|Beau Geste 1939 N/R, 114 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Director: William A. Wellman
Cast: Gary Cooper, Donald O'Connor, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, J. Carrol Naish, Susan Hayward, Charles Barton, Brian Donlevy, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford, James Stephenson, Heather Thatcher, James Burke, G.P. Huntley, Harold Huber
The Geste brothers–Beau (Gary Cooper), John (Ray Milland), and Digby (Robert Preston)–flee the country after Beau takes the blame for the theft of a family jewel that their aunt, Lady Brandon (Heather Thatcher) stole. They join the French Foreign Legion where Beau and John end up under the leadership of brutal Sergeant Markoff (Brian Donlevy). Tragedies ensue when the Arabs attack, and Beau is seriously wounded. Unbeknownst to the brothers, Markoff believes that Beau has the family jewel in his possession and searches Beau for the jewel. Beau kills Markoff and then dies. By story's end, John is the only surviving brother, and he returns home to give his aunt a note from Beau explaining why he ran away. Brian Donlevy received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
|Best of the Badmen 1951 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: William D. Russell
Cast: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Bruce Cabot, Barton MacLane, Robert J. Wilke, John Archer, Lawrence Tierney, Tom Tyler, John Cliff, Lee MacGregor, Emmett Lynn, Carleton Young
Following the Civil War, ex-Union officer Jeff Clanton (Robert Ryan) robs Matthew Fowler's (Robert Preston) trains and banks with the help of the James and Younger outlaw gangs.
|Big City 1948 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Robert Preston, Danny Thomas, George Murphy, Edward Arnold, Betty Garrett, Karin Booth, Lotte Lehmann, Connie Gilchrist, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Page Cavanaugh, David Leonard, Frank Mayo, Colin Kenny, Doris Kemper
Three young men–Cantor David Irwin Feldman (Danny Thomas), Rev. Philip Y. Andrews (Robert Preston), Officer Patrick O'Donnell (George Murphy)–representing Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic faiths, adopt young Midge (Margaret O'Brien) and become her mentors. But, when Feldman and O'Donnell find women and want to marry and settle down, each wants to adopt Midge, and now she must find a way to make them all one happy family.
|Blood on the Moon 1948 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Action
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Phyllis Thaxter, Frank Faylen, Tom Tully, Charles McGraw, Clifton Young, Tom Tyler, George Cooper, Tom Keene, Bud Osborne, Zon Murray, Robert Bray
A land dispute between farmers and cattlemen involves a cowhand and his double-dealing friend. Eventually, however, the love of a woman changes the friend for the better. This near-classic Western is based on a novel by Luke Short.
|Child's Play 1972 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Ron Weyand, Charles White, David Rounds, Kate Harrington, Jamie Alexander, Bryant Fraser, Mark Hall Haefeli, Brian Chapin, Tom Leopold, Julius Lo Iacono, Christopher Man, Paul O'Keefe
Based on Robert Marasco's play, this psychological drama is about a new teacher, Paul Reis (Beau Bridges), who observes violence among his students' activities at a Catholic boarding school. He suspects that teachers Jerome Malley (James Mason) and Joseph Dobbs (Robert Preston), who rival each other for position, are behind the violence. The school's headmaster, Father Mozian (Ron Weyand), blames Malley who, in turn, is so upset by the accusation that he commits suicide. Reis learns that it is Dobbs who has encouraged the students' violent behavior and confronts him. Meanwhile, the students in the next room overhear the conversation between Reis and Dobbs, and after Reis leaves the room, they appear with clenched fists to deal with Dobbs.
