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Luther Adler

  • May 04, 1903 - Dec 08, 1984 (age 81)
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1984
Luther Adler
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Luther Adler

Luther Adler passed away.
1981
Absence of Malice
MovieNov 15, 1981

Absence of Malice

Michael Colin Gallagher is the son of a long dead Mafia boss …
Michael Colin Gallagher is the son of a long dead Mafia boss who is a simple liquor warehouse owner. Frustrated in his attempt to solve a murder of a union head, a prosecutor leaks a false story that Gallagher is a target of the investigation, hoping that he will tell them something for protection. As his life begins to unravel, others are hurt by the story. Megan Carter, the reporter, is in the clear under the Absence of Malice rule in slander and libel cases. Knowing nothing to trade to the prosecutors, Gallagher must regain control of his life on different ground.
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1976
Voyage of the Damned
MovieDec 20, 1976

Voyage of the Damned

In 1939, Germany's Hamburg-America Line announced a …
In 1939, Germany's Hamburg-America Line announced a voyage from Germany to Cuba. 937 people, the vast majority being Jews, signed up for the opportunity to escape Nazi Germany. Unbeknownst to the passengers, the visas they purchased were from a corrupt Cuban director of immigration, and they were invalid. Upon arrival in Havana, only 28 people were allowed to disembark, while the rest remained on board for weeks as they sailed to Florida, and eventually Canada, searching for safe haven. Sadly the ship returned to Antwerp after more than a month at sea. Forced back under Nazi rule as the low countries fell, it is estimated that approximately 250 of the refugees died in the extermination camps in occupied Poland.
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1975
Mean Johnny Barrows
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MovieNov 27, 1975

Mean Johnny Barrows

Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged …
Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no money, he gets a job at a gas station run by a racist jerk. After a while, he beats him up and is thrown in jail again. Shortly after, a mobster hires him as a mafia hit man because of his military training and he now gets caught in the middle of a rival gang war between two families.
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Murph the Surf
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MovieJun 11, 1975

Murph the Surf

Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. …
Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection from New York's American Museum of Natural History. Called "The Greatest Jewel Heist of the 20th Century", the robbers took twenty-two precious gems, including the Star of India, the 100.32-carat de Long Ruby and the 16.25-carat Eagle Diamond, stones so famous they would be impossible to sell.
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The Man in the Glass Booth
MovieJan 27, 1975

The Man in the Glass Booth

Arthur Goldman is a rich …
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt--but their own.
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1974
Crazy Joe
MovieFeb 8, 1974

Crazy Joe

Crazy Joe is a 1974 crime film directed by Carlo Lizzani. …
Crazy Joe is a 1974 crime film directed by Carlo Lizzani. The film is a fictionalized retelling of Joseph Gallo, a mobster who was gunned down on April 7, 1972, at a clam house in Little Italy. The film stars Peter Boyle in the title role, with Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Rip Torn and Eli Wallach.
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1972
Hec Ramsey
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TV ShowOct 8, 1972

Hec Ramsey

Hec Ramsey is a television Western series that aired on …
Hec Ramsey is a television Western series that aired on NBC from 1972 to 1974, starring Richard Boone. The series was created by Jack Webb's production company, Mark VII Limited in association with Universal's television productions. The series was first broadcast in the United States by NBC as part of the NBC Mystery Movie, a wheel series format.
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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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Search
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TV ShowSep 13, 1972

Search

Search is an American science fiction series that aired on …
Search is an American science fiction series that aired on Wednesday nights on NBC at 10 pm ET, from September 1972 to August 1973. It ran for 23 episodes, not including the two-hour pilot film originally titled Probe. When picked up for series production, the title had to be changed because Probe was the name of an existing PBS series.
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1970
The Psychiatrist
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TV ShowDec 14, 1970

The Psychiatrist

The Psychiatrist is an American television series about a …
The Psychiatrist is an American television series about a young psychiatrist with unorthodox methods of helping his patients. Roy Thinnes played the title role of Dr. James Whitman. Luther Adler co-starred as Dr. Bernard Altman, the older psychiatrist with whom Whitman worked. Two episodes of the short-lived series, "The Private World of Martin Dalton" and "Par for the Course," were directed by Steven Spielberg. The regular hour-long series ran from February 3, 1971, to March 10 of the same year.
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1968
The Brotherhood
MovieDec 1, 1968

The Brotherhood

The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army …
The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ...
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Hawaii Five-O
TV ShowSep 20, 1968

Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama …
Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and created by Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. At the airing of its last episode it was the longest-running police drama in American television history.
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The Name of the Game
TV ShowSep 20, 1968

The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game is an American television series …
The Name of the Game is an American television series starring Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack, which aired from 1968 to 1971 on NBC, totaling 76 episodes of 90 minutes each. The show was a wheel series, setting the stage for The Bold Ones and the NBC Mystery Movie in the 1970s. The program had the largest budget of any television series at that time.
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1966
Mission: Impossible
TV ShowSep 17, 1966

