Category Archives: Crime-Mystery-Spy

Nightmare In The Sun (1965)

A number of big names in a little production about blackmail and murder in a desert town in California. Look for a young Robert Duvall as a punk on a motorcycle. A hitchhiker (John Derek) gets a ride into a … Continue reading

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Fly-By-Night (1943)

Comedy about a doctor and a sketch artist that get mixed up in murder and Nazi spies. It’s sometimes billed as a drama but that’s not the case. There are dramatic moments but it is absolutely a comedy. It’s based … Continue reading

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Johnny Staccato (1959-60)

The show tries really hard to be oh so hip that it’s a complete embarrassment. You can’t question John Cassavetes acting ability but he can’t save the silliness of overdoing it to make a character look cool. Johnny is a … Continue reading

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The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

Weak adaption of Raymond Chandler’s 1943 Philip Marlowe novel “The High Window.” George Montgomery is not a very convincing Marlowe. Of course it’s a tough act to follow when you consider Humphrey Bogart and Dick Powell played the role before. … Continue reading

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An Inspector Calls (1954)

Alastair Sim is in top form (he always is) as a police inspector looking into a girl’s suicide. He shows up at a rich family’s house while they’re just finishing dinner. It takes place in 1912. It’s based on a … Continue reading

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The Law And Mr.Jones (1960-62)

James Whitmore is lawyer Abraham Lincoln Jones who specializes in mostly white collar crime. Conlan Carter is his paralegal C.E.Carruthers and Janet De Gore is his secretary Marsha Spear. The show was cancelled after the first season but a flood … Continue reading

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Midnight Taxi (1937)

The good old stuff. It’s the Feds vs. the counterfeiters as one agent goes undercover as a taxi driver. A reporter is killed just before he can name Mr.Big in the counterfeiting racket. He’s run off the road by cab … Continue reading

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