George Sanders

George Sanders

Born: July 3, 1906
Died: April 25, 1972
in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was a British film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned over forty years. His heavy upper-class English accent and smooth bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is perhaps best known as Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), Scott ffolliott in Foreign Correspondent (1940, a rare heroic part), The Saran of Gaza in Samson and Delilah (1949), the most popular film of the year, Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950, for which he won an Oscar), Sir Brian De Bois-Guilbert in Ivanhoe (1952), King Richard the Lionheart in King Richard and the Crusaders (1954), Mr. Freeze in a two-parter episode of Batman (1966), the voice of the malevolent man-hating tiger Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book (1967), the suave crimefighter The Falcon during the 1940s (a role eventually bequeathed to his elder brother, Tom Conway), and Simon Templar, The Saint, in five films made in the 1930s and 1940s.

Movies for George Sanders...

Psychomania
Title: Psychomania
Character: Shadwell
Released: January 5, 1973
Type: Movie
A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in it, they will survive and gain eternal life. Following their leader, they commit suicide one after the other, but things don't necessarily turn out as expected...
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Endless Night
Title: Endless Night
Character: Andrew Lippincott
Released: October 5, 1972
Type: Movie
Shiftless dreamer Michael Rogers fantasizes about a lifestyle above his means and marries a wealthy, young girl who just came of age. They hire a famous architect to build their dream home amidst a series of suspicious incidents. The spouse has dark intentions toward his naive, inexperienced bride. Secrets from his past and sinister ties to their house guest Greta lead to a terrible turn of unexpected events.
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Doomwatch
Title: Doomwatch
Character: The Admiral
Released: March 1, 1972
Type: Movie
The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.
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Rendezvous with Dishonor
Title: Rendezvous with Dishonor
Character: General Downes
Released: August 6, 1970
Type: Movie
In the wake of terrorist bombings, senseless assassinations and widespread destruction in Cyprus, the attempts of local government officials to negotiate peace is thwarted by renegade guerrilla leaders. The World Council steps in and decides that the United Nations Secretary should visit Cyprus and encourage peace. But this is precisely what the fanatic priest Evagoras had hoped for...soon he will have the U.S. government and the Greek government at his mercy - when he unveils his most devious plan!
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The Kremlin Letter
Title: The Kremlin Letter
Character: The Warlock
Released: February 1, 1970
Type: Movie
A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb.
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The Body Stealers
Title: The Body Stealers
Character: Gen. Armstrong
Released: March 21, 1969
Type: Movie
A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.
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The Girl from Rio
Title: The Girl from Rio
Character: Sir Masius
Released: March 14, 1969
Type: Movie
Sumuru, the beautiful leader of the all-female kingdom of Femina, plans to use her women to take over the world.
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The Candy Man
Title: The Candy Man
Character: Sidney Carter
Released: February 1, 1969
Type: Movie
An American actress travels to Mexico to make a movie and brings her daughter with her. Upon arriving in Mexico, she is spotted by a drug dealer who also heads a kidnapping ring. He plants one of his drug-addicted "customers" with the actress as her nanny in order to be kidnap the child for ransom, but things don't work out as planned.
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The Best House in London
Title: The Best House in London
Character: Sir Francis Leybourne
Released: January 1, 1969
Type: Movie
In Victorian London, the British Government attempts a solution to the problem of prostitution by establishing the world's most fabulous brothel.
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One Step to Hell
Title: One Step to Hell
Character: Captain Walter Phillips
Released: April 14, 1968
Type: Movie
A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."
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Laura
Title: Laura
Character: Waldo Lydecker
Released: January 24, 1968
Type: Movie
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating.
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The Jungle Book
Title: The Jungle Book
Character: Shere Khan (voice)
Released: October 18, 1967
Type: Movie
The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.
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Good Times
Title: Good Times
Character: Mr. Mordicus / Knife McBlade / White hunter / Zarubian
Released: May 5, 1967
Type: Movie
Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.
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Warning Shot
Title: Warning Shot
Character: Calvin York
Released: January 18, 1967
Type: Movie
Pounded by the press for shooting a doctor, an ousted Los Angeles policeman (David Janssen) works his own case.
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The Quiller Memorandum
Title: The Quiller Memorandum
Character: Gibbs
Released: November 10, 1966
Type: Movie
After two British Secret Intelligence Service agents are murdered at the hands of a cryptic neo-Nazi group known as Phoenix, the suave agent Quiller is sent to Berlin to investigate.
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Title: Mission: Impossible
Released: September 17, 1966
Type: TV
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin. The series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
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Trunk to Cairo
Title: Trunk to Cairo
Character: Professor Schlieben
Released: June 2, 1966
Type: Movie
Audie plays a James Bond-type action hero assigned to destroy a Neo-Nazy weapons factory headed by nemesis George Sanders.
