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h2. CRIME, DRAMA and ADVENTURE II

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*ACROSS*

 

*03* A bookkeeper is sent to jail for embezzling from a trucking company. In a

California prison, he sees a newsreel showing the man he embezzeled from

welcoming home his brother, a heroic Catholic chaplain just returned from a

World War II prisoner-of-war camp

*04* A spoiled, bored, wealthy socialite who finances her extravagant lifestyle

by exploiting her fiancé's access to her stepfather's brokerage firm

*07* Based on a novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part

serial in Liberty magazine

*08* From a Rian James novel, and directed by William A. Wellman

*11* When two men are wrongly convicted of murder the girlfriend of one of them

persuades a conscientious police detective to help her prove their innocence. The

film is based on a true story that happened in Massachusetts

*12* The movie revolves around a quest for the sword and mask of Genghis Khan

*13* The star of this film had recently begun to experiment with method acting, insisting

everyone in the cast meet with a psychiatrist

*15* A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz go undercover

with him to help expose a heroin drug smuggling ring

*17* A dead man tumbles down a flight of stairs. When the police arrive at a top-floor

apartment, they are shot at through the door

*18* Adapted from the novel of the same title, it's director, contractually obliged to make

the film, disliked it, later writing that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel

than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment"

*20* A Chevrolet car

*22* Beyond its surface plot of confused identity and tormented lust, the film is a mordant

comment on Hollywood mores and the pitfalls of celebrity and near-celebrity

*23* ..where he stumbles into the pasture and collapses

*26* A Plymouth car

*30* The last film of this classic male star as accusations of his involvement with the

Communist Party and a refusal to name names while testifying before the HUAC led

to his blacklisting in Hollywood. He died less than a year later from coronary thrombosis

due to a blood clot blocking an artery in his heart

*35* Fresh from Chinatown in New York, he has taken over the illegal import business

in a seamy district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a

smoky nightclub

*37* A charming sociopath who has just robbed and killed a cinema cashier seeks to

escape, he hitches a ride to Los Angeles

*39* When a man he zealously prosecuted all the way to the electric chair is found innocent, he

becomes distressed and quits his job

*42* The robbery itself begins as planned but goes badly wrong when a passing police patrol

car intervenes. The gang leader kills one of the police officers from the patrol car and he and

his fellow robbers make their getaway. The dead policeman's partner takes it upon himself to

bring in his partner's killer and throws himself into the case, assisted by a rookie officer

*43* A pre-Code crime-noir. Her father implicates her in a murder and she's sent to prison, after

which her father convinces the man she is in love with to join the gang in order to help free her

*44* A prisoner who has "taken the fall" for an unspecified crime breaks jail

with the help of his girl. Neither is aware that the escape has been facilitated as a set-up by a

mobster - a sadistic pyromaniac - who has arranged for him to be killed during the break-out

in order to avoid confronting him and paying his agree-upon share of $50,000 for the crime

*47* A law professor is asked by a member of the governor's Civic Committee to become

a special prosecutor to fight racketeers and corruption in the city

*53* Although largely fictional, the film is based on the real-life investigation into a group

of hired killers. It was during this investigation that terms like "contract" (a deal to commit

a murder) and "hit" (the actual killing itself) first came into the public knowledge

*54* A federal agent travels to Central America to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket

and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely, a café singer married to a drunken ex-pilot

*56* A seaman becomes involved with a suicidal girl

*57* A lawyer working for a powerful gangster wishes to consolidate and control the

numbers racket in New York

*59* This was the sixteenth and final film with this actor portraying this role

*62* Based on a French novel, a meek, amateur painter and cashier for a clothing retailer is

fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. He is

presented with a watch and kind words, then looks on as his employer leaves, getting into

a car with a beautiful young blonde

*64* Police investigate the suicide death of a high school girl, and the hard-partying teenagers

at a party prior to the incident

*65* A Dodge car

*66* A two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He's tried a lot of

go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. The film's

British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a

completely different film score. The director has endorsed the American version as

closer to his vision

*67* Our star works for a hotel. One day he meets his costar whom he takes a fancy

to and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money

*68* A lady doctor is forced to treat a gangster

*69* A Volkswagen

*70* In this interpretation of the famous French tale, a strangler of women eludes the police

*71* A rich novelist kills his attractive maid after she begins screaming following a drunken pass

*72* This marks the third pairing of these two stars. A Navy pilot is put on the inactive list

 

*DOWN*

 

 

*01* A Buick

*02* We begin with the arrest of a shoplifter and her booking at the 21st police precinct

*03* A woman takes a job as a singer. When she dumps the owner for his boyhood friend,

problems begin. They only get worse when the owner is rejected after proposing to her,

causing him to go on a murderous rage

*05* The last film these two biggies made together

*06* Down on his luck, professional gambler accepts a mysterious job for $50,000. He is

told to take a charter flight to an isolated Mexican resort, where he will receive further instructions

*09* A hardened criminal is recuperating in a hospital from a shootout that leaves a

police officer dead. At the hospital, he is briefly visited by his fiancée. A shady lawyer

representing another crook claims that he participated in a jewel robbery with her in which

a woman was killed

*10* Wishing to expand beyond the romantic and swashbuckler roles that brought him to fame,

our star bought the rights to the novel so he could star as the unsavory lead

*14* It's about 1:00 A.M. on a hot summer night. The film's producer's voice narrates the film.

