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Elisha Cook Jr.
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 88 - You've Seen 88

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Titles You've Ranked (88)
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Three Blind Mice Three Blind Mice (1938)
Summary: Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff. (imdb)
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Winterhawk Winterhawk (1975)
Summary: The tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend trapper Guthrie suggests to ask the white men in a near village for help - but they kill Winterhawk's companion. (imdb)
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Tin Pan Alley Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Summary: Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England. (imdb)
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Flaxy Martin Flaxy Martin (1949)
Summary: Unscrupulous showgirl Flaxy Martin involves young attorney Walter Colby with mobster Hap Richie. A girl is murdered, with the evidence pointing to Flaxy, and Colby takes the rap and gets a 20 year sentence. San Malko gives Colby the clue to the real killer and, en route to prison, he escapes and is found by Nora Carson who shelters him. After escaping from one of Richie's gunmen, Walter heads for Flaxy's apartment, where she admits she double-crossed him. (imdb)
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Two Smart People Two Smart People (1946)
Summary: In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man's hidden loot. (TCM.com)
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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)  - TV Movie
Summary: The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes. (imdb)
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Submarine Patrol Submarine Patrol (1938)
Summary: A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew. (imdb)
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Manila Calling Manila Calling (1942)
Summary: When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines, the staff manages to escape into the jungle, tie up with a band of Filipino Scouts (Moros) and make their way to the coast. (imdb)
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Fall Guy Fall Guy (1947)
Summary: Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon and Taylor, but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter, against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset, assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. (imdb)
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The Glass Cage The Glass Cage (1964)
Summary: Two detectives investigate the murder of a local businessman by a mysterious woman. (imdb)
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The Falcon The Falcon's Alibi (1946)
Summary: A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian. The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ensue. (imdb)
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The Great Bank Robbery The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
Summary: Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880. (imdb)
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Black Zoo Black Zoo (1963)
Summary: Michael Conrad is a private zookeeper who owns Conrad's Animal Kingdom. He leads a cult group who literally worship the animals he tends -- especially the big cats: a lion, a lioness, a pair of cheetahs, a tiger, a black panther; and a gorilla. Conrad plays organ music to the animals in his living room, and uses them to kill anyone who gets in his way. (Wikipedia)
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Baby Face Nelson Baby Face Nelson (1957)
Summary: George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger. (imdb)
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Trial Trial (1955)
Summary: The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending him so he can exploit his Communist-backed organization for their own underhanded purposes. He and his organization bring in an idealistic law professor (Glenn Ford) who agrees to represent the boy in court. (imdb)
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Messiah of Evil Messiah of Evil (1973)
Summary: Meet Albert. Albert likes good music, motor trips by moonlight, and... eating human flesh. Albert is one of the...(Dead People) (tagline)
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Drum Beat Drum Beat (1954)
Summary: President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay to negotiate with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle. After Modoc renegade Captain Jack engages in ambush and other atrocities, MacKay must fight him one-on-one with guns, knives and fists. (imdb)
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Behave Yourself! Behave Yourself! (1951)
Summary: When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law? (imdb)
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Chicago Confidential Chicago Confidential (1957)
Summary: An honest union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. Thus off the hook, the crime syndicate actually responsible for the crime is free to continue its activities. However, State's Attorney Jim Fremont begins to suspect that Blane has been set up. Fremont launches a new investigation. (imdb)
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College Confidential College Confidential (1960)
Summary: Sociology professor Steve McInter is conducting a survey at Collins College about the mores and lifestyles of the young people. Some of the good citizens begin to find exception to his sociological survey when they find out it includes questions about SEX. When reporter Betty Ducayne receives an anonymous tip that the good professor is engaging in corruption of youth, and Steve's past comes up to haunt him, all heck breaks loose. (imdb)
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Blonde Alibi Blonde Alibi (1946)
Summary: Soon after a young woman breaks off her engagement to a doctor, the doctor is found murdered. Suspicion falls on his ex-fiancé and a pilot with a checkered past. (imdb)
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Timberjack Timberjack (1955)
Summary: Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out. (imdb)
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Leave Leave 'Em Laughing (1981)  - TV Movie
Summary: Mickey Rooney plays real-life clown Jack Thum. Thum and his wife cared for dozens of unwanted children. When Thum realizes he has terminal cancer, he falls apart and his wife must help him regain his innerstrength and deal with reality. (amazon.com)
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Grand Jury Secrets Grand Jury Secrets (1939)
Summary: In this drama, an ingenious journalist finds himself at odds with his brother the district attorney over his unconventional methods of investigating a story; especially when they interfere with the judicial process as they did when he began eavesdropping upon a grand jury. One of the reporter's tricks involves several ham radios strategically placed around the city. With the help of the operators, the journalist is able to get scoops. (allmovie.com)
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My Lucky Star My Lucky Star (1938)
Summary: The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled. (imdb)
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Newsboys Newsboys' Home (1938)
Summary: A beautiful girl inherits a newspaper that sponsors a charity home for boys. (imdb)
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The Movie Murderer The Movie Murderer (1970)  - TV Movie
Summary: An experienced arson investigator takes along his young associate as they try to find an arsonist who is burning down movie sets. (imdb)
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Platinum High School Platinum High School (1960)
Summary: Film takes place at an exclusive military academy on Sabre Island (played by Catalina Island) attended by rich young delinquents who think money puts them above the law. Enter Steve Conway there to investigate the death of his son, whom he has been told died in an accident.
