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Kid Dabb

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Hi everyone,

 

Due to low participation, I'm going to try a new approach to the Puzzle threads. I will

continue the Green = correct Red = incorrect responses to your answers, but instead of

reposting the Puzzle with answers filled in as we go, I will repost only the list of remaining

clues. Should the thread advance to page 2, I will repost the blank Puzzle to make it easier

to review, and so on as required.

 

For those of you with a printer, you can print the complete Puzzle and work it from there.

Some of you may be able to import it to whatever Office-type software you may have. Those

without will have to improvise - you probably have Windows Paint you could import it to

(Paint comes preinstalled from the factory). Paint windows can be resized to fit your needs.

 

I will work it like a weekly newspaper - all answers will be revealed the following week.

 

I want to thank everyone who has participated so far. As more of you become involved,

I will myself and will return to the previous style of Puzzle posting. Here's hoping.. :)

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h2. CRIME, DRAMA and ADVENTURE

Dificulty Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

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RH Puzzle for those who cannot slide the picture

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*ACROSS*

 

*05* Our star is a very successful oil-field firefighter and a family man. All is going

so well, he's even bought his own oil well in hope of striking it rich. Then a man

shows up looking for a job

*07* An innocent man narrowly escapes being lynched and seeks revenge

*09* The star actor also directs this film in which an ex-GI travels to a rural New

Mexican town to revenge the death of his old war time buddy

*10* An insurance investigator infiltrates a gang who had stolen jewels from the

eponymous building in Manhattan

*13* After his true identity is confirmed, the district attorney gives our star a letter

identifying him, so that he can avoid the trouble in future

*14* The color of the Atlantic Ocean

*17* It was the director's first film noir, and also featured Elisha Cook Jr.

*18* This film was made as part of a deliberate attempt to counteract what many

conservative political and business leaders claimed was a disturbing trend of

glorifying criminals in the gangster film genre

*19* The second of three films starring this actor who returns from apparent death

in the previous movie to seek revenge on those he holds responsible for the death

of his wife and child

*20* It was this star's third, and final appearance in this role. A Princess is romantically

involved with a secret agent

*21* This movie launched the lead actor's sound career to new heights; a top

supporting actor in silents, he had been dropped by his studio when sound

came in

*22* Just released from prison, our star masterminds a holdup at an illegal casino.

The robbery goes bad and the mobsters captured some of his men and force them

to identify the rest before killing them

*28* The only entry in the series to dispense with the introduction by a disembodied

head in a crystal ball, as well as the only one to feature comic-relief characters to

alleviate the grim tone

*30* Are you afraid of a little ol' hurricane..?

*31* A cab driver makes a big score and lives to regret it

*33* A hoodlum ascends the ranks of organized crime

*34* The color of most wood

*35* Based on the first play written by it's short-story writer, it ran for three months

on Broadway after playing in London. The star's identity is discovered and the

blackmailer is poisoned

*37* A police officer is chasing jewel robbers. His girlfriend, a manicurist, takes a job

as a reporter assisting in the effort against the jewel thieves. They become disgusted

when one jewel gang member is acquitted, and both leave their jobs

*40* An early film noir, it was was the second by it's director in America. At least 15

minutes were trimmed from the original 100-minute version of the film due to its then

unprecedented realistic violence

*44* A police officer is warned by his police chief to make arrests to stop a burglary

epidemic on his patch or face the sack. A short (almost 21 min)

*46* The screenplay is based on a never-published novel by two former street thugs

who had witnessed some of Al Capone’s murderous gang rivalries in Chicago

*47* 55+ hair color

*51* A Chinese detective uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco

and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur

*54* A sound remake of an earlier silent. It is one of the many lost films of the early talkie

era. A Spanish-language version was filmed at night on the same sets

*55* A shy girl is a 'shrinking ______'