Two men are shown subduing and killing a blonde model by knocking her out with chloroform,

strangling her, and then drowning her in a bathtub

*16* Produced on a shoestring budget, this is an American film concerning a Federal

agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape

a local thug, and the film follows them.. where they become involved in the assassination

of a Cuban racketeer

*19* A GMC truck

*21* A ruthless, deranged criminal gang leader suffers from debilitating headaches

*24* A story of two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop

the distribution of opium that came in on a ship but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The

leader of the drug dealers is a suave, mysterious new actor making his first film appearance

*25* A French - US produced film. A low-budget B-movie noir. An American army deserter

turned criminal on the run

*27* Adapted from a stage play of the same name, this was a precursor of film noir.

Adaptations were performed later on radio and TV

*28* A young woman with a difficult and tragic past is sentenced to die for a murder that she

did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not

damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves

*29* An American melodrama involving a crime spree. The film is a remake of the

1925 film of the same name. In both versions, the role of the lead character is played

by the same actor. This film is notable for the fact that it was the star's last film, as well

as his only talkie

*31* When her rich aunt is found shot, she calls, not the police, but the Assistant

District Attorney who helps her cover up evidence that may incriminate her

*32* A man writes his memoirs while in prison awaiting hanging the next morning

*33* A 1932 pre-Code gangster movie featuring cops as vigilantes and known for

its singularly vicious ending

*34* One of 14 films involving this detective, this was the sixth in the series and one of three

that did not have his name in the title - also the director's debut

*36* When her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, she poisons him by administering

horse medication given to her by her neighbour

*38* Acting on the orders of his boss, he kills the leading crime boss of the South Side of

Chicago. His boss then takes control of the South Side with him as his key lieutenant

*40* Boys are sent to reform school.. the school winds up being reformed

*41* On Christmas Eve, a down-on-his-luck ex-convict and his three

cohorts rob a jewelry store

*45* This offbeat crime-comedy has it's star spoofing his own gangster image

*46* A Chevrolet truck

*48* In the filthy slums of New York, wealthy people have built luxury apartments there

because of the view of the picturesque East River.While they live in opulence, the destitute

and dirt poor live nearby in crowded, filthy tenements

*49* A man seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife eager to

rekindle their love against all better judgment. She encourages their affair but then quickly

marries a mobster

*50* A daytime insurance agent moonlights as an undercover salvager at night

*51* The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an

extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission."

*52* A Chevrolet car

*53* A California housewife attempts to cover up what she believes (erroneously) to be

her daughter's accidental murder of an undesirable ex-lover

*55* An intern who has just passed the state board examination to qualify for

his license to practice at the urban county hospital at which he trained. Because

he lacks self-confidence, he requests to work as a junior resident at the hospital

for another year. Two men who were both shot in the leg by a policeman as they

attempted a robbery are brought to the hospital's prison ward

*58* A chemist and blackmailer is killed by a remorseless hit man who

recovers a stolen chemical formula

*60* This film drew praise from critics for its dramatization of a dark social

phenomenon, and a number of reviewers commented that the lead actor's

performance should lead to his becoming a major star. The studio, however,

did not give the film any special treatment, promoting it, and the actor, in their

standard fashion. His breakthrough would have to wait until 1941

*61* A Ford car

*63* Filmed on location throughout New York City, it culminated in one of the first

modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt

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03- ACROSS - *Red Light* - I've used this film for trivia questions a few times

 

23 ACROSS - *The Asphalt Jungle* ?

 

30 ACROSS - *He Ran All The Way* ?

 

43 ACROSS - *City Streets* ?

 

68 ACROSS - *King of The Underworld* ?

 

14 DOWN - *The Naked City* ?

 

21 DOWN - *White Heat* ?

 

32 DOWN - *Kind Hearts and Coronets* ?

 

48 DOWN - *Dead End* ?

 

53 DOWN - *The Reckless Moment* ?

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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

03 Across - Red Light

12 Across - The Mask Of Fu Manchu

23 Across - The Asphalt Jungle

43 Across - City Streets

68 Across - King Of The Underworld

 

14 Down - The Naked City

21 Down - White Heat

29 Down - The Unholy Three

32 Down - Kind Hearts And Coronets

48 Down - Dead End

53 Down - The Reckless Moment

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*04* A spoiled, bored, wealthy socialite who finances her extravagant lifestyle

by exploiting her fiancé's access to her stepfather's brokerage firm

*07* Based on a novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part

serial in Liberty magazine

*08* From a Rian James novel, and directed by William A. Wellman

*11* When two men are wrongly convicted of murder the girlfriend of one of them

persuades a conscientious police detective to help her prove their innocence. The

film is based on a true story that happened in Massachusetts

*13* The star of this film had recently begun to experiment with method acting, insisting

everyone in the cast meet with a psychiatrist

*15* A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz go undercover

with him to help expose a heroin drug smuggling ring

*17* A dead man tumbles down a flight of stairs. When the police arrive at a top-floor

apartment, they are shot at through the door

*18* Adapted from the novel of the same title, it's director, contractually obliged to make

the film, disliked it, later writing that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel

than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment"

*20* A Chevrolet car

*22* Beyond its surface plot of confused identity and tormented lust, the film is a mordant

comment on Hollywood mores and the pitfalls of celebrity and near-celebrity

*26* A Plymouth car

*35* Fresh from Chinatown in New York, he has taken over the illegal import business

in a seamy district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a

smoky nightclub

*37* A charming sociopath who has just robbed and killed a cinema cashier seeks to

escape, he hitches a ride to Los Angeles

*39* When a man he zealously prosecuted all the way to the electric chair is found innocent, he

becomes distressed and quits his job

*42* The robbery itself begins as planned but goes badly wrong when a passing police patrol

car intervenes. The gang leader kills one of the police officers from the patrol car and he and

his fellow robbers make their getaway. The dead policeman's partner takes it upon himself to

bring in his partner's killer and throws himself into the case, assisted by a rookie officer

