|Appointment with Danger 1951 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Lewis Allen
Cast: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling, Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, David Wolfe, Geraldine Wall, Dan Riss, Harry Antrim, George J. Lewis, Paul Lees, Sid Tomack, Murray Alper, Paul Lees
Postal inspector Al Goddard (Alan Ladd) investigates the murder of his partner and a gang plotting to steal one million dollars in post office funds. He finds Sister Augustine (Phyllis Calvert) who is the only witness to the murder, and she identifies George Soderquest (Harry Morgan) as the killer. Now, Goddard poses as a crook and joins Soderquest's gang, which includes Joe Regast (Jack Webb) and its leader Earl Boettiger (Paul Stewart). When the crooks discover Goddard's deception, they take Goddard and Sister Augustine captive, and a deadly gun fight ensues. "Dragnet" fans will enjoy Jack Webb and Harry Morgan portraying villains.
|Bagdad 1949 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Action / Adventure
Director: Charles Lamont
Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Vincent Price, John Sutton, Jeff Corey, Frank Puglia, Paul Hubschmid, Fritz Leiber, David Wolfe, Otto Waldis, Leon Belasco, Anne P. Kramer, Trevor Bardette, Dale Van Sickle, Thomas Browne Henry, Paul Maxey
Returning from school in London, Princess Marjan (Maureen O'Hara) deals with her desert sheik father's assassination and regains her inheritance.
|The Cimarron Kid 1952 N/R, 84 min.|
Director: Budd Boetticher
Cast: Audie Murphy, Yvette Duguay, Beverly Tyler, John Hudson, James Best, Leif Erickson, Noah Beery Jr., Hugh O'Brian, John Hubbard, Gregg Palmer, Rand Brooks, William Reynolds, Roy Roberts, David Wolfe, John Bromfield
After being falsely accused of a train robbery, the Cimarron Kid (Audie Murphy) heads for the hills where he joins up with the outlaw Dalton gang, and they all take refuge on a ranch. The Cimarron Kid falls in love with the rancher's daughter, Carrie (Beverly Tyler), who reforms him, but he still agrees to one last robbery. The robbery goes bad, and the Cimarron Kid is sent to jail. But, Carrie promises to wait for his return.
|Five Fingers 1952 N/R, 108 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden, Oscar Karlweis, Herbert Berghof, John Wengraf, Nestor Paiva, Michael Pate, Richard Loo, Ben Astar, Roger Plowden, Alberto Morin, John Sutton, David Wolfe
Based on a true story of World War II German spy Ulysses Diello (whose code name was Cicero (James Mason)), this is a great thriller. Stationed in Turkey, Cicero's mission was to gain information from documents in the British Embassy.
|Kansas Raiders 1950 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Adventure
Director: Ray Enright
Cast: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady, Tony Curtis, Richard Arlen, Richard Long, Dewey Martin, Richard Egan, James Best, John Kellogg, George Chandler, Charles Delaney, David Wolfe, Helen Gibson
During the Civil War, a young Jessie James (Audie Murphy) and his gang, team up with Quantrill's Raiders, led by Quantrill (Brian Donlevy), to fight the Yankees. When it is almost too late, Jesse realizes that Quantrill is up to no good and, after a confrontation, rides off with his gang.
|Salt of the Earth 1954 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Herbert J. Biberman
Cast: Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe, Mervin Williams, David Sarvis, Juan Chacon, Henrietta Williams, Ernesto Velazquez, Angela Sanchez, Charles Coleman, E.A. Rockwell, William Rockwell, Clorinda Alderette, Virginia Jencks, Clinton Jencks
Although branded as "Communist propaganda" when it was first released in the U.S., this film was acclaimed in Europe. In fact, director Biberman had served five months in prison for not cooperating with the House Un-American Activities Committee and wanted to give work to those blacklisted by the entertainment industry. The story revolves around a strike against a New Mexico zinc mine. When the strikers are forced to leave the picket line, their wives take up the cause–standing up not only to mine officials but to their husbands as well.
|The Undercover Man 1949 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Cast: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore, Barry Kelley, Howard St. John, Leo Penn, David Wolfe, Angela Clarke, Anthony Caruso, Kay Medford, Frank Tweddell, John F. Hamilton, Joan Lazer, Esther Minciotti, Robert Osterloh
United States Treasury Agent Frank Warren (Glenn Ford) investigates tax evasion on the part of a racketeer "Big Fellow" who has controlled his section of Chicago and has had hundreds of people killed. "Big Fellow" owes $3 million in back taxes, and Warren and his agents, George Pappas (James Whitmore) and Stanley Weinburg (David Wolfe) trace signatures to get evidence. Finally, with help from "Big Fellow's" lawyer O'Rourke (Barry Kelley), they find what they need to bring an end to "Big Fellow's " crime world. This film marked Whitmore's screen debut.
|1. Appointment with Danger (1951)|
2. Bagdad (1949)
3. The Cimarron Kid (1952)
4. Five Fingers (1952)
5. Kansas Raiders (1950)
6. Salt of the Earth (1954)
7. The Undercover Man (1949)
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