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A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game.
A family of squatters takes on a gambling chieftain and a corrupt social worker.
A defiant Apache warrior tries to unite his tribe against the U.S. Army.
A farm boy rises to noble heights to protect a princess from an evil wizard.
A crook tries to avenge his wife''''s accidental shooting by a cop.
Reporters compete to catch a serial killer.
Interviews and documentary footage combine with the fictional story of an air-force pilot who encounters aliens.
An FBI Agent takes on the three unrelated cases of a dead agent to track down his killer.
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on?
A Civil War veteran returns to his hometown to avenge his brother's death.
Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife (Barbara Payton). However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head?
The story of two step-brothers, raised by their father, the chief of police, in a small Oregon lumber town. One brother is hard-working, always within the law, the other a 'rogue.' When gold dust comes up missing from a crime scene, brother is pitted against brother and the father sides against one of the brothers.
One of Davy Crockett''''s descendants leads a wagon train through perilous territory.
Cowhand Drake (Myron Healey) discovers gold on the ranch of his boss, Joe Stuart (George Chesebro) and makes a deal with crooked lawyer Mel Porter (Douglas Evans)to induce Stuart to sell. The latter refuses, and also orders Bill Cameron (Keith Richards) not to see his daughter Laurie (Kay Morley) again. Foreman Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown), after intervening, quits after he sees Stuart hit Laurie while quarreling over her proposed marriage to Cameron. Peddler Alibi Terhune (Max Terhune) witnesses the killing of Stuart by Clem Kettering (Zon Murray), hired by Porter, and is taken prisoner. Cameron is blamed for Stuart's killing, escapes jail, but is persuaded by Johnny to go back and stand trial. Johnny rescues Alibi and the two work together on clearing Cameron's name, and bringing the real culprits to justice.
Two brothers sell their Arizona land at a dangerous cost.
Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) befriends Hank Carrdigan (Lee Phelps), a former outlaw who has served his sentence and wants to go straight. Jimmy, after clearing Hank of a wrongful shooting charge, helps him get a job as an express messenger. Hank drives off some bandits in an attempted hold-up, but recognizes his son Tom (John James) as one of the bandits. A later robbery is blamed on Hank but Jimmy and his sidekick Cannonball Taylor (Dub Taylor) bring in the real culprits and clear Hank's name.
Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine (Riley Hill) from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally (Reno Browne) and rescuers Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and Cannonball Taylor (Dub Taylor). Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan (Ted Adams)/Carson (Dennis Moore) mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices.
After Marshal Jordan (Frank LaRue) is honored by Jimmy (Jimmy Wakely), Cannonball (Dub Taylor as "Cannonball" Taylor) and others for his forty years as a law officer, the Sawyer mine is blown up by Belle's foreman, Kern (John James), following Sawyer's refusal to sell out. Dan Jordan (Riley Hill), the Marshal's son, interested in Belle (Jennifer Holt), secretly the head of the outlaws, is lured by her from scouting the road on which his father guards a ore shipment. Jimmy and Cannonball drive off the outlaws, headed by Kern and Burton (Dennis Moore), but the Marshal is fatally wounded. The town council appoints Jimmy the new Marshal, which disappoints Dan, but Belle persuades him to become Jimmy's deputy, in order to get information from him about ore and payroll shipments. Dan quits as deputy and fights Jimmy when the latter suspects Belle of involvement in the robberies.
Middle-aged Bill Thompson (Steve Darrell) returns to his ranch with his much younger bride, Janice (Christine Larsen, once again as Christine Larson), and her supposed brother Lon (Leonard Penn.) When Thompson's son Dan (Jay Kirby) disapproves of the surprise re-marriage of his father, the latter orders him off the ranch, without his promised horses, despite the pleas of ranch foreman Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and cowhand "Cannonball" (Dub Taylor as "Cannonball" Taylor.) Janice and Lon, in reality sweethearts, plot to gain Thompson's rich holdings. In town, outlaws Kirk (Marshall Reed) and Hashknife (Carl Sepulveda) try to persuade the intoxicated Dan to let them steal the horses. Thompson breaks with his son again when he sees him drinking. Jimmy and "Cannonball" thwart the horse rustlers and Janice swears secrecy when the trusting-Jimmy tells her that Dan led the horse thieves, but she has Lon inform her husband. Thompson hits Dan, tells him to leave and sends for his attorney to draw up the papers to disinherit his son. Lon kills Thompson, and Dan is jailed on circumstantial evidence. Jimmy and "Cannonball" help him escape jail, but he is wounded and brought to the ranch to have Janice dress his wound. The trusting-Jimmy departs, while Lon awaits in the next room to get rid of the last obstacle in his and Janice's scheme.
