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The Adventures of Mark Twain

Frederic March, Alexis Smith
The Adventures of Mark Twain, starring Fredric March, Alexis Smith Review of The Adventures of Mark Twain  I’ve often said that Hollywood takes enormous liberties with biographies.  That’s true in The Adventures of Mark Twain as well.  But that doesn’t mean that it’s not a very enjoyable movie.  It...
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Damnation Alley

Damnation Alley (1977) starring George Peppard, Jan-Michael Vincent
Damnation Alley (1977) starring George Peppard, Jan-Michael Vincent Synopsis of Damnation Alley  Damnation Alley – In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all-terrain vehicles.
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Separate Tables

Separate Tables (1958) starring Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster, Wendy Hiller
Separate Tables (1958) starring Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster, Wendy Hiller Synopsis of Separate Tables  A look into the lives of several residents at a seaside hotel where guest have their meals at separate tables. They all share one trait – loneliness.  John Malcolm is a...
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The Whales of August

The Whales of August (1987) starring Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern
The Whales of August (1987) starring Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern Synopsis of The Whales of August The Whales of August – Summer in Maine: things are changing. Two elderly widowed sister share a seaside home there.  Whales no longer pass close to the shore as...
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Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts - Houdini's Secret - Guy Pierce - Catherine Zeta Jones - magic is inescapable - "A Masterful Work"
Death Defying Acts (2007) starring Guy Pierce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan The movie  Death Defying Acts is a Hollywood fantasy, based very loosely on the life of Harry Houdini.   The basic plot of the movie has Harry Houdini crusading against false psychics (which was true), offering a...
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The Young in Heart

The Young in Heart (1941) starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke, Paulette Goddard
The Young in Heart (1938) starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke, Paulette Goddard Synopsis of The Young in Heart Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.
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The Story of Ruth

The Story of Ruth (1960) starring Elena Eden, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors, Tom Tryon, Stuart Whitman
The Story of Ruth (1960) starring Elena Eden, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors, Tom Tryon, Stuart Whitman Synopsis of The Story of Ruth Inspired by the Biblical story. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in...
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The Penalty

The Penalty, starring Lon Chaney, Ethel Grey Terry
The Penalty, starring Lon Chaney, Ethel Grey Terry Synopsis of The Penaty In The Penalty, Lon Chaney stars as Blizzard a criminal mastermind crippled in his childhood by a young doctor’s mistake. He takes his revenge on the world through his crimes. But is the person he has become his fault...
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Marooned 1969

Marooned (1969) starring  Gregory Peck, David Janssen, Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman, Mariette Hartley
Marooned (1969) starring  Gregory Peck, David Janssen, Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman Synopsis of Marooned Gripping, yet starkly realistic, portrayal of three astronauts on an extended special mission who find themselves unable to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. As the oxygen supply diminishes, the stranded astronauts must face the inevitability of...
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Hangmen Also Die

Hangmen Also Die, by Fritz Lang, starring Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Gene Lockhart, Anna Lee
Hangmen Also Die! (1943), by Fritz Lang, starring Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Gene Lockhart, Anna Lee Synopsis of Hangmen Also Die Hangmen Also Die is set in occupied Czechoslovakia.  It revolves around the successful plot by the Czech resistance to assassinate Deputy Reich-Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Hangman Reinhard Heydrich.  And the...
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