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14-year-old Kurt Russell plays Jamie, an orphaned boy heading westward with a wagon train. Charles Bronson tops the cast as wagon scout Linc Murdock, who runs into difficulties when he meets old flame Maria (Susan Oliver), who is now married to corrupt lawman Rance Macklin (Jan Merlin). The jealous Macklin has Murdock arrested, but Maria frees him, permitting Murdock and Jamie to embark on a new adventure involving a "lost" gold mine.
Dr. Xaviers experiments with X-Ray vision start to go wrong.
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)
When master monster make-up man Pete is sacked by the new bosses of American International studios he uses his creations to exact revenge.
In the 16th century a small band of warriors from the Spanish Ptolemy Firello expedition in California mutinies. Led by one of Firello's lieutenants, a huge, depraved giant of a man known as Vargas, the group heads off into the mountains to search for gold and is never heard from again. Hundreds of years later, a lightning bolt frees Vargas from a state of suspended animation underground and sends him out to terrorize a rural mountain village.
Small-town sheriff discovers that gun-fighting is the only way to clean up the town. (imdb)
A young man, Facing torture and possibly death for his Christian beliefs, confesses his fears to Peter, who awaits a similar fate. Peter tells him of fear he felt in following Jesus' arrest in the Garden of Gethesamene, when he denied knowing him three times - and yet Jesus told him that he would be the rock upon which the Church was built. Peter goes on to relate the events of the passion week, including the Christ's crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.
Bronco (1958) - TV Series
A former confederate soldier wanders the old west, and meets such famous characters as Jesse James, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Pat Garrett arrives in Abilene where he catches five of Butch Cassidy's gang. He calls in Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson and they learn there is a half million dollar shipment of money arriving by train and Cassidy is amassing enough men to take it. They also realize he has tapped the telegraph line and they send a false message saying the money is already in the Abilene bank. But the townspeople not only refuse to fight but they release the prisoners trying to avoid a gungight in their town. (imdb)
Zombiefied sailors guard the treasure of a ship they went down with 60 years earlier. A group of sailors scoff at the legend, and decide to retrieve the diamonds from the ocean floor only to discover the hard way that there is some truth to legends. (imdb)
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a military cover-up. (imdb)
The United States Air Force shrugs off reports of a large Unidentified Flying Object that is undetectable on radar. However, things change once a jet is attacked and destroyed by what's seems to be a massive extraterrestrial bird. The destructive creature seems impervious to all attack and the race to save the world from this menace falls into the hands of an electronics engineer and a mathematician.
A giant asteroid crashes into the ocean near Mexico. A trio of scientists investigate and discover a giant machine. Meanwhile, a colleague of the scientists has been possessed by an alien electricity, and is controlling the actions of a 100-foot-tall robot, which is heading for Los Angeles and destroying all in its path.
Major Clint Drango of the U.S. Army and his aide, Capt. Banning, ride into a burned-out Georgia town shortly after the end of the Civil War with orders to set up a military governorship. The townspeople are bitter over the destruction of their homes, but they do not know that Drango was a participant in that destruction. Renegade former Confederates under Clay Allen plan to undermine Drango's benign administration in hopes of restarting the war. (imdb)
Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son. (imdb)
An imprisoned gunfighter is offered parole on one condition--that he track down and bring in Jesse James. (imdb)
M Squad (1957) - TV Series
The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.
