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Luther Adler

Luther Adler


Birthdate: May 4, 1903

Deathdate: December 8, 1984

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Absence of Malice (1981)

Miami liquor wholesaler Michael Gallagher (Newman) is the son of a deceased criminal who awakes one day to find himself a front-page story in the local newspaper, indicating that he is being investigated in the disappearance and presumed murder of a local longshoreman union official, Joey Diaz. T...
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler"s Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
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The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

Arthur Goldman is Jewish and a Nazi death camp survivor. Now a rich industrialist, he lives in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking him with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. One day, Israeli secret agents kidnap Gol...
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The Brotherhood (1968)

A young American man arrives in Palermo by plane. A taxi driver at the airport immediately gets word to Frank Ginetta, who hides, armed with a gun, until he realizes that the visitor he's been warned about is actually his kid brother, Vinnie. Frank happily welcomes his brother and takes him home,...
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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

The movie is a fictionalized account of the experiences of a real-life Jewish-American military officer, Colonel David "Mickey" Marcus, who commanded units of the fledgling Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Marcus, a former Colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the ...
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Hot Blood (1956)

Marco Torino, king of the gypsies in southern California, is terminally ill. He wants his younger brother to succeed him, but Stephano is determined to become a dancer instead. After turning a potential employer against him, Marco arranges a marriage for his brother to Annie Caldash, a sexy gypsy...
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

The film relates the fictionalized story of Evelyn Nesbit. Nesbit was a model and actress who became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the June 1906 murder of her former lover, architect Stanford White, by her husband, rail and coal tycoon Harry Kendall Thaw. Nesbit served as a technical advis...
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Crashout (1955)

Convict Van Duff is the leader of a large-scale prison break. The breakout works as the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison. Once the coast is clear they then set out on a long, dangerous journey. The convicts take by foot, car, train and truck in an attempt to get ...
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The Miami Story (1954)

A crime story taking place in the famous Florida city...
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Hoodlum Empire (1952)

It's a deadly play for power when a Mafia chieftain's top gun goes straight and threatens to testify against the big boss and his cruel, nationwide network of crime. The picture, which was shot in a semi-documentary style, was inspired by the Kefauver investigations of 1950-51.
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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

The film begins with a pre-credit sequence depicting Operation Flipper, a British commando raid whose aim is to assassinate Rommel. It fails. After the credits, the story is introduced by narrator Michael Rennie, who dubs the voice of then Lieutenant-Colonel Desmond Young, who plays himself in t...
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M (1951)

In this Americanized remake of the 1931 German film of the same name, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.
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D.O.A. (1950)

The film begins with what a BBC reviewer called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences." The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) walking through the hallway of a police station to report his own murder. Oddly, the police ...
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Under My Skin (1950)

Under My Skin is a 1950 American film directed by Jean Negulesco, starring John Garfield and Micheline Presle. It is based on the short story "My Old Man", by Ernest Hemingway, about a jockey being threatened by a mobster after winning a race he had agreed to throw. The Hemingway story was later ...
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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Ralph Cotter is a career criminal who escapes from prison, then murders his partner in crime. Along the way he attempts to woo his ex-partner's sister (Barbara Payton) by threatening to expose her role in his escape. Cotter quickly gets back into the crime business, only to be shaken down by corr...
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Wake of the Red Witch (1949)

John Wayne stars as a sea captain in the early 1860s East Indies out for revenge against a wealthy shipping magnate. The focus of the film is the deadly rivalry between two men of the sea. Ship's captain Ralls (John Wayne) nurses a long-standing grudge against shipping magnate Mayrant Ruysdaal Si...
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House of Strangers (1949)

Gino Monetti is a rags-to-riches Italian-American banker in New York whose methods result in a number of criminal charges. Three of his four grown sons, unhappy at their father's dismissive treatment of them, refuse to help Gino when he is put on trial for questionable business practices. Eldest ...
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The Loves of Carmen (1948)

Following the plot of the classic opera, "Carmen," this story follows the wild gypsy's adventures as a siren and bandit. Carmen (Rita Hayworth) lures an innocent soldier (Glenn Ford) to his ruin, getting him expelled from the army. He then turns to banditry, killing Carmen's husband (Victor Jory)...
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Saigon (1948)

World War II has ended and Major Larry Briggs finds out that his friend Mike has only a short time to live but doesn't know yet. Determined to show Mike a good time before he dies, Larry takes a flying job working for a profiteer, Maris. Everything is set until Maris' secretary Susan Cleaver gets...