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Title: Batman
Character: Mister Freeze
Released: January 12, 1966
Type: TV
Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon often calls with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing the the scene of the crime in the Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of their trusty Bat-utility-belt) thwart the efforts of a variety of master criminals, including The Riddler, The Joker, Catwoman, and The Penguin.
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The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Title: The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Character: The Banker
Released: May 26, 1965
Type: Movie
A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society.
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Title: Daniel Boone
Released: September 24, 1964
Type: TV
Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Dallas McKennon portrayed innkeeper Cincinnatus. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season. The show was broadcast "in living color" beginning in fall 1965, the second season, and was shot entirely in California and Kanab, Utah.
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The Golden Head
Title: The Golden Head
Released: August 22, 1964
Type: Movie
Stevenson, the famous English criminal expert visits Hungary with his family. While he is chairing a conference on criminology, infamous art treasure robbers steal the golden herm of Saint László. Suspicion is cast on the Stevenson children.
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F.B.I. Operation Baalbeck
Title: F.B.I. Operation Baalbeck
Character: Principe Makowski
Released: June 29, 1964
Type: Movie
An Interpol agent is tasked with investigating the deaths of several other agents.
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A Shot in the Dark
Title: A Shot in the Dark
Character: Benjamin Ballon
Released: June 23, 1964
Type: Movie
A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.
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Dark Purpose
Title: Dark Purpose
Character: Raymond Fontaine
Released: February 5, 1964
Type: Movie
An American woman in Italy falls in love with a man, unaware that he has an insane wife hidden in the attic ...
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Ecco
Title: Ecco
Character: Narrator
Released: November 15, 1963
Type: Movie
A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long needles through his body, reindeer being castrated, and footage of lesbians and strippers.
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Cairo
Title: Cairo
Character: The Major
Released: July 17, 1963
Type: Movie
MGM remake of Asphalt Jungle set in Egypt.
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The Cracksman
Title: The Cracksman
Character: Guv'nor
Released: January 1, 1963
Type: Movie
Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a beautiful hostess as a trap, into which the hapless Ernest inevitably falls..!
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In Search of the Castaways
Title: In Search of the Castaways
Character: Thomas Ayerton
Released: December 1, 1962
Type: Movie
Two teenagers, Mary (Hayley Mills) and Robert (Keith Hamshere) are lead by Professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) on a search expedition for the children's shipwrecked sea captain father. This Disney film was based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children.
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Operation Snatch
Title: Operation Snatch
Released: March 1, 1962
Type: Movie
Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of the apes. When he detects that the animals' morale is slipping, he hatches a plan to go behind the German lines to "kidnap" a new ape for his charges to lift their spirits before the Germans find out about their condition and use it as propaganda.
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Rendezvous
Title: Rendezvous
Character: Kellermann
Released: November 10, 1961
Type: Movie
When the lover of a an oil magnate's spoiled daughter is murdered, her brother-in-law must determine whether the killer is his own ex-wife, the dead woman's lover or somebody else entirely.
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The Rebel
Title: The Rebel
Character: Sir Charles Broward
Released: March 7, 1961
Type: Movie
Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist. Hancock proceeds to con the art world into thinking he is a genius.
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Five Golden Hours
Title: Five Golden Hours
Character: Mr. Bing
Released: January 31, 1961
Type: Movie
A petty crook gallantly consoles wealthy widows and is doing all right in his chosen profession until he meets and falls in love with a lovely baroness, who knows all about get-rich-quick schemes. The crook evolves an ingenious swindle geared to the time differential between New York and Rome and works it on his string of widows, but the baroness takes off with the dough. The crook flees to a mental home to escape the wrath of his victims.
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Title: Checkmate
Character: Richard Gilmore
Released: September 17, 1960
Type: TV
Checkmate is an American detective television series starring Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. The show aired on CBS Television from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes and was produced by Jack Benny's production company, "JaMco Productions" in co-operation with Revue Studios. Guest stars included Charles Laughton, Peter Lorre, and Lee Marvin, among many other commensurately prominent performers.
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Village of the Damned
Title: Village of the Damned
Character: Gordon Zellaby
Released: June 16, 1960
Type: Movie
In a small English village everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of child bearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.
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Cone of Silence
Title: Cone of Silence
Character: Sir Arnold Hobbes
Released: May 9, 1960
Type: Movie
A seasoned pilot is condemned for an error which causes a crash. The pilot later dies in a crash with similar circumstances and an examiner looks for scientific reasons for the crashes.
