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by loveclassicmovies created on Sep 3, 2013 (a list of 12 films )
1. Two Years Before the Mast
Two Years Before the Mast is a 1946 adventure film based on Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s travel book of the same name. It starred Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva and Esther Fernández.In 1834, Charles Stewart (Alan Ladd), the spoiled, dissolute son of a shipping magnate, is sh... read more...
2. This Gun for Hire
This Gun for Hire is a 1942 American crime drama film noir, directed by Frank Tuttle and based on the novel A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene. The drama features Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, and Alan Ladd.In San Francisco, blackmailer Albert Baker (Frank Ferguson) and his unlucky girlf... read more...
3. The Glass Key
The Glass Key is the second and better known film noir adaptation of the classic suspense novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, released a mere seven years after the first. The movie features Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, and Alan Ladd, who replaces George Raft from the original 1935 version i... read more...
4. The Blue Dahlia
The Blue Dahlia (1946) is an American film noir directed by George Marshall and written by Raymond Chandler. A navy officer returns home to an unfaithful wife, who is later murdered. The film marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Johnny Morrison... read more...
5. Whispering Smith
Whispering Smith is a 1948 western film starring Alan Ladd as a railroad detective assigned to stop a gang of train robbers.It is based on a novel by Frank H. Spearman and a previous 1926 film adaptation starring H.B. Warner in the title role, with Lillian Rich, Lilyan Tashman, John Bowers, and Euge... read more...
6. The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a 1949 film made by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Elliott Nugent and produced by Richard Maibaum, from a screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume based on the novel of the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the play by Owen Davis. The music score was by Robert Emm... read more...
8. Shane
Shane is a 1953 American Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur (in her l... read more...
9. The McConnell Story
The McConnell Story (1955) is a dramatization of the life and career of U.S. Air Force pilot Joseph C. McConnell (1922-1954), who served as a navigator in World War II before becoming the top American ace during the Korean War. He was killed while serving as a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in... read more...
10. Boy on a Dolphin
Boy on a Dolphin is a 1957 20th Century Fox romantic film set in Greece and made in CinemaScope. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Samuel G. Engel from a screenplay by Ivan Moffat and Dwight Taylor, based on the novel by David Divine.The film stars Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb and Sophia ... read more...
11. The Proud Rebel
The Proud Rebel is a 1958 American film directed by Michael Curtiz with a screenplay by Lillie Hayward that is based on a story by James Edward Grant. The movie is about a former confederate soldier who is falsely accused of starting a brawl in a small town. A local woman comes to his aid, but she i... read more...
12. The Carpetbaggers
The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film based upon the best selling novel of the same name by Harold Robbins.The film stars George Peppard as Jonas Cord, a character based largely on Howard Hughes, and Alan Ladd as a former western gunslinger turned actor with the pseudonym Nevada Smith, played th... read more...