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Maxwell Shane

Total Titles at Criticker: 47 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Writer (47) | Director (5)
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Nightmare (1956)
A musician was hypnotised in order to commit a crime. When he wakes up he tries to find the truth with the help of his brother-in-law who is a police officer. (imdb)
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Hell
After being jilted, Payne drank himself out of a job in the L.A. district attorney's office and now serves as bouncer in a Vegas casino. A wheelchair-bound stranger (Francis L. Sullivan) engages him to locate a ruby that disappeared in a Caribbean plane crash; the bait is that it may be in the possession of the woman (Mary Murphy) who jilted him. (imdb)
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The Naked Street (1955)
A mobster (Quinn) springs a condemmed murderer (Grainger) because he got his sister (Bancroft) pregnant. (imdb)
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The Glass Wall (1953)
A World War II refugee fights to stay in the U.S. (TCM.com)
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City Across the River (1949)
The macho head of an urban community center tries to reform juvenile delinquents. (imdb)
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Mr. Reckless (1948)
Oil field worker William Eythe returns to his hometown to discover his former girlfriend is going to marry an older cafe owner. Despite his best efforts to stay away, he is continually involved with the couple with tragic results.
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Big Town Scandal (1948)
Steve Wilson, crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne battles against the core of the city's vice - its young delinquents. He takes five of the worst young offenders and molds them into the town's best basketball team. The leader of the kid gang, Tommy Malone, ties in with two hoodlums and agrees to throw the basketball game.
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Big Town After Dark (1947)
A crusading newspaper reporter battles big-city gambling interests. (imdb)
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I Cover Big Town (1947)
One of the four films in the Pine-Thomas series based on radio's long-running "Big Town." This time out, society editor Lorelei Kilbourne is assigned to the police beat. Her paper, "The Illustrated Press", following its usual policy of socially-correct muckraking by crusading editor Steve Wilson, is putting heat on the chief of police. But Lorelei believes the chief is qualified to do the job. (imdb)
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Seven Were Saved (1947)
Shortly after WW2, a military transport plane carrying an assortment of passengers crashes into the South China Sea forcing the survivors to await their rescue into a life-raft.
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Adventure Island (1947)
Travelers find themselves marooned on an island with a maniacal self-made ruler. (imdb)
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Fear in the Night (1947)
Bank teller Vince Grayson wakes from a nightmare in which he and an unknown woman murdered a man in a strange, mirrored room. Only a dream...but Vince finds that he has physical objects and bruises from his "dream." His cop brother-in-law dismisses his story...until the family, on a picnic, takes shelter from a thunderstorm in a deserted mansion containing that mirrored room. Is doom closing in on Vince? (imdb)
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Tokyo Rose (1946)
An American prisoner-of-war in Tokyo, manages to escape and hooks up with the Japanese underground. He plans to kill Tokyo Rose because one of her broadcasts led to the death of a buddy. With the help of a war correspondent, he kidnaps the turncoat disc-jockey but, while trying to reach a rendezvous spot with an American submarine, the Japanese soldiers overtake them.
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People Are Funny (1946)
Two rivaling radio producers try to get the same sponsor. So they try to overtop each other with new ideas. (imdb)
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Scared Stiff (1945)
The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers. (imdb)
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Gambler
The professional gambler Ross Hadley is the owner of a posh gaming establishment in the heart of New York. Hadley's main antagonist is his childhood friend Mike McGlennon. McGlennon, now a police lieutenant, is determined to stop the gambling activities of Hadley. Hadley's and McGlennnon's relationship becomes more complex, when they notice, that they both are in love with the attractive Mary Hayes. Mary sings in nightclubs under the stage name 'Vi Parker.' (imdb)
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The Navy Way (1944)
The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.
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One Body Too Many (1944)
Insurance salesman Albert Tuttle arrives at the Cyrus J. Rutherford estate to sell the millionaire some life insurance. Rutherford is already dead and his heirs have gathered at the mansion to hear the reading of the will. Rutherford's will won't be read until he is properly entombed and the heirs are forced to stay on the premises or be denied their inheritance. Tuttle soon finds himself mixed up in shenanigans involving Rutherford's niece, secret passages, a missing body and murder. (imdb)
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Timber Queen (1944)
Russ Evans, A WWII veteran army pilot, decides to check up on the widow of an old war buddy of his, Elaine Graham. The logging company she inherited is doing poorly, but Elaine gets an order in for a huge shipment of lumber. Russ and his friend Squirrel volunteer to help her cut the timber for the shipment, along with her friends Smacksie Golden and his girlfriend Lil Boggs, who are not used to doing physical labor. (Amazon)
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Alaska Highway (1943)
Pop Ormsby wins the contract from the Army Engineer Corps for the construction of the Alaska Highway connecting Alaska to Canada. The elder of his two sons, Woody Ormseby, decides he had rather fight with bullets than bulldozers but is assigned by the Army to work on the project. Woody and his younger brother Steve are both rivals for the affection of Ann Caswell, the daughter of Road Engineer Blair Caswell. (imdb)
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High Explosive (1943)
Mike Douglas (Barry Sullivan), owner of a nitroglycerin concern hires his old friend "Buzz" Mitchell (Chester Morris), a race-driver of midget-auto cars who has been banned from racing, to go to work hauling nitro. (imdb)
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Cowboy in Manhattan (1943)
Bob Allen, a struggling songwriter poses as a millionaire cowboy to win Broadway star Babs Lee. (imdb)
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Tornado (1943)
Pete Ramsey is a hard-working coal miner who falls in love with and marries scheming showgirl Victory Kane. Victory presses Pete to fight for the position of the mine superintendent, which he earns. Unable to bear her poor surroundings and unsatisfied with being a miners wife, Victory decides to climb the social ladder and have an affair with the wealthy owner of the mine, Gary Linden (Conway), unbeknownst to her faithful husband. Suddenly, a ferocious tornado forms and hits the town.
