Kidnapped / Secuestrados (2010) Miguel Ángel Vivas, Fernando Cayo, Manuela Vellés, Ana Wagener, Horror, Thriller

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Jaime, his wife Marta and their teenage daughter Isa move to a dream house in Madrid and they plan a family dinner to celebrate. Out of the blue, three violent hooded thieves break in their house and hold the Marta and Isa hostage while their leader goes to the bank with Jaime to withdraw money from the family bank accounts in a tragic night of terror.
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The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946) David Butler, Dennis Morgan, Martha Vickers, Jack Carson, Musical, Comedy, Romance

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The stuffy manager of lovely opera singer Vicki Cassel and her uncle, a classical conductor, is determined to close down the noisy nightclub that’s next door to the Cassels’ home. The club’s owners–Steve, a handsome ladies man, Jeff, his clownish sidekick–hatch a plan to keep the club open. Steve arranges to meet–and woo–Vicki and then invite her and her uncle to the club. When Vicki’s snobbish aunt and the manager discover that Vicki now favors popular music to the classics, they arrange to get the club closed. But that doesn’t keep Steve and Jeff down. Instead they decide to put on a Broadway show if they can get a backer. They find their “angel” in Vicki’s uncle who agrees to finance the show only if Vicki is the leading lady. But once again, Vicki’s aunt and manager may be the spoiler in everyone’s plans.
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Hot Millions (1968) Eric Till, Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, Comedy, Crime

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Marcus is just out of prison for embezelment but discovers that it is no longer a world of ledgers but has become one of computers. Looking for an angle, he convinces Caesar Smith, noted computer whiz to follow his life long desire, to hunt butterflies in the Amazon. Using Caesar’s resume, he finds employment in the corporate world and begins a very large operation under the noses of his superiors. On this journey, he meets Patty, who seems to have no real tallents at all. Marcus marries her, as Ceasar and now has the problem of hiding his hot cash.
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La montagna di luce / Temple of a Thousand Lights (1965) Umberto Lenzi, Richard Harrison, Luciana Gilli, Wilbert Bradley, Adventure

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Here is an interesting variation of the popular heist flick genre. Richard Harrison stars as Alan Foster, a notorious bank robber from NYC hiding out in India. He get the bright idea to steal the “Mountain of Light,” a large diamond encased in the forehead of a 20 foot religious Buddha (which is currently stuck on the crown of the Queen of England in real life). This is an adequate adventure that is notable for Harrison’s extremely harsh words he throws at his Indian helper and the scenes where Harrison dons make up to blend it flawlessly with the Indians. Seriously, he passes by without a second glance from anyone even though he is standing out like Anna Nicole Smith at a Mensa function. The film was directed without much style by Umberto Lenzi but does feature some stunning sets and locations (it was shot in Malaysia)
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Getting Gertie’s Garter (1945) Allan Dwan, Dennis O’Keefe, Marie McDonald, Barry Sullivan, Comedy, Romance

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Getting Gertie’s Garter is an updated adaptation of the venerable stage farce by Wilson Collison and Avery Hopwood. Dennis O’Keefe, newly married to lovely Sheila Ryan, is in a jam. O’Keefe’s former girl friend, exotic dancer Marie McDonald, has in her possession an expensive, jeweled garter given to her by O’Keefe in his bachelor days. McDonald intends to show the garter to O’Keefe’s suspicious wife, so Our Hero must retrieve the embarrassing accouterment without tipping off the missus. Previously filmed in 1927, Getting Gertie’s Garter was one several enjoyable films produced by Edward Small and directed by Allan Dwan, all based on popular stage comedies.
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Shadow on the Wall (1950) Pat Jackson, Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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Angered that her sister Celia has stolen her fiance, Dell Faring kills her and allows Celia’s husband David, knocked out in an argument with Celia, to take the blame and end up on death row. Later Dell, finding out that David’s young daughter Susan was witness to the crime and is undergoing psychiatric treatment, plans to eliminate her before her memory returns.
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Wuthering Heights (1970) Robert Fuest, Anna Calder-Marshall, Timothy Dalton, Harry Andrews, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Wuthering Heights (Robert Fuest, 1970)
The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw’s son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley’s sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they’re happy– until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.
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Westward the Women (1951) William A. Wellman, Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, Western, Drama

Westward the Women (William A. Wellman, 1951)
In a time when “The West” pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there’s a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman’s farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across “The Great American Desert” and the Rocky Mountains.
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