The Sicilian Checkmate

The Sicilian Checkmate 1972

Taking place almost entirely during a murder trial, the film details in significant detail the deep roots sunk by organised crime into the business and political life of Sicily.

Woman Trap

Woman Trap 1929

In Woman Trap, Hal Skelly is hard-bitten police sergeant Dan Malone, whose mission in life is to rid his community of gangsters. The revelation that Dan's own brother Ray (Chester Morris) is the secret head of all local criminal activities does not weaken Dan's resolve in the least. The barely relevant title is a reference to "heroine" Kitty Evans (Evelyn Brent), the wife of a minor gang functionary. Screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz, presumably on a dare, makes a brief appearance as a crime reporter.

Chasing Cain II: Face

Chasing Cain II: Face 2002

Two homicide detectives investigate the murder of a popular Jamaican woman, who seems to have lived in two separate worlds. Although there are no witnesses, no clues and police resources are going towards another higher-profile murder, the detectives doggedly track down people who knew the victim until they finally break the case. This edgy and intense film shows how homicide detectives go about their work in an ethnically diverse, multicultural city.

The Night Won't Talk

The Night Won't Talk 1952

When a beautiful young artist's model is strangled in her bed, Scotland Yard find themselves with three suspects -- her sinister ex-husband (Elwyn Brook-Jones), a sexually disturbed artist (Ballard Berkeley) and her violent new boyfriend (John Bailey), who is prone to unexplained blackouts.To catch the killer, the police must set a dangerous trap with the aid of a famous sculptress (Hy Hazell).

I'm A Stranger

I'm A Stranger 1952

When his grandfather dies, George Westcott (Patrick Doonan) returns home from India to collect his inheritance -- only to find that the will has mysteriously gone missing. As his greedy relatives try to seize the estate, George gets the help of a movie star (Greta Gynt), a window cleaner (James Hayter and a police inspector (Herbert Ross) to track down the missing will. It seems that justice will prevail -- but is George Wescott really George Wescott?

El reñidero

El reñidero 1965

When a gangster is murdered, the victim's daughter sets out to track down her father's killer. She soon suspects her friend and her own mother may have been involved in the murder plot, in this heavy-handed and tragic crime drama.

Delayed Action

Delayed Action 1954

Robert Ayres plays a moody author with a suicide complex. Ayres' melancholia plays right into the hands of a gang of thieves. For a lofty fee, they convince the author to confess to their crimes and then kill himself. Yes, you're way ahead of us: Ayres has a change of heart and decides that he loves life. Delayed Action was produced by Robert Baker and Monty Berman, the men behind the popular 1960s TV adventure series The Saint.

9413

9413 1998

In his directorial debut, Francis Ng Chun-Yu essays Smash Head, an emotionally bankrupt cop who began his downward spiral when he accidentally killed a hostage during a shootout.

Chinese Boxes

Chinese Boxes 1984

An American in West Berlin finds himself caught up in murder and intrigue after his associate is killed and a diplomat's daughter is found dead in his room.

Amazons

Amazons 1984

A cult of descendants of the Amazons plot to take control of mankind, but an inquisitive doctor might uncover their plans.

The Man From Cairo

The Man From Cairo 1953

"The Man from Cairo", a Michaeldavid production for distribution by Lippert, with Ray Enright the only credited director on the film print, finds Mike Canelli, the man from Cairo, nosing around Algiers with mystery surrounding the people he meets and the things he does and has done to him, all deriving from the war-time theft of $100,000,000 in gold which lies somewhere in the adjacent desert. People representing many nationalities and reasons are also seeking the gold. It boils down to a battle between Canelli and the original looter aboard a speeding train.

Exklusiv

Exklusiv 1999

The wife of the publisher of the tabloid newspaper EXKLUSIV is shot in front of the editors building. The journaIist Mike Baertschi, employee of EXKLUSlV and his photographer Bernhard Kauter are witnesses of this attack.

Chasing Cain

Chasing Cain 2001

A brutal drive-by shooting of a Croatian woman who works at an abortion clinic sends two homicide detectives out onto the streets of one of the world's most culturally diverse cities. Their first suspect has ties to the pro-life movement. But a sudden turn of events, a fresh trail of clues and a suicide attempt by the victim's Serbian husband lead the detectives into the impenetrable world of Balkan politics and prejudices. As they hunt for the killer, they uncover an ethnic war between Croatians and Serbians amid the urban backdrop of downtown Toronto.

Redemption

Redemption 1959

A psychopathic rapist is contained by two young farmers, one of whom is involved with the police and, while he protects a threatened young girl, finds the 'redemption'.

Strange Encounter

Strange Encounter 1958

Tormented and scared girl escapes from being hit at night on a barren road. The driver rescues and shelters her in a mansion belonging to his mistress. Discovers that she is running away from a psychotic husband, and due to the gracious assistance, falls madly in love with her. When the caretaker of the mansion discovers a ransom offered for who find the young woman, he tells her whereabouts to the husband, who ruthlessly pursues their victim.

His Wife's Habit

His Wife's Habit 1970

A wretched piece about a promiscuous woman, Darcy, who has affairs with every man she meets, including her daughter's boy friend. She is terrorized by a motel parking attendant, Grapes, who chases her and one of her lovers on his motorcycle. The lover is killed but Darcy lives. Grapes and his psychotic friend, Anthony, continue harassing Darcy and her daughter, Hart. The two women are attacked but the police arrive and kill Grapes and Anthony.