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Over the course of his lifetime, the legendary director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was forced to leave many of his grander movie-making projects unfinished, generally for want of sustained financial backing. Each successive unfinished effort generated buzz throughout the worshipful film community that only served to brighten the luster of his legend. Thus it was only a matter of time before one of his many admirers bought the rights to the fairly extensive footage he shot for his film Don Quixote (begun in 1955) and attempted to edit it into some semblance of a finished film... (All Movie)
A confrontation between two enemies. One is a young, captured Israeli agent and the other an older Arab inspector who tries to get the agent talk by making him regain his desire to live. (imdb)
A woman named Justine is (willingly) used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants. (imdb)
Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880. (imdb)
O'Toole is a less than bright British officer who, together with the British Ambassador, seeks an audience with Russia's Catherine the Great. When her amorous advances are thwarted by the captain, she gains her revenge by imprisoning him and forcing him to recount his Revolutionary experiences in the United States. (allrovi.com)
Loving Too Much is a Cardinale Sin... (imdb)
Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise... (imdb)
Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife Marcelle... (imdb)
A US Navy pilot with an ominous name crashes at sea and finds himself on a desert island. More problems develop when beautiful natives of a neighboring island find him.
To get her husband more interested in her, the wife invents a lover. The husband will collect every hint trying to figure out who is the lover. (imdb)
Three episode film about the problems which face wives with their husbands. (bfi)
A mad scientist turns himself into a half-man, half-bird monster to avenge the death of his ancestor. (imdb)
Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet.... (imdb)
Marie-Chantal travels by train to her cousin's place to spend a winter holiday, when a stranger - apparently a fugitive from someone aboard - entrusts her with a jewel in the shape of a tiger with ruby eyes. Unknown to her, these false jewels contain a virus powerful enough to destroy all humankind. Doctor Kha is just one among many spies from different nations trying to get their hands on the tiger, or Marie-Chantal... It will give any nation a tremendous control over all others! (imdb)
Orson Welles plays the role of Akerman, a venetian savant, in this all star production of Marco Polo's adventures. Young Marco travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder. (imdb)
Colonel Mostyn is the chief of a section of the British Security Services when they are embarrassed by the number of spies and defections. The Chief tells him to do something about it so he hires Boys Oaks as Agent L - The Liquidator, to assassinate people about to cause trouble. Although Boys likes the cars and the girls that his new position attracts he's not any good at it. He's also got a phobia about flying that makes jetting off to exotic places a bit of an embarrassment. (imdb)
The four vignettes on secrets of love and secret lovers - The Telephone Call (La Telefonata), Treatise on Eugenics (Il Trattato di eugenetica), The Soup (La Minestra) and Monsignor Cupid (Monsignor Cupido) are based on stories in Boccaccio's Decameron. (Wikipédia)
Francis (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a hard-boiled hood who is talked into pulling off a job for the aging racketeer Frank (Akim Tamiroff) in this routine gangster drama. With the help of the sister of a kidnapped heiress, they try and track down the missing woman. The duo break into a house occupied by an artist and his family, and the artist is sent to contact his father while the rest of the family are held as hostages. (allmovie.com)
James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, rapidly rises to the rank of executive officer, second in command of a ship. A broken foot necessitates that he be put ashore to heal. After his recovery, the very proud Jim - his pride rooted in his competence, which had made him a highly respected and admired naval officer - signs on as the executive officer of the Patna, a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew overseen by a barbarous captain... (imdb)
Caper film about the theft of a jeweled dagger from an Istanbul museum. (imdb)
In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a revolutioner but Count Guillaume de Saint Preux "plays" this benefactor. When he fought with Mouche, the policeman he was wounded. (imdb)
A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a film version of "Romeo and Juliet". He hires Maurice Chevalier and Jayne Mansfield to play the title roles, and Akim Tamiroff to direct. The finished film is shown at the Venice Film Festival, where it's considered a witty parody and awarded a Golden Lion. (imdb)
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become Saint Joseph Cupertino. (imdb)
In this costume drama, a 17th-century Polish colonel falls in love with a princess. Unfortunately the girl is already engaged to a Ukraine commander. The colonel does his best to convince her to break it off and take off with him, which leads to violent consequences. (allrovi.com)
Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a middle European country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of the US and Russian ambassadors to fall in love. The drama increases when the General has the casting vote at the UN. (imdb)
A powerful and mysterious voice from the skies of Naples announces the coming of Doomsday and the characters amongst the citizens react and prepare themselves for the end.
