|Any Number Can Play 1949 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter, Mary Astor, Lewis Stone, Marjorie Rambeau, Darryl Hickman, Frank Morgan, Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan, Leon Ames, Mickey Knox, Richard Rober, William Conrad
Charley Enley Kyng (Clark Gable) is the owner of a gambling house, but his estranged wife Lon (Alexis Smith) and son Paul (Darryl Hickman) do not approve of his profession. After Paul gets into trouble and Charley bails him out of jail, Lon and Paul visit Charley's casino. That evening, Lew and Robie (Richard Rober and William Conrad) try to rob the casino, but Charley disarms them and then wagers his fortune on one roll of the dice against gambler Jim Kursten (Frank Morgan). Now, Lon and Paul begin to see a different side of Charley, and Charley has a chance to win them back.
|Arch of Triumph 1948 N/R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Louis Calhern, Ruth Warrick, Roman Bohnen, Ruth Nelson, Curt Bois, Stephen Bekassy, J. Edward Bromberg, Art Smith, Michael Romanoff, Oliver Blake, William Conrad, Gino Corrado
Dr. Ravic (Charles Boyer) is a German surgeon who has fled to Paris to escape the Nazis. While illegally practicing medicine under a false name, Ravic is searching for German agent Haake (Charles Laughton) who had tortured him in Germany. Ravik falls in love with Joan Amadou (Ingrid Bergman) who is grieving over the sudden death of her lover. They become involved in a doomed love affair that hits a critical point on the day that war is declared between France and Germany. 1 User Review
|very under rated||paris 10/12/2012 |
| excellent film|
superb Boyer acting, as usual
|Body and Soul 1947 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: Robert Rossen
Cast: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Anne Revere, Canada Lee, Hazel Brooks, William Conrad, Joseph Pevney, Virginia Gregg, Milton Kibbee, Art Smith, Lloyd Gough, James Burke, Peter Virgo, Joe Devlin, Shimen Ruskin
Charlie Davis (John Garfield), a young man from a poor family, is determined to find success in the boxing ring–by hook or by crook! The fight scenes in this excellent film are impressive.
|The Conqueror 1956 N/R, 111 min.|
Director: Dick Powell
Cast: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendariz, Agnes Moorehead, John Hoyt, William Conrad, Lee Van Cleef, Thomas Gomez, Billy Curtis
This unintentional comedy stars John Wayne as Gengis Khan and Susan Hayward as Bortai his concubine. It is supposed to be a tension-filled action story of Mongols versus the Tartars, but it ends up being little more than silly dialogue. 2 User Reviews
|Deadly||Anonymous 02/04/2008 |
| This is the film famous for the fact that all of the stars of the film would die of cancer, believed to have been caused (at least in part) by nearby nuclear bomb testing by the government. This is a film that should never have been made and certainly not "on location."|
|The Critics were right||1fatts 04/05/2007 |
| Nobody liked this movie.|
Sometimes everybody can be wrong.
Not this time though.
|Cry Danger 1951 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Robert Parrish
Cast: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad, Regis Toomey, Jean Porter, Jay Adler, Joan Banks, Renny McEvoy, Lou Lubin
Rocky (Dick Powell) gets out of prison after serving five years for a robbery he didn't commit. Now it's time to get those responsible. Pretty good first film for Director Parrish.
|The Desert Song 1953 N/R, 110 min.|
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Gordon MacRae, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey, Allyn Ann McLerie, Dick Wesson, Ray Collins, Frank DeKova, William Conrad, Paul Picerni
This film, based on Sigmund Romberg's romantic operetta, is set in the African desert and features Gordon MacRae as the mysterious leader of the Riffs who fight evil Arabs. 1 User Review
|Voice and face of an angel||perspex 11/08/2010 |
| I never did like Gordon McRae, but I have been in love with Kathryn Grayson for 60 years|
|East Side, West Side 1949 N/R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner, Cyd Charisse, Nancy Davis, Gale Sondergaard, William Conrad, William Frawley, Raymond Greenleaf, Douglas Kennedy, Beverly Michaels, Lisa Golm, Tom Powers, Paula Raymond
An upper-class Manhattan couple, Jessie and Brandon Bourne (Barbara Stanwyck and James Mason), have marital problems because of Brandon's roaming eye that leads to his affair with Isobel Lorrison (Ava Gardner). Meanwhile, Jessie goes to a party and meets ex-cop Mark Dwyer (Van Heflin) who she becomes attracted to. When Isobel is murdered, Mark steps in to solve the crime, and both Jessie and Brandon are suspects.
|Four Faces West 1948 N/R, 90 min.|
aka: They Passed This Way
Director: Alfred E. Green
Cast: Joel McCrea, Frances Dee, Charles Bickford, Joseph Calleia, William Conrad, Martin Garralaga, Raymond Largay, John Parrish, Dan White, Davison Clark, Houseley Stevenson, Sam Flint, Eva Novak, George McDonald, Forrest Taylor
Normally honest rancher Ross (Joel McCrea) resorts to bank robbery when his family homestead is threatened. He does, however, leave an IOU with the teller, intending to pay the money back. Sheriff Pat Garrett (Charles Bickford) sets out on his trail as Ross meets several people on his trek to avoid arrest. But Pat gets his man.
