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Vulcano / Volcano (1950) William Dieterle, Anna Magnani, Rossano Brazzi, Geraldine Brooks, Drama

Vulcano (1950)
While awaiting Production Code seal approval in the USA this Italian-made production went through three American distributors in three years; first Motion Picture Sales Corporation that passed it off to Eagle Lion and finally to United Artits when they acquired Eagle Lion properties. Anna Magnani, a prostitute, is banished from Naples and returns to her home, a volcanic island off of southern Italy. There, she is accepted only by her younger sister and younger brother, and takes whatever job she can to get by.

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Carrington (1995) Christopher Hampton, Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Biography, Drama

Carrington (1995)
The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey’s homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and complicated one. When Carrington did develop a more physical relationship with soldier Ralph Partridge, Strachey was able to welcome him as a friend, although Partridge remained somewhat uneasy, not so much with Strachey’s sexual orientation as with the fact that he was a conscientious objector.

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My Favorite Year (1982) Richard Benjamin, Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Comedy

My Favorite Year (1982)
Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Its a new medium and the rules were not fully established. Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star. When King Kaiser, the headliner wants to throw Swann off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero, and is made Swann’s babysitter. On top of this, a union boss doesn’t care for Kaiser’s parody of him and has plans to stop the show.

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Bronco Bullfrog (1969) Barney Platts-Mills, Del Walker, Anne Gooding, Sam Shepherd, Drama

Bronco Bullfrog (1969)
British working-class youth are realistically portrayed in this rare, mod film. A group of delinquent teenagers in London’s East End circa 1969 roam the streets “bored as usual” because “there’s nothing to do ’round here.” A very good ’60s soundtrack by “The Audience,” adds nicely to the atmosphere of black & white photography, mod clothes and haircuts, motorbikes and just hanging around. Del, a 17 year old welder’s apprentice meets Irene, a 15 yr old girl, still at school.

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