John Ireland

  • Jack Arnold – The Swiss Conspiracy (1976)

    Jack Arnold1971-1980ActionCrimeUSA
    The Swiss Conspiracy (1976)
    The Swiss Conspiracy (1976)

    A Swiss bank learns that the confidentiality of several anonymous numbered accounts has been compromised and blackmail threats have been made to five holders of the accounts. They include a crooked arms dealer, who received a demand for five million Swiss francs. He refuses to pay and is shot dead. The bank is also told to pay ten million francs to keep the accounts secret.
    The bank hires David Christopher (Janssen), a former U.S. Treasury official who now resides in Geneva. In the course of his investigation, Christopher talks to the four living blackmailees – beautiful Zürich resident Denise Abbott (Berger), Texas businessman Dwight McGowan (John Ireland), Chicago crook Robert Hayes (John Saxon) and Dutchman Andre Kosta (Arthur Brauss).Read More »

  • Fred F. Sears – The 49th Man (1953)

    1951-1960CrimeFred F. SearsThrillerUSA

    U.S. security agent John Ireland suspects that someone is smuggling atomic devices into America. When he makes his report, Ireland is assured by his superiors that nothing untoward is going on. In fact, the higher-ups have had the wool pulled over their eyes by a clever Communist saboteur, who is assembling a super-bomb, with plans to detonate the doomsday weapon somewhere in the States. If we had to have cold-war thrillers, replete with Commie bad guys wearing baggy suits and calling everyone “Comrade”, it’s too bad that all of these films weren’t as entertaining as Columbia’s The 49th Man. The original story was written by Ivan Tors, later the producer of such classic TV series as Science Fiction Theater and Sea Hunt. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie GuideRead More »

  • Tom Younger – Med mord i bagaget AKA No Time to Kill (1959)

    Drama1951-1960SwedenThrillerTom Younger

    A man is convicted and imprisoned for an arson that he didn’t commit. When he is released, he sets out to track down the person who actually committed the crime and framed him for it. His investigation leads him to believe he’ll find his answers in Sweden.Read More »

  • Max Varnel – Return of a Stranger (1961)

    1961-1970CrimeMax VarnelThrillerUnited Kingdom

    The serene life of Pam and John Allen is rocked to its core when a mysterious man begins stalking their every move with late night phone calls, sudden appearances and sinister behavior.Read More »

  • John Hough – The Incubus (1981)

    1981-1990HorrorJohn HoughUSA

    In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell is impressed with the violence and realizes that Mandy has had the uterus ruptured. Then the librarian Carolyn Davies is also violently raped and murdered. Lieutenant Drivas believes that the women have been raped by a gang while Sam and Sheriff Hank Walden believe that only one man did. The snoopy reporter Laura Kincaid is always interfering with the investigation and Sam has a love affair with her. Meanwhile the young Tim Galen, who dates Sam’s daughter Jenny Cordell, discloses that he has premonitory visions of the deaths, but his grandmother Agatha Galen tries to convince him that he has nothing to do with the murders. But when Jenny learns about his dreams, she summons her father, Laura and they discover a supernatural secret about the Galen’s family.Read More »

  • Dick Richards – Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

    1971-1980CrimeDick RichardsFilm NoirUSA

    This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, is much closer to the source text than the original – Murder, My Sweet (1944), which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of the plot – but still concerns private eye Philip Marlowe’s attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy, a petty criminal just out of prison. Marlowe finds that once he has taken the case, events conspire to put him in dangerous situations, and he is forced to follow a confusing trail of untruths and double-crosses before he is able to locate Velma.Read More »

  • Paolo Heusch – El ‘Che’ Guevara (1968)

    1961-1970AdventureItalyPaolo HeuschPolitics

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    A good old fashioned story about the Third-World’s attempt to rip off their colonial shackles.Read More »

  • Robert Rossen – All the King’s Men (1949) (HD)

    1941-1950DramaFilm NoirRobert RossenUSA

    The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.Read More »

  • Gordon Douglas & Henry Levin – Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

    1941-1950CrimeDramaGordon DouglasHenry LevinUSA

    Just before Christmas, Joe Miracle, a returning WWII war hero, comes home to learn that gangster Barney Teener has taken over his nightclub and murdered Joe’s partner. Joe loots the club’s safe for $100,000 and then finds sanctuary in a settlement house ran by Jenny Jones. Mistaking him for a down-and-out musician, she helps him understand the importance of her work. “Early” Byrd, a newspaper columnist, learns Joe’s true identity and writes a column that puts Barney on his trail. The gangsters recover the money, after setting fire to the settlement house, but Joe steals it again, and returns to the gutted welfare house disguised as Santa Claus, and gives the money to Jenny to rebuild. There, Tenner and his gang catch up to Joe.Read More »

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