To help relieve overcrowded prison conditions, the Mesquiteers turn their ranch into a work farm. Construction Company man Beaton is hoping for a new prison contract and sets out to see that the experiment is a failure. He lures the Mesquiteers away and then has his henchman dressed as prisoners rob the local ranchers and plant the loot at the Mesquiteers ranch.
Month: May 2019
Though made in Germany, this film version of Johann Strauss’ comic opera Die Fledermaus was distributed in the U.S. by the Russian firm of Artkino. Such full-throated singing personalities as Marte Harell, Johannes Heesters, Willi Dohm and Haus Brauseweiter go through the time-honored paces of the opera’s libretto, wherein an upper-class Viennese gentleman simultaneously tries to avoid arrest and to prove his wife’s fidelity.
Three teenage boys inadvertently find themselves holding the adult world hostage in this in this wild comedy caper. When Slug, Mickey and Frank flee to a secret hideout to avoid their angry parents, they find an atomic bomb! Instead of turning it in, they call the President and demand that he… cancels school! Suddenly, the FBI is on their Trail, a pair of bumbling crooks steal the bomb, and mischievous fun turns into chaotic danger! Now the boys are in a race against time to clear their names… and save the world!
Oliveira returned to the center of Portugal’s film scene in the 1960s with Acto da Primavera, a work that marks a significant change in the director’s trajectory and that initiates some of the cinematic strategies that he would develop more fully in later films. In Acto da Primavera, Oliveira offers a version of a popular representation of the Passion of Christ, enacted by members of a rural community in northern Portugal, derived from the Auto da Paixão de Jesus Cristo (1559), by Francisco Vaz de Guimarães.
Marisa Fuentereal remembers the days of resistance in the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Cabeza. There he met Aracil, a man of extremist ideas that saved her from enemy troops, then Captain Cortés, who died in the final battle with the most defenders.
A hardened career navel officer must come to terms with adapting to civilian life with the help of a waitress that can see through his tough veneer.
Infidelity threatens to break up a marriage in this evocative feature from legendary Japanese director Mikio Naruse. Tsuma concerns the struggles of a woman who finds out that her husband is cheating on her; to avoid the stigma of a broken marriage, she decides she’ll do whatever it takes to keep him with her. Tsuma was adapted from a story by Fumiko Hayashi, who wrote about women’s cultural struggles in 1950s Japan and whose writings formed the basis for five other Naruse films.
When Carolina, the daughter of wealthy banker Georges de Saxe, is reported kidnapped, it is upsetting to him even though he knows it isn’t true. The kidnappers have taken the wrong person. The banker hires Frantz a disheveled, seedy detective to find his daughter and hide her safely away. She soon finds herself in a fantasy-land whorehouse, where all kinds of extreme perversions are routinely practiced.