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John Huston
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Date of Birth: Aug 5, 1906

Country: USA

Biography: John Huston directed some of the most famous movies of the 20th century, including the Humphrey Bogart classics The Maltese Falcon (1941), Key Largo (1948), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and The African Queen (1951). A writer, painter, big-game hunter, actor, director and larger-than-life character off-screen, Huston was the son of actor Walter Huston and grew up around vaudeville until he was a teenager.

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (41) | Director (41) | Writer (19)
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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture.
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Discovering Treasure: The Story of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre (2003)
Documentary on John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948).
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A Linguagem de Orson Welles (1990)
Orson Welles acted in Brazilian culture and music by deeply researching Brazil's historical geology, consciously completing a legendary cultural mission. Although being turned down by Hollywood producers, he developed a triumphantly accomplished mission in the language domain... (imdb)
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The Dead (1987)
John Huston's last film is a labor of love at several levels: an adaptation of perhaps one of the greatest pieces of English-language literature by one of Huston's favorite authors, James Joyce (imdb)
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Mister Corbett
Mr Corbett is a cruel employer to Ben Partridge. One night on New Years Eve Ben is sent out to deliver some medicine. Along the way he wishes his master was dead, little knowing that the man he is delivering to is the Collector of Souls. (imdb)
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Momo (1986)
In the village of Momo the pace of time goes very slowly. Nobody is bothering about stress but everyone has time to chat and rest - until the day the grey men arrive. With a great selling strategy they offer the people an account to collect time... (imdb)
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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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Prizzi
A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other. (imdb)
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
Pilot for the remake of the 1950'-1960's TV series introduces four episodes which were remakes of the original episodes from the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" series. (imdb)
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Epic (1985)
During a massive flood, two children are rescued by a family of dingoes, which subsequently raises them as their own. When the children come of age, they must go out into the world and collect the "secrets of life", before becoming the new king and queen of the dingoes.
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Under the Volcano (1984)
Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939... (imdb)
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Lovesick (1983)
A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it. (imdb)
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Annie (1982)
Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girls adventures in finding a family that will take her. (imdb)
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Victory (1981)
As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape. (imdb)
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Head On (1980)
A young couple gets so caught up in their sexual games and role playing that they begin to act them out in public. (imdb)
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The Return of the King (1980)
Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle. (imdb)
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Phobia (1980)
A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias. (imdb)
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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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Wise Blood (1979)
A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church. (imdb)
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Jaguar Lives! (1979)
A world's new kung-fu hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs and help save the world from an evil con (Christopher Lee). (imdb)
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The Visitor (1979)
The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil. (imdb)
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The Greatest Battle (1978)
A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war. (imdb)
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The Word (1978)
The Word (1978) - TV Mini-Series
A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of the Bible, but he finds himself enmeshed in controversy and intrigue.
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The Bermuda Triangle (1978)
The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening. (imdb)
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The Hobbit (1977)
A homebody demi-human in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon. (imdb)
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Tentacles (1977)
Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a tunnel beneath the bay might have poisoned the environment and caused an octopus to mutate to giant dimensions. Just at the same time a great sailing regatta with many children is started - among them Turner's nephew Tommy. (imdb)
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Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)
Roger Moore dons the deerstalker and pipe to play master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. In this mystery, Holmes pursues his arch-enemy Moriarty (John Huston) to New York, which the villainous scoundrel has carried out the ultimate bank robbery. Meanwhile, Holmes enjoys a blossoming romance with Charlotte Rampling, who becomes the target of a kidnap by (yes, you've guessed it) Moriarty. (imdb)
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The Wind and the Lion (1975)
At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention. (imdb)
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Two British soldiers in India are mistaken for gods. (imdb)
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Breakout (1975)
A bush pilot is hired for $50,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner. (imdb)
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Chinatown (1974)
Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.
