King Louis XI tries to unify France by all means fair or foul, which does not please his powerful rival Charles the Bold. It is against this troubled backdrop that the loves of the daughter... See full summary »
Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three... See full summary »
Josef von Sternberg
Anna May Wong
The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love... See full summary »
George W. Hill
Anna Jobst is the daughter of a rich, conservative farmer. Living on the bank of the Moldau, she wishes nothing more than follow the river to Prague, the "Golden City". When her father ... See full summary »
A sincere working-class 13-year old in France is adopted by a well-meaning philanthropic millionairess from America -- who promises his doting mother that the boy will have the finest education -- but things are not so simple.
In his debut feature film, director Muhammad explores the inexorable dissolution of a family, ironically during the planning of a wedding, the kind of ritual that ought to bond family ... See full summary »
Saad Eddin Baqdoones
This classic film chronicles the life of Tukaram (17th C.), one of Maharashtra's most popular saint poets, activating the 20th-C. resonances of his turning away from courtly Sanskrit ... See full summary »
Chronicle of life in a typical Colombian village where residents and visitors alike are induced by the soporific climate to lead lives of indolence. Not even the sight of cadavers floating in the river can shock them.
Jorge Andrade Rivera,
Juan Harvey Caycedo
A silent movie which pits an old aristocrat against a working class hero (Albert Préjean) both in love with a ballerina (Gaby Morlay).Which is quite original, for generally it was always the bourgeoisie/aristocracy antagonism which was depicted in most of the French movies of the twenties,thirties and forties.
This silent flick has a running time of two hours + and it could have been boiled down to a 90 min work without suffering from it;its pace is too slow and he plot is sometimes dull.
The best moments show the electrician ill at ease in his brand new costume ,complete with top hat and tie; the time ,the French President had not the power he enjoys today(!) and it was the ministerial musical chairs all over Paris;left/right/left/right ,it was already all the same:as soon as our hero becomes a minister,he quickly forgets his old pals always working for nothing .Jacques Feyder was pretty smart on his part.
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