Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from ... See full summary »
Dr. Steven Bishop is taken to the hideout of Frank Dillon and his gang to treat the wounded Joe Madison. Joe's nurse sister Nora Madison is also taken. Dillon tells Bishop that if Joe dies,... See full summary »
D. Ross Lederman
Howard Da Silva
Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »
Cheri-Bibi is an escape artist wrongly imprisoned for murdering the wealthy father of his admirer Cecile. The real murderer is Cecile's fiancé, so how will Bibi escape his death sentence and win back Cecile?
Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much... See full summary »
This film was first telecast in Chicago Friday 15 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Los Angeles Tuesday 19 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Altoona PA 18 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Philadelphia 13 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 11 August 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Honolulu 28 August 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Seattle 25 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Portland 5 December 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in San Francisco 28 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in Tampa 29 January 1958 on WFLA (Channel 8); but in New York City its earliest documented airing did not take place until 19 July 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
On the card Jack finds on the bag of booze outside his door, it states Grady's "Chowder & Social Club" is in the 72nd assembly district. But, on the door to the club it states the 76th assembly district. See more »
Traditional Italian folksong
Played often in the score See more »
Perfectly fine, slightly above average second feature
Man of the People is an odd feature that starts out looking like it's going to be a story about a man battling against machine politics, and then turns into a picture about a crusading attorney. The always fine Joseph Calleia stars as Joe Moreno, an Italian-American lawyer struggling to get by until a local political boss (the estimable Thomas Mitchell) takes him under his wing in exchange for defending one of his corrupt cronies. After winning the case after a remarkable courtroom sequence involving gefilte fish, Moreno has had his fill of being an organization man and tenders his resignation. He then proceeds to join up with an independently minded DA (an uncredited Frank Reicher) to take on a confidence scheme involving a gold detecting machine. Though the end result is a somewhat disjointed film, it's never less than watchable, and Calleia delivers an excellent, subtle performance.
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