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Jules Furthman

Jules Furthman

Birthdate: March 5, 1888

Deathdate: September 22, 1966


Rio Bravo (1959)

In the town of Rio Bravo, Texas, former sheriff's deputy Dude (Dean Martin), who has acquired the contemptuous nickname Borrachón (pronounced: [bo.ra?t?on], Spanish for "drunk"), enters a saloon to get a drink. Joe Burdette (Claude Akins), brother of rancher Nathan Burdette, tosses a silver dolla...

Jet Pilot (1957)

A Russian defector lands a jet fighter aircraft on an American airstrip. The base commander, Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon (John Wayne) is surprised to find that the pilot is an attractive woman, Lieutenant Anna Marladovna (Janet Leigh). When she asks for asylum, but refuses to disclose any milit...

Nightmare Alley (1947)

The movie follows the rise and fall of a con man — a story that begins and ends at a seedy traveling carnival. Stanton "Stan" Carlisle (Tyrone Power) joins the carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" (Joan Blondell) and her alcoholic husband, Pete (Ian Keith). Once a top-billed act, Zeena a...

Moss Rose (1947)

Set in Victorian London, the story concerns a music hall chorus girl who blackmails a gentleman after seeing him leave the house where another dancer was found murdered. Instead of accepting money she demands to be invited to the man's stately home to experience the life of a lady. The woman beco...

The Big Sleep (1946)

Private detective Philip Marlowe (Bogart) calls on new client General Sternwood (Waldron) at his Los Angeles mansion. The wealthy retired general wants to resolve gambling debts his daughter, Carmen Sternwood (Vickers), owes to bookseller Arthur Gwynn Geiger. As Marlowe is leaving, General Sternw...

To Have and Have Not (1944)

The film is set in Fort de France, Martinique, under the Vichy regime in the summer of 1940, shortly after the fall of France. In this exotic location, world-weary fishing-boat captain Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) is urged to help the French Resistance smuggle some people onto the island. He re...

The Outlaw (1943)

Sheriff Pat Garrett (Thomas Mitchell) welcomes his old friend Doc Holliday (Walter Huston) to Lincoln, New Mexico. Doc is looking for his stolen horse and finds it in the possession of Billy the Kid (Jack Buetel). Despite this, the two gunfighters take a liking to each other, much to Pat's disgus...

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) is a pilot and the manager of Barranca Airways, a small, barely solvent air service owned by "Dutchy" Van Ruyter (Sig Ruman) carrying mail from the fictional South American port town of Barranca through a high pass in the Andes Mountains. Bonnie Lee (Arthur), a piano-pl...

Spawn of the North (1938)

Spawn of the North is a 1938 film about rival fishermen in Alaska starring George Raft and featuring Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, and John Barrymore. The movie was directed by Henry Hathaway.

China Seas (1935)

China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The oceangoing epic also features Lewis Stone and Rosalind Russell, while humorist Robert Benchley memorably portray...

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

The HMS Bounty leaves England in 1787 on a two-year voyage over the Pacific Ocean. The ship's captain, William Bligh (Charles Laughton), is a brutal tyrant who routinely administers harsh punishment to officers and crew alike who either lack discipline, cause any infraction on board the ship, or ...

Bombshell (1933)

Movie star Lola Burns (Jean Harlow) is angry with her studio publicist E.J. "Space" Hanlon (Lee Tracy), who feeds the press with endless fake scandals about her. Lola's family (Frank Morgan plays her father, Pops Burns) and staff are another cause of distress for her, as everybody is always tryin...

Shanghai Express (1932)

In 1931, China is embroiled in a civil war. Friends of British Captain Donald "Doc" Harvey (Brook) envy him because the fabulously notorious Shanghai Lily is a fellow passenger on the express train from Beiping to Shanghai. When the name means nothing to him, they inform him that she is a "coast...

Blonde Venus (1932)

The movie begins with 7 American students traveling in Germany. They stop at a pond and see 6 girls (who all work for a theater) bathing. The girls see the students and attempt to conceal themselves (as they were unclothed). One of the girls, Helen (Dietrich), asks them to go away, to which one o...

Morocco (1930)

Wealthy La Bessiere (Adolphe Menjou) tries to strike up an acquaintance with disillusioned nightclub singer Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich) on a ship bound for Morocco. Though polite, she later tears up and tosses away his calling card. They meet again at the nightclub where she is the headliner. Al...

Thunderbolt (1929)

Thunderbolt is a 1929 proto-noir which tells the story of a criminal, facing execution, who wants to kill the man in the next cell for being in love with his girlfriend. It stars George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall and Eugenie Besserer. The movie was adapted by Herman J. Mank...

Abie's Irish Rose (1928)

Abie's Irish Rose is a 1928 early talking (part-talkie) film directed by Victor Fleming, based on the play Abie's Irish Rose by Anne Nichols. It tells the story of a Jewish boy, Abie Levy, who falls in love with and secretly marries Rosemary Murphy, an Irish Catholic girl, but lies to his family,...

The Docks of New York (1928)

The story involves an incredibly strong ship stoker name Bill (Bancroft) and the beautiful prostitute named Mae (Compson), whom he saves from drowning. She was attempting suicide as she had no money, almost no clothes and felt remorse about her life up to then. He steals some clothes for her and ...