|Battleground 1949 N/R, 118 min.|
Director: William A. Wellman
Cast: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, James Whitmore, Marshall Thompson, Jerome Courtland, Don Taylor, Richard Jaeckel, Leon Ames, Bruce Cowling, Douglas Fowley, Herbert Anderson, Thomas E. Breen, Denise Darcel
The Battle of the Bulge provides the setting for this realistic look at the pathos of war. Led by Holley (Van Johnson), the men of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division spend the winter of 1945 in the Ardennes Forest preparing to battle the German army. Trapped and demoralized, the men do manage to work together to defend their position. Academy Award nominations included Best Picture, Director (William A. Wellman), and Supporting Actor (James Whitmore, for his role as the battle-scarred sergeant, Kinnie). It won for Best Writing and Cinematography.
|Black Spurs 1965 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: R.G. Springsteen
Cast: Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney Jr., Bruce Cabot, Richard Arlen, Terry Moore, Patricia Owens, Jerome Courtland, DeForest Kelley, Joseph Hoover, James Best, James Brown, Manuel Padilla Jr, Robert Carricart
Bounty hunter Santee (Rory Calhoun) is brought to town to stir up the citizens and divert attention away from a scheming railroad baron.
|Kiss and Tell 1945 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Richard Wallace
Cast: Shirley Temple, Jerome Courtland, Walter Abel, Katharine Alexander, Robert Benchley, Porter Hall, Tom Tully, Darryl Hickman, Kathryn Card, Darren McGavin, Virginia Welles, Mary Philips, Scott McKay, Scott Elliott, Edna Holland
This film is based on the Broadway character Corliss Archer. In this episode, 17-year-old Corliss Archer (Shirley Temple) tries to keep news of her brother Lenny's (Scott Elliott) marriage to Mildred (Virginia Welles) a secret. When Mildred becomes pregnant, Corliss goes to the doctor with her and is spotted leaving. Now, people mistakenly believe that it is Corliss who is pregnant and that her boyfriend Dexter (Jerome Courtland) is responsible.
|The Man from Colorado 1948 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Henry Levin
Cast: Glenn Ford, Ellen Drew, William Holden, Ray Collins, Edgar Buchanan, Denver Pyle, Jerome Courtland, James Millican, Ian MacDonald, James Bush, Jim Bannon, William "Bill" Phillips, Eddie Fetherston, Ben Corbett, Stanley Andrews
Colonel Owen Devereaux (Glenn Ford) is a disturbed Civil War veteran who becomes a federal judge after returning from the war. His Army buddy Del Stewart (William Holden) has been appointed marshal, and he tries to help Owen overcome his psychologically motivated need to condemn men to death. Making matters worse is the fact that Del shares an unrequited love with Owen's wife Caroline (Ellen Drew) that causes jealousy. Tensions mount and lead to a violent conclusion.
|Santa Fe 1951 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Action / Western / Romance
Director: Irving Pichel
Cast: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter M. Thompson, John Archer, Warner Anderson, Roy Roberts, Billy House, Olin Howland, Allene Roberts, Jock Mahoney, Harry Cording, Sven Hugo Borg, Frank Ferguson, Irving Pichel
Britt Canfield (Randolph Scott) fought as a Confederate in the war, but now he finds a job working with ex-Union forces building the Santa Fe Railroad. He tries to keep his brothers–Terry, Tom, and Clint (Jerome Courtland, Peter M. Thompson, and John Archer)–out of trouble, but after they try to rob the railroad, Britt is forced to help bring them to justice.
|The Texas Rangers 1951 N/R, 74 min.|
Director: Phil Karlson
Cast: George Montgomery, Gale Storm, Jerome Courtland, Noah Beery Jr., John Litel, John Dehner, Ian MacDonald, William Bishop, John Doucette, Jock Mahoney, Douglas Kennedy, George Chesebro, Kenne Duncan, Myron Healey, Dick Wessel
The year is 1872, and Johnny Carver (George Montgomery) is serving a life sentence in prison when he is offered a deal. If he will track down Sam Bass (William Bishop) and his notorious outlaw gang, Carver will be given his freedom. Carver agrees to the deal but is more interested in seeking vengeance against The Sundance Kid (Ian MacDonald) who was responsible for sending him to prison. Problems lie ahead, but Carver finally decides to go along with the deal and tracks down Bishop.
|Tokyo Joe 1949 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Stuart Heisler
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly, Sessue Hayakawa, Jerome Courtland, Gordon Jones, Rhys Williams, Charles Meredith, Harold Goodwin, James Cardwell, Teru Shimada, Hideo Mori, Lora Lee Michel, Whit Bissell, Fred F. Sears
Three years after World War II ends, an American soldier, Joe Barrett (Humphrey Bogart), returns to Japan on a business venture. He believes that his wife Trina (Florence Marly) died in a concentration camp, but now finds that Trina is alive, has remarried Mark Landis (Alexander Knox), and has a seven-year-old daughter Anya (Lora Lee Michel) who Barrett suspects is his own child. Ex-Japanese intelligence officer Baron Kimura (Sessue Hayakawa) wants Barrett to use his airline to fly war criminals back to Japan and kidnaps Anya to ensure Barretts cooperation. Events escalate and culminate in a bloody shoot-out.
|Tonka 1958 N/R, 97 min.|
aka: A Horse Named Comanche
Director: Lewis Foster
Cast: Sal Mineo, Philip Carey, Jerome Courtland, Rafael Campos, H.M. Wynant, Joy Page, Herbert Rudley, Slim Pickens, Gregg Martell, Robert "Buzz" Henry
In this Disney film, a young Indian brave (Sal Mineo) develops an attachment to a wild stallion, captures the horse, and tames it.
|A Woman of Distinction 1950 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: Edward Buzzell
Cast: Ray Milland, Rosalind Russell, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Carter, Mary Jane Saunders, Francis Lederer, Jerome Courtland, Gale Gordon, Alex Gerry, Lucille Ball
College dean Susan Middlecott (Rosalind Russell) is embarrassed when newspapers write about a visiting professor and former boyfriend, Alec Stevenson (Ray Milland), and announce that he is her lover.
|1. Battleground (1949)|
2. Black Spurs (1965)
3. Kiss and Tell (1945)
4. The Man from Colorado (1948)
5. Santa Fe (1951)
6. The Texas Rangers (1951)
7. Tokyo Joe (1949)
8. Tonka (1958)
aka: A Horse Named Comanche
9. A Woman of Distinction (1950)
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