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Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark

Date of Birth: Dec 26, 1914

Country: USA

Total Credits at Criticker: 73 (Actor)

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    Lincoln (1992)
    Lincoln (1992) - TV Movie
    Famous actors read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War. (imdb)
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    True Colors (1991)
    Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal. (imdb)
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    Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
    Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed. (imdb)
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    The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck (1989)
    Tribute to Gregory Peck.
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    Once Upon a Texas Train (1988)
    Captain Hayes of the mighty law enforcement squad named the Texas Rangers reached the pinnacle of his career when he captured the notorious John Henry, an outlaw cowboy, and put him behind bars. Twenty years later, upon his release, Henry is older but unrepentant. Within six hours after leaving his jail cell, he evens the score with Hayes by holding up the Bank of Texas for $20,000 in gold. Hayes, in his fury, gets himself out of retirement to take up the chase once more. (imdb)
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    A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
    A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white racist, whom one of their members has shot.
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    Blackout (1985)
    Blackout (1985) - TV Movie
    This is a cross between _Jagged Edge_ and _The Stepfather_, as Keith Carradine receives plastic surgery after a car accident and winds up looking just like... Keith Carradine. He marries lovely Kathleen Quinlan, much to the dismay of her old flame, Michael Beck. Meanwhile, Richard Widmark spends years searching for a man who had slaughtered his family at the start of the flick; he believes the killer to be Carradine, since he has remembered nothing since the accident. (Kris Gilpin)
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    Against All Odds (1984)
    A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear. (imdb)
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    The Final Option (1982)
    A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the methods and tactics of the famed British anti-terrorist squad.The SAS are a elite army unit which as well as its Anti terrorist role also performs covert and overt training of friendly countries armed forces and operates enemy lines. (imdb)
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    National Lampoon
    A parody of film genres composed of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories. (imdb)
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    Hanky Panky (1982)
    The complete innocent, Michael Jordan, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run. (imdb)
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    Mr. Horn (1979)
    Mr. Horn (1979) - TV Movie
    The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death. (imdb)
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    Bear Island (1979)
    A group of people converge on a barren Arctic island. They have their reasons for being there but when a series of mysterious accidents and murders take place, a whole lot of darker motives become apparent. Could the fortune in buried Nazi gold be the key to the mystery? (imdb)
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    Coma (1978)
    A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas (imdb)
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    The Swarm (1978)
    A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people. (imdb)
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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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    The Domino Principle (1977)
    Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in prison for murder, he has hit rock-bottom. But one day a man in a three-piece suit visits him in prison, a man he has never seen before, and informs him that he can walk out of prison a free man if he will shoot someone for them, no questions asked. (imdb)
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    Rollercoaster (1977)
    The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. (imdb)
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    The Sell-Out (1976)
    The KGB and the CIA have struck a bargain to eliminate former agents who might prove embarrassing to either of their espionage organizations. The chief of the CIA mission in Lebanon names Gabriel Lee as the next agent it wishes to have liquefied. Lee is vacationing in Israel when the assassins fail at their first attempt to kill him and he turns to his former mentor, also a retired agent, for assistance. (imdb)
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    To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
    An excommunicated priest sets up a satanic cult that only looks Catholic on the outside. He convinces a man to sign over his daughter's soul so that she will become the devil's representative on earth on her eighteenth birthday, but as that day nears, the man seeks the help of an American occult novelist to save his daughter, both physically and spiritually. (imdb)
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    The Last Day (1975)
    A retired gunman is forced to take up his weapons again when an outlaw gang robs the town banks. (imdb)
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    The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (1974)
    A mini-series made up of four plays, each showing Benjamin Franklin at a different stage in his life. In each episode, Franklin is played by a different actor.
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    Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
    In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (imdb)
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    Brock
    A New York City cop who has retired to a small Western town is drawn into the local case of an Indian who is accused of murdering a sheriff. (imdb)
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    When the Legends Die (1972)
    A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world. (imdb)
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    Vanished (1971)
    Vanished (1971) - TV Movie
    Government agencies investigate the mysterious disappearance of a powerful presidential adviser.
