A military doctor in Berlin is falsely accused of illegal dealing in drugs. Determined to prove his innocence, he escapes from the MPs and ends up holding up in the apartment, rented by his... See full summary »
Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the ... See full summary »
Giacomo Rossi Stuart
Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic.
Rafael E. Portas
Víctor Manuel Mendoza
A hypnotist is murdered in his dressing room. His ventriloquist dummy seemingly the only witness to the crime. A boxer and part-time delivery boy is blamed for the murder. Soon another ... See full summary »
Yves Allégret's best works were made in the early fifties.he was then in top form ,abetted by brilliant script writer Jacques Sigurd and excellent thespians such as Simone Signoret(his then-wife),Bernard Blier,Gérard Philipe,Jeanne Marken ,Madeleine Robinson and many more.His four best works were certainly "Dédée d'Anvers" "les Orgueilleux" and his two masterpieces,film noir at its most desperate the bleak "une si jolie petite Plage" and the nasty "manèges".
After 1953,the slump began."La Fille de Hambourg" was based on a Benazeraf idea and that man became one of the tycoons of porno movies in the sixties/seventies:the hookers in the window was thus a true omen of his future.Even Frederic Dard who contributed cannot save the story.Its construction is appalling ,beginning with three minutes in a prisoners camp to make us comprehend that Gélin met Knef during WW2:she was giving him cigarettes to sweeten his plight.Then Gelin comes back fifteen years later or so and with two pals,finds her back in the mud where she fights in a shady club (and I mean fight :the guests are asked to clean the girls after the competition).The rest is so trite it's not worth any mention.
Take any of the four movies I mention above.
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