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Alpha Video (also known as Alpha Home Entertainment) is an entertainment company, based near Philadelphia, that specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of public domain movies and TV shows on DVD.
Arthur Caesar (9 March 1892 – 20 June 1953) was a screenwriter.
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
An exploitation film is a film that attempts to succeed financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content.
A fence, also known as a receiver, mover, moving man, or thiefspawn, is an individual who knowingly buys stolen goods in order to later resell them for profit.
The fourth wall is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall separates actors from the audience.
A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang.
George Lloyd (November 5, 1892 – August 15, 1967) was an American character actor.
George Meeker (March 5, 1904 – August 19, 1984) was an American character movie and Broadway actor who became more of a legend off-camera than on.
Harry L. Fraser (31 March 1889 – 8 April 1974) was an American film director and screenplay writer.
Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing, hitching, or autostop) is a means of transportation that is gained by asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile or other vehicle.
John Miljan (November 9, 1892 – January 24, 1960) was an American actor.
Juvenile delinquency, also known as "juvenile offending", is participation in illegal behavior by minors (juveniles, i.e. individuals younger than the statutory age of majority).
Below is a list of American films released in 1944.
Manslaughter is a common law legal term for homicide considered by law as less culpable than murder.
Mary Beth Hughes (November 13, 1919 Katz, Ephraim (1979). The Film Encyclopedia: The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume. Perigee Books.. P. 586. – August 27, 1995) was an American film, television, and stage actress best known for her roles in B movies.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Alternaversal Productions, LLC.
Probation in criminal law is a period of supervision over an offender, ordered by the court instead of serving time in prison.
Producers Releasing Corporation was one of the less prestigious film studios of Hollywood which all-together made what was referred to as 'Poverty Row', and lasted from 1939–47.
Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label and production company founded in 1978.
Sam Newfield, born Samuel Neufeld, (December 6, 1899 - November 10, 1964), also known as Sherman Scott or Peter Stewart, was an American B-movie director, one of the most prolific in American film history—he is credited with directing over 250 feature films in a career which began during the silent era and ended in 1958.
A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film.
A suspended sentence is a legal term for a judge's delaying of a defendant's serving of a sentence after they have been found guilty, in order to allow the defendant to perform a period of probation.
The Times Colonist is an English-language daily newspaper in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Vivienne Osborne (December 10, 1896 – June 10, 1961) was an American stage and film actress known for her work in Broadway theatre and in silent and sound films.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The year 1944 in film involved some significant events, including the wholesome, award-winning Going My Way plus popular murder mysteries such as Double Indemnity, Gaslight and Laura.