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1935, 20th Century Fox, 89 min, USA, Dir: Harry Lachman

DANTE'S INFERNO features one of the most baffling sequences in the history of Hollywood design - a journey into possibly the most convincing Hell ever seen on screen. Otherwise, the show's a gritty melodrama starring Spencer Tracy (in one of his least favorite roles) as a ruthless carnival hustler whose schemes keep killing people. Along the way, a 16-year-old Rita Hayworth makes her screen debut in a scorching dance number.

1939, AGFA, 96 min, USA, Dir: John Ford

A stagecoach full of involving characters, superbly drawn and played, travels through dangerous Indian territory. After a decade in movies, John Wayne became a star once and for all as the Ringo Kid, gallantly defending vulnerable shady lady Claire Trevor, while Thomas Mitchell's drunken doctor won him an Oscar.

1942, Universal, 74 min, USA, Dir: Jack Hively

The very first adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich suspense novel for the big screen! A man loses his memory after being struck by a falling beam, and as he struggles to piece his life together he realizes he has lived the preceding year as another person. Is it all a tortured twist of fate or a sinister, calculated plot? NOT ON DVD!

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