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Release: September 18, 1942
Megashare Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio \'Voice of Terror\', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), are visited the first night of their investigation; a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty (Evelyn Ankers), the sweetheart of the slain man.
Director: John Rawlins
Cast: Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce , Evelyn Ankers , Reginald Denny , Thomas Gomez , Henry Daniell , Montagu Love , Olaf Hytten , Leyland Hodgson
Megashare The Prowler (1951)
In a fancy suburb in California, the gorgeous housewife Susan Gilvray finds a prowler outside her house late one night and she calls the police. Officer Webb Garwood and his partner answer the call but do not find anyone. Later Webb returns to Susan\'s house with the pretext of checking if everything is OK. Susan invites him in to have coffee with her. Webb soon learns that Susan is married to John Gilvray, a middle-aged broadcaster of a late night radio show. They also discover that they are from the same hometown. Webb makes a pass at Susan and even though she tries to put him off they soon start a love affair. When John becomes suspicious Susan ends her relationship with Webb. Though difficult Webb stays away from Susan. Without Susan\'s knowledge Webb plots a scheme to get rid of John; he simulates a scenario where John is \"accidently\" shot dead. There is an inquest and it is ruled that John Gilvray\'s death was not intentional. Webb quits the police-force a job he was never happy ...
Director: Joseph Losey
Cast: Van Heflin , Evelyn Keyes , John Maxwell , Katherine Warren , Emerson Treacy , Madge Blake , Wheaton Chambers , Robert Osterloh , Sherry Hall , Louise Lorimer
Megashare Hollywood Story (1951)
Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O\'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He\'s shown the office where the famous director Franklin Farrara was shot. The case hasn\'t been solved until now, although there were many suspects. O\'Brian becomes fascinated by the subject and wants to shoot a movie about it. He investigates himself and soon gets into danger himself.
Director: William Castle
Cast: Richard Conte , Julie Adams , Richard Egan , Henry Hull , Fred Clark , Jim Backus , Houseley Stevenson , Paul Cavanagh , Katherine Meskill , Louis Lettieri , Francis X. Bushman , Betty Blythe , William Farnum , Helen Gibson , Joel McCrea
Megashare Sudden Danger (1955)
A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered, and his subsequent investigation begins to focus on the woman\'s son, who was blinded by her in an accident several years before.
Director: Hubert Cornfield
Cast: Bill Elliott , Tom Drake , Beverly Garland , Dayton Lummis , Lyle Talbot , Helene Stanton , Frank Jenks , Lucien Littlefield , Pierre Watkin , Minerva Urecal , John Close , Ralph Gamble
Megashare The Breaking Point (1950)
An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez, Wallace Ford, Edmon Ryan, Ralph Dumke, Guy Thomajan, William Campbell, Sherry Jackson, Donna Jo Boyce, Victor Sen Yung
Megashare The Garment Jungle (1957)
During the 1950s, the New York garment industry is going through a turmoil. On one side, the industry workers want to organize themselves into labor unions that will fight for them in obtaining better wages, better working conditions and other benefits. On the other side, the factory owners and their managers staunchly oppose unionization. At one of the largest garment companies, Roxton Fashions, the owner, Walter Mitchell, is fighting against his workers\' wishes to unionize. For the past 15 years, Walter Mitchell has been using the mob muscle in order to protect his company against unions. His gangster friend Artie Ravidge, and his henchmen, provide Walter Mitchell and Roxton Fashions with such protection against union men who agitate the workers into forming their own union locals. This protection includes murder, whenever necessary, to eliminate stubborn union men. Unfortunately, when Walter Mitchell\'s business partner, Fred Kenner, argues in favor of allowing a union into their ...
