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Eli Wallach
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Date of Birth: Dec 7, 1915

Country: USA

Biography: Eli Herschel Wallach is an American film, television and stage actor, who gained fame in the late 1950s. For his performance in Baby Doll he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. One of his most famous roles is that of Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Other roles include his portrayal of Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Calvera in The Magnificent Seven, and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 79 - You've Seen 0

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.
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Ahead of Time (2009)
'Ahead of Time', a documentary on the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber. At 97 years old, Brooklyn-born Ruth still has that same sharp intellect and moxie that propelled her to become the world's youngest PhD at age 20. At age 24, she became a New York Herald Tribune reporter and photographer and the same year was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic. A trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, she was given a dangerous secret mission...
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Tickling Leo (2009)
When Zak and his girlfriend Delphina visit his estranged father in the Catskills, they find him suffering from dementia and inadvertently uncover a dark family secret from WWII: an impossible sacrifice Zak's grandfather (Eli Wallach) made to join Rudolph Kasztner's controversial freedom train out of Hungary.
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The Toe Tactic (2008)
Mona Peek is jarred by delayed grief for her dead father when she finds out her childhood home has been sold. Her emotional plight is the subject of an esoteric card game played in another dimension by four animated dogs. When Mona returns to her backyard to disinter her father's relic, a piece of bone she'd buried, the game begins. Over the course of an oddly problematic but magical weekend, the dogs mystify an unknowing Mona by stealing objects, impersonating humans and intervening with fate. (thetoetactic.com)
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The Hoax (2007)
Inspired by true events, this film stars Richard Gere as Clifford Irving, a charismatic and charming writer who persuades the world that he is the authorized biographer for the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. (Miramax Films)
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Constantine
Documentary about the Christian bias against Jewish folks and the role of Christianity in war.
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The War (2007)
The War (2007) - TV Mini-Series
A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families. (imdb)
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The Holiday (2006)
A story about two women who trade homes for the holidays only to find that a change of address can change their lives.
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The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation (2005)
The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through Canemaker's own turbulent relationship with his father... (imdb)
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The Leone Style (2004)
Documentary about Sergio Leone.
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King of the Corner (2004)
A humorous, honest, multi-faceted look into how one man turns his midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity. (Eleveation Filmworks)
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Leone
Leone's West (2004) - Short Film
Documentary about Sergio Leone
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Mystic River (2003)
As the investigation of the death of a young woman tightens around three old friends, and ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon. (Warner Bros.)
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Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
A dramatized look at the early days of ABC's "Monday Night Football."
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Cinerama Adventure (2002)
A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual Cinerama clips, rare behind the scenes footage and new interviews, CINERAMA ADVENTURE takes the viewer back to a lost era of movie showmanship, placing this American cinema phenomenon into historical perspective. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone (2001)
Documentary tracing Sergio Leone's development as one of the most celebrated directors of all time. He raised the genre of Spaghetti Western from B movies to mainstream hits. (tvguide.co.uk)
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Keeping the Faith (2000)
Best friends since they were kids, Jake (Stiller), a rabbi, and Brian (Norton), a Catholic priest, are single, successful, handsome, and confident young men living on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna (Elfman), their childhood friend, returns to New York, she reenters their lives and hearts with a vengeance and a complicated love triangle is created. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (1998)
Glenn and Vance are taxicab-driving NYC detectives taking up the case of tourists (Tunney, Erbe) who are robbed of their money and luggage by a shady limo driver. But all parties have their hands full when the girls accidentally get mixed up in a drug dealer's murder and money heist, while the detectives must unmask a contract hit man posing as a friend from the 'hood.
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The Associate (1996)
A film about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.
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O. Henry
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Two Much (1995)
A young galarist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother. (imdb)
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Elia Kazan: A Director
A solid, conventional career documentary (basically a talking-head interview punctuated with film clips) about one of the movies' greatest innovators. (Amazon.com)
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Night and the City (1992)
The story of a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed with becoming a boxing promoter. (imdb)
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Mistress (1992)
A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) who's old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has their own mistress that they want put into the film. (imdb)
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A Family Matter (1991)
Originally titled Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride, this 2-part TV movie stars supermodel Carol Alt as Nancy, the ward of Mafia don Frank Latella (Eli Wallach). Part One gets off to an explosive start when Nancy witnesses her father's murder. Raised by Latella, our heroine lives for the day that she can avenge her dad's death. Little does she know that her own fiancé (Eric Roberts) was the man who pulled the trigger. (allrovi.com)
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The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990)
A documentary on the making of the three Godfather films, with interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast... (imdb)
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
In this third film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises the role of powerful family leader Michael Corleone. Now in his 60's, Michael is dominated by two passions: freeing his family from crime and finding a suitable successor. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Garcia)... but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence.
