Elizabeth Sayers enrolls at Salem’s School for Girls, her dead sister’s alma mater, in Salem, Mass. to investigate why her sister, Martha, was mysteriously hanging from a 12-foot ceiling beam at the girls’ West Coast home.
Public Defender Gary Franklin, frustrated by being unable to save criminal Dutch Adams from a death sentence by blaming the slums environment as the cause of Dutch’s crimes, enlists the aid of Dutch’s sister, Marcia Adams, to get the slum dwellers at appeal for public monies to provide recreational places for the slum kids.
Mad in Italy (2011) Paolo Fazzini, Gianluca Testa, Eleonora Bolla, Giovanni Maria Buzzatti, Crime, Horror
Story of a budding serial killer, who takes a young lady from a prominent family in the neighboring town, and holds her captive. The film examines the young girl’s plight as she faces a very human terror and fights for survival.
Nurse Diary Beast Afternoon (1982) Naosuke Kurosawa, Maiko Kazama, Jun Miho, Miki Yamaji, Hideo Shiroyama, Crime, Sci-Fi, Erotic
Murph the Surf (1975) Marvin J. Chomsky, Robert Conrad, Don Stroud, Donna Mills, Biography, Comedy, Crime
This is a dramatisation of the true story of Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor and magistrate’s clerk who lived in the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. In 1921 he was arrested and charged with poisoning his domineering wife, Catherine, and later attempting to poison a business rival, Oswald Martin, by administering arsenic to them.
La Sirène Rouge / Red Siren (2002) Olivier Megaton, Jean-Marc Barr, Asia Argento, Frances Barber, Crime, Thriller, Action
Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal.
Flag in the Mist / Kiri no hata (1965) Yôji Yamada, Chieko Baishô, Osamu Takizawa, Michiyo Aratama, Crime, Drama
When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan’s top lawyer to defend her brother.
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.
Devil’s Angels (1967) Daniel Haller, John Cassavetes, Beverly Adams, Mimsy Farmer, Action, Crime, Drama
The Skulls, a violent biker gang led by Cody have a run in with a small-town sheriff after a member accidentally kills a citizen on the highway. He agrees to let them stay and protect the town. Cody then deserts them after a second gang’s rescue attempt leaves the town in shreds. With Beverly Adams as Lynn and Mimsy Farmer as Marianne.