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Joseph Cotten
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Date of Birth: May 15, 1905

Country: USA

Biography: Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was an American film, stage and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. (Wikipedia)

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Shadowing the Third Man (2004)
Documentary about the production of The Third Man (1949). (imdb)
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The Survivor (1981)
A pilot who survived a plane crash uses a medium to remember what happened.
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Churchill and the Generals (1981)
This film is based on Winston Churchill's memoirs of his leadership of England from Dunkirk to D-Day. (allrovi.com)
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Delusion (1981)
A nurse goes to a house to care for a crippled old man. Then people in the house start being murdered. (imdb)
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Casino (1980)
Casino (1980) - TV Movie
Mike Connors is a suave gambler who owns a floating hotel/casino which takes a turn when the passengers are stalked by a saboteur during the casino ship's maiden voyage. (imdb)
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Heaven
Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming. Sheriff James Averill attempts to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle interests, and also clashes with a hired gun, Nathan Champion, over the woman they both love (imdb)
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The Hearse (1980)
Haunted hearse with mysterious driver menaces Trish Van Devere. (Chas. Balun)
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Guyana: Crime of the Century (1979)
Reverend James Johnson, the priest of an independent church in Guyana in South America, orders his followers to suicide. But not all follow him blindly and begin to think on their own. (imdb)
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Island of the Fishmen (1979)
After their prison barge goes down in the middle of the Caribbean, the doctor on board, Claude de Ross, and a group of convicts washes ashore a remote island where mad scientist Prof. Ernest Marvin is conducting a series of horrific experiments. When the prisoners begin to disappear one by one, Ross suspects that they've fallen into the hands of Marvin's grotesque creations. (netflix.com)
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Indagine su un delitto perfetto (1978)
The President of a big world trust is killed in the explosion of his sabotaged jet. He leaves behind him three vice-presidents who all die atrocious deaths. Millions of dollars are involved, and Scotland Yard has to discover the author of these crimes. (bfi)
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Caravans (1978)
In 1948, Mark Miller, a young diplomat, searches the desert for a politician's runaway daughter and Zuilifigar, her Bedouin lover. (TCM)
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Twilight
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. (imdb)
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Airport
Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under 100 feet of water. (imdb)
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann. (imdb)
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A Whisper in the Dark (1976)
Martino is a young child who claims to have an invisible friend called Luca. His parents assume it is just a game, but strange things start to happen. (imdb)
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Timber Tramps (1975)
Claude Akins plays a tough, hard-drinking Alaska logging foreman, who likes fighting only slightly less than working. (imdb)
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Syndicate Sadists (1975)
A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families. (imdb)
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F for Fake (1973)
A documentary about fraud and fakery. (imdb)
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Soylent Green (1973)
In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff. (imdb)
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A Delicate Balance (1973)
The setting is the comfortable Connecticut home of a well-to-do family. Agnes is a determined, powerful woman who feels she must hold her husband together and present a brave face to the world. Her husband, Tobias, is both retired and retiring, a man who cannot quite face up to life. (imdb)
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Baron Blood (1972)
A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had burned at the stake. Peter reads aloud the incantation that causes Baron Blood to return and continue his murderous tortures. (imdb)
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Lo Scopone scientifico (1972)
A wealthy American woman plays her annual game of cards with an impoverished couple in Rome.
