Sunday, June 25, 2017

Clash by night (1952) - another little known film noir from director Fritz Lang, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan and Marylin Monroe

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Fritz Lang
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044502/

Cast

Barbara Stanwyck ... Mae Doyle D'Amato
Paul Douglas ... Jerry D'Amato
Robert Ryan ... Earl Pfeiffer
Marilyn Monroe ... Peggy
J. Carrol Naish ... Uncle Vince
Silvio Minciotti ... Papa D'Amato
Keith Andes ... Joe Doyle

Description: The bitter and cynical Mae Doyle returns to the fishing village where she was raised after deceptive loves and life in New York. She meets her brother, the fisherman Joe Doyle, and he lodges her in his home. Mae is courted by Jerry D'Amato, a good and naive man that owns the boat where Joe works, and he introduces his brutal friend Earl Pfeiffer, who works as theater's projectionist and is cheated by his wife. She does not like Earl and his jokes, but Jerry considers him his friend and they frequently see each other. Mae decides to accept the proposal of Jerry and they get married and one year later they have a baby girl. When the wife of Earl leaves him, he becomes depressed and Mae, who is bored with her loveless marriage, has an affair with him.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_U0FpVnZ0bHVJY0k

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=19701821529332750992


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.71 GB, 2296 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x480 ~> 718x538 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 146/61 MB (main/commentary), 192/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, with audio interview excerpts of director Fritz Lang. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentary on Track 2)

Murder by contract (1958) - little known film noir from director Irving Lerner, starring Vince Edwards and Caprice Toriel

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 81 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Irving Lerner
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051959/

Cast

Vince Edwards ... Claude
Phillip Pine ... Marc
Herschel Bernardi ... George
Caprice Toriel ... Billie Williams
Michael Granger ... Mr. Moon
Kathie Browne ... Mary - Secretary and Party Girl
Joseph Mell ... Harry - Hotel Room Waiter

Description: Claude is a young man with a regular job, no history of trouble with the law and no chance of making any real money. He also has the brains and emotional detachment to make the big bucks as a hit man, and that becomes his new job title. A string of successful hits gets him sent to Los Angeles for his latest job. There he is accompanied by two goons: one who is perpetually nervous and the other who quickly worships the young man as a hero. The cold, ruthless hit man finally becomes unglued when he finds out that his latest target is a woman. She's a witness, set to testify against his boss, and guarded day and night by the police. It's her femininity that worries Claude: women are unpredictable, they don't do what you expect. Claude eventually proves that he is the unpredictable one and his own worst enemy.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_eWk3MmtBRG9TUFE

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=72955232217099238509


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.45 GB, 2579 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x460 ~> 851x460 (1.85:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 110 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included

Saturday, June 24, 2017

On dangerous ground (1951) - another film noir from director Nicholas Ray, starring Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 82 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Nichols Ray
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043879/

Cast

Ida Lupino ... Mary Malden
Robert Ryan ... Jim Wilson
Ward Bond ... Walter Brent
Charles Kemper ... Pop Daly
Anthony Ross ... Pete Santos
Ed Begley ... Capt. Brawley

Description: The lonely and tough Jim Wilson is an efficient detective that frequently uses excessive violence to resolve his cases and even his partners do not approve his behavior. While chasing two cop killers, he blows the bladder of another suspect during the interrogation to get the information to catch the assassins. He is warned by his chief Captain Brawley to cool off, and when he beats another suspect on the street, Brawley sends him "upstate to Siberia" in the cold Westham to calm down and help the locals in a murder case of a girl. When he arrives, he visits the family of the victim, whose father Walter Brent is decided to kill the murderer. They chase the man through the snow, and after a car accident, they reach the isolated house of Mary Malden, a blind woman that lives alone in the middle of nowhere with her brother Danny that has mental problem. Brent and Jim are lodged by Mary to spend the night, and Jim is affected by Mary in a process of humanization and redemption.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_U0NqZ0pnM0cxT3M