A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in an American border town when they become embroiled in a frame-up planned by the town's chief investigator (imdb)
Danny Kaye, a Jewish refugee flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic anti-semitic Polish officer (Curd Jurgens) trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their competition for the same woman, and together they outwit their pursuers. (imdb)
While sailing lawfully up the Yangste in 1949, the British warship Amethyst found its return to the open sea blocked by Communist Chinese shore batteries that unexpectedly opened fire. In charge, Lietenant Commander Kerans was not however prepared for his crew and his ship to remain as a hostage for the Chinese to use as an international pawn. (imdb)
England, 1872. The night before he is to be hanged for a murder he did not commit, young Dr. Gordon Ramsey is visited in his cell by his old mentor, eminent surgeon Sir Joel Cadmund. Cadmund offers to see that Ramsey gets a proper burial and gives him a sleeping powder to get him through the night, which Ramsey takes, unaware it is really an East Indian drug, "nind andhera" ("the black sleep"), which induces a deathlike state of anesthesia... (imdb)
An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her. (imdb)
An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger. (imdb)
Jacques de Maudy, the son of a sick nobleman, returns to France to try and clear his name from a framed-up crime. He avoids the traps sets for him and, with the aid of an actors' troupe, gathers the evidence against the true guilty party. The governor declares him innocent and his fortune and titles are returned to him. (imdb)
In Greece during the war a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders to attack two airfields from which the Luftwaffe is threatening allied forces in Egypt. The island is crawling with troops, and even moving by night the men soon run into trouble. (imdb)
A fun frolic involving a fake secret weapon (accidentally created during a drinking bout), naval bureaucracy, political maneuvering and the hareem and palace of the exotic eastern country of Agraria. (imdb)
Paul Lartal of the Foreign Legion meets the princess of a lost city in the Algerian mountains. (imdb)
A hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court. (imdb)
Capt. Gerard, greatest lover in the Foreign Legion, is assigned to escort an emir's daughter to her father's mountain citadel and find out what he can about the emir's activities. Gerard enjoys his work with lovely Cara, but arrives to find rebellion brewing. Can the garrison be reinforced in time? (imdb)
Described by one critic as a western version of The 39 Steps, Relentless stars Robert Young as a cowboy on the lam. Framed for murder, Young must find the one man who can clear him, while a posse dogs his trail. He briefly becomes an outlaw, hoping to make contact with his quarry by befriending the dregs of the west, notably mercenary saloon keeper Akim Tamiroff. Marguerite Chapman plays the love interest, while Barton MacLaine does his usual as the main heavy. (allrovi.com)
Tisa has been in America only four months, yet she is holding four jobs to save enough money to pay for her father's boat passage to America. She works in a garment factory in Greenwich Village owned by Mr. Grumbach, who is studying to pass his citizenship test. Denek, a brash young man, tries to help her but gets her into trouble and her deportation is ordered by an immigration judge. (imdb)
Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll. (imdb)
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career. (TCM.com)
The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank... (imdb)
A penniless veteran is mistaken for a millionaire playboy. (TCM.com)
Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers, wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember--and she's pregnant (imdb)
Set in World War II, a self-educated young woman (Hepburn) inspires her husband to join an uprising against the Japanese when their remote Chinese village is invaded.
