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Somewhere in The Night(1946)Iwo Jima(1945)George Taylor(John Hodiak)a Marine wakes up in a hospital after being badly wounded.All his IDs are false and Taylor is not his real name.Hes shipped to california where the army finds he enlisted two years earlier.The only contact he has is a mysterious man who left him money in a bank and a note signed A Friend,Larry Kravatz.
As George looks into his past he was involved in a two million dollar deal with a former nazi,a gangster(Richard Conte)a strange MR Oracle(Fritz Kortner)a murder,and a police LT (Llyod Nolan)George meets Christy Smith(Nancy Guild)a nightclub singer who takes an interest in him.
Good Film Noir
Rage At Dawn(1955)Indiana 1866.The notorious Reno Brothers,Frank(Forrest Tucker)Sim(J Carrol Naish)Johnny(Myron Healy)and Clint(Denver Pyle)are starting a major crime wave with stagecoach holdups,killings,train robberies,bank robberies,etc The problem is when they escape to their own county they cant be touched because they control the law.
James Barlow(Randolph Scott)an exconfederate officer is hired to join up with the Renos and end the crime spree.Things work out well,until James meets Laura(Mala Powers)sister of the brothers.Both fall in love.
Seventh Calvary(1956)June 1876.Captain Tom Benson(Randolph Scott)returns to his company with his bride to be Martha Kellogg(Barbra Hale)when they get news of Gen Custers defeat at the Little Big Horn.Gen Custer had given Captain Benson leave to bring back Martha.
Col Kellogg(Russell Hicks)Marthas father was against the marriage.
Captain Benson volunteers with a small group of men to return to the Little Big Horn to find Gen Custers body and bring it back for a soildiers burial.Problems start when Captain Benson finds the area is controlled by indians.
The ending will knock you out Good Western
Western Union(1940) 1851 Ex outlaw Vance Shaw(Randolph Scott)finds a tenderfoot Edward Creighton(Dean Jagger)badly hurt.Vance takes pity on Edward and brings him to the nearest town.Vance finds hes head of Western Union.Grateful,Edward gives him a job on the newly formed company.Edwards pretty sister,Sue(Virginia Gilmore)joins her brother and Vance falls for her.Another worker Richard Blake(Robert Young)joins and he also falls for Sue.
Once on the job everyone has problems with indians,Confederate troops and Jack Slade(Barton McLaine)an outlaw gang leader.
Zane Grey novel.Western as good as it gets.
Carson City(1952)After a rash of stagecoach holdups,the people at Carson City decide to build a railroad.Hired to boss the outfit is Jeff Kincaid(Randolph Scott)Jeff and newspaper reporter Susan Mitchell(Lucille Norman)are in love much to the anger of Jeffs brother Alan(Richard Webb)
When the railroad starts Jeff and his men have problems with cave ins as they tunnel through a mountain,Susans rejection of Jeff when her father(Don Beddoe)is killed and outlaw gang being led by Big Jack Davis(Raymond Massey)and Jim Squires(James Millagan)
Everything you wanted in a Western and more.
Little Tokyo USA(1942)California 1942.Tough police detective,Mike Steele(Preston Foster)suspects Little Tokyo,a Japanese part of town is a vast axis spy network.His girlfriend Maris Hanomer(Brenda Joyce)a radio broadcaster also does.
In charge of the spy ring is Ito Takimura(Harold Huber)and nazi organizer,Hendrix(Donald Douglas)are the ring leaders.
Dec 7 1941,Mike realizes he ws right.Ito claims hes a loyal American,but Mike believes different.When Mike gets too close to the ring Hendrix and Ito get him involved with sexy axis agent Teru(June Duprez)and involves him in murder.
Pretty good nailbiter.