The son of a famous vigilante returns to his home town... but he's all citified and pantywaisted. Or is he?
The downward spiral of the quality of films Paulette Goddard appeared in in the 1950's would cause a gravitational blackout to anyone viewing them in a single day, but with some of the all-time great schlock names serving as the producers---Sam Katzman, the Danziger brothers, Albert Zugsmith and---gasp---Sigmund Neufeld--- the results easily met the low expectations.
Charlie Chan is an agent of the U.S. government working in Washington DC and he is assigned to investigate the murder of the inventor of a highly advanced torpedo. Aiding Chan is his overeager but dull-witted Number Three son Tommy (Benson Fong) and his Number Two Daughter Iris Chan (Marianne Quon).
Students Veronique and Charlotte meet the same man separately, who makes a date with each of them separately the next evening. When they both show up, he shows up, too, with a third woman.
n California, Maria has awful nightmares with and visions of her sister that committed suicide one year ago. Her roommate Chris invites Maria to travel with her and her friends Tanya and Rose on vacation to her uncle's house in Saguaro, Arizona, to relax. When the group arrives in the house, they immediately go to a night-club to have fun and chase some local guys for sex; however, the evil El Charro is seeking Maria killing her friends with his machete.
In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.
Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney pressure fellow student Fancourt Babberly to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt Donna Lucia. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits with Amy and Kitty, niece and ward of crusty Stephen Spettigue. Complications begin when Fancourt, in drag, becomes the love object of old Spettigue and Sir Francis Chesney.
A student is pressured into pretending to be a classmate's Aunt so he can act as a false chaperone.
An elderly man wearing a silk top hat, mesmerises sparrows –and his audience- in a public square.
Where's Charley? is a 1952 British musical comedy film directed by David Butler and starring Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie and Robert Shackleton. It was an adaptation of the musical Where's Charley? which was in turn based on the play Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas.
Two men find themselves caught up in a baffling caper involving a bag of cash, mysterious landscaper, a (possibly) bugged office, and an inflatable companion.
Music is the magic carpet ride to escape the hard gravity pull of an unhappy home.
A sexually charged comedy about a group of friends from college coerced into reuniting for a 'partner-swapping' weekend by their former ringleader, the formidable Charlie.
Charlie's War is the story of Charlotte Lewis, a woman who is experiencing serious emotional and mental turmoil brought about by nightmares of increasing intensity. In the dreams, she is a young girl, and she runs from unknown terrors. Trying to understand her troubling dreams, Charlotte revisits part of her childhood, which comes back to her in a series of impressionistic memories. Charlie, her sister, Jobie, and her mother move in with her grandmother. It is 1944, and World War II rages in Europe and the Far East. Though Grandma's farm seems to be a peaceful refuge, there is an undercurrent of fear and brooding menace in their surroundings.
The story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was a significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit in the segregated South. The owner, Charlie Fitzgerald, welcomed blacks and whites to his club. From the 1930s to the 1960s, many of the greatest black musicians played there, including Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown and Little Richard.
Charlie buys a camping trailer from a friend and he and Junior surprise Bessie with it. Charlie gets into many mishaps during the ensuing camping trip, and as a result, gets whacked on the on the head with a skillet by Bessie several times.
Charlie Smith recalls segregation, working construction and moonshine. But the real subject of this documentary short is the septuagenarian's wry manner of dodging Kevin Jerome Everson's questions. By focusing on the kind of dissembling, familiar speech that a more traditional documentary filmmaker would cut, Everson suggests that the work of portraiture has less to do with getting the facts than taking the long way around the barn. - Max Goldberg
Part of BFI collection "Land of Promise".
This film, based on a Jim Carroll short story, recounts the tale of Curtis and his encounter with voodoo. Curtis is a drug addict who has become paranoid, thinking that his wife's mother has cast evil spells on him. He meets his friend Jim and asks him for help in counteracting her black magic. Jim tries to reason with his friend, but when that fails, he decides to play along and make him a talisman. Drawing a snake on a scrap of paper and mumbling an incantation, Jim gives him this charm. This immediately solves Curtis's problems...or does it?
