Paris, 1900: a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man with a metal claw who rips their hearts out. The sole survivor and witness to the massacre is a young girl. Twelve years later in... See full summary »
Riccardo Serventi Longhi
An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Boxer Teddy Wilcox (Robert Blake) leaves his manager and relocates. He finds Nick, a manager/trainer. Before Wilcox's first fight, Nick receives a threat-- Wilcox loses, or Nick will die. ... See full summary »
When Gordon Smash tries to get away with the loot from a successful diamond heist, his fellow conspirators shoot him in the back. Smash manages to get a clue to newspaper reporter Robert ... See full summary »
In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about ... See full summary »
I did not know this feature. It's a real gem from the mighty sixties. We of course think of ASPHALT JUNGLE and RIFIFI in the heist sequence. Yes, it is a heist movie. The story of a safe cracker - Robert Webber - who is recruited to pull a job with some accomplices. And among them we find Jean Servais !! Who could have expected the reunion of Servais and Webber in a movie? It's fantastic. The two heavies of french and US thrillers together in an European film. And what a film. It takes place in Marseilles and could have been made by Jean Pierre Melville. This topic, where we find friendship among men, reminds me Michael Mann's HEAT, with Webber as De Niro character. Pierre Zimmer, who played in Melville's LE DEUXIEME Soufflé is here a cop, former Webber's brother of arms during WW2. And the very downbeat ending is also inspired from Melville's LE SAMOURAI or UN FLIC.
I find this kind of films far better than copycats of Tarantino's movies. Sex, drugs and rock and roll. This crap. Guy Ritchie's crap.
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