Middle Of The Night (1959) Delbert Mann, Fredric March, Kim Novak, Glenda Farrell, Drama

Middle Of The Night (1959)
Betty Preisser, an attractive 24 year old divorcee, works as a secretary in the hard-boiled atmosphere of Manhattan’s garment district. Her workaholic boss Jerry (Frederick March) is feeling his own mortality. He’s overworked and lonely. He’s a 56 year old widower, but still enmeshed in his family obligations. His bossy older sister Evelyn has moved in with him and he has a married daughter Lillian and grandchild who live nearby.
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Masques / Masks (1987) Claude Chabrol, Philippe Noiret, Robin Renucci, Bernadette Lafont, Comedy, Crime

Masques (1987)
Roland Wolf wants to write a book about a TV game-show host, the hail-fellow-well-met Christian Legagneur, who invites Wolf to his country estate, promising several days of lengthy interviews. But Legagneur’s laughter and easy intimacy are empty of content for a book, and he’s constantly dashing off, promising Wolf more time later. Wolf seems to have his own mask: he’s brought a gun with him, and he’s curious about a woman who was a recent guest at the estate. There’s also Legagneur’s godchild, Catherine, recovering from mental illness, and hovered over by Legagneur and his secretary. As Wolf digs through desks, he discovers a murderous plot.
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Moontide (1942) Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Moontide (1942)
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo’s longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There’s fog on the water and evil brewing…
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Monkey Business (1952) Howard Hawks, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Comedy

Monkey Business (1952)
Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. While trying a sample dose on himself, he accidentally gets a dose of a mixture added to the water cooler and believes his potion is what is working. The mixture temporarily causes him to feel and act like a teenager, including correcting his vision. When his wife gets a dose that is even larger, she regresses even further into her childhood. When an old boyfriend meets her in this state, he believes that her never wanting to see him again means a divorce and a chance for him.
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Night of the Ghouls (1959) Edward D. Wood Jr., Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Horror

Night of the Ghouls (1959)
Follow-up to Ed Wood’s “Plan 9 from Outer Space” about the walking dead, It opens in a cemetery. Criswell, the “real” medium, rises from his coffin to tell us of “monsters to be despised.” Dr. Acula (Kenne Duncan) is a phony medium aided by Valda Hansen, a bogus ghost, and big Tor Johnson, wearing rags and horrible scar makeup as Lobo. The doctor swindles people by pretending to contact dead relatives, but then accidentally succeeds in reviving a bunch of corpses that bury him alive! Sat unreleased for 23 years because Wood couldn’t pay the lab bill!
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Les voleurs / Thieves (1996) André Téchiné, Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laurence Côte, Crime, Drama, Romance

Les voleurs (1996)
In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan’s body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings Juliette and Jimmy, Ivan’s partners in a seedy nightclub; the love triangle of Alex, Juliette, and Marie, a professor of philosophy; and of Alex and his nephew, Ivan’s dour, stoic son. Ivan’s death changes every relationship. Images of paragliders, sun bathers, and opera suggest an expansive, colorful world outside the constricted lives of these characters.
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Carry on Nurse (1959) Gerald Thomas, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Comedy, Romance

Carry on Nurse (1959)
Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men’s ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron’s debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There’s a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves!
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Timebomb (1991) Avi Nesher, Michael Biehn, Patsy Kensit, Tracy Scoggins, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Timebomb (1991)
When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn’t his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts psychiatrist Dr. Anna Nolmar for help. Anna thinks he’s hallucinating until another attack proves the dangers are all too real. The two of them go on the run, trying to discover the truth about Eddie’s past and true identity before it kills them.
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Operette (1940) Willi Forst, Maria Holst, Dora Komar, Musical

Operette (1940)
The first film of Willi Forst’s legendary Viennese trilogy is essentially a condensed history of the golden age of Viennese operetta mirrored in the fictive love story between director Jauner (Willi Forst) and actress Geistinger (Maria Holst). Famous historical facts and persons are woven into an occasionally melodramatic, occasionally funny love hate relationship where Jauner tries to impress Geistinger artistically and romantically but is mostly rebuked. The cast is filled with lots of great actors from Paul Hörbiger to Siegfried Breuer to Curd Jürgens and this costly superproduction which is always a stylish delight was a smash success.
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