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The Screaming Woman (1972)
A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has been buried alive. Her family, however, refuses to believe her story, and sees the incident as an opportunity to prove the woman's mind has snapped so they can take control of her money. (imdb)
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Lady Frankenstein (1971)
When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. (imdb)
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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Dr. Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death. (imdb)
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Assault on the Wayne (1971)
This made-for-television feature (which premiered on the ABC Movie Of The Week) attracted slightly more interest than usual, due in part to the presence an unusually recognizable supporting cast (including several players, such as Joseph Cotten, Keenan Wynn and Dewey Martin, who'd had real film careers, going back to the 1940's), and Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy in the lead. (allrovi.com)
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (imdb)
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The Grasshopper (1969)
Christine Adams, at 19, leaves her small town in British Columbia to follow her boy-friend to L.A., where he works for a bank, to live with him and have babies. He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. (imdb)
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Latitude Zero (1969)
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack. (imdb)
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Gangster
Gangster'70 takes elements from John Hustons The Asphalt Jungle and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and combines them into a brutal and at times sadistic heist story. It is mainly watchable for the wardrobe, the set design, the quirky camera angles and the new age editing. The heist is interesting as the gangsters force a passenger plane to make an unscheduled stop in Rome by the means of a fake bomb... (imdb comments)
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White Comanche (1968)
The twin sons of a white man and an Indian woman must struggle to overcome both their sibling rivalry and their conflicting identities. (All Movie Guide)
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It Takes a Thief (1968)
The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government. (imdb)
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Petulia (1968)
San Francisco physician, Archie Bollen, is divorcing, sorting out new relationships with his ex, her new man... (imdb)
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Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1967)
A meandering mule and an old prospector find gold and adventure in the Grand Canyon in this family programmer. (All Movie Guide)
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Jack of Diamonds (1967)
The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault. (imdb)
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The Hellbenders (1967)
An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy. (imdb)
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The Oscar (1966)
Frankie Fane has clawed his way to the top of the Hollywood heap. Now, as he's preparing to win his Oscar, his friend Hymie Kelly reminisces over their life together, and Frankie's ruthless struggle to the top and the people he's stepped on (i.e., everyone else in the movie) to make it there. (imdb)
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The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)
General Custer's fight to win equal rights for Native Americans leads to his undoing. (TCM.com)
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The Tramplers (1965)
Civil War soldier returns home to his father who can't accept the loss of the Confederates. Serious conflicts arouse which split the family. (imdb)
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The Money Trap (1965)
A cop with financial problems turns crooked. (TCM.com)
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Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Charlotte Hollis, wealthy southern spinster, is shunned by her community for the grizzly murder some 40 years prior of her intended, John Mayhew. Even though her guilt in the matter was never proven, the townspeople liken her to a modern-day Lizzie Borden (imdb)
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Alexander the Great (1963)
The year is 330 BC and Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military minds of all time, begins his march through Persia. Soon he will battle the Persian army in his first direct engagement with King Darius III, a pivotal event in his journey to conquering much of the known world. However, before facing his great rival Alexander must first face down his own war weary army and dissent from his internal rivals.
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The Last Sunset (1961)
Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O'Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy. (imdb)
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The Angel Wore Red (1960)
Dirk Bogarde plays a doubt-stricken priest who finds himself attracted to a beautiful Cabaret girl (Ava Gardner) during the Spanish Civil War.
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Touch of Evil (1958)
A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in an American border town when they become embroiled in a frame-up planned by the town's chief investigator (imdb)
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From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane (Joseph Cotton) invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show it's potential he plans to send a rocket to the moon... (imdb)
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The Halliday Brand (1957)
As a man returns home to see his dying father, the story of the alienation between father and son is told in flashback. Purposely letting his daughter's lover get lynched, shooting the lynched man's father when he threatens him with a gun, and the bullying tactics used by him as a Sheriff causes the son to leave. The son now plans to ruin his father and get his Sheriff's badge removed. (imdb)
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The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van Johnson)hiding in his garage. A former drunkard, Donald had been sent to the penitentiary five years previously for killing a man in a barroom brawl. It was in self-defense but P.M. hadn't defended his brother and he was convicted. (imdb)
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The Killer Is Loose (1956)
A savings-and-loan bank is robbed; later, a police wiretap identifies teller Leon Poole as inside man. In capturing him, detective Sam Wagner accidentally kills Poole's young wife, and at his trial Poole swears vengeance against Wagner. About three years later, Poole (until then a model prisoner) abruptly takes his chance to kill a guard and escape. It's clear during the ensuing manhunt that Poole is obsessed in pursuit of a single end; but not quite the end everyone supposes. (imdb)
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Special Delivery (1955)
The Pacific Rim's best bonded courier is tasked with delivering a bratty 15-year-old to her mother in the U.S. amid a bitter custody battle and escalating stakes. (imdb)
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Niagara (1953)
As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife (Marilyn Monroe) and her husband reach the level of murder. (imdb)