|The Dark at the Top of the Stairs 1960 N/R, 124 min.|
Director: Delbert Mann
Cast: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury, Shirley Knight, Lee Kinsolving, Frank Overton, Ken Lynch, Nelson Leigh, Emerson Treacy
This film, based on William Inge's play, is about family life in Oklahoma during the 1920s and specifically involves the unhappy existence of Rubin Flood (Robert Preston). 1 User Review
|DOC F 05/27/2007 |
| I'm one of the fortunate few to have taped this fil off TV in the 1980's. A great film, one of the best ever made and unfortunately, never publicly released. Would love to find a clearer copy. But since I got it off film and at High speed, It's pretty good.|
|Face to Face 1952 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: John Brahm, Bretaigne Windust
Cast: James Mason, Gene Lockhart, Michael Pate, Albert Sharpe, Sean McClory, Alec Harband, Robert Preston, Marjorie Steele, Minor Watson, Dan Seymour, Olive Carey, James Agee, Oliver Blake, Victor Kilian, Gayle Kellogg
This film presents two tales, each from popular short stories. "The Secret Sharer," from Joseph Conrad's story, is directed by John Brahm. James Mason, an inexperienced sea captain, deals with a fugitive sailor. "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," from a Stephen Crane story, is directed by Bretaigne Windust. A sheriff returns to his western home from a honeymoon with his new bride. His enemy awaits. 1 User Review
|Conrad psych drama||anonymous 03/18/2010 |
| I saw this on you tube...unfortunately it was deleted before I could show it to my class. Does anyone know where I can buy it?? Anyroad, Mason as always is stunningly understated, darkeyed intense and perfect.|
|How the West Was Won 1962 N/R, 155 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Western / Romance
Director: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
Cast: Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, John Wayne, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Karl Malden, George Peppard, Spencer Tracy, Agnes Moorehead, Lee J. Cobb, Carolyn Jones, Carol Baker, Robert Preston, Richard Widmark
This stirring epic of the settling of the West uses the Preston family (Debbie Reynolds, Agnes Moorehead, Karl Malden, and Carol Baker) as its core for telling the trials and exhilarations of the move West. From farming to mining to fighting outlaws, this film is memorable. Dozens of movie stars add to the pleasure, as do the photography and musical score. The film won three Oscars and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture.
|Island of Love 1963 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Morton DaCosta
Cast: Robert Preston, Tony Randall, Giorgia Moll, Walter Matthau, Betty Bruce, Michael Constantine, Norma Varden, Titos Vandis, Lewis Charles, Peter Mamakos
Two con men, Steve Blair (Robert Preston) and Paul Ferris (Tony Randall), trying to escape from gangster Tony Dallas (Walter Matthau), turn a Greek island's faltering tourist trade around by promoting the island as "The Island of Love."
|Junior Bonner 1972 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson, Joe Don Baker, Barbara Leigh, Mary Murphy, Bill McKinney, Don "Red" Barry, Dub Taylor, Sandra Deel, Charles H. Gray, Matthew Peckinpah, Sundown Spencer, Rita Garrison
Rodeo performer Junior Bonner (Steve McQueen) has passed his prime and returns home to Prescott, Arizona, where he finds that his parents, Ace and Elvira (Robert Preston and Ida Lupino), are breaking up their marriage, and his brother Curley (Joe Don Baker) is striking it rich selling off parcels of the family's land. Trying to regain his self-esteem, Junior enters the town's Fourth of July rodeo and wins the bull-riding event. Now, Junior buys an airplane ticket with the winnings and heads to Australia for more rodeos.
|King of Alcatraz 1938 N/R, 55 min.|
Director: Robert Florey
Cast: J. Carrol Naish, Gail Patrick, Lloyd Nolan, Harry Carey, Robert Preston, Anthony Quinn, Richard Denning, Porter Hall, Dennis Morgan, Emory Parnell, Eddie Marr, Konstantin Shayne, Paul Fix, Virginia Vale, Monte Blue
Escapees from Alcatraz, led by Steve Murkil (J. Carrol Naish), commandeer a luxury liner headed for Panama and meet resistance from crewmembers Raymond Grayson (Lloyd Nolan), Robert MacArthur (Robert Preston), and nurse Dale Borden (Gail Patrick). Tensions mount, and Robert is killed, while Raymond gains the love of Dale as they finally put an end to the criminals' plot. Good, fast-moving fare with top cast.
