Andrew L. Stone

  • Andrew L. Stone – Julie (1956)

    1951-1960Andrew L. StoneDramaThrillerUSA

    Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson
    Julie is most enjoyable if one doesn’t take it too seriously. Doris Day plays Julie Benton, whose off-the-coop musician husband Lyle Benton (Louis Jourdan) confesses that he in fact killed Julie’s first husband. She immediately recognizes that he is so possessive of her that he would sooner rub her out than lose her altogether, and leaves Lyle, seeking protection under the wing of a country club acquaintance, Cliff Henderson (Barry Sullivan).Read More »

  • Andrew L. Stone – Sensations of 1945 (1944)

    1941-1950Andrew L. StoneMusicalUSA

    Plot Synopsis:
    Eleanor Powell is an ambitious dancer who decides to teach her publicity agents a thing or two about publicity by running their firm herself. Among the “clients” who perform are W.C. Fields, Cab Calloway, Woody Herman, Sophie Tucker, and, of course, Eleanor Powell.Read More »

  • Andrew L. Stone – The Password Is Courage (1962)

    1961-1970Andrew L. StoneDramaUnited KingdomWar

    A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story.Read More »

  • Andrew L. Stone – Cry Terror! (1958)

    1951-1960Andrew L. StoneFilm NoirUSA


    A wife, a daughter, a steady job. Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he’s a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family, held hostage by a demented terrorist who’s demanding $500,000 not to detonate a bomb he’s planted on a domestic airliner. James Mason and Rod Steiger head an “A” cast in a jolting, psychology-driven thriller that, like The Desperate Hours, Suddenly and other 1950s films, turns home sweet home into the tense site of a family held hostage. Cry Terror! adds a sweaty layer of sexual tension as well, provided by Angie Dickinson as the terrorist’s sinuous moll and Neville Brand as his benny-addled henchman, salivating over Molner’s distraught wife (Inger Stevens). From Warner Brothers! Read More »

  • Andrew L. Stone – The Night Holds Terror (1955)

    1951-1960Andrew L. StoneCrimeFilm NoirUSA


    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.Read More »

  • Andrew L. Stone – The Steel Trap (1952)

    1951-1960Andrew L. StoneCrimeFilm NoirUSA


    A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won’t be missed until the bank opens on the following Monday.
    He and his wife, who doesn’t know what he has done, then take a flight to Brazil. After some difficulties, they get as far as New Orleans, where his wife discovers the reason for their flight and what he has done. She leaves him and returns home. He is now alone with his conscience, and doesn’t know if he can get back and return the money to the bank’s vault before the start of business on Monday. Read More »

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