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DOA(1950)Frank Bigelow(Edmond OBrien)has a small buisness in Arizona.Frank decides to take a vacation to California to make up his mind on marrying his secratary Paula Gibson(Pamela Britton).Once in California Frank goes out for a night on the town.At a bar his drink is changed by a mysterious man.Waking the next morning not feeling good Frank goes to the hospital and finds he was slipped a deadly poison and has a week to live.
Paula cclls Frank and tells him a MR Phillips tried to get in touch with him and was later murdered.Frank finds Phillips was from LA and Frank flies out there.Frank comes across an assorted group of people,Majak(Luther Adler)a gangster and his brutal henchman Chester(Neville Brand),MRS Phillips(Lynn Baggett)widow of the dead man who was having an affair with MR Philipps partner(William Ching),Maria Rakubian(Laurette Luez)a trashy model,and Stanley Phillips(Henry Hart)in love with his brothers secratary(Beverly Garland).
Who could Franks murder be? Film Noir as good as it gets.
Bataan(1943)Phillipines 1942.Sergent Bill Dane(Robert Taylor)is assigned to destroy a bridge being held by advancing Japanese troops.Dane has an assorted group under his command cut off from their units.LT Steve Buntley(George Murphy)a pilot,Corp Jake Fingold(Thomas Mitchell),Danes pal,Capt Henry Lassiter(Lee Bowman),Leonard Purckett(Robert Walker)a sailor,Felix Ramirez(Desi Arnez)a mechanic,and Barney Todd(Llyod Nolan)a wanted criminal who once served under Dane.
After the bridge is destroyed the group have their share of problems with the Japanese rebuilding the vital bridge,bad food,snipers,and Dane deciding to stay or pull out.
Canon City(1948)True story of an escape of twelve convicts from a prison in Canon City,Colorado.Scott Brady steals the show as a con forced to go along during the escape.
Brewsters Millions(1945)Ex GI Monty Brewster(Dennis OKeefe)is home from WW2 and is ready to marry his true love,Peggy Gray(Helen Walker)He gets word from his uncles lawyer that hes inherited seven million,but theres a catch,he must spend a million in a limited amount of time.
Monty makes some bad buisness ventures in order to get rid of the million,but thanks to his pals,Jackson(Eddie Rochester Anderson)and Hackey(Joe Sawyer)every venture makes money.
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