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Paul Newman
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Date of Birth: Jan 26, 1925

Country: USA

Biography: Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations, three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards...(Wikipedia)

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (69) | Director (6) | Writer (1)
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Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.
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The Meerkats (2008)
An inspiring look at how one family's connection to each other and their surroundings is a model of resilience and fortitude for us all. The story features the coming of age of a young meerkat pup, Kolo growing up in the Kalahari desert. Shot using ground-breaking techniques, this dramatised documentary is a one-of-a-kind presentation from The Weinstein Company and the BBC, the world's pre-eminent nature filmmakers. (bbc.co.uk)
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The Price of Sugar (2007)
The Price of Sugar follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people to challenge powerful interests profiting from their work. When he arrives in the Dominican Republic, he's warned against entering the sugar plantations where most of his parishioners live. Breaking a centuries-old taboo, he discovers shocking examples of modern-day slavery intrinsic to the global sugar trade. (Uncommon Productions)
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Cars (2006)
This is a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama and amazing new technical feats, Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages. (Disney)
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Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)
In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared. (imdb)
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Empire Falls (2005)
Empire Falls (2005) - TV Mini-Series
A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby. (imdb)
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Our Town (2003)
Our Town (2003) - TV Movie
Television adaptation of the great Thornton Wilder play about mutability and one man's place in the universe, nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (imdb)
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The Making of
This documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Road to Perdition, about a mafia hit man who must deal with the toll his job takes on his family. Included are interviews with star Tom Hanks and other members of the cast and crew who talk about the experience of making the film, as well as all of the effort that went into it. (imdb)
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Where the Money Is (2000)
Legendary bank robber Henry Manning pushes his luck too far and ends up in prison, where he suffers a massive stroke. He is transferred to a nursing home, in the care of Carol Ann McKay, a high school prom queen who married her boyfriend Wayne, the star of her school's football team, and whose glamour days are well behind her. After a few of her personal effects mysteriously disappear, Carol Ann starts to suspect that Henry isn't as sick as he seems, and she and Wayne are soon working with Henry to plan his last and greatest score. (imdb)
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Super Speedway (2000)
We follow the Newman-Haas (Andretti) racing team through the process of building, testing, and racing for a season. This includes extensive race speed on-track footage, including some pre-race footage with a full squad of cars. From time to time, we check in with a small shop building/restoring one of the first roadsters Mario Andretti raced; the finale includes him taking it for a spin. (imdb)
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Message in a Bottle (1999)
Walking along a deserted stretch of coastline, Theresa Osborne discovers a moving, passionate message in a bottle. The letter's poetry and heartache reach Theresa, and her search for the author leads her to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to a sailboat builder named Garret Blake. (Warner Bros.)
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Twilight (1998)
A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money. He walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of the actress's former husband. James Garner appears as another ex-cop who also does occasional errands for the couple. (imdb)
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Nobody
Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life. (imdb)
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Baseball (1994)
Baseball (1994) - TV Mini-Series
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (imdb)
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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (imdb)
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La classe américaine (1993)
George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. (imdb)
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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and the complications are derived from that they have a more modern view of life. (imdb)
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Blaze (1989)
This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. (imdb)
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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built. (imdb)
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister. (imdb)
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The Color of Money (1986)
A former pool player returns to the game and takes on a young protege. (imdb)
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Harry & Son (1984)
Two men with nothing in common . . . except the blood in their veins.
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The Verdict (1982)
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (imdb)
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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. (imdb)
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Absence of Malice (1981)
Revenge is sweet and Michael Colin Gallagher (Paul Newman) get 'em all. He beats them with his brains and their weaknesses. Wilford Brimley gives an Oscar worthy performance in a supporting role. (DuaneNeitzel)
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Moving in a slow, deliberate fashion, the film concerns three terminally ill people. Their stories intertwine as the unfortunate spend their last days with their families in a cottage-complex hospice. (The New York Times)
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When Time Ran Out... (1980)
An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman. (imdb)
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Quintet (1979)
During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives. (imdb)
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Slap Shot (1977)
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (imdb)
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Silent Movie (1976)
Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them. The film contains only one word of dialogue, spoken by an unlikely source. (imdb)
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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull
Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman) plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it... (imdb)
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The Drowning Pool (1975)
Harper is brought to Louisiana bayou country to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her hellion of a daughter. What is more, he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants her property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared. (IMDb)
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The Towering Inferno (1974)
At the opening party of a collosal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. (imdb)
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The Sting (1973)
In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (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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Pocket Money (1972)
Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher. (imdb)
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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
From the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for her life in the classified ads while all about her is the rubble of an unkempt house. All she needs is the right opportunity, she says puffing on a cigarette. Poorly equipped to survive the vagaries of modern life, she has nonetheless always managed to muddle through... (imdb)
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Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Hank Stamper and his father, Henry Stamper own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to stop, however Hank continues to push his family on cutting more trees. Hank's wife wishes he would stop and hopes that they can spend more time together. When Hank's half trouble making brother Leland comes to work for them, more trouble starts. (imdb)
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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)
Biographical retrospective on Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Making of
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic western about the lives of two of America's most famous outlaws. Director George Roy Hill narrates this film, talking about some of the experience, both good and bad, of bringing the film to life. (imdb)
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WUSA (1970)
A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy. (imdb)
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (imdb)
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Winning (1969)
Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther Erding, and strains the relationship with his stepson. (imdb)
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Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go. (imdb)
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The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WW II, it is a propaganda nightmare for the Allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an escape. Harry Frigg is a private who has escaped from the guard house dozens of times. He is promoted to Major General (2 stars) and ordered to get the generals out once he is captured. Harry is willing to escape, but then he meets the countess ... (imdb)
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (imdb)
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Hombre (1967)
In this film more is said with just one look than in 100 cute one-liners. An Indian policeman travels by stagecoach and encounters more than his share of trouble. Filled with hard looks, calmly delivered threats and lots of gun play (imdb)
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Harper (1966)
Paul Newman IS Harper, a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby (Lauren Bacall) hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring. (imdb)
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Torn Curtain (1966)
An American scientist fakes a defection into Communist East Germany in order to get hold of defense secrets.
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Lady L (1965)
Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through. (imdb)
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What a Way to Go! (1964)
This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich. (imdb)
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The Outrage (1964)
A Mexican bandit, Juan Carrasco, spies a newlywed couple journeying through rugged country. He confronts them, rape and robbery on his mind, and the husband ends up dead. From the viewpoints of each participant and witness, a different story is told of what "really" happened. The "true" version is..... (imdb)
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The Prize (1963)
For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing... (imdb)
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A New Kind of Love (1963)
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession. (imdb)
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Hud (1963)
Hud Bannon has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father... (imdb)
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. With him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. (imdb)
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Hemingway
An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I. (imdb)
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The Hustler (1961)
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (imdb)
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Paris Blues (1961)
Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to America with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them. (imdb)
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From the Terrace (1960)
Paul Newman must choose between career, his wife, and another woman in this classy soap opera.
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Exodus (1960)
The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part of the film is about the situation in Israel as independence is declared and most of their neighbors attack them. (imdb)
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The Young Philadelphians (1959)
Up and coming, young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are tested as he tries to balance the needs of his fiance Joan, the expectations of his colleagues and his own obligation to defend his friend Chester on a murder count. (imdb)
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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family. (imdb)
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The Left Handed Gun (1958)
William Bonney - Billy the Kid - gets a job with a cattleman known as 'The Englishman,' and is befriended by the peaceful, religious man. But when a crooked sheriff and his men murder the Englishman because he plans to supply the local Army fort with his beef, Billy decides to avenge the death by killing the four men responsible... (imdb)
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (imdb)
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Rally
All about the citizens of Putnam's landing and their reactions to an army missile base in their back yard. (imdb)
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Until They Sail (1957)
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII. (imdb)
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The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
The 1920's and 30's career of singer Helen Morgan is followed from her early days singing outdoors in a carnival, through her speak-easy and chorus-girl days, to her stardom on Broadway in Ziegfeld's "Show Boat". Her involvement with Larry Maddux, a gin-runner and con-man, and Russell Wade, a prominent, married New York lawyer, and her decline thanks to these failed romances and alcohol are punctuated by performances of many of the songs she made famous. (imdb)
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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has decided to start a new life. However, he is immediately drafted to the army. But they can't keep him and he goes AWOL. Rocky discovers boxing as a way of earning quick money, and is discovered as a new talent. (imdb)
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The Rack (1956)
Captain Edward Hall returns to the USA after two years in a prison camp in the korean war. In the camp he was brainwashed and helped the Chinese convince the other prisoners that they were fighting an unjust war. When he comes back he is charged for collaboration with the enemy. Where does loyalty end in a prison camp, when the camp is a living hell? (imdb)
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The Silver Chalice (1954)
A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to complete the task. Meanwhile, a nefarious interloper is trying to convince the crowds that he is the new Messiah by using nothing more than cheap parlor tricks. (imdb)
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