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The Phenix City Story | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  The Phenix City Story  100 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Phil Karlson]  [14 Aug 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Edward Andrews, John McIntire, Kathryn Grant, Richard Kiley
Plot:  A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.
Writer:  Crane Wilbur (screenplay), Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
99 River Street | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  99 River Street  83 min,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [Phil Karlson]  [11 Sep 1953]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Brad Dexter, Evelyn Keyes, Frank Faylen, John Payne
Plot:  A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.
Writer:  Robert Smith (screenplay), George Zuckerman (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Scandal Sheet | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Scandal Sheet  82 min,  PASSED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Phil Karlson]  [16 Jan 1952]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek, Rosemary DeCamp
Plot:  The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.
Writer:  Ted Sherdeman (screenplay), Eugene Ling (screenplay), James Poe (screenplay), Samuel Fuller (based upon the novel "The Dark Page" by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kansas City Confidential | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Kansas City Confidential  99 min,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Phil Karlson]  [11 Nov 1952]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Actors:  Coleen Gray, John Payne, Neville Brand, Preston Foster
Plot:  An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
Writer:  George Bruce (screenplay), Harry Essex (screenplay), Harold Greene (story), Rowland Brown (story)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Walking Tall | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Walking Tall  125 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [Phil Karlson]  [22 Feb 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 75%, External Reviews
Actors:  Dawn Lyn, Elizabeth Hartman, Joe Don Baker, Leif Garrett
Plot:  Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.
Writer:  Mort Briskin, Stephen Downing
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hell to Eternity | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Hell to Eternity  131 min,  APPROVED,  [Biography, Drama, War]  [Phil Karlson]  [01 Aug 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  David Janssen, Jeffrey Hunter, Patricia Owens, Vic Damone
Plot:  When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.
Writer:  Ted Sherdeman (screenplay), Walter Roeber Schmidt (screenplay), Gil Doud (story)
Language:  English, Japanese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Gunman's Walk | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Gunman's Walk  97 min,  APPROVED,  [Western]  [Phil Karlson]  [01 Jul 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  James Darren, Kathryn Grant, Tab Hunter, Van Heflin
Plot:  A powerful rancher always protects his wild adult son by paying for damages and bribing witnesses, until his crimes become too serious to rectify.
Writer:  Frank S. Nugent (screenplay), Ric Hardman (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Brothers Rico | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  The Brothers Rico  92 min,  PASSED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Phil Karlson]  [01 Sep 1957]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, Richard Conte
Plot:  A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities.
Writer:  Georges Simenon (story), Lewis Meltzer (screenplay), Ben Perry (screenplay)
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Tight Spot | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Tight Spot  97 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Phil Karlson]  [15 Jul 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Brian Keith, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Lucy Marlow
Plot:  A female inmate is whisked out of prison and into a police guarded hotel until the D.A. can convince her to testify against the mob in the upcoming trial.
Writer:  William Bowers (screenplay), Leonard Kantor (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Young Doctors | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  The Young Doctors  100 min,  [Drama]  [Phil Karlson]  [01 Dec 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Ben Gazzara, Dick Clark, Fredric March, Ina Balin
Plot:  Two pathologists -- a veteran department head (Fredric March) whose perspective has been shaped by years of red tape and day-to-day frustrations, and his new assistant (Ben Gazarra), a ...
Writer:  Arthur Hailey (novel), Joseph Hayes
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Wife Wanted | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Wife Wanted  73 min,  [Crime, Drama]  [Phil Karlson]  [02 Nov 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh, Robert Shayne, Veda Ann Borg
Plot:  Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), ...
Writer:  Caryl Coleman (screenplay), Sidney Sutherland (screenplay), Robert E. Callahan (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Framed | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Framed  106 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [Phil Karlson]  [01 Aug 1975]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell, Joe Don Baker, John Marley
Plot:  A gambler kills the sheriff of a small village in an accident. But as nobody believes him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison.
Writer:  Mort Briskin (screenplay), Art Powers (novel), Mike Misenheimer (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Silencers | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  The Silencers  102 min,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [Phil Karlson]  [18 Feb 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Daliah Lavi, Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Victor Buono
Plot:  Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.
