He Walked by Night
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Director: Robert Siodmak
Romantic, obsessive Steve Thompson is drawn back to L.A. to make another try for Anna, his former wife. However, Anna belongs now to the L.A. underworld. Steve believes he can rescue her, ignoring the advice and warnings of people who would try to save him. He commits himself to a dangerous course of action that quickly takes everyone somewhere unintended.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Director: Orson Welles
Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but, though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.
Genre: Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
Director: John Brahm
Philip Marlowe is hired when a rare doubloon is stolen, and he soon discovers that it is being used for blackmail purposes. Marlowe's involvement has him encounter a girl who goes into hysterics when touched by a man; a domineering mother; three corpses; a couple of scuffles in which he gets his clock cleaned; a secretary who killed her boss, which is the reason Raymond Chandler called his story "The High Window", and a rich boy (who qualifies as a S.O.B. by two definitions) who is having trouble with the Mafia. So, what's not to like.
Genre: Mystery, Western
Director: Alfred L. Werker
After three years on the run, Jim Guthrie returns with the scar of a rope burn on his neck. In flashback we learn how he was framed for murder but then escaped from the lynch mob just as he was about to be hung. Tired of running, he has returned to find the real killer and the Sheriff has given him just three hours to do it.
Genre: Thriller, Romance, Crime, Film-Noir
Director: Don Siegel
Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip, just in time for the climactic finale. Very tight script and pacing.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Director: Dan Curtis
Reporter Carl Kolchak is now in Seattle, Washington, trying to solve the mystery of several strangulations that recur every few years where the victims are drained of blood in this second made for TV pilot.
Country: USA, UK
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director: John Huston
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Sci-Fi
Director: John Sturges
A germ that could destroy life on Earth is stolen from a biological warfare lab and the thief threatens to release it into the open, prompting a security officer to act.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Director: J. Lee Thompson
On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of king Balam.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation
Director: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney
Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Director: Alfred L. Werker
The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: James Bridges
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.