|The Lady Gambles 1949 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Michael Gordon
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally, Edith Barrett, Leif Erickson, Don Beddoe, Tony Curtis, John Hoyt, Philip Van Zandt, Elliott Sullivan, John Harmon, Curt Conway, Houseley Stevenson, Peter Leeds, Nana Bryant
Joan Booth (Barbara Stanwyck) is addicted to gambling to the point that her marriage to David (Robert Preston) falls apart. As the means of support for her addiction, Joan finds work at Horace Corrigan's (Stephen McNally) casino and continues gambling. The job does not work out for her, and Joan is about to commit suicide when David gets help from psychiatrist Dr. Rojac (John Hoyt) and Joan's sister Ruth (Edith Barrett), and they save her life.
|The Last Frontier 1955 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
aka: Savage Wilderness
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, James Whitmore, Anne Bancroft, Guy Williams, Russell Collins, Peter Whitney, Pat Hogan, Mickey Kuhn, Manuel Donde, Regis Parton, John L. Cason, Jack Pennick, Robert St. Angelo
Trapper Jed Cooper (Victor Mature) signs up as a scout at an Army fort in Oregon and is attracted to Corinna Marston (Anne Bancroft). Corinna is the wife of the ruthless Colonel Frank Marston (Robert Preston) who commands the fort and alienates everyone–including his own wife and soldiers–at the outpost he commands when he orders the unprepared men to attack the Indian warriors.
|The Last Starfighter 1984 PG, 101 min.|
Genre: Family / Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: Nick Castle
Cast: Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Barbara Bosson, Norman Snow, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Bruce Abbott, John O'Leary, Chris Hebert, George McDaniel, Charlene Nelson, John Maio, Robert Starr, Al Berry
Teenager Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an avid video game player, is visited by alien Centauri (Robert Preston) and is recruited to join a star league where he will use his video game-playing experience to fight intergalactic invaders. It turns out that Alex's expertise will prove to be a valuable asset to his new ally Grig (Dan O'Herlihy) in the battle against Xur (Norman Snow) and the evil Kodan forces.
|The Macomber Affair 1947 N/R, 89 min.|
Director: Zoltan Korda
Cast: Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston, Reginald Denny, Carl Harbord, Earl Smith, Jean Gillie, Vernon Downing, Frederick Worlock
This film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" is about Margaret (Joan Bennett) and Francis (Robert Preston) Macomber's doomed safari. Margaret and guide Wilson (Gregory Peck) begin a love affair, and Francis meets a tragic end. Very well presented.
|Mame 1974 PG, 132 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Gene Saks
Cast: Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Beatrice Arthur, Bruce Davison, Kirby Furlong, Jane Connell, Joyce Van Patten, Doria Cook-Nelson, Don Porter, John McGiver, Audrey Christie, Bobbie Jordan, Patrick Labyorteaux, Lucille Benson, Ruth McDevitt
In this film version of Patrick Dennis' novel–not to be confused with "Auntie Mame" (1958)–Lucille Ball is cast in the title role of Mame who during the 1930s' Depression Era enrolls her nephew Patrick (Kirby Furlong) in a private school and, with help from her friend Vera (Bea Arthur), tries to get into show business. Mame's financial problems are solved when she falls in love with and marries well-to-do Southerner Beauregard Jackson (Robert Preston) and goes to live with him on his plantation. Later, Beauregard dies, and Mame is left to contend with grown-up Patrick (now played by Bruce Davison), his girlfriend Gloria (Doria Cook-Nelson), and her bourgeoisie parents (Audrey Christie and Don Porter). 2 User Reviews
|Lucy was Wonderful||Lucy1 08/11/2007 |
| Lucille Ball was wonderful as the eccentric auntie Mame. Lucy was better then the loud english woman ( Angela Lansbury) So Enjoy Lucy in this wonderful Musical Comedy !!!!!!!!! I Love Lucy !!!!!!!!|
|Lucy was good||Dana 101 08/11/2007 |
| I love old fashion musicals with lovely music and costumes. Lucy was a 1st class actress with a lot of talent. we miss you lucy - Dana-|
|The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg 1980 TV, 40 min.|
Director: Ralph Rosenblum
Cast: Robert Preston, Tom Aldredge, Fred Gwynne, Frances Sternhagen, Seth Allen, Kent Broadhurst, Brandon Maggart, Ken Costigan, Rex Everhart, Henry Fonda
This short TV film is based on a Mark Twain story A mysterious stranger (Robert Preston) who was insulted by the townsfolk of Hadleyburg, Vermont, returns to teach them a lesson. While the townsfolk pride themselves on their integrity, it soon becomes clear that its most revered citizens are willing to lie when the stranger offers gold to the person who helped him years before.
