Marshal Rocky Lane learns of a plan to obstruct the promotion of natural gas in his town. Bud Galloway, head of Jeff Chadwick’s ranch, who has just been released from prison, is the ringleader of the gang that fights against the gas company, led by Joanne Collier. Galloway tampers with the gas line and kills an old man, with Chadwick being blamed.
Liz Erickson is an energetic young woman who is eagerly approaching her freshman year in college. But once on campus, she soon discovers the gritty reality of college life. From crass comments by male classmates to the cruel hazing rituals of the school’s sororities, Liz is shocked by the behavior of her fellow students. She finds solace in her burgeoning friendship with noble World War II veteran Joe Blake, who is attending college thanks to the GI Bill.
Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium. After the government finds out about this, the armed forces storm onto the farm in a frantic search for the duck responsible.
In 1959, Peter Weiss made his first feature length film, Hägringen, with Staffan Lamm and Gunilla Palmstierna in leading roles. The script to the rather experimental film is based on the novel Document I which he had published in Swedish in 1949 on his own initiative. The film shows the encounter of a young man with a large city that is yet unknown to him. His passage, accompanied by often surrealistic and absurd impressions, turns into a tour-de-force through various urban milieus.
This was the first of a trilogy of films that director Rodríguez filmed to exalt the box office figure of Villa. Narrated in the form of independent episodes, it has seven segments of which the last one is the longest and narrates the love that a singer named Jesusita feels for the bold, but married, general. Between the episodes the loyalty of the man is shown, the sense of justice, his hypocritical heresy and the aspect of a womanizer and conqueror.
Tunis, 1943. Battle-weary troops of Company C have orders to occupy a derelict Tunisian farmhouse. They are to establish an artillery observation post, reporting on enemy movements before the imminent offensive to liberate Tunis. However German infantrymen discover their operations. The ensuing battle for control of this small piece of land will decide who controls Tunis but more critically, the victors in the battle of democracy versus fascism.
Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacqueline Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline.
In the small variety company of the Cavaliere Martoni, three chorus girls in search of fortune must decide their fate: Vera marries an industrialist, even if she doesn’t love him; Franca contracts a happy marriage; only Margherita becomes a star of the show.