Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it ... See full summary »
In 1936, seven prisoners escape from a concentration camp. Nazis put up seven crosses for demonstrative executions. The story focuses on one of the fugitives, who relies on own courage and compassion of people to avoid the seventh cross.
Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »
Tony Hall is a student filmmaker. He is hypercritical about everything including his own work, even his own award winning experimental film, with most of his classmates recognizing that he is probably the most talented among them despite many of them not understanding his work. As with most student filmmakers, he relies on his friends - fellow classmates - in front of and behind the camera, those classmates including his current girlfriend, actress Melisse. Tony's arrogant my way or the highway places him at odds with some, especially one of the school's professors, Will Ames, who nonetheless does his job in providing the support that Tony may need to do his schoolwork and promote the work of the school's talent. Will does try to warn Melisse about the dangers of dating Tony, she and Will who used to date themselves. Tony's attitude also places him in the dichotomy of wanting that support but not wanting any of the strings that may go along with it. While Tony potentially may get some...Written by
Director Noel Black described making this film as a series of compromises made in order to please 20th Century Fox. Black originally planned to cast a young, unknown Al Pacino as Tony Hall, but this was just one of the things he had to forsake. Black also disagreed with the ethical issues about filmmaking brought up in the script, wanted to change them but couldn't. See more »
My recollection is that when I first saw this film (maybe at a drive-in) it was rated X, had a scene of male frontal nudity (Forster) and was actually first shown in theaters (some theaters anyway) under the title of Run, Shadow, Run. Can anyone verify this? I too saw the PG version once on TV years ago but last night saw the TV-MA (R?) version on Fox Movie Channel. This version seemed to have some scenes cut though I cannot be sure. A friend also told me at the time (he later became a film editor for Variety) that there was a trailer for the film that was a vicious diatribe against the studio for restricting the directorial control of Black. I was quite taken with the version I saw then, in part because I thought Black, the director of Pretty Poison, was an outstanding new director. Unfortunately his films after Pretty Poison have never lived up to it on subsequent viewings.
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