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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 5, 1960|
|Born:||April 9, 1903||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Denver, Colorado, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
A World War II veteran searches for the daughter he left behind in China.
A tough sheriff and his son clash over how to deal with the Indians.
Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident.
A cavalry officer trying to stop an Indian war gets involved with a married woman.
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
An Irish immigrant becomes one of West Point''s most beloved officers.
A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain.
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
An Army man takes a widow and her son under his wing in Apache territory.
The story of the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon.
In this trans-species remake of Lassie, Come Home, a faithful horse undertakes a perilous journey to return to the family it loves.
A former jailbird makes good after the wrong man is accused for his crime.
A man is accused of spying for the confedaracy, and sentenced to the notorious Hellgate Prison. After he unsuccessfully attempts to breakout, and is sentenced to solitary confinement, he redeems himself when the prison is taken down by a plague.
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister.
Capt. Richard Lance (Gregory Peck) is unjustly held responsible, by his men & girlfriend, for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway (Gig Young) is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian chief to another fort's prison. The chief escapes. Knowing their fort is in danger of Indian attack, Lance takes a small group of army misfits to an abandoned nearby army fort to defend a mountain pass against the oncoming Indian assault. Their mission is to stall for time until reinforcements from another fort arrive. The men in this small group of malcontents, deserters, psychopaths & cowards all hate Capt. Lance & wish him dead. Much to their chagrin, the men recognize that Lance's survival instincts, military knowledge & leadership are the only chance the group has of staying alive.
Archival footage documents the North Korean aggression that started the Korean War.
A dedicated submarine commander sacrifices everything to defeat the enemy.
Two wandering cowhands sign on to help a wagon train headed for Utah.
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...
From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime...
Three outlaws on the run risk their freedom and their lives to return a newborn to civilization.
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
A revolutionary priest flees a Central American dictatorship.
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
During WWII, five brothers enlist in the Navy and are assigned to serve on the same ship.
A troubled teen gets a new future when he moves to the country to raise a racehorse.
A woman-hating cowboy signs on with a lady rancher.
A government agent is assigned to join a hate group in order to gain information on their underground activities.
Flying students Danny Collins (Johnny Downs), Jinx Roberts (Bobby Jordan), Scrapper Mackay (Ward Wood) and Zombie Parker (Billy Benedict) are suspected of a series of murders perpetrated by a Nazi agent known as the Black Hangman. The latter is an engineer, Arthur Galt (Robert Armstrong), who has disposed of several people who accompanied him on an expedition which located lost helium deposits in Africa. Galt has also imprisoned the remaining members of the expedition, Professor Mason (Selmer Jackson) and his daughter Andre (Jennifer Holt). Galt plans to sell the helium to Germany through a Gestapo ring headed by Karl Von Heiger (Eduardo Ciannelli). The four cadets, thinking Galt is their friend, fly with him to Africa as they hope to track down Von Heiger, thinking he is the Black Hangman, and clear their own names of the murder charges. They are pursued to Africa by U.S. Army Intelligence officer Captain Ralph Carson (Regis Toomey).
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug's lost girlfriend.
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
Attorney Lynn Hollister investigates the murder of his friend in the big city. Along the way, he manages to fall in love with the daughter of his chief suspect.
Dr. Ralph Snyder (John Beal) and Dr. Frank Blake (Edward Norris) open an office together but soon split over a rivalry for nightclub singer Diana Wayne (Florence Rice) and a difference over ethics. In an effort to make some quick money and marry Diana, Blake becomes a retainer for gangster Joe Grant (Douglas Fowley)while the upright (and uptight)Sawyer (John Beal)becomes a medical examiner in the district attorney's office. Grant is involved in a murder and forces Blake to remove an identifying scar, thereby proving that all gangsters should keep a doctor on retainment. But Blake has a change of heart and shows up at Grant's trial, spills the beans and Grant is convicted. Consequently, Blake loses his license, Diana and then his life, proving that the "do-tell' doctor should have heeded the film title.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
A hunter discovers a fugitive living in the swamps and goes into business with him and his daughter.
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
A young man seeks to murder his father that abandoned his mother, yet fate plays a hand when a stranger appears.
A patriarch of a large rural Southern clan are threatened to be thrown off their land.
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family.
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper (Faye) believes in him, but her boyfriend (MacMurray) doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.
A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war.