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Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons
Title: Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons
Character: Henri Landru
Released: April 2, 1960
Type: Movie
A murderer enriches his finances by marrying and then killing off a series of wealthy women.
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The Last Voyage
Title: The Last Voyage
Character: Capitaine Robert Adams
Released: February 19, 1960
Type: Movie
The S. S. Claridon is scheduled for her five last voyages after thirty-eight years of service. After an explosion in the boiler room, Captain Robert Adams is reluctant to evacuate the steamship. While the crew fights to hold a bulkhead between the flooded boiler room and the engine room and avoid the sinking of the vessel, the passenger Cliff Henderson struggles against time trying to save his beloved wife Laurie Henderson, who is trapped under a steel beam in her cabin, with the support of the crew member Hank Lawson.
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A Touch of Larceny
Title: A Touch of Larceny
Character: Sir Charles Holland
Released: February 4, 1960
Type: Movie
After falling in love with an American woman, Virginia Killain, who is engaged to another man, British Naval Commander Max Easton, hatches a plan that will get him enough money to support Virginia in the lifestyle she is accustomed to. Easton's plan is to disappear for a time making it seem that he has defected to the Soviets taking important Naval secrets from his job at the Admiralty and to return and sue the newspapers for slander. Not everything goes as planned for Commander Easton.
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Solomon and Sheba
Title: Solomon and Sheba
Character: Adonijah
Released: December 25, 1959
Type: Movie
Under the rule of King David, Israel is united and prosperous although surrounded by enemies including Egypt and its allies. The aging King David favors his younger son, Solomon, as his successor, but David's elder son Prince Adonijah, a warrior, declares himself King. When David learns of this, he publicly announces Solomon to be his successor. Adonijah and Joab, his general, withdraw in rage. Israel prospers under King Solomon's wise and benevolent rule and is seen as a threat to more tyrannical monarchs in the region. The Pharaoh of Egypt agrees to cede a Red Sea port to the Queen of Sheba in a plot to undermine Solomon's rule. Sheba is to seduce Solomon and introduce Sheban pagan worship into Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Prince Adonijah, now banished, also conspires with Pharaoh and is given an army to defeat Solomon. The film is a highly fictionalized dramatization of events depicted in The Bible -- First Kings chapter 10 and Second Chronicles chapter 9.
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That Kind of Woman
Title: That Kind of Woman
Character: A.L.
Released: September 11, 1959
Type: Movie
A young GI (Tab Hunter) falls in love with a kept woman (Sophia Loren) on a train to New York.
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From the Earth to the Moon
Title: From the Earth to the Moon
Character: Stuyvesant Nicholl
Released: November 26, 1958
Type: Movie
Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile.
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The Whole Truth
Title: The Whole Truth
Character: Carliss
Released: September 1, 1958
Type: Movie
On the French Riviera, movie producer Max Poulton is on location shooting a film starring his lover, Gina Bertini. But when the rueful Max ends his fling with Gina to return to his loyal wife, Carol, the jilted actress threatens to reveal details of their affair to Carol. Later, at a party at Max's villa, investigator Carliss arrives with news that Gina has been killed and that Max is a murderer suspect.
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The Seventh Sin
Title: The Seventh Sin
Character: Tim Waddington
Released: June 28, 1957
Type: Movie
In post-WWII Hong Kong, unhappily married Carol has an affair with Paul. Her physician husband Walter discovers it and presents her with a choice: travel with him to China (where he will fight a cholera epidemic) or face the scandal of a public divorce. She persuades him to reconsider and he proposes an alternative. If Paul's wife will agree to a divorce and he marries Carol within one week Walter will obtain a quiet divorce. Carol presents Walter's 'deal' to Paul, who regretfully declines, citing respect for his wife.Carol sees as her only choice to accompany Walter to the village, where she meets booze-soaked Tim. He soon introduces her to nuns at the local hospital-convent and Carol begins to re-evaluate her self-absorbed life and character. Working at the convent, Carol learns she is pregnant. She tells Walter she's unsure who is the father and he regrets her honesty. Shortly after, Walter contracts cholera and dies. Carol returns to Hong Kong and an uncertain future.
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Title: The George Sanders Mystery Theater
Character: Host
Released: June 22, 1957
Type: TV
The George Sanders Mystery Theater is the title of a 30 minute American television mystery drama series which aired on the NBC in 1957 and hosted by character actor George Sanders. Some of the actors who were cast in the episodes included: George Sanders, Lyle Talbot, June Vincent, S. John Launer, Paul Petersen, and John Archer.
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Death of a Scoundrel
Title: Death of a Scoundrel
Character: Clementi Sabourin
Released: October 31, 1956
Type: Movie
A Czech refugee uses women to advance his business interest.