|The Music Man 1962 N/R, 151 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Morton DaCosta
Cast: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton, Ron Howard, Charles(2) Lane, Mary Wickes, Rance Howard, Timmy Everett, Susan Luckey, Harry Hickox, William Fawcett, Percy Helton
Professor Harold Hill (Robert Preston) arrives in River City, Iowa, around 1900. He plans to work a scam on the citizens by forming a boys' marching band, but he falls in love with Marion (Shirley Jones) the librarian and changes his tune. Great Meredith Willson songs include "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Gary, Indiana," "Till There Was You," "Marian the Librarian," and "Wells Fargo Wagon." An Oscar was awarded for Best Musical Score, and there were five nominations, including Best Picture.
|My Outlaw Brother 1951 N/R, 82 min.|
aka: My Brother, The Outlaw
Director: Elliott Nugent
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack, Jose Torvay, Carlos Muzquiz, Fernando Wagner, Hilda Moreno, Margarito Luna, Chel Lopez, Don "Red" Barry, Jose Valasquez, Elliott Nugent, Felipe de Flores, Margarito Luna
Denny O'Moore (Mickey Rooney) travels to the West in search of his idolized big brother, Patrick (Robert Stack), and teams up with Texas Ranger Joe Walter (Robert Preston). When Denny realizes that Patrick is an outlaw, he aids Joe in putting Patrick behind bars.
|New York Town 1941 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Charles Vidor
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Robert Preston, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman, Eric Blore, Fuzzy Knight, Cecil Kellaway, Monte Blue, Edward McNamara
Musician Victor Ballard (Fred MacMurray) helps Alexandra Curtis (Mary Martin) who is also poor. Love begins to develop, and she must decide between kindhearted but struggling Victor and wealthy Paul Bryson Jr. (Robert Preston).
|Outrage! 1986 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Walter Grauman
Cast: Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Burgess Meredith, Linda Purl, Anthony Newley, Mel Ferrer, William Allen Young, Bill Dearth, Steven Marlo, Stan Haze, Brent Jennings, Robert Miano, Myron Natwick, Ric Mancini, Vincent Howard
Based on Henry Denker's bestseller, this TV movie is good watching with a strong cast. Dennis Riordan (Robert Preston) admits to killing his daughter's murderer after the loopholes in the legal system set him free. Riordan hires lawyer Brad Gordon (Beau Bridges), and an excellent courtroom drama unfolds when Gordon challenges Judge Michael Lengel (Mel Ferrer) and the legal system that failed. 1 User Review
|Shame this has not been put on dvd, should have been.||blueberrypie 07/05/2010 |
| Probably his finest and regrettably his last film. Robert Preston played many differing characters, and each one to perfection. This film shows the injustice shown by the court system when his daughter is shot.Not content to sit back and brood, Dad takes matters into his own hands, to show the system for what it is - useless. In doing this, matters take some strange turns and many are shamed as a result but, Dad, gets justice for his daughter in the end.|
|Parachute Battalion 1941 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Cast: Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey, Buddy Ebsen, Paul Kelly, Richard Cromwell, Robert Barrat, Erville Alderson, Edward Fielding, Selmer Jackson, Grant Withers, Walter Sande, Kathryn Sheldon, Eddie Dunn
In this Hollywood propaganda film just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Army trainees–Donald Morse (Robert Preston), Bill Burke (Edmond O'Brien), and Jeff Hollis (Buddy Ebsen)–are training for the parachute corps at Fort Benning, Georgia. While concentrating on parachute practice, they still make use of their free time, and Donald and Bill find themselves competing for the affections of beautiful Kit Richards (Nancy Kelly) whose father just happens to be tough MSgt. Bill "Thunderhead" Richards (Harry Carey).