*44* A prisoner who has "taken the fall" for an unspecified crime breaks jail

with the help of his girl. Neither is aware that the escape has been facilitated as a set-up by a

mobster - a sadistic pyromaniac - who has arranged for him to be killed during the break-out

in order to avoid confronting him and paying his agree-upon share of $50,000 for the crime

*47* A law professor is asked by a member of the governor's Civic Committee to become

a special prosecutor to fight racketeers and corruption in the city

*53* Although largely fictional, the film is based on the real-life investigation into a group

of hired killers. It was during this investigation that terms like "contract" (a deal to commit

a murder) and "hit" (the actual killing itself) first came into the public knowledge

*54* A federal agent travels to Central America to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket

and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely, a café singer married to a drunken ex-pilot

*56* A seaman becomes involved with a suicidal girl

*57* A lawyer working for a powerful gangster wishes to consolidate and control the

numbers racket in New York

*59* This was the sixteenth and final film with this actor portraying this role

*62* Based on a French novel, a meek, amateur painter and cashier for a clothing retailer is

fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. He is

presented with a watch and kind words, then looks on as his employer leaves, getting into

a car with a beautiful young blonde

*64* Police investigate the suicide death of a high school girl, and the hard-partying teenagers

at a party prior to the incident

*65* A Dodge car

*66* A two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He's tried a lot of

go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. The film's

British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a

completely different film score. The director has endorsed the American version as

closer to his vision

*67* Our star works for a hotel. One day he meets his costar whom he takes a fancy

to and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money

*69* A Volkswagen

*70* In this interpretation of the famous French tale, a strangler of women eludes the police

*71* A rich novelist kills his attractive maid after she begins screaming following a drunken pass

*72* This marks the third pairing of these two stars. A Navy pilot is put on the inactive list

 

*DOWN*

 

*01* A Buick

*02* We begin with the arrest of a shoplifter and her booking at the 21st police precinct

*03* A woman takes a job as a singer. When she dumps the owner for his boyhood friend,

problems begin. They only get worse when the owner is rejected after proposing to her,

causing him to go on a murderous rage

*05* The last film these two biggies made together

*06* Down on his luck, professional gambler accepts a mysterious job for $50,000. He is

told to take a charter flight to an isolated Mexican resort, where he will receive further instructions

*09* A hardened criminal is recuperating in a hospital from a shootout that leaves a

police officer dead. At the hospital, he is briefly visited by his fiancée. A shady lawyer

representing another crook claims that he participated in a jewel robbery with her in which

a woman was killed

*10* Wishing to expand beyond the romantic and swashbuckler roles that brought him to fame,

our star bought the rights to the novel so he could star as the unsavory lead

*16* Produced on a shoestring budget, this is an American film concerning a Federal

agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape

a local thug, and the film follows them.. where they become involved in the assassination

of a Cuban racketeer

*19* A GMC truck

*24* A story of two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop

the distribution of opium that came in on a ship but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The

leader of the drug dealers is a suave, mysterious new actor making his first film appearance

*25* A French - US produced film. A low-budget B-movie noir. An American army deserter

turned criminal on the run

*27* Adapted from a stage play of the same name, this was a precursor of film noir.

Adaptations were performed later on radio and TV

*28* A young woman with a difficult and tragic past is sentenced to die for a murder that she

did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not

damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves

*31* When her rich aunt is found shot, she calls, not the police, but the Assistant

District Attorney who helps her cover up evidence that may incriminate her

*33* A 1932 pre-Code gangster movie featuring cops as vigilantes and known for

its singularly vicious ending

*34* One of 14 films involving this detective, this was the sixth in the series and one of three

that did not have his name in the title - also the director's debut

*36* When her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, she poisons him by administering

horse medication given to her by her neighbour

*38* Acting on the orders of his boss, he kills the leading crime boss of the South Side of

Chicago. His boss then takes control of the South Side with him as his key lieutenant

*40* Boys are sent to reform school.. the school winds up being reformed

*41* On Christmas Eve, a down-on-his-luck ex-convict and his three

cohorts rob a jewelry store

*45* This offbeat crime-comedy has it's star spoofing his own gangster image

*46* A Chevrolet truck

*49* A man seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife eager to

rekindle their love against all better judgment. She encourages their affair but then quickly

marries a mobster

*50* A daytime insurance agent moonlights as an undercover salvager at night

*51* The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an

extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission."

*52* A Chevrolet car

*55* An intern who has just passed the state board examination to qualify for

his license to practice at the urban county hospital at which he trained. Because

he lacks self-confidence, he requests to work as a junior resident at the hospital

for another year. Two men who were both shot in the leg by a policeman as they

attempted a robbery are brought to the hospital's prison ward

*58* A chemist and blackmailer is killed by a remorseless hit man who

recovers a stolen chemical formula

*60* This film drew praise from critics for its dramatization of a dark social

phenomenon, and a number of reviewers commented that the lead actor's

performance should lead to his becoming a major star. The studio, however,

did not give the film any special treatment, promoting it, and the actor, in their

standard fashion. His breakthrough would have to wait until 1941

*61* A Ford car

*63* Filmed on location throughout New York City, it culminated in one of the first

modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*04* A spoiled, bored, wealthy socialite who finances her extravagant lifestyle

by exploiting her fiancé's access to her stepfather's brokerage firm

*07* Based on a novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part

serial in Liberty magazine

*08* From a Rian James novel, and directed by William A. Wellman

*11* When two men are wrongly convicted of murder the girlfriend of one of them

persuades a conscientious police detective to help her prove their innocence. The

film is based on a true story that happened in Massachusetts

*13* The star of this film had recently begun to experiment with method acting, insisting

everyone in the cast meet with a psychiatrist

*15* A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz go undercover

with him to help expose a heroin drug smuggling ring

*17* A dead man tumbles down a flight of stairs. When the police arrive at a top-floor

apartment, they are shot at through the door

*18* Adapted from the novel of the same title, it's director, contractually obliged to make

the film, disliked it, later writing that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel

than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment"

