|Charade 1963 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Ned Glass, Jacques Marin, Paul Bonifas, Dominique Minot, Thomas Chelimsky, Gregoire Aslan, Monte Landis
Audrey Hepburn stars as widow Regina "Reggie" Lampert fleeing from criminals and government agents who are after the $25,000 her murdered spouse supposedly pilfered during World War II. Cary Grant plays the love interest Peter Joshua who isn't who he pretends to be in this comedy/mystery.
|Darling Lili 1970 G, 139 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Jeremy Kemp, Michael Witney, Lance Percival, Jacques Marin, Andre Maranne, Niall MacGinnis, Vernon Dobtcheff, Gloria Paul, Bernard Kay, Doreen Keogh, Carl Duering, Laurie Main, Louis Mercier
This story about World War I espionage features Julie Andrews in the role of Lili. Posing as a British music hall singer, Lili is really a German spy whose assignment is to uncover enemy plans. Her mission is jeopardized when she falls in love with handsome American pilot, Major William Larrabee (Rock Hudson), and, as a result, she puts both of their lives in danger when William realizes her secret but does not tell the authorities.
|Forbidden Games 1952 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Rene Clement
Cast: Brigitte Fossey, Georges Poujouly, Lucien Hubert, Suzanne Courtal, Amedee, Laurence Badie, Jacques Marin, Pierre Merovee, Madeleine Barbulee, Denise Peronne, Louis Sainteve, Andre Wasley, Violette Monier, Fernande Roy
This psychological study of the effects of war on children revolves around a five-year-old French girl, Paulette (Brigitte Fossey), who witnesses the killing of her parents and pet dog by German soldiers during World War II. Eleven-year-old Michel Dolle (Georges Poujouly) brings Paulette to his family home, and the two children create a pet cemetery for animals killed in the war. They steal crosses from a nearby human cemetery to mark the animals' graves. Michel's parents are too busy with their own lives to notice what the children are doing in this story of how war causes children to find unique ways to deal with it. The film won an Honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
|Gigot 1962 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: Gene Kelly
Cast: Jackie Gleason, Katherine Kath, Gabrielle Dorziat, Jean Lafebvre, Albert Remy, Yvonne Constant, Jacques Marin
Gigot (Jackie Gleason) is a deaf-mute custodian who barely earns enough for his own subsistence, but he comes to the aid of a prostitute and her little girl. 6 User Reviews
|Amazing||Michae 07/05/2012 |
| I saw this movie when I was 3 and I still remember this movie. I cried when I saw this movie. I am a film maker and this movie has never left my memories. I would love to have a copy of this movie. When I found out that Gene Kelley was the director I was even more floored. Just an amazing movie. I will never forget this movie.|
| 06/17/2012 |
| An excellent movie. As in the other reviews, any movie that after 40 years still brings back such strong endorsements, should easily qualify Gigot as a classic. I wish TCM would show it.|
|Bluecoyote 02/19/2012 |
| I always thought of Jackie Gleason as a very good comic and when I saw this movie in school I first thought we were going to see a comedy. Was I wrong. To this day some 40 years later the film still strikes me hard. It was embarrassing to cry in school. I will always remember this movie.|
|mrscokelady 08/18/2011 |
| Loved this movie but could not remember the name of it. So I am glad I finally looked it up on GOOGLE.|
|A classic||yanki161 12/21/2010 |
| I agree very much with the first reviewer. It has been many years and I, too, am a devoted fan and would love to see it again. I remember it as one of the saddest stories I've ever seen and quite profound. While I have always enjoyed and laughed at his Poor Soul routine on his show, in the movie, as Gigot, he is not going for laughs. The scene I recall most is with the little girl on the carousel and he is so concerned about her. He is running around the carousel trying to keep up with her and falling over many times. Everyone is laughing at him and to some it might seem like slap stick but that was the saddest of all the moments for me. Almost too painful to watch. Maybe the plot line would seem hokey by today's standards. Probably the critics would say he is unrealistic and sappy. I can't think of any other actor or character that could have better portrayed Gigot than Gleason. I think the whole character of Gigot, someone so innocent, simple and good, so well captured and performed by Gleason, just wouldn't be believable or palatable to today's audience. I remember it as a 9 but, for fear of the aforementioned, I gave it a 7.|
|A tribute to Jackie Gleason||1fatts 03/14/2007 |
| I have not seen the film in forty years, and my memory of it is no doubt flawed.|
Perhaps if I saw it now, as a more expreinced, far more aged man, I might find the plot forced and the acting hammy. I certainly remember that there was maore slapstick for slapstick's sake than I thought called for, even way back then.
But Jackie Gleason broke my heart. The scene of the mute trying to explain God to the little girl is still somewhere in my mind as a kind of icon of decency, frustrated in its inability to communicate.