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Title: The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Released: October 5, 1956
Type: TV
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show is an American variety series hosted by Dinah Shore, and broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to June 1963. The series was sponsored by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and its theme song, sung by Shore, was "See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet", which continued to be used in Chevrolet advertising for several more years after the cancellation of the show.
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That Certain Feeling
Title: That Certain Feeling
Character: Larry Larkin
Released: June 4, 1956
Type: Movie
When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secretary and soon-to-be wife.
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While the City Sleeps
Title: While the City Sleeps
Character: Mark Loving, KNS Chief
Released: April 19, 1956
Type: Movie
Newspaper men compete against each other to find a serial killer dubbed "The Lipstick Killer"
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Never Say Goodbye
Title: Never Say Goodbye
Character: Victor
Released: March 10, 1956
Type: Movie
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
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Title: The 20th Century Fox Hour
Released: October 5, 1955
Type: TV
The 20th Century Fox Hour is an American drama anthology series televised in the United States on CBS from 1955 to 1957. Some of the shows in this series were restored, remastered and shown on the Fox Movie Channel in 2002 under the title Hour of Stars. The season one episode Overnight Haul, starring Richard Conte and Lizabeth Scott, was released in Australia as a feature film.
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The King's Thief
Title: The King's Thief
Character: Charles II
Released: August 5, 1955
Type: Movie
An ex-soldier turned highwayman uncovers a plot to take control of England from King Charles II.
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The Scarlet Coat
Title: The Scarlet Coat
Character: Dr. Jonathan Odell
Released: July 29, 1955
Type: Movie
A Colonial major (Cornel Wilde) turns traitor to catch a British spy (Michael Wilding) plotting with Benedict Arnold.
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Moonfleet
Title: Moonfleet
Character: Lord James Ashwood
Released: June 24, 1955
Type: Movie
Set in the eighteenth century, Moonfleet is about John Mohune, a young orphan who is sent to the Dorset village of Moonfleet to stay with an old friend of his mother's, Jeremy Fox. Fox is a morally ambiguous character, an elegant gentleman involved with smugglers and pirates.
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Jupiter's Darling
Title: Jupiter's Darling
Character: Fabius Maximus
Released: February 18, 1955
Type: Movie
Esther Williams musical about Hannibal's campaign against Rome, based on a Robert E. Sherwood play.
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Title: The Jimmy Durante Show
Released: October 2, 1954
Type: TV
The Jimmy Durante Show is a 51-episode half-hour comedy/variety television program presented live on NBC from October 2, 1954 to June 23, 1956.
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Journey to Italy
Title: Journey to Italy
Character: Alexander 'Alex' Joyce
Released: September 7, 1954
Type: Movie
This deceptively simple tale of a bored English couple travelling to Italy to find a buyer for a house inherited from an uncle is transformed by Roberto Rossellini into a passionate story of cruelty and cynicism as their marriage disintegrates around them.
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King Richard and the Crusaders
Title: King Richard and the Crusaders
Character: King Richard I
Released: August 7, 1954
Type: Movie
Based on Sir Walter Scott's The Talisman, this is the story of the romantic adventures of Christians and Muslims during the battle for the Holy Land in the time of King Richard the Lionheart.
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Witness to Murder
Title: Witness to Murder
Character: Albert Richter
Released: April 15, 1954
Type: Movie
A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.
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A Brief Encounter With The Rossellini Family
Title: A Brief Encounter With The Rossellini Family
Character: Self
Released: September 24, 1953
Type: Movie
Commissioned by a Swedish newspaper, this news-reel like short on the life of the famous Swedish actress is a kind of ‘at home with Ingrid Bergman’ reportage, depicting her at work and spending time with her children. Kort möte med familjen Rossellini happened to be made during the production of Journey to Italy in Naples and on Capri, thereby providing us with a unique record from the making of this legendary film.
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Run for the Hills
Title: Run for the Hills
Character: TV Commentator
Released: June 1, 1953
Type: Movie
Fearing nuclear war, an insurance man moves to a cave with his wife and family.
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Call Me Madam
Title: Call Me Madam
Character: General Cosmo Constantine
Released: March 25, 1953
Type: Movie
Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.
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Title: General Electric Theater
Released: February 1, 1953
Type: TV
General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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Assignment: Paris
Title: Assignment: Paris
Character: Nicholas Strang
Released: September 4, 1952
Type: Movie
Paris-based New York Herald Tribune reporter Jimmy Race (Andrews) is sent by his boss (Sanders) behind the Iron Curtain in Budapest to investigate a meeting involving the Hungarian ambassador.