*57* Originally released in the United Kingdom, film historians consider the film a superb

example of film noir due to its convoluted, dark storyline, dark cinematography and classic

femme fatale

*59* After the prosecution rests its case in the murder trial of our star, the defense attorney

puts his client on the stand to tell his story. He had married his wife for her money. In

flashback, he recounts how he started seeing another woman behind his wife's back,

innocently enough in secluded New York City bars, but feelings had grown between

them

*60* Having been caught involved in a jewelry heist, he and his two buddies are taken to

see the judge. The war has begun and hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, the

judge offers them the choice of going to jail, or signing up to fight in the war - if they

prove themselves, he will throw away their arrests

*61* A pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases

*62* The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies and

they are both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her

life back together

*63* About a gang of London jewel thieves infiltrated by an undercover agent

*64* A vicious chauffeur gradually starves two little girls to death after having run over

and killed their sister with his car

*65* More of horror, this was considered particularly dark for its time. A contemporary

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly"

 

*DOWN*

 

*01* After being fired as a theater usher, he tracks down the girl to her apartment and

returns the purse she dropped

*02* Just before he is released from prison along with his none-too-bright accomplice,

he rejects a proposal by a fellow inmate to rob a bank

*03* Color of a sore eye

*04* The screenplay was co-written by the star's friend and drinking partner. The film

cemented a strong personal and professional connection between these two

*06* It is taken from a popular 1909 play. This was the star's first film under under a

new contract with his new studio

*08* An all-talking pre-Code based on a story written by Rowland Brown

*11* The story of a rich woman who runs over and kills a man in an automobile accident

*12* In New York's Hell's Kitchen, a young man goes against the advice of his sister

and hooks up with a mobster

*15* The only film with these two Crime biggies on the same screen

*16* As a favor to the Director, some scenes in an airplane were filmed

by Alfred Hitchcock

*23* A good citrus for juice

*24* Notable for the camera work by a renowned noir cinematographer; A Los Angeles

patrolman on his way home from work stops a man he suspects of being a burglar and

is shot and mortally wounded. The minor clues lead nowhere

*25* A wasp: ______ jacket

*26* A call girl helps a lawyer with a murder case

*27* This version was the third filming, but the first under the novel's original title

and the first in English. Previously, the novel had been filmed in France in 1939,

and in Italy in 1942

*29* A psychology professor meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale

*32* A vagrant is accused of murder, only to be found innocent

*36* Based on a story by a former crime reporter, this is about a newspaper

journalist who faces prison time because he refuses to name his sources. To

complicate matters more, the reporter falls in love with the sister of one of the

racketeers he's trying to take down

*38* Ho Ho Ho _____ Giant

*39* The film was remade in 1938 with Humphrey Bogart and again in 1939 with

Ronald Reagan

*41* A musician is bitter about having to work in a New York nightclub. After his

girlfriend leaves to seek fame in Hollywood, he decides to join her

*42* Set in the underworld of Manhattan, this tells the story of a woman who dares

to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters

*43* The story is framed by the questioning of our star by police after they discover

the body of her second husband

*45* To later capitalize on the success of this film, the novel, which was initially printed

under a different title, was later reprinted under the film's title

*48* About a notorious French jewel thief

*49* The only film which these two biggies were in as leads

*50* Based in part on one of Hemingway's short stories

*52* The film opens on a dark, rainy morning at our prison. Prisoners crammed

into a small cell watch through the window as our star leaves his term in solitary

confinement. He is angry and talks about escape. The beleaguered warden is

under pressure to improve discipline

*53* A proper English gentleman who moonlights as a notorious jewel thief

*56* A semidocumentary style film noir shot in black-and-white. The B-movie

is featured in a 1992 documentary for the use of lighting

*58* Jimi Hendrix's '______ Haze'

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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

17 Across - Born To Kill

34 Across - Brown

47 Across - Gray

55 Across - Violet

 

 

03 Down - Black

23 Down - Orange

25 Down - Yellow

38 Down - Green

39 Down - Angels Wash Their Faces

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REMAINING CLUES

 

