When a diamond heist goes wrong, the three would-be robbers go on the run from the law. They soon find themselves involved with a beautiful woman who may wind up being even more trouble for them than the botched robbery.
Zamach / The Attempt (1959) Jerzy Passendorfer, Bozena Kurowska, Grazyna Staniszewska, Zbigniew Cynkutis, Drama, War
Unfinished Business (1941) Gregory La Cava, Irene Dunne, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster, Comedy, Romance
Small town girl meets and falls for a playboy type on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother, a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) John Brahm, Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera, Drama
In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of religious experiences are cause for serious concern. Yet the children stand by their story, and the message of peace and hope the Lady brings. In the last vision, attended by thousands of people, the Lady proves her reality with a spectacular miracle that is seen by everyone present. Based on actual events at Fatima in the summer of 1917.
The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) Irvin Berwick, Les Tremayne, Forrest Lewis, John Harmon, Horror, Sci-Fi
The monster, which looks like a nastier version of “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of his beautiful teenage daughter, so he leaves food for the monster, who dwells in a nearby cave. When bodies wash up ashore, the locals take notice.
Not well equipped with weaponry, the tugs are sitting ducks for enemy fire. As such, the crew working the tugs have precarious lives, many with deep seated emotional problems. Before the Americans join the war, ex-American military man David Ross is assigned to captain a tug for the British military. He is shown the ropes by an old friend, Captain Chris Ford. Chris currently shares a flat with a young beautiful Italian-Swiss woman named Stella, who came with the flat and who lives a reclusive life there. Chris is the latest in a long line of tug boat captains who have lived there, each who has found another person to take over the flat and the associated looking after of Stella if anything is to happen to him. That person is given a key to the flat, the key only to be used if needed.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) Sidney Lanfield, Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Comedy
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend’s advice and tries to convince the world he’s a ruthless heel. Suddenly he’s the most popular lawyer in town — but he could lose his fiancée.
Avere vent’anni / To Be Twenty (1978) Fernando Di Leo, Gloria Guida, Lilli Carati, Ray Lovelock, Comedy, Drama, Erotic
Lia and Tina are two beautiful girls who meet and realize that they have a lot in common. They are both young, beautiful and pissed off, so they decide to hitchhike their way to Rome to find Nazariota’s commune, a place to stay for free and have all the sex they want… or so they think. Things don’t go as they have planned though, and soon they become involved in prostitution, the police and an aggressive gang.
Sex Is Comedy (2002) Catherine Breillat, Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Erotic
Jeanne is a director struggling with a difficult sex scene between two actors who can’t stand each other. Aided by her loyal assistant Leo, Jeanne is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise. Inspired by Breillat’s own experiences (particularly those in “Fat Girl”), “Sex is Comedy” explores the comedy of social manipulations, sex and power that takes place within the confines of a film set.
Another in the long line of the Trials-and-Tribulations (compounded by Misery and Irony) offerings from Hugo Haas. This time out his character, Marko (Hugo Haas, is searching for a lost gold mine with his young partner Ray Brighton (‘John Agar’ )qv)) and, despite the fact that Haas appears no more at home playing a prospector than Raymond Hatton would playing a Bulgarian diplomat, they find the mine. But Marko decides he doesn’t want to share with his partner and figures out a devious and complicated scheme to get rid of him. (Shooting him in the head and burying him in the desert is far too simple a solution in a Haas film.) So, Marko ups and marries buxom young Peggy (Cleo Moore) as a marriage of convenience, even though past experience would indicate any involvement with a character played by Cleo Moore would not be described as anything close to convenience.