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

My Favourite Wife (1940)

Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca. The overjoyed Nick awkwardly tries to break the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Randolph Scott  •  Irene Dunne  •  Gail Patrick

Sergeant York (1941) RT 84% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Joan Leslie  •  Margaret Wycherly

The Gunfighter (1950) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2008

Gregory Peck stars as an aging notorious gunslinger, Johnny Ringo. Sick of killing he tries to avoid trouble, but when a cocksure young man named Eddie draws on him, Ringo has ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Helen Westcott  •  Millard Mitchell  •  Jean Parker

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 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

The Roaring Twenties (1939) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2005

After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gladys George

Bachelor Mother (1939) RT Audience 88%

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  David Niven  •  Charles Coburn  •  Frank Albertson

Another Thin Man (1939) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2005

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  William Powell  •  Myrna Loy  •  Virginia Grey  •  Otto Kruger

Young Dr. Kildare (1938) RT Audience 80%

An intern (Lew Ayres) handles emergencies and wins an older doctor's (Lionel Barrymore) approval at a New York hospital.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Harold S. Bucquet
CAST:  Lionel Barrymore  •  Lew Ayres  •  Lynne Carver  •  Nat Pendleton




It's a Wonderful World (1939) RT Audience 79%

Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood, is framed for murder. While Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  James Stewart  •  Guy Kibbee  •  Nat Pendleton

Black Friday (1940) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Aug 1995

When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Bela Lugosi  •  Stanley Ridges  •  Anne Nagel

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

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

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

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

You Can't Buy Luck (1937)

When a gambler is accused of murder, the pretty orphanage employee he loves sets out to prove him innocent of the crime.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Onslow Stevens  •  Helen Mack  •  Vinton Hayworth  •  Maxine Jennings

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

Honeymoon Ahead (1945)

When the prison choir loses its leader, the boys try to get him back in.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Allan Jones  •  Grace McDonald  •  Raymond Walburn  •  Vivian Austin