Gambling syndicate sets out to invade the stock car racing field. Publicity man tries to cause a feud between two racing friends for the sake of the publicity.
Take a Chance was based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, though only one of the original songs, Eadie Was a Lady, has been retained. The thinnish plot involves the misadventures of a pair of pickpockets, played on Broadway by Jack Haley and Sid Silvers and on film by James Dunn and Cliff “Ukelele Ike” Edwards. Tired of fleecing the suckers in a travelling carnival, our heroes head to Broadway, where they get mixed up with gangsters.
The true story of May Lemke and her son Leslie. May is a middle-aged nurse and mother of grown children, who, along with her husband, agrees to take in an abandoned baby boy with mental and physical handicaps. Leslie is blind and brain-damaged, but May patiently teaches him how to eat, walk, and talk. Leslie shows an interest in music, but it isn’t until he is a teenager that his special ability reveals itself. He sits down at a piano and begins to play a classical piece he heard on TV, amazing everyone.
Based on a true story, A House Divided: Denmark Vesey’s Rebellion was filmed where it happened, in Charleston South Carolina. Yaphet Kotto plays Vesey, a former slave who has bought his freedom and is working as a carpenter. In 1822, Vessey organizes a slave rebellion in Charleston. Planning to hijack a ship and sail for Santo Domingo, he is fully aware that blood will be shed, but he and his followers are willing to die on their feet rather than live on their knees.
A family of gnomes preparing for the wedding of their oldest son must engage in a battle of wits with an enemy family of vicious trolls.
A man’s strange obsession with dirt starts as a childhood game, but eventually manifests itself on a most surreal level. The dark humor, expressionistic images create an allegory for individuality and self-sufficiency, in this off-beat ecological parable.
Humorous and sublime, the ultimate Xerox fetish film. All of the film’s images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopying machine to generate sequential pictures of hands, faces, and other body parts.
Police Sergeant Tom Valens kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected doctor with no criminal record and the man’s gun cannot be found, and the Sergeant is charged with manslaughter. The Sergeant works to clear his name and determine where the gun went and why the doctor was there at all.