Director: Vincent Sherman, Robert Aldrich
Cast: Lee J. Cobb , Kerwin Mathews , Gia Scala , Richard Boone , Valerie French , Robert Loggia , Joseph Wiseman , Harold J. Stone , Adam Williams , Wesley Addy , Willis Bouchey , Robert Ellenstein , Celia Lovsky
Megashare World for Ransom (1954)
Director Robert Aldrich, one year before his post-modern Noir masterpiece Kiss Me, Deadly (1955), did his best with this atmospheric China Seas melodrama. Should chanteuse Frenesie (Marion Carr) stay glued to her weak-kneed but handsome husband (Patric Knowles) or wise up and take what tough but reliable Irish soldier of fortune Callahan (Dan Duryea) has to offer? The answer comes only after sterling character actors Gene Lockhart (evil mastermind), Nigel Bruce (colonial governor), Douglas Dumbrille (military cop) and once-handsome Reginald Denny (ditto) squabble and planify to restore order. Bonus: lovely brogue-wielding Arthur Shields, younger brother of icon Barry Fitzgerald, as the hydrogen bomb expert whose kidnap fuels the intrigue. Bad guys vs. good with the sublime, sweet-hearted, tough-tongued Duryea playing both ends against the middle. His face like carved rare roast beef, his hair slicked back, eternal glint in his eye, Duryea wriggles through sewers, sprints around enemy ...
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Dan Duryea , Gene Lockhart , Patric Knowles , Reginald Denny , Nigel Bruce , Marian Carr , Arthur Shields , Douglass Dumbrille , Carmen D'Antonio , Keye Luke , Clarence Lung , Lou Nova
Megashare The Turning Point (1952)
Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn\'t understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he\'s seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry\'s friendship for John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John\'s girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.
Director: William Dieterle
Cast: William Holden , Edmond O'Brien , Alexis Smith , Tom Tully , Ed Begley , Danny Dayton , Adele Longmire , Ray Teal , Ted de Corsia , Don Porter , Howard Freeman , Neville Brand
Megashare Johnny Allegro (1949)
Los Angeles hotel lobby florist is a man with a secret: he\'s a former criminal who escaped from Sing Sing prison. However, Johnny went straight and became a legitimate businessman. One day, a high-class, well dressed attractive blonde runs into his arms in the hotel lobby and pretends she\'s his date for the evening. She whispers in his ear that she is being followed, in danger and needs Johnny\'s help to escape. Intrigued, Johnny agrees to play along and help the stunning blonde beauty. They sit in the hotel bar and talk. Her name is Glenda Chapman and she wants to escape the police detective who sits in the lobby shadowing her. Over the following days, Johnny falls for Glenda who lives in the hotel. Unfortunately, Johnny is visited in his flower shop by Treasury Agent Schultzy, who tells Johnny that he knows about Johnny\'s real identity and that Johnny is an escaped criminal. However, Johnny is not arrested. Instead, the Treasury Agent asks him to assist the government ...
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Cast: George Raft , Nina Foch , George Macready , Will Geer , Gloria Henry , Ivan Triesault , Harry Antrim , William 'Bill' Phillips
Release: December 01, 1950
Megashare The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Sheila Bennett returns to New York from Cuba, carrying $40,000 worth of smuggled diamonds...and smallpox, which could start a devastating epidemic in the unprotected city. Treasury agent Johnson loses her but keeps doggedly on the trail; while Public Health doctor Wood searches in vain for the unknown person spreading the deadly disease far and wide. Meanwhile, the increasingly ill Sheila is only concerned with her faithless husband Matt, who plans to abscond with the diamonds...
Director: Earl McEvoy
Cast: Evelyn Keyes , Charles Korvin , William Bishop , Dorothy Malone , Lola Albright , Barry Kelley , Carl Benton Reid , Ludwig Donath , Art Smith , Whit Bissell , Roy Roberts , Connie Gilchrist , Dan Riss , Harry Shannon
Megashare F.B.I. Girl (1951)
A governor planning to run for U.S. Senate has a secret past that could prove damaging to his political aspirations: he\'s a convicted murderer, and that will come to light if the FBI does an investigative check on him. He goes to a local crime boss for help. The racketeer arranges for a low-level FBI employee to take the incriminating file from FBI headquarters, but then she is conveniently murdered. Two FBI agents investigating her murder begin to think that something isn\'t quite kosher.
Director: William Berke
Cast: Cesar Romero , George Brent , Audrey Totter , Tom Drake , Raymond Burr , Raymond Greenleaf , Margia Dean , Don Garner , Alexander Pope , Richard Monahan , Tommy Noonan , Peter Marshall , Jan Kayne , Joi Lansing , Walter Coy
Megashare Crashout (1955)
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff\'s bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of \"regular folks,\" each has his own rendezvous with destiny.
