Sunday, November 27, 2022

State of the union (1948) - political satire directed by Frank Capra, starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury and Adolphe Menjou

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 124 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Frank Capra
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040834/

Cast

Spencer Tracy ... Grant Matthews
Katharine Hepburn ... Mary Matthews
Van Johnson ... 'Spike' McManus
Angela Lansbury ... Kay Thorndyke
Adolphe Menjou ... Jim Conover
Lewis Stone ... Sam Thorndyke
Howard Smith ... Sam I. Parrish
Charles Dingle ... Bill Nolard Hardy
Margaret Hamilton ... Norah

Description: Aircraft tycoon Grant Matthews is goaded into running for president by his politically ambitious longtime girlfriend, newspaper publisher Kay Thorndyke. At the suggestion of unscrupulous campaign manager Spike McManus, Matthews reunites with his long-estranged wife, Mary, for the sake of appearances. But when the idealistic Mary learns of Kay's behind-the-scenes role, it throws the entire campaign into turmoil. At an important dinner Mary condemns corrupt politicians, and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/7swfurks


Video and audio information:

Video : 3.25 GB, 3769 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 774x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 102 MB, 116 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR


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


Sunday, November 20, 2022

The great McGinty (1940) - little known comedy directed by Preston Sturges, starring Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff and Allyn Joslyn

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 82 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Preston Sturges
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032554/

Cast

Brian Donlevy ... Dan McGinty
Muriel Angelus ... Catherine McGinty
Akim Tamiroff ... The Boss
Allyn Joslyn ... George
William Demarest ... Skeeters - The Politician
Louis Jean Heydt ... Tommy Thompson
Harry Rosenthal ... Louie - The Boss' Bodyguard
Arthur Hoyt ... Mayor Wilfred H. Tillinghast

Description: Tending bar in a seedy club in an out of the way banana republic, Daniel McGinty recounts his recent rise and fall to one of the club's chorus girls and a down on his luck American with suicidal thoughts. The rise began back in the United States where, as a tough guy hobo, he caught the attention of a man simply known as "the Boss" for his ingenuity and chutzpah. The Boss rigged elections for the sole purpose of political grafting, this election for mayor. The Boss hired McGinty to be his muscle, then moved him directly into the political realm when he needed a candidate with no name and thus no background to question. That political realm started as alderman then mayor the state governor. As part of his outward show of respectability, McGinty entered into a marriage of convenience with his secretary, Catherine, which included a built in family. McGinty's life with Catherine and his work for The Boss ended up being incompatible as McGinty, on Catherine's urging, wanted to go straight, while the law began to catch up with The Boss and anyone associated with him...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/cfe17sxj


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.33 GB, 4087 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 790x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 74/46 MB (main/commentary), 126/78 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2 channels, 0x55 = AAC/AAC, CBR/VBR


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, Greek, German) posters and screenshots included


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film historian Samm Deighan. 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, November 6, 2022

So proudly we hail! (1943) - classic war drama directed by Mark Sandrich, starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves and Barbara Britton

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 126 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036367/

Cast

Claudette Colbert ... Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson
Paulette Goddard ... Lt. Joan O'Doul
Veronica Lake ... Lt. Olivia D'Arcy
George Reeves ... Lt. John Summers
Barbara Britton ... Lt. Rosemary Larson
Walter Abel ... Chaplain
Sonny Tufts ... Kansas
Mary Servoss ... Capt. 'Ma' McGregor

Description: A group of U.S. Army nurses leaves San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination, and their lives. Sent to Bataan, in the Philippines, the nurses are led by Lt. Janet Davidson. She is faced with untested nurses who expected an easy time in Honolulu, but who quickly become battle-weary veterans dealing with daily bombardments by the Japanese, overwhelmed by the numbers of wounded, and dwindling supplies. Some of "Davey's" unit also have to deal with romantic entanglements with men they met onboard ship. When Bataan falls, the American forces flee to the offshore island of Corregidor, where they find the Japanese assault just as intense...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/o22axt0k


Video and audio information:

Video : 3.18 GB, 3633 Kbps, 24 fps, 792x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 164
Audio : 107/172 MB (main/commentary), 120/192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2 channels, 0x55 = AAC/AC3, CBR/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-Brazilian, Greek, Hungarian) posters and screenshots included