Dr. Russell Marvin heads up Operation Skyhook, which is tasked with sending rockets into the upper atmosphere to probe for future space flights. Unfortunately, all the rockets are somehow disappearing... (imdb)
Indian Agent sent to try new approach to peace with Apaches based on respect for autonomy rather than submission to Army. Wins over reservation chiefs and the Indian widow (Bancroft) given to him as housekeeper. Through use of diplomacy and demonstrations of faith in Apache leaders, reservation is put on the road to autonomy. Conflicts arise between Apache widow and Eastern wife but latter has a lot to learn. (imdb)
Don Pablo Salazar steals a fortune in jewels from an Indian tribe and an Aztec medicine man puts a curse on the jewels until they are returned. Years later an American insurance man, Breen Mathews (Willard Parker) promises to deliver the Salazar fortune to the rightful heir after Luis Salazar, son of Don Pablo, is killed. Breen heads for Topaz, where he hopes to find the surviving heir, Teresa. (imdb)
Part of an outlaw gang rides into town to rob the bank and their accomplice is the local undertaker. The robbery goes awry and they are captured but the money is not found. While the prisoners are being transferred, the rest of the gang overpowers the posse, frees the prisoners, and returns to town. The undertaker's wife finds the money and tries to flee putting the townspeople's life in jeopardy as the outlaw leader plans to start shooting them unless he gets the money. (imdb)
The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot. (imdb)
One of Republic's most elaborate productions of the 1950s, The Eternal Sea is the biography of American admiral John M. Hoskins. Sterling Hayden delivers a superbly understated performance as Hoskins, who continued to serve throughout WW2 despite the loss of a leg in the early phases of the conflict. The admiral's farsighted activities as commander of the aircraft carrier Princeton led to the development of the more sophisticated jet-aircraft carriers of the Korean War. (allrovi.com)
Ben Trane and Joe Erin, two rival soldiers of fortune who team to fight for the highest bidder. The two men come to loggerheads when Trane's sweetheart Nina begs them to fight on the side of the rebels, while the wealthy Marquis de Labodere implores them to offer their services to Emperor Maximillian... (imdb)
Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. Instead, he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers have other ideas though. (imdb)
Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers. (imdb)
Hagan is rustling horses lead by a white stallion from a Government restricted area. Young Danny Saunders captures the horse who then kills Hagen's mare. Hagen needs the white stallion and when Danny is hurt during the beaking of the horse, his mother gives the horse to Hagan. Upset, Danny runs away to be with the horse. His mother chases after him and they are both made prisoners when they see Hagan's rustling operation. (imdb)
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse. (imdb)
Crown City, Colorado, may become a ghost town; the only gold left is in Ute Indian land. Gary Brannon, an honest man who hates Indians, joins a mission to try for mining concessions; but crooked Frank Walker, more realistically, plans to start an Indian war. Gary and his wiser father Sam have their hands full keeping the peace, and Walker has lots more schemes up his sleeve. More plot twists than the average Western. (imdb)
Little David MacLean has a problem--all the adults in town begin acting strangely shortly after he sees strange lights settling behind a hill near his home. As more and more adults are affected, he must turn to the pretty Dr. Blake for protection. Eventually, he must confront his fears in the unusual conclusion. (imdb)
A former US marshal (Dale Robertson) is sent to prison for killing two men in self defense. Inhuman treatment at the prison leads to plans for a breakout
Rodeo rider's marriage is endangered because of his commitment to the sport. (imdb)
Originally shown in 3-D, this offbeat western stars Fred MacMurray as a cattle rustler who manages to escape from jail just before the lynch mob can get their hands on him. But when they hang another man in his place, MacMurray takes it upon himself to avenge the innocent man's death. (moviesunlimited.com)
Los Angeles, 1953. The author David L. "Dave" Brady wants to bring a missed ex-newspaperman back to Los Angeles. Therefore Dave has to travel to Mexico City. Dave gets involved with a murder case that occurred fifteen years ago. It's an obsession for Dave to solve that murder. (imdb)
Brothers Dick and Carey Ross, eluding the law because of Carey's disregard for laws,cross over the Canadian border from Montana, and join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They react in different ways with Dick becoming an honest and standout member of the Mounties while Carey resorts to his old ways. The attempt by Chief Sitting Bull to incite the Canadian Indians to war is also woven into the threadbare version - number-231 good brother vs. bad brother plot. (imdb)
When radio contact with Mars is established, the shape of international economics and politics is turned upside down.