I grew up with the Jackie Gleason Show, and his work in The Hustler and Requiem for a Heavyweight demonstrated how fine a seriious actor lay beneath the surface of Ralph Kramden and the Poor Soul. Gigot is not a great film, but it is memorable for Gleason's work. And as his "silent film", it is unique.
|Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo 1977 G, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Comedy / Romance
Director: Vincent McEveety
Cast: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin, Roy Kinnear, Bernard Fox, Eric Braeden, Xavier Saint-Macary, Alan Caillou, Mike Kulcsar, Francois Lalande, Laurie Main, Johnny Haymer, Stanley Brock, Gerard Jugnot
Herbie's original driver from "The Love Bug," Jim Douglas (Dean Jones), is once again Herbie's driver. This time, they are ready to participate in a Monte Carlo road rally when thieves hide stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank. Meanwhile, Herbie falls in love with a Lancia sports car driven by Diane Darcy (Julie Sommars). And now the fun begins when Herbie, as only Herbie can, foils the crooks and just might win the race as well.
|How to Steal a Million 1966 N/R, 127 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith, Charles Boyer, Fernand Gravey, Marcel Dalio, Jacques Marin, Moustache, Roger Treville, Edward Malin, Bert Bertram, Reme Longa, Georg Stanford Brown, Louise Chevalier
Simon Dermott (Peter O'Toole) is hired by Nicole (Audrey Hepburn) to steal a fake statue that her father, Bonnet (Hugh Griffith) had inadvertently donated to a museum before it is discovered that he is an art forger. Nicole believes that Simon is a burglar, but he is really a detective, and, entranced by Nicole who is engaged to American art collector Davis Leland (Eli Wallach), he agrees. The statue is stolen, and Simon gives it to Davis with instructions to leave Nicole and take the statue home. Davis agrees, and Nicole and Simon now have each other.
|The Island at the Top of the World 1974 G, 95 min.|
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: David Hartman, Donald Sinden, Jacques Marin, Mako, David Gwillim, Agneta Eckemyr, Gunnar Ohlund, Lasse Kolstad, Erik Silju, Rolf Soder
An expedition to uncharted areas of the Arctic to search for his long lost son is formed by Sir Anthony Ross (Donald Sinden). The group finds a mysterious valley that harbors a Viking settlement, and the Vikings do not want to have their secret place discovered by others. Beautiful scenery enhances this Disney adventure
|Lost Command 1966 N/R, 129 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Romance
Director: Mark Robson
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michele Morgan, Maurice Ronet, Claudia Cardinale, Gregoire Aslan, Jean Servais, Burt Kwouk, Jacques Marin, Maurice Sarfati, Jean-Claude Bercq, Gordon Heath, George Rigaud
Set during World War II, this is the story of French paratroopers and their exploits in French-Algerian guerilla warfare. Their leader, Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy (Anthony Quinn), has worked his way up through the ranks and now molds his recruits into a fighting unit. But, there are deserters–including his assistant Esclavier (Alain Delon) who is frustrated with the war and Lt. Ben Mahidi (George Segal) who joins the rebels. Along the way, Raspeguy becomes romantically involved with Countess De Clairefons (Michele Morgan) who promises to marry him if he attains the rank of General. Romance and violence are part of this war story.
|Mam'zelle Pigalle 1956 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Comedy
aka: Naughty Girl
That Naughty Girl
Director: Michel Boisrond
Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Jean Bretonniere, Francoise Fabian, Mischa Auer, Raymond Bussieres, Madeleine Lambert, Bernard Lancret, Michel Serrault, Jacques Marin, Jean Poiret
A nightclub owner (Bernard Lancret) makes himself scarce when his nightclub is suspected of being home to a counterfeit ring. He asks his club singer, Jean (Jean Bretonniere), to watch after his daughter Brigitte (Brigitte Bardot) during his absence. Thus begins a series of escapades for the two as Brigitte and Jean get into one scrape after another.
|S*P*Y*S 1974 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Zouzou, Joss Ackland, Kenneth Griffith, Vladek Sheybal, Kenneth J. Warren, Yuri Borienko, Michael Petrovitch, Pierre Oudrey, Jacques Marin, Shane Rimmer, George Pravda, Nigel Hawthorne, Andy Ho
In this satire on the espionage world, CIA agents Griff (Elliott Gould) and Bruland (Donald Sutherland) have repeatedly bumbled their assignments. Their ineptness results in them being targeted for elimination not only by the KGB but by the CIA as well.
|Tiara Tahiti 1962 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Cast: James Mason, John Mills, Claude Dauphin, Herbert Lom, Roy Kinnear, Jacques Marin, Peter Barkworth, Gary Cockrell, Rosenda Monteros, Libby Morris
Brett Aimsley (James Mason) and Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Southey (John Mills) compete with each other in all phases of their lives.
|The Train 1964 N/R, 133 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Simon, Suzanne Flon, Wolfgang Preiss, Paul Bonifas, Albert Remy, Jacques Marin, Howard Vernon, Charles Millot, Richard Munch, Jean Bouchaud, Donald O'Brien, Jean-Pierre Zola
During World War II, Col. Franz von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) orders that art works at the Jeu de Paume Museum be moved to Nazi Germany. In an effort to save the priceless works of art, the head of the museum (Suzanne Flon) convinces railway official and member of the French Resistance Labiche (Burt Lancaster) to delay the train's departure until after the Allied Forces arrive. Using sabotage and deception, Labiche and his colleagues try to find a way to delay the train.
|1. Charade (1963)|
2. Darling Lili (1970)
3. Forbidden Games (1952)
4. Gigot (1962)
5. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
6. How to Steal a Million (1966)
7. The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
8. Lost Command (1966)
9. Mam'zelle Pigalle (1956)
aka: Naughty Girl
aka: That Naughty Girl
10. The Night of the Following Day (1969)
11. S*P*Y*S (1974)
12. Tiara Tahiti (1962)
13. The Train (1964)
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