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Love and Death

Love and Death is a 1975 comedy film by Woody Allen. It is a satire on Russian literature starring Allen and Diane Keaton as Boris and Sonja, Russians living during the Napoleonic Era who engage in mock-serious philosophical debates. Allen consid ...

The Fossil

The Fossil is a 1975 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi and based on a 1965 novel by Yasushi Inoue. It was Japans submission to the 47th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Rollerball (1975 film)

Rollerball is a 1975 science fiction sports film directed and produced by Norman Jewison. It stars James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn and Ralph Richardson. The screenplay, written by William Harrison, adapted his own sho ...

Deewaar

Deewaar is a 1975 Indian Hindi-language action drama film written by Salim-Javed, directed by Yash Chopra, and starring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Nirupa Roy, Neetu Singh and Parveen Babi. Reflecting the tumultuous socio-political climate o ...

The Stepford Wives (1975 film)

The Stepford Wives is a 1975 American satirical horror film directed by Bryan Forbes, written by William Goldman, and starring Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, and Peter Masterson. Its plot follows a woman who relocates with her husband and childr ...

The Fortune

The Fortune is a 1975 American comedy film starring Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty, and directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Adrien Joyce focuses on two bumbling con men who plot to steal the fortune of a wealthy young heiress, played by ...

The Ultimate Warrior (film)

The Ultimate Warrior is a 1975 science fiction action-adventure film directed by Robert Clouse. One of a series of post-apocalyptic films from the 1960s and 1970s, it is set in post-civilization New York City in 2012 and depicts the struggles of ...

The Thief (1952 film)

The Thief is a 1952 American film noir crime film directed by Russell Rouse and starring Ray Milland. The film is noted for having no spoken dialogue; the only dialogue present in the film is represented through closeup shots of two telegrams.

Ikiru

Ikiru is a 1952 Japanese drama film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa and starring Takashi Shimura. The film examines the struggles of a terminally ill Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for meaning. The screenplay was partly inspired b ...

Lightning (1952 film)

23-year-old Kiyoko works as a tour guide in Tokyo and lives with her single mother and her three older adult siblings. Her brother Kasuke is an unemployed war veteran and, while everyone in her family pushes Kiyoko to find a man to marry, there i ...

My Cousin Rachel (1952 film)

My Cousin Rachel is a 1952 American film noir mystery romance film directed by Henry Koster and starring Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire, George Dolenz and John Sutton. The film is based on the novel of the same ...

Moulin Rouge (1952 film)

Moulin Rouge is a 1952 British drama film directed by John Huston, produced by John and James Woolf for their Romulus Films company and released by United Artists. The film is set in Paris in the late 19th century, following artist Henri de Toulo ...

The Sniper (1952 film)

The Sniper is a 1952 American film noir, directed by Edward Dmytryk, written by Harry Brown and based on a story by Edna and Edward Anhalt. The film features Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerald Mohr and Marie Windsor. The film marks Dmytryks ret ...

The Narrow Margin

The Narrow Margin is a 1952 American film noir directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Earl Felton, based on an unpublished story written by Martin Goldsmith and Jack Leonard. The screenplay by Earl Felton was nominated for an Academy Award. ...

Fanfan la Tulipe

Fanfan la Tulipe is a 1952 French comedy adventure film directed by Christian-Jaque. It has also been categorized under swashbuckler films. The film starred Gerard Philipe and Gina Lollobrigida. The film was remade in 2003 with Penelope Cruz in L ...

Ivanhoe (1952 film)

Ivanhoe is a British-American 1952 historical adventure epic film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was shot in Technicolor, with a cast featuring Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan F ...

The Raven (1963 film)

The Raven is a 1963 American comedy horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff as a trio of rival sorcerers. The supporting cast features a young Jack Nicholson as Lorres charac ...

Cleopatra (1963 film)

Cleopatra is a 1963 American epic historical drama film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, with a screenplay adapted by Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall and Sidney Buchman from the book The Life and Times of Cleopatra by Carlo Maria Franzero, and fro ...

The Love Eterne

The Love Eterne is a 1963 Hong Kong musical film of the Huangmei opera genre directed by Li Han Hsiang. An adaptation of the classic Chinese story "Butterfly Lovers", it tells of the doomed romance between the male Liang Shanbo and the cross-dres ...

The Silence (1963 film)

The Silence is a 1963 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Ingrid Thulin and Gunnel Lindblom. The plot focuses on two sisters, the younger a sensuous woman with a young son, the elder more intellectually oriented ...

An Optimistic Tragedy (film)

Optimistic Tragedy is a 1963 Soviet film directed by Samson Samsonov. It is based on the eponymous play by Vsevolod Vishnevsky and was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival. Optimistic Tragedy was a Soviet blockbuster of 1963 with 46 million ...

The Damned (1963 film)

The Damned is a 1963 British science fiction film directed by Joseph Losey and starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors and Oliver Reed. Based on H.L. Lawrences novel The Children of Light, it was a Hammer Film production.

The Terror (1963 film)

The Terror is a 1963 Independent American grindhouse horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The plot concerns a French officer who is seduced by an intriguing woman who is also a shapeshifting devil. It was filmed on sets left over fr ...

Whistle Stop (1963 film)

A. Berezovskaya as Klavka - milkmaid Nadezhda Rumyantseva as Sima - Kolkhoz accountant as N. Rumyantseva Vasiliy Merkurev as Pavel Pavlovich as V. Merkuryev Yekaterina Mazurova as Grandmother Tatyana as Ye. Mazurova Aleksandr Potapov as Ivan - tr ...

