A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. ... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
An American gangster is exiled from the United States for criminal activity and is sent back to the Greek island where he was born. Once on the island, he is watched by a corrupt local ... See full summary »
A ruthless pirate captures the keeper of a lighthouse, somewhere in north Argentina. His goal is obvious and horrific. He plans to control the lighthouses signals in a way that the passing ships will be crushed on the rocks.
Flight from Ashiya is a 1964 film about the U.S. Air Force's Air Rescue Service, flying out of Ashiya Air Base, Japan. In this fictionalized film set in the early 1960s, a flight crew's mission is to rescue a life raft of Japanese civilians stranded in rough seas. The Airplane used in the film was the HU-16 Albatross, A flying boat. Written by
The film is about 3 men flying rescue in the Pacific, just after WWII. A Japanese ship has gone down in a storm, with the survivors clinging to rafts in storm tossed seas.
Airplane aficionado's will like the Martin PBM Mariner footage of flying through the storm to attempt to find the survivors. Yes there is a lot of flashbacks for Richard Widmark's character, as he wrestles with the decision as whether to attempt a landing in the storm tossed seas or not. However, in fairness he was a civilian pilot married to a beautiful photographer, when both were captured by the Japanese and place in an internment (read "work until you die") camp.
Japanese soldiers are usually depicted as introspective souls that carry out their duties only after tortuous reflections on their lives as in "Bridge Over the River Kwai". This movie didn't follow that formula, but didn't get into the real details of camp life either.
Yule Bryner doesn't appear to be Japanese, but then he didn't like the King of Siam either. His character was in French occupied North Africa (Algeria?), and who knows how to accurately depict that torturous time period and mess.
All, in all not a bad picture, and one I remember enjoying staying up late to watch in my childhood in the late 60's, early 70's.
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