Range Johnny Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) shoots fugitive Sinclair (I. Stanford Jolley) after a long chase, and before the latter dies he accuses his cousin Hack (Marshall Reed) of framing him for a murder, so he can inherit the ranch of his Uncle Henderson (Steve Clark.) Johnny places Sinclair's ten-year-old son Dave (Charlie Hughes) at Ranger hedaquarters for safety, while he gets a job at the ranch with the help of his friend Banty (Raymond Hatton). Johnny catches henchman Gill (Eddie Parker as Edwin Parker)cutting fences in preparation for rustling the catte, and Henderson's locks him up, but Gill escapes that night with the aid of Hack. Hack, the ranch foreman, has his henchmen ambush himself and his uncle while carrying the money for new cattle purchases. Johnny regains the money after killing Gill. Suspicious of his nephew, Henderson rides the range and is shot by Hack's henchmen. Before he dies, he makes anew will naming Dave as heir and Johnny as his guardian. Johnny beats up Hack for assaulting Banty when the latter catches Hack snooping for the new will. Hack attempts to make Sinclair's widow, Julia (Christine Larson as Christine Larson), suspicious of Johnny and she goes to see if her son Dave is at the Ranger headquarters. Hack folows, intending to do away with the two of them, but Johnny and Banty foil his plans in a blazing gun battle.
American-International did not invent the juvenile delinquents-jalopies-reckless driving-hot rodders-build it at home-chicken playing genre of movies. PRC and Monogram started churning them out in the mid-forties as part of their let-this-be-a-lesson-to-you genre, preceded by the zoot-suiter and jitter-buggers films, which was better than the social guidance films teen-agers were being overdosed on at school. PRC did at least use card-carrying members of SAG. This one is a sermon against speeding, and Darryl Hickman has it brought straight home to him when he side-swipes a car and causes a collision in which his best friend is killed---the fate of all best friends in juvenile-theme movies including "Rebel Without a Cause"--- and his mother is injured. Lots of lecturing precedes and follows.
Rory Calhoun, Paul Kelly and John Abbot are beachcombers/semi-derelicts on an unnamed but well-policed tropical island. Kelly, a sea captain in disgrace, is ordered to pilot a ship full of champaigne to Sydney, that has been lying in the harbor since its captain and most of the crew died of plague. He takes the other two along and plans on sailing elsewhere to sell the cargo. After anchors aweigh, they discover that Rhonda Fleming, the daughter of the deceased captain, is on board. This complicates matters, as does a fire on board, as does the discovery that the champaigne cargo is really water. They arrive at an uncharted island ruled by Alan Napier, a sophisticated British gentleman who is several cards short of playing with a full deck. Crazy as a bedbug. More complications arise, such as snake pits and acid-assassination attempts. Napier likes to keep his island tidy...something Sam Newfield was unable to do with this film as the director. At PRC, he was used to Buster Crabbe and "Fuzzy" St. John riding in and connecting the dots.
Ken Williams (James Brown), a star basketball player on a college team learns that a police lieutenant (Regis Toomey) is the head of a gambling ring attempting to fix basketball games by bribing the players. With the aid of some of his ex-GI buddies, he exposes the gamblers.
Larry Morgan (Kent Taylor), a private detective, is hired by a woman who wants Larry to trail her husband. The husband is murdered and, shortly afterwards, the wife is also killed. Larry shuffles through a long list of suspects before revealing the killer...
Cattleman Agent Mason arrives to help find rustlers. A letter to the Sheriff and a fake scar gets him identified as a wanted murderer and attracts the attention of the gang leader. But when he is named the new boss of the gang, dissension arises between the leader and the rustlers and Mason must now try to bring them all in.
Private detective Simon Lash (Richard Arlen) and his assistant Eddie Slocum (Tom Dugan) are hired by Joyce Bonniwell (Veda Ann Borg) to find her missing husband Jim Bonniwell (Edward Earle.) They learn from Mr. Springer (Herbert Rawlinson), president of the bank where Bonniwell worked, that a woman named Evelyn Price (Marjorie Manners) is mixed up in the case. Following up on a call from Sheriff Rucker (Archie Twitchell as Michael Branden), Joyce and Simon go to Palmdale and Joyce identifies the body of a murdered man as her husband. Simon, following up the lead of the mysterious woman, goes to Mesa, New Mexico and finds the mystery woman to be Joyce and her husband very much alive.
Linda Hamilton (Mary Ware), president of Alpha Beta Sorority and Conover College campus queen, faints while at a sorority party in the company of ex-reporter Paul Reynolds (Rick Vallin), who is taking a post-graduate course. Linda learns from doctors that she has only one year to live but hesitates in telling her father, District Attorney Hamilton (Addison Richards), who is devoting his energies to wiping out illegal gambling. Linda goes with Paul to the Blue Parrot Cabaret, a notorious gambling den. Bail bondsman Justin Farley (Frank Ferguson) telephones casino owner Nick Vegas (Anthony Warde) that the police are about to make a raid and Vegas, knowing Linda is the district attorney's daughter, takes pictures of her. Several nights later, Paul takes Linda to another gambling house and more pictures are taken showing her at the roulette table and drinking. Realizing that she has hurt her father by going to the places he is trying to exterminate, she still goes to a plave ran by Whitey King (Ray Walker.) Reynolds arrives and he and Whitey get into a fight which is interrupted by a raid. Paul rescues Linda, who has been knocked unconscious. A motorcycle cop chases Paul's car and is killed when he runs into the car after Paul brakes sharply. Paul revives Linda and tells her she had been driving the car (quickly justifying the belief of audience members that no Rick Vallin character could stay heroic through a whole film.) Paul then goes to Linda with the pictures and reveals he is the secret leader of the gambling rackets, and tells her to ask her father to resign or he will give the newspapers the pictures. She refuses and Paul goes to civic committee meeting, where Mr. Hamilton is being proposed to run for governor, and shows him and other officials the pictures, plus Linda's stolen diary in which she has written about the wreck with the motorcycle policeman. Hamilton arrest his daughter and she is put on trial for the killing. Probably not a big deal to one who has only a few more months to live...