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The Two Jakes (1990)
L.A. 1948: private eye Jake Gittes shall convict the client Jake Berman's wife of adultery. But instead of making her a scene like planned, Berman shoots her lover in affect - or was it murder?
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Nuts (1987)
A high-class call girl (Streisand) kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney (Dreyfuss), and is very disruptive during her court hearings. (imdb)
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition. (imdb)
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Sam
The semi-autobiographical story of Michael Landon's high school life, his devoted father and his unique talent and ability to throw a javelin, despite his smaller frame. (imdb)
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The Executioner
The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution.
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The Salamander (1981)
An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the government. (imdb)
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Skokie (1981)
Skokie (1981) - TV Movie
A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie. (imdb)
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The Hunter (1980)
In order to track down bail jumpers, Ralph 'Papa' Thorson goes on a series of routine and not-so-routine searches. Sometimes he takes down his quarry easily. At other times, he's forced to extreme measures which result in the injury or death of a lawbreaker. And then again, there are other moments when his own life is on the line. It's all enough to make Thorson question what he has done with his life. (imdb)
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Firepower (1979)
Adele Tasca is convinced that her late spouse, a chemist, was murdered by a filthy rich, reclusive entrepreneur, Stegner. When she reports her suspicions to the authorities at the U.S. Justice Department, the officials squeeze mobster Sal Hyman to put a contract out on Stegner. Hyman, in turn, persuades retiree gunsmith Jerry Fanon and his assistant Catlett to bring down Steiger once and for all. (Rotten Tomatoes)
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Winter Kills (1979)
19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the clues that have been handed to him. (imdb)
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Little Italy (1978)
Undercover cop Nico Giraldi travels to New York and Las Vegas to find a crooked cop who gave his squadron back in Italy a bad name. (imdb)
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Girlfriends (1978)
A movie about women's relationships with their friends and how relationships with men can change their relationships with each other. (imdb)
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Movie Movie (1978)
Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
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Circle of Iron (1978)
A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek Zetan anyway. Along the way, he meets strange tests and challenges by enemies and allies - often having difficulty determining which is which. (imdb)
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Nasty Habits (1977)
In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants. (imdb)
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The Domino Principle (1977)
Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in prison for murder, he has hit rock-bottom. But one day a man in a three-piece suit visits him in prison, a man he has never seen before, and informs him that he can walk out of prison a free man if he will shoot someone for them, no questions asked. (imdb)
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The Sentinel (1977)
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Manhattan apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events. (imdb)
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The Deep (1977)
A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters... (imdb)
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Plot of Fear (1976)
E tanta paura (Plot of Fear) is the second Italian style thriller directed by Paolo Cavara, after he directed La tarantola del ventre nero (Black Belly of the Tarantula) in 1971. The thriller theme of the film, based on a story by Bernardino Zapponi, who wrote for Dario Argento Deep Red. (Cinema Strikes Back)
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Samurai (1975)
A wild and bizarre take on the comedy spaghetti western where East meets the Wild West. (Amazon.com)
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Attenti al buffone (1975)
A man covets another man's wife. (worldcat)
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Houston, We
How NASA controllers fought to return the Apollo 13 space capsule to Earth after an on-board explosion damaged the craft.