A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her boyfriend West in the days of the California gold rush. (imdb)
A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims. (imdb)
June, 1942. The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border--Corporal John Bramble, who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel...soon to be German HQ. To survive, Bramble assumes an identity which proves perilous. The new guest of honor is none other than Rommel, hinting of his secret strategy, code-named 'five graves.' And the fate of the British in Egypt depends on whether a humble corporal can penetrate the secret... (imdb)
Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era -- like Ernest Hemingway and his friends -- has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains... (imdb)
A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career. (imdb)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. plays Siamese twins, separated by a good doctor after their parents are killed by Vendetta. One goes to Paris, one to the Corsican Mountains to become, respectively, a gentleman and a bandit. What will happen? "I have performed the miracle I have separated their bodies. But what of their souls?" Lucien feels everything Mario feels. 20 years pass and they are reunited in Corsica. Banditry and vendetta and a beautiful Corsican countess ensue. (imdb)
Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra Curtis, he realizes she is desperate and in need of a friend who can guide her through the ways and means of surviving in Manhattan with no money.
Told in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city's political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from "the boss," who finally decides he'd be ideal as a new, nominally "reform" mayor; but this candidacy requires marriage. His in-name-only marriage to honest Catherine proves the beginning of the end for dishonest Dan... (imdb)
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam. (imdb)
Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he is tagged as easy-pickings by a con-game gang and Mary Brown, gang accomplice, proves he is. Waking up in the morning he discovers he has been robbed of the securities and, when he confronts the gang, he is hit on the head and taken out to be left on a railroad track. (imdb)
Dr. Bill Crawford, on a hunting trip to Canada, is attacked by a bear and his guide, Joe Easter, saves his life and takes the badly-mauled Crawford to his cabin home, where he lives with his beautiful young wife, Alverna. Leaning Bill there to recover, Joe goes on a prolonged hunting trip and Bill and Alverna fall in love. The local doctor, Billar, dies during an operation which Bill completes and then decides to remain in Lost Lake and continue his practice there...close to Alverna.
One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit from obstructing it. Chief troubleshooter Jeff Butler has his hands full fighting Barrows' agent, gambler Sid Campeau; Campeau's partner Dick Allen is Jeff's war buddy and rival suitor for engineer's daughter Molly Monahan. Who will survive the effort to push the railroad through at any cost? (imdb)
Beautiful Madeleine is an ambitious up and coming department store executive. She believes firmly that anyone, including a woman, can achieve success in their chosen career field. She is then less than amused when a fortune teller predicts a domestic life, with marriage and a baby, are her future. She becomes adamant that her career will come first, but then meets the casual and suave Bill Burnett and her world begins to change. Is the fortune teller correct? (imdb)
A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid. (imdb)
Violence and death stalk the Chinese of a big American city, but one man, Dr. Chang Ling, and his daughter, Dr. Mary Ling, defy the racketeers who are responsible, and, against terrific odds, bring peace to their oppressed neighbors. (imdb)
In this lively programmer a con man hires a character actor to masqueraded as the recently assassinated dictator of a tiny Latin American country so he can bilk an arriving American ambassador out of his fortune. (allmovie.com)
A Texas millionaire travels to Europe to meet his girlfriend, a European countess. He stops in a rustic mountain village and meets a beautiful peasant girl. He falls in love with her, then must decide if he wants her or the rich countess. (imdb)
A gangster tries to fix things so that he can marry a rich society woman. (imdb)
Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812. (imdb)
Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict. (imdb)
The son of a cattle-rustling Cossack immigrant must choose between following the straight path and helping his father escape from prison.
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Charles Bickford wants to take over the land of the oil-drilling framers, led by Peter Cortland. (imdb)
A millionaire is found murdered in his apartment. Suspicion falls on a variety of suspects, including his fiancé and her parents, the butler, and a professional mentalist known as The Great Gambini. (imdb)
Two brothers exchange lifestyles in this drama. The older brother, a gambler, wants to lead a clean, crime-free life while his wiseacre younger brother wants to become a professional gambler. With great hesitation, the older teaches the younger all he knows. The younger brother is a quick study and ends up playing so well that he aces a group of veteran gamblers out of their money. They become convinced that anyone who is that good, must be a cheat. (allmovie.com)
Akim Tamiroff, Paramount Pictures' resident crime lord, runs all illegal gambling activities in a major city. Reporter Lloyd Nolan struggles to get the goods on Tamiroff, but runs up against a stone wall until he meets nightclub singer Claire Trevor. Trevor is anxious to avenge the death of her sister (Helen Burgess), who was done in by Tamiroff's minions. Though only a "B" picture, King of Gamblers was given "A" treatment by director Robert Florey. (allmovie.com)
An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief. (imdb)
In late 18th century Italy, a beautiful young woman finds herself married to a rich but cruel older man... (imdb)
In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion. (imdb)
Biography of the man who invented pasteurization and made the first vaccine against rabies. (imdb)
Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. (imdb)
New York gangster Riley Ferguson shoots a henchman who tried to double-cross him in a Los Angeles jewel robbery, and Ramirez offers him a hideout until things quiet down, as the jewels are registered in the U.S. and will have to be sold in Europe. Police reporter Keat Shevlin gets a tip and heads south by motor boat to a small, out-of-the-way port in Lower California.
