Teenpage punk-hoodlums, Rick Braden, “Allie” Allison and “BeeJay” Phillips, steal a car and embark on a tragic joyride. While cruising around they run another car into a ditch, strike down a woman pedestrian, and then assault Valarie Whitman and beat up her boyfriend, Jerry Coltrin. Valarie’s parents demand immediate action on the part of the police but that is hindered when the thugs threaten further harm to Valarie and Jerry.
Category: Film Noir
The disaffected wife of a failed civil servant, is thrilled to re-encounter Octavio, a former lover who is now a union activist on the run from a corrupt politician. Hoping to help him, she descends into the Mexican underworld, where she finds a purpose-and a thrill-missing from her married life.
On trial for murder, Larry Ballentine regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders with other women while his rich, loving wife Greta tries to keep him in line. According to Larry, his girlfriend Verna dies accidentally in a car crash and his distraught wife tosses herself over a cliff after he runs out on her. The jury has a tough decision on this one.
Roy Turner, a mental patient with a violent past, is prematurely released from the ward due to overcrowding. The doctors tell him to avoid stressful situations. Realizing that he can’t handle the pressures of big-city life he moves into a beachside motel in a small coastal town. There he falls in love with Susan Mayes, the daughter of the motel’s owner. But when her father discovers that he is a mental patient he threatens Turner to have him recommitted unless he leaves his daughter alone.
Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious “black dossier”.
Governess Elizabeth Howard fears that David, both her widowed employer and the man she loves, could be the strangler that’s stalking women in the small New England town where they live. So does the police. His little son Barnaby knows who the killer is but won’t tell. Elizabeth becomes convinced that the killer is now stalking her as well.
The leader of a gang of jewel thieves in Algiers is wanted by the authorities in his native France. A detective is sent to lure the gang member out of the country.
Reichau, a former army captain, is back in France after serving three years in prison for belonging to the OAS (Secret Armed Organization), a dissident paramilitary group during the Algerian War. Marked by his past, he does not believe in the values of his country any more. At a loss to know what to do with his life, he agrees one day to take part in a heist set up by Pierre, a pilot, the very man who gave him away in Oran. The operation, in which Yo, a gorgeous woman, participates, consists in stealing a bag containing 55 million francs during a Paris-Bordeaux flight.