Awful Endings

by karljhickey14 | created - 06 Oct 2018 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Films that have wrong , stupid , or inconsistent endings - often ruining or making a mockery of earlier events .

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1. Thunder in the East (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, War

In 1947, in an independent India, Europeans are scrambling to evacuate Ghandahar which is besieged by a local warlord but sought-after by an American arms dealer.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Alan Ladd, Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer, Corinne Calvet

Votes: 239

Spends the whole film pacifist , then picks up a machine gun . Also no happy ending - not averse to unhappy endings , but spending the whole time going on about an escape , and then not having one...

2. A Lost Lady (1934)

Approved | 61 min | Drama

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Phil Rosen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan, Ricardo Cortez, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 395

happy ending - suspiciously looks like a tacked on final scene

3. Hell Below (1933)

Passed | 101 min | Romance, Drama, War

In 1918, U.S. Navy Lt. Tommy Knowlton participates in dangerous submarine missions, disobeys orders, gets court-martialed and romances a married woman who happens to be his C.O.'s daughter.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Walter Huston, Madge Evans, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 419

very Victorian ending , pointless sacrifice , and a life of misery for the female

4. Bad Guy (1937)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama

"Lucky" Walden is a power lineman-turned-criminal. He is due to go to the electric chair, which he helps prison electricians wire correctly, when his sentence is commuted for an act of ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Bruce Cabot, Virginia Grey, Edward Norris, Jean Chatburn

Votes: 83

5. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, War

The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard

Votes: 948

6. The Big Punch (1948)

80 min | Drama

A boxer turned minister offers shelter to a tank fighter framed for killing a policeman.

Director: Sherry Shourds | Stars: Wayne Morris, Lois Maxwell, Gordon MacRae, Mary Stuart

Votes: 32

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