Sunday, March 01, 2015

Monsieur 1964

Monsieur 1964 - Director: Director: Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Monsieur - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 6895
Jean Gabin, Liselotte Pulver, Mireille Darc, Peter Vogel, Philippe Noiret, Gaby Morlay, Henri Crémieux, Berthe Granval, Jean Lefebvre

 When his wife is killed in a car accident, wealthy banker René Duchesne decides to drown himself in the Seine.  He changes his mind at the last moment when his former housemaid Suzanne (who now works as a prostitute) informs him that his wife was having an affair.  Instead of killing himself, René opts instead to start a new life, creating a new identity for himself. First he teams up with a group of crooks to raid the safe in his family home, thereby depriving his greedy in-laws of his wealth. Then, he engages himself as valet to a family of nouveaux riches, with Suzanne, now his adopted daughter, working as a chambermaid.  René soon discovers that the life of a domestic servant is far more demanding than that of a banker...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Money Trap 1965

The Money Trap 1965 - Director: Burt Kennedy
Glenn Ford, Elke Sommer, Rita Hayworth, Joseph Cotten, Ricardo Montalban, Tom Reese, James Mitchum, Argentina Brunetti, Fred Essler, Eugene Iglesias, Teri Lynn Sandoval


 Joe Baron is a cop with money problems who sees them solved when he is assigned a burglary case involving $500.000 missing from a doctor's office safe. Joe and his partner decide to find the missing cash.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Labyrinth 1959

Labyrinth 1959 - Director: Rolf Thiele
Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 4920
Nadja Tiller, Peter van Eyck, Amedeo Nazzari, Nicole Badal, Matteo Spinola, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, Benno Hoffmann, Tilla Durieux, Fritz Eckhardt, Piera Arico, Harald Kreutzberg, Hanne Wieder, Werner Finck

A fascinating psychological drama. Until a few years ago, Georgia Gale was a poet of great renown, but then she stopped writing and started drinking heavily. Now, as a desperate last resort, she has traveled to Switzerland, to the Sanatorium de Lattre, where she hopes to find a cure at the hands of the famous Professor De Lattre.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Passport to Shame 1958

Passport to Shame 1958 - Director: Alvin Rakoff
Eddie, Tod und Teufel - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 4593
Eddie Constantine, Diana Dors, Herbert Lom, Odile Versois, Brenda de Banzie, Robert Brown, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Yvonne Buckingham, Jackie Collins

Honest taxi-driver is tricked into marrying French girl to give her a British passport so she can be forced into prostitution by callous crime boss. The cab driver really falls in love with the girl and rescues her from gang boss who falls to his death.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Les Salauds vont en enfer 1955

Les Salauds vont en enfer 1955 - Director: Robert Hossein
Die Lumpen fahren zur Hölle - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 3361
Marina Vlady, Henri Vidal, Serge Reggiani, Jacques Duby, Robert Dalban, Robert Hossein, Lucien Raimbourg


 Two dangerous criminals, Macquart and Rudel, break out of prison and go on the run. They hide out in an isolated house owned by an artist whom they kill. The artist's lover, Eve, decides to avenge his death by playing the two fugitives off against each other. When they realise how they have been manipulated, the two villains try to escape - but they fall straight into Eve's deadly trap....

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Song of Bernadette 1943

The Song of Bernadette 1943 - Director: Henry King
Das Lied von Bernadette - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 23
Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb, Gladys Cooper, Anne Revere, Mary Anderson, Patricia Morison, Aubrey Mather.


Bernadette is a quiet young woman from Lourdes in France. One day she is visited by a woman in a trash dump. Convinced she is the Virgin Mary, Bernadette tells others of her encounter. Though she is not believed, she continues to return to the cave of her first encounter, digging a spring. The Catholic authorities condemn her, but her humble convictions eventually win them over as the spring begins to demonstrate miraculous healing properties.