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
Frontiersman Kit Carson fights off Indian attacks on the trail to California.
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally.
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
A man''s friend searches for the real crooks when he''s accused of robbery and murder.
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
An ad man tours Mexico trying to cast a new radio show.
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
A cowboy sets out to avenge his father''''s lynching.
Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Harbison tries to get the other two pieces but Cisco continues to outwit him. When Cisco takes the map from Billie who took it from Harbison, she identifies him and he is jailed. Having a change of heart she has a plan to get him out and he has a plan to trap Harbison.
The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
A cowardly judge enlists a hot young gunman to help him fight outlaws.
A rebellious son neglects his parents after enlisting in the Civil War.
Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets in and out of scrapes along the way.
Classic biography of the Italian explorer and his journeys to China.
After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover stolen naval documents from crooks
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
A criminal poses as the lawman he''''s ambushed.
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
A faded star is suspected of killing a studio executive.
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband.
Tracey Browne (Michael Whalen), sports editor of the "Globe", leanrs that fight promoter Richards (Alan Dinehart) and Stevens (Douglas Fowley), sports editor of the "Dispatch", are conducting a boxing racket that victimizes down-and-out, has-been fighters, and he denounces them in his column. He gives Alice Fuller (Richelle Hudson),daughter of one of the fighters (Pat Flaherty) whom he aids , the job of following young Clint De Witt (John Beck), son of the "Globe's" owner, to see that he sticks to his job. Browne, who has fallen in love with Alice, thinks it is Clint she loves. In their effort to get Browne for his meddling, Richards and Stevens strike at him through Clint.
A killer returns to his childhood home to plot his escape from the law.
A wrestling promoter helps an opera singer with his love life.
An astrologer trusts the stars to make him a championship boxer.
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
Millioniare Curran, thinking his son too intellectual, sends him west to learn logging at one of his lumber camps. Unknown to his father, Grant Curan is a professional wrestler and easily able to handle the thugs that attack him at the lumber camp. This enables him to stay on the job and he soon undercovers how his father is being cheated by the local boss.
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
Army training Sgt. Gray makes a bet that he can get himself invited to breakfast with his commanding officer, General Markley. But he gets into an unhappy tangle with a couple of enemy spies (and a happy tangle with the general's daughter) before the bet is finally decided.
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
An eccentric millionaire hires a gold digger to run his business.
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
A model weds a struggling engineer then has her own struggles with domesticity.
Frank Marshall and Slim Hewitt, postal inspectors, infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan-like vigilante group which has mailed a bomb to a senator. When the legion kills the brother of Nancy Foster, she helps Frank and Slim in their investigation.
A rancher poses as a peddler during the day but becomes the Masked Rider at night.
Neighboring ranchers feud between cattle land.
A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder.
A criminal has plastic surgery done to change his identity but loses his memory during the operation.
Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.
Two pilots compete for the love of a pretty flight attendant.
An orphan tries to help his Marine guardian with a romance.
Jack London tale of a woman (Muir) and weakling brother (Beck) who inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide (Whalen) is accused of murder
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
By the time daughter (Deane) and son-in-low (Downs) have their second child the mother-in-law (Gateson) learns not to be so domineering.
A tough detective investigates organized crime''''s ties to the murder of a millionaire''''s dog.
An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.
A female newspaper publisher hires the husband who deserted her years earlier.
An advertising man takes off after kidnappers.
A farmer on the loose in Manhattan finds a dead body in the next hotel room.
A gambler''s assistant helps the boss''s daughter fight off a crooked lawyer.
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.
A blacksmith''''s rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son''''s Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
Gamblers engineer a veteran schoolteacher's firing.
When Jim Bellair is shot, Jimmy Carter follows the trail to a cabin where he overhears that Luke Long did it. Captured by the gang, he is able to escape and returns to the Bellair ranch. Learning that Long has kidnapped Kitty Bellair and is heading for the border, he sets out after them.
The McLean and Brennan ranches are both losing cattle to rustlers and each blames the other when cattle buyer Graves is the real culprit. To throw suspicion off himself Graves hires Tim to investigate, not knowing that this will be his downfall.
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
A small-town girl rises to night-club stardom.
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer.
A young man defies his father''''s wishes to join the circus.
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a charismatic South American rancher.
