The time when Stalin sent KGB agents to Hollywood to kill John Wayne because of his anti-communist beliefs

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The abused son of a poor, alcoholic Georgian cobbler, Josef Vissarionovich Djughashvili (the future Stalin) was one of the history’s most prolific killers. Stalin eliminated anyone and everyone who was a threat to his power – including (and especially) former allies. He had absolutely no regard for the sanctity of human life.

Stalin was, without a doubt, one of the most ruthless world leaders of the 20th Century, responsible for millions upon millions of deaths. But estimates of the number of deaths he caused vary wildly – from 3 million to 60 million.

Joseph Stalin - Russian revolutionary and Soviet political, state, military and party leader.
Joseph Stalin – Russian revolutionary and Soviet political, state, military and party leader.

Everyone who was against his politics, and against communism could be killed. It didn’t matter if they were a Soviet citizen or from another country. Michael Munn, a film historian and author of “John Wayne — The Man Behind The Myth,” claims that Stalin wanted to the famous Hollywood icon.

Stalin was so angered by John Wayne’s anti-communism that he plotted to have him murdered. He ordered the KGB to assassinate John Wayne because he considered him a threat to the Soviet Union.

When the Russian filmmaker Sergei Gerasimov attended a peace conference in New York in 1949 he heard about John Wayne and his anti-communist beliefs. When he returned to the Soviet Union he immediately told Stalin about John Wayne.

John Wayne in 1952

John Wayne in 1952

Stalin loved movies and he was more than a film-buff who’d teach Eisenstein how to make movies. He thought of himself to be a superior movie-producer/director/screenwriter as well as supreme censor; suggesting titles, ideas and stories, working on scripts and song lyrics, lecturing directors, coaching actors, ordering re-shoots and cuts and, finally, approving the movies for release.

Stalin loved Chaplin and films such as In Old Chicago (1937) and It Happened One Night (1934). Westerns with Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable were also some of his favorites.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Although he loved Westerns, he decided that John Wayne was a threat to the cause and should be assassinated.

Assassins were supposedly sent to Los Angeles in order to kill John Wayne. As Michael Munn says in his book, the FBI had discovered there were agents sent to Hollywood to assassinate the actor. They informed John about the plot and he told the FBI to let the men show up and he would deal with them himself.

John didn’t want his family to know about the fact that the KGB was trying to kill him and he moved with his family into a house with a big wall around it.

John Wayne in Rio Bravo, 1959

John Wayne in Rio Bravo, 1959

Mr. Munn says that a group of communists based in Burbank, near Hollywood, plotted to kill John Wayne. They failed to kill him just like the KGB agents that were sent before.

A further attempt to kill Wayne was made in Mexico on the set of the film Hondo led by a local communist cell, according to Mr. Munn.

The Soviet campaign was canceled after Stalin’s death in 1953 because his successor Nikita Khrushchev was a fan of the film star. The book says Krushchev told Wayne in a private meeting in 1958: “That was a decision of Stalin during his last five mad years. When Stalin died, I rescinded that order.”

Stalin depicted in the style of Socialist Realism. Painting by Isaak Brodsky

Stalin depicted in the style of Socialist Realism. Painting by Isaak Brodsky

Apparently, Stalin wasn’t the only communist leader that wanted the head of John Wayne. There was an attempt to kill John Wayne by an enemy sniper while he was visiting the troops in Vietnam in 1966. One of the snipers was captured, and said there was a price on John’s head, put there by Mao Zedong.

John Wayne died of cancer in 1979.

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Raging Hormones – Full Movie

 

 

It’s said that women will take a boy’s mind of his schoolwork, and one young man finds out just how true that is in this frantic comedy. Peter Broadhurst (Topher Hopkins) is a high school senior whose mother Bev (Della Hobby) is bound and determined to see that her boy goes on to college. However, Bev isn’t quite sure how to pay Peter tuition, since her job at the supermarket barely covers food and rent on their space in the trailer park. Sally (Darlene Demko) is a local woman who has had her eye on Peter for some time, and while he’s had little experience with the opposite sex in the past, that quickly changes when Sally and her friend Randy (Rene Orobello) invite Peter over for some less-than-wholesome fun and games. Peter’s introduction to the world of kinky sex proves to be quite revelatory — to the point where Peter not only doesn’t care how college gets paid for, he doesn’t much care if he goes or not. Raging Hormones received the Audience Award as “Best Feature” at the 1999 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, as well as a jury award as “Best Comedy.”

