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Charlton Heston
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Date of Birth: Oct 4, 1923

Country: USA

Biography: Charlton Heston (October 4, 1923 - April 5, 2008) was an American actor of film, theatre and television. Heston is known for having played heroic roles, such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Taylor in Planet of the Apes, twice as Andrew Jackson in The President's Lady and The Buccaneer; the eponymous characters of El Cid and Judah Ben Hur in Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor...(Wikipedia)

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker...
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Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime (2010)
The fate of a legendary boy, Temudjin, later the Genghis Khan, who became the most powerful emperor of Mongolia. With his army created one of the largest empires of all time.
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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus.
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Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (2005)
Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the Film. (imdb)
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Ben Hur (2003)
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (imdb)
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Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Famed documentarian Michael Moore returns with his first feature film in five years, as he tackles the issue of America's unique obsession with firearms.
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The Order (2001)
Van Damme plays Rudy whose father, Oscar is an archaeologist. His father goes to Israel. When his father disappears... (imdb)
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Planet of the Apes (2001)
Burton's Planet of the Apes begins with the famed original's premise - a pilot finds himself in a world turned upside down after landing on a strange planet - with the celebrated filmmaker's unique personal vision and style breaking new ground in story, design, makeup, and visual effects. (20th Century Fox)
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Town & Country (2001)
Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Goldie Hawn, Jenna Elfman and Garry Shandling star in this romantic comedy about life, love, friendship and the sometimes blistering nature of marital bliss. In the film, Porter Stoddard (Beatty) is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie (Diane Keaton), others with longtime friends Mona (Goldie Hawn) and her husband Griffin (Garry Shandling). Deciding which direction to take often leads to unexpected encounters with hilarious consequences. (imdb)
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Camino de Santiago (1999)
Camino de Santiago (1999) - TV Mini-Series
Lieutenant Pereira is puzzled by the mysterious murder of a prostitute: it's the second time a woman has been found with her nose cut off, and a special plant known as a "goosefoot" placed beneath her corpse. Suspecting that the killer is basing his actions on the medieval board game of the Oca Brothers, Pereira asks Professor Rinaldi for help. His insight comes too late however: Tea, a young girl on a pilgrimage with a group of young offenders and their minder Leyva, is found murdered. (imdb)
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Gideon (1999)
Gideon Dobbs is young, simple-minded man who checks into a retirement home where he finds the residents have lost their lust for life. Through his innocence he changes their lives and teaches them that each day is a precious gift. (imdb)
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Any Given Sunday (1999)
Professional football provides the action-packed backdrop of Oliver Stone's look at contemporary society through the dynamic prism of professional sports. (Warner Brothers)
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Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998)
The story behind the making of the 5 "Planet of the Apes" movies. (imdb)
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Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1997)
A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring, and the animals (including its human residents) who learn to adapt to the extremes of Alaskan weather.
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The Lord Protector: The Riddle of the Chosen (1996)
The Lord Protector (Patrick Cassidy) is dauntless in his mission to save the world from destruction and solve "The Riddle of the Chosen." The Protector teams with Malthon (Jonathan Fuller) and Lady Diamond (Teri Austin) as they travel close to the core of a magical evil and set the stage for the ultimate climactic showdown. (netflix.com)
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Hamlet (1996)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (imdb)
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Alaska (1996)
Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren't doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher (Charlton Heston). Conflict ensues. (imdb)
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The Avenging Angel (1995)
Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation. (imdb)
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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans, is more than inspirational. (imdb)
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True Lies (1994)
When a secret agent learns of his wife's extra-marital affair, he pursues her and uses his intelligence resources in a job he kept secret from her (imdb)
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Mystery of the Sphinx (1993)
Ridiculed by traditional Egyptologists but supported by geologist Robert Schoch, John Anthony West cites water erosion as evidence that the Great Sphinx is more than 9,000 years old. Charlton Heston hosts. (imdb)
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Wayne
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend. (imdb)
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Tombstone (1993)
A successul lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are distrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating (imdb)
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Noel (1992)
Noel (1992) - TV Movie
The story of Noel, a cheerful Christmas ornament with a certain "happiness" that rubs off on the families he lives with. (imdb)
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A Thousand Heroes (1992)
Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to prepare for the event. (imdb)
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The Crucifer of Blood (1991)
A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure. (imdb)
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Treasure Island (1990)
An excellent version that is probably the closest to Robert Louis Stevenson's book. A young boy entrusted with a treasure map by a drunken captain must battle on land and sea against the one-legged buccaneer Long John Silver if he wants to keep both the ship and the treasure (Yahoo.com)
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Almost an Angel (1990)
A small time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one. (imdb)
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Solar Crisis (1990)
A multi-national journey to the sun in 2050 is in order when a sunspot threatens the earth's weather patterns, and thus the survival of the planet. (TCM.com)
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The Little Kidnappers (1990)
Loosely based on a '50's movie of the same name, it tells the story of two young orphan boys who travel by themselves from the Old country to join their father's family in Canada. There they encounter their stern disciplinarian grandfather who has alienated himself from some of his neighbors. There is particularly no love lost between the grandfather and his Dutch neighbors, who he generalizes as being responsible for his son's death in the Boor War. (imdb)
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The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck (1989)
Tribute to Gregory Peck.
