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Van Johnson

Van Johnson


Birthdate: August 25, 1916

Deathdate: December 12, 2008

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Van Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was an American film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios during and after World War II. Johnson was the embodiment of the "boy next door", playing "the red-haired, freckle-faced soldier, sailor or bomber pilot who used to live down the street" in MGM movies during the war yea... ...detailed bio

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The Kidnapping of the President (1998)

The Kidnapping of the President is a 1980 political thriller film made by Presidential Films and Sefel Films and distributed by Crown International Pictures. It was produced and directed by George Mendeluk and co-produced by John Ryan from a screenplay by Richard Murphy and Charles Templeton, bas...
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Clowning Around (1992)

Simon Gunner (Clayton Williamson), is a starstruck kid who aspires to become a circus clown. With the help of veteran funster Jack Merrick (Ernie Dingo), Simon ultimately fulfills his goal.
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Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One (1990)

Only one enemy has ever beat him. Now he needs her to save his life.
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Killer Crocodile (1989)

A group of friends investigating the illegal dumping of toxic chemicals in a swamp must defend themselves against an abnormally huge crocodile, which has become more aggressive than normal due to prolonged exposure to the toxic waste. The crocodile manages to kill many people, before it is cut up...
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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Set in New Jersey during the Great Depression, the film tells the story of Cecilia, a clumsy waitress who goes to the movies to escape her bleak life and loveless, abusive marriage to Monk, whom she has attempted to leave on numerous occasions. The latest film Cecilia sees is a fictitious RKO Ra...
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Scorpion with Two Tails (1982)

Joan Barnard (Elvire Audray, AMAZONIA: THE KATHERINE MILES STORY), wife of archeologist Arthur Barnard (John Saxon, ENTER THE DRAGON), is being plagued by nightmares of ritualistic deaths within an ancient Etruscan tomb. Unsettling as they are, these dreams have also been unconsciously providing ...
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Concorde Affaire '79 (1979)

Concorde Affaire '79 (1979) (Italian: Affare Concorde), also known as The Concorde Affair, is an Italian action thriller directed by Ruggero Deodato and was written by Ernesto Gastaldi and Renzo Genta.
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From Corleone to Brooklyn (1979)

From Corleone to Brooklyn (original title: Da Corleone a Brooklyn) is an Italian crime thriller directed by Umberto Lenzi. The film was released in Italy on April 13, 1979 and stars Maurizio Merli, Mario Merola and Van Johnson.
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Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)

Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1976 American television miniseries that aired on ABC in one or two hour episodes mostly on Monday nights over seven weeks, beginning February 1. It was produced by Universal Television and was the second time programming of this nature had been attempted. The first TV min...
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The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974)

A television producer may have set off a string of murders when he investigates the location of an ageing former movie star.
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Eye of the Spider (1971)

Eye of the Spider (Italian: L'occhio del ragno) is a 1971 Italian crime film directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero and starring Klaus Kinski.
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Eagles Over London (1969)

During World War II at the height of the Battle of Britain, British military officers are in pursuit of a merciless team of Nazi saboteurs. They searched though war-ravaged London but the Nazis eluded them. Finally, the British caught up with the Germans in a final battle at the RAF Control Centre.
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The Price of Power (1969)

The film stars Giuliano Gemma as the hero Bill Willer who tries to get revenge against the killers of his father while at the same time trying to prevent an assassination plot against president James Garfield (played by Van Johnson, with José Suárez playing Vice President Chester A. Arthur) in 18...
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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball take turns providing voice-over narration throughout—and in at least one scene, Van Johnson talks directly to the camera (a technique known as breaking the fourth wall), as does Fonda. Frank Beardsley is a Roman Catholic Navy warrant officer, recently detached from th...
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Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968)

The story depicts the rivalry between the conservative Mother Superior (Russell) and the glamorous, progressive young Sister George (Stevens) as they shepherd a busload of Catholic high school girls across America to an interfaith youth rally being held in Santa Barbara, California. As they debat...
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Divorce American Style (1967)

After seventeen years of marriage, affluent Los Angeles suburban couple Richard Harmon (Van Dyke) and his wife Barbara (Reynolds) seem to have it all, but they're constantly bickering. When they discover they can no longer communicate, even to argue, they make an effort to salvage their relations...
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Subway in the Sky (1959)

Subway in the Sky is a 1959 British crime film directed by Muriel Box and starring Van Johnson, Hildegard Knef and Albert Lieven. An American soldier in West Berlin deserts and goes on the run when he is faced with a false murder charge eventually taking shelter with a cabaret singer.
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)

The Pied Piper (Van Johnson) is first spotted working magic in Hamelin by a disabled boy, Paul, and playing his signature tune In the Hall of the Mountain King. Paul tells his best friend, the schoolteacher Truson (=true son), also played by Johnson, but Truson is skeptical. The town of Hamelin h...
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Slander (1957)

A tabloid magazine threatens to ruin a television performer's career.
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23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)

23 Paces to Baker Street is a 1956 American drama film released by 20th Century Fox. It stars Van Johnson and Vera Miles. The Hitchcockian mystery thriller, filmed in Cinemascope on location in London, focuses on Philip Hannon, a blind playwright who overhears a partial conversation he believes i...