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an American television series, created and …
Mission: Impossible is an American television series, created and initially produced by Bruce Geller, chronicling the exploits of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. Each episode opens with a fast-paced montage that unfolds as the series' theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin plays, after which in a prologue Briggs or Phelps receives his instructions from a voice delivered on a recording which then self-destructs.
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Cast a Giant Shadow
MovieMar 30, 1966

Cast a Giant Shadow

An American Army officer is recruited by Jews in …
An American Army officer is recruited by Jews in Palestine to help them form an army. The surrounding Arab countries are opposed to the creation of the state of Israel. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.
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1961
Straightaway
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TV ShowOct 6, 1961

Straightaway

Straightaway is a 26-week half-hour adventure/drama …
Straightaway is a 26-week half-hour adventure/drama television series which aired on ABC during the 1961–1962 season – the story of two young men who operate a garage and engage in auto racing.
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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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1960
Route 66
TV ShowOct 7, 1960

Route 66

Route 66 is an American television drama that premiered on …
Route 66 is an American television drama that premiered on CBS on October 7, 1960, and ran until March 20, 1964, for a total of 116 episodes. The series was created by Herbert B. Leonard and Stirling Silliphant, who were also responsible for the ABC drama Naked City, from which Route 66 was indirectly spun off. Both series employed a format with elements of both traditional drama and anthology drama, but the difference was where the shows were set: Naked City was set in New York City, while Route 66 had its setting change from week to week, with each episode being shot on location.
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1959
The Last Angry Man
MovieOct 22, 1959

The Last Angry Man

As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help …
As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help the sick, the poor and the unfortunate in his decrepit neighborhood, Paul Muni is the testy old man who faces life without compromise and David Wayne is the troubled television producer fighting to preserve his career.
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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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The Play of the Week
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TV ShowOct 12, 1959

The Play of the Week

The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of …
The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of televised stage plays which aired in NTA Film Network syndication from October 12, 1959 to May 1, 1961.
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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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Julia Roche
Marriage1959

Julia Roche

Married Julia Roche.
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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Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
TV ShowOct 6, 1958

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Westinghouse Desilu …
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on the Columbia Broadcasting System between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.
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Naked City
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

Naked City

Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which …
Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which was broadcast from 1958 to 1959 and from 1960 to 1963 on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them."
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1957
DuPont Show of the Month
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TV ShowSep 29, 1957

DuPont Show of the Month

DuPont Show of the Month …
DuPont Show of the Month was a 90-minute television anthology series that aired monthly on CBS from 1957 to 1961. The DuPont Company also sponsored a weekly half-hour anthology drama series hosted by June Allyson, The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–61).
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1956
Playhouse 90
TV ShowOct 4, 1956

Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama …
Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
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Hot Blood
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MovieMar 1, 1956

Hot Blood

Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco …
Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.
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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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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
MovieOct 1, 1955

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

The Girl in the Red Velvet …
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.
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Crashout
MovieMar 1, 1955

Crashout

Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six …
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.
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1954
The Miami Story
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MovieMay 3, 1954

The Miami Story

When Miami, Florida became national headquarters for a …
When Miami, Florida became national headquarters for a ten billion dollar crime syndicate ruled by crime-czar Tomy Brill (Luther Adler), whose chief henchman is Ted Delacorte (John Baer), a citizen's committee enlists the aid of a reformed gangster Mick Flakk (Barry Sullivan), a widower with a ten-year-old son, pretends to move in on Brill's rackets. Brill's henchmen beat up a woman,Holly Abbott (Beverly Garland), whom Flagg has befriended to get the dope on Flagg's plans, he orders the police to raid the syndicate's gambling-club. Brill counters by having Flagg's son, Gil Flagg (David Kasday), kidnapped.
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1953
The Motorola Television Hour
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TV ShowNov 3, 1953

The Motorola Television Hour

The Motorola Television …
The Motorola Television Hour is an hour-long anthology series which alternated bi-weekly with The United States Steel Hour on ABC. The show premiered on November 3, 1953 and was last aired on June 1, 1954. It was produced by Herbert Brodkin and sponsored by Motorola. Writers included Neil Simon, Rod Serling, and William McCleery. Its directors were Daniel Petrie, Ralph Nelson, and Don Richardson. The series aired live from New York City...
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General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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1951
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
MovieOct 17, 1951

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

This biopic follows Rommel's …
This biopic follows Rommel's career after the Afrika Korps, including his work on the defenses of Fortress Europe as well as his part in the assassination attempt on Hitler, and his subsequent suicide.
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M
MovieMar 1, 1951

M

In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the …
In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.
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1950
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
MovieAug 4, 1950

