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Saturday Night at the Movies

11/05/2019

1 Finger of Guilt aka The Intimate Stranger (1956) – Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy directed by Joseph Losey

The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey] It was released in the U.S. as Finger of Guilt

Reggie Wilson’s Hollywood career as a film editor ended after he had an affair with his boss’s wife. He then moved to England, became successful and married the daughter of a producer . They are both working on a new film ‘Eclipse’. His new life is threatened when he starts receiving intimate letters from a woman. She reminds him of a relationship they had some time ago but he genuinely has no knowledge of it . Has he a sick mind or is he the victim of an evil scheme?

2 The Crystal Ball (1943) – Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard

A maid, in cahoots with Madame Zenobia (Gladys George), a fake psychic, fools Jo Ainsly (Virginia Field) into believing Zenobia to be a gifted fortune teller.

Jo helps a young beauty queen, Toni Gerard (Paulette Goddard), find a job with Pop Tibbots (Cecil Kellaway) in an arcade. Toni ends up conspiring with Madame Zenobia to fool Jo’s handsome attorney, Brad Cavanaugh (Ray Milland), into buying a piece of land.

The plan backfires when the land purchase gets Brad in trouble with the government. Toni, who has fallen for Brad, tries to persuade Zenobia to reveal her deceit, but Zenobia locks her in a closet and flees. Toni has to convince Brad that her love for him is real.

3 The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) [Drama] [Comedy]

The Man Who Walked Alone is a 1945 American B film romantic comedy film produced by PRC Pictures, Inc., directed by Christy Cabanne, with top-billed Dave O’Brien and Kay Aldridge, along with Walter Catlett and Guinn (Big Boy) Williams.

4 Man in the Saddle – Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Alexander Knox

Man in the Saddle is a 1951 Technicolor Western film directed by Andre DeToth starring Randolph Scott. The screenplay is based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Haycox.

Man in the Saddle was the first of the many lucrative collaborations between its star Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown.

The film’s plot centers on a farmer (Scott) who turns to violence when a powerful and ruthless land baron (Knox) tries to take over his land. In the process he is caught between two women, the ambitious Laurie (Leslie) and the down-to-earth Nan (Drew). The climax of the film is a fierce fistfight between Scott and John Russell.

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