61*: Summer, 1961: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle are on pace to break the most hallowed record in U.S. sports, Babe Ruths single-season 60 home runs. Its a big story, and the intense, plain-spoken Maris is the bad guy: sports writers bait him and minimize his talent, fans cheer Mantle, the leagues golden boy, and baseballs commissioner announces that Ruths record stands unless its broken within 154 games. Any record set after 154 games of the new 162-game schedule will have an asterisk. The film follows the boys of summer, on and off the field: their friendship, the stresses on Maris, his frustration with the negative attention, and his desire to play well, win, and go home.
The Biscuit Eater
The Biscuit Eater: In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia boys ignore their racial differences to team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a fence-jumping contest.
The Wild Women of Wongo
The Wild Women of Wongo: On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men...
The Scarface Mob
The Scarface Mob: Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison.
Hollywood or Bust
Hollywood or Bust: The last movie with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming that he won it too. Trying to steal the car, Steve tells Malcolm that he lives in Hollywood, next to Anita Ekbergs. When Malcom hears that, they both set out for Hollywood and the adventure begins...
Walk the Proud Land
Walk the Proud Land: Indian Agent sent to try new approach to peace with Apaches based on respect for automomy rather than submission to Army. Wins over reservation chiefs and the Indian widow (Bancroft) given to him as housekeeper. Through use of diplomacy and demonstrations of faith in Apache leaders, reservation is put on the road to automomy. Conflicts arise between Apache widow and Eastern wife but latter has a lot to learn.
Money from Home
Money from Home: Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob hell fix a horse, so that it does not run...
Die pikanten Jahre einer Frau
Die pikanten Jahre einer Frau: Playwright Stanley Krown has a terrific new play. Its got a great part for reigning Broadway star Beatrice Page, and a young actress named Sally Carver will do just about anything to get the ingénue lead. The problem is that Beatrice doesnt want the great role written for her. She wants the ingénue role, something she could have played wonderfully -- when she was twenty years younger.