Tag Archives: 1960s

Riot (1969) Buzz Kulik, Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Riot (1969)
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.

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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966) George Marshall, Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller, Comedy

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)
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.

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Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite / An Orchid for the Tiger (1965) Claude Chabrol, Roger Hanin, Margaret Lee, Michel Bouquet, Adventure, Crime, Comedy

Le tigre se parfume a la dynamite (1965)
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.

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The Conspirator / Hangyakuji (1961) Daisuke Itô, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Haruko Sugimura, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Action, Drama

The Conspirator (1961)
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.

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