Highest Rated Feature Film Writer Titles With Daniel Mainwaring
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1. Out of the Past (1947)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
4. The Phenix City Story (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.
5. The Tall Target (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A New York City detective, traveling by train between New York and Baltimore, tries to foil an on-board plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln before he reaches Baltimore to give a major pre-Inauguration speech in 1861.
8. Thunderstorm (1956)
84 min | Drama
A beautiful slim blonde named Maria is saved from the sea by some fishermen. They take her to their small village and quickly start lusting after her. This leads to infighting and soon all hell breaks loose.
9. The Lawless (1950)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.
10. The Desperado (1954)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Drama, Romance
From 1870 to 1873, Texas suffered under the carpetbag administration of reconstructionist Governor E. J. Davis (the name and the stated conditions was about the last of anything authentic ... See full summary »
11. Secrets of the Underground (1942)
Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, War
With the help of a WAAC group, Mr. District Attorny smashes a Nazi spy-ring that is selling counterfeit War Stamps and Bonds.
13. Walk Like a Dragon (1960)
Approved | 95 min | Action, Romance, Western
California, 1870s. The cowboy Lincoln 'Linc' Bartlett finds out there's a slave auction of Chinese women in San Francisco and he intervenes and purchases the Chinese Kim Sung from the ... See full summary »
14. Roughshod (1949)
Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Wrangler Clay Phillips and his younger brother Steve are taking horses to their ranch near Sonora when they come across four dance hall girls heading the same way with a wrecked buggy. One ... See full summary »
15. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.
17. Powder River (1953)
Approved | 78 min | Western
In 1875, ex-lawman Chino Bull becomes temporary town marshal when his gold prospecting partner is robbed and killed in Powder River country but Chino runs into the murderous Logan brothers.
20. Crime by Night (1944)
Approved | 72 min | Drama, Mystery
Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a ... See full summary »
22. No Hands on the Clock (1941)
Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding ... See full summary »
23. The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (1965)
84 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
An astute businesswoman is completely devoted to her faithless husband, who must kill her to carry on with her pretty young niece. It turns out that the dead don't die so easily.
24. Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958)
Passed | 78 min | Western
Notorious outlaw Cole Younger is the only witness who can clear Kit Caswell of false murder charges leveled against him by jealous rival Jan Merlin who covets Caswell's girl, Abby Dalton.
26. Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)
Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western
After violently attacking a fellow officer Lt. Edward Garnett, cavalry Captain Kern Shafter is court martialled. Later, he rejoins the army with Custer's regiment at Fort Lincoln, Dakota, becoming a sergeant, where he runs into his old foe.
27. A Bullet for Joey (1955)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.
28. The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
Not Rated | 104 min | Western
1863. Texas Ranger Todd Croyden and Union spy Whitney Randolph cross into Mexico to investigate a growing struggle for power between the French-supported Maximilian and the native-born ... See full summary »
29. Against All Odds (1984)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.
Votes: 9,278 | Gross: $25.10M
30. The Last Outpost (1951)
Passed | 89 min | Western
Despite their fighting on opposite sides during the Civil War, brothers Vance and Jeb Britton have to set their differences aside in order to survive an Indian attack.
32. The George Raft Story (1961)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama
Dancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where ... See full summary »
34. Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941)
Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
P. Cadwallader Jones (James Ellison), assistant district attorney and his sweetheart Terry Parker (Virginia Gilmore), a newspaper reporter, are about to be married when news comes that ... See full summary »
35. This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
Approved | 100 min | Drama
A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to ... See full summary »
37. Big Town Scandal (1948)
Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama
Steve Wilson, crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne battles against the core of the city's vice - its young ... See full summary »
39. Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »
40. Tokyo Rose (1946)
Passed | 69 min | Adventure, War
An American prisoner-of-war in Tokyo, manages to escape and hooks up with the Japanese underground. He plans to kill Tokyo Rose because one of her broadcasts led to the death of a buddy. ... See full summary »
41. Dangerous Passage (1944)
Passed | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Joe Beck leaves Central America so that he can return to Texas and collect a large inheritance, but he picks a dangerous ship on which to travel.
43. Convict Stage (1965)
Approved | 71 min | Western
Ben has been after the Sims brothers since they gunned down his sister. His wife, threatening to leave him, sees his chance to get her back and get his revenge when the brothers are ... See full summary »
47. Hot Cargo (1946)
57 min | Drama
Two discharged service men, William Gargan and Philip Reed, go to the redwood country in northern California to visit the family of a buddy killed in the war. There, they find the family's ... See full summary »