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Tough Assignment
TOUGH ASSIGNMENT is a 1949 American crime film directed by William Beaudine and starring Don Barry , Marjorie Steele and Steve Brodie . It is regarded as a film noir . A Los Angeles
Los Angeles
reporter and his photographer wife investigate a criminal gang trying to establish a cartel over beef supplies to the city's butcher shops. CONTENTS * 1 Cast * 2 References * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links CAST * Don Barry as Dan Reilly * Marjorie Steele as Margie Reilly * Steve Brodie as Boss Morgan * Marc Lawrence as Vince * Ben Welden as Sniffy * Sid Melton
Sid Melton
as Herman * John L. Cason as Joe * Frank Richards as Steve * Fred Kohler Jr. as Grant, Head Rancher * Michael Whalen as Hutchison * Edit Angold as Mrs. Schultz * Leander De Cordova as Mr
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
------------------------- CSA Los Angeles-Long Beach MSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim PUEBLO September 4, 1781 CITY STATUS May 23, 1835 INCORPORATED April 4, 1850 NAMED FOR Our Lady, Queen of the Angels GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-Council-Commission • BODY Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles City Council
• MAYOR Eric Garcetti
Eric Garcetti
• CITY ATTORNEY Mike Feuer
Mike Feuer
• CITY CONTROLLER Ron Galperin AREA • CITY 502.76 sq mi (1,302.15 km2) • LAND 468.74 sq mi (1,214.03 km2) • WATER 34.02 sq mi (88.12 km2) 6.7% ELEVATION 305 ft (93 m) HIGHEST ELEVATION 5,074 ft (1,547 m) LOWEST ELEVATION 0 ft (0 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • CITY 3,792,621 • ESTIMATE (2016) 3,976,322 • RANK 1st , California 2nd, U.S
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Film Noir
FILM NOIR (/fɪlm nwɑːr/ ; French pronunciation: ​ ) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood
Hollywood
crime dramas , particularly such that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations . Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key , black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography . Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression
Great Depression

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Crime Film
CRIME FILMS are a genre of film that focus on crime . The stylistic approach to a crime film varies from realistic portrayals of real-life criminal figures, to the far-fetched evil doings of imaginary arch-villains. Most crime films are dramas and gangster films . CONTENTS * 1 Plays and films * 2 In television * 3 Subgenres * 4 See also * 5 References PLAYS AND FILMS Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest (1936) Films dealing with crime and its detection are often based on plays rather than novels. Agatha Christie 's stage play Witness for the Prosecution (1953; based on her own short story, published in 1933) was adapted for the big screen by director Billy Wilder in 1957. The film starred Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
and is a classic example of a "courtroom drama "
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Photographer
A PHOTOGRAPHER (the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning "light", and γραφή (graphê), meaning "drawing, writing", together meaning "drawing with light") is a person who makes photographs . CONTENTS* 1 Duties and functions * 1.1 Image gallery * 2 Selling photographs * 3 Photo sharing * 4 References * 5 External links DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS An English photographer in his studio, in the 1850s. As in other arts, the definitions of amateur and professional are not entirely categorical. A professional photographer is likely to take photographs to make money, by salary or through the display, sale or use of those photographs. An amateur photographer may take photographs for pleasure and to record an event, emotion, place, as a person without a monetary motivation
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Beef
BEEF is the culinary name for meat from cattle , particularly skeletal muscle . Humans have been eating beef since prehistoric times. Beef
Beef
is a source of high-quality protein and essential nutrients. Beef
Beef
skeletal muscle meat can be cut into roasts , short ribs or steak (filet mignon , sirloin steak , rump steak , rib steak , rib eye steak , hanger steak , etc.). Some cuts are processed (corned beef or beef jerky ), and trimmings, usually mixed with meat from older, leaner cattle, are ground , minced or used in sausages . The blood is used in some varieties of blood sausage
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IMDb
IMDB, formerly known as INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE, is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon . As of December 2017 , IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database, as well as 83 million registered users. The site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for minor additions such as filming locations. However, image, name, character name, plot summaries, and title changes are screened before publication, and usually take between 24–72 hours to appear
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Fred Kohler Jr.
