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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*

 

*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

*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

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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*

 

*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

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

 

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*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*

 

*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

 

 

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*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

*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

*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

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

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly"

 

*DOWN*

 

*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

 

 

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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

21 Across - The Big House

51 Across - The Fatal Hour

60 Across - Born Reckless

 

06 Down - Arsène Lupin

16 Down - The House Across The Bay

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*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)

 

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

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly"

 

 

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*SEE NEW CLUES*

 

*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*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) - The police officer

pursuades a couple of vagrants to rob the chief's house so he can catch them, get in the

chief's good graces, then release the vagrants

 

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

film critic has called the film "Astonishingly grisly" - A jealous husband and sportsman

carries out the murders of his wife's suitors (suspected and legitimate) using zoo animals

 

 

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