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Human Monster, The (1939) -- Growing Thames Death Toll Opening with one of several bits of impressive London location work, a body afloat then affronted police, lectured by Commissioner George Street, especially to Hugh Williams as detective Holt, in Dark Eyes Of London, 1939, also known by its Hollywood title, The Human Monster, starring Bela Lugosi.
Human Monster, The (1939) -- Dearborn's Home For The Destitute Blind Having just dismissed a suspicious copper, Bela Lugosi as insurance impresario Dr. Orloff, takes a shot of something, whereupon we follow Lou (Arthur Owen) to the blind home, greeted by creepy Jake (Wilfred Walter), then joining proprietor Dearborn, who might (?) also be Lugosi, in Dark Eyes Of London, 1939, a.k.a. The Human Monster.
Human Monster, The (1939) -- Your English Police Are Wonderful! Again on location in London, introducing second-billed, Norwegian-born Greta Gynt, as Diana, daughter of a murder victim, escorted by colorful Chicago cop Grogan (Alexander Field), greeted by his befuddled Scotland Yard minder Holt (Hugh Williams), in Dark Eyes Of London, 1939, a.k.a. The Human Monster, starring Bela Lugosi.
Human Monster, The (1939) -- Brilliant But Unbalanced Cut to first scene for Bela Lugosi (who sailed all the way to London for this one picture), as Dr. Orloff, his relation to murders reported in the previous scene not quite explained as yet, making a loan to Gerald Pring as Stuart, in Dark Eyes Of London, 1939, a.k.a. The Human Monster.
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) -- I'm Kinda New At This Job Busy scene by director John Frankenheimer, Marco (Frank Sinatra) is press aide to the defense secretary (Barry Kelley), who is ambushed by Senator Iselin (James Gregory), husband of Angela Lansbury, the scheming mom of his fellow Korean War POW friend, in The Manchurian Candidate, 1962.
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) -- Can You See The Red Queen? By outward appearances Raymond (Laurence Harvey), returned Korean War POW, is doing well, here coming home to a letter from Corporal Melvin (James Edwards), then his first alarming phone call, proposing solitaire, in The Manchurian Candidate, 1962, from George Axelrod's screenplay.
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) -- My Two Little Boys Early on, we know only that returning Korean War hero Raymond (Laurence Harvey) was part of a squad kidnapped by the enemy, his mother (Angela Lansbury) and her husband, dopey senator Iselin (James Gregory), stealing the march, in John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate, 1962.
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) -- Our American Visitors First scene for Marco (Frank Sinatra) since his capture in the Korean War, and first look at his dream, with the garden club lady (Maye Henderson), Chinese brain-washer Yen Lo (Khigh Dheigh), and fellow prisoner Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), among others, in The Manchurian Candidate, 1962.
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) -- Are You Arabic? Now on an leave from his Army P-R job after nearly cracking-up over his recurring Korean War prison camp dream, Marco (Frank Sinatra) meets sympathetic but wholly un-connected train passenger Rosie (Janet Leigh), in The Manchurian Candidate, 1962, from the Richard Condon novel.
Criss Cross (1949) -- Everything That Went Before Director Robert Siodmak’s high octane opening, Burt Lancaster as Steve and Yvonne De Carlo as Anna, urgent and passionate outside a Los Angeles night club, her husband the seething “Slim” (Dan Duryea) giving the headwaiter (Vincent Renno) a hard time, in Criss Cross, 1949.
Criss Cross (1949) -- He Tries To Work It Out The bit-player cast as the dance partner of Anna (Yvonne De Carlo) is Tony Curtis, duly mesmerized as she digs into “Jungle Fantasy” by Puerto Rican musician Esy Morales and his band, Burt Lancaster as her ex-husband Steve narrating the back-story, in Robert Siodmak’s Criss Cross, 1949.
Criss Cross (1949) -- It All Went One Way Heretofore 100% honest armored car driver Steve (Burt Lancaster) with colleague and family friend Pop (Griff Barnett) not knowing about the heist, recalls his ex-wife (Yvonne DeCarlo) and how he first got involved, Percy Helton the bartender, in Robert Siodmak’s Criss Cross, 1949.

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