Bonnie, Toni, Michele and Liz are on the Riviera to visit their respective husbands and boyfriends in the U.S. Navy. Bonnie tries to resume her canceled honeymoon, Liz wishes her newly-promoted husband would settle down, Frenchwoman Michele wants Lt. Langley to spend some time with her, meanwhile his fiancée Toni takes an interest in Lt. Smith.
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Storm Over the Nile (1955) Zoltan Korda, Terence Young, Anthony Steel, Laurence Harvey, James Robertson Justice, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Defying his family’s proud military tradition, Harry Faversham (Anthony Steel) decides to avoid the British war in the Sudan by staying at home in London. His fellow officers dismiss Harry as a coward, and his fiancée, Mary Burroughs (Mary Ure), calls off their engagement. The shame eventually compels him to join the struggle.
We follow the daily activities of two London bobbies, veteran George Dixon and rookie Andy Mitchell. Meanwhile, young hoods Tom and Spud plan a series of robberies with Tom’s girl Diana, a discontented beauty, as inside worker. But in their second crime, one of our heroes is shot, setting off a citywide manhunt. The killer is clever, but will he outsmart himself?
The Chairman (1969) J. Lee Thompson, Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill, Action, Drama, Thriller
An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to fail, he can be eliminated at the push of a button!
The Wild Geese (1978) Andrew V. McLaglen, Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Action, Adventure, Drama
A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader.
The Wrong Box (1966) Bryan Forbes, John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A tontine is established for a dozen children, a tontine being a kind of bet/insurance, money is put in for each to grow with interest and the last survivor is to get the lot. We watch the group dwindle until only two brothers are left. One brother is watched by his nephews who will keep him alive at all costs, the other lives in ill health and poverty as the only support of his fairly stupid grandson. Statues and bodies are switched, in the wrong boxes until everyone is sure someone has died. Now if they can only make it seem as if the other brother died first, hundreds of thousands of pounds (in Victorian England when a pound was a pound) will be theirs.
I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname (1967) Michael Winner, Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White, Comedy, Drama
Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it’s not so easy to escape the past.
A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries (1998) James Ivory, Leelee Sobieski, Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Drama
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful author who obviously drinks too much and is starting to experience health problems. Living in France with his wife, daughter, and an adopted son, the family travels an unconventional road that leaves all of them as outsiders to others. Preaching a sexual freedom, his daughter’s sexual acceptance begins at an early age and betrays her when the family moves to Hanover in America. Her sexuality is definitely not the normal for American teens and gives her a bad reputation and outcasts her. Meanwhile her brooding brother struggles with his own inner turmoils about his early desertion in life. Only within the tight knit confines of his family is he comfortable to even speak.