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Projectfreetv Caged (1951)
Frightened 19-year-old Marie Allen gets sent to an Illinois penitentiary for being an accomplice in an armed robbery. A sympathetic prison head tries to help, but her efforts are subverted by cruel matron Evelyn Harper. Marie\'s harsh experiences turn her from doe-eyed innocent to hard-nosed con.
Director: John Cromwell
Cast: Eleanor Parker , Agnes Moorehead , Ellen Corby , Hope Emerson , Betty Garde , Jan Sterling , Lee Patrick , Olive Deering , Jane Darwell , Gertrude Michael , Sheila MacRae
Projectfreetv House by the River (1951)
The unsuccessful writer Stephen Byrne tries to force his servant Emily Gaunt sexually while his wife Marjorie Byrne is visiting a friend and accidentally strangles her. His crippled brother John Byrne coincidently comes to his house in that moment, and Stephen asks him to help to get rid of the corpse and avoid an scandal, since his wife would be pregnant. The naive and good John helps his brother to dump the body in the river nearby his house. Stephen uses the disappearance of Emily to blame her and promote his book. When the body is found by the police, all the evidences points to John, and he becomes the prime suspect of the murder.
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Louis Hayward , Lee Bowman , Jane Wyatt , Dorothy Patrick , Ann Shoemaker , Jody Gilbert , Peter Brocco , Howland Chamberlain , Margaret Seddon , Sarah Padden , Kathleen Freeman , Will Wright , Leslie Kimmell , Effie Laird
Projectfreetv Cop Hater (1959)
The hardworking detectives of the 87th Precinct in an unnamed city during a massive heat wave investigate the seemingly random murders of policemen.
Director: William Berke
Cast: Robert Loggia , Gerald S. O'Loughlin , Ellen Parker , Shirley Ballard , Russell Hardie , Hal Riddle , Bill Neff , Gene Miller , Vincent Gardenia , John Gerstad , Ralph Stantley , Glenn Cannon , Alan Manson , Sandra Stevens , Janet Manson
Projectfreetv The Houston Story (1956)
In Houston, a man working as an oil driller comes up with a scheme for stealing millions of dollars worth of oil from the fields. He insinuates himself with a local mobster in order to get financing for his scheme.
Director: William Castle
Cast: Gene Barry , Barbara Hale , Edward Arnold , Paul Richards , Jeanne Cooper , Frank Jenks , John Zaremba , Chris Alcaide , Jack Littlefield , Paul Levitt , Fred Krone , Pete Kellett
Projectfreetv The System (1953)
Gambler John Merrick (Frank Lovejoy) is the head of a bookie syndicate and the newspaper is crusading against him and the rackets, primarily because Merrick is in love with Felice Stuart (Joan Weldon), daughter of the newspaper publisher who can not break up the romance through persuasion. A senate committee investigating crime gets involved, the racketeers, other than Merrick who is a \"nice guy\", strike back and kill a reporter, and Merrick\'s own son, Jerry Merrick (Robert Arthur), commits suicide. Merrick, to his own disadvantage, helps bring down the syndicate. Since it is in black-and-white-, deals with crime and was an American-made film, some will call it \"film noir\" since that seems to be the current guidelines for putting a film in that, at one time limited-and-defined genre. It ain\'t, and neither are most of the others currently so classified.
Director: Lewis Seiler
Cast: Frank Lovejoy , Joan Weldon , Robert Arthur , Paul Picerni , Don Beddoe , Jerome Cowan , Dan Seymour , Sarah Selby , Fay Roope , Frank Richards , Vic Perrin , Henry Corden , Howard Negley , Alan Gordon , Bruno VeSota
Projectfreetv Voice of the Whistler (1945)
The 4th film of the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, \"The Whistler\", finds wealthy John Sinclair, with no health or friends, being advised by his doctor to take a long vacation. Heading for the Great Lakes, he becomes ill in the cab operated by Ernie Sparrow an is taken to a clinic where he meets nurse Joan Martin, who is engaged to intern Fred Graham. Doctors now tell him he has only a few months to live and advise him to go to Maine (where, evidently, it will seem longer.) He asks Joan to marry him, promising to leave her his fortune. She, no dummy, accepts but hard-loser Fred doesn\'t like it even though she says she is doing it for him. After six months of living in a lighthouse with only Joan and Sparrow, whom he has hired as his aide, Sinclaie seemingly regains his health and has really fallen in love with Joan. She tells him she can no longer tolerate the loneliness just as Fred arrives for a visit, and John invites him to stay. In a chess game, John facetiously ...