*20* A Chevrolet car

*26* A Plymouth car

*35* Fresh from Chinatown in New York, he has taken over the illegal import business

in a seamy district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a

smoky nightclub

*42* The robbery itself begins as planned but goes badly wrong when a passing police patrol

car intervenes. The gang leader kills one of the police officers from the patrol car and he and

his fellow robbers make their getaway. The dead policeman's partner takes it upon himself to

bring in his partner's killer and throws himself into the case, assisted by a rookie officer

*44* A prisoner who has "taken the fall" for an unspecified crime breaks jail

with the help of his girl. Neither is aware that the escape has been facilitated as a set-up by a

mobster - a sadistic pyromaniac - who has arranged for him to be killed during the break-out

in order to avoid confronting him and paying his agree-upon share of $50,000 for the crime

*53* Although largely fictional, the film is based on the real-life investigation into a group

of hired killers. It was during this investigation that terms like "contract" (a deal to commit

a murder) and "hit" (the actual killing itself) first came into the public knowledge

*54* A federal agent travels to Central America to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket

and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely, a café singer married to a drunken ex-pilot

*56* A seaman becomes involved with a suicidal girl

*57* A lawyer working for a powerful gangster wishes to consolidate and control the

numbers racket in New York

*59* This was the sixteenth and final film with this actor portraying this role

*62* Based on a French novel, a meek, amateur painter and cashier for a clothing retailer is

fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. He is

presented with a watch and kind words, then looks on as his employer leaves, getting into

a car with a beautiful young blonde

*64* Police investigate the suicide death of a high school girl, and the hard-partying teenagers

at a party prior to the incident

*65* A Dodge car

*66* A two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He's tried a lot of

go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. The film's

British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a

completely different film score. The director has endorsed the American version as

closer to his vision

*67* Our star works for a hotel. One day he meets his costar whom he takes a fancy

to and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money

*69* A Volkswagen

*70* In this interpretation of the famous French tale, a strangler of women eludes the police

*71* A rich novelist kills his attractive maid after she begins screaming following a drunken pass

*72* This marks the third pairing of these two stars. A Navy pilot is put on the inactive list

 

*DOWN*

 

*01* A Buick

*02* We begin with the arrest of a shoplifter and her booking at the 21st police precinct

*03* A woman takes a job as a singer. When she dumps the owner for his boyhood friend,

problems begin. They only get worse when the owner is rejected after proposing to her,

causing him to go on a murderous rage

*05* The last film these two biggies made together

*06* Down on his luck, professional gambler accepts a mysterious job for $50,000. He is

told to take a charter flight to an isolated Mexican resort, where he will receive further instructions

*09* A hardened criminal is recuperating in a hospital from a shootout that leaves a

police officer dead. At the hospital, he is briefly visited by his fiancée. A shady lawyer

representing another crook claims that he participated in a jewel robbery with her in which

a woman was killed

*10* Wishing to expand beyond the romantic and swashbuckler roles that brought him to fame,

our star bought the rights to the novel so he could star as the unsavory lead

*16* Produced on a shoestring budget, this is an American film concerning a Federal

agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape

a local thug, and the film follows them.. where they become involved in the assassination

of a Cuban racketeer

*19* A GMC truck

*24* A story of two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop

the distribution of opium that came in on a ship but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The

leader of the drug dealers is a suave, mysterious new actor making his first film appearance

*25* A French - US produced film. A low-budget B-movie noir. An American army deserter

turned criminal on the run

*27* Adapted from a stage play of the same name, this was a precursor of film noir.

Adaptations were performed later on radio and TV

*28* A young woman with a difficult and tragic past is sentenced to die for a murder that she

did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not

damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves

*31* When her rich aunt is found shot, she calls, not the police, but the Assistant

District Attorney who helps her cover up evidence that may incriminate her

*33* A 1932 pre-Code gangster movie featuring cops as vigilantes and known for

its singularly vicious ending

*34* One of 14 films involving this detective, this was the sixth in the series and one of three

that did not have his name in the title - also the director's debut

*36* When her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, she poisons him by administering

horse medication given to her by her neighbour

*38* Acting on the orders of his boss, he kills the leading crime boss of the South Side of

Chicago. His boss then takes control of the South Side with him as his key lieutenant

*40* Boys are sent to reform school.. the school winds up being reformed

*41* On Christmas Eve, a down-on-his-luck ex-convict and his three

cohorts rob a jewelry store

*45* This offbeat crime-comedy has it's star spoofing his own gangster image

*46* A Chevrolet truck

*49* A man seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife eager to

rekindle their love against all better judgment. She encourages their affair but then quickly

marries a mobster

*50* A daytime insurance agent moonlights as an undercover salvager at night

*51* The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an

extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission."

*52* A Chevrolet car

*55* An intern who has just passed the state board examination to qualify for

his license to practice at the urban county hospital at which he trained. Because

he lacks self-confidence, he requests to work as a junior resident at the hospital

for another year. Two men who were both shot in the leg by a policeman as they

attempted a robbery are brought to the hospital's prison ward

*58* A chemist and blackmailer is killed by a remorseless hit man who

recovers a stolen chemical formula

*60* This film drew praise from critics for its dramatization of a dark social

phenomenon, and a number of reviewers commented that the lead actor's

performance should lead to his becoming a major star. The studio, however,

did not give the film any special treatment, promoting it, and the actor, in their

standard fashion. His breakthrough would have to wait until 1941

*61* A Ford car

*63* Filmed on location throughout New York City, it culminated in one of the first

modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt

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04 ACROSS - *Fog Over Frisco* ?

