This was the first movie produced in Israel. It deals with the outbreak of hostilities during the war for independence in 1947. The message of this film was the sadness and stupidity of ... See full summary »
During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals. John Paul Otis destroys his medical career when he... See full summary »
American pilot Cliff Brandon, fighting the Japanese in China, finds himself the unintentional "owner" of a Chinese housekeeper, Shu-Jen. The unlikely couple falls in love and marries, but not without tragedy brought on by the war.
This is eminently debatable! Pabst 's version was perhaps not his best or among his best but it retained a certain pristine charm,some magic,even an unexpected twist.Brigitte Helm, Fritz Lang's Maria in "Metropolis" only appeared about fifteen minutes but she had mystery and hieratic qualities going for her.Haya Harareet -who was a good Esther in "Ben Hur "- portrays a two-bit queen ,who seems to be in one of these cheap Peplums with muscle men whereas the Legionnaires from Pierre Benoit's novel have become civilians ,scientists to be precise .And -the writer would turn in his grave for when he wrote his book,this dreadful weapon (happy times ) did not exist -these men know that Atlantis is part of a no-go area cause an atomic bomb is going to explode any day now.
It was a good idea to "update" a rather old-fashioned book -few people still read Benoit now in France whereas he was a best seller half a century ago and before -Doing so by mixing Peplum with sci-fi does not do the writer any justice.The screenplay is silly,as an user wrote ,and Jean -Louis Trintignant looks stupefied ,as if the story did not concern him.Gian Maria Volonte has a small supporting part of a villain.There are so many plot holes the story is sometimes difficult to catch up with:for instance ,John (Georges Rivière) disappears very early ,probably because he was looking forward to collecting his fee and leaving this incredibly stupid tale .
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