Sunday, March 29, 2020

Kansas City Confidential (1952) - little known film noir from director Phil Karlson, starring John Payne, Coleen Gray and Preston Foster

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 99 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Phil Karlson
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044789/

Cast

John Payne ... Joe Rolfe
Coleen Gray ... Helen Foster
Preston Foster ... Tim Foster
Neville Brand ... Boyd Kane
Lee Van Cleef ... Tony Romano
Jack Elam ... Pete Harris
Dona Drake ... Teresa
Mario Siletti ... Tomaso
Howard Negley ... Andrews

Description: In Kansas City, Missouri, the criminals Peter Harris, Boyd Kane and Tony Romano are individually hired by a stranger that plots the robbery of an armored car after receiving the money from a bank in the next door of a flower shop. Each one of them wears masks and does not know the identities of the others; therefore they can not recognize each other. They succeed in the heist of 1.2 million dollars and escape in a van of the Western Florists. Mentor of the robbery gives them tickets to travel abroad, promising to share the money later. Meanwhile, the decorated soldier and ex-con driver of the Western Florists van Joe Rolfe that is delivering flowers in the shop is framed. He is accused of participating of the heist, arrested and worked-over by the police, loses his job, and when the police recognizes the mistake, he is released. Unemployed, he discovers that Peter Harris went to Tijuana, and he decides to chase the criminal and request one fifth of the amount.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TANY39WM6O0zj_4hRNcWvN-NTrYatFog

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=88148701245666193253


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.67 GB, 2404 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 758x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 148
Audio : 318 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English (including hearing impaired), Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Greek, Turkish, Finnish) posters and screenshots included

Monday, March 16, 2020

The sons of Katie Elder (1965) - lesser known western from director Henry Hathaway, starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Michael Anderson Jr. and Earl Holliman

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 122 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Hanry Hathaway
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059740/

Cast

John Wayne ... John Elder
Dean Martin ... Tom Elder
Martha Hyer ... Mary Gordon
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Bud Elder
Earl Holliman ... Matt Elder
Jeremy Slate ... Ben Latta
James Gregory ... Morgan Hastings
Paul Fix ... Sheriff Billy Wilson
George Kennedy ... Curley
Dennis Hopper ... Dave Hastings
Sheldon Allman ... Harry Evers
John Litel ... Minister
John Doucette ... Hyselman

Description: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John, the eldest, is a well-known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get their ranch back from the town's gunsmith who won it from their father in a card game, after which he was murdered. Troubles come, however, just because they carry the Elder name...

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1432SeX7QgQ-sySlnqSlvz4a4-_H8IS9Q

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=49095429322404320697


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.51 GB, 2945 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x434 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 195 MB, 224 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, German closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Greek, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Polish) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Hombre (1967) - little known western from director Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman and Frederic March

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 111 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Martin Ritt
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061770/

Cast

Paul Newman ... John Russell
Fredric March ... Favor
Richard Boone ... Grimes
Diane Cilento ... Jessie
Cameron Mitchell ... Braden
Barbara Rush ... Audra Favor
Peter Lazer ... Billy Lee
Margaret Blye ... Doris
Martin Balsam ... Henry Mendez
Skip Ward ... Steve Early
Frank Silvera ... Mexican Bandit
David Canary ... Lamar Dean
Val Avery ... Delgado

Description: Pale-skinned, blue-eyed, but reared by the fearsome Apache Indians, John Russell is a white man who has embraced the ways of his fellow Apaches. When his father dies, leaving him a boarding house, John finds himself in a dusty stagecoach along with a mismatched septet of passengers, including his Mexican-American friend Mendez, landlady Jessie, brutal Cicero Grimes, after deciding to sell the property. Before long, the travellers will show their true colours, unbeknownst to them, however, that ruthless bandits have set their sights on robbing them. Now the only person who stands between the murderous cut-throats and the helpless commuters is John - a man of few words who knows how to handle his deadly rifle. Is Hombre their only chance of survival?

