Vincent, who signs his blows with the name Romeo, manages to steal the Mona Lisa. Read More »
Tag Archives: George Chakiris
In 1957, Cyprus is fighting a war of independence against the occupying British forces. Read More »
Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything Read More »
Flight from Ashiya is a 1964 film about the U.S. Air Force’s Air Rescue Service, flying out of Ashiya Air Base, Japan. Read More »
Kings of the Sun (1963) J. Lee Thompson, Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
In order to flee from powerful enemies, young Mayan king Balam leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States. Read More »
West Side Story (1961) Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Crime, Drama, Musical
Musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City, where rival street gangs (the Jets and the Sharks) battle for territory and respect. Is the love affair between former Jets leader Tony, and Maria, sister to Sharks’ leader Bernardo, doomed to failure?
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The Young Girls of Rochefort / Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) Jacques Demy, Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Jacques Demy followed up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), long for big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), The Young Girls of Rochefort is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer.
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