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=35127793466295981491


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.74 GB, 3036 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 658x480 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 148
Audio : 150/42 MB (main/commentary), 256/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Czech) posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film historian Glenn Erickson. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentary on Track 2)

Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor AKA Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958) - second installment of biographical drama from director Sergei M. Eisenstein

Rating 7.6/10
Runtime: 85 min
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union
Directed by: Sergei M. Eisenstein
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051790/

Cast

Nikolay Cherkasov ... Czar Ivan IV
Serafima Birman ... Boyarina Efrosinia Staritskaya
Pavel Kadochnikov ... Vladimir Andreyevich Staritsky
Mikhail Zharov ... Czar's Guard Malyuta Skuratov
Amvrosi Buchma ... Czar's Guard Aleksei Basmanov
Vsevolod Pudovkin ... Nikolay the Fanatic (as V.I. Pudovkin)
Mikhail Kuznetsov ... Fyodor Basmanov
Aleksandr Mgebrov ... Novgorod's Archbishop Pimen
Andrei Abrikosov ... Archbishop Philip (formerly Fyodor Kolychev)
Vladimir Balashov ... Pyotr Volynets
Erik Pyryev ... Ivan IV as a boy
Mikhail Nazvanov ... Prince Andrei Kurbsky
Pavel Massalsky ... King Sigismund of Poland
Ada Vojtsik ... Elena Glinskaya, Ivan's Mother

Description: His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip the monk, and makes him metropolitan bishop of Moscow. Philip, however, takes his cues from the boyars and tries to bend Ivan to the will of the church. Ivan faces down Philip and lets loose his private force, the Oprichniks, on the boyars. Led by the Tsar's aunt, Euphrosyne, the boyers plot to assassinate Ivan and enthrone her son, Vladimir. At a banquet, Ivan mockingly crowns Vladimir and sends him in royal robes into the cathedral where the assassin awaits.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_aFNjX1h6QS12cm8

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=18495301868137634874


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.08 GB, 1810 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704x470 ~> 704x528 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 128
Audio : 79 MB, 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Greek) posters and screenshots included

Friday, June 23, 2017

The tall T (1957) - a little known western from director Budd Boetticher, starring Randolph Scott, Richard Boone and Maureen O'Sullivan

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 74 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051047/

Cast

Randolph Scott ... Pat Brennan
Richard Boone ... Frank Usher
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Doretta Mims
John Hubbard ... Willard Mims
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Ed Rintoon
Skip Homeier ... Billy Jack
Henry Silva ... Chink

Description: Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_VzB5NFZ5RDFVZFU

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=75050371211748688185


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.48 GB, 2843 Kbps, 25 fps, 718x552 ~> 1021x552 (1.85:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 128
Audio : 102 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Greek, Italian closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Serbian, Finnish, Danish) posters and screenshots included

Dead reckoning (1947) - film noir from director John Cromwell, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 100 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: John Cromwell
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039305/

Cast

Humphrey Bogart ... Capt. 'Rip' Murdock
Lizabeth Scott ... 'Dusty' Chandler
Morris Carnovsky ... Martinelli
Charles Cane ... Lt. Kincaid
William Prince ... Sgt. Johnny Drake
Marvin Miller ... Krause
Wallace Ford ... McGee
James Bell ... Father Logan

Description: After WWII, Rip Murdock's comrade in arms Johnny Drake disappears. Rip tries to track Johnny down and discovers a body burned beyond recognition that could be Johnny's. Rip discovers Johnny had been involved in a love triangle with Coral and her husband before the war. When Coral's husband was found shot to death, prime suspect Johnny disappeared by enlisting under a fake name. Rip has his hands full with the captivating Coral, the mystery of the burned body, the unsolved murder of Coral's husband, and an unfriendly mobster running the local gambling establishment.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzph8sb3Hdu_eWhodTRhZE1razg

