Search results for "James Burke"

The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

Lucky Me (1954) RT Audience 14%

DVD release: Apr 2007

A songwriter (Robert Cummings) finds a singer (Doris Day) and her stranded troupe working in a Miami hotel's kitchen.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jack Donohue
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Robert Cummings  •  Phil Silvers  •  Eddie Foy, Jr.

Raton Pass (1951)

The ambitious Ann arrives with the stagecoach in Raton Pass to find herself in the midst of a feud between the Challon and the Pozner families. Ann immediately seeks out Marc ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Patricia Neal  •  Steve Cochran  •  Scott Forbes

The Last Outpost (1951) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2002

The cavalry defend a small town from indians.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Lewis R. Foster
CAST:  Ronald Reagan  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Bruce Bennett  •  Bill Williams

Let's Dance (1950)

After the war, Donald Elwood meets his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil. Kitty, now the widow of Richard Everett, has a little boy named Richie; and she is trying to evade her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Betty Hutton  •  Fred Astaire  •  Roland Young  •  Ruth Warrick

Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (1948) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Eddie Tayloe's grandfather leaves him six thousand dollars and the money belt it came in, freeing Tayloe to leave his dull newspaper job in Texas and move to New York to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Guy Madison  •  Diana Lynn  •  James Dunn  •  Michael Chekhov

Body and Soul (1947) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Lilli Palmer  •  Hazel Brooks  •  Anne Revere

Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)

One of two Philo Vance mystery movies released by PRC.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Basil Wrangell
CAST:  Alan Curtis  •  Vivian Austin  •  Frank Jenks  •  Tala Birell

Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) RT 43% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Comedy about an Irish father, who enjoys betting on horses, who keeps interfering with his daughter's romance with a serviceman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Diana Lynn  •  Sonny Tufts  •  Dick Foran

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) RT 89% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A trumpet player in a radio orchestra (Jack Benny) falls asleep during a commercial and dreams he's the angel Athanael. The beautiful angel Elizabeth (Alexis Smith) delivers ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Jack Benny  •  Alexis Smith  •  Dolores Moran  •  Allyn Joslyn

Casanova Brown (1944) RT Audience 41%

DVD release: May 2007

Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby, Cass kidnaps the infant ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Teresa Wright  •  Frank Morgan  •  Anita Louise

A Night to Remember (1942) RT Audience 45%

A woman rents a gloomy basement apartment in Greenwich Village thinking it will provide the perfect atmosphere for her mystery writer husband to create his next book. They ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Wallace
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Brian Aherne  •  Jeff Donnell  •  William Wright

Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942)

Detective Ellery Queen aids Free Dutch agents battle Nazi spies over a prize of industrial diamonds.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  James P. Hogan
CAST:  William Gargan  •  Margaret Lindsay  •  Charley Grapewin  •  Gale Sondergaard

A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942)

A man is framed for embezzlement and runs off to San Francisco. His wife hires Queen to try and track him down before the police get to him.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  James P. Hogan
CAST:  William Gargan  •  Margaret Lindsay  •  John Litel  •  Charley Grapewin

All Through the Night (1941) RT 100% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Broadway gambler 'Gloves' Donahue wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When her boss ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Conrad Veidt  •  Kaaren Verne  •  Jane Darwell

My Favorite Blonde (1942) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: May 1993

Larry Haines, a mediocre vaudeville entertainer, boards a train bound for Los Angeles. Is Hollywood waiting for him with open arms? Not really as the one he signed a contract ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Madeleine Carroll  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  George Zucco

Million Dollar Baby (1941) RT Audience 46%

Pamela is just your average working class girl trying to make ends meet and maintain a positive outlook on life. Happy as a clam living in a boarding house across the hall ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Priscilla Lane  •  Ronald Reagan  •  Jeffrey Lynn  •  May Robson

Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) RT Audience 60%

On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eugene Forde
CAST:  Sidney Toler  •  Victor Sen Yung  •  Robert Lowery  •  Marjorie Weaver

The Saint Takes Over (1940) RT Audience 58%

The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth motion picture featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint" the Robin Hood-inspired ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Jack Hively
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Jonathan Hale  •  Paul Guilfoyle

The Golden Fleecing (1940)

A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Leslie Fenton
CAST:  Lew Ayres  •  Rita Johnson  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Virginia Grey