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A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs? (imdb)
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Proud Men (1987)
Proud Men (1987) - TV Movie
Set in modern times, this western drama chronicles the reconciliation between a draft-dodging son and his ultra-conservative rancher father after the son realizes that his father is going to die soon. The film originally aired on cable television. (allrovi.com)
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Directed by William Wyler (1986)
A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films. (imdb)
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Chiefs (1983)
Chiefs (1983) - TV Mini-Series
Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates. (imdb)
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Mother Lode (1982)
Mancuso and Basinger fly from Vancouver into a very wild and isolated area of British Columbia along the Stikine River in the Cassiars, which was the last known location of his co-worker/her husband. Mancuso suspects he was using company resources for something other than company business. They become involved with a recluse miner (Heston) who becomes increasingly sinister as they snoop around the area for the missing man--and gold. (Stewball)
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The Awakening (1980)
An American archaeologist (Charlton Heston) is in Egypt with his pregnant wife, searching for the tomb of a long-lost Egyptian queen. At the same moment he discovers the tomb and opens it's accursed seal, his wife gives birth to his daughter... (imdb)
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The Mountain Men (1980)
A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure. (imdb)
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Gray Lady Down (1978)
A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge. (imdb)
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Crossed Swords (1977)
A poor boy and the Crown Prince of England exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well. (imdb)
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The Last Hard Men (1976)
In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade the lawman who not only captured him but was also responsible for the death of Provo's wife, at least in Provo's mind.(imdb)
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Two-Minute Warning (1976)
A psychotic man, armed with a hunting rifle and acting alone, goes on a sniping spree and is hunted by the police and a SWAT team. Sniper and SWAT converge at a crowded major-league football game, where at the two-minute warning shots ring out and mass panic ensues. (imdb)
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Midway (1976)
A dramatization of the battle that turned out to be the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (imdb)
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Earthquake (1974)
Various stories of various people as an earthquake of un-imagineable magnitude hits Los Angeles. (imdb)
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Airport 1975 (1974)
A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land. (IMDb)
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The Four Musketeers (1974)
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter. (imdb)
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The Three Musketeers (1973)
The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer.He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. (imdb)
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Soylent Green (1973)
In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff. (imdb)
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
The film stars Charlton Heston and Hildegarde Neil in the title roles, with Eric Porter, John Castle, Fernando Rey, Carmen Sevilla, Freddie Jones and Douglas Wilmer. The film received poor reviews and, as a consequence, a very limited release in the USA. (wikipedia.org)
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The Call of the Wild (1972)
A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog. (imdb)
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Skyjacked (1972)
A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia. (imdb)
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The Omega Man (1971)
Robert Neville, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons.
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The Last Man Alive (1971)
Short documentary on 'The Omega Man'
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The Hawaiians (1970)
A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties. (TCM.com)
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Julius Caesar (1970)
All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' fickleness towards the events. (imdb)
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Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
In an effort to find the missing astronaut Taylor (Charlton Heston), James Fransiscus goes on a rescue mission to the planet of the apes... (imdb)
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Number One (1969)
The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning. (imdb)
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (imdb)
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Will Penny (1968)
Will Penny, an ageing cowpoke, takes a job on a ranch which requires him to ride the line of the property looking for trespassers or, worse, squatters... (imdb)
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Counterpoint (1967)
Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals. (imdb)
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Khartoum (1966)
English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by Prime Minister Gladstone... (imdb)
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La verifica incerta (1965)
A compilation film about stereotypes drawn from some 500,000 feet of colour footage of Cinemascope movies made in Hollywood between 1953 and 1958.