Death of a Ghost Hunter – Full Movie

 

USA (2007) Renowned “ghost hunter”, Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house

A paranormal investigator determined to prove that there is life after death investigates the house where an unspeakable tragedy occurred in director Sean Tretta’s low-budget ghost story. The year was 2002. Carter Simms was a ghost hunter whose meticulous approach to studying the supernatural had earned her a $5000 offer to perform a paranormal investigation of the notorious “Masterson House.” Twenty years ago, respected Minister Joseph Masterson, is devoted wife, and their adorable daughter where ruthlessly slaughtered inside their family abode. To this day, the locals insist that the house where these unspeakable acts occurred is still haunted. After recruiting a videographer, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate to assist the investigation, Simms and her small crew settled prepared to prove once and for all whether “Masterson House” was truly haunted. Three days later, Simms was dead. What sinister events unfolded in that unholy house of death? In this film, viewers are invited to follow along on that fateful investigation and find out firsthand just what awful otherworldy force sent this seasoned ghost hunter to her grave.

Bail Out – Full Movie – David Hasselhoff

 

 

David Hasselhoff plays one of three bounty hunters in search of a much-wanted criminal. The reward is astronomical, so it’s understandable that the cops want Hasselhoff and company to make themselves scarce. No matter what the law throws in their path, however, the three heroes will not be deterred. Bail Out costars Linda Blair and John Vernon. Though filmed in 1988, Bail Out wasn’t released until 1990, upon Hasselhoff’s success on television’s Baywatch.

Robin Hood – Full Movie – Douglas Fairbanks jr

 

This quirky animated take on the classic tale of Robin Hood finds Tom spying for the Sherriff of Nottingham and Prince John. When he realizes his employers have foul plans for Maid Marion, he enlists Jerry to help him save Maid Marion and bring the true king back safely.

A Farewell to Arms – Full Movie – Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones

A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I

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Meet John Doe – Full Movie

A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he’d be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins

 

The first of director Frank Capra’s independent productions (in partnership with Robert Riskin), Meet John Doe begins with the end of reporter Ann Mitchell’s (Barbara Stanwyck) job. Fired as part of a downsizing move, she ends her last column with an imaginary letter written by “John Doe.” Angered at the ill treatment of America’s little people, the fabricated Doe announces that he’s going to jump off City Hall on Christmas Eve. When the phony letter goes to press, it causes a public sensation. Seeking to secure her job, Mitchell talks her managing editor (James Gleason) into playing up the John Doe letter for all it’s worth; but to ward off accusations from rival papers that the letter was bogus, they decide to hire someone to pose as John Doe: a ballplayer-turned-hobo (Gary Cooper), who’ll do anything for three squares and a place to sleep. “John Doe” and his traveling companion The Colonel (Walter Brennan) are ensconced in a luxury hotel while Mitchell continues churning out chunks of John Doe philosophy. When newspaper publisher D.B. Norton (Edward Arnold), a fascistic type with presidential aspirations, decides to use Doe as his ticket to the White House, he puts Doe on the radio to deliver inspirational speeches to the masses — ghost-written by Mitchell, who, it is implied, has become the publisher’s mistress. The central message of the Doe speeches is “Love Thy Neighbor,” though, conceived in cynicism, the speeches strike so responsive a chord with the public that John Doe clubs pop up all over the country. Believing he is working for the good of America, Cooper agrees to front the National John Doe Movement — until he discovers that Norton plans to exploit Doe in order to create a third political party and impose a virtual dictatorship on the country. The last of Capra’s “social statement” films, Meet John Doe posted a profit, although Capra and Riskin were forced to dissolve their corporation due to excessive taxes.

Scrooge – Full Movie

 

Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn’t a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of another color.

