Tag Archives: Biography
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) Henry King, Otto Lang, William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Biography, Drama, Romance
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) Henry Levin, George Pal, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Animation, Adventure, Biography
2 Filhos de Francisco / Two Sons of Francisco (2005) Breno Silveira, Ângelo Antônio, Dira Paes, Márcio Kieling, Biography, Drama, History
De Sade (1969) Cy Endfield, Roger Corman, Keir Dullea, Senta Berger, Lilli Palmer, Biography, Drama, History
Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade’s life from childhood to manhood. A life infamous for erotic behavior, going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eludes him.
Giordano Bruno (1973) Giuliano Montaldo, Gian Maria Volontè, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Biography, Drama
Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial for ‘heresy’.
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948) Basil Dearden, Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Biography, Drama, History
A young woman marries PrincSophie Dorothea is a young woman forced into a loveless marriage with Prince George Louis of Hanover. George Louis is later crowned King George I of England. Despairing of ever experiencing true love, the depressed queen finds life at court no solace. Sophie then falls for a dashing Swedish soldier of fortune, Count Konigsmark.
The Bonnie Parker Story (1958) William Witney, Dorothy Provine, Jack Hogan, Richard Bakalyan, Biography, Crime, Film-Noir
In the 1930s, amoral blonde tommy-gun girl Bonnie Parker cut a swath of bodies across the South-West. Starting out on gas stations and bars with side-kick Guy Darrow she graduated to bank hold-ups with Darrow’s brother and, after bloodily springing him, her jailed husband. But there was never any doubt who was in charge.
I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955) Daniel Mann, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Biography, Drama, Music
Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood sweetheart, David Tredman, he dies and Lillian takes her first drink of many down the road of becoming an alcoholic. She enters into a short-lived marriage to an immature aviation cadet, Wallie, followed by a divorce and then marriage to a sadistic brute and abuser Tony Bardeman. After a failed suicide attempt, Burt McGuire comes to her aid and helps her find the road back to happiness after sixteen years in a nightmare world, not counting the first twenty with her mother.