A very proper young woman is horrified to discover not only that her mother once worked as a prostitute in order to support her, but that she later became a whorehouse madam rather than give up the business.
Tag Archives: 1970s
Almost Human / Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare (1974) Umberto Lenzi, Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Action, Crime, Thriller
A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren’t making him all that much money, so he figures to hit the “big time” by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Tatort: Kurzschluß (1975) Wolfgang Petersen, Günter Lamprecht, Dieter Laser, Klaus Schwarzkopf, Crime, Drama
A bankruptcy has consequences. The perpetrator, Kallweit, takes the trading agent Höllbrock as hostage and curse car driver on the flight. Freidahl, who is guilty of being guilty, can pursue her, and the perpetrator has to leave the prey some time.
Fluchtweg St. Pauli – Großalarm für die Davidswache / Hot Traces of St. Pauli (1971) Wolfgang Staudte, Horst Frank, Christiane Krüger, Heinz Reincke, Thriller
The dangerous violent criminal Willy Jensen flees from a prison in Hamburg and seeks shelter at his brother Heinz’ apartment. Heinz, an honest taxi-driver, believes in his innocence and helps him – until Willy kills another man in a robbery. After an argument Willy takes his wife Vera, who now lives with Heinz, as hostage on his further flight from the police.
Madrid,1980. Jose Sirgado, a labouring bohemian b-movie filmmaker finishes editing the sequel to a previous film. Visibly displeased he journeys home to his girlfriend strung out on heroin. After attempting to tidy his home and taking some heroin himself he opens a mail package from an old acquaintance Pedro P. containing a reel of super-8 film, a cassette tape and a key to his apartment.
Alice or the last escapade / Alice ou la dernière fugue (1977) Claude Chabrol, Sylvia Kristel, Charles Vanel, Fernand Ledoux, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can’t find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds.
Naughty Nymphs (1972) Franz Antel, Michel Caputo, Sybil Danning, Eva Garden, Alena Penz, Comedy, Erotic
When their straight-laced sister loses her job and returns home, Maria and Christel’s sex lives grinds to a halt. They conspire, with the aid of a “potency pill,” to change her views about sex. But little goes as planned.
Tigers in Lipstick (1979) Luigi Zampa, Ursula Andress, Laura Antonelli, Sylvia Kristel, Comedy, Erotic
Eight short stories, four lovely actresses. Ursula Andress, Sylvia Kristel, Laura Antonelli and Monica Vitti appear in two stories each. Some stories are better than others, and which ones you like will depend on your individual taste.
Die Flucht / The Flight (1977) Roland Gräf, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jenny Gröllmann, Erika Pelikowsky, Drama, Thriller
When Dr. Schmith’s proposal for international research on infant mortality is rejected, he decides to leave East Germany and strikes a deal with an escape agency that promises him a leading position at a children’s hospital in West Germany.
Julius Caesar (1970) Stuart Burge, Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Drama, History, War
All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes’ fickleness towards the events.