*ACROSS*

 

*05* Our star is a very successful oil-field firefighter and a family man. All is going

so well, he's even bought his own oil well in hope of striking it rich. Then a man

shows up looking for a job

*07* An innocent man narrowly escapes being lynched and seeks revenge

*09* The star actor also directs this film in which an ex-GI travels to a rural New

Mexican town to revenge the death of his old war time buddy

*10* An insurance investigator infiltrates a gang who had stolen jewels from the

eponymous building in Manhattan

*13* After his true identity is confirmed, the district attorney gives our star a letter

identifying him, so that he can avoid the trouble in future

*14* The color of the Atlantic Ocean

*18* This film was made as part of a deliberate attempt to counteract what many

conservative political and business leaders claimed was a disturbing trend of

glorifying criminals in the gangster film genre

*19* The second of three films starring this actor who returns from apparent death

in the previous movie to seek revenge on those he holds responsible for the death

of his wife and child

*20* It was this star's third, and final appearance in this role. A Princess is romantically

involved with a secret agent

*21* This movie launched the lead actor's sound career to new heights; a top

supporting actor in silents, he had been dropped by his studio when sound

came in

*22* Just released from prison, our star masterminds a holdup at an illegal casino.

The robbery goes bad and the mobsters captured some of his men and force them

to identify the rest before killing them

*28* The only entry in the series to dispense with the introduction by a disembodied

head in a crystal ball, as well as the only one to feature comic-relief characters to

alleviate the grim tone

*30* Are you afraid of a little ol' hurricane..?

*31* A cab driver makes a big score and lives to regret it

*33* A hoodlum ascends the ranks of organized crime

*35* Based on the first play written by it's short-story writer, it ran for three months

on Broadway after playing in London. The star's identity is discovered and the

blackmailer is poisoned

*37* A police officer is chasing jewel robbers. His girlfriend, a manicurist, takes a job

as a reporter assisting in the effort against the jewel thieves. They become disgusted

when one jewel gang member is acquitted, and both leave their jobs

*40* An early film noir, it was was the second by it's director in America. At least 15

minutes were trimmed from the original 100-minute version of the film due to its then

unprecedented realistic violence

*44* A police officer is warned by his police chief to make arrests to stop a burglary

epidemic on his patch or face the sack. A short (almost 21 min)

*46* The screenplay is based on a never-published novel by two former street thugs

who had witnessed some of Al Capone’s murderous gang rivalries in Chicago

*51* A Chinese detective uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco

and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur

*54* A sound remake of an earlier silent. It is one of the many lost films of the early talkie

era. A Spanish-language version was filmed at night on the same sets

*57* Originally released in the United Kingdom, film historians consider the film a superb

example of film noir due to its convoluted, dark storyline, dark cinematography and classic

femme fatale

*59* After the prosecution rests its case in the murder trial of our star, the defense attorney

puts his client on the stand to tell his story. He had married his wife for her money. In

flashback, he recounts how he started seeing another woman behind his wife's back,

innocently enough in secluded New York City bars, but feelings had grown between

them

*60* Having been caught involved in a jewelry heist, he and his two buddies are taken to

see the judge. The war has begun and hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, the

judge offers them the choice of going to jail, or signing up to fight in the war - if they

prove themselves, he will throw away their arrests

*61* A pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases

*62* The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies and

they are both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her

life back together

*63* About a gang of London jewel thieves infiltrated by an undercover agent

*64* A vicious chauffeur gradually starves two little girls to death after having run over

and killed their sister with his car

*65* More of horror, this was considered particularly dark for its time. A contemporary

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly"

 

*DOWN*

 