"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
When Cougar and his gang cross the border for a raid, they kill Jim's brother Bob. Jim takes leave from the Rangers and crosses back into Mexico posing as a wanted outlaw. He joins up with Cougar hoping to lure him and his gang back across the border where they can be arrested.
Years after being pushed out of her husbands life, a woman befriends her long lost son.
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
Piccolo player Mike Scanlon loses his girl due to his unexciting lifestyle, so he decides to commit a robbery to gain notoriety. But the robbery goes awry and Mike finds himself on the run from the police, pretending to be a famous singer whose gimmick is wearing a mask in public.
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ben Halliday (Buck Jones) stumbles upon a mysterious range killing and discovers letters in the dead man's pockets that reveal his intention to return to his native town where his sister, Helen James (Diane Sinclair), is making a lone stand to hold her property that is desired by Joshua La Plante (Erville Alderson) and his gunman Joe Krull (Ward Bond). Meeting Helen, Ben realizes she has been parted from her brother so long that she would not recognize him, so Ben decides to pose as him. With the help of another new arrival, Barry (Louis Natheaux), and Judge Williams (Alfred P. James as Alf James), he uncovers a plot to secure Helen's property and build a dam in the canyon that would deprive the valley of water but would water the desert property owned by La Plante. Krull murders a surveyor and frames Ben who is thrown into jail, where he meets Crosby (Niles Welch) who furnishes proof of the guilt of La Plante and Krull. Ben breaks jail and he and Barry break into La Plante's office and hide in a wardrobe closet when Krull and La Plante enter. The later pair argue and Krull kills La Plante. Sheriff Olson (Dick Alexander) arrives and Krull also blames Ben for his latest murder.
Two Hollywood stuntmen compete for the same pretty extra.
A timid chemistry major becomes a college football star.
A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world.
Looking for his missing father, Joe Gordon heads into the desert where Elders from a secret village find him unconscious. Attracted to Sheilla O'Neill, the two plan an escape from the village where no one is allowed to leave. But then he learns his father is being held prisoner and finding him, he is also made a prisoner.
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
An impoverished girl masquerades as a boy to run with a gang of young hobos.
A taxi driver falls for a sassy New York con girl.
Gregory is a phony government agent issuing worthless checks. To keep from being exposed he has his men dress as Indians and attack anything bringing mail. This leads to an Indian war. White Eagle, a pony express rider, exchanges his buckskins for his native Indian garb, and sets out to end the war.
A simple-minded wrestler falls for a woman with a dark secret.
After killing a friend in a gunfight, Jeff Douglas quits the Texas Rangers. He arrives at the Kenyon ranch just as Jonathan Kenyon apparently commits suicide. He and Janet Kenyon then become the new half owners. At first he refuses to wear a gun and is believed to be a coward, but as trouble mounts he straps it on once again.
Wanted for a murder he didn't commit, Camp O'Neill escapes and assumes a different identity becoming foreman on Molly McCall's ranch. Banker Houseman is after the ranch for the oil he knows is there and is trying to keep her from paying off the note. To add to the trouble O'Neill has in fighting Houseman's men, Jim Hunter who is the real killer arrives to identify O'Neill and collect the reward.
A crusading doctor fights his way through tragedy to find his true calling.
Bob plays football badly so his father Coach Dudley, his girlfriend Dorothy and his school reject him. He joins a rival college team and aims to defeat his dad's team.
Architect Gordon Wales finds fellow apartmenthouse resident Joan Marsh locked out and flirts with her. When she is murdered evidence points to him. He and Joan's roommate Noreen become involved.
An accident sends a modern repairman back in time to King Arthur's court.
A young mountaineer leads hundreds of settlers on a difficult journey from the Mississippi River to California.
John Randall is an Army cadet at West Point. His younger brother Paul is a midshipman at the Naval Academy. John contrives to help Paul's timid romantic interest in Nancy Wayne by pretending to be interested in her himself. Paul, however, takes offense, and determines to beat his brother in the Army-Navy football game on purely personal grounds. Meanwhile, Paul and fellow midshipman Albert Price are hazed and tormented by upperclassmen.
Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student. Notable as the first movie in which John Wayne gets billing (as Duke Morrison).
The story relates the experiences of Elisabeth McQueeney, a mother hen to a group of beautiful dancing girls, as they tour the West. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "Wagon Train," Elisabeth and her girls board the train headed for Nevada, on the pretense of beginning a girls' finish
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