Sunday, June 20, 2021

The sniper (1952) - another little known film noir directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr and Richard Kiley

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 89 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045465/

Cast

Arthur Franz ... Edward Miller
Adolphe Menjou ... Police Lt. Frank Kafka
Gerald Mohr ... Police Sgt. Joe Ferris
Marie Windsor ... Jean Darr
Richard Kiley ... Dr. James G. Kent
Frank Faylen ... Police Insp. Anderson
Mabel Paige ... Landlady

Description:In San Francisco, war veteran Edward Miller, who works as an errand boy for a dry cleaning company, has a sociopathic loathing for women. Those feelings are exacerbated by spying women he believes are a menace to those around them. Those feeling unchecked, Eddie goes on a killing spree of brunette women, at the same time leaving clues for police, short of turning himself in. He is referred to as the Sniper by the media and general public due to he killing via long distance firearm. The case is being led by Lt. Frank Kafka assisted by Sgt. Joe Ferris, who, besides knowing the killer using a military issued weapon that any vet would have, are largely stumped as to even the Sniper's profile, that is until they speak to police psychiatrist, Dr. James Kent.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g3pzvA6bKRMz66OSy5pKTAUWLAPe8IGr


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.87 GB, 3047 KBps, 23.976 fps, 768x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 84/45 MB (main/commentary), 132/72 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/2 channel(s), 0x55 = AAC/AAC, CBR/VBR


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


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by author, cinema historian and film noir expert Eddie Muller. 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, additional track on Track 2)

Sunday, June 6, 2021

99 River Street (1953) - film noir directed by Phil Karlson, starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes and Brad Dexter

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 83 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Phil Karlson
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045465/

Cast

John Payne ... Ernie Driscoll
Evelyn Keyes ... Linda James
Brad Dexter ... Victor Rawlins
Frank Faylen ... Stan Hogan
Peggie Castle ... Pauline Driscoll
Jay Adler ... Christopher
Jack Lambert ... Mickey

Description: Four years ago, short tempered Ernie Driscoll was seconds away from winning the world heavyweight championship, a bout he ultimately lost, which was called due to an eye injury. He has since been banned from fighting in New York state as he could lose his eyesight permanently if the eye gets reinjured. He is now a New York cabbie who hopes at least to get something more financially stable, such as owning a gas station, while his bitter wife, Pauline Driscoll, believes she gave up a promising show business career for him, although she was only a showgirl at the time only now to work in a florist shop. Needing an outlet to let go of his anger following an incident with Pauline and another with Linda James, a casual friend and struggling actress, Ernie decides to get back into boxing professionally. Ernie's problem really start when simultaneously he finds Pauline's dead body in the back of his cab and the police are looking for him for an assault charge pertaining to the incident with Linda. Ernie has a good idea of what the man who killed Pauline looks like, and why that man would frame him for the murder. With a couple of friends helping him, Ernie, with only a single lead, goes looking for the man to find out why he killed Pauline, while at the same time tries to elude the police before they pick him up for the assault and/or find Pauline's dead body and pin the murder on him.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KpV5PRzmTN3XFW_hAjM_3oJvP_ZFUM3S


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.88 GB, 3236 KBps, 23.976 fps, 792x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 155
Audio : 64/48 MB (main/commentary), 108/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2 channels, 0x55 = AAC/AAC, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (Separate Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, French, Greek, Turkish) posters and screenshots included


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by author, cinema historian and film noir expert Eddie Muller. 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, additional track on Track 2)

Monday, May 31, 2021

Woman on the run (1950) - little known film noir directed by Norman Foster, starring Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe and Robert Keith

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 87 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Norman Foster
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043142/

Cast

Ann Sheridan ... Eleanor Johnson
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dan Legget
Robert Keith ... Inspector Ferris
John Qualen ... Maibus
Frank Jenks ... Detective Shaw
Ross Elliott ... Frank Johnson

Description:In San Francisco, Frank Johnson witnesses a murder while walking with his dog. Inspector Ferris is in charge of the investigation and offers protection to Johnson to identify the killer and testify in court. Johnson flees from the police and Ferris brings his wife Eleanor Johnson to help him to find Johnson and convince him to testify in court. However, he finds that they have an unhappy marriage and Eleanor does not want to help him. Meanwhile the journalist Dan "Danny Boy" Legget offers a large amount for an exclusive interview with Johnson for his tabloid. While seeking Johnson out with Legget, Eleanor rekindles her love for her husband, not knowing the killer is close behind.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TsyV--0c8XU0WPbc_W6CYXwkLSQse9Lh


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.08 GB, 3811 KBps, 23.976 fps, 776x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 79/41 MB (main/commentary), 140/72 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/2 channel(s), 0x55 = AAC/AAC, CBR/VBR


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


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by author, cinema historian and film noir expert Eddie Muller. 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, additional track on Track 2)

