Tag Archives: 1960s

La belle Américaine / The American Beauty (1961) Robert Dhéry, Pierre Tchernia, Alfred Adam, Colette Brosset, Robert Burnier, Comedy

La belle Americaine (1961)
Marcel, a simple-minded factory worker, is tricked into buying a high-priced American convertible by a widow determined not to let it fall into the hands of her late husband’s secretary/secret lover. Once in possession of the car, Marcel only encounters one bad luck episode after another with the excessive gasoline consumption, his wife trying to sell it to make ends meet, getting into traffic jams, accidentally riding into a car wash with the top down, and more.

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Kaidan yukijorô / The Snow Woman (1968) Tokuzô Tanaka, Shiho Fujimura, Akira Ishihama, Machiko Hasegawa, Horror, Romance

Kaidan yukijoro (Tokuzo Tanaka, 1968)
A master sculptor and his apprentice are trapped in a bad snow storm after finding a special tree for carving a statue for the local temple. Finding refuge in an abandoned hut they celebrate their luck in finding the tree but soon they are visited by the Snow Witch who freezes the sculptor to death but takes pity on the apprentice. He must promise to never speak of this or she’ll return and kill him.

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Isten hozta örnagy úr / The Toth Family (1969) Zoltán Fábri, Zoltán Latinovits, Imre Sinkovits, Márta Fónay, Comedy, Drama

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The Tót family resides in Northern Hungary. The couple has a daughter and a son, the latter a member of the armed forces. When his weary major is ordered to take a vacation, the son talks him into a visit to his family home. Comedy endues when the Tót’s go overboard trying to make things pleasant for the visiting major in hopes of an easier life for their son the soldier.

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L’orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock / The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) Riccardo Freda, Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Horror

L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (Riccardo Freda, 1962)
The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns. Discovering that his still beloved first wife is alive but insane and prematurely aged, he plans to use the blood of his new bride to rejuvenate and heal her.

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Hitori Okami / The Lone Stalker (1968) Kazuo Ikehiro, Raizô Ichikawa, Mayumi Ogawa, Kaneko Iwasaki, Action, Drama

Hitori Okami (Kazuo Ikehiro, 1968)
Isazo is a traveler player and a living legend in the world of the Yakuza, known for his swordsmanship and courage, his impeccable manners, and his brilliant talent in the game. In late autumn, at an inn in Kiso Fukushima, Isazo befriends a child whose mother happens to be his old love Yoshino, who was unable to consummate the marriage because of social differences between them makes.

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Escape from Zahrain (1962) Ronald Neame, Yul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden, Action, Adventure, Drama

Escape from Zahrain (Ronald Neame, 1962)
During the 1960s, in a fictitious strife-ridden Arab nation, captured revolutionary nationalist leader Sharif is being transported to a prison for execution.The police van transporting him to the prison is attacked by Sharif’s fanatical followers. Ahmed, the leader of the students’ revolt frees Sharif along with three other prisoners.Among them is Huston, an American who has embezzled money from the Zahrain Oil Company.The fugitives capture an ambulance and its nurse, Laila.They flee from the city toward the border but during their trek across the desert, the convict Hassan is killed in a police ambush.A romance starts between Ahmed, the student leader and Laila, the ambulance nurse.Unfortunately, Ahmed is later killed by a government strafing fighter plane.Later, Tahar, another convict, is also killed.The three lone survivors are Laila, Sharif and Huston. Will they reach their destination?

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Duel at Diablo (1966) Ralph Nelson, James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Western

Duel at Diablo (Ralph Nelson, 1966)
Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride is ex-scout Jess Remsberg who is trying to track down Ellen Grange, who, having recently been freed from Apache captivity, has mysteriously run off again to rejoin them. Remsberg frees Ellen again and leaves her with the embattled soldiers as he rides off to the fort, not only for help, but to find the man who killed and scalped his Indian wife.

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