Search results for "Murray Alper"


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

The Outlaws IS Coming! (1965) RT Audience 48%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Rance Roden plans to kill off all the buffalo and thus cause the Indians to riot. After they destroy the US Cavalry, Rance and his gang will take over the West. Meanwhile, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Norman Maurer
CAST:  Moe Howard  •  Larry Fine  •  Joe DeRita  •  Adam West

Tanganyika (1954)

A landowner in colonial Africa leads a safari through Nukumbi territory in order to capture an escaped criminal.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  André De Toth
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Ruth Roman  •  Howard Duff  •  Jeff Morrow

Highway Dragnet (1954)

An ex-Marine on the lam from a murder charge. He hitches a ride from glamor-magazine photographer, who is travelling cross-country with her principal model. Tensions rise when ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nathan H. Juran
CAST:  Richard Conte  •  Joan Bennett  •  Wanda Hendrix  •  Reed Hadley

Here Come the Marines (1952)

After Slip is drafted into the Marines, the rest of the gang volunteers so they can be with him. Sach discovers that the colonel knew his father and he is promoted. During a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  William Beaudine
CAST:  Leo Gorcey  •  Huntz Hall  •  Hanley Stafford  •  Myrna Dell

Appointment with Danger (1951) RT Audience 39%

DVD release: Jul 2010

Al Goddard (Alan Ladd), a detective who works for the United States Postal Inspection Service, is assigned to arrest two criminals who've allegedly murdered a U.S. postal ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Phyllis Calvert  •  Paul Stewart  •  Jan Sterling

The Gangster (1947) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Apr 1991

Based on the novel Low Company. One of the most peculiar film noirs of the 1940s stars Barry Sullivan as a small-time hood who suffers a mental breakdown as his big plans ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime
DIRECTION:  Gordon Wiles
CAST:  Barry Sullivan  •  Belita  •  Joan Lorring  •  Akim Tamiroff

The Phantom Thief (1946) RT Audience 33%

Boston Blackie, in the 11th film of the Columbia series, indulges in some wit-trading with a squirmy spiritualist who deals in blackmail, murder and the occult. "Blackie" out ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  D. Ross Lederman
CAST:  Chester Morris  •  Jeff Donnell  •  Richard Lane  •  Dusty Anderson

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

The Big Shot (1942)

Duke Berne, former big shot but now a three-time loser, fears returning to crime because a fourth conviction will mean a life sentence. Finally, haunted by his past and goaded ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Irene Manning  •  Richard Travis  •  Susan Peters




Down Mexico Way (1941) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Aug 2005

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GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Gene Autry  •  Smiley Burnette  •  Fay McKenzie  •  Harold Huber

Manpower (1941) RT Audience 78%

Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work as power company linesmen. Hank is injured in an accident and subsequently promoted to foreman of the gang. Tensions start to show in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  George Raft  •  Alan Hale

Married Bachelor (1941)

A con man accepts an unpublished manuscript as payment for a gambling debt, adds his own name to it as author, and is surprised when it's published and becomes a best-seller. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Edward Buzzell
CAST:  Robert Young  •  Ruth Hussey  •  Lee Bowman  •  Sheldon Leonard

Next Time I Marry (1938)

DVD release: May 1991

Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a "plain American." Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
CAST:  Lucille Ball  •  James Ellison  •  Lee Bowman  •  Granville Bates

Escape by Night (1937)

DVD release: Jul 2007

Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Hamilton MacFadden
CAST:  William Hall  •  Anne Nagel  •  Dean Jagger  •  Steffi Duna

Sea Devils (1937) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Brash young Coast Guardsman Mike O'Shay and much-decorated CPO 'Medals' Malone hate each other even before they meet, and their enmity isn't helped by O'Shay's attraction to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Benjamin Stoloff
CAST:  Victor McLaglen  •  Preston Foster  •  Ida Lupino  •  Donald Woods

Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)

A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. However, peace and quiet are the last things he gets, as there are ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Hamilton
CAST:  Gene Raymond  •  Margaret Callahan  •  Eric Blore  •  Grant Mitchell