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Leonard Strong

  • Aug 12, 1908 - Jan 23, 1980 (age 71)
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1980
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1965
The Wackiest Ship in the Army
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TV ShowSep 19, 1965

The Wackiest Ship in the Army

The Wackiest Ship in the …
The Wackiest Ship in the Army is an American comedy-adventure series that aired for one season on NBC between September 19, 1965, and April 17, 1966. Produced by Harry Ackerman and Herbert Hirschman, the series is loosely based on the 1960 film starring Jack Lemmon and Ricky Nelson. Although often referred to as a comedy series, the show violated three unwritten rules which unofficially defined TV sitcoms at the time: it was an hour in length (almost all comedy series were only a half-hour, and the few attempts at hour sitcoms were unsuccessful), it had no laugh track, and characters were sometimes killed in it.
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Get Smart
TV ShowSep 18, 1965

Get Smart

Get Smart is an American comedy television series that …
Get Smart is an American comedy television series that parodies the secret agent genre that was popular in the United States in the late 1960s. The program was created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, and had its television premiere on NBC on September 18, 1965. The show stars Don Adams (who also worked as a director on the series) as agent Maxwell "Max" Smart, or Agent 86, Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, and Edward Platt as Thaddeus, the Chief. Henry said that they created the show at the request of Daniel Melnick to capitalize on "the two biggest things in the entertainment world today": James Bond and Inspector Clouseau. Brooks said: "It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy."
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1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
TV ShowSep 22, 1964

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is …
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American spy-fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC. It follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered on September 22, 1964, completing its run on January 15, 1968. The series led the spy-fiction craze on television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators. Several episodes were successfully released to theaters as B movies or double features. There was also a spin-off series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., novel and comic book series, and merchandising.
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1962
Escape from Zahrain
MovieApr 23, 1962

Escape from Zahrain

During the 1960s, in a fictitious strife-ridden Arab nation, …
During the 1960s, in a fictitious strife-ridden Arab nation, captured revolutionary nationalist leader Sharif is being transported to a prison for execution. The police van transporting him to the prison is attacked by Sharif's fanatical followers. Ahmed, the leader of the students' revolt frees Sharif along with three other prisoners. Among them is Huston, an American who has embezzled money from the Zahrain Oil Company. The fugitives capture an ambulance and its nurse, Laila. They flee from the city toward the border but during their trek across the desert, the convict Hassan is killed in a police ambush. A romance starts between Ahmed, the student leader and Laila, the ambulance nurse. Unfortunately, Ahmed is later killed by a government strafing fighter plane. Later, Tahar, another convict, is also killed.The three lone survivors are Laila, Sharif and Huston. Will they reach their destination?
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1960
The Case of the Dangerous Robin
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TV ShowOct 18, 1960

The Case of the Dangerous Robin

The Case of the Dangerous …
The Case of the Dangerous Robin is an American crime drama series that aired in syndication from October 1960 to July 1961. The series, which stars Rick Jason, was produced by Ziv Television Productions.
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Dante
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TV ShowOct 3, 1960

Dante

Dante is an NBC adventure/drama television series starring …
Dante is an NBC adventure/drama television series starring Howard Duff as Willie Dante, a former gambler who operates Dante's Inferno, a San Francisco, California, nightclub. Alan Mowbray co-starred as Stewart Styles, the Maitre d'; Tom D'Andrea as Biff, the bartender and Dante's "man Friday", and Mort Mills as police Lieutenant Bob Malone.
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The Islanders
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TV ShowOct 2, 1960

The Islanders

The Islanders is an American adventure television series …
The Islanders is an American adventure television series which aired on ABC from 1960 to 1961, starring William Reynolds, James Philbrook, and Diane Brewster.
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Hong Kong
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TV ShowSep 28, 1960

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a 26-episode adventure/drama series (plus …
Hong Kong is a 26-episode adventure/drama series (plus an initial pilot episode) which aired on ABC television during the 1960–1961 season and helped to catapult Australian actor Rod Taylor into a major film star, primarily in the 1960s, beginning with his role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The series was a production of 20th Century Fox Television, and the final credit of each episode stated: "Filmed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc. at its Hollywood studios and in the Crown Colony of Hong Kong".
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1959
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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Hawaiian Eye
TV ShowOct 7, 1959