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Ivanhoe
Title: Ivanhoe
Character: De Bois-Guilbert
Released: January 1, 1952
Type: Movie
Sir Walter Scott's classic story of the chivalrous Ivanhoe who joins with Robin of Locksley in the fight against Prince John and for the return of King Richard the Lionheart.
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The Light Touch
Title: The Light Touch
Character: Felix Guignol
Released: December 6, 1951
Type: Movie
An art thief tries to double cross his gangster boss.
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Title: Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Released: October 5, 1951
Type: TV
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
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I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Title: I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Character: J F Noble
Released: April 5, 1951
Type: Movie
A ruthless fashion designer steps on everyone in her way in order to reach the top of her profession. Eventually she is forced to choose between her ambition and the man she loves.
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Black Jack
Title: Black Jack
Character: Mike Alexander
Released: November 20, 1950
Type: Movie
A man who lost everything in the war now smuggles contraband into and out of Spain, but the law's closing in.
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All About Eve
Title: All About Eve
Character: Addison DeWitt
Released: October 6, 1950
Type: Movie
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
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Title: What's My Line?
Released: February 2, 1950
Type: TV
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
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Title: What's My Line?
Character: Self - Mystery Guest
Released: February 2, 1950
Type: TV
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
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Samson and Delilah
Title: Samson and Delilah
Character: The Saran of Gaza
Released: December 21, 1949
Type: Movie
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. The classic story of Samson and Delilah as told by Cecil B. DeMille.
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The Fan
Title: The Fan
Character: Lord Robert Darlington
Released: April 1, 1949
Type: Movie
Lord Windermere appears to all - including his young wife Margaret - to be the perfect husband. The couple's happy marriage is placed at risk when he starts paying visits to a mysterious beautiful newcomer, Mrs. Erylnne, who is determined to make her entry into London's high society. Worse, the secret gets back to Margaret that Windermere has been giving Mrs. Erylnne large sums of money.
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Forever Amber
Title: Forever Amber
Character: King Charles II
Released: October 10, 1947
Type: Movie
Amber St Clair, orphaned during the English Civil War and raised by a family of farmers, aspires to be a lady of high society; when a group of cavaliers ride into town, she sneaks away with them to London to achieve her dreams.
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Lured
Title: Lured
Character: Robert Fleming
Released: August 28, 1947
Type: Movie
Sandra Carpenter is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she's approached by Harley Temple, a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help.
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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Title: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Character: Miles Fairley
Released: May 25, 1947
Type: Movie
In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. On her very first night she meets the ghost of the crusty former owner, Captain Gregg—and refuses to be scared off. They eventually become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom.
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The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Title: The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Character: Georges Duroy
Released: April 25, 1947
Type: Movie
A self-serving journalist uses influential women in late-1800s Paris and denies the one who truly loves him.
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The Strange Woman
Title: The Strange Woman
Character: John Evered
Released: October 25, 1946
Type: Movie
Isaiah, a 19th-century businessman, has his eye on the beautiful and very young Jenny. Finally of age, she accepts his marriage proposal, but their love affair quickly turns sour. Ephraim, Isaiah's college-age son, comes for a visit, immediately striking up a chemistry with Jenny. She promises marriage -- if he murders his father first. But Jenny also swoons for John, the fiancé of her best friend, Meg.
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A Scandal in Paris
Title: A Scandal in Paris
Character: Eugéne François Vidocq
Released: July 19, 1946
Type: Movie
A smooth-talking French thief (George Sanders) wangles his way into an important position as prefect of police.
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The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Title: The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Character: Harry Melville Quincey
Released: August 17, 1945
Type: Movie
George Sanders stars in this engrossing melodrama about a very domineering sister who holds a tight grip on her brother -- especially when he shows signs of falling in love.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Character: Lord Henry Wotton
Released: March 1, 1945
Type: Movie
Posing for a portrait, Dorian Gray talks with Lord Henry Wotton, who says that men should pursue their sensual longings, but laments that only the young get to do so. Taken with the idea, Dorian imagines a scenario in which the painting will age as he stays youthful. His wish comes true, and his boyish looks aid him as he indulges his every whim. But when a stunning revelation forces him to see what he's become, Dorian faces some very dangerous questions.
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Hangover Square
Title: Hangover Square
Character: Dr. Allan Middleton
Released: February 7, 1945
Type: Movie
When composer George Harvey Bone wakes with no memory of the previous night and a bloody knife in his pocket, he worries that he has committed a crime. On the advice of Dr. Middleton, Bone agrees to relax, going to a music performance of singer Netta Longdon. Riveted by Netta, Bone agrees to write songs for her rather than his own concerto. However, Bone soon grows jealous of Netta and worries about controlling himself during his spells.