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Indict and Convict (1974)
A prosecutor must try his friend, a deputy district attorney, who has been charged with murdering his wife and her lover. (imdb)
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Crazy Joe (1974)
The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo. (imdb)
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Cinderella Liberty (1973)
A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during... (imdb)
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Stateline Motel (1973)
After robbing a jewellery shop in Canada, two Americans arrange a meeting near the US borders in order to split the loot. One of them has an accident with his car on his way there and gets stuck in an isolated motel until his car is fixed. The owner of the motel, a sexy woman in her thirties, falls in love with him, but her suspicions about him begin to multiply, as the police arrive at the motel. (imdb)
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A Cold Night
Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station. (imdb)
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Romance of a Horsethief (1971)
Set in Poland (but shot in Yugoslavia), pic centers on a small rural community of Jewish peasants who live off the ofttimes illegal horse trade. Town is ruled by Cossack-in-exile Stoloff (Yul Brynner), who maintains a love-hate relationship with its residents, including horsethief Kifke (Eli Wallach), his madam ladylove Estusha (Lainie Kazan) and his protege Zanvill (Oliver Tobias). (Variety)
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Don
An Irish journalist (Lynn Redgrave) will do anything she can to support a peasant revolution in Mexico. The rogues played by Franco Nero and Eli Wallach will do almost anything for money, but they will also do a lot for a charming lady: particularly when she has saved one of them from certain death in front of a prison firing squad. After arranging Wallach's prison escape, the trio heads for Mexico, where incredible things happen. (Answers.com)
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Zigzag (1970)
A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money. However, his plan goes awry when he is cured! (imdb)
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The People Next Door (1970)
Attempting to cash-in on the generation gap phenomenon, "The People Next Door" purports to be an expose of the of the typical modern American family. The dark underbelly behind the hypocritical facade is revealed. Mom and dad find their virginal teen daughter tripping in her closet and running away to be with her biker boyfriend. The neighbor's wife is a total boozer and their Ivy league-bound son is the local pill pusher. "Who are The People Next Door? They are you, they are me." (imdb)
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The Adventures of Gerard (1970)
Peter McEnery stars as Col. Etienne Girard, Hussar officer of the Napoleonic era. The story takes place during the Little Corporal's 1808 campaign in the Spanish peninsula. Col. Gerard's adventures include an ongoing war of nerves against Napoleon's forces, not to mention a steamy affair with one Countess Teresa Claudia Cardinale.
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The Brain (1969)
Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing. (imdb)
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How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968)
Battle of the sexes comedy about a free-wheeling bachelor who decides to save his friend's marriage by proving that all mistresses are incapable of fidelity. The plot gets complicated when the bachelor offers to set up the wrong girl in a lavish love-nest and she accepts, thinking it to be a marriage proposal. (imdb)
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A Lovely Way to Die (1968)
Schuyler (Kirk Douglas) is a hard-boiled detective who turns in his badge when he believes the criminals are being handled with kid gloves and too much respect. He is hired by prominent attorney Fredericks (Eli Wallach) as a bodyguard for his client Rena (Sylva Koscina), who is accused of murdering her husband. Her playboy boyfriend Fleming (Kenneth Haigh) is also under suspicion. Schuylur keeps one eye on his beautiful suspect while trying to uncover more information about the murder. (allmovie.com)
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Ace High (1968)
An outlaw Cat Stevens (Mario Girotti) is saved from the noose and is then hunted by his saviors when he goes back to crime. But Stevens is on a hunt of his own, pursuing three roamers who sent him to prison some years before. (imdb)
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The Tiger Makes Out (1967)
A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of insurrection. (imdb)
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How to Steal a Million (1966)
Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. (imdb)
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash? (imdb)
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Lord Jim (1965)
James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, rapidly rises to the rank of executive officer, second in command of a ship. A broken foot necessitates that he be put ashore to heal. After his recovery, the very proud Jim - his pride rooted in his competence, which had made him a highly respected and admired naval officer - signs on as the executive officer of the Patna, a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew overseen by a barbarous captain... (imdb)
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Genghis Khan (1965)
Temujin raises a Mongol army and revenges himself on his old enemy Jamuga. (variety)
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The Moon-Spinners (1964)
A young English woman named Nikki Ferris, living in Athens, takes a trip to the Greek island of Crete. She meets a wounded stranger and the plot takes off, involving her in jewel theft, romance, and murder. (wikipedia)
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Kisses for My President (1964)
When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the women's groups and garden parties. (imdb)
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Act One (1963)
Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart. (imdb)
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The Victors (1963)
War has no victors, only survivors. Killing destroys the killers as well as the killed; because it murders decency, self-respect and ultimately life itself. The story follows in the footsteps of a squad of young American solders from the early days of the Battle of Britain, through the fierce fighting in Italy and France, to the uneasy peace of Berlin.
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830's to their settled home in the West a half a century later... (imdb)
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Hemingway
An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I. (imdb)
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The Misfits (1961)
Roslyn divorces Ray in Reno and then meets widower Guido. He likes her but introduces her to cowboy Gay, and those two fall in love. (imdb)
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Seven Thieves (1960)
A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo. (imdb)
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The Magnificent Seven (1960)
An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (imdb)
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The Lineup (1958)
The San Francisco police are out, after a seemingly random street robbery resulted in the killing of a cop. Meanwhile, psycho-killers Keith and Wallach have been hired to find the suitcase stolen in the robbery because it contained a massive amount of heroin. However, they also want to find out about 'The Man' who has hired them.
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Baby Doll (1956)
Steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous 19-year-old virgin. (imdb)
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