Dr. Karl Sternau, the personal physician of the count Bismarck, who spent much of his youth in Mexico, is sent back to that country during the occupation by French troops in the service of ... See full summary »
A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.
Olivia de Havilland,
Cethegus, capo della nobiltà romana, viaggia verso Bisanzio per raggiungere Giustiniano, in attesa di marciare contro i Goti, guidati da Narses. Cethegus vorrebbe ottenere la vittoria su ... See full summary »
Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are ... See full summary »
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure ... See full summary »
Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang, an officer, gentleman, antiquarian, gigolo, at the moment a ... See full summary »
Peter Winkler's new job offer is about to take him away from his lover Hella, but he has been keeping it a secret from her. Mutual lack of trust and vicious gossip threatens their relationship as they plan to make their farewells.
Charles Boyer is well known of the American audience for he worked with the best directors:Cukor,Preminger,and more.
Robert Siodmak's "tumultes" has got a very good reputation in France:I must say I was a bit disappointed ;this director would do a better job with "pièges" some years later.
"Tumultes" 's conclusion is something like that: being in jail is awful,but living in the free world is still worse! The first part is not enthralling,IMHO,but things go much better in the second half: the sequences at the fair are film noir at its best : the fight between Boyer and his girlfriend's lover scenes, during a firework which becomes part of the action, compares favorably with those in Hitchcock's "strangers on a train" (which was released 20 years later!).That scene when Boyer takes out a knife and .. eats an apple ,in front of his terrified lover commands admiration too.
Interesting but not for all tastes.
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