Tag Archives: 1960s

Prometej s otoka Visevice / Prometheus from the Island of Visevica (1964) Vatroslav Mimica, Janez Vrhovec, Mira Sardoc, Slobodan Dimitrijevic, Drama

Prometej s otoka Visevice (1964)
A middle-aged manager of a big-scale company pays visit to his native island with his wife, in order to attend ceremony of unveiling a memorial plaque dedicated to local partisan heroes. During his visit, he’s constantly overwhelmed by the memories from the past, his first love, the combat days and his enthusiasm to introduce electricity on the island, which was not appreciated by his fellow islanders.
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Good Neighbor Sam (1964) David Swift, Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine, Comedy

Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
Sam Bissel is a wholesome family man with a loving wife, Min, and two loving daughters. They lead a happy suburban life. The only part of Sam’s life that he is not happy about is his job as a lowly cog in the art department of the advertising firm of Burke & Hare. Sam’s professional life takes a major turn when he is made executive of the Nurdlinger Dairy account. Simon Nurdlinger is a wholesome family man who wants a wholesome family man with wholesome family ideals heading his account, Sam the only one in Burke & Hare that fits the bill. Sam’s home life also takes a major turn when Min’s college friend, Janet Lagerlof, moves in next door. Janet stands to inherit $15 million from her grandfather’s estate, but the will has a clause that she must be happily married to inherit the money. Janet is technically divorced from Howard Ebbets, and states that getting back with Howard is not worth $15 million.
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) Tony Richardson, Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Drama, History, War

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous cavalry charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgment and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders.
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Djävulens öga / The Devil’s Eye (1960) Ingmar Bergman, Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson, Stig Järrel, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Devil's Eye (1960)
The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar’s daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her virginity and her belief in love. She however can resist him and things get even turned around when Don Juan falls in love with her. The fact that he feels love for the first time now, makes him even less attractive to her and Don Juan returns to hell.
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Cent mille dollars au soleil / Greed in the Sun (1964) Henri Verneuil, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura, Reginald Kernan, Action, Adventure, Comedy

Cent mille dollars au soleil (1964)
Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco’s friend, Hervé and a newly employed German, Hans to go after him and bring back the valuable goods. After the two run into some trouble Castigliano sends a second truck driven by Mitch and Khenouche.
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Un uomo a metà / Almost a Man (1966) Vittorio De Seta, Jacques Perrin, Lea Padovani, Gianni Garko, Drama

Un uomo a meta (1966)
Jacques Perrin was awarded Best Actor at the 1966 Venice Film Festival for his gripping portrayal of a young writer’s descent into madness. Alienated, neurotic, and plagued by guilt, Perrin retreats from reality, loses interest in work, and comes to the brink of suicide before being sent to an asylum for shock therapy. Escaping from the asylum, Perrin returns to his boyhood home, where he learns the reasons for his present mental state.
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