A young man returns home from the bar only to find a woman who was about to kill herself. Taking her home and protecting her, he learns that she’s escaped from a violent husband… but there’s more to her story than she’s willing to tell at first.
White Skin Black Thighs / Weiße Haut und schwarze Schenkel (1976) Jesús Franco, Kali Hansa, Pilar Coll, Diotta Fatou, Thriller, Mistery, Erotic
Robert Kuhn is looking forward to a nice evening in the brothel: First he enjoys the strip show, then he runs with his chosen ones back to a room. A short time later, he was arrested and the black lady, with whom he had spent the night, is with life-threatening injuries in hospital. Robert’s wife Lola is shocked when she learns of it: But her husband’s brothel shocked her, but that her husband should have pushed the prostitutes out of the window, they can not believe. In order to prove the innocence of her husband, Lola examined for the brothel where he meets Lena know that lesbian friend and colleague of the victim. By Lena gets the naive Lola in a maelstrom of sex, love and lesbian lust ..
The House of the Seven Hawks (1959) Richard Thorpe, Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey, Linda Christian, Mystery
The Murdered House / La maison assassinée (1988) Georges Lautner, Patrick Bruel, Anne Brochet, Agnès Blanchot, Crime, Mystery, Drama
A French mystery story set in 1896 and 1914 about the infant survivor of a mysterious massacre at a provincial inn, who returns to the inn after serving in World War I, sets out to avenge his murdered parents by destroying it (hence the title), then gradually learns what actually happened. Georges Lautner (La cage aux folles III) does a routine job of directing Laurence Lemaire’s script, which is based on the novel of the same title by Pierre Magnan. Like any mystery worth its salt, this has more than a few surprises and delayed revelations up its sleeve, but in the meantime one has to put up with the implausibility of three attractive women in town (Agnes Blanchot, Anne Brochet, and Ingrid Held) flinging themselves at the mordant and inexpressive hero (Patrick Bruel); somewhat more interesting and appealing is his sensitive best friend (Yann Collette), another veteran, whose face is disfigured by a war wound. The various local cranks and other village characters cry out for the portraiture and shading of a Chabrol, and don’t get them, but this remains watchable enough for its sinuous plot (1988).
Smart Girls Don’t Talk (1948) Richard L. Bare, Virginia Mayo, Bruce Bennett, Robert Hutton, Crime, Music, Mystery
Linda Vickers gets mixed up with gambler Marty Fain. One of Fain’s henchmen uses her car in a killing, and the police come around asking questions. Linda decides to indulge in a bit of blackmail. Her brother, “Doc’, comes to town and disapproves of the company she keeps. Fain is wounded in a killing and ‘Doc’ helps him out. But “Doc’ is shot, and Linda decides to cooperate with the police, and is soon wearing a wire.
Look Both Ways (2005) Sarah Watt, Mary Kostakidis, Justine Clarke, Daniela Farinacci, Drama, Mystery, Romance
On a Friday after a horrific train crash, three newsmen in Adelaide must take stock: Nick, a photojournalist, learns he has cancer; Andy, a writer with two children who has a bad relationship with his ex, learns his girlfriend Anna is pregnant; Phil, an editor, realizes he’s missing his children’s growing up. That afternoon, Meryl, an artist who illustrates sympathy cards and constantly imagines disasters, witnesses a train accident kill a man. At the crash site, she meets Nick, and a relationship flowers over the next three days which makes them both question their lives, wants and needs. Nick’s mother, Andy’s kids and ex, the dead man’s girlfriend, the driver of the train, and his son round out an ensemble of grief and sorrow as each character becomes linked to another through the train accident. Can decisions to act bring hope?
Murder on the Blackboard (1934) George Archainbaud, Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
There are plenty of guilty secrets at the school where Hildegarde Withers teaches. When she finds the body of the pretty music teacher, she calls in her old friend Inspector Piper, who promptly arrests the obvious suspect. Clues multiply and everyone looks suspicious as Piper and Miss Withers continue their battle of the sexes.
A Place of One’s Own (1945) Bernard Knowles, Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the spirit of another girl, a wealthy woman who had once lived in the house but who had been murdered there.
Le violon rouge / The Red Violin (1998) François Girard, Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Drama, Romance, Mystery
Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.