WAIChallenge: New Year, New Releasesby DSpaceNine | created - 10 Jan 2015 | updated - 10 Jan 2015 | Public
As listed in the Jan 9, 2015 "New on Instant" newsletter from @WarnerArchive. The challenge: watch and rate all the flicks in this list. Use Twitter hashtag #WAIChallenge to spread the word and chart your progress. Watch'em and tweet'em y'all!
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2. Sierra Passage (1950)
81 min | Western
When Yance Carter, Andy and Bart, professional killers, murder his father, 13-year-old Johnny Yorke is adopted by Thad Kring, owner of a traveling minstrel show, featuring Sam Cooper as his... See full summary »
3. Fort Osage (1952)
Approved | 72 min | Western
A greedy Missouri merchant overcharges the westbound settlers for goods and for passage to California while also stealing the Osages' supplies who consequently start attacking all passing wagon trains.
4. The Forty-Niners (1954)
Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During California's gold-rush, an undercover marshal, posing as a gunfighter, investigates the murder of another marshal who had been assigned to the region.
5. The Warriors (1955)
Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the fourteenth century when the Hundred-Year War between France and England ends with the English occupation of French Aquitainia, rebel French Knights vow to oust Prince Edward of Walles, ruler of Aquitainia.
7. First to Fight (1967)
92 min | Drama, War
In WW2, highly decorated Marine Sgt. Jack Connell comes home to the USA from the Pacific War and trains recruits for the army until his fighting spirit prods him to request a return to active duty on the front lines.
9. Desert Pursuit (1952)
Approved | 71 min | Western
In the mid-late 1800's camels were imported to various regions of the American southwestern deserts as pack animals and natives from the middle eastern countries came along as drivers and ... See full summary »
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 »
12. Manhunt in the Jungle (1958)
Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Adventurer George M. Dyatt is sent to find a fellow adventurer, Colonel Percy Fawcett, who went missing in the Amazon jungle in 1925 while searching for the lost city of Z (changed to El Dorado in the movie). Based on true events.
13. Oklahoma Blues (1948)
Approved | 56 min | Action, Comedy, Music
State Commissioner Walton is uncertain about making Rainbow's End the new county seat after the Drago brothers, Matt and Slip, hold up his tage and beat up Sheriff Sam Oldring. Jimmy Wakely... See full summary »
15. Pay or Die! (1960)
Unrated | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Between 1906-1909, NYPD Lieutenant Joe Petrosino heads the 'Italian Squad' and tries to stamp out organized crime from the city, often times amid assassination attempts by the Mafia.
16. The Third Day (1965)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
A man stumbles out of a car crash with no memory of what transpired. Everyone who he meets suggests that he is a ruthless man with an aggressive temper. Could he be deliberately blocking ... See full summary »
17. This Side of the Law (1950)
Approved | 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
David Cummings, a vagrant, is bailed out of jail by Philip Cagle, an attorney, who hires him to impersonate a missing millionaire, whose presence is necessary in order to distribute a ... See full summary »
18. Twenty Plus Two (1961)
Approved | 102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A famous movie star's fan club secretary has been brutally murdered. She has in her office old newspaper clippings regarding a missing heiress. Did the secretary know something about the mystery of the heiress? David Janssen investigates.
19. Untamed Youth (1957)
80 min | Drama
Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a ... See full summary »
20. Wyoming Roundup (1952)
Passed | 53 min | Western
When newcomers Whip and Bob break up a saloon fight they are made town Marshals. This puts then in the middle of the range war between large ranch owner Howard and the small ranchers. ... See full summary »
21. Young Dillinger (1965)
102 min | Crime, Drama
John Dillinger first goes to jail after attempting to rob his girlfriend's father at her suggestion. Falling in with the likes of "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, he arranges ... See full summary »