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Golden Age of Hollywood, Part II
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Another Playlist of films dedicated to the Golden Age of Hollywood era…movies made in the 40ies, 50ies & 60ies


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Movie: Heaven Can Wait ( 1943 )
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
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Movie: On the Riviera ( 1951 )
An American entertainer impersonates a wealthy aviator and flirts with his lookalike's neglected wife.
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Movie: Anchors Aweigh ( 1945 )
Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.
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Movie: Island in the Sun ( 1957 )
Set during the 1950s on a British-ruled Caribbean island, this drama deals with local politics, interracial relationships, social inequality, racism, adultery and murder.
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Movie: Sunset Blvd. ( 1950 )
A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.
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Movie: Gypsy ( 1962 )
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
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Movie: Houdini ( 1953 )
The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.
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Movie: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ( 1953 )
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
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Movie: The Seven Year Itch ( 1955 )
When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.
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Movie: Some Like It Hot ( 1959 )
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
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Movie: Bus Stop ( 1956 )
A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.
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Movie: Funny Face ( 1957 )
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.
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Movie: How Green Was My Valley ( 1942 )
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
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Movie: North West Frontier ( 1959 )
In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.
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Movie: River of No Return ( 1954 )
The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.
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Movie: The Misfits ( 1961 )
A divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle.
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Movie: Let's Make Love ( 1960 )
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
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Movie: The Defiant Ones ( 1958 )
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
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Movie: The Vikings ( 1958 )
A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess.
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Movie: Vertigo ( 1958 )
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
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Movie: Rope ( 1948 )
Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.
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Movie: Lifeboat ( 1944 )
Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it.
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Movie: Tortilla Flat ( 1942 )
Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.
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Movie: Men of Boys Town ( 1941 )
Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy return in this sequel to the original Boys Town. This time the school faces financial trouble as Father Flanagan tries to help every little boy he meets. Larry Nunn and Dwayne Hickman join in this time around as Flanagan discovers a reform school that has neither reforming nor schooling. It's up to Flanagan, Whitey, and the rest of the school to teach them there's no such thing as a bad boy.
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Movie: Plymouth Adventure ( 1952 )
Trials and tribulations beset the one hundred odd settlers that journey to Virginia in 1620 including unexpectedly arriving in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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Movie: The Pied Piper of Hamelin ( 1957 )
Overwhelmed by rats, a medieval town hires a magical piper who can rid the town of the pest in exchange for gold but the crooked mayor has no intention of honoring the deal.
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Movie: Yours, Mine and Ours ( 1968 )
A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.
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Movie: The High and the Mighty ( 1954 )
When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.
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Movie: To Be or Not to Be ( 1942 )
During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.
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Movie: Call Northside 777 ( 1948 )
Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.
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Movie: D-Day the Sixth of June ( 1956 )
En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman.
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Movie: Anastasia ( 1956 )
An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.
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Movie: The Nun's Story ( 1959 )
After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.
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Movie: Sabrina ( 1954 )
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
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Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's ( 1961 )
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
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Movie: Roman Holiday ( 1953 )
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
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Movie: He Ran All the Way ( 1951 )
Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.
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Movie: The Postman Always Rings Twice ( 1946 )
A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.
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Movie: Honky Tonk ( 1941 )
Fast-talking con-man and grifter Candy Johnson rises to be the corrupt boss of Yellow Creek, but his wife's alcoholic father tries to set things right.
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Movie: The Three Musketeers ( 1948 )
D'Artagnan (Gene Kelly) and his Musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Cardinal Richelieu (Vincent Price) to usurp King Louis XIII's (Frank Morgan's) power.
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Movie: Joan of Arc ( 1949 )
The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.
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Movie: For Whom the Bell Tolls ( 1944 )
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
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Movie: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness ( 1958 )
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin. and even winning the heart of mixed-race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives.
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Movie: Jet Pilot ( 1957 )
Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.
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Movie: Bye Bye Birdie ( 1963 )
A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.
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Movie: Rage in Heaven ( 1941 )
Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and more erratic and his jealousy of Ward increases.
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Movie: Europe '51 ( 1953 )
A wealthy woman becomes obsessed with humanitarianism when her young son dies after committing suicide.
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Movie: Knute Rockne All American ( 1940 )
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
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Movie: Rawhide ( 1951 )
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.
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Movie: Brigham Young ( 1940 )
In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.
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Movie: My Friend Flicka ( 1943 )
Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay. Ken's mother, Nell, manages to persuade his father Rob to let him choose a colt from the herd for himself. He instead chooses a sorrel chestnut filly, who becomes injured soon after. Can Ken nurse the filly back to full health?
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Movie: Lassie Come Home ( 1944 )
After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.
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Movie: The Luck of the Irish ( 1948 )
Following American reporter Stephen Fitzgerald from Ireland to New York, a grateful leprechaun acts as the newsman's servant and conscience.
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Movie: North to Alaska ( 1960 )
During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.
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Movie: The Three Faces of Eve ( 1957 )
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.
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Movie: Western Union ( 1941 )
When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.
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Movie: Hello, Dolly! ( 1969 )
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
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Movie: The Mark of Zorro ( 1940 )
A young Spanish aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.
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Movie: Demetrius and the Gladiators ( 1954 )
In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers.