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gyWr63rDq-7YwK-9mXPi4HjvtLz40wfS

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=00618596164994320324


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.36 GB, 1760 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x436 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 177 MB, 224 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Greek, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Czech, Polish) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Marius (1931), Fanny (1932), César (1936) - The Marseille Trilogy - classic trio of Marcel Pagnol movies, directed by Alexander Korda, Marc Allégret and Pagnol himself




Rating 7.9/10 + 7.7/10 + 7.6/10
Runtime: 396 min (127/128/141)
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Alexander Korda/ Marc Allégret/ Marcel Pagnol
IMDb Link:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022125/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022877/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027489/

Cast

Raimu ... César Ollivier
Pierre Fresnay ... Marius Ollivier
Orane Demazis ... Fanny
Fernand Charpin ... Honoré Panisse (as Charpin)
Alida Rouffe ... Honorine Cabanis
Paul Dullac ... Félix Escartefigue
Alexandre Mihalesco ... Piquoiseau (as Mihalesco)
Robert Vattier ... Albert Brun
Édouard Delmont ... Le Goelec
Paul Dullac ... Félix Escartefigue
Robert Vattier ... Aldebert Brun
Marcel Maupi ... Innocent Mangiapan (as Maupi)
Édouard Delmont ... Le docteur Felicien Venelle (as Delmont)
Milly Mathis ... Tante Claudine Foulon


Description: In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early masterpieces Marius, Fanny, and César mix theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an epic love story from the fabric of everyday life. Gruff, sentimental César (music-hall star Raimu) owns a waterfront bar in the Old Port of Marseille where his son, Marius (Pierre Fresnay), wipes down tables and dreams of a life at sea. The prosperous, middle-aged sailmaker Panisse (Fernand Charpin) wants to wed Marius’s sweetheart, Fanny (Orane Demazis), setting up a fateful romantic triangle whose story unfolds across a generation in the films of The Marseille Trilogy, which first earned Pagnol his place in cinema history.


Marius (1931) - César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles and various old salts. Friends since childhood, Fanny and Marius love each other, but Marius has a secret wanderlust: every ship's whistle stirs a longing for foreign lands. When M. Panisse seeks Fanny's hand in marriage and when a departing clipper needs a deckhand, Marius and Fanny must decide who and what they love most. César, with his generous, comic spirit, tries to guide his son

Fanny (1932) - Marius has left, signed up for a five year hitch on a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. In his few letters to his father César, he hardly mentions Fanny. When she finds she is pregnant, she considers her options: suicide, to raise the child on her own, to wait for Marius, or to marry Honoré Panisse, the older merchant who seeks her hand. These choices are emotional: to raise a bastard, to trust in Marius' eventual return, to believe he'll want to marry her, to save her mother from shame, to fool Panisse, to give her child a name. In scenes dramatizing Fanny's honesty, she talks to her mother, then Panisse, César, and later Marius, and she makes her choices.

César (1936) - Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot bring himself to tell his son Cesariot that his real father is Marius, the absent son of César, Cesariot's godfather. Panisse leaves that to Fanny, the lad's mother. Dissembling that he's off to see a friend, Cesariot then seeks Marius, now a mechanic in Toulon. Posing as a journalist, Cesariot spends time with Marius and leaves believing tales he is a petty thief. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Cesariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be.


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http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=39597507849999794548


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.74 GB, 2000 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 690x576 (1.20:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 148
Audio : 204 MB, 224 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Video : 3.30 GB, 3705 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 692x576 (1.20:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 88 MB, 96 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AAC, CBR

Video : 2.02 GB, 2100 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 758x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 148
Audio : 226 MB, 224 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The undefeated (1969) - another lesser known western from director Andrew V. McLaglen, starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson

Rating 6.7/10
Runtime: 119 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065150/

Cast

John Wayne ... Col. John Henry Thomas
Rock Hudson ... Col. James Langdon
Antonio Aguilar ... General Rojas
Roman Gabriel ... Blue Boy
Marian McCargo ... Ann
Lee Meriwether ... Margaret
Merlin Olsen ... Little George
Melissa Newman ... Charlotte
Bruce Cabot ... Jeff Newby
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Bubba Wilkes
Ben Johnson ... Short Grub

Description: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IPOOfwhrd7bf0NNHTJnBTR2LmgDNLDB6


Video and audio information:

Video : 3.88 GB, 4695 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x430 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 379 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, German, Turkish, Polish) posters and screenshots included

Friday, February 14, 2020

Lust for life (1956) - classic drama from directors Vincente Minnelli and George Cukor, starring late Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 122 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli and George Cukor
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049456/