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film historian Julie Kirgo. 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, October 30, 2022

Les inconnus dans la maison AKA Strangers in the house (1942) - lesser known French crime movie directed by Henri Decoin, starring Raimu, Juliette Faber and Gabrielle Fontan

Rating 7.0/10
Runtime: 95 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Henri Decoin
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034893/

Cast

Raimu ... Maître Hector Loursat
Juliette Faber ... Nicole Loursat
Gabrielle Fontan ... Fine
Héléna Manson ... Madame Manu
Tania Fédor ... Madame Marthe Dossin
Marguerite Ducouret ... Angèle
Jean Tissier ... Ducup
Jacques Baumer ... Maître Gérard Rogissart

Description: Loursat, a lawyer, lives with his daughter Nicole in a sinister and vast bourgeois residence. Abandoned for nearly twenty years by his wife, the brilliant lawyer has sunk into alcoholism and his relationship with his daughter is virtually non-existent. However, one day the corpse of a stranger is discovered in the residence of Loursat. Nicole, who frequents a gang of young people who escape boredom by stealing cars and other objects, is immediately suspected...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/vqwzs0t8


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.49 GB, 3713 Kbps, 24 fps, 790x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 163
Audio : 87 MB, 126 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR


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


Friday, October 21, 2022

Regain AKA Harvest (1937) - another classic French drama from director Marcel Pagnol, starring Gabriel Gabrio, Fernandel, Orane Demazis, Marguerite Moreno, Édouard Delmont and Henri Poupon

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 127 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Marcel Pagnol
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028980/

Cast

Gabriel Gabrio ... Panturle
Orane Demazis ... Irène Richard dite 'Arsule'
Fernandel ... Urbain Gedemus
Marguerite Moreno ... La Mamèche
Édouard Delmont ... Le vieux Gaubert
Henri Poupon ... Lamoureux
Marguerite Chabert ... Martine
Odette Roger ... Alphonsine

Description: In the 30s, a small village in the Provence is losing its inhabitants because young people prefer to go to the city to find easy jobs and escape from being farmers living in poverty. Only a few old people and the poacher Panturle remain. Panturle dreams of bringing the village back to life, finding a wife, founding a family and work as a farmer. One day, the village is visited by a traveling knife-grinder, Urbain Gedemus and a young woman, Arsule. Gedemus treats Arsule like a slave, but Arsule accept this because she has nowhere to go and her 'work' with Gedemus is the last thing that saves her from being a prostitute. When she meets Panturle and knows about his dreams, she escapes from Gedemus and decides to stay with him. Together, they start a new life, made of hard farming work but mostly of happiness to have each other - fulfilling the earlier dreams of Panturle. Can anything break the happiness of their new life?

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/lhqku59y


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.20 GB, 2293 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 656x480 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 152
Audio : 67 MB, 68 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR


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


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Gueule d'amour AKA Lady killer (1937) - classic French drama directed by Jean Grémillon, starring Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Pierre Etchepare and Henri Poupon

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 94 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Jean Grémillon
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027478/

Cast

Jean Gabin ... Lucien Bourrache, 'Gueule d'Amour'
Mireille Balin ... Madeleine
Pierre Etchepare ... Le patron de l'hôtel
Henri Poupon ... Monsieur Cailloux
Jean Aymé ... Le valet de chambre
Pierre Magnier ... Le commandant
Marguerite Deval ... Madame Courtois
René Lefèvre ... René

Description: Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women. He met Madeleine Courtois at Cannes. She is beautiful and lives in luxury. He lends her a large amount of money, which she loses gambling. Then she drops him. But Lucien is now in love, and once demobilized, he goes to Paris to find her again. But he's not so sexy without his uniform, and Madeleine and him do not belong to the same milieu...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/cpnh6i5d


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.60 GB, 2430 Kbps, 24 fps, 656x480 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 157
Audio : 85/53 MB (main/commentary), 126/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2 channels, 0x55 = AAC/AAC, CBR/VBR


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


Double audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by HerrSchreck and flixyflox of Karagarga, classic, arthouse and experimental material private torrent tracker. 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)

