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Whit Bissell
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Date of Birth: Oct 25, 1909

Country: USA

Biography: Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). Bissell specialized in playing doctors, military officers and other authority figures. On television he was a regular on Bachelor Father (1957) and The Time Tunnel (1966). He also served on the Screen Actors

Total Titles at Criticker: 82 - You've Seen 0

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Ike: The War Years (1979)
Ike: The War Years (1979) - TV Mini-Series
Made-for-TV biography of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. (imdb)
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Casey
Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion. (imdb)
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Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)
A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader and the selection of a route, the wagon train is soon decimated by Indian raids, a scarcity of food and water, and the unrelenting forces of nature. (imdb)
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The Time Machine (1978)
A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for. (imdb)
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Last of the Mohicans (1977)
During the French and Indian War in colonial America, a white scout, with two of his Indian brothers, helps a British officer escort two women through dangerous territory, with both French troops and hostile Indians after them. (imdb)
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The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)
Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination. (imdb)
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Flood! (1976)
Flood! (1976) - TV Movie
After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is short from running over. However the mayor refuses to open it's gates, because he fears for the fishes in the lake... and paves the way for disaster. (imdb)
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The FBI Story: Alvin Karpis (1974)
J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI go after notorious bank robber and kidnapper Alvin Karpis and his gang. (imdb)
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Cry Rape (1973)
Cry Rape (1973) - TV Movie
A man who is arrested for rape swears it wasn't him but somebody who looks just like him, but the victim insists it was him.
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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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The Salzburg Connection (1972)
An American lawyer goes to a small, picturesque city in Austria for a vacation. But he soon finds himself enmeshed in a case of international intrigue lalong with neo-Nazis and spies who are all after a chest that contains the identities of Nazi war criminals and collaborators. (TCM.com)
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Pete
Middle-aged when they first meet, eternally joking Pete and repressed "old maid" Tillie don't immediately hit it off. Gradually, their friendship deepens into love and culminates (reluctantly, on Pete's part) in marriage, eleven years of which is explored in this film. (allmovie.com)
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A Tattered Web (1971)
A "model cop" kills the mistress of his son-in-law in a fit of uncontrollable anger, then tries to pin the blame on an innocent wino. (cduniverse.com)
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In Broad Daylight (1971)
A man who recently lost his sight gets out of the hospital and plots to kill his unfaithful wife. He starts by pretending to be despondent over being blind. And he learns how to go around on his own. Eventually he masters it and he sets out to kill his wife and frame her lover. He kills her but leaves behind something that could implicate him. The police investigate but the one investigating doesn't think it was the lover and suspects him and tries to prove it. (imdb)
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The Andersonville Trial (1970)
A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia. (imdb)
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Five Card Stud (1968)
The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one. (imdb)
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The Covenant with Death (1967)
A convicted murderer kills his hangman. Then it is discovered that he actually didn't commit the murder he was convicted for. (imdb)
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The Time Tunnel (1966)
Scientists Tony Newman and Doug Phillips are the young heads of Project Tic-Toc, a multi-billion dollar government installation buried beneath the desert. They have invented a Time Tunnel, which will allow people to visit anywhere in time and space. While testing the tunnel for an impatient senator, Newman and Phillips became trapped in time, and each week coincidentally found themselves at the site of an important historical event (imdb)
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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo. (imdb)
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Fluffy (1965)
A scientist proves that he can domesticate a lion, but nobody seems to believe him. (TCM.com)
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Seven Days in May (1964)
US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (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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Spencer
Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he and Clay get into a bit of trouble. If he has one dream in life it's to build his wife Olivia a beautiful house on a piece of land he inherited on Spender's mountain. When his eldest son, Clayboy, graduates at the top of his high school class and has
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert. (imdb)
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The Time Machine (1960)
A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humamity has divided into two hostile species. (imdb)
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The Magnificent Seven (1960)
An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (imdb)
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No Name on the Bullet (1959)
