Tag Archives: 1970s

Hanover Street (1979) Peter Hyams, Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Action, Adventure, Drama

Hanover Street (1979)
During the Second World War, an American Pilot stationed in England meets a young British nurse during an air raid on London. The two instantly fall in love, despite the fact that the young Nurse is already married; a secret she keeps hidden from her American lover. After being shot down behind enemy lines, while being assigned to ferry a British agent into France, the American pilot realizes that his secret agent cargo is in fact his lover’s husband, and that the two must now work together in order to survive.
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Heaven Can Wait (1978) Warren Beatty, Buck Henry, James Mason, Julie Christie, Comedy, Romance, Sport

Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Joe Pendleton is a football quarterback preparing to lead his team to the Superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he was not ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. Another body must be found without his death being discovered, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the Los Angeles Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl. At the same time, he falls in love with an English environmental activist who disapproves of his policies and actions.
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El Achrar / The Bad Guys (1970) Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Rushdy Abaza, Adel Adham, Amira, Action, Crime, Thriller

El Achrar AKA The Bad Guys (1970)
An adventure of money, love and betrayal in the deserts of Egypt at the site of El Alamein battle of WWII. Great locations and photography and non stop action, one of the best Egyptian thrillers. Three smugglers in their way back from the boarders after a successful operation but greed takes over and one of the three is killed, the last two must work together but they can never trust each other again, one steals the money but he discovers it’s counterfeit and now they have to find the dead partner’s daughter to retrieve the real money, a new friend of the girl join the adventure after helping her dying father and learned about the money where about the four go deep in a WWII landmines area to reach the hidden stash; fighting against the desert sun, storms, outlaws, thirst and above all each other as schemes of love and betrayal continues.
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Il caso Mattei / The Mattei Affair (1972) Francesco Rosi, Gian Maria Volontè, Luigi Squarzina, Gianfranco Ombuen, Biography, Drama

Il caso Mattei (1972)
Enrico Mattei helped change Italy’s future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil resources. October 27, 1962, he died when his private airplane crashed, one minute before it should land at Milan airport. Officially, he died of a flight accident. Actually, many journalists explored other plausible reasons for the untimely landing of the small aircraft.
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Skin Game (1971) Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas, James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Comedy, Romance, Western

Skin Game (1971)
Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O’Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn’t until they hit on the old skin game that they started to clean up. The game is simple. Jason, though born a free man in New Jersey, poses as Quincy’s slave as the pair ride through Missouri and Kansas in 1857. Quincy picks a likely mark in each town, sells Jason to him for top money and rides out of town. Then Quincy and Jason get back together on the road to another town, because if Jason can’t just run off after dark, Quincy finds a way to spring him loose.
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Solo (1970) Jean-Pierre Mocky, Sylvie Bréal, Anne Deleuze, Crime, Drama

Solo (1970)
During an orgy with minor girls, some old and wealthy notables are being murdered by a small group of leftist young revolutionaries. Very soon the police are tracking down Virgile Cabral, the leader of the group. Meanwhile, Virgile’s brother and only relative, Vincent, a violonist (and a thief), comes back to Paris. They have not seen each other for three years. Vincent does not believe in the revolution. He only tries to live as he wishes to live. But by looking for his hunted down brother, he has no other choice than to be involved in a fight which is not his.
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