 

08 ACROSS - *Love Is A Racket* ?

 

44 ACROSS - *Raw Deal* ?

 

71 ACROSS - *House By The River* ?

 

40 DOWN - *Crime School* ? ( instead of the Cagney one about reform school, this is the Bogart one about reform school) LOL - this one has also been on TCM

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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

04 Across - Fog Over Frisco

08 Across - Love Is A Racket

44 Across - Raw Deal

59 Across - Charlie Chan At Monte Carlo

71 Across - House By The River

 

40 Down - Crime School (That's the one ;) )

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*07* Based on a novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part

serial in Liberty magazine

*11* When two men are wrongly convicted of murder the girlfriend of one of them

persuades a conscientious police detective to help her prove their innocence. The

film is based on a true story that happened in Massachusetts

*13* The star of this film had recently begun to experiment with method acting, insisting

everyone in the cast meet with a psychiatrist

*15* A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz go undercover

with him to help expose a heroin drug smuggling ring

*17* A dead man tumbles down a flight of stairs. When the police arrive at a top-floor

apartment, they are shot at through the door

*18* Adapted from the novel of the same title, it's director, contractually obliged to make

the film, disliked it, later writing that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel

than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment"

*20* A Chevrolet car

*26* A Plymouth car

*35* Fresh from Chinatown in New York, he has taken over the illegal import business

in a seamy district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a

smoky nightclub

*42* The robbery itself begins as planned but goes badly wrong when a passing police patrol

car intervenes. The gang leader kills one of the police officers from the patrol car and he and

his fellow robbers make their getaway. The dead policeman's partner takes it upon himself to

bring in his partner's killer and throws himself into the case, assisted by a rookie officer

*53* Although largely fictional, the film is based on the real-life investigation into a group

of hired killers. It was during this investigation that terms like "contract" (a deal to commit

a murder) and "hit" (the actual killing itself) first came into the public knowledge

*54* A federal agent travels to Central America to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket

and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely, a café singer married to a drunken ex-pilot

*56* A seaman becomes involved with a suicidal girl

*57* A lawyer working for a powerful gangster wishes to consolidate and control the

numbers racket in New York

*62* Based on a French novel, a meek, amateur painter and cashier for a clothing retailer is

fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. He is

presented with a watch and kind words, then looks on as his employer leaves, getting into

a car with a beautiful young blonde

*64* Police investigate the suicide death of a high school girl, and the hard-partying teenagers

at a party prior to the incident

*65* A Dodge car

*66* A two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He's tried a lot of

go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. The film's

British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a

completely different film score. The director has endorsed the American version as

closer to his vision

*67* Our star works for a hotel. One day he meets his costar whom he takes a fancy

to and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money

*69* A Volkswagen

*70* In this interpretation of the famous French tale, a strangler of women eludes the police

*72* This marks the third pairing of these two stars. A Navy pilot is put on the inactive list

 

*DOWN*

 

*01* A Buick

*02* We begin with the arrest of a shoplifter and her booking at the 21st police precinct

*03* A woman takes a job as a singer. When she dumps the owner for his boyhood friend,

problems begin. They only get worse when the owner is rejected after proposing to her,

causing him to go on a murderous rage

*05* The last film these two biggies made together

*06* Down on his luck, professional gambler accepts a mysterious job for $50,000. He is

told to take a charter flight to an isolated Mexican resort, where he will receive further instructions

*09* A hardened criminal is recuperating in a hospital from a shootout that leaves a

police officer dead. At the hospital, he is briefly visited by his fiancée. A shady lawyer

representing another crook claims that he participated in a jewel robbery with her in which

a woman was killed

*10* Wishing to expand beyond the romantic and swashbuckler roles that brought him to fame,

our star bought the rights to the novel so he could star as the unsavory lead

*16* Produced on a shoestring budget, this is an American film concerning a Federal

agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape

a local thug, and the film follows them.. where they become involved in the assassination

of a Cuban racketeer

*19* A GMC truck

*24* A story of two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop

the distribution of opium that came in on a ship but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The

leader of the drug dealers is a suave, mysterious new actor making his first film appearance

*25* A French - US produced film. A low-budget B-movie noir. An American army deserter

turned criminal on the run

*27* Adapted from a stage play of the same name, this was a precursor of film noir.

Adaptations were performed later on radio and TV

*28* A young woman with a difficult and tragic past is sentenced to die for a murder that she

did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not

damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves

*31* When her rich aunt is found shot, she calls, not the police, but the Assistant

District Attorney who helps her cover up evidence that may incriminate her

*33* A 1932 pre-Code gangster movie featuring cops as vigilantes and known for

its singularly vicious ending

*34* One of 14 films involving this detective, this was the sixth in the series and one of three

that did not have his name in the title - also the director's debut

*36* When her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, she poisons him by administering

horse medication given to her by her neighbour

*38* Acting on the orders of his boss, he kills the leading crime boss of the South Side of

Chicago. His boss then takes control of the South Side with him as his key lieutenant

*41* On Christmas Eve, a down-on-his-luck ex-convict and his three

cohorts rob a jewelry store

*45* This offbeat crime-comedy has it's star spoofing his own gangster image

*46* A Chevrolet truck

*49* A man seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife eager to

rekindle their love against all better judgment. She encourages their affair but then quickly

marries a mobster

*50* A daytime insurance agent moonlights as an undercover salvager at night

*51* The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an

extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission."

