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Summary: As the title screens proclaim, "This film is based on a true story. The incidents and facts are documented. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent and also to protect the film." In a Latin American country in the throes of a military coup, Charles Horman, an American journalist and filmmaker living there with his wife Joyce, disappears--never to be seen again. His father Ed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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Summary: A gracious society matron decides to give her husband one last chance, but soon his ex-mistress shows up, brewing trouble and murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD EAS

Summary: A retired officer must uncover the identity of a mass murderer who is killing off the potential heirs to a family fortune. The only clues are the names on the list of murdered heir Adrian Messenger. The tension builds as the final evil unfolds.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LIS

Summary: Five hundred bucks doesn't come easily for private eye Philip Marlowe. But when it comes by way of a bribe, it might as well be five cents. He rejects Winslow Wong and his offer of cash--and Wong promptly karates the detective's office into a junk pile. In this colorful whodunit, Garner's easygoing style contrasts agreeably with the grim task of sleuthing a case of missing persons, blackmail...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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Summary: A collection of six films from Blake Edwards featuring Inspector Jacques Clouseau forever on the trail of wily jewel thieves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY COMEDY PIN

Summary: Rocky is an innocent man released from prison. He's on the hunt for the people who framed him. Delong is a disabled veteran who produced the evidence that led to Rocky's release. He now wants part of the $100,000 in exchange for his help. However, after serving five years of a life-sentence for a crime he didn't commit, Rocky has a different plan. He wants to bring the real crooks to justice...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CRY

Summary: Every police precinct has a case that defies explanation and evades solution. Recently promoted Captain Yohan Vivès faces such an elusive mystery when he investigates the gruesome murder of a young woman named Clara in the French town of Grenoble. It is clear that the attack was premeditated, and the violent nature of the crime suggests revenge. All the evidence points towards a scorned...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NIG

Summary: An inner-city detective is investigating the murder of an elderly candy shop owner and finds odd clues along the way, while at the same time trying to find out who he has become.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY HOM

Summary: Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY THRILLER TO

Summary: Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: "This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women. The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director's formal and thematic obsessions."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY LOD

Summary: "In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Sterling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY THRILLER SIL

Summary: When a man murders his nagging wife because his affections have turned to her far-more-pleasant younger sister, it appears he has executed the perfect crime--until a minor slip-up arouses the suspicions of a family friend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CON

Summary: A down on his luck screenwriter reluctantly agrees to adapt a trashy bestseller to the silver screen. Rather than read the book himself, Steele convinces a star-struck hatcheck girl, Mildred Atkinson, to accompany him home and tell him the story in her own words. Later the night, Mildred is found murdered and Steele, who has a history of violent behavior, becomes the prime suspect. A neighbor...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA IN

Summary: Ex-G.I Rip Murdock tries to find out who framed his pal Johnny and then killed him. While tracking his war buddy's shadowy past, Rip becomes involved with the mysterious night club singer who had once been his friend's sweetheart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2002

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Summary: At the height of the frontier era, a locomotive races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote Army Post. But one by one, the passengers are being murdered. Their only hope is John Deakin, a mysterious prisoner-in-transit who must fight for his life -- and the lives of everyone on the train -- as he uncovers a deadly secret that explodes in a torrent of shocking...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN BRE

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Summary: Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world's most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Studios 2023

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HORROR HAU

Summary: Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Pictures Industries 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA IN

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Summary: In 1960s Boston, Eileen shuffles between her emotionally haunted home and the prison where she works. When an intoxicating woman joins the prison staff, Eileen is taken but her newfound confidant entangles her in a shocking crime.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: Passing through the backwoods town of Sparta, Mississippi, Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) becomes embroiled in a murder case. He forms an uneasy alliance with the bigoted police chief (Rod Steiger), who faces mounting pressure from Sparta's hostile citizens to catch the killer and run the African American interloper out of town.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY IN

Summary: "Based on the international bestselling novel by British crime writer Mo Hayder, The Treatment is a gripping, unsettling story. A police inspector is assigned a case where a mother and father have been bound and beaten, and their young son is missing. As he investigates, the troubled cop uncovers other similar cases including a repressed episode from his own childhood. Grim and wholly...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TRE

Summary: A keen observer of America's social fabric, writer-director John Sayles uncovers the haunted past buried beneath a small Texas border town in this sprawling neo-western mystery. When a skeleton is discovered in the desert, lawman Sam Deeds, son of a legendary local sheriff, begins an investigation that will have profound implications both for him personally and for all of Rio County, a place...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA LON

Summary: "La série se déroule à Paris et relate les exploits d'une bande de criminels qui se sont eux-mêmes baptisés "les Vampires." Musidora y interprète le rôle d'Irma Vep, une femme fatale dont le nom est l'évident anagramme de "vampire"". --Site wikipédia, consulté le 2 octobre 2014.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2012

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF VAM

Summary: Stuart Palmer's immortal crime-solving school teacher Hildegarde Withers came to the screen courtesy of a series of mysteries from RKO Pictures. Memorably played by character great Edna May Oliver in three features, Hildegarde was ably paired with her flirty foil of Inspector Piper in the person of James Gleason. Gleason would go on to anchor the series, appearing in all six, alongside Helen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY HIL

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