Flood Tide (1958)

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A psycho kid and a vulnerable mother!

 

US / 82 minutes / bw / Universal–International Dir: Abner Biberman Pr: Robert Arthur Scr: Dorothy Cooper Story: Barry Trivers Cine: Arthur E. Arling Cast: George Nader, Cornell Borchers, Michel Ray, Judson Pratt, Joanna Moore, Charles E. Arnt, Russ Conway, John Morley, John Maxwell, Carl Bensen, Della Malzahn, Hugh Lawrence, Troy Donahue.

Flood Tide - 1 David, a paranoid ball of sociopathic venom

David (Michel Ray), a paranoid ball of sociopathic venom.

Early one morning a man is found drowned at the edge of the sea. Bill Holleran (Conway), who has rented a beachfront property, admits that the dead man, Marty, was at a party he threw last night and that the two men had a fight when a drunk Marty became unduly obnoxious—Bill still has the shiner to prove it—but denies anything else. However, David (Ray), the ten-year-old son of local widow Anne Gordon (Borchers), claims otherwise. He says that, kept awake by the noise of the shindig, he watched from his window as Bill dragged Marty down the beach and into the sea. Thanks to David’s testimony, the next thing Bill knows Continue reading

Cage of Evil (1960)

US / 71 minutes / bw / Zenith, UA Dir: Edward L. Cahn Pr: Robert E. Kent Scr: Orville H. Hampton Story: Orville H. Hampton, Alexander Richards Cine: Maury Gertsman Cast: Ronald Foster, Pat Blair, Harp McGuire, John Maxwell, Preston Hanson, Doug Henderson, Hugh Sanders, Helen Kleeb, Robert Shayne, Owen Bush, Jack Tesler, Howard McLeod, Gregg Martell.

The voiceover narration of Inspector Daniel “Dan” A. Melrose (Maxwell) of the LAPD announces at the start of this movie that he’s going to tell the tale of how a cop—one of the most promising to have served under him—went bad. That cop is Detective Scott “Scotty” Harper (Foster), sent with his partner, Detective Murray Kearns (McGuire), to investigate a robbery at Delmar & Co., Wholesale Jewelers—a robbery during which a man was slugged: fatally so, it later proves.

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Before it has become evident that this was an outside job, that things were set up by a fake burglar-alarm maintenance man, Harper has started smacking around Continue reading