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    The Moonshine War (1970)
    A revenuer tries to destroy a sadistic bootlegger's still. (TCM.com)
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    Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
    In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change. That ask for Patch's resignation, but he refuses on the basis that the town on hiring him had promised him the job for as long as he wanted it. Afraid for the town's future and even more afraid of the fact that Marshal Patch knows all the town's dark secrets (imdb)
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    Gun Crazy (1969)
    Richard Widmark stars as a professional gambler who finds himself financially embarrassed. To bail himself out, Widmark marries into a wealthy Mexican household. What he doesn't know is that the family is cursed: its female members are compelled to love their men literally to death. Chaim Topol and Cesar Romero costar in the inconsequential but enjoyable comedy. (allrovi.com)
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    Madigan (1968)
    Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, including attending functions, meeting with aggrieved relatives, and counseling the spouses of fallen officers. (imdb)
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    The Way West (1967)
    In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US (imdb)
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    Alvarez Kelly (1966)
    Suave Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly has little interest in the Civil War except to make some money. But after a long drive to deliver cattle to the Unionists he finds himself kidnapped by Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter. With his hungry troops surrounded in Richmond the Colonel intends, one way or the other, to persuade Kelly to help steal the herd and move it into town. (imdb)
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    The Bedford Incident (1965)
    Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub in the depths and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew to the breaking point. This one's grim tension to the end. (imdb)
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    Flight from Ashiya (1964)
    A rescue service goes after a sinking cargo ship off the Japanese coast. (TCM.com)
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    Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
    When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse then it's worth and break it too by embarking on a 1,500 miles journey back to their ancestral hunting grounds. US Cavalry Capt. Thomas Archer is charged with their retrieval, but during the hunt grows to respect their noble courage, and decides to help them. (imdb)
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    The Long Ships (1964)
    Viking seamen battle a Moorish prince for possession of a golden bell. (TCM.com)
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    How the West Was Won (1962)
    Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830's to their settled home in the West a half a century later... (imdb)
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    Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
    In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (imdb)
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    Two Rode Together (1961)
    The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue. A cynical and corrupt marshal, Guthrie McCabe, is persuaded by an army lieutenant to assist in the negotiations with the Comanches. However, just two captives are released; and their reintegration into white society proves highly problematic. (imdb)
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    The Secret Ways (1961)
    Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and Julia, the professor's daughter, cross the boulder posing as journalists, but they encounter a problem. The staunch freedom fighter doesn't want to go! (imdb)
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    The Alamo (1960)
    In 1836 General Santa Anna and the Mexican army is sweeping across Texas. To be able to stop him, General Sam Huston needs time to get his main force into shape. To buy that time he orders Colonel William Travis to defend a small mission on the Mexicans' route at all costs. Travis' small troop is swelled by groups accompanying Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, but as the situation becomes ever more desperate Travis makes it clear there will be no shame if they leave while they can. (imdb)
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    The Trap (1959)
    Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes. (imdb)
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    Warlock (1959)
    The town of Warlock is plagued by a gang of thugs, leading the inhabitants to hire Clay Blaisdell, a famous gunman, to act as marshal. When Blaisdell appears, he is accompanied by his friend Tom Morgan, a club-footed gambler who is unusually protective of Blaisdell's life and reputation... (imdb)
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    The Tunnel of Love (1958)
    A married couple endures endless red tape when they try to adopt a child. (TCM.com)
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    The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
    Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake buried one year ago when he quitted Clint's gang. (imdb)
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    Time Limit (1957)
    Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are impatiently pushing Edwards to move this case to court martial, Edwards becomes convinced of Cargill's innocence. (imdb)
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    Saint Joan (1957)
    Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch. (imdb)
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    Run for the Sun (1956)
    Mike, a Hemingway-esque adventure novelist, is spending his days in a self-imposed exile somewhere in Central America. A reporter for Sight Magazine, Katie, has tracked him down in the hope of getting the biggest scoop of her career. Mike falls for Katie. On a flight to Mexico City, their plane crashes near a remote hideaway of Nazi war criminals in hiding. The Nazis want to stay hidden and plan to dispose of their new guests. (imdb)
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    The Last Wagon (1956)
    When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men. (imdb)
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    Backlash (1956)
    Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in. (imdb)
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    A Prize of Gold (1955)
    A U.S. military officer is motivated by love and compassion to begin a life of crime in this action adventure story. Sgt. Joe Lawrence (Richard Widmark) is an American Army officer who, while stationed in Berlin shortly after the end of WWII, falls in love with Maria (Mai Zetterling), a refugee trying to raise enough money to move a group of German orphans to South America, where they can start life anew. Joe wants to help her, and with his buddies Sgt. (allrovi.com)
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    The Cobweb (1955)
    At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for the library. Mrs. Karen McIver, who is neglected by her hardworking husband (and a bit unbalanced herself), wants to make her mark on the clinic, so she orders new drapes... (imdb)
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    Broken Lance (1954)
    Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge. (imdb)
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    Hell and High Water (1954)
    A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer (Widmark) to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics. (imdb)
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    Garden of Evil (1954)
    Three Americans are headed by ship around the cape to the California gold fields when they are put ashore for several weeks in a sleepy little Mexican village. While there, they are offered the job of following a lady deep into the indian infested mountains of Mexico to rescue the ladies husband trapped by a cave-in at their gold mine... (imdb)
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    Destination Gobi (1953)
    A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese air force. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles. (imdb)
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    Pickup on South Street (1953)
    While on the subway to deliver a piece of film she believes contains corporate secrets, Candy's wallet is stolen by Skip McCoy... (imdb)
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    Take the High Ground! (1953)
    Sgt. Thorne Ryan, who once fought bravely in Korea, now serves as an instructor to privates in a southern state of the USA. But is he really the evil man he is often described as? (imdb)
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    Red Skies of Montana (1952)
    When a large forest fire breaks out in the mountains of Montana, a squad of 'Smoke Jumpers', the paratroop-corps of fire-fighters in the U. S. Forest Service, is flown to the scene from their regional headquarters in Missoula, Montana. The Forest Rangers, under Cliff Mason, put out the blaze, but several of the fire-fighters are killed. Ed Miller, son of one of the dead rangers, thinks he died because Mason was a coward, and sets out to prove it. (imdb)
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    My Pal Gus (1952)
    Dave Jennings is a successful, self-made man in the business world, but he can't control his son, Gus, who is primarily a brat fond of throwing temper-tantrums and misbehaving. Dan enrolls Gus in a school where Lydia Marble is a teacher. Lydia's influence works wonders on Gus, and also Dan, who falls in love with her. When Dan's long-departed wife, Joyce.
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    O. Henry
    John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film. (imdb)
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    Don
    An airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a baby-sitter in his hotel...and gradually realizes she's dangerous. (imdb)
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    The Frogmen (1951)
    The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one. (imdb)
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    Panic in the Streets (1950)
    A doctor (Clint Reed) and a policeman (Tom Warren) in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer (Blackie) infected with bubonic plague. (imdb)
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    No Way Out (1950)
    The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident Dr. Luther Brooks. (imdb)
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    Halls of Montezuma (1950)
    The marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit. (imdb)
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    Night and the City (1950)
    Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) is a London hustler with ambitious plans that never work out. (imdb)
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    Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)
    At the end of the 19th century, Massachusetts whaling ship captain Bering Joy takes his grandson Jed on a whaling expedition.The old captain wants to teach his spoiled grandson real life values such as honesty, courage, wisdom, fairness and hard work.At the same time, First Mate Dan Lunceford is entrusted with tutoring the boy in his schoolwork.A small competition and rivalry starts when both men,Captain Joy and First Mate Lunceford, strive to become young Jed's male role model.
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    Slattery
    A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend. (imdb)
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    Road House (1948)
    Jefty, owner of a roadhouse in a backwoods town, hires sultry, tough-talking torch singer Lily Stevens against the advice of his manager Pete Morgan. Jefty is smitten with Lily, who in turn exerts her charms on the more resistant Pete. When Pete finally falls for her and she turns down Jefty's marriage proposal, they must face Jefty's murderous jealousy and his twisted plots to "punish" the two. (imdb)
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    Yellow Sky (1948)
    A band of bank robbers on the run from a posse flee into the desert. Near death from lack of water they stumble into what appears to be a ghost town... (imdb)
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    The Street with No Name (1948)
    After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles, neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous... (imdb)
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    Kiss of Death (1947)
    Small-time crook Nick Bianco gets caught in a jewel heist and despite urgings from well-meaning district attorney D'Angelo, refuses to rat on his partners and goes to jail, assured that his wife and children will be taken care of (imdb)
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