*01* After being fired as a theater usher, he tracks down the girl to her apartment and

returns the purse she dropped

*02* Just before he is released from prison along with his none-too-bright accomplice,

he rejects a proposal by a fellow inmate to rob a bank

*04* The screenplay was co-written by the star's friend and drinking partner. The film

cemented a strong personal and professional connection between these two

*06* It is taken from a popular 1909 play. This was the star's first film under under a

new contract with his new studio

*08* An all-talking pre-Code based on a story written by Rowland Brown

*11* The story of a rich woman who runs over and kills a man in an automobile accident

*12* In New York's Hell's Kitchen, a young man goes against the advice of his sister

and hooks up with a mobster

*15* The only film with these two Crime biggies on the same screen

*16* As a favor to the Director, some scenes in an airplane were filmed

by Alfred Hitchcock

*24* Notable for the camera work by a renowned noir cinematographer; A Los Angeles

patrolman on his way home from work stops a man he suspects of being a burglar and

is shot and mortally wounded. The minor clues lead nowhere

*26* A call girl helps a lawyer with a murder case

*27* This version was the third filming, but the first under the novel's original title

and the first in English. Previously, the novel had been filmed in France in 1939,

and in Italy in 1942

*29* A psychology professor meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale

*32* A vagrant is accused of murder, only to be found innocent

*36* Based on a story by a former crime reporter, this is about a newspaper

journalist who faces prison time because he refuses to name his sources. To

complicate matters more, the reporter falls in love with the sister of one of the

racketeers he's trying to take down

*39* The film was remade in 1938 with Humphrey Bogart and again in 1939 with

Ronald Reagan

*41* A musician is bitter about having to work in a New York nightclub. After his

girlfriend leaves to seek fame in Hollywood, he decides to join her

*42* Set in the underworld of Manhattan, this tells the story of a woman who dares

to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters

*43* The story is framed by the questioning of our star by police after they discover

the body of her second husband

*45* To later capitalize on the success of this film, the novel, which was initially printed

under a different title, was later reprinted under the film's title

*48* About a notorious French jewel thief

*49* The only film which these two biggies were in as leads

*50* Based in part on one of Hemingway's short stories

*52* The film opens on a dark, rainy morning at our prison. Prisoners crammed

into a small cell watch through the window as our star leaves his term in solitary

confinement. He is angry and talks about escape. The beleaguered warden is

under pressure to improve discipline

*53* A proper English gentleman who moonlights as a notorious jewel thief

*56* A semidocumentary style film noir shot in black-and-white. The B-movie

is featured in a 1992 documentary for the use of lighting

*58* Jimi Hendrix's '______ Haze'

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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

39 Down - Crime School

39 Down - Hell's Kitchen (..getting closer)

 

Your answers do not match the number of squares in the puzzle

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My guesses after my initial perusal of your latest creation, Kid:

 

18 Across - *G Men*

28 Across - *Pillow Of Death* (The only one of the six possible choices with 13 letters.)

30 Across - *Key Largo*

33 Across - *Little Caesar*

46 Across - *The Public Enemy*

 

01 Down - *Lady Killer*

15 Down - *Smart Money*

39 Down - *The Mayor Of Hell*

 

All 8 of these movies are on my DVD shelves.

 

By the way, in an earlier post, twinkee guessed Blue for 14 Across and there was no follow up post indicating whether the guess was correct or not. Wouldn't want to see twinkee lose credit for that one if it is.

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Liam, you have fine taste in movies.

 

Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

14 Across - Blue (thank you, Liam)

18 Across - G Men

28 Across - Pillow Of Death

30 Across - Key Largo

33 Across - Little Caesar

46 Across - The Public Enemy

 

 

01 Down - Lady Killer

15 Down - Smart Money

39 Down - The Mayor Of Hell (That's the one!)

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REMAINING CLUES

 

*ACROSS*

 

 

*05* Our star is a very successful oil-field firefighter and a family man. All is going

so well, he's even bought his own oil well in hope of striking it rich. Then a man

shows up looking for a job

*07* An innocent man narrowly escapes being lynched and seeks revenge

*09* The star actor also directs this film in which an ex-GI travels to a rural New

