A soldier deserts his outfit the night before a major battle, after receiving an urgent message. Read More »
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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970) Hy Averback, Brian Keith, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine
Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Read More »
Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. Read More »
A Major with an attitude problem and a history of getting things done is told to interview military prisoners with death sentences or long terms for a dangerous mission Read More »
Based on a true story, Neapolitan gangster Giuseppe (Peppino) Navarra is credited with feeding the poor and needy during WW2 and in the years that followed. Read More »
A man McClain is tasked with planning the robbery of a sports coliseum after a big game. He recruits four men. Read More »
Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatised version of his life story up to the late 1970s. Read More »
The commander of an American submarine during World War II sets out to destroy the Japanese Aircraft carrier which launched the attack on Pearl Harbour. Read More »
Emperor of the North Pole (1973) Robert Aldrich, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Action, Adventure, Drama
It is during the great depression in the US, and the land is full of people who are now homeless. Read More »
Escape from New York (1981) John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Action, Sci-Fi
In the future, crime is out of control and New York City is a maximum security prison. Read More »
The Catered Affair (1956) Richard Brooks, Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Comedy, Drama, Romance
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because Janes parents are poor and Jane and Ralph can borrow a car for their honeymoon.
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A sexy starlet resembles Lylah Clare, a flamboyant star of the thirties, who died mysteriously and tragically on her wedding night gets a chance to play her in a biographical film directed by Lylah’s real-life husband (Peter Finch) and history repeats itself as he falls for her reincarnation.
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The Wild Bunch (1969) Sam Peckinpah, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Action, Adventure, Western
“If they move, kill ’em!” Beginning and ending with two of the bloodiest battles in screen history, Sam Peckinpah’s classic revisionist Western ruthlessly takes apart the myths of the West. Released in the late ’60s discord over Vietnam, in the wake of the controversial Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and the brutal “spaghetti westerns” of Sergio Leone, The Wild Bunch polarized critics and audiences over its ferocious bloodshed. One side hailed it as a classic appropriately pitched to the violence and nihilism of the times, while the other reviled it as depraved. After a failed payroll robbery, the outlaw Bunch, led by aging Pike Bishop (William Holden) and including Dutch (Ernest Borgnine), Angel (Jaime Sanchez), and Lyle and Tector Gorch (Warren Oates and Ben Johnson), heads for Mexico pursued by the gang of Pike’s friend-turned-nemesis Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). Ultimately caught between the corruption of railroad fat cat Harrigan (Albert Dekker) and federale general Mapache (Emilio Fernandez), and without a frontier for escape, the Bunch opts for a final Pyrrhic victory, striding purposefully to confront Mapache and avenge their friend Angel.
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Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him imprisoned unjustly. The other, McBain, is just trying to go straight, but that is easier said than done once the Dutchman involves him in his gold theft scheme.
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