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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

13 Across - The Whole Town's Talking

 

16 Down - Foreign Correspondent

26 Down - Party Girl

36 Down - Each Dawn I Die

50 Down - The Killers

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My latest guess (based upon length, known letters and my vague memory of lost movies) is:

 

54 Across - *The Cat Creeps*

 

If the above is right (and, therefore, the 'p' is in the right place), my next guess is a movie that I have read about but have never seen:

 

43 Down - *Mildred Pierce*

 

And, for anyone besides Kid who reads this post, I'm fairly confident that 51 Across is a Mr. Wong movie rather than a Charlie Chan movie. However, the only movie title for the former series that I can recall is *Mr. Wong, Detective* which doesn't fit.

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Now we're back on track

 

Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

05 Across - Blackmail

07 Across - Fury

54 Across - The Cat Creeps

64 Across - Night Nurse

 

29 Down - The Woman In The Window

43 Down - Mildred Pierce

52 Down - Brute Force

56 Down - T-Men

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

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My latest guess is:

 

57 Across - *Out Of The Past*

 

 

This one had occurred to me earlier but the "released in the United Kingdom" portion of the clue made me reject it. But its length and known letters brought me back to it. Obviously I need to brush up on my Roget's Thesaurus because I equated the word "released" with the word "made"! :0

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> {quote:title=LiamCasey wrote:}{quote}

>

> Obviously I need to brush up on my Roget's Thesaurus because I equated the word "released" with the word "made"! :0

 

Yeah.. that gets me too. Quite often I have to catch myself because production

and release dates can be years apart in some cases.

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

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

eponymous building in Manhattan

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

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> {quote:title=LiamCasey wrote:}{quote}

>

> If the above is right (and, therefore, the 'p' is in the right place), my next guess is a movie that I have read about but have never seen:

>

> 43 Down - *Mildred Pierce*

 

Liam, this is my favorite Joan Crawford film. It ends at the beginning.. a very good story.

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

 

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

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