FRED KOHLER JR. (July 8, 1911 – January 7, 1993) was an American actor who performed in a number of Westerns such as The Pecos Kid and Toll of the Desert . He played nearly 130 film and television roles between 1929 and 1978. Kohler's father was actor Fred Kohler
Fred Kohler
. Kohler and his father appeared twice in the same film. In RKO's Lawless Valley , they played outlaws who were father and son and in one scene, Fred Kohler
Fred Kohler
Jr. says to his father's character "Aw, that's crazy!," and Fred Sr. responds "Careful, son, you're talkin' to your dad, ya know!" REFERENCES * ^ A B C D " Fred Kohler
Fred Kohler
Jr". The New York Times
The New York Times
. * ^ "Fred Kohler"
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That's My Baby (1926 Film)
THAT\'S may refer to: * "That's", a brand name used on recordable media by Taiyo Yuden and its subsidiary That's Fukushima Co., Ltd.* Several English-language listings magazines in the People's Republic of China * That\'s Beijing * That\'s Shanghai * That\'s PRD * That's Shenzhen This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title THAT\'S. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intende
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English Language
ENGLISH is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the third most widespread native language in the world, after Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
and Spanish , as well as the most widely spoken Germanic language . Named after the Angles
Angles
, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to Great Britain
Great Britain
, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
. It is closely related to the other West Germanic languages
Germanic languages
of Frisian , Low German/Low Saxon , German , Dutch , and Afrikaans
Afrikaans
. The English vocabulary has been significantly influenced by French (a Romance language ), Norse (a North Germanic language ), and by Latin
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Butcher
A BUTCHER is a person who may slaughter animals , dress their flesh, sell their meat or participate within any combination of these three tasks. They may prepare standard cuts of meat and poultry for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. A butcher may be employed by supermarkets , grocery stores , butcher shops and fish markets , slaughter house , or may be self-employed . An ancient trade, whose duties may date back to the domestication of livestock , butchers formed guilds in England
England
as far back as 1272. Today, many jurisdictions offer trade certifications for butchers. Some areas expect a three-year apprenticeship followed by the option of becoming a master butcher
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Lippert Pictures
ROBERT L. LIPPERT (March 31, 1909 – November 10, 1976) was a prolific film producer and cinema owner who eventually owned a chain of 118 theatres. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Screen Guild Productions and Lippert Pictures * 3 20th Century-Fox, Regal Pictures and API * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn in Alameda, California
Alameda, California
, and adopted by the owner of a hardware store, Robert Lippert became fascinated by the cinema at an early age. As a youngster he worked a variety of jobs in local theaters, including projectionist and assistant manager. As a manager of a cinema during the Depression Lippert encouraged regular attendance with promotions such as "Dish Night" and "Book Night". Lippert went from cinema manager to owning a chain of cinemas in California in 1942, during the peak years of theatre attendance
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Albert Glasser
ALBERT GLASSER (January 25, 1916 – May 4 1998) was a composer, conductor and arranger of film music, primarily in the realm of B-movies during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He scored approximately 200 films during his career, many for American International Pictures and director Bert I. Gordon . For the US War Department, Glasser composed for Frank Capra
Frank Capra
's Special
Special
Services Unit and for Office of War Information radio shows for overseas broadcasts. For television, he composed the score for the early western, The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
. For radio, he composed scores for Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy
, Clyde Beatty
Clyde Beatty
, and Tarzan . Glasser joined ASCAP
ASCAP
in 1950, and his popular song compositions include "Urubu", "The Cisco Kid", "Someday" and "I Remember Your Love"
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Don "Red" Barry
DONALD BARRY DE ACOSTA (January 11, 1912 – July 17, 1980), known as RED BARRY, was an American film and television actor . He was nicknamed "Red" after appearing as the first Red Ryder in the highly successful 1940 film Adventures of Red Ryder ; the character was played in later films by "Wild Bill" Elliott and Allan Lane
Allan Lane
. Barry went on to bigger budget films following Red Ryder, but none reached his previous level of success. He played Red Doyle in the 1964 Perry Mason episode 'The Case of the Simple Simon'. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Career * 2.1 Stage * 2.2 Acting * 2.3 Writing * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 Selected filmography * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY YEARSBarry was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Allen Academy and the Texas School of Mines . Prior to acting, Barry had been a high school and college football player
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Daughters Of Pleasure
DAUGHTERS OF PLEASURE is a 1924 American silent romantic comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring Marie Prevost
Marie Prevost
and Monte Blue . Based on a story by Caleb Proctor, the film features an early appearance by Clara Bow who plays a supporting role. An incomplete print of the film is housed at the Library of Congress with two of the six reels missing. CAST * Marie Prevost
Marie Prevost
- Marjory Hadley * Monte Blue
Monte Blue
- Kent Merrill * Clara Bow - Lila Millas * Edythe Chapman - Mrs. Hadley * Wilfred Lucas
Wilfred Lucas
- Mark Hadley * Edwin B. Tilton - Uncredited roleREFERENCES * ^ Soister, John T. (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929. McFarland. p. 173. ISBN 0-786-48790-9
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A Self-Made Failure
A SELF-MADE FAILURE is a lost 1924 silent film feature comedy distributed by Associated First National Pictures, later First National Pictures . It was directed by William Beaudine and starred silent comic Lloyd Hamilton and then child actor Ben Alexander . At the time it was one of the longest comedy features ever made. While this film is lost, a trailer of it survives in the Library of Congress film collection. CAST * Lloyd Hamilton as Breezy, The Failure * Ben Alexander as Sonny * Matt Moore as John Steele * Patsy Ruth Miller
Patsy Ruth Miller
as Alice Neal * Mary Carr as Grandma Neal * Sam De Grasse as Cyrus Cruikshank * Charles Reisner as Spike Malone (*as Chuck Reisner) * Victor Potel as Pokey Jones * Dan Mason as Dan * Harry Todd as The Constable * Alta Allen as Mrs
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