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Why Girls Leave Home Why Girls Leave Home (1945)
Summary: Diana is rescued from drowning by reporter Chris. The latter believes it is an attempted murder rather than the suicide indicated by a note, since the girl had made an appointment to meet him at the dock. The story is told in flashback as Williams visits the people who know Diana. (imdb)
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Papa Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
Summary: If Jack Griffith's wife doesn't like the color of a neighbor's house, he'll arrange for it to be a house of a different color. If the owner of the ice cream parlor doesn't believe in selling triple banana splits for a penny, Jack will buy the establishment. And if Jack's little girl wants the pony in the circus parade, why not buy the entire circus! (imdb)
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Love Crazy Love Crazy (1941)
Summary: Steve and Susan Ireland are about to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary by re-enacting their first date. When Susan's meddling mother interrupts and injures herself. Steve is left to take care of her and when he meets an old flame in the elevator--Susan's mother takes the opportunity to break-up their marriage. She convinces Susan that Steve is cheating on her-Susan files for divorce. Steve has one solution to save his marriage...Pretend he is insane. (imdb)
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Wife, Doctor and Nurse Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)
Summary: Social butterfly (Young) marries Park Avenue doctor (Baxter) and learns that his nurse (Bruce) is in love with him.
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Man at Large Man at Large (1941)
Summary: Reporter Dallas Davis and FBI agent Bob Grayson hunt an escaped Nazi. (imdb)
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Mad Bull Mad Bull (1977)  - TV Movie
Summary: An embittered professional wrestler, convinced that his life has no meaning outside the ring, meets a beautiful woman. Unlike most of the women he has known, she seems to be interested in him for himself rather than his fame or his money, and he finds himself becoming attracted to her. (imdb)
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The Devil Is Driving The Devil Is Driving (1937)
Summary: In the fine tradition of And Sudden Death, Columbia's The Devil is Driving tabulates the dangers of drunken driving in an exciting, unabashedly melodramatic fashion. In his first true portrayal of a "little creep," Elisha Cook Jr. stars as Tony, the spoiled-rotten son of the wealthy and influential Mr. Stevens (Henry Kolker). (imdb)
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Dark Mountain Dark Mountain (1944)
Summary: A woman doesn't realize that the man she has just married is a gangster. When she is implicated in a murder he committed, she turns to an ex-boyfriend, who is now a park ranger, for help. He hides her out in a cabin up in the mountains, and her husband goes on the hunt for both of them. (imdb)
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Cinderella Jones Cinderella Jones (1946)
Summary: Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides that she must be married by a certain time or lose the inheritance. She then has to decide whether rivals-for-her-hand Tommy Coles or Bart Williams, loves her for herself or for her fortune. What's a girl to do? (imdb)
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Blood on the Arrow Blood on the Arrow (1964)
Summary: In this western, the sole survivor of an Apache ambush rides out to save a young boy who has been captured. The hero was a captured outlaw en route to his trial. (allrovi.com)
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A Gentleman at Heart A Gentleman at Heart (1942)
Summary: Cesar Romero plays an outwardly tough bookie with the proverbial golden heart. Romero falls in love with Carole Landis, an art shop proprietor who introduces her raffish romeo into the world of fine art. Utilizing his gambling skills, he amasses an impressive collection of valuable paintings, only to discover that there are just as many crooks and phonies in the art world as there are at the race track. (allrovi.com)
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He Married His Wife He Married His Wife (1940)
Summary: Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he winds up divorced from his wife. His alimony payments are so steep he plots with his lawyer to get her married off. (imdb)
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Life Begins in College Life Begins in College (1937)
Summary: When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team. (imdb)
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Joe Palooka, Champ Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
Summary: Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars. (imdb)
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Honor Among Lovers Honor Among Lovers (1931)
Summary: Fredric March, a businessman, is in love with his secretary (Claudette Colbert) but she deserts him for another man; when she realizes her mistake, she goes back to March. Ginger Rogers is Colbert's girlfriend who is love with Charles Ruggles. (imdb)
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El Condor El Condor (1970)
Summary: Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions -- or billions -- of dollars in gold that are rumored to be stored within. (imdb)
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (1949)
Summary: In this "adaptation" of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, a Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.
