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Westerns

Big Trees, The (1954)

In 1900, lumberman Jim Fallon (Kirk Douglas) greedily eyes the big trees in the virgin region of northern California. The land is already settled by, among others, a religious group led by Elder Bixby (Charles Meredith). Jim is attracted to Bixby’s daughter, Alicia (Eve Miller), though that does not change his plan to cheat the homesteaders.

Drama

Strange Loves of Martha Ivers,The (1946)

Martha Ivers tried to get away from her aunt. She and her friend Sam were caught by the police and returns. When Mrs. Ivers attacks Martha’s pet cat with her cane; Martha intervenes and accidentally kills her aunt. After this, the movie is a great film noir full of blackmail and intrigue..

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Broken Arrow (1950)

Broken Arrow is a 1950 western directed by Delmer Daves and starring James Stewart as Tom Jeffords and Jeff Chandler as Cochise. It’s a fictional movie about historical figures. It’s probably the first western to paint the natives sympathetically.

Free Classic Movies

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

This is George Romero’s 1968 Zombie film “Night of the Living Dead”. It is the basis for most of this sort of stylized zombie. A lot of movies were based on the same premise of people hiding someplace and being inadequate to zombie attack.

Drama

Suddenly (1954)

Frank Sinatra plays a bad guy who wants to kill the President in the small town of Suddenly. Hes taken the sheriff and his family hostage to accomplish his dastardly scheme. The tranquility of Suddenly is usually disturbed only by sheriff Tod Shaw’s unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can’t abide