Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade’s life from childhood to manhood. A life infamous for erotic behavior, going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eludes him.
Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter’s estate claiming that Zara is actually Maria, the wife of his close friend Bruno. Maria, Tony claims, had her memory destroyed during a World War I invasion ten years ago. Zara doesn’t remember but leaves with Tony to Salter’s dismay. Bruno, now an officer in the Italian army, tries to coax Maria’s memory back on his large estate. No one is really sure if Zara is Maria, and when Salter shows up with a mental case that he claims is the real Maria, everyone on Bruno’s estate is desperately searching for the truth.
Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband Walter, whom she has lied to about her inability to have children; her cousin Claire, whom she treats like a secretary; and her servants whom she treats like slaves.
Babes in Arms (1939) Busby Berkeley, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Comedy, Musical
Mickey Moran, a talented singer and musician, son of a veteran from the show business. Mickey has a partner, Patsi Barton, a pretty girl and also a very talented singer. One day, a big opportunity arrives for Mickey, a big contract to set up his own show. However, things don’t go well, and in order to avoid being sent to a work farm, he’ll improvise a show in the country, despite the awful weather conditions. Patsi’s in love with Mickey, he loves her too, but for him the show must go on, and his big dream maybe will come true: formally stage his play in a big scenario, with a huge production.
The Long Summer of George Adams (1982) Stuart Margolin, James Garner, Joan Hackett, Alex Harvey, Drama
James Garner stars in a lighthearted tale about the vices and virtues of small-town life, based on the novel by Weldon Hill. It`s 1952 in Cushing, Oklahoma, and George Adams (Garner) knows his time with the railroad has come to an end. A steam-engine expert in an industry switching to diesel, George juggles a second job with his too-busy wife, the neighborhood temptress and other distractions while he figures out what to do with the rest of his life.
Os Deuses e Os Mortos / Of Gods and the Undead (1970) Ruy Guerra, Norma Bengell, Othon Bastos, Ítala Nandi, Drama
In the 1930’s, in the South of State of Bahia, Brazil, an adventurer with no name or history, who had already been shot 7 times, gets involved in the battle for land and cacao plantations. His plan is to take the place of “Colonel” Santana, taking his wife and money. He starts a bloody conflict, in which many simple people and landowners die.
Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake buried one year ago when he quitted Clint’s gang.
The Wrong Box (1966) Bryan Forbes, John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A tontine is established for a dozen children, a tontine being a kind of bet/insurance, money is put in for each to grow with interest and the last survivor is to get the lot. We watch the group dwindle until only two brothers are left. One brother is watched by his nephews who will keep him alive at all costs, the other lives in ill health and poverty as the only support of his fairly stupid grandson. Statues and bodies are switched, in the wrong boxes until everyone is sure someone has died. Now if they can only make it seem as if the other brother died first, hundreds of thousands of pounds (in Victorian England when a pound was a pound) will be theirs.
Ce jour-là / That Day (2003) Raoul Ruiz, Bernard Giraudeau, Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Luc Bideau, Comedy, Crime, Drama
A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be released from the asylum and led to his house. However, the psychopath and the daughter fall for each other.
A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm’s publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby, heiress to a fortune. Gossip about her will keep the Appleby name in the forefront. She proposes a marriage of convenience to reporter Johnny Jones (she can avoid fortune hunters, on her wealth he can write his novel). Johnny is unwilling to play escort at all her social affairs. After he is arrested for speeding, and on probation, she insists on it. In spite, he makes advances toward Hortense, the daughter of an oil tycoon, who tells him Daisy is a phoney.