Writer:  Donald Hamilton (novels), Oscar Saul (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kid Galahad | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Kid Galahad  95 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Musical, Sport]  [Phil Karlson]  [29 Aug 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Joan Blackman, Lola Albright
Plot:  When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ...
Writer:  William Fay (screenplay), Francis Wallace (story)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ladies of the Chorus | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Ladies of the Chorus  61 min,  APPROVED,  [Musical, Romance]  [Phil Karlson]  [10 Feb 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Nana Bryant, Rand Brooks
Plot:  A faded burlesque queen passes on a chance to return to the spotlight so her chorus-girl daughter can have a shot at the headliner spot. But she grows concerned when her daughter's new fame attracts the attention of a wealthy society man.
Writer:  Harry Sauber (screenplay), Joseph Carole (screenplay), Harry Sauber (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Secret Ways | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  The Secret Ways  112 min,  [Adventure, History, Mystery]  [Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark]  [01 Apr 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Regnier, Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Walter Rilla
Plot:  Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and...
Writer:  Alistair MacLean (novel), Jean Hazlewood (screenplay)
Language:  English, Hungarian, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ben | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  Ben  94 min,  PG,  [Horror, Thriller]  [Phil Karlson]  [23 Jun 1972]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Arthur O'Connell, Joseph Campanella, Lee Montgomery, Rosemary Murphy
Plot:  A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats.
Writer:  Stephen Gilbert (characters), Gilbert Ralston
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hell's Island | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Hell's Island  84 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Phil Karlson]  [06 May 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Eduardo Noriega, Francis L. Sullivan, John Payne, Mary Murphy
Plot:  Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.
Writer:  Maxwell Shane (written for the screen by), Jack Leonard (story), Martin Goldsmith (story)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
5 Against the House | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  5 Against the House  84 min,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Phil Karlson]  [13 Jun 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Alvy Moore, Brian Keith, Guy Madison, Kim Novak
Plot:  Four vets attending college on the GI Bill and a cabaret singer try to rob a Reno Casino and pull off the perfect crime.
Writer:  Stirling Silliphant (screenplay), William Bowers (screenplay), John Barnwell (screenplay), Jack Finney (magazine story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ride the Wild Surf | Movie Details for Director Don Taylor, Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 58%  Ride the Wild Surf  101 min,  R,  [Comedy, Drama, Sport]  [Don Taylor, Phil Karlson]  [05 Aug 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Eden, Fabian, Peter Brown, Shelley Fabares
Plot:  A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...
Writer:  Jo Napoleon, Art Napoleon
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hornets' Nest | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 57%  Hornets' Nest  110 min,  R,  [Drama, Action, War]  [Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino]  [09 Sep 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Rock Hudson, Sergio Fantoni, Sylva Koscina
Plot:  In 1944, during a sabotage mission, the sole surviving U.S. paratrooper is saved by a group of Italian orphans who later aid him in blowing-up a vital enemy dam.
Writer:  S.S. Schweitzer (story), Stanley Colbert (story), S.S. Schweitzer (screenplay)
Language:  English, German, Italian    Country:  Italy, USA    More Info:  IMDB
Rampage | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 57%  Rampage  98 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Romance]  [Phil Karlson]  [09 Oct 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Elsa Martinelli, Jack Hawkins, Robert Mitchum, Sabu
Plot:  A German zoo hires two hunters to catch a rare breed of panther in Malaysia. The girlfriend of one of the hunters accompanies them on their hunt, which tenses the situation as the other ...
Writer:  Robert I. Holt (screenplay), Marguerite Roberts (screenplay), Alan Caillou (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Big Cat | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 54%  The Big Cat  75 min,  APPROVED,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [Phil Karlson]  [01 Apr 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Forrest Tucker, Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster
Plot:  1933. A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these.
Writer:  Morton Grant (screenplay), Dorothy Yost (screenplay), Morton Grant (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Swing Parade of 1946 | Movie Details for Director Phil Karlson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  Swing Parade of 1946  74 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Music]  [Phil Karlson]  [16 Mar 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Gale Storm, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Phil Regan
Plot:  A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose father, a millionaire, is trying to shut it down. Featuring The Three Stooges as waiters.
Writer:  Tim Ryan (screenplay), Edmond Kelso (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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