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  1. I believe FRED MJAC MURRAY died from the complications of throat cancer due to his chain smoking habit. Throat cancer is one of the worst cancers due to the fact that the voice box gets removed as the cancer progresses.
  2. To Speedracer and others. Here is an Orbison song that hardly anybody knows. It is LEAH, quite a beautiful song.
  3. Carol . wasn't bad in THE CARDINAL, where she played a dual role as Tom Tryon's sister and niece.
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    Classic World War 2 movies - chronologically

    Here is another film outside the Metro and Warner's bubble. This is another Paramount film, which gets neglected by TCM. It is Five Graves to Cairo is a 1943 war film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter. It is about our North African campaign during WW2.
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    Classic World War 2 movies - chronologically

    1951, Decision Before Dawn, from FOX, it DEPICTED POST WAR GERMANY right before the war was to end.It also, debuted OSCAR WARNER in his first American film. This film is generally known outside the METRO AND WARNER'S bubble.
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    Classic World War 2 movies - chronologically

    Here are some omissions: WAKE ISLAND Donlevy fights the Japanese at Wake Island. SO PROUDLY WE HAIL Gallant Nurses heal and evacuate patients after PEARL HARBOR at Battan. It Stars Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard and Veronica Lake (it is probably her best role) YANK IN THE RAF . Tyrone Power joins the ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE TO fight the Nazis during the time before we entered the war. POST WAR A FOREIGN AFFAIR. BILLY WILDER shows the dark side of post war Germany with graft with humor and insight. fore we entered the war.
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    Side profiles

    Hi guys you have the definition of the word profile all wrong. Here is the Webster's Dictionaries definition of the word. Definition of profile (Entry 1 of 2) 1: a representation of something in outline especially : a human head or face represented or seen in a side view. A profile means an image shown on a side view.
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    October Schedule Up!

    On October 17th, THERE IS A SMALL TRIBUTE TO JEAN ARTHUR, who is one of my favorite actresses. They will be showing the rarely seen EASY LIVING 1937, SCREWBALL COMEDY. It was Directed by MITCHELL LEISEN, who was barely heralded as oner the best directors of the 1930s and forties. It was scripted by the future, the legendary director PRESTON STURGES. I am posting a movie clip from the TCM ARCHIVE. You will.notice the most fabulous set decorationS from the great HANS DRIER. The sets are a pure ART DECO fantasy. It is so lavish and fantastic. http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/903889/Easy-Living-1937------Movie-Clip--Nice-Place-To-Flop.html
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    Valentina Cortese (1923-2019)

    Valentina Cortese was married to Richard /basehart during the 1950s. She wrote about his infidelities in her autobiography written a few years ago. Her only child . JACK BASEHART died from a complicated PARKINSONS TYPE of illness in 2015.
  10. I have one more piece of information regarding on how influential THE Z CHANNEL WAS from the WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE. Because it was watched by so many people in L.A., including significant numbers of members of the film academy, Z Channel was very influential. It was considered responsible for helping Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" win Best Picture in 1977 and for bringing James Woods a nomination for his performance in Oliver Stone's 1986 "Salvador." All I can say, there was never a film channel as the Z CHANNEL WAS; and there will never be again. WhaT A SHAME! TCM doesn't come close. TCM is a premium channel. We have to pay extra for it. They do not acknowledge the diverse film history. They should do better. There is more to film history than MGM, Warner Brothers and RKO.
  11. Here is a thought out article about the impact of the Z CHANNEL IN LOS ANGELES AND THE FILM COMMUNITY. We cannot forget the film fans who were enriched by the Z CHANNEL.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/05/AR2005050500843.html?noredirect=on
  12. HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL CLIP HONORING THE Z CHANNELS DOCUMENTARY THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION.