Hawaiian Eye

Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, …
Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ...
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Adventures in Paradise
TV ShowOct 5, 1959

Adventures in Paradise

Adventures in Paradise is an …
Adventures in Paradise is an American television series created by James Michener, which ran on ABC from 1959 until 1962, starring Gardner McKay as Adam Troy, the captain of the schooner Tiki III, which sailed the South Pacific looking for passengers and adventure. USA Network aired reruns of this series between 1984 and 1988. The plots deal with the romantic and detective adventures of Korean War veteran Troy. The supporting cast, varying from season to season, featured George Tobias, Guy Stockwell, and Linda Lawson.. Jacques Tourneur has directed in 1962 one famous episode, A Bride for the Captain.
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The Alaskans
TV ShowOct 4, 1959

The Alaskans

The Alaskans is a 1959–1960 ABC/Warner Bros. western …
The Alaskans is a 1959–1960 ABC/Warner Bros. western television series set during the late 1890s in the port of Skagway, Alaska. The show features Roger Moore as "Silky Harris" and Jeff York as "Reno McKee", a pair of adventurers intent on swindling travelers bound for the Yukon Territories during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. Their plans are inevitably complicated by the presence of singer "Rocky Shaw" (Dorothy Provine), "an entertainer with a taste for the finer things in life".
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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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Border Patrol
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TV ShowMar 10, 1959

Border Patrol

Border Patrol is a 34-episode syndicated half-hour …
Border Patrol is a 34-episode syndicated half-hour adventure/drama television series which aired in the United States during calendar year 1959, with Richard Webb cast as Don Jagger, the fictitious deputy chief of the Border Patrol. Webb earlier portrayed the title role of Captain Midnight, a 1954-1956 CBS television series based on an earlier radio program.
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One Step Beyond
TV ShowJan 20, 1959

One Step Beyond

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step …
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step Beyond) was an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series was broadcast for three seasons by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from January 1959 to July 1961.
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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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Peter Gunn
TV ShowSep 22, 1958

Peter Gunn

Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series, starring …
Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series, starring Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn with Lola Albright as his girlfriend Edie Hart, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1958, to 1960 and on ABC in 1960-1961. The series was created by Blake Edwards, who, on occasion, was also writer and director.
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1957
Sugarfoot
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TV ShowSep 17, 1957

Sugarfoot

Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired for …
Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired for sixty-nine episodes on ABC from 1957-1961 on Tuesday nights on a "shared" slot basis – rotating with Cheyenne (1st season); Cheyenne and Bronco (2nd season); and Bronco (3rd season). The Warner Bros. production stars Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster, an Easterner who comes to the Oklahoma Territory to become a lawyer. Jack Elam is cast in occasional episodes as sidekick Toothy Thompson. Brewster was a correspondence-school student whose apparent lack of cowboy skills earned him the nickname "Sugarfoot", a designation even below that of a tenderfoot.
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1956
The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu
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TV ShowSep 3, 1956

The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

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The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu is a syndicated American television series that aired in 1956. The show was produced by Hollywood Television Service, a subsidiary of Republic Pictures.
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1955
Crossroads
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TV ShowOct 7, 1955

Crossroads

Crossroads was an American television anthology series …
Crossroads was an American television anthology series based on the activities of clergy from different denominations. It aired from October 1955 to June 1956 on ABC. The series' second season aired from October 1956 to June 1957 in syndication.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV ShowOct 2, 1955

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is …
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series that was created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; the program aired on CBS and NBC between 1955 and 1965. It featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 it was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
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Navy Log
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TV ShowSep 20, 1955

Navy Log

Navy Log is an American drama anthology series that initially …
Navy Log is an American drama anthology series that initially aired for one season on CBS. It relates the greatest survival war stories in the history of the United States Navy. This series premiered on September 20, 1955, but the following year, it was moved to ABC, where it aired until September 25, 1958. The program aired for a total of three seasons and 102 episodes.
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Cult of the Cobra
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MovieMay 30, 1955

Cult of the Cobra

While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the …
While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that "the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself". Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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Bengal Brigade
MovieOct 27, 1954

Bengal Brigade

Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock …
Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders.
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Studio 57
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TV ShowSep 21, 1954