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

The criminal Ralph Cotter …
The criminal Ralph Cotter and his partner Carleton flee from the prison, but Carleton is wounded and Ralph executes him with a bullet on the head. Carleton's sister Holiday helps Ralph to escape and kills a guard. The clever Ralph manipulates Holiday and she becomes his lover. Then he blackmails and bribes the dirty Inspector Charles Weber and Lieutenant John Reece and associates to the corrupt lawyer Keith 'Cherokee' Mandon. Ralph gets a new identity and he gets a license to carry gun. When Ralph meets the wealthy Margaret Dobson, Mandon advises him that she is a dangerous woman, since her father is the powerful Ezra Dobson. But the ambitious Ralph does not pay attention to Mandon's advice and leaves Holiday with tragic consequences.
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Under My Skin
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MovieMar 17, 1950

Under My Skin

After expatriate American jockey Danny Arnold double …
After expatriate American jockey Danny Arnold double-crosses ruthless gambler Louis Bork, he flees Italy with his adoring son Joe, who isn't aware of his father's lies and corruption. While in France he begins a relationship with a beautiful French nightclub singer and buys a problematic racehorse that no one seems to be able to train. After Joe suggests that the horse has a future as a jumper, Danny converts him to the steeplechase and turns him into a consistent winner. When Bork shows up and tells him he must lose the big race or die, Danny must weigh his life against his son's faith that he has become a man of honor.
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Robert Montgomery Presents
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TV ShowJan 30, 1950

Robert Montgomery Presents

Robert Montgomery …
Robert Montgomery Presents is an American dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950, until June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was altered to feature the sponsor, usually Lucky Strike cigarettes, for example, Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater, ....The Johnson's Wax Program, and so on.
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1949
D.O.A.
MovieDec 22, 1949

D.O.A.

Small-town accountant Frank Bigelow goes to San …
Small-town accountant Frank Bigelow goes to San Francisco for a week's fun prior to settling down with fiancée Paula. After a night on the town, he wakes up with more than just a hangover; doctors tell him he's been given a "luminous toxin" with no antidote and has, at most, a week to live! Not knowing who did it or why, Bigelow embarks on a frantic odyssey to find his own murderer.
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House of Strangers
MovieJun 30, 1949

House of Strangers

In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max …
In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max Monetti goes to the bank of his brothers Joe, Tony and Pietro Monetti and promises revenge to them. Then he visits his lover Irene Bennett that asks him to forget the past and start a new life. Max recalls the early 30s, when he is the favorite son of his father Gino Monetti, who has a bank in the East Side. Gino is a tyrannical and egocentric self-made man that raises his family in an environment of hatred and Max is a competent lawyer engaged with Maria Domenico. When Max meets the confident Irene, he has a troubled love affair with her. In 1933, with the new Banking Act reaches Gino for misapplication of funds. Max plots a plan to help his father but is betrayed by his brothers. Now Max will see his brothers that have also being raised under the motto "Never Forgive, Never Forget".
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1948
Wake of the Red Witch
MovieDec 30, 1948

Wake of the Red Witch

Wake of the Red Witch is a …
Wake of the Red Witch is a sea-faring action-adventure film. It is notable for being one of the few times John Wayne was in a high seas adventure. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Garland Roark. John Wayne plays Captain Ralls, who fights against a Dutch shipping magnate aboard the red Witch for the hand of Gail Russell and a fortune in gold. While the two men hate each other and are major rivals, they also have a grudging respect for each other as worthy adversaries. They also have a complex symbiotic relationship, where one needs the other even as they vie to come out ahead of each other.
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Studio One
TV ShowNov 7, 1948

Studio One

Studio One is an American radio anthology drama series that …
Studio One is an American radio anthology drama series that was also adapted to television. It was created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC. It aired under several variant titles: Studio One in Hollywood, Studio One Summer Theatre, Westinghouse Studio One and Westinghouse Summer Theatre.
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The Loves of Carmen
MovieAug 23, 1948

The Loves of Carmen

A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to …
A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime.
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Saigon
MovieMar 31, 1948

Saigon

After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will …
After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry.
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1945
Cornered
MovieNov 16, 1945

Cornered

On being demobbed at the end of the war, Canadian flyer …
On being demobbed at the end of the war, Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard returns to France to discover who ordered the killing of a group of Resistence fighters including his new bride. He identifies Vichy collaborator Marcel Jarnac, who is reported as dead himself. Not believing this, Gerard follows the trail to Argentina where it is apparent that Nazism is also far from dead.
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1939
Jacob Adler
ChildOctober 1939

Jacob Adler

Jacob Adler born.
1938
Sylvia Sidney
MarriageAugust 1938

Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow; August 8, 1910 – July 1, …
Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow; August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of stage, screen and film, who rose to prominence in the 1930s appearing in numerous crime dramas.
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1937
Lancer Spy
MovieOct 8, 1937

Lancer Spy

An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer …
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
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1903
Luther Adler
BirthMay 1903

Luther Adler

Luther Adler was born.
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