|The Blue Angel 1959 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Curd Jurgens, May Britt, Theodore Bikel, John Banner, Ludwig Stossel, Fabrizio Mioni, Wolfe Barzell, Ina Anders, Edit Angold, John Bleifer, Del Erickson, Ken Walken, Paul von Schreiber, Richard Tyler, Voytek Dolinski
This remake of the 1930's original "Blue Angel" again tells the story of Professor Immanuel Rath (Curd Jurgens), "The Blue Angel," who becomes obsessed with Lola-Lola (May Britt) and, despite warnings from his freinds, he marries her. It doesn't take long for him to realize that he made a mistake, and tragedy ensues.
|Girl Happy 1965 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Boris Sagal
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby, Joby Baker, Mary Ann Mobley, Jackie Coogan, Chris Noel, Nita Talbot, John Fiedler, Fabrizio Mioni, Jimmy Hawkins, Peter Brooks, Lyn Edgington, Gail Gilmore
Rusty Wells (Elvis Presley) leads a rock 'n' roll group that works for Chicago crime boss Big Frank (Harold Stone) who sends them to work in a Fort Lauderdale nightclub entertaining college students during Spring Break. Big Frank's reason for sending them to Florida is so that Rusty will watch over his daughter Valerie (Shelley Fabares) who is vacationing there. Rusty and Valerie fall in love, but Valerie drops him when she learns of her father's involvement. Then, Valerie gets involved with an Italian playboy (Fabrizio Mioni), goes on a drunken spree, and ends up in jail. But, by story's end, Rusty and Valerie are happily reunited. Songs include "Girl Happy," "Cross My Heart and Hope to Die," "Spring Fever," and "Startin' Tonight."
|Hercules 1957 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Adventure / Action / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Pietro Francisci
Cast: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici, Mimmo Palmara, Lidia Alfonsi, Gina Rovere, Gabriele Antonini, Aldo Fiorelli, Andrea Fantasia, Luciana paluzzi, Alfo Poli, Gian Paolo Rosmino, Willi Colombini
This Italian-made film started a series of he-man fantasies when it was brought to the U.S. and, through good marketing, was a hit. Former Mr. Universe Steve Reeves plays Hercules of mythology in the retelling of "Jason and the Golden Fleece." The superhero Hercules must succeed in a series of difficult quests in order to win the fair (and scantily clad) maiden, Iole (Sylva Koscina).
|The Secret War of Harry Frigg 1968 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jack Smight
Cast: Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Tom Bosley, Andrew Duggan, John Williams, Vito Scotti, James Gregory, Charles Gray, Fabrizio Mioni, Werner Peters, Jacques Roux, Johnny Haymer, Norman Fell, Buck Henry, Horst Ebersberg
In this comedy, set during World War II, five Allied generals (Tom Bosley, Andrew Duggan, Charles Gray, John Williams, and Jacques Roux) have been captured. Lowly Army private Harry Frigg (Paul Newman) is promoted to the rank of Major General and given orders to rescue them–a task that is not exactly within Frigg's abilities.
|1. The Blue Angel (1959)|
2. Girl Happy (1965)
3. Hercules (1957)
4. The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
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