Studio 57

Studio 57 (also known as Heinz Studio 57) is an American …
Studio 57 (also known as Heinz Studio 57) is an American anthology series that was broadcast on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network from September 1954 to July 1955, and in syndication from 1955 to 1958.
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Prisoner of War
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MovieMay 4, 1954

Prisoner of War

During the Korean War, an American officer is tasked …
During the Korean War, an American officer is tasked with infiltrating a Communist-run POW camp in order to investigate the treatment of American prisoners by the enemy.
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The Naked Jungle
MovieMar 3, 1954

The Naked Jungle

It's 1901. At 19, tough, stubborn Christopher Leiningen came …
It's 1901. At 19, tough, stubborn Christopher Leiningen came to South America and built levees to claim thousands of acres of Rio Negro river land for a chocolate plantation. Now 34, with no knowledge of women, he recruits a mail-order bride in New Orleans. She's beautiful, independent, and arrives ready to be his stalwart helpmate; however, no one has told him she's a widow. He rejects her. During the next week, as she awaits the boat to take her back to the US, they learn that legions of army ants will strike in a few days' time. She joins the fight to save the plantation; their courage and his probable loss of all he's worked for may crack his resolve to send her away.
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Hell's Half Acre
MovieFeb 26, 1954

Hell's Half Acre

A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in …
A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in Hawaii on a murder charge travels there to see if it actually is him. However, he escapes before she sees him, when he hears that his current girlfriend has been murdered. The wife searches the slum area of Honolulu known as Hell's Half Acre for him, he searches for his girlfriend's killer, and his gangland associates are looking for the two of them.
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1953
Terry and the Pirates
TV ShowJun 26, 1953

Terry and the Pirates

Terry and the Pirates is an …
Terry and the Pirates is an American adventure series based on Milton Caniff's comic strip, was telecast from June 26, 1953 to November 21, 1953. The syndicated series ran for 18 episodes and was produced by Don Sharpe Enterprises. Canada Dry Ginger Ale was the show's original sponsor.
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Scared Stiff
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MovieApr 27, 1953

Scared Stiff

Nightclub singer Larry Todd breaks off his romance with a …
Nightclub singer Larry Todd breaks off his romance with a beautiful showgirl when he realizes she's the girlfriend of a murderously jealous gangster. While on the run, Larry mistakenly believes he kills one of the mobsters and is helped to escape police by heiress Mary Carol, who smuggles Larry and partner Myron to Cuba. Mary has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island and, ignoring ominous warnings and threats, decides to take possession. While there, the trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer.
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Shane
MovieApr 23, 1953

Shane

Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch …
Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like Joe Starrett and his family, whose land Ryker wants. When Shane beats up Ryker's man Chris, Ryker tries to buy him. Then Shane and Joe take on the whole Ryker crew. Ryker sends to Cheyenne for truly evil gunslinger Wilson. Shane must clear out all the guns from the valley.
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Destination Gobi
MovieMar 20, 1953

Destination Gobi

A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the …
A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese air force. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles.
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1952
The Atomic City
MovieMay 1, 1952

The Atomic City

At Los Alamos, New Mexico, the maximum-security "atomic …
At Los Alamos, New Mexico, the maximum-security "atomic city" of U.S. nuclear-weapons research, top atomic scientist Frank Addison has a normal, middle-American life with his wife and son...until the boy is kidnapped by enemy agents to extort H-bomb secrets. Result, a fast moving chase thriller with some parental soul-searching.
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1950
Cargo to Capetown
MovieMar 30, 1950

Cargo to Capetown

The plot involves Ireland, captain of a tired oil tanker, and …
The plot involves Ireland, captain of a tired oil tanker, and Crawford, the ship's engineer. The pair soon find themselves at odds over their mutual affection for Drew (who happens to be Crawford's fiancee).
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1949
The Lone Ranger
TV ShowSep 15, 1949

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television …
The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television series that aired on the ABC Television network from 1949 to 1957, with Clayton Moore in the starring role. Jay Silverheels, a member of the Mohawk Aboriginal people in Canada, played The Lone Ranger's Indian companion Tonto.
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1948
Sword of the Avenger
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MovieJun 2, 1948

