rarefilmm | The Cave of Forgotten Films Posts

March 31, 2018 / Pre Code

In order to keep his lover, Maria Draga, in luxury, Captain Alex Pastitsch contracts huge debts which threaten his military career. To save Alex’s career, his superior officer, Colonel Strádimirovitsch has an idea of how to fix it.

March 31, 2018 / Comedy

A Boston school teacher fights with a group of impoverished Frenchmen for possession of an inherited château. Elizabeth Rockwell is indignant when she finds her château filled with squatters, a widower with five messy children, who have no regard for private property rights.

March 30, 2018 / Foreign
March 30, 2018 / Documentary

Born in 1910 in New York City Arthur Jacob Arshawsky better known to the world as Artie Shaw went on to become one of the best clarinetists in American music history. Brigitte Berman uses interviews with Shaw his colleagues and his last wife Evelyn Keyes to provide needed insights. These are supplemented by Shaw’s music and clips from two of the films from the late 30s in which he played himself.

March 30, 2018 / Comedy

A sailor named Albert is late for his own wedding, but a bigger problem occurs when he gets a message from the Navy saying he can’t marry for certain legal reasons. Everyone jumps to conclusions and thinks there’s another woman out there with a claim of some kind.

March 30, 2018 / Foreign
March 30, 2018 / Foreign

After Japan’s loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life. They hold one last ball at the house before leaving. The seemingly cold, cynical son secretly grieves for his defeated father and the values that the war destroyed, while the daughter tries to prevent father from taking his life and to find her own place in the new Japan

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

For more than three decades, aging Iranian Mohamad Sardari has worked as a crossing guard at a desolate train station. Through the years, Mohamad has done little to stifle the loneliness and boredom inherent in the job. Meanwhile, back at his family home, life is similarly uneventful: Mohamad’s wife passes the time sewing night and day, especially since the couple’s son left to join the army. As time passes, Mohamad mechanically continues to do his duty.