Andrews is a Korean War vet who had been brainwashed as a prisoner of war. Arriving back home in Washington, DC, he discovers that his public relations-opinion research firm is being run by communists. His partner was killed in a mysterious accident, and his firm is now promoting communist-backed organizations. It is also fixing polls to swing public opinion. Tourneur's fresh direction keeps the film from becoming just anti-red propaganda.
Cesar Romero, Frankie Avalon, Broderick Crawford, Alida Valli, Spartaco Santoni, Teresa Velaquez, Fernando Rey, Linda Darnell. Frankie Avalon trades his surfboard in for a sword in this Spanish costume epic based on the 13th century narrative poem, "El Poema de Fernan Gonzales"
Some vicious gunmen ride into the small town of Plainview, but storekeeper MacMurray foils their attempted bank robbery by accidentally shooting and killing the ringleader. The townsfolk hail him as a hero, but their enthusiasm sours when gunmen Homeier, Lambert, Pickard, and others return to exact vengeance. Then a reign of terror ensues while the outlaws bide their time, knowing the circuit-riding marshal will not visit the town for days. The town turns against MacMurray and his wife (Malone), except for staunch friend Brennan, a local doctor. MacMurray's general store is boycotted and he is even asked to leave town so the baddies won't cause trouble. He refuses, going into a showdown against the outlaws. His bravery, even though he knows he will be killed, and the exhortations of Brennan bring the citizens around so that all do their bit to destroy the menacing killers. MacMurray turns in a fine performance, as do Malone, Rettig (as their son), and old reliable Brennan, in a film that borrows from a lot of films, such as BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK; BROKEN ARROW; and most certainly HIGH NOON, the most imitated western of them all. But the movie still stands on its own, thanks to MacMurray's riveting performance.
Nick Chen is one of the NYPD's most decorated officers. The first Chinese-born immigrant on the force, Chen has used his close ties with a group of Chinese "businessmen" known as the Triads to rise through the ranks. Now, a gold shield detective and the star officer on the city's highly touted Asian gang unit, it's Chen's job to keep peace in Chinatown. But a turf war has erupted between the Triads and the newly arrived and brutally violent Fukienese Dragons. As the precarious peace in Chinatown is interrupted, the NYPD beefs up the Asian Gang Unit with a new recruit: an idealistic cop, Danny Wallace, who is unaware of how power and influence have compromised his superiors. When the Tongs boldly attempt to corrupt this young officer, Chen is forced to realign his loyalties.