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Jay Adler

  • Sep 26, 1896 - Sep 23, 1978 (age 81)
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1978
Jay Adler
PersonalSeptember 1978

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The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
MovieFeb 8, 1978

The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go

Buddha has the power to …
Buddha has the power to change the nature of a person into their opposite. He uses this power only when the world is in danger. When a villain obtains plans that could be used for peace or war, Buddha turns him into a good guy. Now what?
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1975
Baretta
TV ShowJan 17, 1975

Baretta

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran …
Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975–78. The show was a revised and milder version of a 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. When Musante left the series after a single season, the concept was retooled as Baretta, with Robert Blake in the title role.
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1974
Macon County Line
MovieAug 8, 1974

Macon County Line

A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is …
A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.
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1973
Police Story
TV ShowSep 25, 1973

Police Story

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that …
Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was created by author and former police officer Joseph Wambaugh and was described by The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows as "one of the more realistic police series to be seen on television." It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.
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Bummer
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MovieMar 1, 1973

Bummer

A touring small-time rock band called The Group picks up a …
A touring small-time rock band called The Group picks up a couple of groupies. One night, the band's drunken, hulking bass player goes nuts and rapes the girls. The band refuses to believe that he's trouble which leads to more tragedy.
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1972
The Streets of San Francisco
TV ShowSep 16, 1972

The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco …
The Streets of San Francisco is a television crime drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television (QM produced the show on its own for the remainder of its run).
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Grave of the Vampire
MovieAug 23, 1972

Grave of the Vampire

Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a …
Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.
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1969
The Bill Cosby Show
TV ShowSep 14, 1969

The Bill Cosby Show

The Bill Cosby Show is an American sitcom that aired …
The Bill Cosby Show is an American sitcom that aired for two seasons on NBC's Sunday night schedule from 1969 until 1971, under the sponsorship of Procter & Gamble. There were 52 episodes made in the series. It marked Bill Cosby's first solo foray in television, after his co starring role with Robert Culp in I Spy. The series also marked the first time an African American starred in his or her own eponymous comedy series.
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1965
The Family Jewels
MovieJul 1, 1965

The Family Jewels

Nine-year-old Donna Peyton is orphaned when her father …
Nine-year-old Donna Peyton is orphaned when her father dies and leaves her with a $30 million fortune. Her late father's attorney, John Wyman, explains that she must visit each of her six uncles (all played by Jerry Lewis) and decide which of them will become her new "father."
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1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
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TV ShowOct 4, 1963

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Bob Hope Presents the …
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variety of formats, including musical, dramatic, and comedy.
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The Fugitive
TV ShowSep 17, 1963

The Fugitive

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy …
The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins. It was produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television. It aired on ABC from September 1963 to August 1967. David Janssen starred as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician who is wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Dr. Richard Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man" (played by Bill Raisch). At the same time, Dr. Kimble is hounded by the authorities, most notably by Police Lieutenant Philip Gerard (Barry Morse).
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1961
The New Breed
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TV ShowOct 3, 1961

The New Breed

The New Breed is an American crime drama series that aired …
The New Breed is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from October 3, 1961 to June 5, 1962, with thirty-six episodes. The series was a QM Production in association with Selmur Productions, Inc.
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Ben Casey
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TV ShowOct 2, 1961

Ben Casey

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series that aired on …
Ben Casey is an American medical drama series that aired on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe uttered, "Man, woman, birth, death, infinity." Neurosurgeon Joseph Ransohoff served as a medical consultant for the show.
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The Defenders
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TV ShowSep 16, 1961

The Defenders

The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that …
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965. It was created by television writer Reginald Rose. Original music for the series was scored by Frank Lewin and Leonard Rosenman.
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The Asphalt Jungle
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TV ShowApr 2, 1961

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle is a 1961 United States police drama …
The Asphalt Jungle is a 1961 United States police drama television series starring Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, and Bill Smith about a squad of detectives targeting organized crime in New York City. Inspired by the 1950 film The Asphalt Jungle, it aired from April 2 to June 25, 1961.
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1960
Klondike
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TV ShowOct 10, 1960

Klondike

Klondike is a 17-episode half-hour American Western/Northern …
Klondike is a 17-episode half-hour American Western/Northern television series starring Ralph Taeger and James Coburn that aired on NBC. The series premiered on October 10, 1960, and ran until February 13, 1961, facing stiff competition from The Danny Thomas Show on CBS and the second half of the first-season detective series Surfside 6 starring Troy Donahue on ABC. Klondike followed Dale Robertson's Tales of Wells Fargo on the NBC schedule.
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The Barbara Stanwyck Show
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TV ShowSep 19, 1960

