Also known as: Le sette folgori di Assur, 7th Thunderbolt
Description: Noble, wise King Sardanapolo and his more soft and naive younger brother Prince Sammash get into a bitter feud over the affections of sweet and alluring innocent peasant girl Mirra. Meanwhile, the treacherous and ruthlessly ambitious General Arbace plots against both siblings.
Description: A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn’t really a monster. The writer and some of his friends make a fake monster and take photographs and then travel to Scotland to see if they can convince the locals.
Description: Seven mini-stories of adultery: “Funeral Possession,” a wayward widow at her husband’s funeral; “Amateur Night,” angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; “Two Against One,” seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; “Super Simone,” wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; “At the Opera,” a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; “Suicides,” a death pact; “Snow,” would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
Description: Scheming Judy and her affable husband Jack move back east and shack up temporarily with her staid Aunt Edna. Edna’s reclusive, auto-erotic roommate and business associate, Louise, takes an immediate dislike to them. Judy, busy seducing a local young delinquent who may have a past with Louise, encourages Jack to start an affair with her aunt in order to inveigle themselves into her successful business and wealth. At first reluctant, Louise loosens up after a hipster employee escorts her to the local roadhouse, where half-dressed hostesses will do “anything for money”. Her plans going well, Judy must now somehow corrupt Louise, who is wise to her tactics. The young delinquent and venal hostesses hold the key.
Description: Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.
Description: After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond company in Brazil with a crew of professionals. The men assemble in Rio de Janeiro and run in to an unanticipated problem: a new alarm system called Grand Slam 70.
Description: At a boarding school for boys in Northern Germany, one student named Kurrat vanishes one night without informing anybody after having had a fight with one of the teachers. Soon, the Police under the command of Inspector Klevenow learns of Kurrat’s ambivalent, at times rebellious personality and that he was admired by many of his fellow students, jealously despised by some and strongly disliked by a few of the teachers. The interrogations reveal that Kurrat could either be dead or actually playing a macabre joke. Has somebody been too jealous, vengeful, disappointed or betrayed? Has someone killed Kurrat and plunged his body into the near sea? When Stallmann, a teacher with whom Kurrat was rumored to have had an affair, and Kurrat’s father are found dead, the mystery grows. And when Kurrat finally and unexpectedly reappears alive, things get even more enigmatic. The solution of the mystery lasts back a long time into the past.
Also known as: What a Carry On: Twice Round the Daffodils
Description: This is a light-hearted comedy based on the West End play. As patients arrive at a sanitarium to recover from serious illness, pretty nurse Juliet Mills injects some happiness into their lives. The sign of a full recovery is the ability to walk twice around the daffodil bed, a challenge she helps each patient face.
Description: Christian (Giannini), who saw his father murder his mistress as a small child, takes his wife Helene (Dominique Boschero) back to the scene of the crime 20 years later, accompanied by his attorney Paul (Luciano Pigozzi) and his wife Brigitte (Mara Maryl). As strange events begin to occur, Christian starts suspecting that Paul is trying to drive him insane for the inheritance money, but there are different hands at work.
Description: Here’s an “Easy Rider” – inspired plot with the combination of “West Side Story” stars. Richard Beymer falls in love with Lana Wood (sister Natalie wasn’t available). They need cash so they agree to help Russ Tamblyn and his gang smuggle grass from Mexico to L.A. on motorcycles. When Beymer objects to narcotics agents being killed, his long-haired pal from the Jets puts LSD in his drink, tries to burn him alive, and has Lana kidnapped.
Description: In the small western town Vinegarroon the conflict between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in the town, the ranchers suspect he’s a gun man, hired by the sheep breeders. But Jim Killian turns out to be a priest – a tough one however, who soon shall make unscrupulous rancher Esa Beck’s life quite harder.
Also known as: Benjamin ou Les mémoires d’un puceau, Benjamin
Description: A callow teenager of the 18th century, Benjamin spends a summer with his worldly relatives on their summer estate. An orphan girl (Catherine Deneuve) living on a neighboring estate, inaugurates an affair with Benjamin. In true La Ronde fashion, the girl then sleeps with a landed-gentry (Michel Piccoli), who sleeps with a countess (Michelle Morgan), who ends up in the sack with her nephew Benjamin
Description: Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to someone rather older, while becoming romantically involved with a local farmer – at least until he tries to evict a newly-arrived expectant couple who park their caravan on his land.
Description: Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband’s government.