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Marguerite Roberts

Marguerite Roberts


Birthdate: September 21, 1905

Deathdate: February 17, 1989

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marguerite Roberts (21 September 1905 –17 February 1989) was an American screenwriter, one of the highest paid in the 1930s. After she and her husband John Sanford refused to testify in 1951 before the House Un-American Activities Committee, she was blacklisted for nine years and unable to get work in Hollywood. She was hired again in 1962 by Columbia Pictures. Description a... ...detailed bio

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Shoot Out (1971)

Clay Lomax gets out of prison after serving nearly eight years. He goes looking for Sam Foley, a bank robber who shot Lomax in the back and left him to take the rap. Foley has a trio of hired guns, Bobby Jay Jones being the fastest and most vicious. Lomax offers an old friend, Trooper, all the mo...
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True Grit (1969)

After Frank Ross (John Pickard) is murdered in 1878 (though at the end of film, the date October 1880 is engraved on his tombstone, but that may be the mistake the engraver made that Mattie mentions to Rooster) by his hired hand, Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey), in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ross' 14-year-old...
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5 Card Stud (1968)

In the 1880 town of Rincon, Colorado, a gambler is caught cheating at a five-card stud poker game. One of the players, Van Morgan, tries to prevent the others from administering frontier justice, but is unable to stop the man's lynching. Morgan leaves town, but later returns when he hears that a ...
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Love Has Many Faces (1965)

When a dead American "beach boy" is washed up on a beach in Acapulco, the police do an investigation to see if it was murder. Lieutenant Ricardo Andrade of the Mexican police interviews three suspects. Hank Walker (Hugh O'Brian) is another beach boy who works as a gigolo and also blackmails vacat...
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Diamond Head (1963)

Richard "King" Howland is a swaggering bigot land-baron living on the Big Island of Hawaii. He objects when his sister, Sloan Howland, announces she plans to marry Paul Kahana, a native Hawaiian, even though Richard is having a torrid affair with an Asian woman, Mai Chen. During Sloan and Paul's ...
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Ivanhoe (1952)

Richard the Lionheart (Norman Wooland), King of England, vanishes while returning from the Crusades. One of his knights, the Saxon Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Robert Taylor), searches tirelessly for him, finally finding him being held for ransom by Leopold of Austria for the enormous sum of 150,000 marks...
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The Bribe (1949)

Federal agent Rigby (Taylor) travels to Los Trancos on the island of Carlota (somewhere off the coast of Central America) to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely Elizabeth Hintten (Gardner), a café singer married to Tug Hintten (Hodiak), a ...
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The Sea of Grass (1947)

The film opens in St. Louis on Lutie Cameron's (Katharine Hepburn) wedding day. As she dresses, she receives a telegram from her fiancee Col. Brewton (Spencer Tracy) ordering her to board the train for Salt Fork, New Mexico to marry him there instead. The first person she meets in the town is Bri...
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Undercurrent (1946)

Ann Hamilton (Hepburn) is a middle-aged bride who begins to suspect that her charming husband Alan Garroway (Taylor) plans to murder her. Nor can she ignore the shadow of her brother-in-law Michael Garroway (Robert Mitchum), whom she's never met but has been told so much about.
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Dragon Seed (1944)

Dragon Seed is a 1944 war drama film starring Katharine Hepburn. Based on a best-selling book by Pearl S. Buck, the film portrays a peaceful village in China that has been invaded by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese war. The men in the village choose to adopt a peaceful ...
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Escape (1940)

Famous German stage actress Emmy Ritter (Alla Nazimova) is held in a Nazi concentration camp. She is scheduled to be executed soon, but the sympathetic camp doctor, Ditten (Philip Dorn), has been a fan since childhood and offers to deliver a letter from her to her children...afterwards. Emmy's so...
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Rose Bowl (1936)

Paddy O'Riley and Ossie Merrill, Bellport high school football heroes, enroll in distant colleges; Paddy at a small school in the East, where he is barely a substitute, and Ossie at a powerhouse-football school, where he is an instant star and all-American candidate. They leave behind Cheers Reyn...