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Stranger on the Third Floor

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Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook Jr.

In The Stranger on the Third Floor, an aspiring journalist testifies that he saw a young man at the scene of a brutal killing. The man is sentenced to death. The journalist worries that he’s responsible for the death of an innocent man. He begins his own investigation with his girlfriend. But they soon find themselves threatened by a mysterious stranger …

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The House on Haunted Hill (1958)

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The House on Haunted Hill (1958) starring Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr., Julie Mitchum, Leona Anderson, Howard Hoffman

The House on Haunted Hill is, simply, a delight. The basic premise has millionaire (Vincent Price) invite a group of individuals to spend the night in a haunted house. A house where numerous murders occurred. All to amuse the millionaire”s bored wife (Carol Olmart). Each invitee is being offered a small fortune … if they survive the night.

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Papa’s Delicate Condition

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Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963) starring Jackie Gleason, Glynis Johns, Charles Ruggles, Linda Bruhl

In Papa’s Delicate Condition, t the turn of the century in a small Texas town an amiable family man gets in a scrape when he drinks too much.

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Chicago Confidential

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Chicago Confidential (1957) starring Brian Keith, Dick Foran, Beverly Garland, Elisha Cook Jr.

Chicago Confidential is one of those films that wouldn’t be produced today.   It’s not that it’s a film noir.  The basic plot has an honest Illinois District Attorney. Played well by Brian Keith. He’s investigating a murder seemingly committed by a Union head played by Dick Foran.   Foran’s character is innocent. His girlfriend, convincingly played by Beverly Garland, is instrumental in convincing Keith after the conviction.

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