Crime

Paul Thomas Anderson – Sydney AKA Hard Eight (1996) (HD)

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine. Read More »

Dominic Murphy – White Lightnin’ (2009)

Synopsis:
Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, “the dancing outlaw”. As a boy Jesco was in and out of reform school and the insane asylum. To keep him out of trouble, his daddy D-Ray taught him the art of mountain dancing, a frenzied version of tap dancing to wild country banjo music. After his father’s death, crazy Jesco dons his father’s tap shoes and takes his show on the road. Read More »

Teruo Ishii – Nyotai sanbashi aka Flesh Pier (1958)

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Director Teruo Ishi’s crime action follows the investigative adventures of an undercover cop working with a prostitution ring. It’s done in an unique documentary style Read More »

Yôichi Sai – Tomo yo shizukani nemure AKA Let Him Rest in Peace (1985) (HD)

Tsuyoshi Shindo came to the town of Tamari to prove the innocence of his friend, Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi was accused of attacking the president of Shimoyama Kensetsu, a local construction company, with a knife. Shindo knew Sakaguchi was not capable of committing such a crime. During his investigation, Shindo discovered the town and its police force to be under the control of Shimoyama. That made Shindo a marked man, with Shimoyama’s henchmen attacking in an effort to force him to end his investigation and leave town. Read More »

Michael McCarthy – Mystery Junction (1951)

Synopsis:
Larry Gordon, well-known crime writer, is on a train journey when a scream is heard. Upon investigation, the guard had been mugged and a man murdered. Another man is arrested but the full story is yet to be discovered. Read More »

Erich Engels – Sherlock Holmes – Die graue Dame (1937)

A bizarre cash-in, Die Graue Dame is a quasi-Holmes picture based on a theatrical play entirely unrelated to the works of Doyle and released shortly after the Bruno Güttner-starring Der Hund von Baskerville (1937). Here, young Jimmy Ward – played by Hermann Speelmans (1906-1960), who’d featured in the vile Nazi propaganda feature Hitlerjunge Quex: ein Film vom Opfergeist der Deutschen Jugend (1933), an immorality tale designed to drum up recruitment into the Hitler Youth – infiltrates a criminal gang, only to reveal at the last moment that he is, in fact, none other than an undercover Sherlock Holmes. One can only presume that the ‘John’ – who, according to the credits list, acts as Holmes’ ‘servant’ – was intended to be none other than the hapless Dr Watson. ~Alan Barnes, Sherlock Holmes on Screen Read More »

William Berke – The Falcon’s Adventure (1946)

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The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father’s secret formula for making diamonds. Her father’s murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida, another murder seems to confirm his guilt. Read More »