|Reap the Wild Wind 1942 N/R, 123 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford, Hedda Hopper, Lynne Overman, Walter Hampden, Louise Beavers, Martha O'Driscoll, Elisabeth Risdon, Victor Kilian, Oscar Polk
Set among the shipping and salvage world off the Georgia coast, this is the story of Jack Martin (John Wayne) and the owner of a shipping company (Ray Milland) who vie for the attentions of Loxi Claiborne (Paulette Goddard).
|Rehearsal for Murder 1982 TV, 96 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: David Greene
Cast: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman, Jeff Goldblum, William Russ, Madolyn Smith Osborne, William Daniels, Nicholas Mele, Charles Robinson, Vahan Moosekian, Wallace Rooney, Buck Young
This made-for-TV film involves Broadway playwright Alex Dennison (Robert Preston) who had been engaged to famous TV star Monica Welles (Lynn Redgrave). On the night Monica made her Broadway debut, she supposedly committed suicide. Alex believes the apparent suicide was, in fact, murder, and he sets out to find the murderer within a group of people who are reading through his latest play. The play is a play-within-a-play to find the real killer from the group who had dealt with Monica before she died.
|S.O.B. 1981 R, 121 min.|
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman, Richard Mulligan, Robert Vaughn, Robert Webber, Shelley Winters, Robert Preston, Loretta Swit, Robert Loggia, Stuart Margolin, Craig Stevens, Jennifer Edwards, Rosanna Arquette
Director Blake Edwards presented this satire on Hollywood's filmmaking that parallels the experiences of Edwards and his wife, Julie Andrews, as they rose to fame.
|Semi-Tough 1977 R, 108 min.|
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Bert Convy, Lotte Lenya, Richard Masur, Carl Weathers, Brian Dennehy, Ron Silver, Roger E. Mosley, Joe Kapp, Jim McKrell, Peter Bromilow, Mary Jo Catlett
Two football stars Marvin "Shake" Tiller and Billy Clyde Puckett (Kris Kristofferson and Burt Reynolds) vie for the exclusive attention of the beautiful Barbara Jane Bookman (Jill Clayburgh) who is team owner Big Ed Bookman's (Robert Preston) daughter. Shake and Billy Clyde have been best friends, but when Shake finds enlightenment in a new philosophy, he becomes a changed man, and Barbara Jane falls for him. They become engaged to be married, and now Billy Clyde steps in making his own unique moves to win Barbara Jane's love.
|The Sundowners 1950 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Adventure / Romance
aka: Thunder in the Dust
Director: George Templeton
Cast: Robert Preston, Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, Cathy Downs, John Litel, Jack Elam, Don Haggerty, Stanley Price, Clem Fuller, John Drew Barrymore, Frank Cordell, Dave Kashner, Alan Le May
Lots of Western action is portrayed in this film, complete with range wars. In the midst of the wars are the Cloud brothers: desperado "Kid Wichita" (Robert Preston), Jeff (John Drew Barrymore), and Tom (Robert Sterling). While "Kid Wichita" wants to control the family, Tom wants only to have his own land apart from the family, and a showdown is inevitable.
|This Gun for Hire 1942 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Frank Tuttle
Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Tully Marshall, Marc Lawrence, Pamela Blake, Mikhail Rasumny, Harry Shannon, Frank Ferguson
Based on Graham Greene's novel, "A Gun aor Sale," this is a stark drama that launched Alan Ladd's career. He plays a paid gunman who sets out to avenge a double-cross.
|Tulsa 1949 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Stuart Heisler
Cast: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendariz, Lloyd Gough, Chill Wills, Ed Begley, Lola Albright, Harry Shannon, Jimmy Conlin, Iron Eyes Cody
Cherokee (Susan Hayward) is hell-bent in her quest for oil–until she finally realizes that wildcat oil drilling takes its toll on herself as well as her land.
