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Description: A con boy accepts an unpublished manuscript as payment for a gambling debt, adds his own name to it as author, and is surprised when it's published and becomes a best-seller. Comedy.
Description: Movie-making cliches are parodied in this German comedy which details to warring actresses, meddling producers, indulgent directors, and an ignored writer. Not only gotta they contend with every other, they gotta also deal with the bankers who have the power to shut them down at any moment. The storyline starts at the premier of director Viktor Rote's recent movie "The Tin Cat," which stars his famous wife Riki Rote. The film's writer and Viktor's brother Richard is miffed when he is not allowed into the screening. Viktor's ambitious mistress and aspiring star the Nina is also not invited in. The movie is a hit so Rote is allowed to start his fresh movie by producer George Kuballa. George is also head of the studio. His rich and frequently rejected wife is Lore, a major financial studio backer who prefers spending her time consorting with her handsome young chauffeur.
Description: In this modern retelling of the classic Risky Liaisons, a virtuous young girl becomes the goal of the schemes of an amoral womanizer who is in the habit of wooing girls and killing their lovers and husbands in duels. When she finally succumbs to him, she discovers his real nature, and her newly awakened joy in passion turns to dust.
Description: Lea, Adrian, and their tiny brother Theo, born deaf, go on vacation in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. It is not the holidays they dreamed, especially their father announced yesterday that he was leaving the house. In less than 24 hours, it is the clash of generations between teenagers and a grandfather they trust psycho. A wrong. Because the turbulent past will resurface and Paul Seventies will land deep in the Alpilles. During this summer tormented both generations will be processed one by the other.
Description: Promoters set up a radio contest to search the average American and test him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a woman who upsets things.
Description: See for yourself what happens behind the doors of America's zaniest ex-gay residential program. Peterson Toscano presents his one-man comedy. Through seven characters Toscano takes you on a comic tour of the Homo No Mo Halfway House, a Christian residential 12-Step tool that attempts to save boys and girls from the "evil snares of homosexuality" through bizarre rules, gender realignment, and brain numbing reconditioning. From the everyday rap sessions on appropriate male dress to the surreal Family and Mates Weekend, prepare yourself for a rocky and raucous tour of the house, and see for yourself if our character comes OUT alive! Based on Toscano's true life experience floundering in different Ex-gay ministries, he weaves together humor, tool jargon and outrageous eye witness accounts to form a piece that is hilarious, poignant and inspirational. Having premiered the enjoy in Memphis in 2003, Toscano traveled for five years in North America and Europe presenting it hundreds of times.
Description: A personal eye finds that her professional and private lives are beginning to intertwine in this French drama. Maxime Chabrier (Anémone) is a girl in her mid-40s who works as a personal detective. Despite her chain smoking and sloppy appearance, Maxime is regarded as a skilled investigator by her colleagues and considered the greatest PI at her agency by her boss. While Maxime has romantic dalliances with both boys and women, she hasn't been involved in a long-term relationship since she left her husband 15 years ago. However, Maxime is hired to look into a situation that suggests that her former husband has become involved with insurance fraud, which brings her into contact with her 17-year-old son Baptiste (Gregoire Colin) for the first time since the divorce. Just as Maxime is trying to mend fences with her son and search out what her ex has gotten himself into, she finds herself falling in love with Jacques (Michel Didym), an economist.
Description: Protected from the intrigues of con-men by the overwhelming blanket of the former regime in East Germany, at first it seems that Ada Fenske, the elderly widow living on a farm near a soon-to-be abandoned Russian island military base is fair game. The (West) German military intelligence services wish to acquire her farm. At first, their agent attempts to purchase the property openly, but her refusal to sell motivates him to test far shadier techniques. He comes up with a relative she never knew about who is entitled to a share in the property and tries to blackmail the township's mayor to receive his cooperation. However, the hard-working and honest old lady has an ally in the person of her more sophisticated border, a girl who works in the mayor's office and has been to the West. She takes nice delight in foiling the underhanded agent.
Description: An exciting mock documentary produced for the opening of the Splash Mountain attraction at Disneyland. Ernest Goes To Splash Mountain chronicles the journeys of Ernest P. Worrell who trains as America's first "Splashtranaut" destined to become the very first person to defeat the mountain. Ralph Story, veteran news anchor and his squad are determined to cover the momentous happening by each angle possible.