The Barbara Stanwyck Show

The Barbara Stanwyck Show …
The Barbara Stanwyck Show is an American anthology drama television series which ran on NBC from September 1960 to September 1961. Barbara Stanwyck served as hostess, and starred in all but four of the half-hour productions. The four in which she did not star were actually pilot episodes of potential series programs which never materialized. Stanwyck won the Emmy Award in 1961 for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series.
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Checkmate
TV ShowSep 17, 1960

Checkmate

Checkmate is an American detective television series …
Checkmate is an American detective television series created by Eric Ambler, starring Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. The show aired on CBS Television from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes. It was produced by Jack Benny's production company, "JaMco Productions" in co-operation with Revue Studios. Guest stars included Charles Laughton, Peter Lorre, Lee Marvin, Mickey Rooney and many other prominent performers.
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1959
Mr. Lucky
TV ShowOct 24, 1959

Mr. Lucky

Mr. Lucky is a CBS adventure/drama television …
Mr. Lucky is a CBS adventure/drama television series that aired from 1959 to 1960. Blake Edwards developed the program as a retooling of his Willie Dante character from Four Star Playhouse, in which the role was played by studio boss Dick Powell. In the 1960–1961 television season, Howard Duff assumed the role of Willie Dante in the NBC adventure/drama series Dante. John Vivyan played "Lucky", not "Dante".
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The Detectives
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TV ShowOct 16, 1959

The Detectives

The Detectives (also known as The Detectives Starring Robert …
The Detectives (also known as The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor and Robert Taylor's Detectives) is an American crime drama series which ran on ABC during its first two seasons (sponsored by Procter & Gamble), and on NBC during its third and final season. The series, starring motion picture star Robert Taylor, was produced by Four Star Television in association with Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions.
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The Untouchables
TV ShowOct 15, 1959

The Untouchables

The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from …
The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness's experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character, and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. The book was later made into a film in 1987 (also called The Untouchables) by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second, less-successful TV series in 1993.
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Bourbon Street Beat
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TV ShowOct 5, 1959

Bourbon Street Beat

Bourbon Street Beat is a private detective series which aired …
Bourbon Street Beat is a private detective series which aired on the ABC network from 1959-1960 and featured Richard Long as Rex Randolph, Andrew Duggan as Cal Calhoun, Van Williams as Kenny Madison, and Arlene Howell as Melody Lee Mercer, the secretary at the New Orleans detective agency in which they worked.
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The Twilight Zone
TV ShowOct 2, 1959

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on …
The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, horror, and psychological thriller, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. The original series, shot entirely in black and white, ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.
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Lock-Up
TV ShowSep 26, 1959

Lock-Up

Lock-Up is an American crime drama series that premiered …
Lock-Up is an American crime drama series that premiered in syndication in September 1959 and concluded in June 1961. The half-hour episodes had little time for character development or subplots and presented a compact story without embellishment.
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Curse of the Undead
MovieMay 1, 1959

Curse of the Undead

B-grade western with a twist: mysterious gunslinger-for …
B-grade western with a twist: mysterious gunslinger-for-hire Drake Robey is really a vampire, and it's up to Preacher Dan to save the town and girlfriend Dolores Carter.
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1958
77 Sunset Strip
TV ShowOct 10, 1958

77 Sunset Strip

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective …
77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective drama series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Richard Long (from 1960 to 1961) and Edd Byrnes (billed as Edward Byrnes). Each episode was one hour long including commercials. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
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Wanted: Dead or Alive
TV ShowSep 6, 1958

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wanted Dead or Alive is an …
Wanted Dead or Alive is an American Western television series starring Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons in 1958–61. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of Trackdown, a 1957–59 western series starring Robert Culp. Both series were produced by Four Star Television in association with CBS Television.
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The Brothers Karamazov
MovieFeb 20, 1958

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov is a …
The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks. It was entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. The brothers are played by Yul Brynner, Richard Basehart and William Shatner in his film debut.
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1957
Perry Mason
TV ShowSep 21, 1957

Perry Mason

Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally …
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.
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Have Gun – Will Travel
TV ShowSep 14, 1957