John Gant, hired assassin rides into town. No one is sure of the identity of his intended victim. Townsfolk have shady pasts that make each one believe that John Gant is there to kill them. While each townsperson is falling apart from guilt, Gant is waiting in the hotel but is still given the blame for the shootings and the suicide of the Banker. An excellent film with some fine acting by Audie Murphy. (imdb)
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Never So Few (1959)
Captain Tom Reynolds and his band of skilled O.S.S. operatives are in WWII Burma to train the Kachin natives in modern warfare. But jungle combat, particularly against a Japanese army as familiar with the terrain as the Kachin, is more grueling than Reynolds had reckoned. Some respite is found in the arms of beautiful Carla, but after Chinese rebels cross the border to loot and murder American soldiers, Reynolds abandons all notions of "military protocol" and seeks requital. (imdb)
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The Black Orchid (1958)
After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose. (imdb)
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The Defiant Ones (1958)
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (imdb)
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Monster on the Campus (1958)
A college professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it's blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal. (imdb)
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The Tall Stranger (1957)
Ned Bannon comes across rustlers and is shot and left for dead, but is found in time by a wagon train heading for California. When he recovers he becomes suspicious of the two outsiders who are leading the train into a dead-end valley owned by his hostile half-brother. Braving his relative's animosity going back to the Civil War, Bannon makes contact to try and avoid a showdown. (imdb)
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The Young Stranger (1957)
When a 16-year-old, neglected by his movie producer father, gets in trouble, his father doesn't believe his claim of self-defense. (imdb)
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I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
Professor Frankenstein, a university lecturer with an alligator pit under his house, steals body parts of dead athletes from the wreckage of a crashed airplane. He builds a hunky male monster with a hideously disfigured face, which goes on a campus killing spree. (imdb)
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Johnny Tremain (1957)
In colonial Boston, a young silversmith's apprentice injures his hand, and finds himself befriended by the Sons of Liberty and caught up in events of the American Revolution. (imdb)
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I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
A troubled teenager seeks help through hypnotherapy, but his evil doctor uses him for regression experiments that transform him into a rampaging werewolf. (imdb)
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The Proud Ones (1956)
Marshal Silver is run out of town under suspicion of being a trigger-happy killer after shooting a hired gun of Honest John Barrett. A placid life in a new town is interrupted by the reappearance of Barrett, old enemies and the son of the hired gun from years ago, Anderson. (imdb)
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Dakota Incident (1956)
Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off. (imdb)
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Man from Del Rio (1956)
An uneducated Mexican gunfighter wins a town over when he shows his courage. (TCM.com)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
A small town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by alien duplicates. (imdb)
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The Desperate Hours (1955)
Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household. (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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At Gunpoint (1955)
The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits. (imdb)
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Trial (1955)
The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending him so he can exploit his Communist-backed organization for their own underhanded purposes. He and his organization bring in an idealistic law professor (Glenn Ford) who agrees to represent the boy in court. (imdb)
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Not as a Stranger (1955)
An arrogant doctor financially supported by his wife believes he's a god until his own mistake costs a good friend's life. (imdb)
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Shack Out on 101 (1955)
At an isolated, seaside greasy-spoon cafe live George, the sarcastic owner; Slob, the potentially violent cook; and Kotty, the sexy waitress all the men lust after. Plus an occasional customer, including "Professor Sam", Kotty's boyfriend from a nearby research facility. And something's going on under the potentially explosive surface emotions...nuclear secrets being smuggled out of the country. (imdb)
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
A scientific expedition traveling up the Amazon River encounter a dangerous humanoid amphibious fish creature. (imdb)
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Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Several prison inmates, to protest brutal guards, substandard food, overcrowding and barely livable conditions, stage an uprising, in which most of the inmates join, and take several guards hostage. (imdb)
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The Caine Mutiny (1954)
When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. (imdb)
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It Should Happen to You (1954)
Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things -- like making a name for herself... (imdb)
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The Shanghai Story (1954)
Many years in the Orient have made a bitter man of Dr. Dan Maynard, an American surgeon, and too little emotional stability has tarnished the Tangier-born Rita King. They meet when a night-raid by Shanghai's police chief brings all westerners together in the Waldorf House Hotel, where they are interned under the guardianship of the coldly cruel Major Ling Wu. Only Rita is free to come and go due to her friendship with Shanghai's new police chief, Colonal Zorek.