Lesley Selander took time off from his directorial duties on Tim Holt's RKO western series to helm the Monogram oater Fort Osage. Rod Cameron stars as frontier scout Tim Clay, assigned to guide a wagon train through Indian territory. Clay knows that he's in for a lot of trouble because of the treaty-violating activities of white criminals Pickett (Morris Ankrum) and Keane (Douglas Kennedy). (allrovi.com)
Hiawatha, a member of the Ojibway tribe, is on a peace mission to the Dakotah tribe. He meets and falls in love with Minniehaha. The romance is obstructed by a threatened war between the two tribes, instigated by a hot-headed Ojibway tribe member. The war is averted and Hiawatha learns that he is actually the long-missing son of the Dakotah chief. Hiawatha and Minniehaha set up tent-keeping together. (imdb)
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan. (imdb)
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, and when her protector is accidentally killed, they go on the lam together, getting jobs as farm laborers. But some fellow workers get wise to them. (imdb)
Bomba the Jungle Boy informs ne'er-do-well lion hunters that the lions were meant to roam the jungle freely. Since they pay him no attention, Bomba must save the lions (and Jean, incidentally). (imdb)
Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric... (imdb)
Marshal Merrick escorts a murder suspect to justice, opposed by a lynch-minded rancher. (imdb)
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (imdb)
Astronauts (Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., and Hugh O'Brien) blast off to explore the moon on. Because of craft malfunction and some fuel calculations, they end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determinted that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians (Who suprsingly look like humans). Those that survived reverted to a caveman like existance. (imdb)
Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity. (imdb)
The US secret service goes after a counterfeit ring, whose engraver Eugene Deane has covertly constructed his plates while serving a life sentence in San Quentin. In order to infiltrate the gang, federal agent John Riggs poses as an Eastern kingpin who wants to purchase a large quantity of the fake currency. (imdb)
After accidentally happening upon some loot money, a New Mexico drifter starts a ranching business with a partner but runs into a ruthless land-grabbing clan of neighboring cattlemen.
The murder of gangster Nick Prenta touches off an investigation of mysterious socialite Lorna Hansen Forbes, who seems to have no past, and has now disappeared. In flashback, we see the woman's anonymous roots; her poor working-class marriage, which ends in tragedy and her determination to find "better things." Soon finding that sex appeal is her only salable commodity, she climbs from man to man toward the center of a nationwide crime syndicate...a very perilous position. (imdb)
Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job. He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado - and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived from the east to set up home with her father. Maybe time to get out. Unfortunately he also has a $10,000 reward on his head, dead or alive. (imdb)
Nick Sanders is honorably discharged from the army, with a full pardon for his pre-war crimes, and settles into a happy home life with his wife, June, and their son, Jimmy, and the family dog, "Snuffy." The latter likes to steal and hide things. When Nick brushes off his ex-partner in crime, Sam Lang, the smooth crook uses "Snuffy" to rob the Higby home of a valuable diamond. The dog bolts with the loot. The police suspect Nick of the crime. (imdb)
The Fabulous Fraud (1948) - Short Film
The story of Dr. Anton Mesmer, the man who discoverd hypnotism.
Souvenirs of Death (1948) - Short Film
The story of a gun, and how it made its way from a battlefield in Germany during WW2 to the American underworld.
Robert Montgomery stars in and directs this adaptation of a Raymond Chandler novel. Detective Philip Marlowe is hired to investigate the disappearance of a publisher's wife, but complications arise when suspects are mysteriously murdered and Marlowe isn't sure who he can trust. The film is notable as the first to be mostly filmed in a first-person perspective.
Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, and Jean goes to see Marise, confirming the news she had gotten already about Paul's death. Jean has fallen in love with Marise through the stories Paul told him, and wants to stay with her in the seaside town in Brittany where Paul owned a small business.
A boy learns to deal with the loss of his mother and the subsequent mourning of his father through the wisdom of the family's Chinese cook. (imdb)
"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young orphaned lad and agrees to help him find a relative, his life takes on a whole new meaning. (imdb)
At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane (June Allyson) falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe (Peter Lawford). Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field. (imdb)
Man returns from heaven to make up for financial errors he made that caused harm to his family. (imdb)
Phantoms, Inc. (1945) - Short Film
The police have files on many different types of con artists, among them fake spiritualists or psychics who prey upon the desperation of individuals looking for information as comfort. One specific individual for which they have a file is Dr. Rupert Trykel, who called himself a spiritualist, but who was really a shyster. He had stable of associates who acted both as his faithful followers to their marks, but also as researchers who dug up the most basic of information on those marks. (imdb)
Purity Squad (1945) - Short Film
This entry in the Crime Does Not Pay series focuses on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's effort to ensure that drugs are fully tested before they are sold to consumers. Two unscrupulous investors market the drug 'Diabulin' as a substitute for insulin after preliminary tests show good results. After a short time, however, users start dying from the drug. The FDA and the state attorney general's office then go after the drug marketers. (imdb)
Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder. (imdb)
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer. (TCM.com)
Radio Bugs (1944) - Short Film
When Froggy discovers the fabulous salaries paid to radio stars, he gets the idea that the gang should be in on the action. But success in radio requires a sponsor. They audition comedy skits at the dentist's office, and Shakespeare at the mortuary. Their efforts to snag a sponsor are without success until. (imdb)
Dark Shadows (1944) - Short Film
A police psychiatrist is enlisted to catch a homicidal killer. (imdb)
A man recovers his lost memories when he is forced to relive events in his dreams.
