A businessman comes into conflict with a gangster when he refuses to allow drugs to be sold through his restaurant.
Chief of Police Rui, a happily married man of principles, is in charge of investigating Joana, a teacher who's accused of political crimes. After some false starts, he manages to arrest her, but is startled to learn that she's also a nun. The revelation doesn't alter the natural course of events: he must torture her in order to obtain a confession, and gets increasingly attracted to her.
Betrayed by his girl and best friend, thief Harry Chapman (Lee Van Cleef) takes the fall for a racetrack robbery. While in prison, he is offered a chance to participate in an escape plan. What he doesn't know is that once he is on the outside, the group responsible for the prison break has Harry in their debt and they use him as a hit-man. Naturally, he grows tired of the job and splits because he is hellbent on getting revenge on the former partners. So the mob puts young hit-man Luc (Robert Widmark) on Harry's trail.
An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
In this thriller, an American schoolteacher visits St. Petersburg, Russia and ends up entangled in a deadly plot to steal a valuable artifact.
Wealthy and influential Hindurao Dhonde Patil finds a homeless drunk, brings him home, looks after him, feeds him, finds a room for him, gets him employed, calls him Master, and even finds a woman to look after him. In return, this male steals from Hindurao, is apprehended by the local police, but Hindurao pays for his bail. Hindurao is forced to make a final decision about him after he finds out that Master has been inquiring about a missing army officer named Maruti Kamble.
A woman finds brief respite from the selfishness of her husband with a young doctor, and their mutual attraction is rekindled by a chance meeting at a concert.
A spoof of Sherlock Holmes who was quite popular at the time. Directed by Alice Guy-Blache for Solax Film Company.
In a desolated world, a martyr is steered by a man giving orders from a control room. His henchmen torture the resistance fighter. Are the parts played by victim and hangman defined as clearly as it seems? Ange Leccia offers a political reflection about the power of images and their manipulative force. —ubu.com
One man buries another man alive. Oddly, the man being buried alive is calm, whilst the man doing the burying is anxious even though he is in the position of power. It is an exploration of faith versus fear.
Larry's absurdly plush life of ease as a convict comes to an end when his sentence is up. Tossed out, he tries several ways, including a stickup to get back in the comfortable jail. Exchanging clothes with a lookalike escaped prisoner, he goes back, only to find he's to be hung. Now desperate to leave again, he joins other cons in a jailbreak.
Based on the spaghetti westerns of the 70's and Film Noir of the 50's but set in today's times, Virgil is a gun for hire for the mysterious Boss. He visits The Man to collect information for The Boss that only 3 men have. The first 2 are dead.
Larry going investigating an Oriental opium den. And opium is to Larry what spinach is for Popeye!
Ambrose C. Park, left on a park bench as an infant with an impulsive need to find his parents, is an assistant to a diamond cutter. Shyster lawyer Remlick, in a strategy to get a fabulous uncut diamond through Ambrose, arranges for Emily Drummon, Duke Fargoh and Maggie Drummon to pose as Ambrose's long-lost parents and sister. The diamond, through many comic situations, is acquired and the gang is going to have Ambrose cut the diamond, and relieve him of the two stones and his parental illusions at the same time. But Maggie, who has no taste for the deception, tips Ambrose off and a wild chase ensues. At the end, Ambrose is very happy as he can now marry his "sister."
A reporter's marriage is jeopardized by his drinking and he finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.
Show girl Jill Deverne is married to song writer Fred Deverne, and everyone is involved in the Broadway night life and endless parties. Jill is being pursued by a gangster, and she leaves her husband after he spends the night with a floozie. Jill ends up as the gangster's moll, but she soon gets tired of the lifestyle.
Fourteen years after he was blinded in a WWII concentration camp, a Canadian perfume executive travels to London on business and recognizes the voice of the traitor who betrayed him and his fellow prisoners to the Germans.