Sword of the Avenger

In 1827, in the Philippines, Robert Balagtas, is framed by his …
In 1827, in the Philippines, Robert Balagtas, is framed by his romantic rival and condemned to prison without trial. Years later, he escapes, finds a hidden treasure and returns to Manila a...
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1947
Jewels of Brandenburg
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MovieMay 2, 1947

Jewels of Brandenburg

Johnny Vickers is a US …
Johnny Vickers is a US government agent operating in London. Vickers puts a tail on the double agent Marcel Grandet, with whom he'd worked during World War II. Grandet has during this war a fortune in jewels stolen. With these jewels Grandet intends to finance a neo-Nazi movement. Posing as a fellow fascist, Travis is able to infiltrate the villains. But will Vickers be able to return the stolen jewels and save his own skin?
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Backlash
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MovieMar 1, 1947

Backlash

A body, believed to be that of a criminal lawyer, sends the …
A body, believed to be that of a criminal lawyer, sends the police hunting for the killer. The lawyer's wife, his partner, and an ex-convict are, in turn, suspected of the crime. But the body was incorrectly identified, and the lawyer is still alive. He murders his partner and is planning on killing his wife.
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1946
Dangerous Millions
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MovieNov 27, 1946

Dangerous Millions

A shipping magnate hatches a plan for testing the worth of his …
A shipping magnate hatches a plan for testing the worth of his heirs, none of whom he has ever seen. He summons them all to China, and lays psychological and physical snares in the part of each. Finding none of them worthy, he dismisses them all but does promise financial backing for an airline to Jack Clark (Kent Taylor.)
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1945
First Yank into Tokyo
MovieSep 5, 1945

First Yank into Tokyo

An American agent …
An American agent undergoes plastic surgery to make him look Japanese so he can infiltrate Japan and help to free an American POW.
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Back to Bataan
MovieMay 31, 1945

Back to Bataan

In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, …
In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders.
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1944
The Keys of the Kingdom
MovieDec 15, 1944

The Keys of the Kingdom

A young priest, Father …
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ...
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1943
Jack London
MovieNov 24, 1943

Jack London

Jack London, also known as The Story of Jack London, is a …
Jack London, also known as The Story of Jack London, is a 1943 American biographical film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Alfred Santell and produced by Samuel Bronston with Joseph H. Nadel as associate producer, from a screenplay by Isaac Don Levine and Ernest Pascal based on the book The Book of Jack London by Charmian London.
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Behind the Rising Sun
MovieAug 1, 1943

Behind the Rising Sun

Behind the Rising Sun is a …
Behind the Rising Sun is a 1943 American war film based on the 1941 book Behind the Rising Sun written by James R. Young. Later-blacklisted Edward Dmytryk directed the film, and it stars Margo, Tom Neal, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Ryan and Gloria Holden.
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Bombardier
MovieMay 14, 1943

Bombardier

Major Chick Davis proves to the U.S. Army the superiority of …
Major Chick Davis proves to the U.S. Army the superiority of high altitude precision bombing, and establishes a school for bombardiers. Training is followed in semi-documentary style, with personal dramas in subplots. The climax is a spectacular, if somewhat jingoistic, battle sequence.
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1942
Underground Agent
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MovieDec 3, 1942

Underground Agent

Lee Graham (Bruce Bennett) and Johnny Davis (Frank …
Lee Graham (Bruce Bennett) and Johnny Davis (Frank Albertson) are U.S. government agents, aided by Ann Carter (Leslie Brooks), assigned to prevent Nazi spies involved in a telephone-tapping scheme from infiltrating a California war-defense plant. To help them in their cause Lee invents an ingenious word-scrambler which leads to the round-up of the German spies.
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Little Tokyo, U.S.A.
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MovieJul 8, 1942

Little Tokyo, U.S.A.

Little Tokyo, U.S.A. is a 1942 American film. Produced in …
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. is a 1942 American film. Produced in the period just after the United States entered World War II, it was meant to alert Americans to the dangers of foreign agents. It is now controversial for its largely negative portrayal of Japanese-Americans.
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1935
Irene Richards
Marriage1935

Irene Richards

Married Irene Richards.
1908
Leonard Strong
BirthAugust 1908

Leonard Strong

Leonard Strong was born.
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