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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 20, 1983|
|Born:||July 17, 1900||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Paris, FR||Profession:||Cast ...|
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This documentary takes an in depth look at Director Erich von Stroheim''''s life an career.
Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste!
An American heiress, staying at the chateau of a marquise whose son she's about to marry, comes across an erotic diary from the 18th century.
In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.
Set on a small island just off Italy, circa 1944, Captain Yossarian is an American bombardier who attempts to have himself grounded by claiming he''s insane.
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
In Egypt, an Alexandrian Jewess and her wealthy Christian husband plan a covert operation to ship arms to Israel, but their decadent lifestyle gets in the way.
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman Nights": The Emperor goes out seeking a little nocturnal amusement, only to find that the high-priced, Oriental courtesan he hires is his wife, the Empress. 3) "Mademoiselle Mimi": In revolutionary France, Mimi finds that her client, the nephew of a marquis, is more interested in watching the guillotinings out her window than he is in going to bed. 4) "The Gay Nineties": When Nini discovers by accident that her antiquated customer is a banker, she pretends to be an honest woman who has fallen in love with him. She even pays him, just like a gigolo! 5) "Paris Today": Two girls pick up clients by driving around in a car, and then an ambulance. Police pull the vehicle over for speeding. 6) "Anticipation": Demetrius has just arrived on Earth from another galaxy. But the girl brought to him by the commissar, Hostess 703, is not a "physical love" girl; she's a "sentimental love" one, who only knows how to excite men with language.
A married couple''s working vacation in Paris turns into a battle to stay faithful.
A Romanian peasant fights to get back to his family after he''''s imprisoned by the Nazis.
A young fashion designer is transformed by her first trip to Paris.
A beautiful laundress rises through European society.
A legendary art collector lends his prized (replica) Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus is a fake, though, the collector's daughter enlists the services of a "society burglar" to steal the million dollar statue.
In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and even distributing the takings with the poor. Thus, cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, and hate from the Police and Malichot... Cartouche can escape all the traps they set at him - except the entrapments of love. Eventually, he will be saved by a woman, at her own cost.
Cognac, a pampered poodle and popular star on French television, creates marital problems for his pretty owner Giselle when he becomes jealous of her new husband.
A war veteran in the South Seas tries to salvage a buddy''''s reputation when the man''''s daughter comes calling.
On crowded Milan streets, two men execute a split-second payroll heist--in broad daylight--then begin a lightning-paced getaway, via every conveyance available. But after all, when a tough guy's returning to France (where he's been sentenced to death in absentia) after holing up in Italy for nearly
An Army officer races to save a group of former POWs from a murderous master of disguise.
When a sexy midwife comes to town, the local women abstain from sex rather than risk having her deliver their babies.
A drunken missionary and three escaped convicts try to save a group of children from a South Seas volcano.
Musical genius Franz Liszt betrays his lover to court a married princess.
An ambitious judge tries to put a stop to the "forbidden dance" at a nightclub despite the protest of its owner.
A producer''''s wife runs from life in Hollywood in search of her roots.
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
The Army assigns a female psychologist to chaperone a corporal who''''s won a date with a glamorous movie star.
A hotshot young flyer falls for a French prostitute during World War I.
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920''''s France and Spain.
A grounded flier gets mixed up with smugglers in Madrid.
A playboy finds love while managing a posh hotel in Rome.
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
When a lonely woman''''s wartime lover dies, her loneliness threatens her life.
The members of a song-and-dance duo promise the lead in their next show to two different women.
Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy preceding him, he sets himself to the task of knowing why the French operations were not so profitable - and soon he is master of all links of the organization. He can now get it honed to perfection - or destroy it. Only... the Police is following his every step! Is Henri what he says he is, or an undercover detective from the French police?
This film reenacts the battle of Dien Bien Phu, focusing on the struggles of the French troops stationed in Vietnam.
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter.
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
At the Tangier airport, a group of people await the arrival of a mysterious plane from behind the Iron Curtain. The reception committee includes Susan, an American; Gil Walker, a free-booting pilot; Danzer, a black market operator; and Danzer's girlfriend, Nicki. The plane crashes and burns. No survivors are found, nor are any corpses. Soon the search begins for a missing courier worth $3 million.
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
A Quebec patriarch fights to keep his wayward son from leading his grandson astray.
All-star remake of Roberta, with three Broadway producers inheriting a Parisian fashion house.
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
As he fights a deadly jungle fever, a hunter remembers his lost loves.
A nightclub entertainer temporarily replaces a tycoon he's famous for impersonating.
A group of Nazis flee Germany and make a desperate submarine voyage to South America.
A major and his men attempt to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano.
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
A USO girl poses as a Broadway star to snare a war hero.
A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance.
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
A composer finds inspiration in his wife's romantic cousin.
British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter (John Sutton) on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard (Lee J. Cobb), that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard (Annabella), who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. Her attitude softens toward Carter, who is living with the family as posing as a son, but Odette cannot bring herself to aid in Carter's plan because of her fear of reprisals against her family. She turns informer and the Nazis capture Carter.
A disgraced pilot sets out to regain his son''''s respect.
A gambling queen uses blackmail to stop a British financier from closing her Chinese clip joint.
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
A famed flier pursues a married woman during a weekend at her husband's country estate.
Town trollop Safia (Viviane Romance), much against her better judgement, falls in love with Matteo (Marcel Dalio, as Dalio), a beggar and mystic in the native quarter of Sirocco. She flees to France, first as the mistress and then wife of a wealthy archaeologist, and bears him Matteo's child, whom he believes to be his own. Complications arise years later when Matteo finds Safia, and a ring of blackmailers uncover her past and exposes her to her husband.
Two journalists from different papers are looking for the same story. They want to know, who a group of gangsters getting young women from Europe to South America, where they are forced to work in brothels. But the gangsters have their own battels against each over, so the journalists can escape the danger, in which they've brought themselves.
Seven pearls shape the destinies of all who possess them.
Paris, 1937. Winckler kills his enemy Gordon, a Chicago mobster, from the stage of a Parisian music hall, where he performs telepathy. He pays another artist, Helene, so that she tells the police they've spent the night together, which doesn't fool Callas, the police officer who investigates the murder. He hires one of his fellow officers in order to seduce Helene.
Love for a beautiful woman draws a gangster out of hiding.
French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I.
1801, in Vienna, two young women, his pupils, are in love with him. Thérèse de Brunswick's love remains unrequited even though she and Beethoven are engaged for years; Juliette Guicciardi, whom Beethoven loves but who marries a count, regrets that decision, but by then he and Thérèse are engaged. When Beethoven loses Juliette, he moves to the mill at Heiligenstadt; realizing he's becoming deaf, profound depression sets in. He rejects suicide, holding on to remembered sound and to his work, a dedication assisted by Thérèse and others. In later years, we see his devotion to an ungrateful and thieving nephew, his poverty, the isolation of deafness, and the love of friends.
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