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William Holden
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Date of Birth: Apr 17, 1918

Country: USA

Biography: William Holden (April 17, 1918 - November 12, 1981) was an American actor. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1954 and the Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1974. One of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s, he was named one of the "Top 10 Stars of the Year" six times (1954-1958, 1961) and appeared on the American Film Institute's AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list as #25. (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 78 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (78)
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Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986)
The Great Pumpkin puts a bounty on Charlie Brown's head, and as a consequence, the rest of the Peanuts Gang proceed to kill Charlie Brown in various ways (from Lucy having Charlie Brown kick an explosive football, to Linus strangling him with his blanket, to Snoopy chomping off his arm which held a Peppermint Patty candy), until finally, a Rambo/Schwarzenegger-like Charlie Brown goes postal and mass chaos ensues! (imdb)
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S.O.B. (1981)
A film-within-a-film: a fading movie producer has a plan for a successful movie: get a actress famous for her wholesome image to appear in the nude on the screen.... much like this film itself. (imdb)
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The Earthling (1980)
Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up... (imdb)
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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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Escape to Athena (1979)
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain. (imdb)
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Ashanti (1979)
Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task... (imdb)
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Fedora (1978)
Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress out of retirement.
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Damien: Omen II (1978)
Damian the Antichrist, now age 13, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan, while dark mystical forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. (imdb)
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Network (1976)
A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit. (IMDB.com)
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21 Hours at Munich (1976)
A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. (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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Open Season (1974)
Three Vietnam vets have become so conditioned to violence that they have developed psychotic tendencies. They kidnap people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. However the father of one of their earlier victims is plotting a vicious revenge against them. (imdb)
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The Blue Knight (1973)
Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat. (imdb)
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Breezy (1973)
Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the home of a middle-aged divorced man, Frank Harmon. (imdb)
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The Revengers (1972)
The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones. (imdb)
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Wild Rovers (1971)
An aging cowboy joins up with a beginner to rob banks. (TCM.com)
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The Wild Bunch (1969)
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them (imdb)
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The Christmas Tree (1969)
Since the death of his mother, Pascal, ten years old, spends his holidays with his father, the rich Laurent Segur. One day, when diving near the shores of Corse, an aircraft falls into the sea. The holiday goes on happily with Catherine, the young and pretty girlfriend of Laurent. But soon blue marks appear on the face of Pascal. He has been contaminated by a nuclear weapon carried by the destroyed plane, and he won't survive more than six months. (imdb)
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The Devil
During World War II a special fighting unit is formed combining a crack Canadian outfit and a conglomeration... (imdb)
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Casino Royale (1967)
In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (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 7th Dawn (1964)
Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War. (imdb)
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Paris - When It Sizzles (1964)
Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie... (imdb)
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Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
A priest arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest, who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of the church. However, Communist soldiers arrive at the mission and seize it as a command post. Their leader rapes the native girl and impregnates her, only later to realize that Communism is no good for him... (imdb)
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The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany. (imdb)
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The Lion (1962)
Young Tina lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya. While her stepfather believes this is a wonderful environment for her to grow up in, her mother becomes increasingly concerned by her behaviour. These concerns are reinforced when it is revealed that her daughter's best friend in the whole world is a fully grown lion. (imdb)
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The World of Suzie Wong (1960)
Robert Lomax tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting. Finding a cheap hotel he checks in, only to find it's used by prostitutes and their 'dates' who meet in the bar downstairs. Since he never picks up any of ladies, they all want to know more about him. Eventually he does hire one to model for him, but soon falls in love. But, since he's on a limited budget, he can't afford her exclusively, and doesn't want to 'share' her. (imdb)
