celebrating and accidentally kill an old man with a stray shot. They return home to Sabbath unaware of his death... (imdb)
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Valdez Is Coming (1971)
The town constable, Bob Valdez, is forced to kill someone accused by Frank Tanner of being a murderer. Valdez asks Tanner for monetary help for the man's wife, but he is ridiculed and almost killed by Tanner's henchmen. Valdez recovers and summons up his days in the U.S. Cavalry in order to fight them. Valdez wounds one of the henchmen and sends him back to Tanner with the message, "Valdez is coming." (imdb)
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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)
Biographical retrospective on Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Airport (1970)
Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved. (imdb)
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The Gypsy Moths (1969)
Three skydivers and their traveling thrill show barnstorm through a small Midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend. (imdb)
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Castle Keep (1969)
Toward the end of World War II, a small company of American GI's occupy an ancient castle. Their commander has an affair with the countess in resident. One guy falls in love with a Volkswagon. A baker among them moves in with another baker's wife. A group of shell shocked holy rollers wander the bombed out streets. A GI art historian tries vainly to protect the castle and its masterpieces. (imdb)
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The Swimmer (1968)
Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley (imdb)
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The Scalphunters (1968)
Trapper Joe is on his way to the town with all of his gain of hides of the last winter. However a group of Indians stops him and takes all of his hides, leaving him the escaped slave Joseph instead. But Joe has no use for Joseph and is determined to get his property back and follows them... (imdb)
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The Professionals (1966)
A rich Texan, J.W. Grant, selects three men and invites them to his private train to offer them a contract:... (imdb)
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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo. (imdb)
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Seven Days in May (1964)
US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (imdb)
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The Train (1964)
In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. (imdb)
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The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
Messenger asks a friend to check into a list of names before leaving on a trip. When his plane is blown out of the sky, the matter becomes more serious. As his friend checks into the list, each seems to have died in mysterious circumstances. As he goes down the list, the deaths become more recent and a race to find the remaining survivors and what put each of them on this list ensues. (IMDb)
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The Leopard (1963)
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.
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A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Jean Hansen comes to a school for disabled children to work there as a teacher. She becomes especially interested in young Reuben, an autistic boy whose parents have not visited him for several years. But the school principal, Dr. Clark does not appreciate her keen interest. (imdb)
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert. (imdb)
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (imdb)
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The Young Savages (1961)
A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three Italian teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy. He begins to discover that the facts are the case aren't exactly as they seem to be. (imdb)
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Elmer Gantry (1960)
Elmer Gantry, salesman, teams up with Sister Sharon Falconer, evangelist, to sell religion to America in the 1920's. They make enough money to build a temple, and Sister Sharon falls for Elmer. (imdb)
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The Unforgiven (1960)
Odd Western about racial intolerance focuses around Kiowa claim that the Zachary daughter is one of their own, stolen in a raid. The dispute results in other whites' turning their backs on the Zacharys when the truth is revealed by Mother... (imdb)
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The Devil
The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War. (imdb)
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Separate Tables (1958)
It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life at the Beauregard is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel.(imdb)
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Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew. (imdb)
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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
After the long career of lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp deciedes to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in feud with Clantons, local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend. (imdb)
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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas... (imdb)
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The Rainmaker (1956)
Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker! (imdb)
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Trapeze (1956)
Mike Ribble was once a great trapeze artist - and the only to have completed a triple somersault - before his accident. Tino joins the circus, and manages to covince Mike to teach him the 'triple'. Meanwhile Lola, a tumbler, wants to get in on the act. (imdb)
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The Kentuckian (1955)
A frontiersman in 1820s Kentucky finds the area too civilized for his tastes, so he makes plans for he and his son to leave for the wild Texas country. However, he buys an indentured servant along the way, and her presence throws a monkey wrench into his plans. (imdb)
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The Rose Tattoo (1955)
An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period of years draws more and more into herself, trying to force her lovely teenaged daughter Rosa to do likewise. On one eventful day, Rose finally breaks away; Serafina learns of Rosario's affair with another woman; and a new carefree, handsome Italian truck driver enters her life... (imdb)
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Apache (1954)
Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. Instead, he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers have other ideas though. (imdb)
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Vera Cruz (1954)
Ben Trane and Joe Erin, two rival soldiers of fortune who team to fight for the highest bidder. The two men come to loggerheads when Trane's sweetheart Nina begs them to fight on the side of the rebels, while the wealthy Marquis de Labodere implores them to offer their services to Emperor Maximillian... (imdb)
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His Majesty O
A Yankee sea captain has adventures in paradise trying to become an entrepreneur in Micronesia. (imdb)
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3 Sailors and a Girl (1953)
On leave in New York with their pockets full of money, our trio of heroes are convinced by wheeler-dealer Joe Woods to invest their money in a musical show. It soon becomes obvious that the boys have backed a turkey, but with the help of pert leading-lady Penny, a potential disaster is converted into a smashing success. The Sammy Cahn-Sammy Fain musical score is tuneful if forgettable, while LeRoy Prinz' choreography is first-rate. (allmovie.com)
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South Sea Woman (1953)
AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense. (imdb)
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From Here to Eternity (1953)
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love. (imdb)
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The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. (imdb)
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Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney avoided coming to terms with what Doc considered a "shot gun" marriage... (imdb)
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Ten Tall Men (1951)
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army. (TCM.com)
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Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality. (imdb)
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Vengeance Valley (1951)
A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.
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The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
Twelfth-century Lombardy lies under the iron heel of German overlord Count Ulrich 'The Hawk', but in the mountains, guerillas yet resist. Five years before our story, Ulrich stole away the pretty wife of young archer Dardo who, cynical rather than embittered, still has little interest in joining the rebels. But this changes when his son, too, is taken from him. The rest is lighthearted swashbuckling, plus romantic interludes with lovely hostage Anne. (imdb)
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Mister 880 (1950)
The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. What they don't know is that he is also Mr. 880, an amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret Service for 20 years. (imdb)
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Rope of Sand (1949)
A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead. (imdb)
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Criss Cross (1949)
Romantic, obsessive Steve Thompson is drawn back to L.A. to make another try for Anna, his former wife. However, Anna belongs now to the L.A. underworld. Steve believes he can rescue her, ignoring the advice and warnings of people who would try to save him. He commits himself to a dangerous course of action that quickly takes everyone somewhere unintended. (imdb)
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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Leona Stevenson is sick and confined to her bed. One night, whilst waiting for he husband to return home, she picks up the phone and accidentally overhears a conversation between two men planning a murder (imdb)
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I Walk Alone (1948)
Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business. (imdb)
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Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)
Fugitive Bill Saunders and lonely nurse Jane Wharton are crossed by fate when he hides out in her apartment. (imdb)
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All My Sons (1948)
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment. (TCM.com)
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Brute Force (1947)
At overcrowded Westgate Penitentiary, where violence and fear are the norm and the warden has less power than guards and leading prisoners, the least contented prisoner is tough, single-minded Joe Collins. Most of all, Joe hates chief guard Captain Munsey, a petty dictator who glories in absolute power. After one infraction too many, Joe and his cell-mates are put on the dreaded drain pipe detail; prompting an escape scheme that has every chance of turning into a bloodbath. (imdb)
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Desert Fury (1947)
The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them. (imdb)
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The Killers (1946)
Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins. (imdb)
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