Persian (Iranian) Movie
Taechyd is a police officer who was ordered to go into hiding by his superior after his case with a drug dealer fell apart when the evidence against the criminal disappeared. Techit goes and lives at a resort run by Sritrang, his childhood friend. They both wanted to become cops ever since they were young. Both of them made it, but Sritrung had to quit after both her parents died in an accident and she ends up having to take care of the corn farm and resort. Eventually, Taechyd meets Siangwaan (Min) a ghost who doesn't remember anything and knows nothing. I guess he calls her Siangwaan because of the sound of her voice, sieng waan means "a cheerful voice." Taechyd must figure out why Siangwaan is haunting Sritrung's resort and why he is the only one that can communicate with her. On the other hand we have Paul, whom Sritrung and Taechyd believe to be the right hand man of the bad drug dealer. He has a history with Sritrung. He was her elder in college and they dated for awhile before he had to leave Sritrung. They must work out their feelings for each other while trying to figure out the mystery of Siangwaan.
A dream of falling from the sky...and then birth. Rakka is born from a large cocoon into the Old Home, greeted by a group of females with small wings on their backs and shining halos above their heads. Soon Rakka’s own wings grow, a halo is placed on her head and she is told that she must work in the nearby town of Grie. She soon realizes that the town and the entire world they live in are confined behind the Wall, a tall, impenetrable wall that none except the mysterious Toga are allowed to exit.
By Any Means, also known as Ireland to Sydney by Any Means, is a television series following Long Way Round and Long Way Down star Charley Boorman. Travelling from Wicklow, Ireland, to Sydney, Australia, it features him completing the journey using 112 modes of transport and only travelling by plane when absolutely necessary.
The series begins in U.C. 0001, at the very beginning of human space colonization, when a space colony called Laplace is destroyed during a ceremony hosted by the Federation's Prime Minister ushering in the Universal Century dating system. The main story takes place in UC 0096, sixteen years after the end of the One Year War, three years after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, and 27 years before Mobile Suit Gundam F91. The story revolves around Banagher Links, a seemingly normal boy living and going to school in the space colonies. His life changes one day when he meets a girl named Audrey Burne, as the encounter brings him into contact with a new Gundam and its connections to an item called "Laplace's Box."
This comical suspense drama centers around Kaoru, a divorced female detective, and Hinako, a housewife married to a detective. Hinako can't keep her curious nature bottled and is constantly trying solve the cases her husband talks about at the dinner table. Kaoru inevitably sees what she is up to and tries to keep her from getting in the way, but sometimes the determined housewife suprises everyone with her simple observations! With no murder or violence involved in this detective story, this is a title parents can safely enjoy with their children.
Snoopy's Reunion is the 34th prime-time animated TV special based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It originally aired on the CBS network on May 1, 1991 as part of the short-lived animated anthology series Toon Night. It is the only Peanuts TV special to date not to have "Charlie Brown" in the title, it's also one of the few Peanuts specials to feature the adults.
ABC World News is the flagship daily evening television news program of ABC News, the news division of the American Broadcasting Company television network in the United States. Currently the weekday editions (going by title ABC World News Tonight with David Muir) are anchored by David Muir. ABC World News has been anchored at various times by a number of other people since its debut in 1953. It also has used various titles, including ABC Evening News from 1970 to 1978 and World News Tonight from 1978 to 2006.
Helter Skelter is a 1976 TV film based on the 1974 book by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. In the United States, it aired over two nights. In some countries it was shown in theaters with additional footage. The movie is based upon the murders committed by the Charles Manson Family. The best-known victim was actress Sharon Tate. The title was taken from the Beatles' song of the same name. According to the theory put forward by the prosecution, Manson used the term for an anticipated race war, and "healter skelter" [sic] was scrawled in blood on the refrigerator door at the house of one of the victims. It recounts the murders Manson committed, the investigation, and the 1970-71 trial where prosecuting D.A. Bugliosi attempted to draw connections between the Manson family and his violent convictions. The 1976 film, directed by Tom Gries, stars Steve Railsback as Manson and George DiCenzo as Bugliosi. Writer JP Miller received a 1977 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best TV Feature or MiniSeries Teleplay. In 2004, the book was adapted for a second made-for-TV movie, written and directed by John Gray and featuring Jeremy Davies as Manson.
The hunt is on to find the murderer of a wealthy glamorous heiress who is found dead in her London townhouse. Based on the short story by Agatha Christie.