*52* A Chevrolet car

*55* An intern who has just passed the state board examination to qualify for

his license to practice at the urban county hospital at which he trained. Because

he lacks self-confidence, he requests to work as a junior resident at the hospital

for another year. Two men who were both shot in the leg by a policeman as they

attempted a robbery are brought to the hospital's prison ward

*58* A chemist and blackmailer is killed by a remorseless hit man who

recovers a stolen chemical formula

*60* This film drew praise from critics for its dramatization of a dark social

phenomenon, and a number of reviewers commented that the lead actor's

performance should lead to his becoming a major star. The studio, however,

did not give the film any special treatment, promoting it, and the actor, in their

standard fashion. His breakthrough would have to wait until 1941

*61* A Ford car

*63* Filmed on location throughout New York City, it culminated in one of the first

modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt

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Just to be sure there's no misunderstanding (since no one has answered one yet)..

 

The clues referring to *cars* & *trucks* have nothing to do with these films. They have replaced

my usual *colors* as helpers and connectors. Just supply a model name to fit the clue.

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

 

*07* Based on a novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part

serial in Liberty magazine

*11* When two men are wrongly convicted of murder the girlfriend of one of them

persuades a conscientious police detective to help her prove their innocence. The

film is based on a true story that happened in Massachusetts

*13* The star of this film had recently begun to experiment with method acting, insisting

everyone in the cast meet with a psychiatrist

*15* A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz to go undercover

with him to help expose a heroin drug smuggling ring

*17* A dead man tumbles down a flight of stairs. When the police arrive at a top-floor

apartment, they are shot at through the door

*18* Adapted from the novel of the same title, it's director, contractually obliged to make

the film, disliked it, later writing that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel

than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment"

*20* A Chevrolet car

*26* A Plymouth car

*35* Fresh from Chinatown in New York, he has taken over the illegal import business

in a seamy district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a

smoky nightclub

*42* The robbery itself begins as planned but goes badly wrong when a passing police patrol

car intervenes. The gang leader kills one of the police officers from the patrol car and he and

his fellow robbers make their getaway. The dead policeman's partner takes it upon himself to

bring in his partner's killer and throws himself into the case, assisted by a rookie officer

*53* Although largely fictional, the film is based on the real-life investigation into a group

of hired killers. It was during this investigation that terms like "contract" (a deal to commit

a murder) and "hit" (the actual killing itself) first came into the public knowledge

*54* A federal agent travels to Central America to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket

and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely, a café singer married to a drunken ex-pilot

*62* Based on a French novel, a meek, amateur painter and cashier for a clothing retailer is

fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. He is

presented with a watch and kind words, then looks on as his employer leaves, getting into

a car with a beautiful young blonde

*64* Police investigate the suicide death of a high school girl, and the hard-partying teenagers

at a party prior to the incident

*65* A Dodge car

*66* A two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He's tried a lot of

go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. The film's

British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a

completely different film score. The director has endorsed the American version as

closer to his vision

*67* Our star works for a hotel. One day he meets his costar whom he takes a fancy

to and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money

*69* A Volkswagen

*72* This marks the third pairing of these two stars. A Navy pilot is put on the inactive list

 

 

*DOWN*

 

 

*01* A Buick

*02* We begin with the arrest of a shoplifter and her booking at the 21st police precinct

*03* A woman takes a job as a singer. When she dumps the owner for his boyhood friend,

problems begin. They only get worse when the owner is rejected after proposing to her,

causing him to go on a murderous rage

*05* The last film these two biggies made together

*06* Down on his luck, professional gambler accepts a mysterious job for $50,000. He is

told to take a charter flight to an isolated Mexican resort, where he will receive further instructions

*09* A hardened criminal is recuperating in a hospital from a shootout that leaves a

police officer dead. At the hospital, he is briefly visited by his fiancée. A shady lawyer

representing another crook claims that he participated in a jewel robbery with her in which

a woman was killed

*10* Wishing to expand beyond the romantic and swashbuckler roles that brought him to fame,

our star bought the rights to the novel so he could star as the unsavory lead

*16* Produced on a shoestring budget, this is an American film concerning a Federal

agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape

a local thug, and the film follows them.. where they become involved in the assassination

of a Cuban racketeer

*19* A GMC truck

*24* A story of two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop

the distribution of opium that came in on a ship but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The

leader of the drug dealers is a suave, mysterious new actor making his first film appearance

*25* A French - US produced film. A low-budget B-movie noir. An American army deserter

turned criminal on the run

*27* Adapted from a stage play of the same name, this was a precursor of film noir.

Adaptations were performed later on radio and TV

*28* A young woman with a difficult and tragic past is sentenced to die for a murder that she

did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not

damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves

*31* When her rich aunt is found shot, she calls, not the police, but the Assistant

District Attorney who helps her cover up evidence that may incriminate her

*34* One of 14 films involving this detective, this was the sixth in the series and one of three

that did not have his name in the title - also the director's debut

*36* When her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, she poisons him by administering

horse medication given to her by her neighbour

*38* Acting on the orders of his boss, he kills the leading crime boss of the South Side of

Chicago. His boss then takes control of the South Side with him as his key lieutenant

*41* On Christmas Eve, a down-on-his-luck ex-convict and his three

cohorts rob a jewelry store

*45* This offbeat crime-comedy has it's star spoofing his own gangster image

*46* A Chevrolet truck

*49* A man seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife eager to

rekindle their love against all better judgment. She encourages their affair but then quickly

marries a mobster

*50* A daytime insurance agent moonlights as an undercover salvager at night

*51* The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an

extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission."

