|The Big Combo 1955 N/R, 86 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Cast: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt, Brian O'Hara, Ted de Corsia, Helene Stanton, Roy Gordon, Steve Mitchell
This film was considered to be extremely vicious at the time of its initial release and is a good example of film noir. Police Lieutenant Diamond (Cornel Wilde) sets out to get crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte), but he is told to drop the case because of associated extra costs and time. Diamond makes one last attempt to bring the boss to justice by soliciting the help of the boss's girlfriend Susan Lowell (Jean Wallace) whom Diamond also loves. Matters heat up, and, as in life, the distinction between good and bad is not always clear.
|Bloody Mama 1970 R, 90 min.|
Director: Roger Corman
Cast: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Robert De Niro, Robert Walden, Diane Varsi, Bruce Dern, Clint Kimbrough, Alex Nicol, Michael Fox, Scatman Crothers, Stacy Harris, Pamela Dunlap, Lisa Jill, Steve Mitchell
Ma Barker (Shelley Winters) leads her gang on a crime spree only to be brought down by the law in this psychodrama of one of America's notorious criminals.
|Once a Thief 1965 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Ralph Nelson
Cast: Alain Delon, Ann - Margret, Van Heflin, Jack Palance, Jeff Corey, John Davis Chandler, Tony Musante, Steve Mitchell, Zekial Marko, Tammy Locke
An ex-con wants to lead a clean life, but he gets involved with three killers and is harassed by a cop.
|Seven Men from Now 1956 N/R, 77 min.|
Director: Budd Boetticher
Cast: Randolph Scott, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed, Gail Russell, John Larch, Don "Red" Barry, Fred Graham, John Beradino, John Phillips, Stuart Whitman, Chuck Roberson, Pamela Duncan, Steve Mitchell, Cliff Lyons, Fred Sherman
After his wife is killed in a robbery at the Wells Fargo office, former sheriff Ben Stride (Randolph Scott) devotes his energies to seeking revenge on the seven men who killed her. Along his trek, Ben is joined by John and Annie Greer (Walter Reed and Gail Russell) who are heading to California, and he helps them. Also appearing on the scene are Bill Masters (Lee Marvin) and Clete (Don "Red" Barry) who know that Ben is searching for the robbers, and they want to get their hands on the loot. The intrigue continues and results in a final showdown.
|Submarine Seahawk 1959 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Cast: John Bentley, Brett Halsey, Wayne Heffley, Paul Maxwell, Henry McCann, Jan Brooks, Steve Mitchell, Nicky Blair, Frank Gerstle, Mabel Rea, Leon Tyler, Hal Bogart, Frank Watkins, Don Fenwick, Marilyn Hanold
During World War II, mutiny is in the air when an inexperienced instructor is put in command of the U.S.S. Seahawk.
|Terror in a Texas Town 1958 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Gene Martin, Nedrick Young, Victor Millan, Sheb Wooley, Ann Varela, Fred Kohler Jr., Steve Mitchell, Marilee Earle, Tyler McVey
Director Lewis made a career of making something good with a low budget, and this unusual Western is a case in point. Swedish whaler George Hansen (Sterling Hayden) returns home to find that his father has been killed on the orders of greedy Ed McNeil (Sebastian Cabot) who is trying to force landowners to sell their land to him so he can convert the land into oil wells. George must take matters into his own hands, and the inevitable showdown occurs–but is that weapon of George's a harpoon?
|1. The Big Combo (1955)|
2. Bloody Mama (1970)
3. Once a Thief (1965)
4. Seven Men from Now (1956)
5. Submarine Seahawk (1959)
6. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
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