|The Killers 1946 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
aka: Ernest Hemingway's The Killers
Director: Robert Siodmak
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, William Conrad, Virginia Christine, John Miljan, Donald MacBride, Vince Barnett, Charles McGraw, Charles D. Brown, Jack Lambert, Queenie Smith, Jeff Corey
Ernest Hemmingway's story is the springboard for this tale about killers Al and Max (Charles McGraw and William Conrad) who murder an aging prizefighter Ole "Swede" Anderson (Burt Lancaster). Insurance investigator Jim Rearden (Edmond O'Brien) looks for "Swede's" beneficiary, and, in a series of flashbacks, he connects "Swede" to an unsolved robbery. It was "Swede" and his ex-girlfriend Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) who conspired to take the goods, double-cross crime boss Big Jim Colfax (Albert Dekker), and then take off on their own. And, no, they do not live happily ever after.
|Killing Cars 1986 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Action / Thriller
Director: Michael Verhoeven
Cast: Jurgen Prochnow, Senta Berger, Agnes Soral, Daniel Gelin, Stefan Meinke, Bernhard Wicki, Peter Matic, William Conrad, Osman Ragheb, Axel Scholz, Marina Larsen, Klaus Mikoleit, Wolf Gaudlitz, Oliver Rohrbeck, Uwe Hacker
After inventing an environmentally friendly electric/chemical car, Ralph Korda (Jurgen Prochnow) encounters corporate managers as well as oil men who employ strong-arm tactics against him that add to the intrigue as he tries to get his car into production.
|Lone Star 1952 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Ed Begley, William Conrad, William Farnum, Moroni Olsen, Russell Simpson
Set amidst the fervor of attempts to have Texas become one of the United States, Devereaux Burke (Clark Gable) presses for statehood but finds opposition from Martha Ronda (Ava Gardner) and Thomas Craden (Broderick Crawford) who would rather keep Texas as a Republic.
|One-Way Street 1950 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Cast: James Mason, Marta Toren, Dan Duryea, William Conrad, King Donovan, Jack Elam, Rock Hudson, Basil Ruysdael, Rodolfo Acosta, Tito Renaldo
Doc Matson (James Mason) helps a gang of robbers and then runs off with the girlfriend (Marta Toren) of the gang's leader. Check out Rock Hudson in an early role as a truck driver.
|The Racket 1951 N/R, 89 min.|
Director: John Cromwell
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman, William Conrad, Virginia Huston, Les Tremayne, Ray Collins, Joyce Mackenzie, Robert Hutton, Walter Sande, Don Porter, Walter Baldwin, Brett King, Richard Karlan
Police Captain McGuigg (Robert Mitchum) resists pressure from a mobster, Nick (Robert Ryan), when he investigates racketeering in this intuitive film about political and legal corruption.
|The Ride Back 1957 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Allen H. Miner
Cast: Anthony Quinn, William Conrad, Jorge Trevino, Lita Milan, Ellen Hope Monroe, Louis Towers, Victor Millan, Joe Dominguez
When a Texas lawman, Hamish (William Conrad), captures outlaw Kallen (Anthony Quinn) in Mexico, he needs help from his captive to survive the return journey to the United States.
|Sorry, Wrong Number 1948 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Anatole Litvak
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Ed Begley, Leif Erickson, William Conrad, John Bromfield, Harold Vermilyea, Dorothy Neumann, Jimmy Hunt, Paul Fierro
This film adaptation of a radio play features Barbara Stanwyck as invalid Leona Stevenson who overhears, on her telephone, a plot for murder. Her husband Henry (Burt Lancaster) is not at home, and Leona desperately makes phone calls to the operator, the police, her father James (Ed Begley), Henry's secretary Elizabeth (Dorothy Neumann), and rival Sally (Ann Richards)–and then realizes that she is the intended victim. Stanwick was nominated for an Oscar.
|Tension 1949 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: John Berry
Cast: Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Gough, Tom D'Andrea, William Conrad, Tito Renaldo, Philip Van Zandt, Dewey Robinson, Tommy Ryan, Jack Daley, Virginia Brissac, Steve Roberts, Hayward Soo Hoo
A pharmacist, Warren Quimby (Richard Basehart), suffers after learning that his wife Claire (Audrey Totter) is having an affair and hatches a plot to kill her lover Barney (Lloyd Gough). Warren takes on a new identity to perform the perfect crime, but someone else kills Barney before Warren gets to him, and now Warren is the prime suspect.
|1. Any Number Can Play (1949)|
2. Arch of Triumph (1948)
3. Body and Soul (1947)
4. The Conqueror (1956)
5. Cry Danger (1951)
6. The Desert Song (1953)
7. East Side, West Side (1949)
8. Four Faces West (1948)
aka: They Passed This Way
9. The Killers (1946)
aka: Ernest Hemingway's The Killers
10. Killing Cars (1986)
11. Lone Star (1952)
12. The Naked Jungle (1954)
13. One-Way Street (1950)
14. The Racket (1951)
15. The Ride Back (1957)
16. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
17. Tension (1949)
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