Tamara, a Roman prostitute, tries to kill herself throwing herself out of the window of the licensed brothel she works in. Read More »
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The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) Robert Wise, Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan
Victoria has survived Nazi concentration by assuming the identity of one who died there. Read More »
In 1939, after finishing his studies in a Roman convent boarding Read More »
After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.S. enters World War II. Read More »
Young girls join a Satanic cult surrendering their bodies and will completely into the Devil himself. Read More »
Thieves’ Highway (1949) Jules Dassin, Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
The soldier Nick Garcos returns back home from the war very happy with gifts for his parents Yanko and Parthena Garcos and money in his pocket to open a business and get married with his girlfriend Polly Faber. Out of blue, Nick realizes that his father lost both legs and Yanko, who was a truck driver, tells that he was cheated by the dealer Mike Figlia in the San Francisco’s market when he delivered a truckload of tomatoes and was not paid. He believes that his accident was provoked by Figlia’s gangsters. He also tells that he sold the truck to a driver named Ed Kinney that has not paid him. Nick meets Ed and tells that he will bring the truck back, but Ed proposes a deal with apples, where they may earn a great amount. Nick invests his savings in another truck and buys apples from a Polish farmer. They need to drive directly to the market in San Francisco without sleeping to keep the fruits fresh, but Ed’s truck has problem on its axle and Nick arrives first.
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In 1930, Maria Brentano and her younger sister Nora flee to London after their father is murdered by a European dictator. Seven years later, during a weekend trip to Paris, Maria unexpectedly meets Louis, her former lover who is now plotting the assassination of the dictator. Maria and Nora become involved in the plan, which goes tragically wrong when the time bomb they plant kills an innocent bystander.
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