Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he’s gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him “the right girl”. His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s.
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When successful writer George Dunlap and his wife, Faith, discover that their marriage has lost its thrill and appeal, the two split up in search of more fulfilling relationships. As the couple tries to cope with their failing marriage and their new relationships, they must attempt to deal with their four confused young children.
Jason Cromwell is a leading TV newsman whose investigation of a bank scandal drives a wrongly accused executive to suicide and forces him to make important decisions about his life and career.
Trying to keep her head above water, New Yorker Doris accepts money for sexual favors from men who occasionally visit her apartment, a practice that bugs her neighbor, Felix, an unsuccessful writer. Felix gets her booted, but when she complains to him, he lets her bunk at his place. Reserved Felix and outlandish Doris have little in common, but as they’re forced to spend more time together, their proximity leads to an increasing mutual fondness.
After Smoke wins the Blake ranch in a poker game, Blake commits suicide and Smoke deeds the ranch to Blake’s young daughter. But the Sheriff is after the ranch and has Smoke arrested for the murder of Blake and then brings in an impostor to pose as the girl’s relative.
In this combined live-action and cartoon feature, Maurizio works with his brother at a movie-dubbing studio they own. His specialty is cartoon sound effects, and he travels all over Milan to capture special sounds on his tape recorder. While out and about, he encounters a delightfully kinky “social assistant” who is a kind of platonic love object for men with specialized sexual fixations. Maurizio is attracted to her, but after spending some time with her, he is shocked to see his hands turn into gloved cartoon hands that are outside his control.
It’s music, mayhem and fun in the sun as three aspiring rockers attempt to scare up enough money to get their instruments out of hock. To do this, they pose as women, enter a contest and find themselves competing against such acts as the Righteous Brothers, the Supremes and the Four Seasons.
A magazine editor suffers a heart attack and begins to reminisce about the happy childhood he spent with his father. The memories cause him to wonder about the family he has raised since growing up.