Newly-elected reform Mayor Jones celebrates his victory over the crooked political machine with a party at Earl Carroll’s night club. Steve Kalkus, the defeated racketeer-politician, has Earl Carroll and several of his acts kidnapped, figuring the kidnapping coup will cause Jones to be laughed out of office. In Carroll’s absence his assistant, Ramona Lisa, and his press agent, Barney Nelson put on the show themselves with the remaining talent, the chorus girls and also pressing into the entertainment cigarette girls, cloakroom girls, the doorman and others including oil heiresses Brenda Gusher and Cobina Gusher.
Month: April 2022
This little-seen gem by John Ford tells the story of a thoroughbred largely through the point of view of the horse, who casts her animal gaze on the troubled family of Southern aristocrats who own, sell, and eventually reclaim her, as her colt becomes a futurity winner.
This melodrama has Thelma and Jess, two Americans who move into a down-at-the-heels Paris neighborhood. The couple is still suffering from the loss of their only son in an automobile accident that happened some time in the distant past. Thelma tends to drown her sorrows in alcohol, while Jess is introspected and morose. After they hire a maid to help out with the housework, she falls for the taciturn Jess. Her interest seems to be only a simple attraction, yet appearances, as it turns out, are deceiving.
Harry Johnson’s aunt is a rich eccentric with an extensive collection of military memorabilia, who also happens to be in a fight with the IRS. When she dies of a heart attack, Harry blames her death on the IRS and takes up the fight himself. As Harry’s cause gains attention and supporters, the ‘war’ soon escalates into a full-scale seige with Harry right in the center.
A witty, feature-length drama documentary in which Marcel Duchamp, who once compared his own mind to that of a master criminal, is investigated by Sherlock Holmes. Holmes comes out of retirement, and with the assistance of Dr. Watson, proceeds to delve into the mystery of Duchamp’s major work, the once notorious Large Glass (The Bride Stripped Bare by the Bachelors, even) 1915-23.
In the small fishing towns of Ghana the photographer’s studio is the place to go and get “snapped”. Here you can wear the latest fashion or pose in a grand setting with a long lost friend. So everybody will remember you at your best and later the photograph might be used to help create a cement tomb sculpture or a life-size painting on your grave. The studio is an essential part of people’s life and reputation.
On their honeymoon, Lenny’s new bride develops a severe sunburn and has to spend three days in their room — which is fine with him because he’s beginning to find her little idiosyncrasies maddening. In fact, Lenny is starting to feel his marriage may be a mistake. Then, when he hits the beach alone he meets a beautiful college student, Kelly Corcoran, and falls head over heels. He is sure this is the “real thing.” There’s just one problem…he’s a newlywed!
The first feature by Andrzej Żuławski immediately established his emotionally charged, fast-and-furious style. Drawing from the biography of his father, particularly his experiences in Nazi German-occupied Poland, the film follows a fugitive whose reality implodes when he witnesses the murders of his family, propelling him into a nightmarish world filled with doppelgängers, fluid identities, pervasive dread, and an enigmatic Nazi vaccine laboratory. In all its fantastic and macabre glory, The Third Part of the Night is a delirious portrayal of the chaos wrought upon the psyche by the horrors of war, and one of the most remarkable directorial debuts of all time.