Paul Merrick, a writer of hit musicals, prefers to lie in the sun or play golf. He does so until he goes broke and asks to borrow a large sum of money, against future earnings, from his producer, Alex Conway.
Alibi Ike (1935) Ray Enright, Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Rookie pitcher Francis “Ike” Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce.
Jimmy O’Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. The pair take a recording of Tommy Taylor’s band and make a a record with Mary doing the vocal. Throught an error, 10,000 pressings are made and released through the record company owned by J.P. O’Hara (Tim Ryan).
Suntan (2016) Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart, Comedy, Drama, Romance
For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties.
Two lads in Edinburgh embark on a non-violent spree of robberies. They dress up in clown masks and act as modern highwaymen, robbing coach loads of tourists in the highlands. In the process they become folk heroes to the locals. Their adventures make for a whimsical and gentle comedy, in the Bill Forsyth vein.
Obyknovennoye chudo / Ordinary Wonder (1979) Mark Zakharov, Oleg Yankovskiy, Irina Kupchenko, Evgeniy Leonov, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man’s body – the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates around the bear, who the wizard had turned into a man. The Bear, who wishes to be a bear once again, can turn into his old self if he were to kiss a princess.
L’Année sainte / Holy Year (1976) Jean Girault, Jean Gabin, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Comedy
Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently waiting to get out so he can retrieve it. His prison companion wants to get out now and get the gold. So they escape, dress as priests and fly off for Italy.
Despabílate amor / Wake Up Love (1996) Eliseo Subiela, Juan Leyrado, Darío Grandinetti, Soledad Silveyra, Comedy, Romance
Ricardo is contacting friends that he knew 25 years ago when rock n’ roll was flourishing, and Argentina was ruled by a military dictatorship. His best buddy from those days, Ernesto, is glad to hear from Ricardo but astounded to learn that he has married Ana, the great love of Ernesto’s life.
Budbringeren / Junk Mail (1997) Pål Sletaune, Robert Skjærstad, Andrine Sæther, Per Egil Aske, Comedy, Thriller
Dimwitted, somewhat misanthropic Oslo mail carrier Roy’s quiet life changes dramatically on the day he steals a set of keys and lets himself into the apartment of a deaf woman who seems to be in trouble with a psychotic criminal. Though he doesn’t know it at the time, his and her fate are about to intertwine and this is not going to be to his benefit.