Reformed racketeer "Lucky" Leeds (Paul Kelly)flees from the police when he thinks they are about to arrest him for a murder he didn't commit. He and his wife Patti (Hillary Brooke) fly to his privately-owned remote island and have to crash land. Also on the island is a group of shipwrecked people, including a German professor (Ftitz Leiber), his daughter (Osa Massen), an English journalist, a wealthy widow, a sailor and a Nazi Agent. Just before the professor dies, he gives Leeds a map showing the location of uranium deposits. The Nazi agent's accomplices arrive by plane, and Leeds and Patti engage them in a gun battle.
A group of delinquents tries to clear a man framed for a gangster''''s murder.
A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.
Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster.
An ace pilot tries to rescue his commander''''s son from smugglers.
A cargo pilot fights to protect a payroll shipment from thieves.
On Christmas Eve in the Spanish quarter of L.A. police try and arrest a couple running a shady floor show. Hiding in a church, the girl finds an abandoned baby and uses it as cover to escape capture. Thus she finds herself with a baby she is becoming ever more fond of, a helpful doctor himself too fond of the bottle, and a husband who has disappeared. Dare she try and change her ways and keep the child?
A small-town postal clerk tries to land a government inspector''''s job by hunting down counterfeiters.
When ranch hands Jeff and his friend Mike spend all their money to buy land in Hawaii, they arrive to find they have been swindled by M'Tigue. Broke, they take jobs on the Harrington ranch. M'Tigue is after that ranch and is out to make sure their cattle drive fails so the note that is due cannot be paid off. But just when he will be needed, Jeff is fired.
Receiving an assignment to go to Panamint to round up a gang of outlaws, Larry puts on the belt buckle of the recently captured notorious outlaw Blackjack Deavers. This gets the attention of King Gorman whom Larry recognizes as the boss of the outlaws. Larry plans a big robbery with Gorman and his men hoping to trap them, but when Gorman gets the money he sends his men to kill Larry.
The outlaw known as El Capitan and his gang are rustling cattle. Jim Cary owns the large Smoke Tree ranch and besides losing cattle, he is trying to evict Nan Page from land that he believes is his. But his grandson Lee is on hand and Lee first sees that Nan is not evicted and then goes after El Capitan.
Buck runs into trouble when he buys a deserted cattle ranch that he turns into a dude ranch. To put on a show for the dudes, he sends his men after a nearby sheep herd with blanks in their guns. They are met with real bullets and one man is wounded. Then he learns that Boots, who helped him start the ranch, has been kidnaped and he heads out after her.
Fleeing from the Sheriff, Jess Burns hops on a passing train and right into the baggage car where hustler Chuck Morse is posing as a race car mechanic. Needing a driver for the big race, Chuck talks Jess into it and names him Speed. Having never driven a car and reluctant at first, Jess takes a dislike to his competing driver and sets out to win the race.
To pay off his gambling debts to Keeler, Babe Rivers sells his and his brother Buck's cattle and then joins Keeler's gang. After the gang pulls off a stage holdup, Keeler takes the gold and double-crosses them sending the Sheriff to their hideout. When Babe gets caught and the lynch mob forms, Buck sets out to free his brother.
Stone runs an honest saloon and gives Mason back his money two card sharps take from him. The Reverend overhears the two plan to get the money back. He is on hand when they make their raid but they shoot him and take off with the money. Stone catches up with them but is in trouble when they outmaneuver him.
A logger defies his father to court a showgirl.
An engineer makes a thieving entertainer work off her debts as a housekeeper at his jungle mining camp.
Cyclone arrives in town just in time to see Slade cheat Courtney at poker. Cyclone takes Courtney's IOU and returns it to him. But Courtney is a compulsive gambler and Slade lures him back for another game, this time winning his ranch. Cyclone once again returns the note but is captured by Slade's men. Slade then heads out to force Courtney to sign over the deed.
Colin Clive, Ian Maclaren, David Manners, Billy Bevan, Anthony Bushell. James Whale''s powerful anti-war drama is set in the trenches of the Western front during WWI and focuses on a troop commander (Colin Clive) who is forced to follow military orders which will mean certain death for his men. Based on the play by R.C. Sheriff
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