|First Spaceship on Venus 1960 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Sci-Fi / Drama / Mystery
Director: Kurt Maetzig
Cast: Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe, Michail N. Postnikow, Kurt Rackelmann, Gunther Simon, Tang Hua-Ta, Lucyna Winnicka, Danuta Szaflarska
An expedition from Earth to Venus sets out to uncover the mystery behind magnetic spots discovered in a construction project at which an alien spaceship crashed years ago.
|My Geisha 1962 N/R, 119 min.|
Director: Jack Cardiff
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Cummings, Yoko Tani, Tatsuo Saito, Alex Gerry, Tamae Kyokawa, Ichiro Hayakawa, Tsugundo Maki
Lucy Dell (Shirley MacLaine) covets a role in her theater producer husband's (Yves Montand) play. To that end she even poses as a geisha to obtain her goal.
|The Quiet American 1958 N/R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Romance
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll, Bruce Cabot, Richard Loo, Yoko Tani, Sonia Moser, Fred Sadoff, Kerima, Peter Trent, Georges Brehat, Clinton Anderson, Nguyen Long, C. Long Cuong
Told in flashbacks, this film, based on Graham Greene's novel, stars Audie Murphy as the innocent young American who goes to Vietnam with idealistic plans to help the Vietnamese fight the Communists and the French. He meets embittered British reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Redgrave) who is living with a beautiful woman, Phuong (Giorgia Moll), and the American falls in love with her. Fowler retaliates, and the American ends up as a pawn whose fate is sealed when Fowler tells the Communists that the American is selling arms to their enemy.
|Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World 1961 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: Riccardo Freda
Cast: Gordon Scott, Yoko Tani, Gabriele Antonini, Leonardo Severini, Helene Chanel, Dante DiPaolo, Valery Inkijinoff, Chu Lai Chit, Luong-Ham Chan, Franco Ressel, Ely Yeh, Giacomo Tchang, Sergio Ukmar, Tonino Cianci
Strong man Samson (Gordon Scott) helps the 13th-century Chinese fight the evil Mongol leader Garak (Leonardo Severini) and his army who intend to gain power by killing Prince Tai Sung (Chu Lai Chit) and Princess Lei-Ling (Yoko Tani). Twice, Samson uses his feats of strength and even uses his strength to cause an earthquake. Samson saves the princess, but the prince is killed before Samson defeats the Mongols, and the princess takes the throne.
|The Savage Innocents 1959 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Yoko Tani, Carlo Giustini, Peter O'Toole, Marie Yang, Anna May Wong, Lee Montague, Francis De Wolff, Marco Guglielmi, Kaida Horiuchi, Andy Ho, Anthony Chinn, Michael Chow, Ed Devereaux, Yvonne Shima
Canadian Eskimo Inuk (Anthony Quinn) hunts in the frozen tundra, and this is the life he understands. Eskimo hunting rituals extend to Eskimo customs when Inuk offers his wife Asiak's (Yoko Tani) sexual favors to a priest. But, when the offer is refused, Inuk kills the priest–an act that results in the pursuit of Inuk by two Mounties (Peter O'Toole and Carlo Giustini), his capture, and defying severe weather on the return.
|1. Dr. Mabuse's Rays of Death (1964)|
2. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
3. My Geisha (1962)
4. The Quiet American (1958)
5. Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World (1961)
6. The Savage Innocents (1959)
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