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The Atomic Kid (1954)
A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring. (imdb)
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Masterson of Kansas (1954)
Dodge City Sheriff Bat Masterson is out to prove that a group of cattlemen have framed Merrick for murder because he negotiated a treaty granting the Kiowas a reserve in the grass country that the cattlemen wanted for their own grazing land. Knowing that the tribes will wage war again if Merrick is executed, Masterson begins a search for Clay Bennett who testified he saw the murder. Joining him in the hunt is Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, both for different purposes. (imdb)
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Devil
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
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Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
Three young ladies sign up for some kind of education at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't awful marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life. (imdb)
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Hoodlum Empire (1952)
A former gangster who joined the army during World War II and became a hero is now leading a respectable life, out of the rackets. However, when he is called before a grand jury probing organized crime activities, his former colleagues in the mob are afraid he'll spill the beans, and prepare to take measures to ensure that he doesn't. (imdb)
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Boots Malone (1952)
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top. (TCM.com)
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Night Into Morning (1951)
Berkeley university professor adjusts (using alcohol) to tragic fire deaths of wife and son. (imdb)
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Tales of Robin Hood (1951)
An outlaw and his band sally forth from their hideout in Sherwood Forest to do battle with the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham and his oppressive tax collectors, who are stripping the poor villagers of what little they have left.
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The Family Secret (1951)
A lawyer must make the most difficult decision of his life in this crime drama that begins when the attorney's son inadvertently kills his best friend. No one was around to see what happened and only his family is the wiser. But the death creates a rift in the family. His father wants him to confess while his mother begs him to stay quiet. Eventually she prevails and the father promises to keep the secret. Then he finds himself appointed to defend the innocent man accused of the killing. (allrovi.com)
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Red Mountain (1951)
Towards the end of the American Civil War, a rebel captain flees to Colorado to join a band of Southern mercenaries. He drags an innocent gold prospecting couple into trouble when the husband is accused of a murder he committed. (imdb)
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A Life of Her Own (1950)
An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man. (TCM.com)
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Perfect Strangers (1950)
Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan, serving on a sequestered jury during a murder trial, fall in love. She is divorced, he is married. (imdb)
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Convicted (1950)
A prison warden comes to believe that an inmate in his facility has been wrongly convicted, and sets out to help prove his innocence. (imdb)
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Wyoming Mail (1950)
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang... (imdb)
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When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
A war comedy depicting Willie, a soldier frustrated by his lack of battle action, caught behind enemy lines and forced into heroism for his survival.
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The Crime Doctor
Dr. Ordway tries to prove that his patient was framed for arson. (imdb)
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Anna Lucasta (1949)
A prostitute is thrown out of her house by her alcoholic father, and her scheming brother-in-law tries to devise a plan to marry her off and make some money in the process. (imdb)
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And Baby Makes Three (1949)
A woman about to divorce her husband and marry for a second time discovers that she is pregnant by her husband. She must decide whether she wants to stay with him or divorce him and marry her lover. (imdb)
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Chicken Every Sunday (1949)
A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family. (imdb)
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Raw Deal (1948)
Joe Sullivan (Dennis O'Keefe) escapes prison with the aid of girlfriend Pat (Claire Trevor), but the break-out is a set-up from crime boss Rick (Raymond Burr). When justice worker Ann Martin (Marsha Hunt) is pulled into the escape, Joe is pursued by authorities, legal and underworld.
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Another Part of the Forest (1948)
This 'prequel' to The Little Foxes tells how the ruthless members of the old-South Hubbard family got that way. (imdb)
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Canon City (1948)
A docudrama account of a 12-man prison break in Canon City, Colorado.
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He Walked by Night (1948)
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop. (imdb)
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A Double Life (1947)
Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, it's terrible to be around him. That's the reason why his wife Brita divorced him. So when Anthony accepts to play Othello, he devotes himself entirely to the part, but it soon overwhelms him and with each day his mind gets filled more and more with Othello's murderous jealousy. (imdb)
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Somewhere in the Night (1946)
An amnesiac soldier returning from the war suspects that he may have been a murderer before the war.
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Cluny Brown (1946)
Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a dull shopkeeper named Mr. Wilson. Belinski soon falls in love with Cluny and tries to keep her from marrying Wilson. (imdb)
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Holy Matrimony (1943)
From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press. (imdb)
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Destination Tokyo (1943)
In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. (IMDb)
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The Sea Hawk (1940)
Geoffrey Thorpe is an adventurous and dashing pirate, who feels that he should pirate the Spanish ships for the good of England. In one such battle, he overtakes a Spanish ship and when he comes aboard he finds Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal... (imdb)
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Playhouse 90 (1956)
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