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The Naked City
Written by Albert Maltz and Malvin Wald
Based on a story by Malvin Wald

Beautiful blonde model, Jean Dexter, is brutally murdered and Detectives Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) and Jimmy Halloran (Don Taylor) are assigned to the case. We learn early on who murdered Miss Dexter but we don't find out why until the end.

NOTE: Detective Muldoon is know as "Mulvey" in this version of the screenplay. Cinematographer William H. Daniels won an Academy Award for his innovative on-location photography.
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The Night Of The Hunter
Written by James Agee, Davis Grubb and Charles Laughton

When murderous con-man (masquerading as a preacher) Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), is jailed for car theft, he shares a cell with bank robber Ben Harper (Peter Graves). Before Harper is hanged for killing two men during the course of his robbery, Powell learns that Harper has hidden the money from the robbery somewhere on his property. When Powell is released, he cons Harper's widow (Shelley Winters) and his two children John (Billy Chapin) and Pearl (Sally Jane Bruce) to discover the location of the money.
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A Nightmare On Elm Street
Written by Wes Craven

Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) and her high school friends (including a very young Johnny Depp) discover that they are all sharing the same nightmares featuring a horribly burned man who calls himself Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). When her friends begin to be murdered in their sleep, Nancy tries to fight sleep until she can figure out a way to destroy Freddy.
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Written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder & Walter Reisch
Based on a story by Melchior Lengyel

Russian envoy, Ninotchka (Greta Garbo), is sent to Paris to to find out why three Soviet emissaries, Buljanoff (Felix Bressart), Kopalski (Alexander Granach) and Iranoff (Sig Ruman) are having a hard time selling a load of jewelry to raise money for their government. The former owner of the jewels, The Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire), tries to interfere with the sale by sending her friend and international playboy, Count Leon d'Algout (Melvyn Douglas).
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No Country For Old Men
Written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy

While hunting in the Texas countryside, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), stumbles upon a grisly scene of dead bodies and a suitcase containing two million bucks. Llewelyn's problems go from bad to worse when hitman, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), comes looking for the money.

NOTE: Nominated for 8 Academy Awards and winner of 4: Best Movie; Best Direction; Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem); and Best Adapted Screenplay 2007.

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Nurse Betty
Written by John C. Richards and James Flamberg
Based on a story by John C. Richards

Betty Sizemore (Renée Zellweger) is a young woman whose obsession with soap opera star George McCord (Greg Kinnear) takes a bizarre turn after she witnesses the brutal murder of her philandering husband Del (Aaron Eckhart).
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