Hercules and the Princess of Troy
Hercules and the Princess of Troy: Superstrong hero Hercules, aided by young Ulysses and scientific wit Diogenes, journeys to Troy, where the citys virgins are being sacrificed to a horrible sea monster. When Princess Diana, heir to the Trojan throne being held by her evil uncle Petra, is selected to become the sea monsters next victim, Hercules must battle the monster - and Petras warriors - in order to save her.
The Patsy: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.
The Disorderly Orderly
The Disorderly Orderly: When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned...
Home from the Hill
Home from the Hill: Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutts loyal employee. But Therons new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him.
Marjorie Morningstar: While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born Ehrman), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjories parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that shes much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical hed started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with 50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musicals critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noels assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjories unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
Lust for Life
Lust for Life: Vincent Van Gogh is the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships. He fails at being a preacher to coal miners. He fails in his relationships with women. He earns some respect among his fellow painters, especially Paul Gauguin, but he does not get along with them. He only manages to sell one painting in his lifetime. The one constant good in his life is his brother Theo, who is unwavering in his moral and financial support.
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Somebody Up There Likes Me: Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when hes finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has decided to start a new life. However, he is immediately drafted to the army. But they cant keep him and he goes AWOL. Rocky discovers boxing as a way of earning quick money, and is discovered as a new talent.
Patterns: The story of the fierce and corrosive competition that exists in the executive branch of Ramsey & Co., a New York industrial colossus headed by Walter Ramsey, its cold, designing and ruthless chief. It is the saga, too, of Bill Briggs, his longtime second in command, who is swayed by human as well as technological values. And, it is the case of Fred Staples, a comparatively youthful industrial engineer brought in by Ramsey to succeed Briggs. The younger mans views and sensitivities are essentially the same as Briggs. People are not merely units, they feel. But it is Ramseys calculated pattern not to fire his aging aide but to create such untenable positions that he will be forced to resign.
Hollywood-Story: Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this screen adaptation of a Clifford Odets play, Castle is pressured by his studio boss and manipulated into a potentially murderous cover-up to protect his career. An indictment of the amoral world of 50's Hollywood and its corrosive effect upon the artist.
Way of a Gaucho
Way of a Gaucho: Set in the Argentina of about 1875 in which a customary punishment for killing was a sentence to army service. A young gaucho deserts his army sentence and becomes a bandit leader and also gets his sweetheart pregnant. Seeing the futility of his ways, he takes her to a church to be married prior to surrendering himself back to the army.
The Prince Who Was a Thief
The Prince Who Was a Thief: Exciting as an Arabian Nights Adventure!
Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise: Andre Laurence accompanies his college roommate, Tenga, back to Tengas Polynesian island home. There, Andre, assumes the native life and, after many trials with the native customs and their suspicions, marries his friends sister, Kalua. Their marriage is barren of children. A final blow to Andre comes with the eruption of a volcano and islands holy man, The Kahuna, decides that the volcano can only be appeased with the sacrifice of Tenga.
The Desert Fox The Story of Rommel
The Desert Fox The Story of Rommel: This biopic follows Rommels career after the Afrika Korps, including his work on the defenses of Fortress Europe as well as his part in the assassination attempt on Hitler, and his subsequent suicide.
Sirocco: A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.
After years of pursuit, Assistant D.A. Martin Ferguson has a good case against Murder, Inc. boss Albert Mendoza. Mendoza is in jail and his lieutenant Joseph Rico is going to testify. But Rico falls to his death and Ferguson must work through the night going over everything to build the case anew.
The Men: Ex-GI Ken who as a result of a war wound is paralyzed below the waist. In the hospital back home, he passes through an initial period of depression with the help of a sympathetic Dr. Brock and his faithful fiancée Ellen. Kens bitter isolation is also overcome with the help of his fellow patients, especially the intelligent young cynic Norm, the witty Leo and serious young Angel. Soon Ken throws himself into the work rehabilitation and after a long period of physical therapy even suspects he may regain the use of his limbs. With the approval and help of the doctor, he and Ellen marry, but on their wedding night both have misgivings about the marriage: the full realization of Ellens new responsibilities frighten her and makes her more uncertain than ever, and Ken reverts to self-pity. There is a violent argument, and he goes back to the hospital. But his blazing anger finds no sympathy from his buddies, and after a surprising conversation with Dr. Brock, Ken realizes that he must return to his wife, with whom he must try to build his new life, in spite of all the attendant difficulties.
Jigsaw: When the owner of a printing shop is found dead, the District Attorney assumes that it was a suicide. But the Assistant D.A., Howard Malloy, suspects that there is a connection with an extremist political group called the Crusaders. When a journalist whose articles had attacked the Crusaders is also killed, Malloy is convinced. With help from the widow of a prominent judge, he conducts an investigation. As he does so, he meets a peculiar political boss and also an attractive night club singer, each of whom could become either a source of help or a source of danger.
Prince of Foxes
Prince of Foxes: In 1500, Duke Cesare Borgia hopes to marry his sister (widowed by poison) to the heir apparent of Ferrara, which impedes his conquest of central Italy. On this delicate mission he sends Andrea Orsini, his sisters lover and nearly as unscrupulous as himself. En route, Orsini meets Camilla Verano, wife of the count of Citta del Monte (Borgias next intended conquest); and sentiment threatens to turn him against his deadly master, whom no one betrays twice...
The Lady from Shanghai
The Lady from Shanghai: Michael OHara, against his better judgement, hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannisters yacht, sailing to San Francisco. They pick up Grisby, Bannisters law partner, en route. Bannister has a wife, Rosalie, who seems to like Michael much better than she likes her husband. After they dock in Sausalito, Michael goes along with Grisbys weird plan to fake his (Grisbys) murder so he can disappear untailed. He wants the $5000 Grisby has offered, so he can run off with Rosalie. But Grisby turns up actually murdered, and Michael gets blamed for it. Somebody set him up, but it is not clear who or how. Bannister (the actual murderer?) defends Michael in court.
Journey Into Fear
Journey Into Fear: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents, who are out to kill him. Without a word to his wife, he flees the hotel the couple is staying in and boards a ship, only to find, after the ship sails, that the agents have followed him there.