Connections: 3:10 to Yuma

Connecting a series of movies through the second billed performers in each movie.
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1.
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
2.
They Came to Cordura (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommended soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ Connected to "3:10 to Yuma" through Van Heflin. ” - smitty008
 
3.
The Story on Page One (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Jo Morris' marriage turned sour and heartless, she found sympathy and companionship with widower Larry Ellis... (123 mins.)
Director: Clifford Odets
“ Connected to "They Came to Cordura" through Rita Hayworth. ” - smitty008
 
4.
That Touch of Mink (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage. (99 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
“ Connected to "The Story on Page One" through Gig Young. ” - smitty008
 
5.
Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A debt-ridden circus is saved by a well-meaning but inept publicity man. (123 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Connected to "That Touch of Mink" by Doris Day. ” - smitty008
 
6.
Lisa (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch policeman helps smuggle a Jewish woman into British Palestine. (112 mins.)
Director: Philip Dunne
“ Connected to "Billy Rose's Jumbo" by Steven Boyd. ” - smitty008
 
7.
Come Fly with Me (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Three stewardesses combine their work crossing the Atlantic with searching for rich, handsome men to marry. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
“ Connected to "Lisa" by Dolores Hart. ” - smitty008
 
8.
Love Has Many Faces (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Rich playgirl Kit Jordan (nee Katherine Lawson Chandler) is in Acapulco vacationing with her current husband... (104 mins.)
“ Connected to "Come Fly with Me" by Hugh O'Brian. ” - smitty008
 
9.
The Honey Pot (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises... (150 mins.)
“ Connected to "Love Has Many Faces" by Cliff Robertson. ” - smitty008
 
10.
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business. (123 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ Connected to "The Honey Pot" by Susan Hayward. ” - smitty008
 
11.
Me, Natalie (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young woman struggles for independence. (111 mins.)
Director: Fred Coe
“ Connected to "Valley of the Dolls" by Patty Duke. ” - smitty008
 
12.
The Final Countdown (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
“ Connected to "Me, Natalie" by James Farentino ” - smitty008
 
13.
Loophole (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults. (105 mins.)
Director: John Quested
“ Connected to "The Final Countdown" by Martin Sheen. ” - smitty008
 
14.
Yellowbeard (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure... (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
“ Connected to "Loophole" by Susannah York. ” - smitty008
 
15.
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ Connected to "Yellowbeard" by Peter Boyle. ” - smitty008
 
16.
Wise Guys (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows. (100 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Connected to "Johnny Dangerously" by Joe Piscopo. ” - smitty008
 
17.
The Pick-up Artist (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia. (81 mins.)
Director: James Toback
“ Connected to "Wise Guys" by Harvey Keitel. ” - smitty008
 
18.
Less Than Zero (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (98 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
“ Connected to "The Pick-up Artist" by Robert Downey, Jr. ” - smitty008
 
19.
The Lost Boys (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Connected to "Less than Zero" by Jami Gertz. ” - smitty008
 
20.
The Beast of War (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Soviet tank and its warring crew become separated from their patrol and lost in an Afghan valley with a group of vengeance-seeking rebels on their tracks. (111 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Connected to "The Lost Boys" by Jason Patric. ” - smitty008
 
21.
Gleaming the Cube (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications... (100 mins.)
Director: Graeme Clifford
“ Connected to "The Beast of War" by Steven Bauer. ” - smitty008
 
22.
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base... (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ Connected to "Gleaming the Cube" by Richard Herd. ” - smitty008
 
23.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
“ Connected to "Sgt. Bilko" by Dan Aykroyd. ” - smitty008
 
24.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Connected to "Grosse Pointe Blank" by Minni Hunter. ” - smitty008
 
25.
Flubber (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance. (93 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
“ Connected to "Good Will Hunting" through Robin Williams. ” - smitty008
 
26.
Desperate Measures (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son... (100 mins.)
“ Connected to "Flubber" by Marcia Gay Harden. ” - smitty008
 
27.
Just the Ticket (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A ticket scalper wants to make one last big deal on the pope's visit to finally do something worthwhile about his relationship. (115 mins.)
Director: Richard Wenk
“ Connected to "Desperate Measures" by Andy Garcia. ” - smitty008
 
28.
Muppets from Space (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Hill
“ Connected to "Just the Ticket" by Andie MacDowell. ” - smitty008
 
29.
Finding Forrester (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (136 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Connected to "Muppets from Space" through F. Murray Abraham. ” - smitty008
 
30.
Coach Carter (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
“ Connected to "Finding Forrester" by Rob Brown. ” - smitty008
 
31.
The Comebacks (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed, no "I" in "team"! (84 mins.)
Director: Tom Brady
“ Connected to "Coach Carter" by Robert Ri'chard. The second billed was Carl Weathers. This is the last film he is credited with, so here the list ends. ” - smitty008