Highway Pickup

Chair de poule is a 1963 French crime film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Robert Hossein, Catherine Rouvel, Jean Sorel and Georges Wilson. The screenplay is based on the novel Come Easy, Go Easy by James Hadley Chase, which took several ...

La rabbia

La Rabbia is an Italian documentary film produced by Gastone Ferranti and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini in the first half and by Giovannino Guareschi in the second half.

Uncle Vanya (1963 film)

Uncle Vanya is a 1963 British film adaptation of the work Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. The film was directed by Stuart Burge. It was a filmed version of the Chichester Festival production, directed by Laurence Olivier as Astrov, and also starrin ...

Gate of Hell (film)

Gate of Hell is a 1953 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. It tells the story of a samurai who tries to marry a woman he rescues, only to discover that she is married. Filmed using Eastmancolor, Gate of Hell was Daiei Films fi ...

The Wild One

The Wild One is a 1953 American film noir crime film directed by Laszlo Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer. It is most noted for the character of Johnny Strabler, whose persona became a cultural icon of the 1950s. The Wild One is considered t ...

El (film)

El, by Luis Buñuel, is a Mexican film based upon the novel by Mercedes Pinto. It deals with many themes common to Buñuel’s cinema, including a May–December romance between a woman and her obsessively overprotective bourgeois husband, and touches ...

The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker is a 1953 film noir directed by Ida Lupino, about two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico. Inspired by the crime spree of the psychopathic murderer Billy Cook, the screenplay was written by ...

I, the Jury (1953 film)

I, the Jury is a 1953 American film noir crime film based on the novel I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane. It was directed by Harry Essex, produced by Victor Savilles company, Parklane Pictures and released through United Artists. The film is notable ...

Titanic (1953 film)

Titanic is a 1953 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck. Its plot centers on an estranged couple sailing on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which took place on April 14, 1912 ...

The Master of Ballantrae (1953 film)

The Master of Ballantrae is a 1953 British Technicolor adventure film starring Errol Flynn and Roger Livesey. It is a loose and highly truncated adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of the same name. In eighteenth century Scotland, two ...

Julius Caesar (1953 film)

Julius Caesar is a 1953 epic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay, and produced by John Houseman. The original music score is by Miklos Rozsa. T ...

Shadows (1953 film)

Shadows is a 1953 Soviet drama film directed by Nikolay Akimov and Nadezhda Kosheverova and starring Valentin Lebedev, Vladimir Petrov and Galina Korotkevich. On the eponymous play by Saltykov-Shchedrin.

The War of the Worlds (1953 film)

The War of the Worlds is a 1953 American science fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. The film is a loose adaptation of the novel of the same name by H. ...

Lili

Lili is a 1953 American film released by MGM. It stars Leslie Caron as a touchingly naïve French girl whose emotional relationship with a carnival puppeteer is conducted through the medium of four puppets. The film won the Academy Award for Best ...

Niagara (film)

Niagara is an American 1953 film noir thriller film directed by Henry Hathaway, produced by Charles Brackett, and written by Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch. The film stars Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters and Max Showalter ...

Husband and Wife (film)

Husband and Wife is a Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse released in 1953. Like other Naruse films from this period, such as Repast and Wife, the theme of Husband and Wife involves a couple trapped with each other. Ken Uehara and Yoko Sugi st ...

No Way Out (1950 film)

No Way Out is a 1950 black-and-white American film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally and Sidney Poitier, who portrays a doctor tending to slum residents whose ethics are tested whe ...

Guernica (1950 film)

After a brief voiceover by Jacques Pruvost highlighting the Guernica atrocity of April 1937, Maria Casares recites a poem by Paul Eluard on the subject of that atrocity illustrated with numerous paintings, drawings and sculptures of Pablo Picasso ...

The Breaking Point (1950 film)

The Breaking Point is a 1950 American film noir crime drama directed by Michael Curtiz and the second film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. It stars John Garfield and Patricia Neal. The earlier 1944 film starred Hump ...

Side Street (1950 film)

Side Street is a 1950 American crime film noir/police procedural directed by Anthony Mann. The motion picture was filmed on location throughout New York City and culminated in one of the first modern car chases, prior to 1968s Bullitt. Part of th ...

Dark City (1950 film)

Dark City is a 1950 American film noir crime film produced by Hal B. Wallis, directed by William Dieterle, and starring Charlton Heston in his Hollywood debut. The cast also features Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger, Don DeFore, Ed Be ...

Genghis Khan (1950 film)

Genghis Khan is a 1950 Filipino bioepic film directed by Manuel Conde, based on the life of Mongol ruler and emperor Genghis Khan. Shot with a shoe-string budget, Conde was forced to resort to creative means in staging the light, procuring the co ...

King Solomon's Mines (1950 film)

King Solomons Mines is a 1950 Technicolor adventure film, the second of five film adaptations of the 1885 novel of the same name by Henry Rider Haggard. It stars Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger and Richard Carlson. It was adapted by Helen Deutsch, ...

The Black Rose

The Black Rose is a 1950 20th Century Fox Technicolor film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles. Loosely based on Thomas B. Costains book, it was filmed partly on location in England and Morocco which substitutes ...

Outrage (1950 film)

Outrage is a 1950 black-and-white B-movie starring Mala Powers. It was directed by Ida Lupino. Lupino also co-wrote the script, along with the producers Malvin Wald and Lupinos then-husband Collier Young. Outrage, the first starring film role for ...

All the King's Men (1949 film)

All the Kings Men is a 1949 American film noir written, produced, and directed by Robert Rossen. It is based on the Robert Penn Warren novel of the same name. The triple Oscar-winning production features Broderick Crawford in the role of the ambi ...

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