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Saturday Night at the Movies

22/12/2018

1 Mike Hammer, My Gun Is Quick (1957) – film noir, Gangsters

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My Gun Is Quick is a 1957 film noir crime film based on the 1950 novel My Gun is Quick by Mickey Spillane. Written by Richard M. Powell and directed by Mike Hammer producer Victor Saville credited as Phil Victor and George White, the movie stars Robert Bray as private investigator Mike Hammer, Pamela Duncan as Velda, Hammer’s secretary

Private investigator Mike Hammer, by assisting a prostitute being assaulted, cannot help noticing a unique ring on her finger. Later, when she is found murdered that ring is nowhere to be found. From here the story moves to a cache of jewelry stolen by the Nazis during World War II and smuggled out of France after the war by an American army colonel, who, together with Mike Hammer, tries to find the ring and recover all the other jewels. However, many parties are on the lookout and the private eye runs into big trouble

2  Thousand Plane Raid

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The Thousand Plane Raid (also known as The One Thousand Plane Raid is a 1969 DeLuxe Color film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Christopher George and Laraine Stephens. Although claimed to be derived from Ralph Barker‘s The Thousand Plane Raid(also published as The Thousand Plan: the Story of the First Thousand Bomber Raids on Cologne), the storyline of the film inaccurately portrays the first raid as an 8th Air Force mission while the actual attack was undertaken by 1,047 Royal Air Force bombers against the city of Cologne, Germany in May 1942

In 1943, Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George), stationed at a United States Army Air Forces 8th Air Force, 103rd Bomb Group base in England, attempts to persuade superiors that a massive, co-ordinated daylight bombing raid will hasten the end of World War II. In spite of the mission’s extreme difficulty and risk, his plan is eventually put into effect against a vital enemy aircraft factory in central Germany.

3 Dark Waters (1944) – Merle Oberon,Franchot Tone,Fay Bainter,Thomas Mitchell

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Dark Waters is a 1944 Gothic film noir based on the novel of the same name by Francis and Marian Cockrell. It was directed by Andre DeToth and starred Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone and Thomas Mitchell

uncle’s Louisiana plantation to recuperate, but her relatives have other ideas.

4 A Shock To The System (1990) – Michael Caine, Elizabeth McGovern, Peter Riegert, Swoosie Kurtz

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A Shock to the System is a 1990 American dark comedy crime thriller film directed by Jan Egleson and starring Michael Caine, Swoosie Kurtz, Elizabeth McGovern, and Peter Riegert. It is based on the 1984 novel A Shock to the Systemby British author Simon Brett.

Family man Graham Marshall, a long-time executive in a large advertising company, is unexpectedly passed over for promotion. Marshall is angry and disappointed. His wife, Leslie, is devastated and continually reproaches her husband for his apparent lack of ambition and willpower.

An unfortunate accident occurs in the subway, caused by Marshall, in which a panhandler is killed. Marshall is able to leave unobserved, which gives him a whole new set of ideas as far as his future life is concerned.

Deciding to take revenge on the people who have caused him problems in his life, Marshall starts meticulously planning their deaths

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