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Hal Pereira

Hal Pereira

Birthdate: April 29, 1905

Deathdate: December 17, 1983


The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1966)

The West Berlin office of the Circus, under administrator Alec Leamas (Richard Burton), has not been doing well. In fact, he is recalled to London shortly after the death of one of his operatives. Leamas is seemingly demoted to the banking section of the agency. In reality, a carefully staged tra...

Roustabout (1964)

Musician Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) is fired from a gig at a teahouse run by Lou (Jack Albertson) after brawling with several college students in the parking lot. After a night in jail, Charlie hits the road on his Honda 305 Superhawk motorcycle. He spots Cathy Lean (Joan Freeman) driving wit...

The Nutty Professor (1963)

Professor Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis), is a nerdy, unkempt, buck-toothed, introverted, accident prone, socially inept university professor whose experiments in the classroom laboratory are less than successful...and hilariously destructive. When a football-playing bully humiliates and assaults him,...

Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Squad leader Sgt. Larkin (Harry Guardino) and his men are getting ready to take a well-deserved rest after being on the front line for several weeks. During an interlude at a church and later at a tavern, the senior non-commissioned officer, Technical Sergeant Pike (Fess Parker), happens upon Joh...

The Jayhawkers! (1959)

The Jayhawkers! is a movie set in pre-Civil War Kansas starring Jeff Chandler and Fess Parker, and directed by Melvin Frank.

Vertigo (1958)

After a rooftop chase in which his latent acrophobia results in the death of a police officer, San Francisco detective John "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) retires, spending much of his time with his ex-fiancée Midge Wood (Barbara Bel Geddes). Scottie tries to gradually conquer his fear but Mi...

The Matchmaker (1958)

A matchmaker is a person who engages in matchmaking, sometimes as a profession. Matchmaker or The Matchmaker may refer to: Matchmaker (game show), a late-80's dating show Matchmaker (TV series), a Canadian reality dating television series "Matchmaker" (How I Met Your Mother), a 2005 episode o...

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

An American family, Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart), his wife Jo (Doris Day) and their son Hank (Christopher Olsen) are vacationing in Morocco. Traveling from Casablanca to Marrakesh, they meet a Frenchman named Louis Bernard (Daniel Gelin), who seems friendly; however, Jo is suspicious of his ma...

To Catch a Thief (1955)

John Robie (Cary Grant) is a notorious but retired jewel thief or "cat burglar," nicknamed "The Cat," who now tends to his vineyards in the French Riviera. A series of robberies that closely resemble his style leads the police to believe that the Cat is up to his old tricks again. They come to ar...

Rear Window (1954)

After breaking his leg photographing a racetrack accident, professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies (James Stewart) is confined in his Greenwich Village apartment, using a wheelchair while he recuperates. His rear window looks out onto a small courtyard and several other apartments. Duri...

Roman Holiday (1953)

Ann (Hepburn) is the crown princess of an unspecified country. She is on a widely publicized tour of several European capitals. In Rome, she becomes frustrated by her tightly scheduled life. Her doctor gives her a sedative to calm her down and help her sleep, but she secretly leaves her country...

Stalag 17 (1953)

Stalag 17 begins on "the longest night of the year" in 1944 in a Luftwaffe prisoner-of-war camp located somewhere along the Danube River. The story of a Nazi spy in Barracks Four is narrated by Clarence Harvey "Cookie" Cook (Gil Stratton). The camp holds Poles, Czechs, Russian females and in the ...

Road to Bali (1952)

George and Harold, American song-and-dance men performing in Melbourne, Australia, leave in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals. They end up in Darwin, where they take jobs as pearl divers for a prince. They are taken by boat to an idyllic island on the way to Bali, Indonesia. They vie fo...

Ace in the Hole (1951)

Chuck Tatum is a fiercely ambitious, self-centered, wisecracking, down-on-his-luck reporter who has worked his way down the ladder. He has come west to New Mexico from New York City, along the way being fired from eleven newspapers for slander, adultery, and heavy drinking, among other charges. N...

When Worlds Collide (1951)

Pilot David Randall (Richard Derr) is paid to fly top-secret photographs from South African astronomer Dr. Emery Bronson (Hayden Rorke) to Dr. Cole Hendron (Larry Keating) in America. Hendron, with the assistance of his daughter Joyce (Barbara Rush), confirms their worst fears—Bronson has discove...

Double Indemnity (1944)

Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), a successful insurance salesman for Pacific All Risk, returns to his office building in downtown Los Angeles late one night. He is clearly in pain as he sits down at his desk and begins dictating a memo into a Dictaphone machine for colleague Barton Keyes (Edward G. ...