|Flirting with Fate|
|Directed by||Christy Cabanne|
|Written by||Robert M. Baker|
50 minutes (USA)
Flirting with Fate is a 1916 American film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Douglas Fairbanks. It was produced by the Fine Arts Film Company and distributed by Triangle Film Corporation.  
In a desperate, but not-too-courageous, attempt to end his life, a man hires a murderer to do the job for him. Soon, though, things are looking better and he must now avoid the hit.
The Black Pirate is a 1926 American silent action adventure film shot entirely in two-color Technicolor about an adventurer and a "company" of pirates. Directed by Albert Parker, it stars Douglas Fairbanks, Donald Crisp, Sam De Grasse, and Billie Dove. In 1993, The Black Pirate was included in the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
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State Secret is a 1950 British drama film directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Olga Lowe and Herbert Lom. It was made at Isleworth Studios with Italian location shooting in Trento and the Dolomites. It was released in the United States under the title The Great Manhunt.
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The Whistler is a 1944 American mystery film noir directed by William Castle and starring Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart and J. Carrol Naish. Based on the radio drama The Whistler, it was the first of Columbia Pictures' eight "Whistler" films starring Richard Dix produced in the 1940s. The film will be under copyright until 2040 due to renewal.
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