One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one? Read More »
Tag Archives: Herbert Lom
Adventurer and treasure hunter Mike Yates is hoping to find a cache of Incan treasure lost in the Amazon jungle. Read More »
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) Gordon Hessler, Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
In Paris, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Cesar Charron owns a theater at the Rue Morgue where he performs the play “Murders in the Rue Morgue” with his wife Madeleine Charron, who has dreadful nightmares. Read More »
As British Dr. Bob McLaurin prepares for a dangerous surgical procedure on South American leader Juan Menda in Montreal, the doctor’s wife reveals her plan to blackmail McLaurin if he refuses her demand to take a job in England. Read More »
‘The Ringer’ is an elusive criminal, reported dead in Australia but now thought to be alive in London. Read More »
Wernher von Braun / I Aim at the Stars (1960) J. Lee Thompson, Curd Jürgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Biography, Drama
The life story of the famed rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun, one of the most brilliant and controversial figures of the space age. Read More »
Golden Salamander (1950) Ronald Neame, Trevor Howard, Anouk Aimée, Herbert Lom, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
British archaeologist David Redfern comes to Tunisia to catalog a collection of art relics and stumbles into evidence of a gun-smuggling racket. Read More »
Cuadecuc, vampir (1971) Pere Portabella, Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, Documentary, Horror
An experimental film using the stock footage of Jeas Franco’s Count Dracula with an atmospheric sound track to create a subversive experience. Read More »
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) Blake Edwards, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world’s second best detective to look for him. Read More »
The Treasure of the Silver Lake / Der Schatz im Silbersee (1962) Harald Reinl, Pierre Brice, Lex Barker, Herbert Lom, Western, Adventure
In Arkansas, a stagecoach is robbed by Colonel Brinkley’s gang. What the gang is really after is a treasure map one of the stagecoach passengers carries. However, Mr. Engel only has half the map. The other half of the treasure map is held by Engel’s partner, a Mr. Patterson. Even so, the gang kills Engel and steal his half a map. Later, Fred Engel, the son of the murdered stagecoach passenger, seeks help to find his father’s killers and retrieve the map. He contacts famous frontier scout Old Shatterhand and his Apache blood brother Winnetou. The three men set out to catch the killers. Fred Engel reveals to his two friends that his father’s missing map pinpoints the location of a gold treasure at Silver Lake. They head toward the farm owned by Mr. Patterson, Engel’s business partner. Patterson has the other half of the map and a daughter, Ellen, whom Fred is in-love with. Unfortunately, Colonel Brinkley’s gang has the same idea of retrieving the other half of the treasure map, since the gang already has the first half of the map.
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The story [from a short story by John Kruse, adaptation by Cy Endfield], said to be based on a real one, has to do with the rivalries of a gang of haulage truck drivers, operating between gravel pits and a construction site.
Stanley Baker is an ex convict who gets a job as one of these drivers and immediately falls foul of Patrick McGoohan, the firm’s ace driver. Baker discovers that McGoohan and William Hartnell, the manager, are running a racket.
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North West Frontier (1959) J. Lee Thompson, Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Adventure, Drama
In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain Scott of the British Army is ordered to get the prince out of the region safely. Adventure ensues as Scott sneaks the child away, through Moslem-held territory, by train. Also on board are the boy’s American governess, an arms merchant, a cynical reporter, and two upper class Britons.
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A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn’t like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.
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One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken back to the hospital and undergoes psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen. Larsen, desperately wants to know the events and persons who drove her to this state and help her. He makes Francesca talk about her past – a past with a controlling guardian, Nicholas, no friends, kept apart from the man she loved and forced to practice the piano 5-6 hours a day.
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