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‘Pressure Point’ - Sidney Poitier’s Overlooked "Roots of Racism" Drama - Coming to Blu-Ray/DVD in Feb.

2 December 2015 9:45 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Like a lot of actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Sidney Poitier’s movie career is made of popular hits, some box office flops, a really bad film here and there, and, from time to time, some little-known, overlooked or forgotten films that deserve a second or even a third look. One of those films is the 1962 drama "Pressure Point," produced by Stanley Kramer, who later went on to direct one of Poitier’s most popular films, such as "The Defiant Ones" and "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner." "Pressure Point" was directed by the truly unique Hubert Cornfield, the son of a movie studio executive, who was a close friend of the French directors »

- Sergio

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‘Plunder Road’ is a fast paced, ruthlessly efficient heist adventure

20 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Plunder Road

Written by Steven Ritch

Directed by Hubert Cornfield

U.S.A., 1957

It is a wet, late night. Raindrops fall down on the sleepy Utah countryside like a hail of bullets on a battlefield. Five men in two trucks drive silently to a mysterious location, each wrestling internally with the rising tension befitting a major heist scheme. They are Eddie (Gene Raymond), Commando (Wayne Morris), Skeets (Elisha Cook Jr.), Roly (Stafford Repp) and Frankie (Steven Ritch, who also serves as screenwriter). Amidst the impressive storm they successfully halt a speeding train, blow up the outside wall to one of its cars and make away from a hefty sum of gold bullion. This is but the first part of their plan, for now the group must traverse police roadblocks along the way to the City of Angels, all while under the guise of various types of truck drivers (liquid chemical transportation, »

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