The 16 years old gay Eddie runs away from home, where he’s constantly harassed by his father. Read More »
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An Allied pilot is captured by the Germans during the war. During his imprisonment, he is blinded by his captors. Read More »
Jacqueline plays a housewife who has some problems with her husband. The movie takes place in the course of one day. Read More »
This classic (Greek) tale tells how a noble youth accidentally marries his own mother, kills his own father (deliberately) and ends up paying a terrible price for invoking the wrath of the Gods.
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The Best House in London (1969) Philip Saville, David Hemmings, Joanna Pettet, George Sanders, Comedy
In this British farce, the British Home Secretary satisfies the men of London by sanctioning a government-run brothel. This comedy chronicles what happens when secretary John Bird appoints Sir Francis Leybourne to run the place. Bird then has his lovely girlfriend Babbette act as the Madame. Sir Leybourne owns an opium plantation in India and one day goes there to see it. Unfortunately, he gets killed in an uprising, leaving his prim niece Josephine Pacefoot in charge of the cathouse. A staunch believer in social reform, she is quite sure what to do with the disreputable business. Leybourne’s son has plenty of ideas too and wants the fortune and the bordello for himself. The ensuing struggle creates plenty of trouble and many laughs. Though the film originally received a British “X” rating, the sex is pretty tame by modern standards.
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