*52* A Chevrolet car

*55* An intern who has just passed the state board examination to qualify for

his license to practice at the urban county hospital at which he trained. Because

he lacks self-confidence, he requests to work as a junior resident at the hospital

for another year. Two men who were both shot in the leg by a policeman as they

attempted a robbery are brought to the hospital's prison ward

*58* A chemist and blackmailer is killed by a remorseless hit man who

recovers a stolen chemical formula

*60* This film drew praise from critics for its dramatization of a dark social

phenomenon, and a number of reviewers commented that the lead actor's

performance should lead to his becoming a major star. The studio, however,

did not give the film any special treatment, promoting it, and the actor, in their

standard fashion. His breakthrough would have to wait until 1941

*61* A Ford car

*63* Filmed on location throughout New York City, it culminated in one of the first

modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*07* Based on a novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part

serial in Liberty magazine

*11* When two men are wrongly convicted of murder the girlfriend of one of them

persuades a conscientious police detective to help her prove their innocence. The

film is based on a true story that happened in Massachusetts

*13* The star of this film had recently begun to experiment with method acting, insisting

everyone in the cast meet with a psychiatrist

*15* A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz to go undercover

with him to help expose a heroin drug smuggling ring

*17* A dead man tumbles down a flight of stairs. When the police arrive at a top-floor

apartment, they are shot at through the door

*18* Adapted from the novel of the same title, it's director, contractually obliged to make

the film, disliked it, later writing that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel

than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment"

*20* A Chevrolet car

*26* A Plymouth car

*35* Fresh from Chinatown in New York, he has taken over the illegal import business

in a seamy district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a

smoky nightclub

*42* The robbery itself begins as planned but goes badly wrong when a passing police patrol

car intervenes. The gang leader kills one of the police officers from the patrol car and he and

his fellow robbers make their getaway. The dead policeman's partner takes it upon himself to

bring in his partner's killer and throws himself into the case, assisted by a rookie officer

*53* Although largely fictional, the film is based on the real-life investigation into a group

of hired killers. It was during this investigation that terms like "contract" (a deal to commit

a murder) and "hit" (the actual killing itself) first came into the public knowledge

*54* A federal agent travels to Central America to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket

and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely, a café singer married to a drunken ex-pilot

*62* Based on a French novel, a meek, amateur painter and cashier for a clothing retailer is

fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. He is

presented with a watch and kind words, then looks on as his employer leaves, getting into

a car with a beautiful young blonde

*64* Police investigate the suicide death of a high school girl, and the hard-partying teenagers

at a party prior to the incident

*65* A Dodge car

*66* A two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He's tried a lot of

go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. The film's

British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a

completely different film score. The director has endorsed the American version as

closer to his vision

*67* Our star works for a hotel. One day he meets his costar whom he takes a fancy

to and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money

*69* A Volkswagen

*72* This marks the third pairing of these two stars. A Navy pilot is put on the inactive list

 

*DOWN*

 

*02* We begin with the arrest of a shoplifter and her booking at the 21st police precinct

*03* A woman takes a job as a singer. When she dumps the owner for his boyhood friend,

problems begin. They only get worse when the owner is rejected after proposing to her,

causing him to go on a murderous rage

*05* The last film these two biggies made together

*06* Down on his luck, professional gambler accepts a mysterious job for $50,000. He is

told to take a charter flight to an isolated Mexican resort, where he will receive further instructions

*09* A hardened criminal is recuperating in a hospital from a shootout that leaves a

police officer dead. At the hospital, he is briefly visited by his fiancée. A shady lawyer

representing another crook claims that he participated in a jewel robbery with her in which

a woman was killed

*10* Wishing to expand beyond the romantic and swashbuckler roles that brought him to fame,

our star bought the rights to the novel so he could star as the unsavory lead

*16* Produced on a shoestring budget, this is an American film concerning a Federal

agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape

a local thug, and the film follows them.. where they become involved in the assassination

of a Cuban racketeer

*24* A story of two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop

the distribution of opium that came in on a ship but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The

leader of the drug dealers is a suave, mysterious new actor making his first film appearance

*25* A French - US produced film. A low-budget B-movie noir. An American army deserter

turned criminal on the run

*27* Adapted from a stage play of the same name, this was a precursor of film noir.

Adaptations were performed later on radio and TV

*28* A young woman with a difficult and tragic past is sentenced to die for a murder that she

did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not

damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves

*31* When her rich aunt is found shot, she calls, not the police, but the Assistant

District Attorney who helps her cover up evidence that may incriminate her

*34* One of 14 films involving this detective, this was the sixth in the series and one of three

that did not have his name in the title - also the director's debut

*36* When her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, she poisons him by administering

horse medication given to her by her neighbour

*38* Acting on the orders of his boss, he kills the leading crime boss of the South Side of

Chicago. His boss then takes control of the South Side with him as his key lieutenant

*41* On Christmas Eve, a down-on-his-luck ex-convict and his three

cohorts rob a jewelry store

*45* This offbeat crime-comedy has it's star spoofing his own gangster image

*49* A man seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife eager to

rekindle their love against all better judgment. She encourages their affair but then quickly

marries a mobster

*50* A daytime insurance agent moonlights as an undercover salvager at night

*51* The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an

extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission."