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They Won They Won't Forget (1937)
Summary: A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime... (imdb)
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The Night Stalker The Night Stalker (1972)  - TV Movie
Summary: A reporter hunts down a vampire in modern-day Las Vegas. (imdb)
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Born to Kill Born to Kill (1947)
Summary: In Reno a man kills a girl he likes and her boyfriend out of jealousy; it may not be the first time. A woman whose divorce has just come through finds the bodies but decides not to become involved. The two meet next day on the train to San Francisco unaware of this link between them. (imdb)
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Emperor of the North Emperor of the North (1973)
Summary: It is during the great depression in the US, and the land is full of people who are now homeless. Those people, commonly called "hobos", are truly hated by Shack (Borgnine), a sadistical railway conductor who swore that no hobo will ride his train for free. (imdb)
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Hammett Hammett (1982)
Summary: The novel writter Dashiell Hammett is involved in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of a beautiful chinese cabaret actress in San Francisco. (imdb)
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I Wake Up Screaming I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Summary: When chanteuse Vicky Lynn is found murdered the police bring in promoter Frankie Christopher for questioning. Frankie had been organizing Vicky's career until she suddenly took a Hollywood offer just before her death, and suspicion increasingly falls on him. Only Vicky's sister Jill seems to have evidence that could point elsewhere, while the detective in charge of the case, Ed Cornell, seems particularly keen on nailing him.
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Blacula Blacula (1972)
Summary: Interior decorators buy the coffin of an African prince bitten by Dracula centuries before and bring it back to Los Angeles. The African prince starts feeding his hunger while following a woman who looks like his departed wife. (imdb)
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Hellzapoppin Hellzapoppin' (1941)
Summary: Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. (imdb)
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Carny Carny (1980)
Summary: A carnival comes to a small town. Eighteen year old Donna meets Frankie and Patch, two carnival hustlers. They earn their living by mercilessly taunting spectators to try to dump one of them into the water by throwing balls. Donna is tired of her work as a waitress and follows them through the South. (imdb)
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Salem Salem's Lot (1979)  - TV Movie
Summary: A small town is infested by vampires. (imdb)
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Don Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Summary: An airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a baby-sitter in his hotel...and gradually realizes she's dangerous. (imdb)
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Shane Shane (1953)
Summary: A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (imdb)
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House on Haunted Hill House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Summary: Five diverse people are invited to a 'haunted house' party. They are offered $10,000 each (imdb)
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The Killing The Killing (1956)
Summary: After getting out of prison, Johnny Clay masterminds a complex race-track heist, but his scheme is complicated by the intervention of the wife of a teller (George Peatty) in on the scheme, the boyfriend of the wife, airport regulations, and a small dog. (imdb)
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The Big Sleep The Big Sleep (1946)
Summary: Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love (imdb)
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Rosemary Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Summary: A woman discovers that her pregnancy is actually part of a satanic ritual. (imdb)
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1941 1941 (1979)
Summary: Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (imdb)
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Phantom Lady Phantom Lady (1944)
Summary: Unhappily married Scott Henderson spends the evening on a no-name basis with a hat-wearing woman he picked up in a bar... (imdb)
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Summary: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (imdb)
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Ball of Fire Ball of Fire (1941)
Summary: A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer escape from the Mob. (imdb)
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Harry Harry's War (1981)
Summary: Harry Johnson's aunt is a rich eccentric with an extensive collection of military memorabilia, who also happens to be in a fight with the IRS. When she dies of a heart attack, Harry blames her death on the IRS and takes up the fight himself. As Harry's cause gains attention and supporters, the 'war' soon escalates into a full-scale seige with Harry right in the center. (imdb)
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The Black Bird The Black Bird (1975)
Summary: After the death of private detective Sam Spade, his son, Sam Spade Jr. (who only knew his father very briefly) is forced to inherit his San Francisco detective agency, much to his chagrin. He also must keep his father's sarcastic secretary, Effie Perrine ("Godzilla"), and must continue his father's tradition of "serving minorities"... (imdb)
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The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
Summary: The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces for a bungled robbery of the bank in Northfield, MN. (imdb)
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Day of the Outlaw Day of the Outlaw (1959)
Summary: Cowboys and ranchers have to put their differences aside when a gang of outlaws, led by army captain Jack Bruhn, decide to spend the night in a little Western town. (imdb)
