Drama

The Threat (1949) Felix E. Feist, Michael O’Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

The Threat (1949)
At Folsom Prison, several inmates escape…including killer Arnold Kluger, who swore revenge on the detective and district attorney who convicted him. Despite precautions, the two men are soon in Kluger’s power, together with showgirl Carol whom he suspects of informing on him. At a shack in the California desert, Kluger, two henchmen, and four hostages wait, and wait, for an escape plane that may never come.
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North West Frontier (1959) J. Lee Thompson, Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Adventure, Drama

North West Frontier (1959)
In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain Scott of the British Army is ordered to get the prince out of the region safely. Adventure ensues as Scott sneaks the child away, through Moslem-held territory, by train. Also on board are the boy’s American governess, an arms merchant, a cynical reporter, and two upper class Britons.
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Une chambre en ville / A Room in Town (1982) Jacques Demy, Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, Richard Berry, Drama, Musical

Une chambre en ville (1982)
A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration. Two personal relations develop against this background. François abandons his pregnant girlfriend Violette. She feels treated even more unjust when he tries to defend and excuse his behaviour. He had met a very beautiful over-class girl, Edith, and both were immediately overwhelmed by genuine and reciprocal passion. Edith lived in a very unsatisfactory marriage. She was the daughter of the widow from which François rented his room. Nevertheless, he met her in the street, where she just opened her fur coat and was starch naked under it. They will be together in great passion for just one night and day. At the demonstration François is shot by the police and dies in Edith’s arms. – The music is closer to opera than in any other film musical by Jacques Demy. But the greatest difference is that he has devoted much more effort to the task of instructing the…
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La vérité sur Bébé Donge / The Truth About Bebe Donge (1952) Henri Decoin, Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, Jacques Castelot, Drama, Thriller

La verite sur Bebe Donge (1952)
Francois Donge, a wealthy manufacturer, is fighting death at hospital. He officially suffers from a food poisoning. But actually, his wife Bebe deliberately poisoned him. Flashback: ten years before, Francois meets Bebe. He is already wealthy, and has many affairs. She is an idealistic young woman. He is thinking of taking a wife, she is looking for love…
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They Made Me a Criminal (1939) Busby Berkeley, John Garfield, Claude Rains, The ‘Dead End’ Kids, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the world championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken for dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers’ hero. But there is that New York Detective, Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him…
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La moglie più bella / The Most Beautiful Wife (1970) Damiano Damiani, Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti, Tano Cimarosa, Crime, Drama

La moglie piu bella (1970)
Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who’s his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and poor woman. Vito’s eye settles on Francesca, only 15, but lovely and self-possessed. Among her virtues are high self worth and forthright speech, so although she falls in love with Vito, she won’t bow down to him. Believing he’s losing face, he has his boys kidnap her and he rapes her. Then, he tells her he’ll still marry her. Instead, she files charges. Her parents, brother, and neighbors refuse to support her. Will she break? Will Vito continue his assaults?
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La pasión según Berenice / The Passion of Berenice (1976) Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Martha Navarro, Blanca Torres, Drama, Thriller

La pasion segun Berenice (1976)
Berenice (Navarro) is a woman with a mysterious past. A scar crosses her face and nightmares of fire and horses fill her lonely nights. She maybe killed her husband but nobody can be sure. In the present, Berenice lives with her godmother (Roldán) a money lender so fragile that she’s always resting in her bed. The two women live in an almost perpetual seclusion, except on Sundays when they go to the church and to the movies. One day, the godmother’s doctor dies and she asks Berenice to go to his velatory. There they meet Rodrigo (Armendáriz Jr.) the doctor’s son, a handsome and free-spirited young man for whom Berenice falls in love.
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Le grand Meaulnes / The Wanderer (1967) Jean-Gabriel Albicocco, Brigitte Fossey, Jean Blaise, Alain Libolt, Drama, Romance

Le grand Meaulnes (1967)
Rural France, the 1890s. Always in motion, Augustin wanders three times. First, as a youth, while a boarder near Bourges, he’s lost in the woods and finds a chateau where an engagement party’s in progress: there he falls eternally in love with Yvonne and she with him. Back at school, he hears she is in Paris, so he follows in a vain search and meets a woman, jilted by her lover. In the countryside a few year’s later, Augustin’s friend François finds Yvonne and brings Augustin to her. They marry, but the next day, Augustin leaves to fulfill a youthful promise he made to Yvonne’s brother. François comforts the pregnant Yvonne as they await Augustin’s return.
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Nora-neko rokku: Onna banchô / Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (1970) Yasuharu Hasebe, Akiko Wada, Meiko Kaji, Kôji Wada, Action, Crime, Drama

Nora-neko rokku Onna bancho (1970)
Tells the story of Mei, leader of an all-girl biker gang, inadvertently gets involved with a yakuza group’s plot to rig boxing matches because of her boyfriend and a rival gang. When the yakuza tortures and kills some of her members, she comes out of hiding and, with the help of a loner named Ako, seeks revenge.
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Ziegfeld Girl (1941) Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley, James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Drama, Musical, Romance

Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl’s life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes.
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