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Saturday Night at the Movies

04/01/2020

A real mix this year

1 Shake Hands With The Devil – James Cagney, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns,

Excellent supporting cast  with many well known actors e.g. Cyril Cusack then and later

 

In 1921 Dublin, the IRA battles the “Black & Tans,” special British forces given to harsh measures. Irish-American medical student Kerry O’Shea hopes to stay aloof, but saving a wounded friend gets him outlawed, and inexorably drawn into the rebel organization…under his former professor Sean Lenihan, who has “shaken hands with the devil” and begun to think of fighting as an end in itself. Complications arise when Kerry falls for a beautiful English hostage, and the British offer a peace treaty that is not enough to satisfy Lenihan.

2 The Big Combo (1955) – Cornel Wilde,Brian Donlevy,Jean Wallace

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond is on a personal crusade to bring down sadistic gangster Mr. Brown. He’s also dangerously obsessed with Brown’s girlfriend, the suicidal Susan Lowell. His main objective as a detective is to uncover what happened to a woman called “Alicia” from the crime boss’s past. Mr. Brown, his second-in-command McClure and thugs Fante and Mingo kidnap and torture the lieutenant, then pour a bottle of alcohol-based hair tonic down his throat before letting him go

3 Tainted Blood – Raquel Welch, Joan Van Ark

 

Thriller starring Raquel Welch about two young orphan women who are involved in murder. Also starring Joan Van Ark, Allie Mills, Kerri Green and Natasha Wagner.
“This neat little thriller directed by Matthew Patrick makes a valiant effort to conceal the killer’s identity and keep the level of interest high as one revelation after another sets the pendulum swinging between suspects.”

4 Like Mother,Like Son – Mary Tyler Moore, Gabriel Olds, Jean Stapleton, Robert Forester

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