Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019: Films missed for seeking out

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1. High and Low (1933)

79 min | Comedy

The intersecting lives of neighbors in a courtyard apartment building in Vienna,including a football player related to the concierge,a new blonde maid hired by the wife of a baron,whom both... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Jean Gabin, Janine Crispin, Micheline Bernard, Pauline Carton

Votes: 48

2. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard

Votes: 1,446

3. Becky Sharp (1935)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Romance, War

Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »

Directors: Rouben Mamoulian, Lowell Sherman | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Billie Burke

Votes: 773

4. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

A documentary on the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 in the US 8th Air Force.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson

Votes: 1,198

5. Pharos of Chaos (1983)

119 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary profile of actor Sterling Hayden.

Directors: Manfred Blank, Wolf-Eckart Bühler | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Charles Brauer, Burkhard Driest, Hannes Wader

Votes: 46

6. Muna Moto (1975)

100 min | Drama

Ngando and Ndomé; are in love. Ngando wishes to marry Ndomé; but her family reminds him that the traditional dowry must be settled. Unfortunately, Ngando is poor and unable to fulfill the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa | Stars: Philippe Abia, Arlette Din Beli, Gisèle Dikongue-Pipa, David Endene

Votes: 62

7. Cloud-Paradise (1990)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

In a dreary Russian village, over-enthusiastic and underappreciated Kolya spontaneously announces that he has plans to leave for the far-east today, garnering far more attention and support than he anticipated.

Director: Nikolay Dostal | Stars: Andrey Zhigalov, Sergey Batalov, Irina Rozanova, Alla Kliouka

Votes: 521

9. Indiscreet (1958)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

An actress who has given up on love meets a suave banker and begins a flirtation with him...even though he's already married.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 6,977

10. The Scarlet Flower (1978)

66 min | Family, Fantasy

Lev Durov is a merchant, living in a fairytale Russia of hundreds of years ago. When he is making a journey to market, his three daughters each ask for a present to be brought back. But a ... See full summary »

Director: Irina Povolotskaya | Stars: Marina Ilyichyova, Lev Durov, Alla Demidova, Aleksey Chernov

Votes: 232

12. Journey Into Light (1951)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

A minister embittered by his wife's suicide turns away from God. He ends up among the bums of skid row before he finds meaning again through the love of a missionary's blind daughter.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Viveca Lindfors, Thomas Mitchell, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 68

13. Seven Journeys (1947)

111 min | Drama, War

A car tells its story and the story of its seven owners during the years of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Gert Schäfer, Erich Schellow, Winnie Markus, Werner Hinz

Votes: 246

15. State Fair (1933)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers

Votes: 671

16. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

At the fiftieth anniversary of his town's founding, the town's first barber recalls his long-dead, spirited bride and the flaw in his own character that helped bring about her loss and others.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jean Peters, David Wayne, Hugh Marlowe, Albert Dekker

Votes: 221

17. The Bravados (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Western

A man is chasing four outlaws who killed his wife and finds them in a small town's jail but they escape to Mexico.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi

Votes: 4,236

18. Crisis (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Documentary, War

A documentary about the conquest of Czechoslovakia by the Nazis just prior to World War 2.

Directors: Herbert Kline, Hans Burger, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Eduard Benes, Leif Erickson, Konrad Henlein, George Voskovec

Votes: 32

19. Work (1978)

90 min | Drama

A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Balla Moussa Keita, Baba Niare, Bubukar Keita, Omou Diarra

Votes: 172

20. Varda by Agnès (2019– )

115 min | Documentary, Biography

82 Metascore

Agnès Varda, photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, is an institution of French cinema. Taking a seat on a theatre stage, she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox oeuvre.

Stars: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès, Nurith Aviv

Votes: 452

21. The Cat (1971)

86 min | Drama

Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal

Votes: 1,592

22. Un Français nommé Gabin (2017 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary

A documentary using almost 200 clips, on the versatile and iconic French movie star who made 95 films between the 1930s and the 1970s and came to embody the idea of their country for native audiences.

Directors: François Aymé, Yves Jeuland | Stars: Jean Gabin, Grégory Gadebois, Noëlle Adam, Raymond Aimos

Votes: 15

23. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 913

24. Finis terrae (1929)

80 min | Drama

On an island off the coast of Brittany four isolated men collect seaweed. Two young best friends have a quarrel and when one's thumb becomes infected his friend must risk his life on the ocean to bring him to the doctor.

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Gibois, Jean-Marie Laot, Malgorn, François Morin

Votes: 415

25. Roma (1972)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital, most of it based on director Federico Fellini's life.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses

Votes: 10,515

26. Under Capricorn (1949)

Approved | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 5,709



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