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James Coburn

James Coburn

Date of Birth: Aug 31, 1928

Country: USA

Biography: James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 - November 18, 2002) was an American film and television actor. Coburn appeared in nearly 70 films and made over 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, and played a wide range of roles and won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction. (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 82 (Actor), 1 (Writer)

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    Payback: Straight Up (2006)
    Payback: Straight Up (2006) - Direct-to-Video
    Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.
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    American Gun (2002)
    In his last film, James Coburn plays a father who embarks on a nationwide journey to trace the line of ownership of the gun that killed his daughter. Starting with the gun factory, Martin travels to gun stores, trade shows, and individuals, also searching for his runaway granddaughter. (imdb)
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    Snow Dogs (2002)
    When Miami dentist (Gooding, Jr.) finds out that he's been named in a will, he travels to Alaska thinking he's going to be rich. Soon, his dream of wealth turns to mush when he finds out he has been left a team of racing dogs. As Ted's life goes to the dogs, he vows to learn to mush, no matter what it takes. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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    The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
    A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer. (imdb)
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    Monsters, Inc. (2001)
    The Academy Award-winning creators of "Toy Story" open the door to a frightfully funny world of monsters and mayhem and scare up lots of laughs in their new movie, Monsters, Inc. (Disney/Pixar)
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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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    Proximity (2001)
    An inmate serving time for vehicular homicide, overhears prison guards discussing plans for a murder and becomes a target himself. (imdb)
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    Deep Water (2000)
    Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and B) goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its up to our heros to save the day. (imdb)
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    Payback (1999)
    Val Resnick and Porter, two small time bandits, hit a Chinese gang together and manage to get $140,000. But Val Resnick needs 130 grand alone to buy himself back into his syndication. So, Val turns on Porter together with Porter's wife Lynn, who shoots him twice in the back. But Porter survives and half a year later, he is back, seeking his share of $70,000... (imdb)
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    Noah
    Noah's Ark (1999) - TV Mini-Series
    In the Biblical story from Genesis, God floods the world as Noah rescues his family and the animals in a gigantic ark. (imdb)
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    Mr. Murder (1998)
    Mr. Murder (1998) - TV Movie
    A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater (Stephen Baldwin), a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on inside his body and mind. Seven years later, Marty discovers that his double has his same physical appearance but has the personality of a murderer. (imdb)
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    Affliction (1997)
    An emotionally shattering drama about a man (Nolte) who has taken several wrong turns in his life and who now finds himself on a collision course with his own destiny. (Lions Gate Films)
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    Skeletons (1997)
    Skeletons (1997) - TV Movie
    A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay lover with the blade of a shovel. Wanting to keep the case quiet, the town turns against the journalist and his family when he begins digging into its secrets, until finally the accused man is found hanging in his cell and the truth comes out about more than just the killing. (imdb)
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    Keys to Tulsa (1997)
    Richter Boudreau is a son of local celebrity Cynthia who is not very successful and works as a film critic for local newspaper. In a short time he loses his job, heritage, and one of his "friends" starts to blackmail him. His only hope is that others around him are even bigger dummies. (imdb)
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    The Second Civil War (1997)
    A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer (imdb)
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    The Nutty Professor (1996)
    Grossly overweight Prof. Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love (imdb)
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    The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996)
    Mockumentary about the unexplained disappearance of a fictitious up-and-coming movie star. (imdb)
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    Eraser (1996)
    A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.
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    The Cherokee Kid (1996)
    When greedy land-grabber, Bloomington (Coburn), destroys his family, Isaiah (Sinbad) knows nothing about the world, but vows to someday get revenge. He learns about good and evil by being forced to rob a bank and then capturing the gang. (imdb)
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    The Set Up (1995)
    Charlie Thorpe, a security systems expert, gets caught during a robbery. When he is released from jail he is hired by a bank owner to design a fool proof system during the refurbishing of a bank. But shortly after it's finished he is blackmailed into cracking the security. (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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    Maverick (1994)
    Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (imdb)
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    Curse of the Dragon (1993)
    Documentary of the life of actor Bruce Lee, with interviews with cast members and crews who worked with him. (imdb)
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    The Hit List (1993)
    Charlie Pike is a pro hitman, but when he meets Yancy Butler, everything starts falling apart. (imdb)
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    Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
    Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be closed by the unscrupulous local authority chief Mr. Crisp.
