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Lady in the Lake (1947) Starring Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, and Lloyd Nolan

Lady in the Lake (1947) — 105 min - Mystery, Thriller, Crime - 23 January 1947 Your rating: Not rated yet! Private detective Philip Marlowe is asked by a publishing executive, Adrienne Fromsett, to locate the wife of her boss, publisher Derace Kingsby. Earlier she had sent her husband a telegram saying she was heading to Mexico to marry Chris Lavery. However Kingsby had recently seen Lavery in the neighbouring Bay City. Marlowe pursues his investigation at the Kingsby's lakeside cottage. Director:  Robert Montgomery Stars:  Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully, Leon Ames, Jayne Meadows, Dick Simmons, Ellay...

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Killing, The (1956) Starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, and Vince Edward

The Killing (1956) NR 85 min - Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime - 8 May 1956 Your rating: Not rated yet! The Killing was Stanley Kubrick’s first film with a professional cast and the first time he achieved public recognition as the unconventional director he’s now known for. The story is of ex-prisoners who plan to set up a racetrack so they can live a life without monetary worries. One of the more exceptional films of the 1950’s. Director:  Stanley Kubrick Stars:  Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor, Ted de Corsia, Joe Sawyer,...

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Wrong Man, The (1956) Starring Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, and Anthony Quayle

The Wrong Man (1956) — 105 min - Crime, Drama, Mystery - 22 December 1956 Your rating: Academy Award winner Henry Fonda stars in director Alfred Hitchcock'sreal-life thriller of an innocent man trapped as the victim of a heartless criminal justice system--even though he's The Wrong Man. When an eyewitness to a robbery identifies musician Christopher Balestrero (Fonda) as the culprit, Balestrero cannot prove where he was on the day of the crime. Now, the wheels of justice--driven by the testimony of witnesses--mercilessly grind away the life of a man who looks remarkably like the real thief. Director:  Alfred Hitchcock...

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Affair in Trinidad (1952) Starring Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, and Alexander Scourby

Affair in Trinidad (1952) — 98 min - Thriller, Mystery, Romance - 29 July 1952 Your rating: A murder investigation sparks a passionate affair between a dancer and her new found love. AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD reunites the screen-scorching team of Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford in this romantic spy drama of international intrigue and sizzling sensuality. Hayworth stars as Chris Emery, a sexy, hip-grinding dancer who works in a Trinidad dive owned by her husband. When he's murdered by an international spy (Alexander Scourny), Chris' life is turned upside down, especially when the police draw her into the investigation. When...

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They Live By Night (1949) Starring Cathy O’Donnell, Farley Granger, and Howard Da Silva

They Live by Night (1948) — 95 min - Drama, Crime - 6 August 1948 Your rating: Not rated yet! Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs. When the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Farley Granger), having broken out of prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Cathy O’Donnell), each recognizes something in the other that no one else ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but as they flee the cops and contend...

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Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, The (1946) Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) — 116 min - Drama - 24 July 1946 Your rating: A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier. Director:  Lewis Milestone Stars:  Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman, Janis Wilson, Ann Doran, Frank Orth, James Flavin, Mickey Kuhn, Charles D. Brown, Betty Hill, Blake Edwards Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic...

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Strange Woman, The (1946) Starring Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, and Louis Hayward

The Strange Woman (1946) — 100 min - Drama - 25 October 1946 Your rating: Not rated yet! Alluring Hedy Lamarr plays Jenny, a lusty, sociopathic lass in the wilds of 18th Century Bangor, Maine, who uses her beauty to snare a local, rich, middle-aged businessman (Gene Lockhart). She then seduces his weak-willed son (Louis Hayward) and later goes after John (George Sanders)-- a tall, dark, handsome woodsman engaged to her friend. Director:  Edgar G. Ulmer Writers:  Edgar G. Ulmer, Hunt Stromberg Stars:  Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart, Hillary Brooke, Rhys Williams, June Storey, Moroni Olsen, Olive...

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Gun Crazy (1950) Starring Peggy Cummins, John Dall, and Berry Kroeger

Gun Crazy (1950) — 86 min - Crime, Drama, Thriller - 20 January 1950 Your rating: Bart Tare is an ex-Army man who has a lifelong fixation with guns, he meets a kindred spirit in sharpshooter Annie Starr and goes to work at a carnival. After upsetting the carnival owner who lusts after Starr, they both get fired. Soon, on Starr's behest, they embark on a crime spree for cash. Subjects of a manhunt, they are tracked by police in the hills Tare enjoyed as a boy. Director:  Joseph H. Lewis Stars:  Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky,...

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Naked City, The (1948) Starring Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, and Dorothy Hart

The Naked City (1948) — 96 min - Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller - 4 March 1948 Your rating: The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer. Director:  Jules Dassin Stars:  Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent, Adelaide Klein, Grover Burgess, Tom Pedi, Enid Markey, Mark Hellinger Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline...

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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, and Ann Richards

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) — 89 min - Drama, Thriller - 1 September 1948 Your rating: Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim. Director:  Anatole Litvak Stars:  Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Harold Vermilyea, Ed Begley, Leif Erickson, William Conrad, John Bromfield, Jimmy Hunt, Dorothy Neumann, Paul Fierro Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses...

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