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Adventure & Adventurers

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell. Story of the men working for a South American mail and freight business in the 1930s. They are trying to win a lucrative government contract to carry mail, and must perform satisfactorily despite bad weather, injuries, poor cash flow and a woman trying to win the boss's heart. 121 min.

Papillon (1973)

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Anthony Zerbe, Don Gordon. Based on the true story of Henri Charriere, also known as Papillon, a petty criminal who was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in a French penal colony on Devil's Island in French Guiana, South America. He is determined to escape but attempt after attempt meets with resulting recapture and incarcerations in solitary confinement. 150 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Pierrot le fou (France / Italy, 1965)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Part love story, part gangster thriller, Pierrot le fou combines romance, adventure, and violence with allusions to art, literature, and cinema to create a colorful French version of the Bonnie and Clyde story. 90 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See bibliography of reviews and articles about this film

Red Dust (1932)

Director, Victor Fleming. Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp. Dennis Carson, overseer of a rubber plantation in Indochina, gives refuge to a prostitute on the run from Saigon authorities. Romance is sparked but becomes heated when an engineer's wife steps into the picture. Based on the play by Wilson Collison. 85 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Reviews and articles: Bachman, Gregg. "Red Dust" Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Oct2010, Vol.

Riffraff (1947)

Directed by Ted Tetzlaff. Cast: Pat O'brien, Walter Slezak, Anne Jeffreys, George Givot. A mysterious map holds the key to billions of dollars worth of crude oil, and there's nothing that some men won't do to possess it. 80 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Road to Morocco (1942)

Directed by David Butler. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn. The lone survivors of a ship wrecked in the Mediterranean, our heroes find themselves in the company of a Moroccan Princess Shalimar (Lamour), who has purchased Bob and plans to make him her husband. This would be swell except for the jealousy of nasty Sheik Mullay Kassim. This is the third "Road" picture of the Hope and Crosby comedy team. 82 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Road to Singapore (1940)

Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna. When junior shipping mogul Josh Mallon comes too close to getting hitched, he and his best buddy Ace Lannigan run to the furthest point they can find on a map --Singapore. The first of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a team of irrepressible bachelors, the scenery includes Dorothy Lamour as the beautiful live-in housekeeper they bring home.

Road to Utopia (1946)

Directed by Hal Walker. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke, Douglass Dumbrille, Jack LaRue, Robert Barrat, Nestor Paiva. Narrator: Robert Benchley. Bing and Bob get caught up in a race to stake their claim to the veins of a Klondike gold mine after nabbing the deed from a couple of vicious killers. Since the boys themselves are skipping town after a shady deal, they decide to adopt the murderers' identities and take the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and ambitious Dorothy Lamour. 82 min.

Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna. In the second of the "Road" pictures, a couple of scheming carnival performers leave town after selling a phony diamond mine to a tough guy who doesn't appreciate the joke. They end up in Zanzibar where they meet a couple of female entertainers who lure them into the jungle and introduce them to a tribe of hungry cannibals. 92 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

Directed by Gordon Douglas. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, Victor Buono, Hank Henry. In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. A lighthearted gangster spoof spirited along by guns, gags, tunes, and bootleg gin. 123 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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