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Christmas Holiday (1944)

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Gene Kelly  •  Richard Whorf  •  Dean Harens

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Gene Kelly  •  Richard Whorf  •  Dean Harens

Dead Reckoning (1947)

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Morris Carnovsky  •  Charles Cane

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Morris Carnovsky  •  Charles Cane

Invaders from Mars (1953)

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Helena Carter  •  Arthur Franz  •  Jimmy Hunt  •  Leif Erickson

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Helena Carter  •  Arthur Franz  •  Jimmy Hunt  •  Leif Erickson

Mr. Lucky (1943)

A conman poses as a war relief fundraiser, but when he falls for a charity worker, his conscience begins to trouble him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. C. Potter
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Laraine Day  •  Charles Bickford  •  Gladys Cooper

A conman poses as a war relief fundraiser, but when he falls for a charity worker, his conscience begins to trouble him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. C. Potter
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Laraine Day  •  Charles Bickford  •  Gladys Cooper

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Men from an oceanarium capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  John Agar  •  Lori Nelson  •  John Bromfield  •  Nestor Paiva

Men from an oceanarium capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  John Agar  •  Lori Nelson  •  John Bromfield  •  Nestor Paiva

Southside 1-1000 (1950)

The U.S. Secret Service goes after a counterfeiting ring by placing one of its agents in a criminal mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Ingster
CAST:  Don DeFore  •  Andrea King  •  George Tobias  •  Barry Kelley

The U.S. Secret Service goes after a counterfeiting ring by placing one of its agents in a criminal mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Ingster
CAST:  Don DeFore  •  Andrea King  •  George Tobias  •  Barry Kelley

The Big Heat (1953)

Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Jocelyn Brando  •  Alexander Scourby

Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Jocelyn Brando  •  Alexander Scourby

The Killing (1956)

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Coleen Gray  •  Vince Edwards  •  Jay C. Flippen

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Coleen Gray  •  Vince Edwards  •  Jay C. Flippen

Corvette K-225 (1943)

The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks  •  Richard Rosson
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Ella Raines  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Noah Beery Jr.

The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks  •  Richard Rosson
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Ella Raines  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Noah Beery Jr.

Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  John Payne  •  Jack Oakie  •  Lynn Bari

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  John Payne  •  Jack Oakie  •  Lynn Bari

Circumstantial Evidence (1945)

A man waits on death row while his son and friend try to prove that he did not kill a grocer with an ax.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Larkin
CAST:  Michael O'Shea  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Trudy Marshall  •  Billy Cummings

A man waits on death row while his son and friend try to prove that he did not kill a grocer with an ax.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Larkin
CAST:  Michael O'Shea  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Trudy Marshall  •  Billy Cummings

Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)

Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Howard Duff  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Dorothy Hart

Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Howard Duff  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Dorothy Hart

Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)

Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is approached by his old associates. When Flavia discovers the truth about Steve, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Angela Lansbury  •  George Murphy  •  Phyllis Thaxter

Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is approached by his old associates. When Flavia discovers the truth about Steve, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Angela Lansbury  •  George Murphy  •  Phyllis Thaxter

True to Life (1943)

A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Franchot Tone  •  Dick Powell  •  Victor Moore

A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Franchot Tone  •  Dick Powell  •  Victor Moore

Lucky Jordan (1942)

Lucky Jordan is a gangster living in New York City and when he's drafted into the army, he tries to escape duty by using an old con woman named Annie to convince the draft board he's needed at home. When that fails, Jordan is sent to boot camp, but he doesn't stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Helen Walker  •  Sheldon Leonard  •  Mabel Paige

Lucky Jordan is a gangster living in New York City and when he's drafted into the army, he tries to escape duty by using an old con woman named Annie to convince the draft board he's needed at home. When that fails, Jordan is sent to boot camp, but he doesn't stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Helen Walker  •  Sheldon Leonard  •  Mabel Paige

The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two cousins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frederick de Cordova
CAST:  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Charles Coburn  •  Scott Brady  •  John Russell

In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two cousins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frederick de Cordova
CAST:  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Charles Coburn  •  Scott Brady  •  John Russell

Prison Warden (1949)

The new warden (Warner Baxter) of a bad prison finds his biggest problem is his wife (Anna Lee).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seymour Friedman
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Anna Lee  •  Harlan Warde  •  James Flavin

The new warden (Warner Baxter) of a bad prison finds his biggest problem is his wife (Anna Lee).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seymour Friedman
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Anna Lee  •  Harlan Warde  •  James Flavin

Belle Le Grand (1951)

Upon her release from prison for a murder she didn't commit, a woman finds that her younger sister has been placed in an orphanage. Determined to do whatever it takes to get her out, she eventually becomes the proprietor of a notorious gambling establishment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Dwan
CAST:  Vera Ralston  •  John Carroll  •  William Ching  •  Hope Emerson

Upon her release from prison for a murder she didn't commit, a woman finds that her younger sister has been placed in an orphanage. Determined to do whatever it takes to get her out, she eventually becomes the proprietor of a notorious gambling establishment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Dwan
CAST:  Vera Ralston  •  John Carroll  •  William Ching  •  Hope Emerson

Adventures in Silverado (1948)

Author Robert Louis Stevenson takes a trip to Napa Valley, California, in 1880 and gets involved in the exploits of a stagecoach driver who captures a hooded highwayman called The Monk. Supposedly inspired by a true incident, this offbeat Western based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  William Bishop  •  Gloria Henry  •  Edgar Buchanan  •  Forrest Tucker

Author Robert Louis Stevenson takes a trip to Napa Valley, California, in 1880 and gets involved in the exploits of a stagecoach driver who captures a hooded highwayman called The Monk. Supposedly inspired by a true incident, this offbeat Western based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Karlson
CAST:  William Bishop  •  Gloria Henry  •  Edgar Buchanan  •  Forrest Tucker

No Escape (1953)

A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Bennett
CAST:  Lew Ayres  •  Sonny Tufts  •  Marjorie Steele  •  Lewis Martin

A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Bennett
CAST:  Lew Ayres  •  Sonny Tufts  •  Marjorie Steele  •  Lewis Martin
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