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The hitch-hiker (1953) - little known film noir directed by Ida Lupino, starring Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy and William Talman

Rating 7.0/10
Runtime: 71 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Ida Lupino
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045877/

Cast

Edmond O'Brien ... Roy Collins
Frank Lovejoy ... Gilbert Bowen
William Talman ... Emmett Myers
José Torvay ... Capt. Alvarado
Sam Hayes ... Radio Broadcaster

Description: Two friends on a fishing trip pick up a stranded motorist who turns out to be a psychotic escaped convict. This sociopath has already murdered other good Samaritans in his efforts to evade authorities. He sadistically taunts and threatens the two men and perversely delights in telling them that he has them both marked for death sometime before the end of the trip. His destination is a ferryboat in Baja, California, which he hopes will help him get to the mainland. The hostages hope to stay alive long enough to escape or be rescued by Mexican authorities.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C9FL-gwnKyy7xrccwQAnkWq96DH8sKSY


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.06 GB, 4179 KBps, 23.976 fps, 656x480 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 146
Audio : 129 MB, 256 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC-3, CBR


Subtitles (Separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, Greek, German, Turkish) posters and screenshots included


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) - little known film noir directed by Don Siegel, starring Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen and Leo Gordon

Rating 7.0/10
Runtime: 81 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Don Siegel
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047417/

Cast

Neville Brand ... James V. Dunn
Emile Meyer ... Warden Reynolds
Frank Faylen ... Commissioner Haskell
Leo Gordon ... Crazy Mike Carnie
Robert Osterloh ... The Colonel
Paul Frees ... Monroe
Don Keefer ... Reporter
Alvy Moore ... Gator

Description: Movie producer, Walter Wanger, who did time, 4 months, after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, wanted to make a film which showed the appalling conditions he saw whilst incarcerated. Working with Don Siegel, they wrote this film. In protest to the brutal guards, substandard food, overcrowding and poor living conditions, inmates stage an uprising and take several guards hostage. Negotiations between the inmates and prison officials are stymied, by politicians interfering with the prison administration and by dissension and infighting amongst the inmates.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VZb22bNvbqL0ApXz1bCteUKMCiOUKBH3


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.95 GB, 3459 KBps, 23.976 fps, 790x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 60/37 MB (main/commentary), 103/65 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/1 channel, 0x55 = AAC/AAC, CBR/VBR


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


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film scholar Matthew H. Bernstein. 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, additional track on Track 2)

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The wild one (1953) - lesser known drama directed by Laslo Benedek, starring Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith and Lee Marvin

Rating 6.8/10
Runtime: 79 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Laslo Benedek
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047677/

Cast

Marlon Brando ... Johnny Strabler
Mary Murphy ... Kathie Bleeker
Robert Keith ... Sheriff Harry Bleeker
Lee Marvin ... Chino
Jay C. Flippen ... Sheriff Stew Singer
Peggy Maley ... Mildred
Hugh Sanders ... Charlie Thomas
Ray Teal ... Frank Bleeker

Description: Cop-hating Johnny Strabler is recounting the fateful events that led up to the "whole mess" as he calls it, his role in the mess and whether he could have stopped it from happening. The Black Rebels, a motorcycle gang of which Johnny is the leader, cause a ruckus using intimidation wherever they go, with their actions bordering on the unlawful. On the day of the mess, they invade a motorcycle racing event, at which they cause a general disturbance culminating with one of the gang members stealing a second place trophy to give to Johnny. Despite not being the larger winning trophy, it symbolizes to Johnny his leadership within the group. Their next stop is a small town where their disturbance and intimidation tactics continue. Some in town don't mind their arrival as long as they spend money. Harry Bleeker, the local sheriff, doesn't much like them but is so ineffective and weak that he doesn't do anything to stop them, much to the annoyance of some of the other townsfolk, who see the gang as being a criminal element not to be tolerated. Johnny is attracted to the innocent Kathie Bleeker, the waitress at the local café, who is initially intimidated by Johnny and the gang. His feelings change when he learns she is Sheriff Bleeker's daughter. The actions of the gang escalates when the Beetles, a splinter group of the Black Rebels, arrive in town. As things start to get out of hand between the gangs, some of the townsfolk, such as Charlie Thomas who is in his own right a bully albeit one of the "establishment", decide to take matters into their own hands.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Up0EYV9kZ0xR-JrKpy37pmYB5bsrX5bf


Video and audio information:

Video : 3.00 GB, 5422 KBps, 23.976 fps, 770x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 146
Audio : 253/37 MB (main/commentary), 448/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/2 channel(s), 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


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


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by author and film historian Jeanine Basinger. 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, additional track on Track 2)

Saturday, May 1, 2021

No down payment (1957) - little known social drama from director Martin Ritt, starring Joanne Wodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter, Cameron Mitchell, Patricia Owens, Pat Hingle and Barbara Rush

