In London’s Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He’s tough to intimidate. Read More »
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During the 1950s, American adventurer Matt Campbell arrives in Kenya to join his brother George. Read More »
This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick. Read More »
In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard, a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen Read More »
In a POW camp, the Nazis have placed the huts far from the boundary so that any escape tunnel would have to be a long one. Read More »
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968) Charles Jarrott, Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, Leo Genn
This made-for-television adaptation doesn’t waste time with preliminaries. Read More »
Returning to Rome after three years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her, though as a Christian she wants nothing to do with a warrior. Read More »
Virginia Cunningham finds herself in a state insane asylum…and can’t remember how she got there. Read More »
Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. Read More »
Circus of Fear (1966) Werner Jacobs, John Llewellyn Moxey, Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
A perfectly executed heist leads to murder and mayhem at a traveling circus. After thieves pull off a precisely-timed robbery, one of the crooks is stabbed to death. When Inspecter Elliott is assigned to the case, his search for the stolen cash leads him into the Barberini Circus. The criminal’s body is discovered and a circus member is murdered – both victims of the same phantom killer. Elliott becomes caught up in the lives of the performers, whose private jealousies and indiscretions lead him through a labyrinth of clues to the location of the money and the killer…
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Era notte a Roma / It Was Night in Rome (1960) Roberto Rossellini, Leo Genn, Giovanna Ralli, Sergey Bondarchuk, Drama, War
During WW2, in Rome , a trio of escaped Allied POWs find themselves in limbo as they try to avoid re-capture and reach their dispersed units. Michael Pemberton is a British Major, Fyodor Aleksandrovic Nazukov is a Soviet Sergeant and Peter Bradley is an American Lieutenant. A beautiful young Italian woman, Esperia Belli, agrees to give them shelter. She knows that despite Italy’s efforts to break with Nazi Germany and join the Allies there are some Italians who are Fascist sympathizers and would gladly denounce Esperia to the German authorities. Hiding enemy soldiers or escaped POWs is punishable by death. Esperia hopes to get in contact with the Italian anti-Fascist resistance which could help the three escaped Allied POWs rejoin their respective armies. Until then, the fugitives are stuck in Esperia’s attic.
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Il trono di fuoco / The Bloody Judge (1970) Jesús Franco, Christopher Lee, Maria Schell, Leo Genn, Biography, Horror
Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.
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Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning’s machinations leading to the fatal argument. The next day, it appears that Valerie’s former rival Marian Webster is the prime suspect. Or is suave police Captain Danbury just playing cat and mouse with her? Nicely catty dialogue.
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