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Summer Storm
Title: Summer Storm
Character: Fedja Michailovitch Petroff
Released: July 14, 1944
Type: Movie
Linda Darnell plays a beautiful Russian peasant in this moody Sirk melodrama, based on Chekhov's "The Shooting Party." Trying to pull herself out of serf-ish poverty, she works her charms on an engaged aristocrat (George Sanders) with tragic results.
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Action in Arabia
Title: Action in Arabia
Character: Michael Gordon
Released: February 18, 1944
Type: Movie
Reporter Michael Gordon uncovers intrigue in Damascus, where the Allies and Nazis struggle for control of Arab sympathies.
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The Lodger
Title: The Lodger
Character: Inspector John Warwick
Released: January 19, 1944
Type: Movie
In Victorian era London, the inhabitants of a family home with rented rooms upstairs fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
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Paris After Dark
Title: Paris After Dark
Character: Dr. Andre Marbel
Released: October 15, 1943
Type: Movie
Andre Marbel is the upper-class doctor who is able to continue his practice above suspicion even though he is a leader in the French Resistance. His nurse supports his activities, but her Nazi-brainwashed husband provides the tension.
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Appointment in Berlin
Title: Appointment in Berlin
Character: Keith Wilson
Released: July 15, 1943
Type: Movie
The "war of nerves" which gripped the European continent in 1938, is the background for this war thriller starring George Sanders.
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This Land Is Mine
Title: This Land Is Mine
Character: George Lambert
Released: May 7, 1943
Type: Movie
Somewhere in Europe, in a city occupied by the Nazis, a gentle school teacher finds himself torn between collaboration and resistance, cowardice and courage.
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They Came to Blow Up America
Title: They Came to Blow Up America
Character: Carl Steelman / Ernst Reiter
Released: May 7, 1943
Type: Movie
Based on a true incident that occurred in 1942 when nine Nazi saboteurs were put ashore on the coast of Long Island, New York, by submarine, with orders to blow up various defense installations.
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Quiet Please, Murder
Title: Quiet Please, Murder
Character: Jim Fleg
Released: March 19, 1943
Type: Movie
A forger steals and kills for a rare book from a library in order to make forgeries to sell to rich suckers.
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The Black Swan
Title: The Black Swan
Character: Capt. Billy Leech
Released: December 4, 1942
Type: Movie
When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.
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The Moon and Sixpence
Title: The Moon and Sixpence
Character: Charles Strickland
Released: October 27, 1942
Type: Movie
Loosely inspired from Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life, his family, his duties to start painting, what he has always wanted to do. He is from now on a awful human being, wholly devoted to his ideal: beauty.
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The Falcon's Brother
Title: The Falcon's Brother
Character: Gaylord "Gay" Lawrence
Released: October 2, 1942
Type: Movie
A gentlemanly detective known as The Falcon calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
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Tales of Manhattan
Title: Tales of Manhattan
Character: Williams
Released: August 5, 1942
Type: Movie
Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.
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Her Cardboard Lover
Title: Her Cardboard Lover
Character: Tony Barling
Released: July 16, 1942
Type: Movie
A flirt tries to make her fiancée jealous by hiring a gigolo.
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The Falcon Takes Over
Title: The Falcon Takes Over
Character: Gay Lawrence
Released: May 29, 1942
Type: Movie
While an escaped convict, Moose Malloy, goes in search of his ex-girlfriend Velma, police inspector Michael O'Hara attempts to track him assuming him to be a prime suspect for a number of mishaps.
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Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Title: Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Character: Sir Arthur Blake
Released: January 29, 1942
Type: Movie
Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate.
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A Date with the Falcon
Title: A Date with the Falcon
Character: Gay Lawrence / The Falcon
Released: January 16, 1942
Type: Movie
In the second film of the series (and not a second part of anything), Gay Lawrence, aka The Falcon, is about to depart the city to marry his fiancée, Helen Reed, when a mystery girl, Rita Mara, asks for his aid in disposing of a secret formula for making synthetic diamonds. He deliberately allows himself to be kidnapped by the gang for which Rita works. His aide, "Goldy" Locke, trails the kidnappers and brings the police. But the head of the gang escapes, and the Falcon continues the pursuit.
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Sundown
Title: Sundown
Character: Major A.L. Coombes
Released: October 31, 1941
Type: Movie
Englishmen fighting Nazis in Africa discover an exotic mystery woman living among the natives and enlist her aid in overcoming the Germans.