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Movie: Tarzan and the Leopard Woman ( 1946 )
As a spate of leopard attacks causes panic, a sceptical Tarzan joins a hunting expedition, only to face a pagan cult of Leopard-God worshippers and their fiendish High-Priestess. Can he escape the sharp claws of the savage Leopard Woman?
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Movie: Tarzan Triumphs ( 1943 )
As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the secret city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can the powerful King of the Jungle and his trusted companions--Cheeta, and Buli--save them?
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Movie: Tarzan's New York Adventure ( 1942 )
Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.
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Movie: Tarzan and His Mate ( 1934 )
The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well.
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Movie: The Prisoner of Zenda ( 1952 )
An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.
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Movie: Once Upon a Time ( 1944 )
A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar.
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Movie: 3:10 to Yuma ( 1957 )
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
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Movie: Sahara ( 1943 )
After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water.
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Movie: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ( 1963 )
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
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Movie: Mildred Pierce ( 1945 )
A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.
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Movie: Berserk ( 1968 )
A scheming circus owner finds her authority challenged when the show is targeted by a vicious killer.
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Movie: A Night to Remember ( 1942 )
A mystery writer and his newlywed wife move into a Greenwich Village apartment and find themselves with a corpse and a half dozen red herrings.
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Movie: The Wackiest Ship in the Army ( 1960 )
During WW2, Lt. Rip Crandall, who was a yachtsman before the war, takes command of the USS Echo, a sailing ship, for a secret mission in waters patrolled by Japanese warships.
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Movie: King Richard and the Crusaders ( 1954 )
While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard the Lionheart (George Sanders) battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin (Sir Rex Harrison).
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Movie: The Black Rose ( 1950 )
A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.
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Movie: Pal Joey ( 1957 )
Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now rich widow Vera Simpson, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda is a "mouse on the chorus line" and built like there's no tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home -- just the right ingredient to louse up Joey's cushy set up.
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Movie: The Notorious Landlady ( 1962 )
An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.
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Movie: Ziegfeld Follies ( 1946 )
The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.
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Movie: Legend of the Lost ( 1957 )
American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.
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Movie: The Fall of the Roman Empire ( 1964 )
The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.
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Movie: El Cid ( 1961 )
The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.
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Movie: The Millionairess ( 1960 )
A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.
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Movie: Pushover ( 1954 )
Undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they double-cross the hood and the cops.
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Movie: The Man with the Golden Arm ( 1956 )
A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.
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Movie: Androcles and the Lion ( 1953 )
Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion.
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Movie: The Fat Man ( 1951 )
A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.
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Movie: The Outsider ( 1962 )
Tony Curtis plays an Indian (Nicknamed "Chief" by other soldiers) who fights in WWII and helps to raise the flag at Iwo Jima.
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Movie: Seven Rebel Gladiators ( 1965 )
The ruthless Roman tribune, Vadio, joins forces with the evil Morakeb to take over the throne of Aristea, usurping King Krontal and stealing away his lovely daughter in the process. Meanwhile, Marco Aulo, now a Roman centurion, comes to Aristea to learn where his legions war funds have gone. Vadio has him framed for treason and is thrown into the arena to fight a group of six formidable gladiators. During the fights, Marco refuses to kill those he defeats until finally, he himself loses after exhaustion takes its toll. Admiring this man, the six warriors join him and together they escape Vadio's clutches and plot to free the kingdom from the two conspiring killers.
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Movie: Manhunt of Mystery Island ( 1945 )
The creator of a scientific device is kidnapped, and his daughter enlists the help of a private detective whose investigations lead them to a remote Pacific isle where they confront the evil and shocking descendants of a long-dead pirate.
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Movie: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ( 1961 )
When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.
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Movie: Casbah ( 1948 )
The life, Loves and Adventures of a classic Casbah thief.
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Movie: The Face of Fu Manchu ( 1965 )
Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility of the fiendish Fu Manchu may not be dead after all, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A killer spray made from Tibetan berries seems to be involved and clues keep leading back to the Thames.
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Movie: The Brides of Fu Manchu ( 1966 )
Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnapping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world. But Fu's archenemy, Sir Denis Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen.
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Movie: All American ( 1954 )
Nick Bonelli, quarterback for Mid-State, proves himself an All American in the championship, but his parents die in an auto accident coming to the game. Nick decides to transfer to Sheridan University to pursue his real interest of studying architecture. His decision not to join the football team causes considerable friction for him at his new alma mater, particularly with Howard Carter who sees him as a rival. Romantic interests complicate Nick's life and he must make decisions about his future.
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Movie: Guns Girls and Gangsters ( 1959 )
In Las Vegas, a group of assorted criminals plans the robbery of an armored truck hauling casino money to the bank.
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Movie: Valentino ( 1951 )
Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino makes it big in silent Hollywood, but he ends up struggling between his career and the woman he loves.
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Movie: Viva Las Vegas ( 1964 )
Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin.
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Movie: Roustabout ( 1964 )
After a singer loses his job at a coffee shop, he finds employment at a struggling carnival, but his attempted romance with a teenager leads to friction with her father.
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Movie: Love Me Tender ( 1956 )
At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.
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Movie: Jailhouse Rock ( 1957 )
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
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Movie: King Creole ( 1958 )
A rebellious young man takes a job as a nightclub singer to make ends meet, attracting the attention of a local crime boss.
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