Have Gun – Will Travel

Have Gun – Will Travel is an …
Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western series that was produced and originally broadcast by CBS on both television and radio from 1957 through 1963. The television version of the series was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons, and it is one of the few shows in television history to spawn a successful radio version. That radio series debuted November 23, 1958, more than a year after the premiere of its televised counterpart.
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Crime of Passion
MovieJan 9, 1957

Crime of Passion

Kathy is a smart and tough 1950's advice columnist at a San …
Kathy is a smart and tough 1950's advice columnist at a San Francisco newspaper, with her name plastered on billboards all over the city. One day, Bill Doyle, a Los Angeles detective, walks into her office - it is instant attraction. After marrying Bill, Kathy gives up her career and becomes a homemaker. However, she is not your typical 1950's homemaker. After hosting several cocktail parties in their San Fernando Valley home, she realizes that Bill is content with his position, and shows no ambition in furthering himself. Kathy will not sit idly by while everyone around her is "moving up in the world". She personally takes upon herself the task of pushing Bill's career along, even if it comes down to murder.
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1956
Lust for Life
MovieSep 15, 1956

Lust for Life

Vincent Van Gogh is the archetypical tortured artistic …
Vincent Van Gogh is the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships. He fails at being a preacher to coal miners. He fails in his relationships with women. He earns some respect among his fellow painters, especially Paul Gauguin, but he does not get along with them. He only manages to sell one painting in his lifetime. The one constant good in his life is his brother Theo, who is unwavering in his moral and financial support.
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Sheriff of Cochise
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TV ShowSep 14, 1956

Sheriff of Cochise

Sheriff of Cochise (later renamed United States Marshal in the …
Sheriff of Cochise (later renamed United States Marshal in the third and fourth seasons) is a Western-themed crime drama set in Cochise County, Arizona. Starring John Bromfield, the series aired seventy-eight episodes in syndication from September 1956 to January 1958, a large number of segments for such a short time frame. As U.S. Marshal, another seventy-eight episodes aired from October 1958 to April 1960 for a total of 156. Over 25 episodes have fallen into the public domain and have been released on DVD.
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The Catered Affair
MovieMay 30, 1956

The Catered Affair

At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting …
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's parents are poor and Jane and Ralph can borrow a car for their honeymoon. But at dinner that night, all Ralph's parents talk about are the big weddings they gave their daughters, and everything escalates. Suddenly it's a big wedding breakfast with hundreds of guests. The problem is that for 12 years, Tom has been saving money to buy his own cab and license, but now that he can, all of that money is going towards a wedding that neither he nor Jane nor Ralph really want.
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The Killing
MovieMay 19, 1956

The Killing

After just being released from a five year stint in prison, Johnny …
After just being released from a five year stint in prison, Johnny Clay has assembled a five man team, including two insiders, to carry out what he estimates will be a $2 million heist at Lansdowne Racetrack, that take, minus expenses, to be split five ways. Besides Johnny, none of the men truly are criminals in the typical sense. In addition to the other four team members, Johnny has hired two men external to the team to carry out specific functions for a flat fee, the other four who will not meet the two men for hire or know who they are, while the two men for hire will not be told of the bigger picture of the heist. None involved are to tell anyone, even their loved ones, about the job, each of the five who has a specific reason for wanting his share of the money: Johnny, in wanting to get married to his longtime girlfriend Fay, the two who have known each other since they were kids, realizes that to live comfortably, he has to shoot for the moon instead of carrying out the penny ante stuff that put him behind bars; Marvin Unger, a bookkeeper who is bankrolling the plan, is doing it out of his friendship and loyalty to Johnny; Randy Kennan, a crooked police officer, is already late with his repayment to a loan shark; Mike O'Reilly, one of the track's bartenders, wants to be able to provide better overall care, most importantly medical, to his bedridden wife, Ruthie O'Reilly; and milquetoast George Peatty, one of the track's ticket clerks, is trying to buy back the love of his shrew of a wife of five years, Sherry Peatty, if he ever had her love at all. The elaborate plan requires meticulous timing by all seven men. Beyond any unforeseen problems causing the plan to fail, what the other four team members are unaware of is that weak minded George told Sherry of the broad issue that he will be involved in a heist in an effort to hold on to her emotionally, she, in turn, who told her boyfriend Val Cannon, with Sherry and Val having their own ideas of absconding with the entire take of the heist after the fact.
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1955
Illegal
MovieOct 2, 1955