Director: William Castle
Cast: Richard Dix , Lynn Merrick , Rhys Williams , James Cardwell , Tom Kennedy
Projectfreetv The Secret of the Whistler (1946)
An artist married to a wealthy but ill woman begins an affair with one of his models, who is after him solely for his money. His wife discovers the affair and threatens to cut him out of her will. In order to be able to keep both the wife\'s money and his girlfriend, he begins to secretly poison his wife - but events take a surprising turn after she eventually dies.
Director: George Sherman
Cast: Richard Dix , Leslie Brooks , Michael Duane , Mary Currier , Mona Barrie , Ray Walker , Claire Du Brey
Projectfreetv Mysterious Intruder (1946)
The fifth entry in the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, \"The Whistler\", opens with kindly old music store owner Edward Stillwell (Paul E. Burns) hiring private detective Don Gale (Richard Dix) to find a girl Stillwell hasn\'t seen in seven years. Gale sends Freida Hanson (Helen Mowery\') to pose as the missing Elora Lund (Pamela Blake), and she learns that some items left by Elora\'s mother are now extremely valuable before Harry Pontos (Mike Mazurki) comes into the room and kills Stillwell. He also kidnaps Freida but releases her when Don announces she is an impostor. With Freida\'s help, Gale locates Pontos\' apartment, who is shot down in a gun battle with the arriving police. Gale returns to his place but is arrested by detectives Taggart and Burns and jailed. The detectives later find the real Elora, who has been in a sanitarium recovering from an accident. Gale is released and Elora is sent by the detectives to see if he will disclose why Stillwell was looking for her....
Director: William Castle
Cast: Richard Dix , Barton MacLane , Nina Vale , Regis Toomey , Helen Mowery , Mike Mazurki , Pamela Blake , Charles Lane , Paul E. Burns , Kathleen Howard , Harlan Briggs
Projectfreetv Key Witness (1947)
Milton Higby, an inventor of gadgets that don\'t sell finds himself accused of a crime he didn\'t commit---the killing of a girl he had just met---, and takes to the open road with the police in close pursuit. In his travels, he stumbles across the body of another murder victim and switches identities with the corpse. With his new name he poses as the long-lost son of a wealthy industrialist until he is exposed and charged also with the second murder.
Director: D. Ross Lederman
Cast: John Beal , Trudy Marshall , Jimmy Lloyd , Helen Mowery , Wilton Graff , Barbara Read , Charles Trowbridge , Harry Hayden , William Newell , Selmer Jackson , Robert B. Williams
Projectfreetv The Verdict (1947)
Mr. Grodman was a respected superintendent at Scotland Yard until a mistake in an investigation caused the execution of an innocent man. He takes the blame and is dismissed, replaced by the obnoxious, gloating Buckley. Feeling vengeful, Grodman would like nothing more than to see Buckley look foolish on the job. His friend Victor Emmric, an artist with macabre tastes, wouldn\'t mind either and soon a mysterious murder occurs that may provide them with the chance.
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Sydney Greenstreet , Peter Lorre , Joan Lorring , George Coulouris , Rosalind Ivan , Paul Cavanagh , Arthur Shields , Morton Lowry , Holmes Herbert , Art Foster , Clyde Cook
Projectfreetv When Strangers Marry (1946)
A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.
Director: William Castle
Cast: Dean Jagger , Kim Hunter , Robert Mitchum , Neil Hamilton , Lou Lubin , Milton Kibbee , Dewey Robinson , Claire Whitney , Edward Keane , Virginia Sale , Dick Elliott , Lee 'Lasses' White , Marta Mitrovich , Billy Nelson
Projectfreetv Undertow (1950)
After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.
Director: William Castle
Cast: Scott Brady , John Russell , Dorothy Hart , Peggy Dow , Bruce Bennett , Gregg Martell , Robert Anderson , Dan Ferniel , Rock Hudson , Charles Sherlock , Anne P. Kramer
Projectfreetv The Undercover Man (1949)
Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Cast: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore, Barry Kelley, David Wolfe, Frank Tweddell, Howard St. John, John F. Hamilton, Leo Penn, Joan Lazer, Esther Minciotti, Angela Clarke, Anthony Caruso, Robert Osterloh, Kay Medford
Projectfreetv The Wild Party (1957)
A night of terror in a sleazy nightspot, when an over-the-hill football star holds a thrill-seeking couple captive.