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The Gay Falcon
Title: The Gay Falcon
Character: Gay Laurence / The Falcon
Released: October 24, 1941
Type: Movie
Having forsaken the detective business for the safer confines of personal insurance, Gay Laurence is compelled to return to his sleuthing ways. Along with sidekick Jonathan "Goldie" Locke, he agrees to look into a series of home party robberies that have victimized socialite Maxine Wood. The duo gets more than they bargained for when a murder is committed at Wood's home, but Lawrence still finds time to romance the damsel.
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Man Hunt
Title: Man Hunt
Character: Major Quive-Smith
Released: June 13, 1941
Type: Movie
British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.
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Rage in Heaven
Title: Rage in Heaven
Character: Ward Andrews
Released: March 7, 1941
Type: Movie
Robert Montgomery plays a jealous man who plots to fake his death and incriminate his wife's suspected lover.
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The Saint In Palm Springs
Title: The Saint In Palm Springs
Character: Simon Templar / The Saint
Released: January 24, 1941
Type: Movie
George Sanders makes his final appearance as crook-turned-detective Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint," in The Saint in Palm Springs. The gimmick in this one is a set of rare stamps, smuggled from England. Wendy Barrie is the true heir to this treasure, and the Saint is engaged to protect her and the stamps. Our hero meets Barrie in a posh Palm Springs resort, where a gang of homicidal thieves have converged to relieve the girl of her inheritance. Three murders and one kidnapping attempt later, the villains are foiled by the Saint, with the aid of his onetime partner in crime Pearly Gates (Paul Guilfoyle). The Saint in Palm Springs is the sixth in RKO's series of films based on the character created by Leslie Charteris.
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The Son of Monte Cristo
Title: The Son of Monte Cristo
Character: Gurko Lanen
Released: December 5, 1940
Type: Movie
Rightful owner of the kingdom, the Duchess of Zona, is engaged in a power struggle with the evil General Gurko. Edmond, the son of Monte Cristo, dons many disguises to come to the aid of the Duchess.
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Bitter Sweet
Title: Bitter Sweet
Character: Baron Von Tranisch
Released: November 8, 1940
Type: Movie
In order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher, Carl Linden, whom she does love. They are married. In Vienna, they struggle to make a living by making music. Carl writes an operetta and tries to get it produced. They are helped along by Viennese Baron, but his intentions are not honorable. He kills Carl in a sword fight. A big producer does put on the operetta, with Sari in the lead -- but without her husband, it is a bittersweet victory.
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Foreign Correspondent
Title: Foreign Correspondent
Character: Scott Ffolliott
Released: August 16, 1940
Type: Movie
The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly leads him to the crime of fascism and Nazi Germany's designs on European conquest. In attempting to learn more about a seemingly noble peace effort, Jones walks into the middle of an assassination, uncovers a spy ring and—not entirely coincidentally—falls in love.
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The Saint Takes Over
Title: The Saint Takes Over
Character: Simon Templar / The Saint
Released: June 7, 1940
Type: Movie
The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth motion picture featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint" the Robin Hood-inspired crimefighter created by Leslie Charteris. George Sanders returned as Templar, with Wendy Barrie playing his latest romantic conquest in her second of three appearances in the Saint film series (playing a different role each time). This film focuses on the character of Inspector Henry Farnack (Jonathan Hale), who appeared in several of the Saint series. When Farnack is framed by a gang he is investigating, it is up to The Saint to clear his name.
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Rebecca
Title: Rebecca
Character: Jack Favell
Released: March 23, 1940
Type: Movie
Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.
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The House of the Seven Gables
Title: The House of the Seven Gables
Character: Jaffrey Pyncheon
Released: February 29, 1940
Type: Movie
In 1828, the bankrupt Pyncheon family fight over Seven Gables, the ancestral mansion. To obtain the house, Jaffrey Pyncheon obtains his brother Clifford's false conviction for murder. Hepzibah, Clifford's sweet fiancée, patiently waits twenty years for his release, whereupon Clifford and his former cellmate, abolitionist Matthew, have a certain scheme in mind.
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Green Hell
Title: Green Hell
Character: Forrester
Released: January 26, 1940
Type: Movie
A group of adventurers head deep into South American jungle in search of an ancient Incan treasure.
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The Saint's Double Trouble
Title: The Saint's Double Trouble
Character: Simon Templar
Released: January 26, 1940
Type: Movie
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar lands in hot water when a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt.
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Allegheny Uprising
Title: Allegheny Uprising
Character: Capt. Swanson
Released: November 10, 1939
Type: Movie
South western Pennsylvania area of colonial America, 1760s. Colonial distaste and disapproval of the British government is starting to surface. Many local colonists have been killed by American Indians who are armed with rifles supplied by white traders.