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Le crime de Monsieur Lange AKA The crime of Monsieur Lange (1936) - classic French drama directed by Jean Renoir, starring René Lefèvre, Florelle and Jules Berry

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 80 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Jean Renoir
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027478/

Cast

René Lefèvre ... Amédée Lange
Florelle ... Valentine
Jules Berry ... Batala
Marcel Lévesque ... The Concierge
Odette Talazac ... The Concierge's Wife
Henri Guisol ... The Son Meunier
Maurice Baquet ... Charles, The Concierges' Son
Jacques B. Brunius ... Mr. Baigneur

Description: M. Lange is a mild-mannered writer of Western stories for a publishing company. Batala, the salacious owner of the company, flees his creditors. When his train crashes, he takes the opportunity to fake his own death. The abandoned workers, with the help of an eccentric creditor, form a cooperative. They have great success with Lange's stories about the cowboy, Arizona Jim, whose stories parallel the real-life experiences of the cooperative. At the same time, Lange and his neighbor Valentine, an old flame of Batala's, fall in love. When Batala resurfaces, intending to reclaim company, Lange shoots and kills him to protect the cooperative. Lange and Valentine flee the country, stopping at an inn near the Belgian frontier where Valentine tells Lange's story to a group of the inn's patrons who had recognized Lange as the murderer on the run and threatened to alert the police...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/yh7b0aiq


Video and audio information:

Video : 2.38 GB, 4075 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 790x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 155
Audio : 57 MB, 100 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR


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


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hôtel du Nord (1938) - classic French drama directed by Marcel Carné, starring Annabella, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet, Arletty, Paulette Dubost and Andrex

Rating 7.6/10
Runtime: 95 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Marcel Carné
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030252/

Cast

Annabella ... Renée
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Pierre
Louis Jouvet ... Monsieur Edmond
Arletty ... Raymonde
Paulette Dubost ... Ginette
Andrex ... Kenel
André Brunot ... Emile Lecouvreur
Henri Bosc ... Nazarède

Description: On the mournful bank of the meandering Canal St. Martin, at the cheap Parisian Hôtel du Nord, the dejected young lovers, Pierre and Renée, take a room, bent on fulfilling an unholy pact. Then, in the dead of night, a nearly fatal gunshot chills the bone to the marrow, splitting the couple, apparently, forever. However--amid a sad but beautiful panorama of streetwise prostitutes; hard-as-nails procurers in impeccable suits; forlorn survivors; murderous former companions, and the police--unfulfilled desires, secret passions, and a dangerous romantic triangle have the final say. Now, in love's name, high expectations for a fresh start and a deadly semi-automatic pistol separate hope from despair. Can life be as easy as a fairy tale?

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/pgv0kl6d


Also a set of nice extras included:

* Documentary from 1994 on the life and career of director Marcel Carne
* Television program from 1972 on the making of the film
* The poetic vision of Marcel Carne - A conversation between filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and journalist Philippe Morisson
* Trailer

Video and audio information:

Video : 2.05 GB, 3026 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 656x480 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 164
Audio : 80 MB, 116 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR


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


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Les bas-fonds AKA The lower depths (1936) - classic French drama directed by Jean Renoir, starring Jean Gabin, Suzy Prim, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt and Vladimir Sokoloff

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 93 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Jean Renoir
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027336/

Cast

Jean Gabin ... Pepel Wasska
Suzy Prim ... Vassilissa Kostyleva
Louis Jouvet ... Le baron
Jany Holt ... Nastia
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Kostylev
Robert Le Vigan ... L'acteur alcoolique
Camille Bert ... Le comte
René Génin ... Louka - le philosophe

Description: Inhabitants of a flophouse struggle to survive under the harsh treatment imposed by the landlord, Kostylev. One resident, young thief Wasska Pepel, ends his affair with the landlord’s wife, Vassilissa, and takes up with her sister, Natacha. Pepel also befriends the baron, a former nobleman fallen on hard times, but Pepel’s attempts at happiness are complicated when he’s accused of murder by a spiteful Vassilissa...

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Download link (torrent file):

https://ufile.io/j8de02tv


Video and audio information:

Video : 2 GB, 3082 Kbps, 24 fps, 790x576 (1.37:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 161
Audio : 66 MB, 99 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR


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