Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with Charlie’s girl Sylvia while Charlie spends his time with young actress Julie.
Tag Archives: 1950s
El otro camino / The Other Road (1959) Oscar Orzábal Quintana, Axel Anderson, Rosaura Andreu, Víctor Arrillaga, Drama, Musical
Sois belle et tais-toi / Be Beautiful But Shut Up (1958) Marc Allégret, Mylène Demongeot, Henri Vidal, Béatrice Altariba, Comedy
The 17-year old wayward but wholesome orphan Virginie, played by the blond and creamy Mylene Demongeot as a sort of sweet-sultry blend of Sandra Dee and Brigitte Bardot, escapes from a reformatory with Olga, with the help of Olga’s boyfriend Loulou, in a vehicle he has “borrowed” from his boss, a fence. Unbeknownst to them, it contains a machine gun in the trunk used in a jewel robbery. The cops chase after them, and Virginie volunteers to get caught alone in the car as the couple make their hasty retreat. Delon and Belmondo play two overage juvenile delinquents who make their living smuggling cameras over the border to Germany. From that point on, things get sticky when Virginie is implicated in the crime and more so when she falls for handsome, virile detective Jean Morel (Henri Vidal). Further complications ensue when the ruthless criminal named Charlemagne (Roger Hanin) in charge of the racket enters the picture.
In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the Sioux…to the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg situation needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to provide this. Meanwhile, Bridger’s chance of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching personal conflicts. Unusually accurate historically.
Three outlaws rob the stage and then flee. When their horses give out they murder some Indians to get fresh ones. But this puts the Indians on the war path and they have to take refuge in an Army fort to avoid them. The Indians then arrive offering peace if the three men are turned over to them. The fort’s commanding Officer wants peace but the rules say the men must be tried in a white man’s court leaving the Indians no choice but to attack.
Toku, a factory worker (Taiji Tonoyama) gives food to a starving woman, Tsuru (Nobuko Otowa), who then follows him home. He shares a shack in a shanty village in Kawasaki with his friend Pin-chan (Jukichi Uno). The two men try to get rid of her but then let her stay when she gives them money. Tsuru tells the people of the village that she lost her job due to a strike, then was robbed of her severance pay, then sold to a brothel in Tsuchiura. She ran away with a friend from Kawasaki. Toku and Pin-chan sell her to a geisha house and spend the money. She is thrown out. The owner demands his money back. Tsuru earns the money to pay their debt by working as a prostitute outside the station. The other prostitutes beat her. She fends them off with a policeman’s revolver and is then shot dead by the police.
Yellowneck (1955) R. John Hugh, Lin McCarthy, Stephen Courtleigh, Berry Kroeger, Adventure, Drama, War
A disgraced Confederate Colonel who has deserted his command flees to the Everglades where he encounters a disparate group of four other Southern deserters. Togethher they struggle to find their way out of the swamp and resolve their own personal demons under the eyes of hostile Seminoles as they battle to survive the elements and each other.
Vice Squad (1953) Arnold Laven, Edward G. Robinson, Paulette Goddard, K.T. Stevens, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a police officer is shot arresting a car thief, Captain Barnaby uses his skills and contacts to track down the culprits and uncovers a bank heist plan in the process. Barnaby has no qualms about bending the law to achieve his ends, including trumped up charges to persuade his only witness to cooperate or detaining some call girls to coerce their madam to help him. In the meantime he deals with everyday police business, juggling seemingly trivial matters with more serious ones.
La pattuglia sperduta (1954) Piero Nelli, Annibale Biglione, Óscar Navarro, Filippo Posca, Drama, War
Nel marzo 1849, Carlo Alberto è in procinto di riprendere la guerra contro gli Austriaci. Da tutta Italia arrivano in Piemonte volontari decisi a combattere per l’indipendenza dall’Austria. La mattina del 20 marzo una pattuglia rimane tagliata fuori in territorio nemico, mentre sta per avere inizio la battaglia di Novara: una pericolosa avventura che dura tre giorni.