Duke Turnbeau has come to England, in the 1930s, as a way to improve his fortunes. For some reason, he believes that his larcenous ways will bring him prosperity in the country which at one time or another has had rulership over a large portion of the globe. While there, he meets Rosie McCratchit, a lovely Irish gal who could do with some improvement in her fortunes as well. Together, they have a series of legal, quasi-legal and definitely illegal adventures, including Duke’s cow-roping and Rosie’s response to the mud-wrestling challenge of the Amazon Lady, as well as an attempted armored-car robbery.
Five lonely men are stationed at an international oil rig in the Sahara desert. The leader of the group, the German Kramer, forms a rivalry with the newest member of the group, another German named Martin. When a car crashes into the station, the workers rescue a beautiful American, Catherine, and her jealous husband, Jimmy. Catherine plays with the affections of both Kramer and Martin, making the already tense atmosphere at the base even more strained.
A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular racehorse, but they accidentally buy the wrong horse. The horse is useless on the flat, so they decide to enter him as a jumper.
King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul’s armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. Saul’s son, and David’s best friend, Jonathan, conspires to help David, who is reluctant to fight back against his own people the Israelites.
Comedy based on the book `Rape upon Rape’, by Henry Fielding; and also `The Relapse’, by John Vanbrugh. Set in the 18th century, the story involves the love affairs of three bawdy women and three sailors.
Set in London and the Riviera, Laughter in the Dark stars Edward, a wealthy, knighted art dealer who falls hard for tartish usherette Margot. She is kept by a glorified pimp, who conspires with the girl to take Edward for everything he’s got. The art dealer is blinded in an auto accident, after which he switches emotional gears and plans to kill the girl and her keeper.
While riding a London bus, a mysterious young woman named Cenci mistakes Leonora, a middle-aged prostitute, for her recently deceased mother. Leonora, who has lost a child, accepts Cenci’s bizarre invitation to move into her mansion, live with her and act as her mother. At first, the two live happily together, but when Cenci’s stepfather, Albert, returns to the estate, Cenci’s shocking past begins to unravel.
A white boy lives in a racially divided town. The only thing he cares about is playing his drums. A popular black band from school needs a drummer and he joins them, but being colorblind in this town makes life very difficult.