Director: Harry Horner
Cast: Anthony Quinn , Carol Ohmart , Arthur Franz , Jay Robinson , Kathryn Grant , Nehemiah Persoff , Paul Stewart , Nestor Paiva , Maureen Stephenson , Michael Ross , James Bronte , William Phipps , Joseph J. Greene , Barbara Nichols
Release: January 14, 1954
Projectfreetv City That Never Sleeps (1954)
Chicago cop Johnny Kelly, dissatisfied with his job and marriage, would like to run away with his stripper girlfriend Angel Face, but keeps getting cold feet. During one crowded night, Angel Face decides she\'s had enough vacillation, and crooked lawyer Biddel has an illegal mission for Johnny that could put him in a financial position to act. But other, conflicting schemes are also in progress...
Director: John H. Auer
Cast: Gig Young , Mala Powers , William Talman , Edward Arnold , Chill Wills , Marie Windsor , Paula Raymond , Otto Hulett , Wally Cassell , Ron Hagerthy , James Andelin , Tom Poston , Bunny Kacher , Philip L. Boddy , Thomas Jones
Release: September 18, 1942
Projectfreetv Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio \'Voice of Terror\', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), are visited the first night of their investigation; a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty (Evelyn Ankers), the sweetheart of the slain man.
Director: John Rawlins
Cast: Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce , Evelyn Ankers , Reginald Denny , Thomas Gomez , Henry Daniell , Montagu Love , Olaf Hytten , Leyland Hodgson
Projectfreetv The Prowler (1951)
In a fancy suburb in California, the gorgeous housewife Susan Gilvray finds a prowler outside her house late one night and she calls the police. Officer Webb Garwood and his partner answer the call but do not find anyone. Later Webb returns to Susan\'s house with the pretext of checking if everything is OK. Susan invites him in to have coffee with her. Webb soon learns that Susan is married to John Gilvray, a middle-aged broadcaster of a late night radio show. They also discover that they are from the same hometown. Webb makes a pass at Susan and even though she tries to put him off they soon start a love affair. When John becomes suspicious Susan ends her relationship with Webb. Though difficult Webb stays away from Susan. Without Susan\'s knowledge Webb plots a scheme to get rid of John; he simulates a scenario where John is \"accidently\" shot dead. There is an inquest and it is ruled that John Gilvray\'s death was not intentional. Webb quits the police-force a job he was never happy ...
Director: Joseph Losey
Cast: Van Heflin , Evelyn Keyes , John Maxwell , Katherine Warren , Emerson Treacy , Madge Blake , Wheaton Chambers , Robert Osterloh , Sherry Hall , Louise Lorimer
Projectfreetv Hollywood Story (1951)
Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O\'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He\'s shown the office where the famous director Franklin Farrara was shot. The case hasn\'t been solved until now, although there were many suspects. O\'Brian becomes fascinated by the subject and wants to shoot a movie about it. He investigates himself and soon gets into danger himself.
Director: William Castle
Cast: Richard Conte , Julie Adams , Richard Egan , Henry Hull , Fred Clark , Jim Backus , Houseley Stevenson , Paul Cavanagh , Katherine Meskill , Louis Lettieri , Francis X. Bushman , Betty Blythe , William Farnum , Helen Gibson , Joel McCrea
Projectfreetv Sudden Danger (1955)
A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered, and his subsequent investigation begins to focus on the woman\'s son, who was blinded by her in an accident several years before.
Director: Hubert Cornfield
Cast: Bill Elliott , Tom Drake , Beverly Garland , Dayton Lummis , Lyle Talbot , Helene Stanton , Frank Jenks , Lucien Littlefield , Pierre Watkin , Minerva Urecal , John Close , Ralph Gamble
Projectfreetv The Breaking Point (1950)
An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez, Wallace Ford, Edmon Ryan, Ralph Dumke, Guy Thomajan, William Campbell, Sherry Jackson, Donna Jo Boyce, Victor Sen Yung