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Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaves humans to live in peace. But warning factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability. (imdb)
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Joseph Rearden takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the Scrubs. From there he escapes in the company of a convicted spy and is taken to a remote manor at an unknown location where he is kept isolated. He overpowers his guard and flies, but nothing is quite what it seems in this drama of intrigue as Rearden pursues his quarry from Ireland to Malta. (imdb)
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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and unpredictable notions Roy Bean distinguishes between lawbreakers and lawgivers by way of his pistols. (imdb)
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Fat City (1972)
The hard times of poor white fighters in California provide the background for this brilliant, unflinching and sorely overlooked masterpiece by director John Huston. Stacy Keach is Tully, a down-on-his-luck alcoholic boxer earning money as a field worker while trying for a comeback. Tully tries to pass his wisdom on to Ernie (Jeff Bridges), his 18-year-old protégé, attempting to give the kid the chances he missed.
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide he's a goner and leave him behind to die. When he recovers instead, he swears revenge on them and tracks them and their paranoiac expedition leader down. (imdb)
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The Bridge in the Jungle (1971)
Gale (Charles Robinson) is an idealistic and naive young hunter who ignores warnings that no one can survive for long in the jungles of Mexico except the native Indians. He tries to hunt crocodiles but becomes delirious, disoriented and nears death. Sleigh (John Huston) is a veteran hunter living among the natives who rescues Gale just in time. As he recovers in the Indian village, Gale listens to Sleigh's denunciation of the evils of modern society (ie. money, greed and oil). (allmovie.com)
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Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Myron Breckinridge (Rex Reed) is waiting for his sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon (John Carradine) stumbles into the operating room. Before the drugged doctor begins Myron's operation, he counsels him. Myron persists and the doctor goes through with it. An enthusiastic audience observing the operation applauds the medical achievement and rises in a standing ovation... (imdb)
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The Kremlin Letter (1970)
A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. (imdb)
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Sinful Davey (1969)
Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of Argyll, among other feats. Unfortunately, he is handicapped by the fact that his childhood playmate Annie is equally determined to track him down and save his soul. (imdb)
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De Sade (1969)
The Marquis de Sade escapes from an insane asylum where he has been confined for committing unnatural sex acts and for his opposition to the French royalty. The marquis takes refuge in the ruined mansion where he was reared, and there he meets his uncle, the Abbé de Sade, who forces the marquis to remember his past life. (TCM)
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A Walk with Love and Death (1969)
A student decides to leave Paris and the University during the War of the Roses. He walks through the French countryside and encounters a variety of people, each of whom has been affected by the violence of the time in different ways. He meets a beautiful young noblewoman (played by Angelica Huston, in her first role) and takes shelter in her father's castle for one night. Several days later, the news reaches him that the castle has been burned by peasants... (TCM.com)
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Rocky Road to Dublin (1968)
A documentary about the contemporary situation within the Republic of Ireland
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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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Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post. (imdb)
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Casino Royale (1967)
In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (imdb)
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The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966)
John Huston hosts and narrates this documentary about the tragic star.