Mexican town to revenge the death of his old war time buddy

*10* An insurance investigator infiltrates a gang who had stolen jewels from the

eponymous building in Manhattan

*13* After his true identity is confirmed, the district attorney gives our star a letter

identifying him, so that he can avoid the trouble in future

*19* The second of three films starring this actor who returns from apparent death

in the previous movie to seek revenge on those he holds responsible for the death

of his wife and child

*20* It was this star's third, and final appearance in this role. A Princess is romantically

involved with a secret agent

*21* This movie launched the lead actor's sound career to new heights; a top

supporting actor in silents, he had been dropped by his studio when sound

came in

*22* Just released from prison, our star masterminds a holdup at an illegal casino.

The robbery goes bad and the mobsters captured some of his men and force them

to identify the rest before killing them

*31* A cab driver makes a big score and lives to regret it

*35* Based on the first play written by it's short-story writer, it ran for three months

on Broadway after playing in London. The star's identity is discovered and the

blackmailer is poisoned

*37* A police officer is chasing jewel robbers. His girlfriend, a manicurist, takes a job

as a reporter assisting in the effort against the jewel thieves. They become disgusted

when one jewel gang member is acquitted, and both leave their jobs

*40* An early film noir, it was was the second by it's director in America. At least 15

minutes were trimmed from the original 100-minute version of the film due to its then

unprecedented realistic violence

*44* A police officer is warned by his police chief to make arrests to stop a burglary

epidemic on his patch or face the sack. A short (almost 21 min)

*51* A Chinese detective uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco

and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur

*54* A sound remake of an earlier silent. It is one of the many lost films of the early talkie

era. A Spanish-language version was filmed at night on the same sets

*57* Originally released in the United Kingdom, film historians consider the film a superb

example of film noir due to its convoluted, dark storyline, dark cinematography and classic

femme fatale

*59* After the prosecution rests its case in the murder trial of our star, the defense attorney

puts his client on the stand to tell his story. He had married his wife for her money. In

flashback, he recounts how he started seeing another woman behind his wife's back,

innocently enough in secluded New York City bars, but feelings had grown between

them

*60* Having been caught involved in a jewelry heist, he and his two buddies are taken to

see the judge. The war has begun and hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, the

judge offers them the choice of going to jail, or signing up to fight in the war - if they

prove themselves, he will throw away their arrests

*61* A pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases

*62* The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies and

they are both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her

life back together

*63* About a gang of London jewel thieves infiltrated by an undercover agent

*64* A vicious chauffeur gradually starves two little girls to death after having run over

and killed their sister with his car

*65* More of horror, this was considered particularly dark for its time. A contemporary

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly"

 

 

*DOWN*

 

 

*02* Just before he is released from prison along with his none-too-bright accomplice,

he rejects a proposal by a fellow inmate to rob a bank

*04* The screenplay was co-written by the star's friend and drinking partner. The film

cemented a strong personal and professional connection between these two

*06* It is taken from a popular 1909 play. This was the star's first film under under a

new contract with his new studio

*08* An all-talking pre-Code based on a story written by Rowland Brown

*11* The story of a rich woman who runs over and kills a man in an automobile accident

*12* In New York's Hell's Kitchen, a young man goes against the advice of his sister

and hooks up with a mobster

*16* As a favor to the Director, some scenes in an airplane were filmed

by Alfred Hitchcock

*24* Notable for the camera work by a renowned noir cinematographer; A Los Angeles

patrolman on his way home from work stops a man he suspects of being a burglar and

is shot and mortally wounded. The minor clues lead nowhere

*26* A call girl helps a lawyer with a murder case

*27* This version was the third filming, but the first under the novel's original title

and the first in English. Previously, the novel had been filmed in France in 1939,

and in Italy in 1942

*29* A psychology professor meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale

*32* A vagrant is accused of murder, only to be found innocent

*36* Based on a story by a former crime reporter, this is about a newspaper

journalist who faces prison time because he refuses to name his sources. To

complicate matters more, the reporter falls in love with the sister of one of the

racketeers he's trying to take down

*41* A musician is bitter about having to work in a New York nightclub. After his

girlfriend leaves to seek fame in Hollywood, he decides to join her

*42* Set in the underworld of Manhattan, this tells the story of a woman who dares

to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters

*43* The story is framed by the questioning of our star by police after they discover

the body of her second husband

*45* To later capitalize on the success of this film, the novel, which was initially printed

under a different title, was later reprinted under the film's title

*48* About a notorious French jewel thief

*49* The only film which these two biggies were in as leads

*50* Based in part on one of Hemingway's short stories

*52* The film opens on a dark, rainy morning at our prison. Prisoners crammed

into a small cell watch through the window as our star leaves his term in solitary

confinement. He is angry and talks about escape. The beleaguered warden is

under pressure to improve discipline

*53* A proper English gentleman who moonlights as a notorious jewel thief

*56* A semidocumentary style film noir shot in black-and-white. The B-movie

is featured in a 1992 documentary for the use of lighting

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REMAINING CLUES

 

*ACROSS*

 

*05* Our star is a very successful oil-field firefighter and a family man. All is going

so well, he's even bought his own oil well in hope of striking it rich. Then a man

shows up looking for a job

*07* An innocent man narrowly escapes being lynched and seeks revenge

*09* The star actor also directs this film in which an ex-GI travels to a rural New

Mexican town to revenge the death of his old war time buddy

*10* An insurance investigator infiltrates a gang who had stolen jewels from the

eponymous building in Manhattan

*13* After his true identity is confirmed, the district attorney gives our star a letter

identifying him, so that he can avoid the trouble in future

*19* The second of three films starring this actor who returns from apparent death

in the previous movie to seek revenge on those he holds responsible for the death

of his wife and child

*20* It was this star's third, and final appearance in this role. A Princess is romantically

involved with a secret agent

*21* This movie launched the lead actor's sound career to new heights; a top

supporting actor in silents, he had been dropped by his studio when sound

came in

*22* Just released from prison, our star masterminds a holdup at an illegal casino.

The robbery goes bad and the mobsters captured some of his men and force them

to identify the rest before killing them

*31* A cab driver makes a big score and lives to regret it

*35* Based on the first play written by it's short-story writer, it ran for three months

on Broadway after playing in London. The star's identity is discovered and the

blackmailer is poisoned

*37* A police officer is chasing jewel robbers. His girlfriend, a manicurist, takes a job

as a reporter assisting in the effort against the jewel thieves. They become disgusted

when one jewel gang member is acquitted, and both leave their jobs

*40* An early film noir, it was was the second by it's director in America. At least 15

minutes were trimmed from the original 100-minute version of the film due to its then

unprecedented realistic violence

*44* A police officer is warned by his police chief to make arrests to stop a burglary

epidemic on his patch or face the sack. A short (almost 21 min)

*51* A Chinese detective uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco

and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur

*54* A sound remake of an earlier silent. It is one of the many lost films of the early talkie

era. A Spanish-language version was filmed at night on the same sets

*57* Originally released in the United Kingdom, film historians consider the film a superb

example of film noir due to its convoluted, dark storyline, dark cinematography and classic

femme fatale

*59* After the prosecution rests its case in the murder trial of our star, the defense attorney

puts his client on the stand to tell his story. He had married his wife for her money. In

flashback, he recounts how he started seeing another woman behind his wife's back,

innocently enough in secluded New York City bars, but feelings had grown between

them

*60* Having been caught involved in a jewelry heist, he and his two buddies are taken to

see the judge. The war has begun and hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, the

judge offers them the choice of going to jail, or signing up to fight in the war - if they

prove themselves, he will throw away their arrests

*61* A pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases

*62* The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies and

they are both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her

life back together

*63* About a gang of London jewel thieves infiltrated by an undercover agent

*64* A vicious chauffeur gradually starves two little girls to death after having run over

and killed their sister with his car

*65* More of horror, this was considered particularly dark for its time. A contemporary

