Young Johnny Rocco is disturbed after seeing his gangster father Tony involved in a murder. The gang, fearing young Johnny might tip the police, decide to silence both him and his father. Frightened, Johnny seeks help from schoolteacher Miss Mayfield and gets some help from Father Regan and police detective Garron before his father has a final showdown with the gang.
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In this gentle, non-melodramatic drama, an elderly, wealthy widow will not leave her apartment even after her building is slated to be converted into a dormitory by the university that purchased it. She refuses to leave because she is convinced that her son, who disappeared 27 years before after being expelled from the college, will comeback. The university lets her stay and she becomes the house “Nana” for the students that live there. When an ex-Marine moves in, the woman is sure that he is her grandson as he has the same name as her son.
A Hollywood studio is producing another spectacular when the top billed male stars suddenly show up as corpses, killed before the critics could ever put pen to paper. Under suspicion is a talent agent. Is he guilty or not? These macabre events have everyone off their feed, from the producers down to the lowest gofer.
Based on the Edna Ferber novel, this engrossing period piece covers the triumphs, tragedies, loves, and sorrows of a few generations of Alaskan settlers between the first World War and the granting of statehood in 1959. Zeb is a local despot whose tough personality dominates the region. He is openly bigoted against the Inuit, and his greedy nature has led him to reject the woman he really loves to marry another with plenty of money. Thor starts out as Zeb’s ally and friend, but due to their diametrically opposed natures, that friendship turns into an entrenched hatred.
In a fit of jealousy, a store clerk walks out on her boyfriend and heads for a vacation in the Alps, but not before “borrowing” a high-priced ski wardrobe. Once on the slopes, she falls in love with a truck driver, who convinces himself that this extremely well-dressed young lady is wealthy.
While stationed in France during WWII, an American pilot marries a French girl, but when he goes home he doesn’t take her with him. That’s because he’s already married to a successful lawyer. Nevertheless, the war bride follows him to the U.S., one thing leads to another, and she winds up killing him, and finds herself being defended in court by the wife of the man she has just killed.
In this moving drama set near the turn-of-the-century, a New York orphan is placed aboard the notorious orphan train and sent to a Nebraska farm. The family who adopts him still grieves over the loss of their first son and at first tries to use the new boy as a replacement for him. But the young man wants to be loved and appreciated for being himself and a struggle ensues.