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The Horse Soldiers (1959)
A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply centre. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence. The Union officers each have different reasons for wanting to be on the mission. (imdb)
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The Key (1958)
In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships. An American named David Ross arrives to captain one of these tugs. He's given a key by a fellow tugboat-man -- a key to an apartment and its pretty female resident. Should something happen to the friend, Ross can use the key. (imdb)
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The Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant (1958)
A behind-the-scenes look at the building of the bridge in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and the preparations for its destruction. (imdb)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.(imdb)
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The Proud and Profane (1956)
In this war romance, set during WW II, a widow falls for a Marine colonel. (allmovie.com)
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Toward the Unknown (1956)
Set at Edwards Air Force base in California, the story centers on a dishonored pilot who is no longer allowed to fly. It seems that as a Korean POW he was brutally tortured and brainwashed until he could bear no more and he eventually cracked. Though it has been many years, he wants to clear his name and fly again. Unfortunately a general fears the pilot could again lose it during the testing of a highly experimental plan. (allmovie.com)
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Picnic (1955)
The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter (Hal Carter) blows into town to visit an old fraternity buddy (Alan Benson) who also happens to be the son of the richest man in town (imdb)
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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Newsman Mark Elliott is an American war correspondent in Hong Kong, separated from his wife. During the closing days of the Chinese Civil War, he meets and pursues a beautiful Eurasian doctor, the widow of a Nationalist general. But when they begin to fall in love, their friends and her Chinese family pressure them to stop the cross-cultural relationship. (imdb)
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Sabrina (1954)
Chauffeur's daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father's rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however their romance is threatened by David's serious older brother, Linus. (google)
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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension. (imdb)
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Executive Suite (1954)
Avery Bullard, President of the Tredway Corporation has died. But he never named a clear successor, so the Board members must choose a replacement. The most likely is Loren Shaw, a skilled businessman, but some of the others don't like his calculating ways. But to stop him, they'll have to find someone else they can back... (imdb)
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Forever Female (1954)
Aging actress Ginger Rogers refuses to admit she is too old to play the ingénue role any longer. (imdb)
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The Country Girl (1954)
Washed up singer/actor Frank Elgin has a chance to make a come-back when director Bernie Dodd offers him the leading role in his new musical... (imdb)
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The Moon Is Blue (1953)
A young woman flaunts her virginity. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
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Stalag 17 (1953)
Intrigue among Allied prisoners at a World War 2 German POW camp. (imdb)
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Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
A ruthless Union captain is renowned throughout his prison fort as the toughest soldier in the business, capable of capturing every escaped convict under his supervision. However, when he falls in love with a visiting woman some of the prisoners seize the advantage and try to escape while he is in a more "mellow" mood. (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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The Turning Point (1952)
Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. (imdb)
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Force of Arms (1951)
During World War II in Italy, an American sergeant and WAC lieutenant take time out for romance. (imdb)
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You Can Change the World (1951)
An evil priest bores movie stars.
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Submarine Command (1951)
Submarine commander Ken White is forced to suddenly submerge, leaving his captain and another crew member to die outside the sub during WWII. Subsequent years of meaningless navy ground assignments and the animosity of a former sailor leave White (now a captain) feeling guilty and empty. His life spirals downward and his wife is about to leave him. Then he is forced into a dangerous rescue situation at the start of the Koren War reassigned to the same submarine where all of his problems began. (imdb)
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Union Station (1950)
Secretary Joyce Willecombe grows suspicious of two men boarding her train and is referred to 'Tough Willy' Calhoun, head of the Union Station police. The all-seeing, no-nonsense Calhoun is initially skeptical, but the men (who escape) prove to be involved in a kidnap case. (imdb)
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Father Is a Bachelor (1950)
Five orphans ''adopt'' a loner and set out to find him a wife. (TCM)
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Born Yesterday (1950)
Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn. Brock hires newspaperman Paul Verrall to see if he can soften her rough edges and make her more presentable in capital society... (imdb)