Important Business (1944) - Short Film
Robert takes a train ride to Washington, DC, on "important business."
Jean-Pierre Aumont (billed simply as Pierre Aumont) makes his American film debut in Assignment in Brittany. Set during WW2, the film casts Aumont as Free French captain Metard, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Bertrand Conlay, a prisoner of the Allies whom is suspected of being a fifth columnist. Posing as Conlay, Metard gains the confidence of the Nazi occupiers of Brittany. He plays his part to the hilt, even unto romancing Conlay's patriotic girlfriend Anne Pinot (Susan Peters). (allmovie.com)
Lois Andrews, best known in 1943 as the ex-wife of comedian Georgie Jessel, plays the title character in this cinemadaptation of Joseph P. McEvoy's popular comic strip Dixie Dugan. Swept up in the war effort, Dixie gets a job as secretary to government official Roger Hudson (James Ellison). Though Roger pursues her romantically, Dixie remains faithful to her defense-plant-worker fiancee Matt Hogan (Eddie Foy Jr. (allmovie.com)
Military training film exposing the means used by Nazi agents to extract military information from talkative soldiers.
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder. (tcm.com)
Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country. (imdb)
The life and loves of author Edgar Allen Poe.
Vane hires Candel to haul his locomotive by freight wagon to Omaha. Ross knows that the railroad will mean the end of his freighting business and plans to make sure the locomotive does not get through. When his attempts are foiled, he and his men take all the guns and leave. With the Indians about to attack, Candel and his crew find themselves defenseless. (imdb)
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.
Hoppy, Lucky and California search for a mine owned by Trudy Pendleton after it was taken from her by the swindling gambler Ace Gibson. They find the mine and Hoppy fights Gibson over it. (imdb)
Belle Langtry runs a town being taken over by cattle rustlers. She is also a front for the outlaws, who are led by Steve Fraser. Hoppy gets elected sheriff and cleans up the town with help from the Bar 20 boys. (imdb)
Summarily accused of murder, drifters Duke (Foran), Pancho (Carrillo) and Andy (Devine) are tossed into the hoosegow, only to be released when their alibi checks out. Far from offended by his ill treatment, Duke agrees to take the job of sheriff, retaining Pancho and Andy as his deputies. The gruesome threesome then sets about to solve a series of mysterious Wells Fargo robberies.
Outlaw Frayne is a member of Gamecock's rustlers. When he saves Holly Ripple and Cappy from Heaver's gun, she gives him a job offer and a chance to go straight. Now bringing back Ripple's money from the cattle drive, he is tested when his old gang attacks. (imdb)
Cowhand Ladd dances with cantina girl Estrella and has a part in shooting Sheriff Tyler. (imdb)
European bad guy Baron Bendor leads some local townsmen in a plot to obtain horses through theft. Hoppy and his sidekicks Lucky and Speedy must find and expose the horse thieves. (imdb)
Hoppy and new sidekick California Carlson head to California to help out Lucky Jenkins. (imdb)
Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches. (imdb)
An evil deputy is using Indian half-breeds to rustle cattle. This causes trouble between the cattlemen and Indians. Hoppy, Windy and Lucky see that justice is served. Songs abound. (imdb)
Lucky is falsely accused of robbing the local bank and assumed drowned in the river while being pursued by a posse. A grieving Hoppy takes exception to remarks made about his presumably dead young friend by local lawyer Cal Howard, and Hoppy knocks him down in public. Howard is engaged to Agnes, the pretty and personable daughter of local cattle rancher Glen Randall, who has borrowed heavily from the town bank in order to buy a herd of breed cattle. (imdb)
Hoppy's brother has been murdered and he is on the trail of the murderers. To get them he makes himself seem to be a wanted man. (imdb)
A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of Marshall in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners. (imdb)
Hoppy, Johnny and Windy are fighting a malicious gang trying to stop a cattle drive from reaching a drought-stricken North. (imdb)