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A Blueprint for Murder (1953)
What to do about a suspected murderess who can't be convicted? (imdb)
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Othello (1952)
Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello's envious underling Iago (imdb)
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The Wild Heart (1952)
A re-editing of Gone to Earth after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a prologue. (2) Adding scenes explaining things, often by putting labels or inscriptions on them. (3) Adding more close-ups of Jennifer Jones... (imdb)
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The Steel Trap (1952)
A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be missed until the bank opens on the following Monday. He and his wife, who doesn't know what he has done, then take a flight to Brazil. After some difficulties, they get as far as New Orleans, where his wife discovers the reason for their flight and what he has done. She leaves him and returns home. (imdb)
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Untamed Frontier (1952)
The Denbow family hope to freeze out homesteaders by denying access across their land; but to evade a murder charge, Glenn Denbow marries the only witness, Jane, who's conveniently in love with him, but favors the settlers. When Glenn goes back to his blackmailing old flame Lottie, a warm regard develops between Jane and cousin Kirk Denbow. Things come to a head when an impending range war coincides with a rustling foray. (imdb)
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The Man with a Cloak (1951)
In 1848, a young Frenchwoman, Madeline Minot, goes to New York City to see Thevenet, the grandfather of her fiance. Thevenet had been with Napoleon and may be sympathetic to the political aims of his grandson. She finds the old man in very bad spirits, living in a large house with a housekeeper and a butler who are just waiting for him to die (and perhaps helping him along a bit) so they can inherit his fortune. (imdb)
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Half Angel (1951)
Nora Gilpin is a demure nurse, who has just become engaged to her long-time beau, Tim. She is also secretly fighting her attraction to attorney, John Raymond, whom she insists she dislikes. However, at night, she sleepwalks and adopts a different --and sexier-- personality. Nora then seeks out John and expresses her true feelings for him. (imdb)
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Peking Express (1951)
Onboard a train traveling through Red China, Dr. Michael Bachlin (Joseph Cotten) becomes romantically involved with an intriguing, if shady, lady (Corinne Calvet). (filmsandtv.com)
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Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
A charming, smooth-talking gambler calling himself Chris Hale arrives in Ashton, home of the Corelli shoe factory. Claiming to have lived there as a boy, he soon ingratiates himself with the townspeople... including attractive heiress Elaine Corelli, wheelchair-bound since a recent accident. Chris, hoping to leave crime behind, seems to have excellent prospects; but of course, his past catches up with him... (imdb)
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Two Flags West (1950)
Sixty Confederate prisoners of war are granted an amnesty and go west to fight the Indians. (TCM)
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September Affair (1950)
An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path. (imdb)
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Under Capricorn (1949)
In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him... (imdb)
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The Third Man (1949)
Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who has invited him, recently died in a car accident.(imdb)
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Beyond the Forest (1949)
Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby... (imdb)
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Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Eben Adams is a struggling artist in Depression era New York who has never been able to find inspiration for a painting. One day, after he finally finds someone to buy a painting from him, a young girl named Jennie Appleton appears and strikes up an unusual friendship with Eben. (imdb)
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The Farmer
Swedish-American farmer's daughter Katrin 'Katie' Holstrom leaves the farm to study nursing in the big, wicked city. Thanks to a chiseling acquaintance, her tuition and expense money disappears the first day, and she's forced to get a job... as a domestic for congressman Glenn Morley... (imdb)
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Duel in the Sun (1946)
When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chevez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas... (imdb)
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Love Letters (1945)
A soldier falls for the woman who may have killed his best friend. (imdb)
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Gaslight (1944)
Paula's aunt Alice Alquist, a famous entertainer, is murdered in her home. Paula, who lives with her aunt finds the body... (imdb)
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Since You Went Away (1944)
While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct. (imdb)
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Ginger Rogers is a convict released from state penitentiary for a Christmas leave. On the train, she meets Sergeant Joseph Cotton who has been released from a mental hospital and she invites him home for dinner. (imdb)
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Hers to Hold (1943)
Deanna Durbin is all grown up in Hers to Hold, the unofficial sequel to her "Three Smart Girls" films of the 1930s. Durbin plays Penelope Craig, the starry-eyed daughter of wealthy Judson and Dorothy Craig (Charles Winninger, Nella Walker). Developing a crush on much-older playboy Bill Morley (Joseph Cotton), Penelope stops at nothing to land the elusive Morley as her husband. (allrovi.com)
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Journey Into Fear (1943)
A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents... (imdb)
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Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
A young woman thinks her uncle may be a serial killer.
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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family... (imdb)
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Lydia (1941)
Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, invites several men her own age to her home to reminisce about the times when they were young and courted her. In memory, each romance seemed splendid and destined for happiness, but in each case, Lydia realizes, the truth was less romantic, and ill-starred. (imdb)
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Citizen Kane (1941)
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance (imdb)
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Too Much Johnson (1938)
Too Much Johnson is a 1938 American comedy film written and directed by Orson Welles. The film was made three years before Welles directed Citizen Kane, but it was never publicly screened. The film was believed to be lost, but in 2008 a print was discovered in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy. The film premiered Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, with the possibility of being available online later in the year. (en.wikipedia.org)
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