Director: Lewis R. Foster
Cast: William Bendix , Arthur Kennedy , Luther Adler , William Talman , Gene Evans , Marshall Thompson , Beverly Michaels , Gloria Talbott , Adam Williams , Percy Helton , Melinda Markey , Christopher Olsen , Adele St. Mauer , Edward Clark , Tom Dugan
Megashare The Shadow on the Window (1957)
Three teenagers, led by psychopathic Jess Reber, break into an isolated farmhouse and murder its prosperous owner whose secretary, Linda Atlas, witnesses the crime. The three thugs decide to hold her hostage. Detective Tony Atlas, perplexed by the sudden disappearance of Betty, his estranged wife, tries desperately to locate her.
Director: William Asher
Cast: Philip Carey , Betty Garrett , John Drew Barrymore , Corey Allen , Gerald Sarracini , Jerry Mathers , Sam Gilman , Rusty Lane , Ainslie Pryor , Paul Picerni , William Leslie , Doreen Woodbury , Ellie Kent
Megashare Hot Cars (1956)
Nick Dunn doesn\'t want to be mixed up in a stolen car ring operating out of a chain of car dealerships in Culver City, CA, but Nick Dunn\'s son needs an operation, and an operation costs money. When detective Davenport comes snooping around about some hot cars, and later turns up dead, Nick\'s fortunes take a turn for the worse.
Director: Don McDougall
Cast: John Bromfield , Joi Lansing , Mark Dana , Carol Shannon , Ralph Clanton , Robert Osterloh , Dabbs Greer , Charles Keane
Megashare The Night Holds Terror (1955)
A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare. The longer the men stay there, the more the tensions build and the more likely it becomes a tragedy will occur. Based on a real-life hostage-taking.
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Cast: Jack Kelly , Hildy Parks , Vince Edwards , John Cassavetes , David Cross , Eddie Marr , Jack Kruschen , Joyce McCluskey , Jonathan Hale , Barney Phillips , Roy Neal , Joel Marston , Guy Kingsford
Megashare Singapore (1947)
After the war, Matt Gordon returns to to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces...with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt\'s pearls.
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Fred MacMurray , Ava Gardner , Roland Culver , Richard Haydn , Spring Byington , Thomas Gomez , Porter Hall , George Lloyd , Maylia , Holmes Herbert , Edith Evanson , Frederick Worlock , Lal Chand Mehra , Curt Conway
Megashare Without Warning! (1952)
Carl Martin is a morose and deranged Los Angeles gardener, who,in retribution for the infidelity of his unfaithful wife, sets about to kill as many blonde\'s as he can. From the time the film opens, to the sound of a radio turned up full-blast over the still-warm corpse of a blonde, the audience knows the identity of the killer. The film depicts, with documentary realism as it was shot on location in and around Los Angeles, how the police, using laboratory techniques against the few clues they have, track down Martin. Their key clue is a spring from a pair of garden shears. The police move in just as Martin is about to add Jane Saunders, the daughter of a greenhouse owner, to his long list of victims.
Director: Arnold Laven
Cast: Adam Williams, Meg Randall, Edward Binns, Harlan Warde, John Maxwell, Angela Stevens, Byron Kane, Charles Tannen, Marilee Phelps, Robert Foulk, Connie Vera, Robert Shayne
Megashare Detour (1946)
In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he\'s riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man\'s identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts\' every move plunges him deeper into trouble...
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Tom Neal , Ann Savage , Claudia Drake , Edmund MacDonald , Tim Ryan , Esther Howard , Pat Gleason
Megashare Scene of the Crime (1949)
Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are ...
Director: Roy Rowland
Cast: Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, John McIntire, Donald Woods, Norman Lloyd, Jerome Cowan, Tom Powers, Richard Benedict, Anthony Caruso, Robert Gist, Romo Vincent, Tom Helmore
Megashare The Big Knife (1955)
Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this screen adaptation of a Clifford Odets play, Castle is pressured by his studio boss and manipulated into a potentially murderous cover-up to protect his career. An indictment of the amoral world of 50\'s Hollywood and its corrosive effect upon the artist.
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Jack Palance , Ida Lupino , Wendell Corey , Jean Hagen , Rod Steiger , Ilka Chase , Everett Sloane , Wesley Addy , Paul Langton , Nick Dennis , Bill Walker , Michael Winkelman , Shelley Winters