Dynamic Alan Gaskell captains a ship bound from Hong Kong to Singapore. Gaskell tries to turn over a new leaf from his hard-drinking lifestyle after becoming attached to a refined high class English lady, Sybil Barclay. His former girlfriend Dolly is extremely jealous of the budding relationship and tries hard to get the Captain back... (imdb)
The Last Outpost is a 1935 film directed by Charles Barton and produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. It starred Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Both Grant's and Rains' character find an interest in a woman played by Gertrude Michael, creating tension between the two close friends, who are both British soldiers in Kurdistan. (wikipedia.org)
An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters. (TCM.com)
The wisp of a storyline involves two-bit radio station owner Spud (Jack Oakie), who doubles as the station's sole announcer while his comic partner Smiley (Henry Wadsworth) serves as the house crooner. On the verge of bankruptcy, Spud is receptive to the wacky notions of George Burns and Gracie Allen, who've just invented a television device which can pick up and transmit any signal, any time, anywhere. (allmovie.com)
A fast-talking boxing manager and the somewhat hapless fighter he manages happen to run into a young man who was a good prizefighter in his day but is now out of the sport and has a drinking problem. They decide to train him for a big match, and in the process find themselves involved in romance, shady characters and a possible kidnapping. (imdb)
Afraid of marriage, Simone (Mary Ellis) breaks off her long term engagement with her fiancé Paul de Lille (Tullio Carminati). Paul heads to the top of The Eiffel Tower with thoughts of suicide. In another part of Paris and also afraid of marriage, Mignon (Ida Lupino) breaks it off from her young lover (James Blakely). Despairing, Mignon also climbs to the top of the The Eiffel Tower intending to leap to her death.
An Italian-American barber, Joe Thomasello, buys a sweepstakes ticket but doesn't tell his wife, Nora, as she takes a dim view of gambling in any form. The ticket turns out to be the prize winner but Joe can't find it where he hid it from Nora, as the baby in the family found it also. The frantic search leads to the family being jailed. (imdb)
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (imdb)
The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52 0f the taxes) has left for Paris (imdb)
A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men.
As irascible captain Helquist pilots his boat along the Atlantic, an assortment of subplots involving a vast array of characters play themselves out. Among the passengers are bond-thief Checkettand his girlfriend Janet Grayson, private detective Schulte, "fallen woman" Mrs. Jeddock, and her unforgiving husband... (Answers.com)
In a hopeful effort to evade gangster Legs Caffey, chorus girl Letty Morris hops a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles--with Legs close on her heels. Along the way the bus picks up escaped convict Paul Porter, who quickly allies himself with Letty. With the police in hot pursuit and Legs monitoring his every move with Letty, Paul is running out of both time and ideas. (imdb)
A rich and famous singer disguises himself as a waiter in order to be near the woman he loves, a European princess. | (imdb)
An actor is jealous of his wife's stardom.
Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then the Days 'rediscover' Jerry's young daughter Pennie, who has been living with his rich deceased wife's family... (imdb)
Young Christina ascends to the Swedish throne at age 5. While she is queen, Sweden becomes a dominant European power at the end of the Thirty Years War. (imdb)
A racy story of Myrna, who arrives in Cairo to meet her fiance. She attracts the attention of Ramon, a conniving Arab guide who enchants rich women tourists in order to take advantage of them. She falls under his spell, and he turns out to be more than he seems. (imdb)