A man awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the 22nd century, where he finds that women rule the world and that men are slaves called Dinks. He is captured and sold as a ... See full summary »
He may have been convicted of raping and murdering six young women, but to a smitten teenage girl who's initiated a relationship-by-mail, he's just a cute guy who couldn't possibly be guilty. Did he...or didn't he?
A young husband's sexual fantasies frighten his new wife and cause her to seek advice from Carmilla, a descendent of Mircalla de Karnstein. Carmilla seduces the young bride and forces her ... See full summary »
A doctor invites his relatives to his castle, all the while planning to murder them when they arrive. However, when he himself is found murdered, the relatives know they have to find the ... See full summary »
The true story of Calvin Graham who at the age of twelve, but looking quite a lot older, succeeded in joining the navy during World War II. In spite of his young age, he received a purple ... See full summary »
"Subconscious Cruelty" is divided in four segments: Ovarian Eyeball - a naked woman is sliced by a sharp blade and an eyeball is removed from her belly. Human Larvae - a deranged man that ... See full summary »
In a few days, it will be the thirtieth anniversary of Julius Henry Marx - aka Groucho - leaving this life. So I guess that it was appropriate that I got to see "The One, the Only... Groucho" (in fact, just a few days after I saw "Animal Crackers"). It's always fascinating to learn about how these great comedians were as people. I wouldn't have thought of Groucho as a near chauvinist, but from what the documentary explains, it sounds as though he was: always hooking up with alcoholic women so that he could dominate them.
I should say that my favorite Marx brother is Harpo, but no one can deny Groucho's indelible stamp on popular culture. Who would have guessed that the son of a poor immigrant tailor would become one of the most recognizable faces in comedy? Along with the archival footage - aside from his movie roles, there are clips from "You Bet Your Life" and other appearances - interviews with Jack Lemmon, Bill Cosby, Michael Fenneman, Art Linkletter and Groucho's daughter Miriam help move the documentary along. I recommend it.
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