Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster’s unit includes the charming, thieving rascal Marco (Hill), who joined the Legion only to avoid prison. After long stretches portraying the boredom and hardship of day-to-day life in the Legion, Foster’s command occupies a small village where the archaeologists believe they’ve found a burial site sacred to the Arabs. An Arab leader (Holm) uses this affront to unite the tribes in Jihad, and attacks the tiny Legion garrison at the dig. An epic battle follows, very reminiscent of the film “Zulu”. Costumes, firearms, and props are all very authentic-looking, and show great attention to detail.
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During a party, a number of rich young couples, childhood friends as well as partners in a publishing company, will discover, detail by detail, in his own revelations, all explanations surrounding the strange death of his partner most admired , Martin, and dark robbery of a bond that was worth a fortune. Two tragic incidents that have remained unclear for several years and the details come to light in conversations that take time because the radio has spoiled?
Black Gold (1947) Phil Karlson, Anthony Quinn, Katherine DeMille, ‘Ducky’ Louie, Drama, History, Sport
In the early 1920s, in the desert near the Texas-Mexico border, Charley Eagle (Anthony Quinn), is Indian who owns a small, hardscrabble ranch and is training a horse, “Black Hope,”. He thinks that the horse is capable of running in, and winning, the Kentucky Derby. Charley runs into a young Chinese boy, David Chung (‘Ducky’ Louie), whose father has been killed by a smuggling gang, while pretending to help him enter the United States illegally. Charlie takes the young boy back to his small ranch, where Charley and his wife, Sarah (Katherine DeMille) adopt him. His plans for “Black Hope” go awry but oil is discovered on his land and this intensifies his dreams that “Black Gold” (Highland Dale,) the colt of “Black Hope” can do what his sire couldn’t do. The end frame of the film reads:”Suggested by the winning of the 1924 Kentucky Derby by the horse “Black Gold.”
Wartime drama about an idealistic young UN official (Ann Blyth) who finds out about the horrors of war when she falls in love with Colonel Steve Janowski (Robert Mitchum), the officer in charge of evacuating citizens from Korea.
Du bei dao / The One-Armed Swordsman (1967) Cheh Chang, Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chung-Hsin Huang, Action, Drama
An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his father’s broken sword and the memory of his father’s sacrifice. The other students (including the teacher’s daughter) resent him and try to drive him away. The teacher’s daughter challenges him to a fight and when he refuses she becomes enraged and recklessly chops off his arm! He retreats, broken and bloody, and is found by a young poor girl living alone who nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the evil gang who originally attacked the Golden Sword school develops a weapon that renders the Golden Sword useless and starts killing off all of the schools students. Fang Kang eventually recovers with the girl’s help but must now face a life with only one arm. Will he be able to recover and live to defend the school as his father did?
Ni Vu, Ni Connu / Neither Seen Nor Recognized (1958) Yves Robert, Louis de Funès, Noëlle Adam, Frédéric Duvallès, Comedy
They Only Kill Their Masters (1972) James Goldstone, James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph to the victim’s own dog. During the investigation, the sheriff meets and becomes romantically involved with a woman whose connection to the murder is ambiguous.
Boy on a Dolphin (1957) Jean Negulesco, Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government.
Tony Manetta runs an unsuccessful Miami hotel, on which he can’t meet the payments. Another liability is his weakness for dames (Shirl, his sexy current flame, is even less responsible than Tony). But a solid asset is Ally, his sensible 12-year-old son. When Tony wants stolid brother Mario to bail him out again, Mario makes conditions: give up Ally, or at least get married to a “nice, quiet little woman” of his selection. Tony and Ally just play along to be diplomatic, but when the woman in question proves to look like Eleanor Parker…
Eine bescheidene Provinz Schauspieler, fast unbekannt, steigt schnell auf die Höhen der Popularität dank seiner Heirat mit einer berühmten Schauspielerin. Sie leben ein glückliches Jahr, bis die physikalischen Eigenschaften zu verlieren, seine Frau aus dem künstlerischen Leben zurückzuziehen hat, während ihr Mann berühmter als je zuvor, Art und Weise der Schauspieler im Film ist. Dieser Abstand Ehe ihm eine schreckliche Reaktion von Reue und Verzweiflung verursachen, die ihm Verzicht auf den Beruf zu vervollständigen geführt, bis schließlich die Krise dank der Anwesenheit seines Sohnes zu überwinden verwaltet.