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (imdb)
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
The life of Jesus Christ. (imdb)
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The War Lord (1965)
A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one of the local women. (imdb)
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Major Dundee (1965)
During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas. (imdb)
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Diamond Head (1963)
Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him. (imdb)
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals. (imdb)
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The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)
Charlton Heston stars as an American soldier behind Italian lines in World War II. In order to communicate German movements to the Allies, he uses carrier pigeons fitted with messages. As he grows more and more in love with the daughter of the family he stays with, the father accidentally feeds the pigeons to his family for Easter Dinner. (imdb)
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El Cid (1961)
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain. (imdb)
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The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
In the English Channel John Sands, captain of a small rescue ship, finds the freighter Mary Deare drifting. Although there's only a little fire, the whole crew seems to have left the ship. John's already looking forward to a large salvage fee, but then he finds first officer Gerald Patch still on board, who sends him away... (imdb)
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Ben-Hur (1959)
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (imdb)
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Touch of Evil (1958)
A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in an American border town when they become embroiled in a frame-up planned by the town's chief investigator (imdb)
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The Big Country (1958)
A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (imdb)
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The Buccaneer (1958)
The Buccaneer is a 1958 film, made by Paramount Pictures and shot in Technicolor and VistaVision. It takes place during the War of 1812, and tells a heavily fictionalized version of how the pirate Jean Lafitte helped in the Battle of New Orleans and how he had to choose between fighting for America or for the side most likely to win, Great Britain. (Wikipedia.org)
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Three Violent People (1956)
Former dance hall girl Lorna, masquerading as a lady, meets and marries Confederate ex-officer Colt Saunders, returning to his rich Texas ranch. Everyone there is enchanted with Lorna. But the carpetbag government is set to grab all the big ranches, unless the ranchers (led by Colt) decide to fight. And one of the carpetbaggers knows Lorna's secret. (imdb)
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Forbidden Area (1956)
Why are so many B-99 bombers from Hibiscus Air Base crashing or simply disappearing? Colonel Price comes up with a terrifying explanation, but will anyone believe him (imdb)
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The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (imdb)
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The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
A Major noted for advancing with his mouth before thinking is given a choice: to be drummed out of the Army, or take command of and shape up the ROTC program at Sheridan Academy before it fails its next inspection. At Sheridan he encounters three hundred pre-teen cadets who range from rascally to adorable, and a female doctor who has just the right prescription for him. (IMB)
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Lucy Gallant (1955)
An unusually matronly Jane Wyman plays the title character in Lucy Gallant. Adapted from a novel by Margaret Cousins, the story concerns the efforts by Lucy Gallant to make the wide-open spaces of Texas a mecca for High Fashion. Jilted at the altar, Lucy retreats to a booming oil town, where she courageously opens up a gown shop. Rancher Casey Cole (Charlton Heston) is disdainful of "working women", but he never hides the fact that he's madly in love with Lucy... (allmovie.com)
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The Far Horizons (1955)
United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent to survey the territory and go where no white man has gone before. Are they able to overcome the dangers with the help of Sacajawea? (imdb)
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The Naked Jungle (1954)
The Naked Jungle is a 1954 film directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. Telling the story of an attack of army ants on a Peruvian cocoa plantation, it was based on the short story "Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson. (Wikipedia.org)
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Secret of the Incas (1954)
An adventurer searchers for hidden treasure in the Peruvian jungles. (imdb)
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Arrowhead (1953)
An Army scout and an Indian chief resolve their differences in single combat. (TCM.com)
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Bad for Each Other (1953)
A doctor returned from the Korean War must choose between setting up a glamorous practice and helping the poor. (TCM.com)
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The President
The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties. (imdb)
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Pony Express (1953)
Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok develop the Pony Express uniting the country. Charlton Heston demonstrates his role as his generation's WIlliam Shatner.
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The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer against a background of circus spectacle. (imdb)
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The Savage (1952)
The only white survivor of a Crow Indian raid on a wagon train is a young boy. He is rescued by the Sioux, and the Sioux chief raises him as an Indian in very way. Years later, the white men and the Sioux threaten to go to war and the Indian-raised white man is torn between his racial loyalties and his adopted tribe. (imdb)
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Ruby Gentry (1952)
A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man. (IMDB)
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Dark City (1950)
Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience. (imdb)
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Julius Caesar (1950)
This drama tells of the powerful rise of emperor Julius Caesar along with his swift fall in this adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. (allrovi.com)
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Peer Gynt (1941)
Nice short, ethereal and oddly colored experimental treatment of Henrik Ibsen's classic, directed by David Bradley at the ripe age of 21. Notable as the debut of Charlton Heston (youtube.com)
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