When college professor, Peter Proud begins experiencimg flashbacks of an earlier life, he's mysteriously drawn to a place he's never been to, but which seems familiar. He soon finds his ... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough money for ... See full summary »
A cop quits the force after too much disappointment in the system. He becomes a bodyguard of a rich recent widow. She is on trial for her husband's murder. He decides to help her clear her name... and get over her husband.
Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it.
A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »
A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money. However, his plan goes awry when he is cured!Written by
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Overwrought crime melodrama...initially interesting, and well-cast
As a Los Angeles insurance investigator with a brain tumor (but unwilling to undergo the necessary laser surgery), George Kennedy bustles through this far-fetched, hyperbolic criminal nonsense like an overage Boy Scout. He proceeds to implicate himself in a year-old unsolved murder, which would allow spouse Anne Jackson to collect on the reward money; of course, the surgery becomes imperative--thereby leaving Kennedy a healthy, innocent man convicted of first-degree murder! Despite variable camera-work, and a somewhat confusing past-and-present style, this is a well-made picture with a solid cast. Kennedy, actually, has some fine early scenes; but once the plot loops become entangled, he has nothing to rely on but his typical slow-burn. John T. Kelley's screenplay changes gears in the final third (becoming standard cops-and-robbers stuff), releasing all the pent-up hot air within this scenario. It not only leaves questions unanswered, it also makes the L.A. police force look bad and the criminal justice system appear inept (which may have been intentional). ** from ****
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