Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting ... See full summary »
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John M. Stahl
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged. While he waits to witness their execution, they escape; and the... See full summary »
Walking down twenty-seven flights of stairs after the power goes out in the New York City office building he is in, David Stillwell emerges outside on the ground level to find that a man he didn't know either jumped or was pushed out a window to his death. That man was Charles Calvin, the head of Unidyne, a humanitarian organization that works toward world peace. David notices other unusual goings-on. What he considers his normal routine that others he knows should recognize, don't. People that he doesn't know seem to know him, such as the beautiful young woman with who he walked down the stairs but who ran off when they got to the bottom. And things that he thought he saw or thought he knew end up not being the case, such as the multiple sub-basement levels he thought were in that office building which don't seem to exist in the clear light of day. When he finally thinks about it, he believes he has some form of amnesia. As an example, he knows that he works as a cost accountant, but... Written by
Josephson, if you heard I was taking a cruise the islands, why did you call?
I didn't know what time you'd be leaving and I didn't want you to go without saying aloha, boobie.
Well, save that boobie-baby-sweetie, I'm not going.
Oh, that's too bad. I hear the weather is gorgeous down there.
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For a black and white suspense cerebral who-dun-it
I was so amazed at the perplexity of the plot. I recorded the movie so that I could stop and rewind to catch up. It was difficult to follow with all the commercial interruptions, but TVo is well worth the investment, especially when it comes to movies of this caliber.
I enjoyed watching the up and coming Walter Mathow in this thriller. Suspenseful and motivating. A movie that stops and makes you think. No special effects, no interrupting awe-inspiring scenery or set decorating. Just the black and white to get to to pay attention to the plight of the characters and the draw of the plot! A very rare find!
The acting of a very talented artist, Gregory Peck, leads a not-so familiar cast in this mind-blowing thriller. Not a horror thriller, not a "cover-your-eyes" thriller, not a gory thriller, but a cerebral thriller, one that keeps you thinking. Can you predict the next scene, can you predict the characters next line, what's he going to do with that thing?
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