|Typhoon 1940 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy
Director: Louis King
Cast: Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish, Chief Thundercloud, Frank Reicher, Paul Harvey, Jack Carson, Al Kikume, John Rogers
Adventure mixed with comedy prevails when sailors discover Dea (Dorothy Lamour) living alone on a tropical island where, since childhood, she has survived in isolation from the outside world.
|Union Pacific 1939 N/R, 135 min.|
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Brian Donlevy, Anthony Quinn, Regis Toomey, Fuzzy Knight, Lon Chaney Jr., Greg Whitespear
This is a great action film about the building of America's first continental railroad; bigger than life in typical Cecil B. DeMille style.
|Victor/Victoria 1982 PG, 133 min.|
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies, Graham Stark, Peter Arne, Norman Chancer, Malcolm Jamieson
Unable to make it big as a cabaret singer, Victoria (Julie Andrews) poses as a female impersonator–with the help of her gay friend, Toddy (Robert Preston). She becomes a star, which presents unforeseen problems for Toddy. In addition to an Oscar for Best Musical Score, the film received six nominations, including Best Actress, Actor (Preston), and Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren).
|Wake Island 1942 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: John Farrow
Cast: Brian Donlevy, Macdonald Carey, Robert Preston, William Bendix, Albert Dekker, Walter Abel, Mikhail Rasumny, Rod Cameron, Bill Goodwin, Damian O'Flynn, Barbara Britton, Frank Albertson, Phillip Terry, Don Castle, Dane Clark
Set shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Marines are sent to small Wake Island to hold off the Japanese advances. The action is nearly continuous as the Marines thwart one attack after another. This and other similar films were important in rallying the country behind the war effort and showing there is even victory in defeat. Academy Award nominations included Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (William Bendix).
|Whispering Smith 1948 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Leslie Fenton
Cast: Alan Ladd, Brenda Marshall, Robert Preston, Donald Crisp, William Demarest, Frank Faylen, Fay Holden, Murvyn Vye, John Eldredge, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ward Wood, Will Wright, Don Barclay, Eddy Waller, Ashley Cowan
Railroad detective Luke "Whispering" Smith (Alan Ladd) uncovers the fact that his friend Murray Sinclair (Robert Preston) is involved in a series of robberies. As he investigates, Luke becomes attracted to Murray's estranged wife, Marian (Brenda Marshall), and tries to keep his emotions from standing in the way of his investigation.
|Wild Harvest 1947 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Tay Garnett
Cast: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Erdman, Allen Jenkins, Will Wright, Anthony Caruso, Frank Sully, Griff Barnett, Walter Sande, Edgar Dearing, Bob Kortman, Frank Moran, Ian Wolfe
Migrant workers Joe Madigan (Alan Ladd) and Jim Davis (Robert Preston) compete for the affections of Fay Rankin (Dorothy Lamour) amidst constant hassles from angry farmers who want them out of their territory.
|1. Beau Geste (1939)|
2. Best of the Badmen (1951)
3. Big City (1948)
4. Blood on the Moon (1948)
5. Child's Play (1972)
6. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
7. Face to Face (1952)
8. How the West Was Won (1962)
9. Island of Love (1963)
10. Junior Bonner (1972)
11. King of Alcatraz (1938)
12. The Lady Gambles (1949)
13. The Last Frontier (1955)
aka: Savage Wilderness
14. The Last Starfighter (1984)
15. The Macomber Affair (1947)
16. Mame (1974)
17. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980)
18. The Music Man (1962)
19. My Outlaw Brother (1951)
aka: My Brother, The Outlaw
20. New York Town (1941)
21. Outrage! (1986)
22. Parachute Battalion (1941)
23. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
24. Rehearsal for Murder (1982)
25. S.O.B. (1981)
26. Semi-Tough (1977)
27. The Sundowners (1950)
aka: Thunder in the Dust
28. This Gun for Hire (1942)
29. Tulsa (1949)
30. Typhoon (1940)
31. Union Pacific (1939)
32. Victor/Victoria (1982)
33. Wake Island (1942)
34. Whispering Smith (1948)
35. Wild Harvest (1947)
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