Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic choreographies, all by Roland Petit: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).
Chuck Rodwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie. However, Marie doesn't like to hold hands with him, at least not ... See full summary »
In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »
A petty crook gallantly consoles wealthy widows and is doing all right in his chosen profession until he meets and falls in love with a lovely baroness, who knows all about get-rich-quick ... See full summary »
Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of ... See full summary »
The sailing vessel Cannibal has a leaking hull. The captain (Rock Hudson) reluctantly changes course for Honolulu, where one passenger (Cyd Charisse) is wanted by the law. The water rising, everyone struggles against nature to survive.
A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »
Not bad, but nothing special; the gorgeous women are its strongest point
Loaded with pretty girls, exotic locations, and double-crosses, "Maroc 7" keeps your attention, but never builds too much excitement. Despite being filmed on location in Morocco, the cinematography makes the picture look cheap (or maybe I just watched a bad print), and the director has the bad habit of filming his "big" scenes in near-complete darkness, making it a pain to try and see what's going on. The male lead, Gene Barry, is a bit too old and a bit too smarmy for his "smooth ladies' man" role, but Alexandra Stewart is simply gorgeous and Elsa Martinelli is not far behind. The 60's were certainly a great decade for screen babes, and there is perhaps no other genre demonstrating that point more clearly than these spy capers. (**)
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