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The Outfit The Outfit (1973)
Summary: When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that shortly before his brother was shot by two killers. They didn't know that the bank they robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's almost offed by a killer too, he pays the mobster Jack Manner a visit and demands reparation. His friend Cody helps him to gratify his thirst for revenge. (imdb)
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Love Is News Love Is News (1937)
Summary: Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. (imdb)
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Dark Waters Dark Waters (1944)
Summary: Leslie Calvin, the sole survivor of a submarine accident, goes to her relatives in order to recover emotionally. Unfortunately she encounters various scam artists led by Mr. Sydney who intend to kill her and steal the family assets. Dr. George Grover helps Leslie to defeat Sydney. (imdb)
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Thunder Over the Plains Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
Summary: In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers. (imdb)
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Plunder Road Plunder Road (1957)
Summary: On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a 10,000,000 dollar, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck loads, the team (only one of them a professional thief) make a would-be inconspicuous escape across country to what they hope will be a perfect getaway (imdb)
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The Lonely Man The Lonely Man (1957)
Summary: Gunslinger Jacob Wade finds his long-abandoned son Riley, now a young man who hates his father but has nowhere else to go. Hoping to settle down, Jacob finds no town will have him. They end at Monolith, the ranch of Jacob's former girlfriend Ada, to whom he had no intention of returning. A mustang hunt finds Riley himself attracted to the shapely Ada...and Jacob having trouble with his eyesight. And his visions of a quiet life are doomed by the re-appearance of enemies from his past. (imdb)
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The Indian Fighter The Indian Fighter (1955)
Summary: Johnny Hawks, a former Indian fighter, returns to the West after the Civil War. He reacquaints himself with the Indian band led by Red Cloud. Red Cloud's beautiful daughter has now grown into womanhood... Unscrupulous whisky traders are after the gold on Indian land. Hawks averts serious bloodshed by convincing Red Cloud to make a treaty... Hawks leads an Oregon-bound wagon train through Indian territory. When he slips away to see the chief's daughter, trouble between braves and whisky traders flares up anew, putting the wagon train and the nearby fort in peril... (imdb)
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Pigskin Parade Pigskin Parade (1936)
Summary: Bessie and Winston "Slug" Winters are married coaches whose mission is to whip their college football team into shape. Just in time, they discover a hillbilly farmhand and his sister. But the hillbilly farmhand's ability to throw melons enables him to become their star passing ace. (imdb)
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The Haunted Palace The Haunted Palace (1963)
Summary: Loosly based on H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward", this fright flick opens with a warlock(Vincent Price)placing a curse on a group of villagers about to burn him at the stake. Generations later, the warlock's descendent(also Vincent Price)returns to the village to pick up where his ancestor left off. (IMDb)
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One-Eyed Jacks One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Summary: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return. (imdb)
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Voodoo Island Voodoo Island (1957)
Summary: A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight (Boris Karloff) to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes that voodoo does exist when he discovers man-eating plants and a tribe of natives with bizarre powers. (imdb)
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Stranger on the Third Floor Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
Summary: Rising reporter Michael Ward is a key witness in the murder trial of young Joe Briggs, who is convicted on circumstantial evidence while swearing innocence. Mike's girl Jane believes in Joe and blames Mike, who (in a remarkable sequence) dreams he is himself convicted of murdering his nosy neighbor. Will his dream come true before Jane can find the real murderer? (imdb)
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Electra Glide in Blue Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
Summary: A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert. (imdb)
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Dillinger Dillinger (1945)
Summary: The rise of John Dillinger from petty criminal (including, unforgiveably, holding up a cinema) via prison and bank robbery with his new convict associates to the accolade of Public Enemy Number One. (imdb)
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Up in Arms Up in Arms (1944)
Summary: Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his best friend Joe. (imdb)
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Tom Horn Tom Horn (1980)
Summary: A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old west. (imdb)
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St. Ives St. Ives (1976)
Summary: Abner Procane, top L.A. burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St. Ives, crime books writer, to negotiate the return of those documents. (imdb)
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The Long Night The Long Night (1947)
Summary: Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation. (IMDb)
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The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Summary: Sam Spade, a private detective, gets involved in a murderous hunt for a valuable statuette (imdb)