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The Bible (1966)
Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac. (IMDb)
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. (imdb)
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The Cardinal (1963)
A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
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The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
Messenger asks a friend to check into a list of names before leaving on a trip. When his plane is blown out of the sky, the matter becomes more serious. As his friend checks into the list, each seems to have died in mysterious circumstances. As he goes down the list, the deaths become more recent and a race to find the remaining survivors and what put each of them on this list ensues. (IMDb)
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Freud (1962)
This pseudo-biographical movie depicts 5 years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennan psychologist Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure hysteric patients, because they believe they're just simulating to gain attention. But Freud learns to use hypnosis to find out the reasons for the psychosis. His main patient is a young woman who refuses to drink water and is plagued by always the same nightmare. (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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The Unforgiven (1960)
Odd Western about racial intolerance focuses around Kiowa claim that the Zachary daughter is one of their own, stolen in a raid. The dispute results in other whites' turning their backs on the Zacharys when the truth is revealed by Mother... (imdb)
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The Roots of Heaven (1958)
A final condemnation of violence and intolerance through the story of Morel's adventures. Morel lives in Africa and can not stand the massacre of the elephants. He starts to fight to banish this hunt and to awake the world's consciousness. As he starts, nobody supports him, but thanks to American reporter Sedgwick, he becomes famous. (imdb)
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The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a young geisha. (imdb)
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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
A Marine and a Nun, both shipwrecked on a Pacific Island, find solace in one another as the two wait out the war. (imdb)
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Moby Dick (1956)
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (imdb)
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Beat the Devil (1953)
On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen... (imdb)
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Moulin Rouge (1952)
Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (imdb)
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The African Queen (1951)
In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (imdb)
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The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. (imdb)
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The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (imdb)
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We Were Strangers (1949)
China Valdes joins the Cuban underground after her brother is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. She meets and falls in love with American expatriate Tony Fenner. Tony develops a plan to tunnel under the city's cemetery to a plot owned by a high official, assassinate him, and blow up the whole Cuban hierarchy at the ensuing state funeral. Together with a band of dedicated revolutionaries, they begin digging. (imdb)
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Frank Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
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On Our Merry Way (1948)
A multipart comedy linked by inquiring reporter Burgess Meredith. It is Meredith's job to interview several people, asking them what effect children have had on their lives. First he checks with two itinerant musicians, who earn extra under-the-counter money by fixing a music contest so the mayor's son will win. Next he meets Hollywood extras Dorothy Lamour and Victor Moore, who are hired to work with a precocious child star. Finally, the old "Ransom of Red Chief" twist is given to the tale of h (Answers.com)
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Key Largo (1948)
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (imdb)
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Let There Be Light (1946)
Documentary about a group of WWII soldiers recovering from mental trauma in a psychiatric institute.
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Three Strangers (1946)
According to legend, a Chinese idol will grant a wish to three strangers who are all wishing for the same thing. A woman finds two men to make a wish with her, but will it help them with their personal troubles?
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Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)
An American wartime propaganda film about the history of Japan from the 16th century to the 1930's.
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San Pietro (1945)
San Pietro (1945) - Short Film
John Huston narrates a documentary on the battle of San Pietro during WWII. Featuring a realistic look at war by consisting entirely of footage shot by cameramen deployed in the battle.
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Dark Waters (1944)
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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Tunisian Victory (1944)
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Report from the Aleutians (1943)
A official documentary movie about the misson of the US forces on an island of the Aleutians, from which US bombers are attacking the Japanese occupied island Kiska. The movie includes footage from a bombing raid over Kiska with B-17 and B-24 bombers. (imdb)
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In This Our Life (1942)
A young woman dumps her fiancée and runs off with her sister's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide... (imdb)
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Across the Pacific (1942)
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled... (imdb)
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Winning Your Wings (1942)
James Stewart, famous actor and now a Lieutenant in the US Army Air Forces, hosts and narrates this short film aimed at the recruitment of officer candidates. He states that there is a great mobilization, and that 90 thousand new flying officers are needed. Due to this heavy need, he discusses how the prerequisites have been altered to encourage recruitment. He also discusses the great rate of pay, benefits, training and other advantages enjoyed by flying officers.
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The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Sam Spade, a private detective, gets involved in a murderous hunt for a valuable statuette (imdb)
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High Sierra (1941)
Roy 'Mad Dog' Earle is broken out of prison by an old associate who wants him to help with an upcoming robbery... (imdb)
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Jezebel (1938)
Set in antebellum New Orleans during the early 1850's, this film follows Julie Marsden through her quest for social redemption on her own terms... (imdb)
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Death Drives Through (1935)
The race car designer Kit Woods is in love with Kay Lord. Kay's father is against her relationship with Kit. Kit also has to do with the competition from his rival Garry Ames. (imdb)
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Law and Order (1932)
A lawman sets out to tame Tombstone, Arizona. (imdb)
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A House Divided (1931)
In a small Pacific village, a widowed fisherman marries a girl young enough to be his daughter. Complications ensue when the new wife falls in love with her husband's son. (imdb)
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