Illegal

After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends …
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
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Murder Is My Beat
MovieFeb 27, 1955

Murder Is My Beat

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The Big Combo
MovieFeb 13, 1955

The Big Combo

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond of the 93 Precinct is obsessed with …
Police Lt. Leonard Diamond of the 93 Precinct is obsessed with finding evidence against hoodlum Mr. Brown and unsuccessfully exceeds the budget after four years of investigation with his partner, Detective Sam Hill. Police Capt. Peterson orders him to stop the investigation, saying that his obsession is personal since he has fallen in love with Brown's mistress Susan Lowell. But Susan tries to commit suicide and Diamond convinces his chief to follow one last lead, the name Alicia babbled by Susan in the hospital. The powerful Mr. Brown is mad with Diamond's investigation and sends his gangsters Joe McClure, Fante and Mingo to try to stop Diamond. But the reluctant lieutenant insists in his pursue and the criminals decide to kill him. However, they murder Diamond's lover Rita by mistake. Now Diamond's is out for revenge and he will not stop until Mr. Brown is brought to justice.
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1954
The Lineup
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TV ShowOct 1, 1954

The Lineup

The Lineup is an American police drama which aired on CBS …
The Lineup is an American police drama which aired on CBS radio from 1950 to 1953 and on CBS television from 1954 to 1960. Syndicated reruns of the series were broadcast under the title San Francisco Beat.
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Down Three Dark Streets
MovieSep 2, 1954

Down Three Dark Streets

"Down Three Dark Streets" is …
"Down Three Dark Streets" is an American crime film from 1954. Agent John Ripley has been tasked with following up on several investigations that his slain partner had been looking into, theorizing that the various cases may have a common thread. While one case involves a man who slew the attendant of a fueling station, another regards extortion with a woman's life hanging in the balance. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover objected to several of the initial drafts of the film's script.
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The Long Wait
MovieMay 26, 1954

The Long Wait

Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory …
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. Johnny tries to discover the truth about the murder, while pursued by gangsters and several seductive women.
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1953
99 River Street
MovieAug 21, 1953

99 River Street

During the dispute of the box championship, the boxer …
During the dispute of the box championship, the boxer Ernie Driscoll loses the fight and the champion damages his optic nerve. Ernie is forced to quit his career and becomes a taxi driver in New York. His wife Pauline Driscoll blames him for their simple life and their relationship is not good. The quick-tempered Ernie usually meets his friend, the aspirant actress Linda James, at the bar where he drinks coffee late night. Pauline has a love affair with the elegant thief Victor Rawlins and she helps him to steal a fortune in diamonds from a man called Dutch. Meanwhile Linda lures Ernie to be cast in a play but when she learns that the producer has accused Ernie to the police to promote his play, she regrets and decides to help him. Meanwhile Victor kills Pauline to sell the jewels to a powerful fence and frames Ernie so that he can travel abroad. Now Ernie and Linda need to track Victor down to prove his innocence, but the fence and his gang are also chasing Victor to kill him.
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Vice Squad
MovieJul 18, 1953

Vice Squad

Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD …
Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.
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1952
Ford Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1952

Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and …
Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, is a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour (1934–42).
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1951
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
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TV ShowOct 5, 1951

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is …
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
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Cry Danger
MovieFeb 3, 1951

Cry Danger

Rocky Mulloy, back in town after serving 5 years of a life …
Rocky Mulloy, back in town after serving 5 years of a life sentence for armed robbery, hopes to clear his friend Danny Morgan who's still in prison for the same crime. It won't be easy. Even the witness who cleared Rocky thinks he's guilty; Danny's glamorous wife Nancy, living in a sleazy trailer court, seems lukewarm about getting Danny back; cynical cop Gus Cobb just wants to stir things up in hopes that the missing "hot" $100,000 will surface. Plenty of tough talk, night scenes, deceptive dames and double crosses in this typical film noir.
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1950
Treasury Men in Action
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TV ShowSep 11, 1950

Treasury Men in Action

Treasury Men in Action (also …
Treasury Men in Action (also known as Federal Men) is an American crime drama series broadcast live and which aired from 1950 through April 1951 on ABC and then on NBC through 1955. The series stars Walter Greaza, Ross Martin, and Tom McKee. It was directed by, among others, William Beaudine, Leigh Jason, and Will Jason among others.
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1896
Jay Adler
BirthSeptember 1896

Jay Adler

Jay Adler was born.
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