Connections: Bells of San Angelo

Connecting a series of movies through the second billed performers in each movie.
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1.
Bells of San Angelo (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine. (78 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
2.
Springtime in the Sierras (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A gang, headed by evil Stephanie Bachelor, is slaughtering game out of season. Roy finds the freezer where the meat is kept, but baddie Roy Barcroft finds him there. A famous fight takes place in the freezer. Roy, of course, wins it. (75 mins.)
Director: William Witney
“ Connected to "Bells of San Angelo" by Andy Devine ” - smitty008
 
3.
On the Old Spanish Trail (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
With a $10,000 note Roy co-signed for the Pioneers due, Roy plans to get the money from the reward for the capture of the Gypsy... (75 mins.)
Director: William Witney
“ Connected to "Springtime in the Sierras" by Jane Frazee. ” - smitty008
 
4.
The Gay Ranchero (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song... (72 mins.)
Director: William Witney
“ Connected to "On the Old Spanish Trail" by Tito Guizar. ” - smitty008
 
5.
Under California Stars (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom. (70 mins.)
Director: William Witney
“ Connected to "The Gay Ranchero" by Jane Frazee. ” - smitty008
 
6.
Night Time in Nevada (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The bad guy steals a gold mine from his partner and then murders him. Next he turns to rustling cattle. (67 mins.)
Director: William Witney
“ Connected to "Under California Stars" by Andy Devine. ” - smitty008
 
7.
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus. (106 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
“ Connected to "Night Time in Nevada" by Adele Mara. ” - smitty008
 
8.
Song of India (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young arrogant Indian prince and his girl decide to hunt animals in the forbidden jungle for a zoo. A local boy helps the captured animals and confronts the prince. (77 mins.)
“ Connected to "Wake of the Red Witch" by Gail Russell ” - smitty008
 
9.
Prisoners of the Casbah (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A typical Sam Katzman sand-and-sandals saga that is better than his later "Harem Scarum" only because this one doesn't have Elvis Presley... (78 mins.)
Director: Richard L. Bare
 
10.
Vera Cruz (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Connected to "Prisoners of the Casbah" by Cesar Romero. ” - smitty008
 
11.
The Kentuckian (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant. (104 mins.)
Director: Burt Lancaster
“ Connected to "Vera Cruz" by Burt Lancaster. ” - smitty008
 
12.
Monkey on My Back (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The true story of Barney Ross, a World War II hero and champion professional boxer, who became addicted to morphine. (94 mins.)
Director: André De Toth
“ Connected to "The Kentuckian" by Dianne Foster. ” - smitty008
 
13.
The Unknown Terror (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A woman leads an expedition into a remote jungle to find her long-lost brother, but instead finds a mad scientist who has created a fungus monster that feeds on the local inhabitants. (76 mins.)
“ Connected to "Monkey on my Back" by Paul Richards. ” - smitty008
 
14.
Death in Small Doses (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers. (79 mins.)
“ Connected to "The Unknown Terror" by Mala Powers. ” - smitty008
 
15.
The Hired Gun (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle... (63 mins.)
Director: Ray Nazarro
 
16.
Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
On a small South Pacific island during WW2, various US Navy P.R. personnel pass the time romancing the nurses and the native girls while trying to avoid front line Sea Duty. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Connected to "The Hired Gun" by Anne Francis. ” - smitty008
 
17.
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles... (87 mins.)
Director: Jesse Hibbs
“ Connected to "Don't Go Near the Water" by Gia Scala. ” - smitty008
 
18.
Onionhead (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After his girlfriend Jo refuses to make a commitment to their relationship, Al Woods decides to enlist and finds himself in the US Coast Guard... (111 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Connected to "Ride a Crooked Trail" by Walter Matthau. ” - smitty008
 
19.
Hell Bent for Leather (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit. (82 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
“ Connected to "Onionhead" by Felicia Farr. ” - smitty008
 
20.
Requiem for a Gunfighter (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(91 mins.)
“ Connected to "Hell Bent for Leather" by Steven McNally. ” - smitty008
 
21.
7 Women (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Legendary director John Ford's final film involving seven dedicated missionary women in China circa 1935 trying to protect themselves from the advances of a Mongolian barbaric warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors. (87 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Connected to "Requiem for a Gunfighter" by Mike Mazurki. ” - smitty008
 
22.
The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mordecai Jones is a rural con artist (a 'flim-flam man') who takes on a young army deserter; Curley as his protege... (104 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Connected to "7 Women" by Sue Lyon. ” - smitty008
 
23.
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead. (92 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
“ Connected to "The Flim-Flam Man" by Harry Morgan. ” - smitty008
 
24.
Rivals (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Scott Jacoby, as a boy with an unhealthy and pathological attachment to his divorced mother, becomes...
Director: Krishna Shah
“ Connected to "Support Your Local Sheriff!" by Joan Hackett. ” - smitty008
 
25.
The Gypsy (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Hugo Sennart is a French Gypsy, wanted by the police for theft. The same inspector who's searching for him is also looking for a jewel thief... (102 mins.)
Director: José Giovanni
“ Connected to "Rivals" by Robert Klein. ” - smitty008
 
26.
“ Connected to "The Gypsy" by Paul Meurisse. ” - smitty008
 
27.
Dracula and Son (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world... (96 mins.)
“ Connected to "The Education in Love of Valentin" by Bernard Menez. ” - smitty008
 
28.
Maxim's Porter (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Claude Vital
“ Connected to "Dracula and Son" by Marie-Hélène Breillat. ” - smitty008
 
29.
Some Like It Cool (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
While hiding from the royal authorities, Jacomo Casanova, the famous romancer, encounters his look-alike: Jacomino... (104 mins.)
Director: Franz Antel
“ Connected to "Maxim's Porter" by Jean Lefebvre. ” - smitty008
 
30.
Killer Fish (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold. (101 mins.)
“ Connected to "Some Like it Cool" by Marisa Berenson. ” - smitty008
 
31.
Separate Ways (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Avedis
“ Connected to "Killer Fish" by Karen Black. ” - smitty008
 
32.
City Heat (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder. (93 mins.)
“ Connected to "Separate Ways" by Tony Lo Bianco. ” - smitty008
 
33.
Stick (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Ernest 'Stick' Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour... (109 mins.)
Director: Burt Reynolds
“ Connected to "City Heat" by Burt Reynolds. ” - smitty008
 
34.
Miss Congeniality (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event. (109 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
“ Connected to "Stick" by Candace Bergen. ” - smitty008
 
35.
Last Orders (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of old friends reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew. (109 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ Connected to "Miss Congeniality" by Michael Caine. ” - smitty008
 
36.
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle. (132 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
“ Connected to "Last Orders" by Tom Courtenay ” - smitty008
 
37.
Sylvia (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. (110 mins.)
Director: Christine Jeffs
“ Connected to "Nicholas Nickleby" by Andrew Havill. ” - smitty008
 
38.
Spooked (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A thriller loosely based on Ian Wishart's book The Paradise Conspiracy, about the mysterious death of a New Zealander who happened upon international banking records after purchasing a used computer. (94 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
“ Connected to "Sylvia" by Alison Bruce. Second billed was Christopher Hobbs. As this was his last credited role, here the list ends. ” - smitty008