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Minesweeper (1943)
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret. (imdb)
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Aerial Gunner (1943)
Old rivals are pitted against each other in basic training and fight for the same woman. (imdb)
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Submarine Alert (1943)
Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed to see if the Nazis recruit them to complete work on the prototype radio.
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A Letter from Bataan (1942)
Wartime propaganda film intended to encourage more active participation in the U.S. war effort.
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The Price of Victory (1942)
Vice-President narrates a patriotic, propaganda short designed to boost morale in the the early days of World War II. (imdb)
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Wrecking Crew (1942)
Follows a crew as they work under a deadline set by their boss to complete the demolition of a building. Touches on the lives of several of the crew in their lives away from the job and shows the comraderie of the crew in their work and even away from work.
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Eyes of the Underworld (1942)
Blackmail and murder in a tale of an auto-theft ring. (imdb)
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Wildcat (1942)
A wildcatter, broke but slick, manages to acquire a lease for oil-rich land but ruthless competitors sabotage his oil company any way they can.
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Flying Blind (1941)
A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire. (imdb)
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Too Many Blondes (1941)
A man whose girlfriend turned him down and married another man tries to break up their marriage.
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Power Dive (1941)
Arlen plays a tough test pilot in this solid B action film. He and his brother develop a new secret aircraft made out of plastic. (imdb)
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Forced Landing (1941)
A Pacific Islands dictator must compete with a military pilot for a woman's affection, and underhandedly dispatches him on a suicide mission. (imdb)
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No Hands on the Clock (1941)
Private detective Humphrey Campbell informs his harried boss that not only has he tracked down the missing girl from his last case, but also married her. Before they can start their honeymoon, Campbell is dragged into another missing person case, which develops into a kidnapping related to a plague of bank robberies. By investigating a skein of blondes, redheads and brunettes, he invokes the suspicions of the Feds, as well as his jealous new bride. (imdb)
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The Mummy
A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest (George Zucco) and the living mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) who are the guardians of Ananka's tomb. (imdb)
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S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939)
A television hoax unleashes pandemonium as citizens believe New York City is being washed away.
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Grand Jury Secrets (1939)
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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The Invisible Killer (1939)
A fiendish killer uses sound waves to commit his murders. (imdb)
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Adventure in Sahara (1938)
In this desert adventure, a cruel commander viciously rules a regiment of foreign legionnaires. They tire of his brutality and rebel, stranding the despot and his few loyal soldiers in the burning sands with a few supplies. The deposed commander vows that he will return to civilization and have his revenge. (allmovie.com)
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Tip-Off Girls (1938)
A federal agent goes after a hijacking ring that uses beautiful women to help it hijack the rigs of unsuspecting truckers. (imdb)
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She
Carol Rogers returns from Europe to discover that her recently deceased father has left her with huge debts and no resources to pay them. Aunt Jane suggests that Carol marry a South American millionaire, but, Carol refuses and vows to find a job instead. Waldo, a bookmaker, and Aunt Jane plot the perfect scheme. They arrange for Carol to be hired as a secretary for rich bachelor racetrack enthusiast and coffee magnate , Fuller Partridge. Fuller soon falls for Carol but doesn't let her know. (imdb)
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This Way Please (1937)
A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man, he realizes he's fallen for her and plots to break up her impending marriage.
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Thrill of a Lifetime (1937)
"Howdy" Nelson believes there is no such think as real love and that romance can be cooked up between any eligible persons (of the opposite sex.) He is so imbued with the idea that he has established a summer camp for that reason,and has written a play on the subject. The Yacht Club Boys visit the camp, misrepresenting themselves as Broadway producers, and the talented guest of the camp put on Nelson's play...which all ends up with a lot of marriage mating.
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You
Hal Adams tries to win the heart of Broadway star Betty Bradley. (imdb)
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You Can
The film begins with a knuckle-head playboy (Preston Foster) working on a road crew dressed in a tux in order to win a bet. Apparently, this guy will take on any bet or act on a whim. This becomes very apparent when he disrupts a food giveaway hosted by the mayor's daughter and as a result of this, he announces he's running for mayor--though he seems very much apolitical and has no interest in the job. Later, when he once again meets up with the mayor's daughter they supposedly fall in love.
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