|Barry Lyndon 1975 PG, 183 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Leonard Rossiter, Godfrey Quigley, Andre Morell, Arthur O'Sullivan, Marie Kean, Diana Korner, Philip Stone, Frank Middlemass, Murray Melvin
What develops when young Irishman Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal) is tricked into leaving home and goes off to seek his fortune at the hands of a number of unsavory characters is the theme of this film. John Alcott's photography makes this movie worth watching. The film received four Oscars as well as receiving nominations for Best Picture, Director, and Writing.
|The Battle of Neretva 1969 G, 102 min.|
Director: Veljko Bulajic
Cast: Yul Brynner, Curd Jurgens, Sergei Bondarchuk, Orson Welles, Hardy Kruger, Sylva Koscina, Franco Nero, Anthony Dawson, Milena Dravic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Velimir "Bata" Zivojinovic, Boris Dvornik, Oleg Vidov, Howard Ross, Lojze Rozman
The original filmed version of this movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Sadly, the effect was lost when more than 60 minutes of celluloid was deleted from the American reproduction. While the plot now appears confused, it is the story of the Nazis' brutal invasion of Yugoslavia in 1943.
|A Bridge Too Far 1977 PG, 175 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Laurence Olivier, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Edward Fox, Hardy Kruger, Ryan O'Neal, Liv Ullmann, Denholm Elliott
This is a detailed examination of the logistical complications behind World War II's failed "Operation Market-Garden" that dropped Allied troops behind enemy lines in preparation for battle. The plan involves British Major General Robert Urquhart (Sean Connery) and American Brigadier General James Gavin (Ryan O'Neal) leading paratroopers on a mission to take over a road and five bridges through Holland to Germany. Meanwhile, Lt. Col. John Frost (Anthony Hopkins) will hold the critical bridge at Amhem so that British Gen. Brian Horrocks (Edward Fox) and Lt. Col. Joe Vandeleur (Michael Caine) will be able to lead troops across the bridge. However, plans go awry, and the mission turns into a disaster.
|The Flight of the Phoenix 1966 N/R, 147 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Kruger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Gabriele Tinti, Alex Montoya, Peter Bravos, William Aldrich, Barrie Chase
James Stewart plays the pilot of an airplane that crashes in the Sahara Desert. The only hope for the survivors comes from a model-plane designer Heinrich Dorfmann (Hardy Kruger).
|Hatari! 1962 N/R, 159 min.|
Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: John Wayne, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, Gerard Blain, Red Buttons, Bruce Cabot, Eduard Franz, Michele Girardon, Queenie Leonard, Major Sam Harris
African adventures abound as zoo hunters on safari in Africa encounter beauty and danger on the Dark Continent as they seek new animals for America's zoos.
|The Inside Man 1984 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Mystery / Action / Thriller
Director: Tom Clegg
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Hardy Kruger, Gosta Ekman, Kare Molder, David Wilson, Celia Gregory, Lena Endre, Per Mattsson, Torsten Wahlund, Janos Hersko, Leif Ahrle, Lillemor "Lill" Lindfors, Charlie Elvegard, Jan Hermfelt, Carl-Ivar Nilsson
Based on the true story of a Soviet submarine that went aground off the coast of Sweden in 1981, CIA agent Miller (Dennis Hopper) and his aide Stig Larsson (Gosta Ekman) are sent to find laser search equipment that was carried by the submarine. But, he's not the only one looking for the equipment; other foreign agents–including Swedish Marine Thomas Kallin (Kare Molder)–are also investigating, and each has his own agenda.
|The Moon Is Blue 1953 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Otto Preminger
Cast: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully, Dawn Addams, Albert Bassermann, Fortunio Bonanova, Gregory Ratoff, Hardy Kruger, Johanna Matz
Considered risque when it was released in the 1950s, this is the story of a young woman, Polly (Maggie McNamara), who flaunts her virginity. Maggie received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
|Paper Tiger 1975 PG, 99 min.|
Director: Ken Annakin
Cast: David Niven, Toshiro Mifune, Hardy Kruger, Jeff Corey, Ivan Desny, Ronald Fraser, Ando, Irene Tsu, Miiko Taka, Patricia Donahue, Jeannine Siniscal, Kurt Christian, Eric Soh, Mika Kitagawa, Salleh Ben Joned
When an English schoolteacher (David Niven) and the Japanese ambassador's son (Ando) are kidnapped by terrorists, the tutor is able to act out his dreams of heroism.
|The Red Tent 1971 G, 121 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Cast: Sean Connery, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy Kruger, Peter Finch, Massimo Girotti, Mario Adorf, Luigi Vannucchi, Nikita Mikhalkov, Eduard Martsevich, Grigori Gaj, Nikolai Ivanov, Boris Khmelnitsky, Yuri Solomin, Yuri Vizbor, Donatas Banionis
This story about the 1928 dirigible crash includes the eventual rescue of its crew. While spending months in the Arctic waiting for rescue, the survivors' stories are told through flashbacks.
|The Secret of Santa Vittoria 1969 PG, 140 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Kruger, Sergio Franchi, Renato Rascel, Giancarlo Giannini, Eduardo Ciannelli, Valentina Cortese, Leopoldo Trieste, Patrizia Valturri, Gigi Ballista, Quinto Parmeggiani, Carlo Caprioli, Wolfgang Jansen
During World War II, Italo Bombolini (Anthony Quinn) serves as mayor of the Italian town, Santa Vittoria. Italo and his wife Rosa (Anna Magnani) own a wine shop, and when they learn that the Nazi army will be marching to their town to steal their vintage wine, Italo leads the town's residents in an effort to hide the wine. The residents work day and night to hide one million bottles of wine in a cave–a plan that ensures that the wine will not be found by the Nazis when they arrive in town. 2 User Reviews
|Took place during a serious but highly entertaining||BBRIN1 11/14/2009 |
| Saw it on Turner Classics probably a year ago|
|hugely entertaining||nectarine 10/21/2007 |
|Sundays and Cybele 1962 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Serge Bourguignon
Cast: Hardy Kruger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel, Michel de Re, Andre Oumansky, France Anglade, Bibiane Stern, Jocelyne Loiseau, Anne-Marie Coffinet, Rene Clermont, Malka Ribowska, Lisette Lebon
This film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and reflects the devastation of post-war France. Hardy Kruger plays Pierre who, after killing a child during a bombing mission, suffers from stress, and his life comes to a tragic end through a series of misunderstandings.
|The Wild Geese 1978 R, 134 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Adventure
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Roger Moore, Hardy Kruger, Stewart Granger, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Jeff Corey, Winston Ntshona, John Kani, Jack Watson, Kenneth Griffith, Barry Foster, Ronald Fraser, Ian Yule
London mercenaries Allen Faulkner (Richard Burton), Rafer Janders (Richard Harris), Shawn Fynn (Roger Moore), and Pieter Coetzee (Hardy Kruger) head for Africa to rescue deposed African president Julius Limbani (Winston Ntshona). After a crash course, they parachute into the African bush and manage to rescue Limbani–but not without casualties among the mercenary group.
|1. Barry Lyndon (1975)|
2. The Battle of Neretva (1969)
3. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
4. The Flight of the Phoenix (1966)
5. Hatari! (1962)
6. The Inside Man (1984)
7. The Moon Is Blue (1953)
8. Paper Tiger (1975)
9. The Red Tent (1971)
10. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
11. Sundays and Cybele (1962)
12. The Wild Geese (1978)
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