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=33473793783986810503


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.33 GB, 1893 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 712x480 ~> 712x534 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 138 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Greek, Czech, Finnish, Danish) posters and screenshots included

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Born to kill (1947) - lesser known film noir from director Robert Wise, starring Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 92 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Robert Wise
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039211/

Cast

Claire Trevor ... Helen
Lawrence Tierney ... Sam
Walter Slezak ... Arnett
Phillip Terry ... Fred
Audrey Long ... Georgia
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Marty
Isabel Jewell ... Laury Palmer
Esther Howard ... Mrs. Kraft

Description: In Reno a man kills a girl he likes and her boyfriend out of jealousy; it may not be the first time. A woman whose divorce has just come through finds the bodies but decides not to become involved. The two meet next day on the train to San Francisco unaware of this link between them. They are attracted to each other, and the relationship survives his marriage to her half-sister for money and status. It even survives the woman discovering that he was the murderer, though she may not realise how easily someone who has killed this way before can do so again.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_eDZya21vT3R0em8

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=47578184171001486456


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.38 GB, 2097 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x480 ~> 720x537 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 107
Audio : 126 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, Turkish, Serbian) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The breaking point (1950) - lesser known film noir from director Michael Curtiz, starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 97 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042281/

Cast

John Garfield ... Harry Morgan
Patricia Neal ... Leona Charles
Phyllis Thaxter ... Lucy Morgan
Juano Hernandez ... Wesley Park
Wallace Ford ... F.R. Duncan
Edmon Ryan ... Rogers
Ralph Dumke ... Hannagan
Guy Thomajan ... Danny
William Campbell ... Concho
Sherry Jackson ... Amelia Morgan

Description: Fishing boat captain Harry Morgan charters his boat. Due to strained finances, he is none too careful as to whom he does business with. Real trouble erupts when Harry hires out his boat to transport four men who turn out to be criminals on the lam from a racetrack heist.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_WjBUOXgxNWNjbTg

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=04650168526773865115


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.25 GB, 1840 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 716x480 ~> 716x537 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 134 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (separate English, Spanish, French, Croatian) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ivan Groznyy AKA Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) - biographical drama from director Sergei M. Eisenstein, starring Nikolay Cherkasov

Rating 7.6/10
Runtime: 99 min
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union
Directed by: Sergei M. Eisenstein
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037824/

Cast

Nikolay Cherkasov ... Czar Ivan IV
Lyudmila Tselikovskaya ... Czarina Anastasia Romanovna
Serafima Birman ... Boyarina Efrosinia Staritskaya
Mikhail Nazvanov ... Prince Andrei Kurbsky
Mikhail Zharov ... Czar's Guard Malyuta Skuratov
Amvrosi Buchma ... Czar's Guard Aleksei Basmanov
Mikhail Kuznetsov ... Fyodor Basmanov
Pavel Kadochnikov ... Vladimir Andreyevich Staritsky
Andrei Abrikosov ... Boyar Fyodor Kolychev
Aleksandr Mgebrov ... Novgorod's Archbishop Pimen
Maksim Mikhaylov ... Archdeacon
Vladimir Balashov ... Piotr Volynetz

Description: In 1547, Ivan IV (1530-1584), archduke of Moscow, crowns himself Tsar of Russia and sets about reclaiming lost Russian territory. In scenes of his coronation, his wedding to Anastasia, his campaign against the Tartars in Kazan, his illness when all think he will die, recovery, campaigns in the Baltic and Crimea, self-imposed exile in Alexandrov, and the petition of Muscovites that he return, his enemies among the boyars threaten his success. Chief among them are his aunt, who wants to advance the fortunes of her son, a simpleton, and Kurbsky, a warrior prince who wants both power and the hand of Anastasia. Ivan deftly plays to the people to consolidate his power.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_WkNRMzdicndtMEU

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=88262620866920893023


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.47 GB, 2121 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 702x476 ~> 702x526 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 128
Audio : 91 MB, 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Greek) posters and screenshots included