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly"

 

*DOWN*

 

*02* Just before he is released from prison along with his none-too-bright accomplice,

he rejects a proposal by a fellow inmate to rob a bank

*04* The screenplay was co-written by the star's friend and drinking partner. The film

cemented a strong personal and professional connection between these two

*06* It is taken from a popular 1909 play. This was the star's first film under under a

new contract with his new studio

*08* An all-talking pre-Code based on a story written by Rowland Brown

*11* The story of a rich woman who runs over and kills a man in an automobile accident

*12* In New York's Hell's Kitchen, a young man goes against the advice of his sister

and hooks up with a mobster

*16* As a favor to the Director, some scenes in an airplane were filmed

by Alfred Hitchcock

*24* Notable for the camera work by a renowned noir cinematographer; A Los Angeles

patrolman on his way home from work stops a man he suspects of being a burglar and

is shot and mortally wounded. The minor clues lead nowhere

*26* A call girl helps a lawyer with a murder case

*27* This version was the third filming, but the first under the novel's original title

and the first in English. Previously, the novel had been filmed in France in 1939,

and in Italy in 1942

*29* A psychology professor meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale

*32* A vagrant is accused of murder, only to be found innocent

*36* Based on a story by a former crime reporter, this is about a newspaper

journalist who faces prison time because he refuses to name his sources. To

complicate matters more, the reporter falls in love with the sister of one of the

racketeers he's trying to take down

*41* A musician is bitter about having to work in a New York nightclub. After his

girlfriend leaves to seek fame in Hollywood, he decides to join her

*42* Set in the underworld of Manhattan, this tells the story of a woman who dares

to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters

*43* The story is framed by the questioning of our star by police after they discover

the body of her second husband

*45* To later capitalize on the success of this film, the novel, which was initially printed

under a different title, was later reprinted under the film's title

*49* The only film which these two biggies were in as leads

*50* Based in part on one of Hemingway's short stories

*52* The film opens on a dark, rainy morning at our prison. Prisoners crammed

into a small cell watch through the window as our star leaves his term in solitary

confinement. He is angry and talks about escape. The beleaguered warden is

under pressure to improve discipline

*56* A semidocumentary style film noir shot in black-and-white. The B-movie

is featured in a 1992 documentary for the use of lighting

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If I'm a steamroller, Kid, then I don't think my boiler is up to temperature because I've only come up with one more guess since this morning:

 

49 Down - *Each Dawn I Die*

 

I was pretty much stuck on the James Cagney/Humphrey Bogart/Edward G. Robinson triumvirate for the "biggies" as you put it when it all of a sudden another name finally hit me: George Raft!

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Nice work, Franklin. I saw *Detour* for the first time when it recently aired on TCM.

I enjoyed it very much.

 

Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

 

59 Across - They Won't Believe Me

 

 

41 Down - Detour

42 Down - Marked Woman

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*05* Our star is a very successful oil-field firefighter and a family man. All is going

so well, he's even bought his own oil well in hope of striking it rich. Then a man

shows up looking for a job

*07* An innocent man narrowly escapes being lynched and seeks revenge

*09* The star actor also directs this film in which an ex-GI travels to a rural New

Mexican town to revenge the death of his old war time buddy

*10* An insurance investigator infiltrates a gang who had stolen jewels from the

eponymous building in Manhattan

*13* After his true identity is confirmed, the district attorney gives our star a letter

identifying him, so that he can avoid the trouble in future

*19* The second of three films starring this actor who returns from apparent death

in the previous movie to seek revenge on those he holds responsible for the death

of his wife and child

*20* It was this star's third, and final appearance in this role. A Princess is romantically

involved with a secret agent

*21* This movie launched the lead actor's sound career to new heights; a top

supporting actor in silents, he had been dropped by his studio when sound

came in

*22* Just released from prison, our star masterminds a holdup at an illegal casino.