*55* An intern who has just passed the state board examination to qualify for

his license to practice at the urban county hospital at which he trained. Because

he lacks self-confidence, he requests to work as a junior resident at the hospital

for another year. Two men who were both shot in the leg by a policeman as they

attempted a robbery are brought to the hospital's prison ward

*58* A chemist and blackmailer is killed by a remorseless hit man who

recovers a stolen chemical formula

*60* This film drew praise from critics for its dramatization of a dark social

phenomenon, and a number of reviewers commented that the lead actor's

performance should lead to his becoming a major star. The studio, however,

did not give the film any special treatment, promoting it, and the actor, in their

standard fashion. His breakthrough would have to wait until 1941

*61* A Ford car

*63* Filmed on location throughout New York City, it culminated in one of the first

modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt

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02 Down - Detective Story

05 Down - The Roaring Twenties

10 Down - Nightmare Alley

34 Down - The Chance Of A Lifetime

55 Down - No Way Out

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*07* Based on a novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part

serial in Liberty magazine

*11* When two men are wrongly convicted of murder the girlfriend of one of them

persuades a conscientious police detective to help her prove their innocence. The

film is based on a true story that happened in Massachusetts

*13* The star of this film had recently begun to experiment with method acting, insisting

everyone in the cast meet with a psychiatrist

*15* A narcotics agent convinces a convict he helped send to Alcatraz to go undercover

with him to help expose a heroin drug smuggling ring

*17* A dead man tumbles down a flight of stairs. When the police arrive at a top-floor

apartment, they are shot at through the door

*18* Adapted from the novel of the same title, it's director, contractually obliged to make

the film, disliked it, later writing that it was "no more related to the true text of the novel

than the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower is related to the Russian environment"

*20* A Chevrolet car

*26* A Plymouth car

*35* Fresh from Chinatown in New York, he has taken over the illegal import business

in a seamy district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a

smoky nightclub

*42* The robbery itself begins as planned but goes badly wrong when a passing police patrol

car intervenes. The gang leader kills one of the police officers from the patrol car and he and

his fellow robbers make their getaway. The dead policeman's partner takes it upon himself to

bring in his partner's killer and throws himself into the case, assisted by a rookie officer

*53* Although largely fictional, the film is based on the real-life investigation into a group

of hired killers. It was during this investigation that terms like "contract" (a deal to commit

a murder) and "hit" (the actual killing itself) first came into the public knowledge

*54* A federal agent travels to Central America to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket

and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely, a café singer married to a drunken ex-pilot

*62* Based on a French novel, a meek, amateur painter and cashier for a clothing retailer is

fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. He is

presented with a watch and kind words, then looks on as his employer leaves, getting into

a car with a beautiful young blonde

*64* Police investigate the suicide death of a high school girl, and the hard-partying teenagers

at a party prior to the incident

*65* A Dodge car

*66* A two-bit hustler who dreams of the good life provided by money. He's tried a lot of

go-nowhere schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. The film's

British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a

completely different film score. The director has endorsed the American version as

closer to his vision

*67* Our star works for a hotel. One day he meets his costar whom he takes a fancy

to and lets her in on his racket, conning people out of money

*69* A Volkswagen

*72* This marks the third pairing of these two stars. A Navy pilot is put on the inactive list

 

*DOWN*

 

*03* A woman takes a job as a singer. When she dumps the owner for his boyhood friend,

problems begin. They only get worse when the owner is rejected after proposing to her,

causing him to go on a murderous rage

*06* Down on his luck, professional gambler accepts a mysterious job for $50,000. He is

told to take a charter flight to an isolated Mexican resort, where he will receive further instructions

*09* A hardened criminal is recuperating in a hospital from a shootout that leaves a

police officer dead. At the hospital, he is briefly visited by his fiancée. A shady lawyer

representing another crook claims that he participated in a jewel robbery with her in which

a woman was killed

*16* Produced on a shoestring budget, this is an American film concerning a Federal

agent who falls in love while on assignment in Mississippi. He helps his lover escape

a local thug, and the film follows them.. where they become involved in the assassination

of a Cuban racketeer

*24* A story of two federal agents, one from Customs and one from Narcotics, out to stop

the distribution of opium that came in on a ship but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The

leader of the drug dealers is a suave, mysterious new actor making his first film appearance

*25* A French - US produced film. A low-budget B-movie noir. An American army deserter

turned criminal on the run

*27* Adapted from a stage play of the same name, this was a precursor of film noir.

Adaptations were performed later on radio and TV

*28* A young woman with a difficult and tragic past is sentenced to die for a murder that she

did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not

damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves

*31* When her rich aunt is found shot, she calls, not the police, but the Assistant

District Attorney who helps her cover up evidence that may incriminate her

*36* When her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, she poisons him by administering

horse medication given to her by her neighbour

*38* Acting on the orders of his boss, he kills the leading crime boss of the South Side of

Chicago. His boss then takes control of the South Side with him as his key lieutenant

*41* On Christmas Eve, a down-on-his-luck ex-convict and his three

cohorts rob a jewelry store

*45* This offbeat crime-comedy has it's star spoofing his own gangster image

*49* A man seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife eager to

rekindle their love against all better judgment. She encourages their affair but then quickly

marries a mobster

*50* A daytime insurance agent moonlights as an undercover salvager at night

*51* The film was banned in Ohio as "a sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and an

extreme presentation of crime with explicit steps in commission."

*58* A chemist and blackmailer is killed by a remorseless hit man who

recovers a stolen chemical formula

*60* This film drew praise from critics for its dramatization of a dark social

phenomenon, and a number of reviewers commented that the lead actor's

performance should lead to his becoming a major star. The studio, however,

did not give the film any special treatment, promoting it, and the actor, in their

standard fashion. His breakthrough would have to wait until 1941

*61* A Ford car

*63* Filmed on location throughout New York City, it culminated in one of the first

modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt

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