  13. You guys are totally missing the big picture. The first channel to show very classic films was the late and lamented Z CHANNEL. They introduced films that were literally forgotten to film history crowd.They played a great number of PARAMOUNT FILMS that were PRECode. I do not think any of you had the pleasure to see the films on THE Z CHANNEL. It came through CENTURY COMMUNICATioNS Los Angeles IN THE 1970S TO THE I990'S.It showed everything including interviews with actors and famous directors. The famed film historian and critic CHARLES CHAMPLIN was the host many of these interviews. I had taped these movies. However, when I MOVED, I LET MY TAPES GO. I regret my actions. It would have been fantastic film history lesson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_Channel:_A_Magnificent_Obsession This was the documentary about the Z CHANNEL. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/05/AR2005050500843.html?noredirect=on
  14. I grew up on Paramount films through the maga showings These films were shown during the day, early morning showings and THE WONDERFUL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL with the late Tom Hatten. It was such a joy to see these films. I feel the classic films fans are being deprived not seeing PARAMOUNT CLASSICS. They played a wonderful film with Ronald Colman called THE LIGHT THAT FAILED 1939. it introduced us to a very young IDA LUPINO, WHO GAVE BRAVURA PERFORMANCE as a woman going mad.I can go on and on about this studio. I was even was lucky enough to get a tour of the studio in the late 1980s. I was lucky enough to see the CHEERS set . That was terrific adventure.
  15. The TCM programmers use Paramount classics the least. By the way, Classic UNIVERSAL AND PARAMOUNT ARE THE SAME. THIS IS A POOR EXCUSE. Since there is no other way to expose the Classic film fan to PARAMOUNT, Tcm should make a better effort to use their films in their rotation. By the way, The whole Jane Powell SOTM was a total joke. She was never known as good actress or even a competent one.
  16. You appear to have no clue about how films are leased by the various networks from the content providers. Excuse me but I know how things are done. Don't make such assumptions. All I can say, that the programmers are so cheap that they will not rent Films from the magnificent CLASSIC PARAMOUNT library. By the way, PARAMOUNT was a better studio than MGM. MGM made so many garbage films that are unreal. They may have had slick production values, but most of their films were idiotic, especially the Andy Hardy series.the silly Judy Garland films.meyer was proud making reactionary films. MGM wasted talented actors on garbage. Let's see if they may honor DOROTHY LAMOUR, BOB HOPE, CAROLE LOMBARD, BING CROSBY, BETTY HUTTON, ROBERT PRESTON, MADELEINE CARROLL FRED MAC MURRAY , GARY COOPER'S FREDRIC MARCH'S AND RONALD COLMAN'S PARAMOUNT FILMS.
  17. Why not make PAULETTE GODDARD SOTM for October. She deserves it as much as the others. She was basically a PARAMOUNT STAR so she is irrelevant to the programers. https://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/paulette-goddard-movies/
  18. Here is a listing of PARAMOUNT STUDIOS NOIR contributions from the 1930s to the 1980s. It is an interesting list with many . films that are forgotten from the noir community's consciousness PARAMOUNT HAD a large output with the Noir genre. They have listed about 92 films, which would take a whole page to list. The first film they list is DOUBLE INDEMNITY, then THIS GUN FOR HIRE, which are pivotal for the Noir genre. FOX STUDIOS made only 27 films that are considered Noir. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031292373/
  19. I posted the long Paramount Studios Noir list for viewing. It is long but extremely interesting to view. It runs the gamut fron 1929 to the 1980s.
  20. Paramount Noir by karljhickey14 | created - 06 Jan 2016 | updated - 29 Jan 2016 | Public Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc Sort by: List Order Popularity Alphabetical IMDb Rating Your Rating Number of Votes Release Date Runtime Date Added View: 92 titles 1. Double Indemnity (1944) Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 8.3 Rate 95 Metascore An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator. Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr Votes: 128,861 | Gross: $5.72M Watch Now From $3.99 on Prime Video 2. This Gun for Hire (1942) Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.5 Rate When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies. Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar Votes: 7,289 3. The Blue Dahlia (1946) Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery 7.2 Rate An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife. Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake,William Bendix, Howard Da Silva Votes: 6,795 | Gross: $2.70M 4. Street of Chance (1942) Approved | 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery 6.5 Rate After an accident, a New York man with amnesia finds out the ugly truth about his real identity and past by interacting with people who seem to know him well. Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor,Louise Platt, Sheldon Leonard Votes: 290 5. Roadhouse Nights (1930) 68 min | Drama 6.5 Rate A boozing newsman (Charles Ruggles) woos a singer (Helen Morgan) while spying on her bootlegger boyfriend (Fred Kohler). Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Helen Morgan, Charles Ruggles,Fred Kohler, Jimmy Durante Votes: 64 6. City Streets (1931) Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.2 Rate Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison. Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney,Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd Votes: 1,105 7. Short Cut to Hell (1957) Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 5.8 Rate A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he ... See full summary » Director: James Cagney | Stars: William Bishop, Robert Ivers,Georgann Johnson, Yvette Vickers Votes: 204 8. Hell's Island (1955) Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir 6 Rate Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend. Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Mary Murphy, Francis L. Sullivan, Eduardo Noriega Votes: 244 9. Fly-By-Night (1942) 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller 6.9 Rate After being charged with the murder of a scientist, a young doctor must track down a Nazi spy ring to clear his name. Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Richard Carlson, Nancy Kelly,Albert Bassermann, Miles Mander Votes: 143 10. Thunderbolt (1929) Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.8 Rate A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary » Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall Votes: 459 11. Branded (1950) Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Western 6.7 Rate A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child. Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman,Charles Bickford, Robert Keith Votes: 691 12. Union Station (1950) Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.8 Rate A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police helps them in their search for a ruthless gang who have kidnapped a blind heiress. Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson,Barry Fitzgerald, Lyle Bettger Votes: 2,081 13. The Lawless (1950) Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.9 Rate A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican. Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell,Johnny Sands, Lee Patrick Votes: 351 14. Daughter of Darkness (1948) 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror 6.7 Rate Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their ... See full summary » Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Anne Crawford, Maxwell Reed,George Thorpe, Barry Morse Votes: 202 15. Crime Without Passion (1934) Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama 7.1 Rate Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi. Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes | Stars:Claude Rains, Margo, Whitney Bourne, Stanley Ridges Votes: 355 16. The Uninvited (1944) Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery 7.4 Rate A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past. Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner Votes: 8,520 17. Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1949) Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller 6.2 Rate A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing ... See full summary » Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix,Francis Lederer, Joseph Calleia Votes: 361 18. The Accused (1949) Approved | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller 6.9 Rate A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing. Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey, Sam Jaffe Votes: 656 19. Manhandled (1949) Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.8 Rate The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger. Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour,Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey Votes: 407 20. You and Me (1938) Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance 7.1 Rate An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store. Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey Votes: 907 21. The Glass Key (1935) Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery 7.1 Rate Ed Beaumont is the personal friend, advisor and bodyguard to Paul Madvig, the political boss of a large city. When a mysterious murder is committed---the son of a Madvig political opponent-...See full summary » Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: George Raft, Claire Dodd, Edward Arnold, Rosalind Keith Votes: 289 22. The Glass Key (1942) Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.1 Rate A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign. Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville Votes: 4,911 23. The Scoundrel (1935) Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy 6.6 Rate A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for him before his fate is sealed. Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Stars: Noël Coward,Julie Haydon, Stanley Ridges, Martha Sleeper Votes: 223 24. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) 70 min | Drama 7.2 Rate A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her. Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge Votes: 905 25. Jamaica Run (1953) Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6 Rate In Jamaica, amid murder and deceit, a schooner skipper and a land developer search for the sunken ship containing proof regarding the identity of the true heirs of a legendary Jamaican estate. Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl,Wendell Corey, Patric Knowles Votes: 89 26. Gunn (1967) Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery 6.4 Rate Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ...See full summary » Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Laura Devon,Edward Asner, Albert Paulsen Votes: 320 27. Riot (1969) R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller 6 Rate A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison. Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin Votes: 385 28. Paid in Full (1950) Passed | 98 min | Drama 6.8 Rate Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all ... See full summary » Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden Votes: 114 29. Ministry of Fear (1944) Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.2 Rate Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it. Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke Votes: 6,028 30. Dark City (1950) Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.8 Rate Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them. Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger Votes: 1,615 31. The Big Clock (1948) Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.7 Rate After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man of the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself. Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan,Charles Laughton, George Macready Votes: 6,907 32. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance 7.5 Rate A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier. Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin,Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas Votes: 7,235 33. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery 7.5 Rate While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it. Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey Votes: 8,722 34. I Walk Alone (1947) Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.1 Rate Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business. Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott,Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey Votes: 1,852 35. Rope of Sand (1949) Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Film-Noir 6.8 Rate A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead. Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid,Claude Rains, Peter Lorre Votes: 1,058 36. The Lost Weekend (1945) Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir 8 Rate The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva Votes: 30,496 | Gross: $9.46M 37. Ace in the Hole (1951) Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir 8.2 Rate 72 Metascore A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus. Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall Votes: 24,495 | Gross: $3.97M 38. Lady in the Dark (1944) Approved | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance 6.2 Rate Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why. Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland,Warner Baxter, Jon Hall Votes: 354 39. So Evil My Love (1948) Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama 6.9 Rate Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ...See full summary » Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll Votes: 492 40. Sealed Verdict (1948) Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery 6.6 Rate Former U.S. special prosecutor, Major Robert Lawson, begins to suspect that Nazi war criminal on death row, General Otto Stiegman, has been wrongfully convicted of leveling a French village along with all of its inhabitants in WWII. Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Florence Marly, John Hoyt, Norbert Schiller Votes: 33 41. Alias Nick Beal (1949) Approved | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Film-Noir 7.3 Rate A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal. Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Audrey Totter,Thomas Mitchell, George Macready Votes: 656 42. The Turning Point (1952) Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.8 Rate Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect. Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Tom Tully Votes: 753 43. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir 8.4 Rate A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return. Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson,Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson Votes: 180,265 44. Stalag 17 (1953) Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War 8 Rate 84 Metascore When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss Votes: 48,047 45. Chinatown (1974) R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller 8.2 Rate 92 Metascore A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway,John Huston, Perry Lopez Votes: 266,270 | Gross: $29.20M 46. The Desperate Hours (1955) Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.5 Rate Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household. Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March,Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott Votes: 8,016 47. Rear Window (1954) PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller 8.5 Rate 100 Metascore A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly,Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter Votes: 400,325 | Gross: $36.76M 48. Among the Living (1941) Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery 6.5 Rate A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother. Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward,Frances Farmer, Harry Carey Votes: 383 49. Vertigo (1958) PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller 8.3 Rate 100 Metascore A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman. Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak,Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore Votes: 321,709 | Gross: $3.20M 50. Detective Story (1951) Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.6 Rate On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod. Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker,William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell Votes: 6,303 51. The Great Gatsby (1949) 91 min | Drama 6.6 Rate A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin. Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field,Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey Votes: 590 52. Saigon (1948) Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.6 Rate After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary. Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake,Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell Votes: 204 53. Calcutta (1947) Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama 6.6 Rate Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms. Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez Votes: 298 54. Chicago Deadline (1949) Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.6 Rate On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Adams finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Adams comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so. Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, June Havoc, Irene Hervey Votes: 209 55. Scandal Sheet (1952) Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.5 Rate The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself. Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed,Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp Votes: 1,689 56. Appointment with Danger (1950) Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.7 Rate When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers. Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling Votes: 906 57. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller 7.5 Rate 78 Metascore An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son. Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day,Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles Votes: 51,914 | Gross: $10.25M 58. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7 Rate Assistant district attorney Cleve Marshall falls for the mysterious Thelma Jordon when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate. Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel Votes: 1,723 59. The Furies (1950) Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance, Western 7.4 Rate A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman. Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson Votes: 2,451 60. Dangerous Passage (1944) Passed | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir 5.5 Rate Joe Beck leaves Central America so that he can return to Texas and collect a large inheritance, but he picks a dangerous ship on which to travel. Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Lowery, Phyllis Brooks,Charles Arnt, Jack La Rue Votes: 162 61. Dark Mountain (1944) Approved | 56 min | Crime, Drama 5.5 Rate A woman doesn't realize that the man she has just married is a gangster. When she is implicated in a murder he committed, she turns to an ex-boyfriend, who is now a park ranger, for help. ...See full summary » Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Lowery, Ellen Drew, Regis Toomey, Eddie Quillan Votes: 145 62. Desert Fury (1947) Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.7 Rate The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them. Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey Votes: 1,097 63. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942) 102 min | Drama 7.2 Rate James Brodie (Robert Newton) is the only hatter in a small area in Scotland. Ruthless in business as well as at home, he is a tyrant to his family and intimidating to everyone he knows. But...See full summary » Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr,James Mason, Emlyn Williams Votes: 239 64. Hot Cargo (1946) 57 min | Drama Rate Two discharged service men, William Gargan and Philip Reed, go to the redwood country in northern California to visit the family of a buddy killed in the war. There, they find the family's ... See full summary » Director: Lew Landers | Stars: William Gargan, Jean Rogers,Phillip Reed, Larry Young 65. Love Letters (1945) Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance 7.2 Rate Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen... Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten,Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway Votes: 1,334 66. Man-Trap (1961) Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller 6 Rate Two Korean War veterans re-unite to pull off a heist at a San Francisco airport but find themselves running for their lives. Director: Edmond O'Brien | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen,Stella Stevens, Elaine Devry Votes: 150 67. Midnight Manhunt (1945) Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery 5.4 Rate In a cheap hotel room in New York City Jelke shoots gangster Joe Wells, takes a package from his pocket and flees.Wells staggers into an alley. On her way to her apartment above a wax ... See full summary » Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey, George Zucco Votes: 305 68. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) Approved | 81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller 7.1 Rate When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity. Director: John Farrow | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell,John Lund, Virginia Bruce Votes: 949 69. No Man of Her Own (1950) Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir 7.5 Rate A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad crash victim and starts a new life with the woman's wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex. Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund,Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter Votes: 1,602 70. The Scarlet Hour (1956) Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 7.1 Rate An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist. Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Carol Ohmart, Tom Tryon, Jody Lawrance, James Gregory Votes: 293 71. The Heiress (1949) Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance 8.2 Rate A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins Votes: 11,885 72. Special Agent (1949) Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama, History 6 Rate Johnny Douglas investigates a train robbery, committed by brothers Paul and Edmond Devereaux, in which Lucille Peters' father was killed. Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Eythe, Kasey Rogers, Paul Valentine, George Reeves Votes: 71 73. They Made Me a Killer (1946) Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 6.1 Rate A young girl tries to prove a man innocent of robbery and murder charges. Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: Robert Lowery, Barbara Britton, Lola Lane, Frank Albertson Votes: 202 74. The Trap (1959) Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama 6.7 Rate In a remote Californian desert town, a lawyer arranges for a wanted mobster to skip the country via a small airstrip but the local sheriff and his deputy could pose a problem. Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman Votes: 357 75. The Unseen (1945) Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery 6.2 Rate A secretive widower hires a governess for his children, a willful boy and impressionable girl. Strange occurrences and the governess's curiosity lead her to unlock the secrets of the mysterious and uninhabited brownstone next door. Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Joel McCrea, Gail Russell, Herbert Marshall, Phyllis Brooks Votes: 278 76. Waterfront at Midnight (1948) 63 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir 5.9 Rate While in pursuit of a dangerous crime boss, a detective unwittingly shoots his own brother, who has fallen into a life of crime. Director: William Berke | Stars: William Gargan, Mary Beth Hughes, Richard Travis, Richard Crane Votes: 13 77. The Hangman (1959) Not Rated | 87 min | Western 6.7 Rate U.S. Marshal Bovard comes to a small border town to identify and arrest a fugitive, but the whole town seems determined to prevent the Marshal from doing his job. Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord Votes: 598 78. Passage West (1951) Approved | 80 min | Western 6 Rate In 1864, six Salt Lake prison escapees join a wagon train headed for California but tensions between inmates and settlers complicate the perilous voyage. Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe,Arleen Whelan, Frank Faylen Votes: 129 79. The Tin Star (1957) Approved | 93 min | Western 7.4 Rate A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun. Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins,Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray Votes: 4,438 80. The Atomic City (1952) Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Thriller 6.3 Rate An atomic scientist's son is kidnapped by enemy agents. Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore, Nancy Gates Votes: 310 81. Dynamite (1949) Approved | 68 min | Drama 6.2 Rate Gunner Peterson is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary. Johnny Brown, son of Nellie Brown who operates a boarding house, finds ... See full summary » Director: William H. Pine | Stars: William Gargan, Virginia Welles,Richard Crane, Irving Bacon Votes: 23 82. Flight to Tangier (1953) Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama 5.5 Rate During the Cold War, a mysterious plane, carrying $3 million, arrives at Tangier airport and various interested parties try to grab the cash. Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Corinne Calvet, Robert Douglas Votes: 228 83. The Imperfect Lady (1947) Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance 6.4 Rate Millicent Hopkins, while touring with a dancing troupe in 1892, meets Clive Loring who is campaigning in the English Midlands for Parliament. They fall in love and Millie remains behind at ...See full summary » Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Cedric Hardwicke, Virginia Field Votes: 41 84. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965) Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller 7.7 Rate British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one. Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner,Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker Votes: 13,096 85. Psycho (1960) R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller 8.5 Rate 97 Metascore A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh,Vera Miles, John Gavin Votes: 539,668 | Gross: $32.00M Watch Now From $3.99 on Prime Video 86. Warning Shot (1967) Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller 6.8 Rate During a stakeout, an L.A. cop kills a doctor who presumably pulled a gun but the coroner's inquest finds no gun, forcing the cop to look for it to clear his name. Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: David Janssen, Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn, Sam Wanamaker Votes: 512 Watch Now From $2.99 on Prime Video 87. The Conversation (1974) PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller 7.9 Rate 85 Metascore A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered. Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest Votes: 87,639 | Gross: $4.42M Watch Now With Prime Video 88. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) R | 102 min | Crime, Drama 7.5 Rate After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle,Richard Jordan, Steven Keats Votes: 7,511 Watch Now From $2.99 on Prime Video 89. The Gambler (1974) R | 111 min | Crime, Drama 7.3 Rate Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling. Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky Votes: 3,506 Watch Now From $3.99 on Prime Video 90. The Heist (1972 TV Movie) 73 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller 5.7 Rate An armored car guard who is forced to help rob his own company must convince the police that he is innocent. Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Christopher George, Elizabeth Ashley, Howard Duff, Norman Fell Votes: 26 91. Hustle (1975) R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery 6.1 Rate 77 Metascore At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide. Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield Votes: 1,874 Watch Now From $2.99 on Prime Video 92. Dr. Broadway (1942) Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery 6.6 Rate New York City physician, Dr. Timothy Kane, knows Broadway, the Great White Way and all of its characters thoroughly, as does his receptionist, Connie Madigan. A man Kane had sent to prison ...See full summary » Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Jean Phillips,J. Carrol Naish, Richard Lane Votes: 62 ad feedback CREATE A NEW LIST List your movie, TV & celebrity picks. List Activity Views: 114 | in last week 0 Tell Your Friends Share this list: Feedback? Tell us what you think about this feature. Other Lists by karljhickey14 Criminal Lawyers a list of 33 titles Breaking The Fourth Wall a list of 122 titles Title Songs a list of 70 titles Read The Book Seen The Film a list of 176 titles Private Eyes a list of 459 titles See all lists by karljhickey14 » Clear your history Recently Viewed Timmy Tate Dave Fl... Voletta... Avi Iss...
  21. MERLE OBERON was half INDIAN AND HALF WELSH. She aggressively hid her heritage from the public She claimed that her mother, who lived in her house was her maid. This was a very shameful act that she concealed.
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    Classic Stars Who Guested On Sitcoms

    BRUCE LEE as Kato.
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    Classic Stars Who Guested On Sitcoms

    Here is a list of some the best guest stars in ADAM WEST'S BATMAN TV SERIES. https://www.civilized.life/articles/every-celebrity-cameo-on-adam-wests-batman/
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    In the first season of Cheers 1983, the fabulous GLYNIS JOHNS played Diane Chambers mother, who implored Diane to get married or else her she would lose her inheritance. This is a gem that showed Ms. John's is a master in comedy. SOMEONE SINGLE, SOMEONE BLUE EPISODE: Episode 20 EPISODE INFO Glynis Johns guest stars as Helen Chambers, the mother of Diane (Shelley Long). Sweeping majestically into Cheers, Helen dolefully announces that Diane must marry within 24 hours or lose her share (and her mother's) of her late father's estate. Helpful Sam (Ted Danson) agrees to a quickie wedding ceremony, secure in the belief that he can just as quickly revert to bachelorhood -- or can he? Future semi-regular Paul Willson appears as Gregg (rather than his familiar role as the habitually "left out" Paul). More Genre: Comedy Network: NBC Air Date: Mar 3, 1983 Directed By: James Burrows, Andy Ackerman Written By: David Angell, James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles
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    Here is a very funny episode with JOAN CRAWFORD IN . THE LUCH SHOW. Lucy and Viv believe their new neighbor Joan Crawford is penniless , and they do their upmost to help her. It is one of the funniest EPISODES from uneven THE LUCY SHOW.

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