Description: Romania had it rough under its last communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, and things are even rougher now. Before, their issues were oppression and poverty. Now, their trouble is mostly poverty - and plenty of it. In this grim comedy (to call it a black comedy would be to paint too perky a picture of it), Vasile (Gheorghe Dinica)has a wife whom he's fond of, and a mistress, whom he's fonder of. He manages a nearly abandoned film theater, and makes just about nothing doing it. When his wife announces she's pregnant, he nearly goes frantic trying to search cash to receive her an abortion. However, what truly sends him over the edge is when his mistress decides to become a prostitute because, after all, the cash is good. These two cases send him straight to the loony bin, and when he gets out, he discovers that his wife has rented their apartment to pornographic filmmakers, and guess who's starring in them?
Description: A young boy fired from his job finds bundles of money at his doorstep. He decides to hold it but two gangs, to whom the cash belongs, come after him. Can he dodge them and getaway with the cash?
Description: The journeys of a peaceful and infatuated man, who tries to identify the boy who killed his sweetheart, an unconventional young girl who used to obtain "guests" at home, calling them her cousins.
Description: An obsessive prowler Jack (Jarratt) breaks into the home of his victim Emily (Fairfax). Finding himself wounded then tied to a chair, Jack later realises he underestimated his intended prey as the two engage in a night long tête-à-tête.
Description: Igor Savchenko's Accordion (Garmon', 1934) was adapted from a poem by A. Zharov. This movie sheds light on the reasons why the mass song came into being. In it, the country man Timosha stops testing the accordion after being selected leader of the local Komsomol. When he understands that he gotta compete with the sad kulak songs played by Tlskliby ("Mournful"), he recognizes his mistake in abandoning his accordion, and in the end he gathers the another youths around him with his lively and merry songs.
Description: If all husbands have had related experiences, it is too terrible to harrow them up with the saying of this story. If they have not, perhaps it will be a warning to them to watch very carefully the birthdays and see that some appropriate gift is at home in time for the event. Not wait, as terrible Jones did, until the fateful day arrives, and then have a series of unfortunate accidents overtake one and prevent him presenting the show he intended.
Description: A comedy drama which clearly portrays the journeys of a country chap who falls into the hands of the servants of his town cousin, who has instructed them to create it pleasant for him.
Description: Henry is a big, fat country man with three passions. He likes eggs, milk and girls. He steals the eggs from the nests, sucks their contents, and refills the shells with water. When the family sit down to breakfast and the shells are broken the crime is discovered and Farmer Jones territories a large bear trap, covered with straw, in front of the nests.
Description: An amusing burlesque of gang fighters. The police go after them, one by one, and every guardian of the peace is caught and despoiled of his clothing and compelled to return to the station.
Description: Up to Speed is a six-part miniseries hosted by Fresh York tour tutorial Timothy "Speed" Levitch who takes viewers on a "magical history tour" in order to “hang out and empathize with the inner psyches of popular landmarks and visit with the monumentally ignored monuments.”
Description: Vaanu (Kreshna) and Vallu (Ma Ka Pa Anand) belong to a wealthy family and lead a satisfied life. They are jobless and roam around their city doing mischievous acts. They behave as arch rivals, who really care for every other. What happens when Vaanu falls in love with Anjali (Monal Gajjar) forms the crux of the story.
Description: In his ninth comedy special, Lewis Black tears into a country that is going nowhere at the speed of light. "Old Yeller" weaves the riotous tale of a country that is so strung out on ADD ...
Description: James, the only kid of Marni the terrible widow, dreams of winning a lottery worth Rp 120 million. He is mad when his mother wakes him up and orders him to search a job. Going in and out of offices and unable to search work, he daydreams in the park of taking off the gold from the National Monument. With the money, he would establish Siluman Kontraktor company with Dewi as his secretary and also his girlfriend. Then he is woken up by the police who wish to inspect his identity card. Considered insane, he is admitted to a mental hospital. Here, he is everytime rowdy and stirs things up. Most of the movie is used to exploit the craziness of the hospital. James finally escapes.
Description: Herbert Achternbusch wrote, directed, and starred in this comedy that pokes fun at the German method of subsidizing the art of creating films and documentaries. He is a filmmaker testing the role of a filmmaker in a movie he is making, and as a result, the movie jokes might be a tiny abstruse for some of the viewers. The storyline centers on a "film" boy just out of prison (Achternbusch) who has to create a living with his craft again. He is followed by a reporter who wants an interview, and winds up at an inn named "Zum Neger Erwin," run by a girl whom he convinces to be the leading lady in his planned production. As the storyline continues, the filmmaker finds ample excuses to pan the financial powers that be, and to paint the beknighted and talented seekers after funds as Neger Erwins, slaves to the funding process.