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Sunset Blvd. (1950)
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (imdb)
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Streets of Laredo (1949)
Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim. (imdb)
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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any criminal goings-on. When Ellen learns of some friends who are about to lose their homes, she unwittingly drafts her boss into developing a new low-cost housing development. (imdb)
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Dear Wife (1949)
Thanks to political activist teen Miriam, her brother-in-law and father find themselves rival candidates for state senator. (imdb)
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The Man from Colorado (1948)
Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as his behavior becomes more erratic--and violent--his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him. (imdb)
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The Dark Past (1948)
Crazed killer takes psychologist hostage. (imdb)
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Apartment for Peggy (1948)
Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his attic as an apartment for her and her husband Jason, a former GI struggling to finish college. (imdb)
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Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
A mail-order bride finds herself attracted to a handsome drifter. (TCM.com)
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Blaze of Noon (1947)
In the 1920s, four brothers fly for the fledgling U.S. Air Mail Service. (imdb)
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Dear Ruth (1947)
A normal day in the Wilkins family: reticent beauty Ruth, crusty judge father, petition-happy political activist teen Miriam. Who should show up but Ruth's soldier pen pal Bill Seacroft... whom she doesn't know about. It seems Miriam used her sister's name and picture to build up wartime morale. Ruth reluctantly agrees to "humor" Bill for his 2-day leave, though she's just become engaged to her stuffy suitor Albert. Can Miriam's cloud castle last the weekend without crashing to earth? (imdb)
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Young and Willing (1943)
A group of starving, but young and willing, actors band together to share finances and an apartment. (imdb)
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Reconnaissance Pilot (1943)
Documentary/training film depicting the duties of a pilot in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War as he flies reconnaissance missions over enemy-held islands.
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Wings Up (1943)
The Officers Candidate School of the Army Air Forces is the subject of this documentary short film depicting the rigors of training cadets go through.
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The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy? (imdb)
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Meet the Stewarts (1942)
This lighthearted romantic comedy stars William Holden as working stiff Michael Stewart and Frances Dee as wealthy socialite Candace Goodwin. Falling in love with Michael, Candace agrees to marry him on his terms-namely, that they survive on his salary alone. Inevitably, Candace has trouble adjusting to her new lifestyle and yearns for the luxuries lavished upon her by her family. Meanwhile, Michael begins to suspect that Candace has been keeping company with men from her own social set. (allrovi.com)
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The Fleet
Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. His buddies then make a bet with some other sailors that Casey can defrost an icy night club singer known as the Countess. (imdb)
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I Wanted Wings (1941)
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde. (imdb)
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Texas (1941)
Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure. (imdb)
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Those Were the Days! (1940)
A middle-aged couple think back to their college days and courtship. (imdb)
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Arizona (1940)
Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his journey and Phoebe is left alone and plenty busy with villains Jefferson Carteret and Lazarus Ward plotting at every turn to destroy her freighting company. She has not seen the last of Peter, however. (imdb)
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Our Town (1940)
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors. (imdb)
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Invisible Stripes (1939)
Cliff and Chuck leave prison together. Cliff tries the straight life but falls back into crime with Chuck and his gang. When he makes enough to enable his brother Tim to buy a garage and marry his sweetheart, Cliff quits crime again. But when he tries to help Chuck later on, he's implicated again. (imdb)
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Golden Boy (1939)
Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer. (imdb)
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The Man Who Came Back (1931)
A spoiled carefree rich kid gets into too much trouble for his father who sends him out on his own to prove himself capable of making a respectable man of himself.
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Three Faces East (1930)
The action takes place during the Great War in the home of the First Lord of the Admiralty.
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Numbered Men (1930)
Mary Dane and falsely imprisoned Bud Leonard love each other, but Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud to get Mary, and escape-minded King Callahan, set events in motion to prove that love and justice will prevail. (imdb)
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What a Widow! (1930)
A young woman's elderly husband dies and leaves her $5 million. She travels to Paris and becomes part of the "Continental" set and is pursued by a rich playboy and a lawyer who works for her. (imdb)
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