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Gangster Story (1959)

This is a really low budget crime film with Walter Matthau. It makes me think it would have been a lot more entertaining if it had a budget. Still, it is Walter Matthau and he does get in some funny lines.

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They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Johnnie Bradfield (John Garfield) is a boxer falsely accused of murder. He disappeared and is presumed dead. The only witnesses who could have exonerated him were his manager and girlfriend, both of whom have died in an automobile accident.

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Amos n’ Andy – Check and Double Check (1930)

The first Amos n’ Andy film. Amos n Andy creators Gosden and Correll were white actors familiar with minstrel traditions. They met in Durham, North Carolina in 1920, and by the fall of 1925, they were performing nightly song-and-patter routines on the Chicago Tribune’s station WGN.

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Bloody Brood, The (1959)

Peter Falk in one of his earliest film roles Falk plays Nico, the leader of a beatnik gang. Lots of bongos bongoing and beatniks reciting poetry while dealing drugs and feeding people ground glass for kicks. Can you dig it baby? We’re all doomed anyway man! Their gonna drop the bomb baby! Better get with it man!

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Duck and Cover (1954)

I remember films like this. Of course, being a little younger than this film, the scare was more hydrogen bombs. My grade school years were in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. By that time, thermonuclear weapons made the idea of Duck and Cover kind of silly.