|Candlelight in Algiers 1944 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: George King
Cast: James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Walter Rilla, Raymond Lovell, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Pamela Stirling, Lea Seidl, Leslie Bradley, Meinhart Maur, Harold Berens, Hella Kurty, Michael Morel, Richard George, Paul Bonifas, Bart Norman
Fact and fiction combine in this World War II political espionage film that involves plans for a meeting of Allied leaders along the Algerian coast. British agent Alex Thurston (James Mason) is assigned to job of recovering a film showing the exact location of where Eisnehower's top aide, Gen. Mark Clark (Bart Norman), and other important Allies are planning to meet. While Thurston searches for the film in Algiers, Nazi agent Dr. Muller (Walter Rilla) trails him. But it is Thurston who–with help from American sculptress Susan Foster (Carla Lehmann) and her French friend Yvette (Pamela Stirling)–finds the film, alerts Allied officers, and saves the day.
|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.
|Cold Sweat 1970 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Charles Bronson, Liv Ullmann, James Mason, Jill Ireland, Michel Constantin, Gabriele Ferzetti, Jean Topart, Luigi Pistilli, Yannick Delulle, Paul Bonifas, Sabine Sun, Roger Mailles, Nathalie Varallo, Remo Mosconi, Dominique Crosland
Based on Richard Matheson's "Ride the Nightmare," this action film finds an American, Joe (Charles Bronson), living a peaceful life in France with his wife Fabienne (Liv Ullmann) and stepdaughter Michelle (Yannick Delulle). All goes well–until gang members Captain Ross (James Mason), Katnaga (Jean Topart), Whitey (Michel Constantin), and Faustountil (Luigi Pistilli) reappear in Joe's life and kidnap his family. Their purpose is to force Joe into drug smuggling. In turn, Joe kidnaps Ross' mistress (Jill Ireland), and battles ensue.
|Fanny 1961 N/R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Joshua Logan
Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz, Salvatore Baccaloni, Lionel Jeffries, Victor Francen, Georgette Anys, Raymond Bussieres, Joel Flateau, Paul Bonifas
Fanny (Leslie Caron) is the young love interest of Marius (Charles Boyer), but this couple must make life-changing decisions about whether or not to spend their lives together. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Actor (Boyer).
|The Green Glove 1952 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Mystery / Romance
Director: Rudolph Mate
Cast: Glenn Ford, Cedric Hardwicke, Geraldine Brooks, George Macready, Gaby Andre, Jany Holt, Paul Bonifas, Frederick O'Brady, Roger Treville, Georges Tabet, Meg Lemonnier, Jean Bretonniere, John Dehner, Roger Legris, Edmond Ardisson
Former paratrooper Michael Blake (Glenn Ford) strives to return a pilfered religious artifact–the jeweled gauntlet of St. Elizire, the Green Glove–to the French church from which it was stolen. Jewel thief Count Paul Rona (George Macready) had stolen the relic during World War II but lost it. Along the way, Blake meets tour guide Chris Kenneth (Geraldine Brooks), and they fall in love while tracking down the relic with Rona in pursuit.
|Love in the Afternoon 1957 N/R, 125 min.|
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, Van Doude, John McGiver, Lise Bourdin, Paul Bonifas, Olga Valery, The Gypsies, Guy Delorme, Minerva Pious, Moustache, Bernard Musson, Filo
Monsieur X (John McGiver) hires Parisian private eye Claude Chavasse (Maurice Chevalier) to find out who his wife (Lise Bourdin) is having an affair with. Claude investigates and tells Monsieur X that his wife is having an affair with a mature American Frank Flannagan (Gary Cooper) whose love affairs are well-publicized. Monsieur X threatens to kill Frank, but Claude's daughter Ariane (Audrey Hepburn) overhears the conversation and warns Frank. When she meets Frank, she entertains him with made-up tales of her own life as a "worldly" woman with many love conquests. Later, they meet again, and Frank still does not know Ariane's true identity but is intrigued and falling in love with her. To solve his dilemma, Frank hires Claude–who just happens to be Ariane's doting father–to find out who she really is. Although Claude is less than pleased with their relationship, will he really be able to bring an end to their romance?
|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. Candlelight in Algiers (1944)|
2. Charade (1963)
3. Cold Sweat (1970)
4. Fanny (1961)
5. The Green Glove (1952)
6. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
7. The Train (1964)
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