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Boomerang

Boomerang

Director: Elia Kazan
Year: 1947

Eli Kazan (On the Waterfront) garnered critical acclaim for this suspenseful drama based on true events. When a priest is gunned down, the local police chief (Lee J. Cobb) undertakes a massive manhunt, eventually arriving at two suspects. One denies the crime and the other confesses. Gripping entertainment from start to finish, the all-star cast includes Dana Andrews.

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Calcutta

Calcutta

Year: 1946

Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their friend and fellow pilot Bill is murdered, Neale vows to play judge and jury and bring the criminals to justice himself.

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Contraband

Contraband

Director: Michael Powell
Year: 1940

An excellent spy story from the sterling team of Powell and Pressburger. Danish freighter captain Conrad Veidt is detained in wartime Contraband Control, then must trail temptress Valerie Hobson through the demi-monde of a blacked out London.

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Deported

Deported

Director: Robert Siodmak
Year: 1950

Vic Smith is an American “undesirable citizen” who is shipped back to his native country of Italy. There, he gets wrapped up in a black-market ring and a romance with a beautiful widow, who may help put an end to Vic’s immoral ways.

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Foxfire

Foxfire

Director: Joseph Pevney
Year: 1955

While vacationing in Arizona, beautiful socialite Amanda Lawrence (Jane Russell) meets handsome Jonathan Dartland (Jeff Chandler), an engineer at the local copper mine. The whirlwind courtship is culminated in a marriage hotly contested by Amanda’s mother who has learned that Dartland is a half-breed Apache Indian.

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Desert Fury

Desert Fury

Year: 1947

Eddie Bendix and his henchman return to a small desert town outside of Reno. Years ago, Eddie had left town under suspicion of murdering his wife but now hopes to get involved with the local gambling house whose proprietor is his ex-flame Fritzi Haller. To complicate matters, Eddie falls for Fritzi’s daughter, who used to be involved with the local lawman Tom Hanson (Burt Lancaster), who’s still in love with her.

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Hidden Fear

Hidden Fear

Director: Andre De Toth
Year: 1957

American policeman Mike Brent (John Payne, 99 River Street, The Crooked Way) arrives in Denmark to help clear his sister (Natalie Norwick, 23 Paces to Baker Street) from a murder she hasn’t committed, even though all the evidence leads to her being the murderer.

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Daisy Kenyon

Daisy Kenyon

Director: Otto Preminger
Year: 1947

Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce), Dana Andrews (Boomerang) and Henry Fonda (The Ox-Bow Incident) deliver dazzling performances in this highly polished and slick love triangle directed by the great Otto Preminger (Laura).

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A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

Director: Gerd Oswald
Year: 1956

He had looks, charm, and killer instinct! Beneath his clean-cut looks... was a cold-blooded killer. Robert Wagner (Hart to Hart, The Pink Panther) gambled with his clean-cut image to play the ruthless, conniving killer in this unrelenting thriller.

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Killer's Kiss

Killer's Kiss

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Year: 1955

Down-and-out New York City boxer Davey Gordon strikes up a romance with nightclub dancer Gloria Price. Their budding relationship is violently interrupted by Gloria’s boss, Vincent Rapallo, who has eyes for his employee.

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