 

Starring Seymour Hicks as the title character, Scrooge is a faithful adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol about a heartless miser who discovers the true meaning of Christmas when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. Hicks co-wrote the screenplay to this film, which is a thoroughly entertaining and effective retelling of a familiar story

Utopia – Full Movie – Stan Laurel – Oliver Hardy

 

In their very last feature film, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy travel to London so that Stan can claim his uncle’s inheritance. All of the cash has been eaten up by taxes, but at least Stan is able to claim a tax-free island and yacht that his uncle has left him. Boarding the yacht (actually a run-down tub) in Marseilles, Stan and Ollie set sail for their island in the company of stateless refugee Max Elloy, who signs on as a cook, and Italian bricklayer Adriano Rimoldi, a stowaway. The little party is nearly torn to bits by a storm at sea, but the yacht runs safely aground on a newly formed atoll. Its population is increased to five when nightclub singer Suzy Delair, fleeing her domineering naval-officer fiancé Luigi Tosi, takes refuge with the other castaways. Laurel & Hardy and their friends live an idyllic, Robinson Crusoe-like existence until Delair’s fiancé shows up. He announces he hasn’t come to claim her, but to investigate reports that the atoll is rich with uranium. Indeed it is, and soon every nation in the world is clamoring to claim the island’s radioactive deposits. Laurel and Hardy take quick action, declaring sovereignty over “Crusoeland.” They then devise an anarchic government over which Ollie presides. Stan is relegated to the position of “The People.” Comical chaos reigns when their “no laws, no taxes” policies attract the attention of various unsavory types, including rabble-rouser Michael Dalmatoff. Filmed over a period of 12 months, this expensive Franco-Italian co-production suffers from a too-complex plot, lazy direction, poor voice-over dubbing of the largely European supporting cast, and especially the horrible physical condition of Laurel, who was suffering from several life-threatening illnesses during filming. Fortunately, he regained his health after the production wrapped, as proven by his hale-and-hearty appearance on a 1954 installment of TV’s This Is Your Life. Though some disciples of Laurel and Hardy will have a great deal of difficulty sitting through Atoll K, it does contain a few isolated moments of pantomimic brilliance and first-rate sight gags. Originally running 98 minutes, Atoll K was judiciously pruned down to 82 minutes for its English-language release. In Great Britain, the film was titled Robinson Crusoeland, while it was released as Utopia in America.

David And Goliath – Orson Welles – Full Movie

The story of the film is adapted from the Old Testament: The Philistines declare war on the Israelites and wrench the Arch of the Allience from them. Saul, the king of Israel, listens meanwhile to the words of the prophets who tell him that the new king will be a young shepard called David. But still David has to fight the enemy in form of their mighty giant Goliath

Chimes At Midnight (1965) – Orson Welles – Full Movie

 

The aging King Henry IV watches disapprovingly as his son Hal (later Henry V) enjoys a rude and irresponsible life under the bloated and decadent Sir John Falstaff. The young prince dreads the not-too-distant day when he will have to chose between his opposed father figures…

The Stranger (1946) – Full Movie – Edward G. Robinson – Orson Welles

In 1946, Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission is hunting for Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler (Orson Welles). Kindler has effectively concealed his Nazi activities prior to his escape to the United States. He assumes a new identity, Charles Rankin, lands a job as a university professor and marries Mary Longstreet (Loretta Young), who is the daughter of Supreme Court justice Judge Adam Longstreet.

Wilson releases Kindler’s former associate Meinike (Konstantin Shayne) and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, but Meinike is strangled before he can identify Kindler. Wilson must convince Mrs. Rankin, the only person who knows for certain that Meinike came to meet her husband, that her Charles is a war criminal.

The Stranger is a 1946 American film noir/drama film starring Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, and Loretta Young. Welles also directed the film, which was based on an Oscar-nominated screenplay written by Victor Trivas. Sam Spiegel was the film’s producer, and the film’s musical score is by Bronisław Kaper. It is believed that this is the first film released after World War II that showed footage of concentration camps. The Stranger was the only film made by Welles to have been a bona fide box office success on the first release (Citizen Kane had made back its budget and marketing, but not enough to make a profit). The copyright was by “The Haig Corporation” and it has been in the public domain for several years.

The Stranger is in the public domain and can be downloaded here for free:
http://www.archive.org/details/TheStranger_0

The Crazies (2010) – Full Movie

 

The Crazies 2010 – Horror/Thriller – Rated 15/R

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455407/