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La resa dei conti / The Big Gundown (1966) Sergio Sollima, Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Western

La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Jonathan Corbett is a gunman so brave to have eliminated all the bandits of Texas. For this he is proposed for the candidacy to the Senate of the United States. In exchange he has only to support the construction of one railway line. Only after he accepts does he come to know that the Mexican Cuchillo has raped and killed a 12 year old girl. Corbett leaves on a long manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for which the accused Cuchillo may not be as guilty as he first thought.

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Midnight Killer / Morirai a mezzanotte (1986) Lamberto Bava, Valeria D’Obici, Leonardo Treviglio, Paolo Malco, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

midnight-killer-1986
Nicola confronts his beautiful wife about the affair she’s been having. But someone brutally murders her in the shower, right after he leaves the house. Naturally Nicola is made prime suspect. But his colleague, Anna, sees signs that the murder may have been committed by the so-called “Midnight Ripper”. The only problem is that the Midnight Ripper has been dead for several years…

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L’avventuriera del piano di sopra / The Lady Upstairs (1941) Raffaello Matarazzo, Vittorio De Sica, Clara Calamai, Giuditta Rissone, Comedy

L'avventuriera del piano di sopra AKA The Lady Upstairs (1941)
Misadventures of a young lawyer who, left alone at home for the departure of the jealous wife, is having to help a lady living in a top floor apartment, who asks him to host her to save her from the wrath of her husband. The young man offers his bed to the lady, content to sleep on the couch. The next morning, upon awakening, the lady is already gone, but at the same time is also missing a precious necklace of great value.

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Prima della Rivoluzione (1964) Bernardo Bertolucci, Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette, Drama, Romance

Prima della Rivoluzione (1964)
Parma, 1962. Fabrizio, a young student, warns of the difficulty of reconciling the middle class with the militancy of the Italian Communist Party. He remains traumatized by the death of his friend Agostino, who has drowned in the River Po. The arrival of Aunt Gina, an elegant young lady who lives in Milan, increases his worries. The aunt falls in love with him and Fabrizio reciprocates. But the aunt returns to Milan. Fabrizio, conscious of his own weakness and his inability to realize his aspirations and political ambitions, chooses to go along with convention. He gives up Gina and marries Clelia, a beautiful young girl who comes from a respectable family.

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La decima vittima / The 10th Victim (1965) Elio Petri, Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The 10th Victim (1965)
It is the 21st Century, and society’s lust for violence is satisfied by “The Big Hunt,” an international game of legalized murder. But when the sport’s two top assassins (Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress) are pitted against each other, they find that love is the most dangerous game of all. As the world watches, the hunt is on. Who will become THE 10TH VICTIM?

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Darò un milione / I’ll Give a Million (1935) Mario Camerini, Vittorio De Sica, Assia Noris, Luigi Almirante, Comedy

Daro un milione (1935)
Daro un Milione was another felicitous collaboration between director Mario Camerini and his favorite star Vittorio de Sica. The story gets under way when a cynical millionaire announces that he intends to disguise himself as a hobo and given a million lire to anyone who treats him nicely. As a result, every bum in Rome is given the royal treatment on the off-chance that they’re the millionaire. While the tramps revel in this sudden wave of good fortune, the real millionaire finds true love with a pretty circus performer who knows nothing about the “I’ll Give a Million” campaign.

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