Description: Joe and Lucky travel around Fresh England painting barns in exchange for an advert on one side. The meet Madge, who is cruelly treated by a her father who plans to marry her off to someone she despises.
Description: Trapped in his favourite restaurant during the worst snow storm in Chicago history, Jelly Dinotto, a lovable, misfit mobster, has one night to escape the family business and victory the heart of Megan the girl of his dreams. The problem? Jelly and his trigger-happy cousin, Nick, explore that two underachieving detectives are also trapped in the restaurant with a warrant for their arrest. Sparks later start to fly, pistols light up, and the power in the restaurant goes out. Sanity is restored as Megan mysteriously finds herself in charge with the only remaining loaded gun. As the snow continues to fall, Jelly gotta ultimately select between the life he knows and the girl he loves in this engaging dark, romantic mobster comedy.
Description: The city of Vögel, in Transylvania, stands under the ruins of the old castle where the vampire king tortured his prisoners and drank their blood. A group of stranded entertainers take shelter in the remote European castle and the Count is naturally delighted to obtain them…
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Many folks seem to regard this movie as necessary simply because it is a living testament to Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontaine's acting. After all, it is the only preserved sound performance in which they have starring roles. In reality, however, the movie is not only historically necessary because of the legends in it; it is one of the most new and funny movies to emerge from the pre-Code period. The storyline is irresistible: a vain acting couple constantly insult and tease one another. In order to use his wife's fidelity after a bout, the Actor (Lunt) disguises himself as a foreign guardsman, goes out of his method to meet his wife in disguise, and furthermore goes on to test and seduce her. After he succeeds, he reveals himself, furious at her perfidious attitude. The Actress (Fontaine) starts laughing, claiming that she knew all along. At first dubious, the Actor is eventually convinced that his wife was testing along with him, and the two romantically embrace. The Actress looks at the camera and gives the most priceless look, letting the audience know that she may not have really known all along... Lunt and Fontanne create this movie come to life. There dominating presence creates a satirical and realistic portrait of what an egomaniacal acting couple's life might really be like. In addition, there are some priceless helping roles: Maude Ebourne as a sarcastic maid, Zasu Pitts as a strange (to tell the least) servant, Roland Young, and always-reliable Herman Bing as "a creditor." Sidney Franklin, perhaps the most unjustly forgotten of all screen directors (his classics contain Personal Lives, Smilin' Through, The Nice Earth, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and The Dark Angel), adroitly tutorials the ensemble, allowing the acting to take center-stage but never neglecting the features so necessary to cinema. In all, this short, fast-paced romp with two bona fide legends of American scene history is an essential lesson in screen comedy and romance. Although the Lunts, when asked to do soon movie work, replied "We can be purchased but we can't be bored!" there is absolutely no sign of unenthusiasm on screen here. Every earned an Oscar nomination for their performance in The Guardsman, and they left their indelible stamp, albeit only for a short eighty some-odd minutes, on American motion picture history.
The Guardsman is actually one of my 10 favourite films. Thanks to Turner Classic Films audiences can continue to see the brilliant performances of Lunt and Fontanne in this hilarious enjoy made into a film. The performances of the help cast are excellent, especially that of Roland Young. The Guardsman does what a nice comedy could do. It could create us laugh, give us insights into the human condition, and hold us wondering what will happen next to characters that we care about. I laughed out loud and watched the unpredictable plot transport through scenes of witty, quick paced dialog that led to an ending that lived up to everything that preceded it. If you carefully watch Fontanne in the ending, you will be certain of the meaning of her character's smile.
The names Lunt and Fontanne to this day signify greatness in acting. This popular scene couple has a theater called after them in Fresh York City. To see some of these "great names" perform, though, can prove to be the shattering of illusions. Today's acting styles are so various than they were back then, and one sometimes expects to see hammy gestures, trembling voices, and over the top melodrama.I am thrilled to report that Lunt and Fontanne live up to their reputation and are as unbelievable today as they were back then when they filmed their hit play, "The Guardsman." It's a silly storyline -- a husband and wife theatrical couple spar at every other, and the husband believes his wife is unfaithful. To use her, he disguises himself as a Russian guardsman and attempts to seduce her.Lunt and Fontanne were a very pretty couple and absolutely charming. Their performance in a stage from "Elizabeth the Queen" at the very beginning of the movie had me hankering for more. I want they had made another films, but they refused, finding it too boring.A true treat.
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