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Les Miserables (1952) Lewis Milestone, Michael Rennie, Robert Newton, Debra Paget, Drama, History, Romance

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After stealing a loaf a bread to feed a starving family, Jean Valjean is sentenced to ten years at hard labor as a galley slave. There he is taught to read and write by another prisoner and meets Javert, an obsessive policeman who was himself born to convict parents aboard a prison ship. After his release, Valjean is treated as a pariah but finally finds shelter in the home of a kindly bishop. Valjean repays the clergyman’s generosity by stealing his silver plate. He is apprehended by the authorities and returned to the bishop but is amazed when the kindly old priest tells them that the valuable plates were a gift. This becomes a transforming experience for the ex-convict, who establishes himself under an assumed name in a small country village as factory manager and ultimately mayor. Unfortunately the newly-promoted Javert is assigned there as chief inspector. Although he doesn’t recognize his old nemesis at first, the two clash over Javert’s overzealous prosecution of the letter of …
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Resurrection (1980) Daniel Petrie, Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Drama, Fantasy

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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context.
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Emanuelle Around the World (1977) Joe D’Amato, Laura Gemser, Ivan Rassimov, Karin Schubert, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Adult

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Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her investigations leaves plenty of time, however, for globe-trotting and bed-hopping. As each lead turns up bad, Emanuelle begins to wonder if she can ever put an end to this horrible slavery ring.
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Love on Delivery / Poh wai ji wong (1994) Lik-Chi Lee, Stephen Chow, Christy Chung, Man-Tat Ng, Action, Comedy, Romance

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Ho Kam-An is a love struck dim-sum delivery boy who falls for a beautiful judo student. After being humiliated by her boyfriend, Ho Kam-An goes out and seeks the services of an aging kung-fu master who teaches him a half ass style of kung fu “Karate Kid” style. After actually learning how to fight using this style (much to the master’s surprise) he dresses up like Garfield and beats up the boyfriend of the beautiful judo student. But he’s challenged to a fight by the master’s former foe. Is Ho Kam-An up to the challenge?
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The Plainsman (1966) David Lowell Rich, Don Murray, Guy Stockwell, Abby Dalton, Western

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The Plainsman was a Technicolor remake of the 1936 Cecil B. DeMille film, all about the fictional romantic triangle of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill. DeMille had the advantage of a topnotch cast: Gary Cooper as Hickok, Jean Arthur as Calamity (complete with a Wally Westmore cosmetic job!) and James Ellison as Buffalo Bill. David Lowell Rich, director of the 1966 The Plainsman, had to make do with Universal contractees Don Murray, Abby Dalton and Guy Stockwell.
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