The robbery goes bad and the mobsters captured some of his men and force them

to identify the rest before killing them

*31* A cab driver makes a big score and lives to regret it

*35* Based on the first play written by it's short-story writer, it ran for three months

on Broadway after playing in London. The star's identity is discovered and the

blackmailer is poisoned

*37* A police officer is chasing jewel robbers. His girlfriend, a manicurist, takes a job

as a reporter assisting in the effort against the jewel thieves. They become disgusted

when one jewel gang member is acquitted, and both leave their jobs

*40* An early film noir, it was was the second by it's director in America. At least 15

minutes were trimmed from the original 100-minute version of the film due to its then

unprecedented realistic violence

*44* A police officer is warned by his police chief to make arrests to stop a burglary

epidemic on his patch or face the sack. A short (almost 21 min)

*51* A Chinese detective uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco

and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur

*54* A sound remake of an earlier silent. It is one of the many lost films of the early talkie

era. A Spanish-language version was filmed at night on the same sets

*57* Originally released in the United Kingdom, film historians consider the film a superb

example of film noir due to its convoluted, dark storyline, dark cinematography and classic

femme fatale

*60* Having been caught involved in a jewelry heist, he and his two buddies are taken to

see the judge. The war has begun and hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, the

judge offers them the choice of going to jail, or signing up to fight in the war - if they

prove themselves, he will throw away their arrests

*61* A pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases

*62* The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies and

they are both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her

life back together

*63* About a gang of London jewel thieves infiltrated by an undercover agent

*64* A vicious chauffeur gradually starves two little girls to death after having run over

and killed their sister with his car

*65* More of horror, this was considered particularly dark for its time. A contemporary

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly"

 

*DOWN*

 

*02* Just before he is released from prison along with his none-too-bright accomplice,

he rejects a proposal by a fellow inmate to rob a bank

*04* The screenplay was co-written by the star's friend and drinking partner. The film

cemented a strong personal and professional connection between these two

*06* It is taken from a popular 1909 play. This was the star's first film under under a

new contract with his new studio

*08* An all-talking pre-Code based on a story written by Rowland Brown

*11* The story of a rich woman who runs over and kills a man in an automobile accident

*12* In New York's Hell's Kitchen, a young man goes against the advice of his sister

and hooks up with a mobster

*16* As a favor to the Director, some scenes in an airplane were filmed

by Alfred Hitchcock

*24* Notable for the camera work by a renowned noir cinematographer; A Los Angeles

patrolman on his way home from work stops a man he suspects of being a burglar and

is shot and mortally wounded. The minor clues lead nowhere

*26* A call girl helps a lawyer with a murder case

*27* This version was the third filming, but the first under the novel's original title

and the first in English. Previously, the novel had been filmed in France in 1939,

and in Italy in 1942

*29* A psychology professor meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale

*32* A vagrant is accused of murder, only to be found innocent

*36* Based on a story by a former crime reporter, this is about a newspaper

journalist who faces prison time because he refuses to name his sources. To

complicate matters more, the reporter falls in love with the sister of one of the

racketeers he's trying to take down

*43* The story is framed by the questioning of our star by police after they discover

the body of her second husband

*45* To later capitalize on the success of this film, the novel, which was initially printed

under a different title, was later reprinted under the film's title

*50* Based in part on one of Hemingway's short stories

*52* The film opens on a dark, rainy morning at our prison. Prisoners crammed

into a small cell watch through the window as our star leaves his term in solitary

confinement. He is angry and talks about escape. The beleaguered warden is

under pressure to improve discipline

*56* A semidocumentary style film noir shot in black-and-white. The B-movie

is featured in a 1992 documentary for the use of lighting

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