Cast

Kirk Douglas ... Vincent Van Gogh
Anthony Quinn ... Paul Gauguin
James Donald ... Theo Van Gogh
Pamela Brown ... Christine
Everett Sloane ... Dr. Gachet
Niall MacGinnis ... Roulin
Noel Purcell ... Anton Mauve
Henry Daniell ... Theodorus Van Gogh
Madge Kennedy ... Anna Cornelia Van Gogh

Description: Vincent Van Gogh is the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships. He fails at being a preacher to coal miners. He fails in his relationships with women. He earns some respect among his fellow painters, especially Paul Gauguin, but he does not get along with them. He only manages to sell one painting in his lifetime. The one constant good in his life is his brother Theo, who is unwavering in his moral and financial support.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SN-c0289TQQxoHf6OKpH4PRvwnoVhX08

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=00243217715960636779


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.98 GB, 2314 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x402 (2.55:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 392/79 MB (main/commentary), 448/90 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/AAC, VBR/CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English (including hearing impaired), Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, French, Greek, Italian, Turkish) posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film historian Drew Casper. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, additional track on Track 2)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

A letter to three wifes (1949) - classic drama from director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring late Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Paul Douglas and Jeffrey Lynn

Rating 7.8/10
Runtime: 103 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041587/

Cast

Jeanne Crain ... Deborah Bishop
Linda Darnell ... Lora Mae Hollingsway
Ann Sothern ... Rita Phipps
Kirk Douglas ... George Phipps
Paul Douglas ... Porter Hollingsway
Barbara Lawrence ... Babe Finney
Jeffrey Lynn ... Brad Bishop
Connie Gilchrist ... Ruby Finney
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Manleigh
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Manleigh

Description: Lora May Hollingsway, who grew up next to the wrong side of the tracks, married her boss who thinks she is just a gold digger. Rita Phipps makes as much money writing radio scripts at night as her school teacher husband does. Deborah Bishop looked great in a Navy uniform in WWII but fears she'll never be dressed just right for the Country Club set. These three wives are boarding a boat filled with children going on a picnic when a messenger on a bicycle hands them a letter addressed to all three from Addie who has just left town with one of their husbands. They won't know which one until that night...

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WV4ev9TpvTMho9paWWOvjRUvM4r0awmp

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=71002120371892188855


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.85 GB, 3962 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 768x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 64 MB, 87 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AAC, VBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Japanese closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English (including hearing impaired), Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, French, Greek, Italian, Turkish) posters and screenshots included

Friday, January 24, 2020

McLintock (1963) - another classic western from director Andrew V. McLaglen, starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne and Stefanie Powers

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 127 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057298/

Cast

John Wayne ... George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock
Maureen O'Hara ... Katherine Gilhooley McLintock
Patrick Wayne ... Devlin Warren
Stefanie Powers ... Rebecca 'Becky' McLintock
Jack Kruschen ... Jake Birnbaum
Chill Wills ... Drago
Yvonne De Carlo ... Louise Warren
Jerry Van Dyke ... Matt Douglas Jr.
Edgar Buchanan ... Bunny Dull
Bruce Cabot ... Ben Sage

Description: George Washington McLintock, "GW" to friends and foes alike, is a cattle king, mining and timber baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also surprised to see that his estranged and obstinate wife, Katherine has also returned. She had left him some years before without really explaining what he had done, but she does make the point of saying that she's returned to take their daughter back to the State Capitol with her. GW is highly respected by everyone around him, including the farmers who are pouring into the territories with free grants of land and the Indians who are under threat of being relocated to another reservation the territorial governor, Cuthbert H. Humphrey. Between his wife, his headstrong daughter, the crooked land agent and the thieving government Indian agent, GW tries to keep the peace and do what is best for everyone...

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/17t1kGoWX5Gg8a_UBlonMDyHK_gBLterU

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=08697971354800225910


Video and audio information:

Video : 4.02 GB, 4515 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 1024x428 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 408/73 MB (main/commentary), 448/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/AAC, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Portuguese-Brazilian closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English (including hearing impaired), Spanish, Portuguese, French, Greek, German, Turkish, Swedish, Dutch, Polish) posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film historians Leonard Maltin and Frank Thompson, actors Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers and Michael Pate, producer Michael Wayne, and director Andrew V. McLaglen. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, additional track on Track 2)