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Nurse Edith Cavell
Title: Nurse Edith Cavell
Character: Capt. Heinrichs
Released: August 31, 1939
Type: Movie
British nurse Edith Cavell (Anna Neagle) is stationed at a hospital in Brussels during World War I. When the son of a former patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, she helps him flee to Holland. Outraged at the number of soldiers detained in the camps, Edith, along with a group of sympathizers, devises a plan to help the prisoners escape. As the group works to free the soldiers, Edith must keep her activities secret from the Germans
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The Saint in London
Title: The Saint in London
Character: Simon Templar / The Saint
Released: June 30, 1939
Type: Movie
Suave soldier of fortune Simon Templer gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters who've murdered and robbed an European count of 1,000,000 pounds. He is aided reluctantly by Scotland Yard inspector Teal, who's convinced that Templar himself pulled off the heist, and less reluctantly by light-fingered Dugan and dizzy socialite Penny Parker.
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Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Title: Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Character: Franz Schlager
Released: May 6, 1939
Type: Movie
FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund.
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The Saint Strikes Back
Title: The Saint Strikes Back
Character: The Saint / Simon Templar
Released: March 8, 1939
Type: Movie
Suave private detective Simon "The Saint" Templar arrives in San Francisco and meets Val, a woman whose police inspector father killed himself after being accused of corruption and dismissed from the force. Convinced of the man's innocence, Templar takes it upon himself to vindicate the memory of Val's father. To do so he must take on the city's most dangerous criminal gang, while also battling hostile members of the police department.
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So This Is London
Title: So This Is London
Character: Dr. de Reseke
Released: March 1, 1939
Type: Movie
American (Churchill) in London dislikes England until his daughter (Lehmann) falls for the son (Granger) of the Lord (Drayton) with whom he wants to conclude a business deal.
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The Outsider
Title: The Outsider
Character: Anton Ragatzy
Released: January 30, 1939
Type: Movie
A controversial osteopath sets out to cure the daughter of a famous surgeon - and falls in love with her in the process.
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Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Title: Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Character: Eric Norvel
Released: January 20, 1939
Type: Movie
A Japanese man claiming to be Mr. Moto, of the International Police, is abducted and murdered soon after disembarking from a ship at Port Said in Egypt. The real Mr. Moto is already in Port Said, investigating a conspiracy against the British and French governments.
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Four Men and a Prayer
Title: Four Men and a Prayer
Character: Wyatt Leigh
Released: April 29, 1938
Type: Movie
The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name.
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International Settlement
Title: International Settlement
Character: Del Forbes
Released: February 4, 1938
Type: Movie
In Shanghai amidst Sino-Japanese warfare an adventurer (Sanders) collecting money from gun suppliers falls in loves with a French singer (Del Rio).
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Lancer Spy
Title: Lancer Spy
Character: Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
Released: October 8, 1937
Type: Movie
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
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Slave Ship
Title: Slave Ship
Character: Lefty
Released: June 16, 1937
Type: Movie
Action-filled drama about a ship captain, ashamed of his background in the slave trade, forced against his will to again transport human cargo.
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Love Is News
Title: Love Is News
Character: Count Andre de Guyon
Released: February 26, 1937
Type: Movie
When a crafty reporter uses false pretenses to get a story out of heiress Tony Gateson, she turns the tables on him, telling the press that they are engaged. Suddenly he's front page news, every salesman is at his doorstep, and he loses his job. A series of misadventures ensues with him alternately back on his job and fired and her ex-fiance showing up. Can an heiress be a human being, and can a reporter get a scoop?
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Lloyd's of London
Title: Lloyd's of London
Character: Everett Stacy
Released: November 25, 1936
Type: Movie
Norfolk, England, 1770. The nephew of an innkeeper and the son of a reverend maintain a very close friendship until, after living a great adventure, they must separate their paths. The former will head his footsteps to London and bound his destiny to Lloyd's, a thriving insurance company; the latter will eventually become one of the greatest heroes in the history of the British Empire.
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Dishonour Bright
Title: Dishonour Bright
Character: Lisle
Released: September 21, 1936
Type: Movie
A man is cited as the co-respondent in a divorce case, but is cheerfully unashamed when he appears in court.
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The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Title: The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Character: Indifference - a God
Released: July 23, 1936
Type: Movie
An ordinary man, while vigorously asserting the impossibility of miracles, suddenly discovers that he can perform them.
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Things to Come
Title: Things to Come
Character: Celestial Body (uncredited)
Released: March 31, 1936
Type: Movie
The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.
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Love, Life and Laughter
Title: Love, Life and Laughter
Character: Singer in Public Bar
Released: March 1, 1934
Type: Movie
Gracie plays a London publican's daughter named after Nell Gwynn, who much like the original, becomes romantically involved with a King(John Loder).