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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 8, 1974|
|Born:||April 19, 1891||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Paris, FR||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Andreas Giese is a successful industrialist whose World War II activities come up to haunt him. When a newspaper article reveals his culpability in the destruction of a Greek village and its inhabitants, Giese's son commits suicide and his family is torn apart.
A Romanian peasant fights to get back to his family after he''''s imprisoned by the Nazis.
Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful colleague Alphonse to join their team. But the well thought-out coup fails, and Alphonse is the only one of them who ends up in jail for several years. When he's released, he's out for revenge.
Two old-time pimps decide to go into the counterfeiting business and recruit an old-pro, but the latter ends up double-crossing them and taking off with all the dough.
The Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France.
After surviving an accident, a race car driver begins to suffer violent impulses.
Passions divide a declining Southern family.
A Polish officer unwillingly helps a Jewish refugee escape from the Nazis.
A decrepid 19th century middle-aged general waits for his aging wealthy aunt to die so he can inherit her fortune. In the meantime, he literally sells of his daughter to a French adventurer in exchange for living expenses while waitin for the older woman to die. Instead, his supposed benefactor dec
A young woman touring Germany is caught between a married symphony conductor and a doctor from back home.
An adulteress tries to redeem herself by helping her doctor husband fight an epidemic in China.
Based on the true story about a sixteenth century Spanish king who harbored a deep amount of jealousy and resentment when he was spurned by the Princess he was in love with after she ran off with a commoner. He then tried to punish them both, resulting in tragedy.
In August of 1572, Paris celebrated the marriage of Marguerite de Valois, sister of King Charles IX and daughter of Catherine de Medicis, to Henri de Bourbon, the young king from Navarre. But court intrigues would soon undermine this political reconcilliation of Catholics and Protestants; Catherine
A businessman''s mother takes desperate measures to end his affair with an employee''s daughter.
A French/Italian co-production with two episodes from Italy and five from France covering the seven deadly sins---actually eight as two of the sins are covered in one episode while a new "eighth unknown sin" has an episode of its own. Gerald Philipe is a wry, flip carnival barker who introduces each episode and then narrates the last episode dealing with the "eighth unknown sin" which is the sin of thinking evil where none exists. The first Italian contribution is "Avarice and Anger" concerning a well-to-do real estate agent (Eduardo Filippo) and his frowzy wife (Isa Miranda), both uncompromisingly selfish in love and economics; the second Italian entry, "Envy", directed by Roberto Rossellini, from a story by Colette, is a glimpse into the newly-married life of an aging artist and his young wife, whom he treats as a chattel and she, consumed by the envy of his talent, friends and even his cat, tries to do away with the cat; "Pride" is about a couple of down-at-the-heels aristocarts trying to keep up pretenses in the face of utter poverty; "Lust" shows the devastating effects of careless adult behavior on an impressionable child; "Sloth" shows the powers above deciding that life on earth is moving at a too-fast pace and they send an emissary to slow things down, while "Gluttony" is a burlesque piece that the reviewers of the day called in bad taste.
A recently married woman involves herself her sister''''s traumatic experience.
An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path.
A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to bury them in the backyard. The story unfolds as the monk tries to save the guest's lives without violating the holy secrecy of the confession.
W. Somerset Maugham introduces four of his most famous short stories.
A British queen trapped in a loveless marriage falls for a soldier of fortune.
After the death of her husband, Christine realizes she has possibly wasted her life by marrying him instead of the man towards whom, in her youth, she had a stronger inclination. To overcome these dreary thoughts, she decides to find out about him and the other men who danced with her during a ball that was a turning point in her life, many years ago. She pays a visit to those forgotten acquaintances one after the other; Christine is not only surprised to see how they have fared, but also discovers the impact she had, unknowingly, on the feelings and the destiny of these persons.
When a village''''s men flee, the women are left to cope with Spanish invaders.
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