The young rebel Juro has to deal with an environment of crime and prostitution, and the impact of its choices on personal relationships: one with his mother, with the lover of the latter and with a girl in love with him.
Tag Archives: 1960s
In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family–Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean–are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.
Invasion 1700 / Daggers of Blood / Col ferro e col fuoco (1962) Fernando Cerchio, Jeanne Crain, Pierre Brice, Elena Zareschi, Action, Adventure, Drama
Sevmek zamani / Time to Love (1965) Metin Erksan, Müsfik Kenter, Sema Özcan, Süleyman Tekcan, Drama, Romance
Cully Briston is serving a 5 year sentence in an Arizona prison.He’s not getting along well with the Sergeant of the guards who, on finding a bottle of moonshine near Cully, sends him to the isolation block.Arriving there Cully discovers that inmates have taken over the block and have taken the guards as hostages.Inmate Red Fraker is the leader of the revolt and asks Cully to join them in a mass escape.Cully tries to temper the inmates and avoid the killing of the guards who could be more useful as hostages during negotiations with state officials.Riot leader Red Fraker asks Cully to join the escape attempt and Cully reluctantly agrees.They decide to pretend negotiating better living conditions for the prison inmates in order to gain time for their real aim which is escaping.When Cully asks Red how would this even be possible, Red reveals the existence of an old tunnel, built under the prison auditorium.
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966) George Marshall, Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller, Comedy
The Divine D.D., a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So much so that she runs away during the middle of a scene while filming in Hollywood and winds up in Oregon. While she is staying in a hotel, the operator accidentally connects her with a real estate agent named Tom Meade. She asks Tom to bring her some food and when he does he suggests that she go to his cabin in the woods. She also asks him not to tell anyone where she is because she doesn’t want to go back to Hollywood. Now Tom must keep the secret, especially from his wife and from his suspicious housekeeper Millie.
Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite / An Orchid for the Tiger (1965) Claude Chabrol, Roger Hanin, Margaret Lee, Michel Bouquet, Adventure, Crime, Comedy
Louis Rapiere aka Tiger is sent to Port-a-Pitre (French Guyane), to supervise the recuperation of a treasure from a sunken ship. A group of revolutionaries pirates the ship and robs the treasure, intending to sell it to an international terrorist organization, named Orchid. When he gets there, he demands that the French authority arrests the revolutionaries, but trying to prevent a general strike, the police does nothing. The Tiger finds himself acting alone, in a paralized territory – as the revoltionaries incited the people to the general strike anyway… and competing against American, Russian, and German spies. Everybody is very interested in the treasure, a rare mineral with tremendous impact on arms development, now about to fall into the Orchid’s clutch.
Story of a Strip Tease Goddess Somewhat ahead of its time, Strip-tease plays like a more risqué version of Julie Christie’s Darling, without the Jet Set trappings. Nico (billed as Krista Nico) plays Ariane, a hard-working dancer in a legit revue show.
Adorable menteuse / Adorable Liar (1962) Michel Deville, Marina Vlady, Macha Méril, Michel Vitold, Comedy, Drama
Juliette is a young woman who just can’t help lying. She lies to her sister, Sophie, to Sophie’s fiancé Martin, and to all the men she attracts with her womanly charms. But when she falls for an older man, a 40-year old lawyer, her reputation as a liar precedes her and she cannot convince him that he really does love him…
The Conspirator / Hangyakuji (1961) Daisuke Itô, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Haruko Sugimura, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Action, Drama
Two hostile clans had reached an artificial reconciliation which involves the marriage of a person from each family. The boy’s father is away to serve the emperor, and his highly despotic mother has the absolute power. Typical of the atmosphere are the boy’s words to her: “If mother was not my mother I would hate her.” “If father was not my father I would hate him.” The boy eventually finds a poor peasant girl and has a beautiful love affair. But soon his mother appoints this girl to be the son’s concubine. As the real wife had so far born no child, if the concubine should be the first to bear a child, the wife and the concubine would exchange their status. In this situation the boy refuses to sleep with his beloved. His mother tries to whip the girl into seducing the boy, and when she fails the mother murders the girl. In this hell the boy finally finds a solution. He is the obstacle which prevents his father from rebelling against the emperor.