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Asia, Workers’ Awakening (2013) Documentary

Asia, Workers' Awakening (2013)
China, Cambodia and Bangladesh have known for two years violent movements of workers’ protests. Outsourcing of the subcontractors for a poor country to another are not without consequences. With the awareness of workers and soaring prices, social stability of these countries is no longer guaranteed. The protests and walkouts multiply. Facing the dull anger but rising of these workers, the authorities can not remain inert. This documentary describes the increasing power of a new protest generation of workers, younger, and less docile. To discuss this problem, this film survey examines the question of social relationships in Chinese companies, including Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant, which is the largest employer in China.
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Flame of Araby (1951) Charles Lamont, Maureen O’Hara, Jeff Chandler, Maxwell Reed, Adventure

Flame of Araby (1951)
In a mythical, medieval North Africa (looking a lot like California) a Bedouin chief named Tamerlane is seeking to capture the magnificent wild stallion Shazada when he meets tomboyish Princess Tanya of Tunis. When the two meet again in Tunis, Tamerlane has run afoul of the barbaric Corsair Lords, one of whom Tanya’s wicked cousin is forcing her to marry. To avoid this dire fate, Tanya must arrange for a “dark horse” to win the forthcoming great race…which means a battle of wits between Tanya and Tamerlane, taking romantic overtones…
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On the Double (1961) Melville Shavelson, Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Adventure, Comedy, War

On the Double (1961)
American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel’s plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day.
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A Study in Scarlet (1933) Edwin L. Marin, Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde, Mystery, Thriller

A Study in Scarlet (1933)
In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping like flies. Sherlock Holmes is approached by member James Murphy’s widow, who is miffed at being left penniless by her husband. When Captain Pyke is shot, Holmes keys in on his mysterious Chinese widow as well as the shady Merrydew. Other members keep dying–Malcom Dearing first, then Mr. Baker. There is also an attempt on the life of young Eileen Forrester, who became a reluctant society member upon the death of her father. Holmes’ uncanny observations and insights are put to the test.
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The Iron Mistress (1952) Gordon Douglas, Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Joseph Calleia, Action, Adventure, Biography

The Iron Mistress (1952)
Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become sophisticated and does so. By the time he sells the mill, starts a plantation and tries to wed Jedualon the woman has wed playboy Phillipe. Along the way to true wisdom he designs a special knife made from part of a meteorite.
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The Erotic Adventures of Zorro (1972) Robert Freeman, Douglas Frey, Jacqueline Giroux, Penny Boran, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Erotic

The Erotic Adventures of Zorro (1972)
When evil tyrant Luis Bonosario enslaves the people of 19th century Los Angeles, Don Diego de Vega, “the greatest swordsman in Spain,” returns from Madrid to make the world safe for truth, justice, and naked women! Posing as a limp-wristed pansy by day (who rides a white donkey while clutching a parasol), Don Diego secretly becomes Zorro at night, “brandishing his long, quick rapier!” When he’s not helping the oppressed, fighting duels, or slashing the letter “Z” onto derrieres, Zorro is busy bedding down a gaggle of gorgeous senoritas until he zeros in on Maria, Bonasario’s lovely niece. A wild, witty, genuinely funny, big-budget sex comedy from producer David F. Friedman (Trader Hornee), THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF ZORRO is the Naked Gun of Zorro flicks!
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The Fallen Sparrow (1943) Richard Wallace, John Garfield, Maureen O’Hara, Walter Slezak, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
A former Spanish Civil War prisoner, John McKittrick arrives in New York to find the truth behind the death of his friend Louie Lepetino. He finds himself being chased by Nazi agents who want an item he has brought back from Spain and cannot give up. When another of his friends is murdered, McKittrick realizes that he cannot trust anyone around him – not anyone.
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