Tag Archives: Beverly Garland

Richard Carlson – The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)

Plot:
Ex-army sergeant Jed Givens and his gang rob an army payroll shipment led by Lt. Hemp Brown. Givens kills a civilian woman and all the soldiers, leaving Brown alive to face a military tribunal in which he is branded a coward, stripped of all insignia and drummed out of the army. Brown sets out to track down Givens in an effort to clear his name.
Meets and gets help from a showgirl (Beverly Garland) in tracking down the killer (John Larch). Read More »

Walter Doniger – The Steel Jungle (1956)

Quote:
Ed Novak, a two-bit bookie, goes to prison rather than squeal on his Syndicate higher-ups. Novak’s silence exacts a toll on his wife Frances, who is expecting a child. The longer Novak remains in prison, the more he becomes aware that the mob has deserted him — and the more he’s willing to spill what he knows. Fellow prisoner Steve Marlin intends to see that Novak keeps his mouth shut permanently. Read More »

Hubert Cornfield – Sudden Danger (1955)

Quote:
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. Read More »

Sidney Salkow – Chicago Confidential [Widescreen] (1957)

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Storyline

An honest union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. Thus off the hook, the crime syndicate actually responsible for the crime is free to continue its activities. However, State’s Attorney Jim Fremont begins to suspect that Blane has been set up. Fremont launches a new investigation. Read More »