Rating 7.1/10
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Martin Ritt
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050771/

Cast

Joanne Woodward ... Leola Boone
Sheree North ... Isabelle Flagg
Tony Randall ... Jerry Flagg
Jeffrey Hunter ... David Martin
Cameron Mitchell ... Troy Boone
Patricia Owens ... Jean Martin
Barbara Rush ... Betty Kreitzer
Pat Hingle ... Herman Kreitzer

Description: The intertwined lives of four couples living in the new housing development, Sunrise Hills Estates, in the suburban American town of Sunrise Hills is presented, their backyards which form the equivalent of the four corners. Sunrise Hills by design is a homogeneous community of white, middle class, Christian families. Each of the four couples enter this living situation from different histories, with some seeing it solely as a stopover to something better while others spend their time trying to make Sunrise Hills the best place to live in seeing it as home in the long run. Regardless of which group into which they fall, each person does regard this living situation as an important and necessary step in their version of the American dream. The financial price for taking this step is being in debt for twenty-five years as houses, cars and other big ticket items can be easily purchased on credit no money down, something not available to people in their standing one generation earlier. That surface homogeneity in particular does not necessarily make for a harmonious community below the surface, especially as there is a natural course of outward neighborliness in everyone being the same and having the same views without that actually being the case.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jXXVqFg2dpItahRq2VG_LA7g8ytrOULi


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.62 GB, 3706 KBps, 23.976 fps, 1024x434 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 324 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6 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 (including hearing impaired) and Spanish) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The long, hot summer (1958) - classic drama directed by Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 117 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Martin Ritt
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051878/

Cast

Paul Newman ... Ben Quick
Joanne Woodward ... Clara Varner
Anthony Franciosa ... Jody Varner
Orson Welles ... Will Varner
Lee Remick ... Eula Varner
Angela Lansbury ... Minnie Littlejohn
Richard Anderson ... Alan Stewart
Sarah Marshall ... Agnes Stewart

Description: Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner, in ill health, owns many businesses and properties in Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi, including a plantation. To him, his children are a disappointment, who he sees as not being able to carry on the Varner name in the style to which he has built around it. Son Jody has no ambition and does not work, spending much of his time fooling around with his seductive wife, Eula. He finds twenty-three-year-old daughter Clara clever, but he feels she also wastes her time on more contemplative pursuits. While most of her contemporaries are married, Clara has been dating Alan Stewart, a genteel mama's boy, for six years. Will would not mind Alan so much if he too thought Alan had a bit of a forceful man in him, which he could demonstrate by actually asking Clara to marry him. Conversely, Jody laments that nothing he does is ever good enough for his father, while Clara plain does not like the way he treats them. Into their lives comes Ben Quick, who Jody hired while Will was hospitalized, to do some sharecropping on currently vacant land. Despite Will believing the unsubstantiated stories that Ben burned down someone's barn as an act of vengeance, Will becomes to view Ben as the son he never had, as he is much the same mold. As such, Will does whatever he can to get Ben to be part of the family to carry on the Varner name the way Will wants it be, which means marrying Clara. Through the process, Clara may come to a realization about what she really wants in life, while Jody does whatever he can to retain his position in the family...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J6XFPPdWCUZBXbEW-4CorZbB3_c74fZ6


Video and audio information:

Video : 3.05 GB, 3743 KBps, 23.976 fps, 1024x436 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 374 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


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

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Gentleman's agreement (1947) - classic drama directed by Elia Kazan, starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 118 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Elia Kazan
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039416/

Cast

Gregory Peck ... Philip Schuyler Green
Dorothy McGuire ... Kathy Lacy
John Garfield ... Dave Goldman
Celeste Holm ... Anne Dettrey
Anne Revere ... Mrs. Green
June Havoc ... Elaine Wales
Albert Dekker ... John Minify
Jane Wyatt ... Jane
Dean Stockwell ... Tommy Green
Sam Jaffe ... Prof. Fred Lieberman

Description: Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. He's not too keen on the series, mostly because he's not sure how to tackle the subject. Then it dawns on him: if he was to pretend to all and sundry that he was Jewish, he could then experience the degree of racism and prejudice that exists and write his story from that perspective. It takes little time for him to experience bigotry. His anger at the way he is treated also affects his relationship with Kathy Lacy, his publisher's niece and the person who suggested the series in the first place...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YkB5eKqP1ZV9TXTUMx4McHsQ8hAz7w2W


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.31 GB, 2797 KBps, 23.976 fps, 790x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 155
Audio : 83/72 MB, 98/84 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2 channels, 0x55 = AAC/AAC, CBR/VBR


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


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film critic Richard Schickel and actresses June Havoc and Celeste Holm. 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, additional track on Track 2)