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    Deadfall (1993)
    After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is soon drawn into his increasingly dangerous schemes. (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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    Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time (1992)
    Early in the 1990s, Hefner and others are interviewed on camera about Hefner's childhood and youth, the beginnings of Playboy and its later empire, what those enterprises meant to society, troubles with pundits, censors, and the government, and two crises within Hefner's world, the arrest and prosecution of a close associate and the murder of a model. (imdb)
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    Mastergate (1992)
    Mastergate (1992) - TV Movie
    "What did the President know -- and did he have any idea that he knew it?" That is the question...and puzzle to be solved by the Mastergate Hearings. It's manfate: To dig as far down as they can, no matter how high up that might take them. (imdb)
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    Hudson Hawk (1991)
    Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten to kill his friend Tommy. (imdb)
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    Young Guns II (1990)
    Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them... (imdb)
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    Death of a Soldier (1986)
    Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their voices. Despite the defense lawyer's concerns that the killer is not fit to stand trial, the US military presses forward with the case and its desire to have the killer executed in order to strengthen the shaky alliance. (imdb)
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    Martin
    Martin Steckert escapes from prison taking a man as hostage. But during their journey through the country both learn about each other and in the end become friends. (imdb)
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    Draw! (1984)
    Draw! (1984) - TV Movie
    In the final days of the Old West, a former desperado faces down a now drunken ex-sheriff, who was his long time nemesis. (imdb)
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    Digital Dreams (1983)
    A rich film tapestry of the life and times of Bill Wyman through which are woven whimsical fantasy sequences, brief historical slices of his 20 year career with the greatest Rock'n'Roll band ever, and intimate psycho-dramatic glimpses behind the public masks of this couple. A full-length feature containing drama, comedy, fantasy, historical content and animation to entertain all age groups." (from cover)
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    High Risk (1981)
    Four American friends, badly needing money, decide to make a commando-like raid into a South American country and steal $5 million from the hacienda of an American-born drug dealer who lives there. The four Americans then succeed rather easily in stealing the money, but soon run into trouble trying to get back out of the country, as both the drug dealer and a small army of bandits each hunt them down trying to get the money. (imdb)
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    Looker (1981)
    A plastic surgeon gets suspicious when models he has operated on begin to die in mysterious ways. With the help of Cindy, the next in line to be killed, he traces the deaths to a mysterious corporation which develops new technologies. (imdb)
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    The Baltimore Bullet (1980)
    A tale of two hustlers trying to set up a big game. (imdb)
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    Loving Couples (1980)
    Why do they call it "adultery," when it makes them act like children? (imdb)
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    Goldengirl (1979)
    A neo-Nazi Doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised and conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics. (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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    California Suite (1978)
    4 totally different and seperated stories of guests in a hotel. Maggie Smith and Michael Caine came from England to attend the Oscars; Jane Fonda came from New York, Alan Alda is her ex who lives in California; in the slapsticky part Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor and their wives come to the hotel to relax and play tennis and find there is only one room vacant... (imdb)
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    The Dain Curse (1978)
    The Dain Curse (1978) - TV Mini-Series
    Private eye investigates diamond theft, and becomes involved with an ancient family curse. (imdb)
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    Cross of Iron (1977)
    The film opens with a squad of seasoned German soldiers, led by a disillusioned but skilled sergeant... (imdb)
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    White Rock (1977)
    Documentary about the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck 1976.
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    Sky Riders (1976)
    Robert Culp plays Bracken, whose life seems perfect until his wife Ellen and their children are kidnapped by terrorists one day. After failed attempts to capture them back by the police, Ellen's ex husband enters the fray and plans his own rescue attempt. James Coburn plays McCabe, Ellen's ex-husband who hires a crew of professional hang gliders to help him rescue her and the kids from the terrorist's mountain top lair. (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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    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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    Hard Times (1975)
    In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts... (imdb)
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    Bite the Bullet (1975)
    A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert. (IMDb)
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    The Internecine Project (1974)
    Former secret agent Robert Elliot (Coburn) will be promoted to government advisor. In order to make sure no-one will ever know about his dirty past, he has invented a very ingenious plan to get rid of his four helpers: he gets them all to unknowingly kill each other in the course of a single night. (imdb)
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    Harry in Your Pocket (1973)
    A would-be criminal is taken in by a professional pickpocket, who teaches him how pickpockets work in teams. (imdb)
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    The Last of Sheila (1973)
    Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run car accident following a party one night. A year later her multi-millionaire husband, Clinton, invites a group of her friends to spend a week on a his yacht. He's a notorious practical joker and insists his guests play a mystery game where each has been assigned a crime for the others to discover.(imdb)
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    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    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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    The Carey Treatment (1972)
    Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it and so he digs deeper angering the girl's father in the process. Questions abound: Who performed the abortion? Was the girl really pregnant? And what does it have to do with stolen morphine, blackmail attempts, and a mysterious and dangerous masseur? (imdb)
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    The Honkers (1972)
    An over-the-hill rodeo champion is so self-centered that he ignores his wife, son, and best friend. (imdb)
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    A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)
    A dishonored army officer saves the lives of some hardened criminals on condition that they help him regain his honor. Will they live up to his expectations? (IMDd)
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    Duck, You Sucker (1971)
    An IRA explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they get drawn into the Mexican revolution. (imdb)
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    Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970)
    In this depressing slice of Southern decadence, Myrtle (Lynn Redgrave) is a woman of questionable virtue who marries an ailing man on a television game show. Jeb (James Coburn) hopes to sire an heir so his greedy half-brother (Robert Hooks) won't inherit the family fortune. Myrtle jumps into the beds of both Jeb and his brother Chicken in an effort to cover all the bases and get her own hands on the money. The story is taken from the Tennessee Williams play The Seven Descents Of Myrtle. (allmovie.com)
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    Hard Contract (1969)
    A cold-hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract. (imdb)
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    Duffy (1968)
    Duffy (James Coburn) is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane (James Fox), a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a little help from Segolene (Susannah York), Stefane's girlfriend - but also with an unexpected, sudden turn of events. (imdb)
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    Candy (1968)
    Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process. (imdb)
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    Waterhole #3 (1967)
    Some renegade Army men steal a cachet of gold and hide it in the desert for later use until a lone cowboy gets wind of it and wants it for himself. (TCM.com)
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    The President
    At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position get to him, and he runs away. Now spies from all over the world are after him, either to get him for their own side or to kill him and prevent someone else from getting him. (imdb)
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    In Like Flint (1967)
    Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed 90 seconds while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is "An Actor as President?") Flint finds that a group of women have banded together to take over the world through subliminal brainwashing in beauty salons they own. (imdb)
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    Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)
    A paroled conman co-ordinates the robbery of an L. A. Airport bank with the arrival of the Russians Premier. (imdb)
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    Our Man Flint (1966)
    James Bond spoof about a hipster spy who takes on villains that want to take over the world with an earthquake machine. (imdb)
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    What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
    A by-the-book Captain is ordered to capture a strategic village in Italy. The Italian soldiers are willing to surrender, if they can have a festival first. The lieutenant convinces the Captain this is the only way. Because of aerial reconnaissance, they must look like they are fighting. To sort this out an intelligence officer is sent in. Meanwhile the festival gets complicated with the Mayors daughter. (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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    A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
    Set on the high seas, this exciting and often hilarious adventure story concerns a group of children who are being sent to England by their parents, who are worried that their children are missing out on a civilized upbringing. But while floating across the ocean, a band of pirates hijacks the ship, spurring a sequence of outlandish events. Starring Anthony Quinn, Alexander Mackendrick's adaptation of Richard Hughes' novel is a rollicking affair. (Tower.com)
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    The Loved One (1965)
    Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery. (imdb)
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    The Americanization of Emily (1964)
    An American soldier's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission. (imdb)
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    The Great Escape (1963)
    Several hundred Allied POWs plan a mass escape from a German POW camp. (imdb)
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    Charade (1963)
    Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (imdb)
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    The Man from Galveston (1963)
    Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who actually shot the fatal bullet. (imdb)
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    Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
    Small squad must hold off German attack. (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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    Ride Lonesome (1959)
    A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely.(imdb)
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    Face of a Fugitive (1959)
    Escaped convict Fred MacMurray assumes an alternate identity to evade the law and ends reforming himself in the process.
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    Great Performances (1971)
    Combat! (1962)
    Combat! (1962) - TV Series