WAIChallenge: New Year, New Releases

by 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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1. The Tanks Are Coming (1951)

90 min | Action, Drama, War

An American tank crew fights its way into Germany in World War II.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Steve Cochran, Philip Carey, Mari Aldon, Paul Picerni

Votes: 210

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 »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Wayne Morris, Lola Albright, Lloyd Corrigan, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 59

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.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Jane Nigh, Morris Ankrum, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 123

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.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Bill Elliott, Virginia Grey, Harry Morgan, John Doucette

Votes: 124

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.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 444

6. Target Zero (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

Set during the Korean War, a unit of American soldiers, together with three British Tank Crew, find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Richard Conte, Peggie Castle, Charles Bronson, Richard Wyler

Votes: 221

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.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Chad Everett, Marilyn Devin, Dean Jagger, Bobby Troup

Votes: 250

8. All Neat in Black Stockings (1969)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

An irresponsible window cleaner believes he has found true love with a woman he picked up in a tavern.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Victor Henry, Susan George, Jack Shepherd, Clare Kelly

Votes: 144

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 »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, George Tobias, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 70

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 »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Wayne Morris, Jimmy Lydon, Beverly Garland, Rayford Barnes

Votes: 52

11. The Lion and the Horse (1952)

83 min | Western

B-Feature western, a cowboy who snared a wild stallion & sells it to a cruel rodeo owner attempts to buy the horse back.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Steve Cochran, Wildfire the Horse, Ray Teal, Bob Steele

Votes: 114

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.

Director: Tom McGowan | Stars: Robin Hughes, Luis Álvarez, James Wilson, Jorge Montoro

Votes: 70

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 »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Jimmy Wakely, Dub Taylor, Virginia Belmont, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 46

14. Operation C.I.A. (1965)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Kieu Chinh, Danielle Aubry, Cyril Collick

Votes: 134

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.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin, Renata Vanni

Votes: 397

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 »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: George Peppard, Elizabeth Ashley, Roddy McDowall, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 287

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 »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Kent Smith, Janis Paige, Robert Douglas

Votes: 188

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.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: David Janssen, Jeanne Crain, Dina Merrill, Jacques Aubuchon

Votes: 218

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 »

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Lori Nelson, John Russell, Don Burnett

Votes: 835

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 »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Whip Wilson, Tommy Farrell, Phyllis Coates, Richard Emory

Votes: 66

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 »

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Nick Adams, Robert Conrad, John Ashley, Dan Terranova

Votes: 93

22. Young Man with Ideas (1952)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ruth Roman, Denise Darcel, Nina Foch

Votes: 303

23. Death Among Friends (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Mystery, Thriller

A female homicide detective is assigned to solve the murder of an international banker.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Kate Reid, John Anderson, A Martinez, Martin Balsam

Votes: 26

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