Concrete Cowboys is a 1979 American made-for-television western adventure film starring Jerry Reed and Tom Selleck, directed by Burt Kennedy. It was broadcast on CBS on October 17, 1979.
The film is also known as Highway Action (in Finland), Nashville detective (in Italy) and Ramblin' Man, the latter under which it was released on video by a few companies, including Edde Entertainment.Will Eubanks (Tom Selleck) and his rowdy gambling buddy J.D. Reed (Jerry Reed) are two good-time roustabouts. After being caught in a sting card game, the two men are forced to leave town in a hurry. Hopping on a freight train, they end up in Nashville and, mistaken for detectives, they are hired to locate a singer (Morgan Fairchild) who has mysteriously disappeared. By the time they realize this game is more than either one of them can handle, they are embroiled in an intricate blackmail scheme with deadly results.
The Magic Sword (also known as St. George and the Dragon, St. George and the Seven Curses, the film's original title, and The Seven Curses of Lodac) is a 1962 American adventure fantasy film, that is loosely based on the medieval legend of Saint George and the Dragon. Original release date: April 1962
George is the foster son of Sybil, an elderly somewhat ineffectual sorceress. She brought him up after his 'royal parents died of the plague' in his infancy. Upon watching her through the pool of magic, George has fallen in love with Princess Helene.Helene is kidnapped by the wizard Lodac, who brazenly informs her father that he intends to feed her to his pet dragon in seven days, revenge for the death of his sister at the same age as Helene is now: 18. George goes on a quest with his newly obtained magic sword, steed, invulnerable suit of armour, and six magically frozen and then revived knights, to try to liberate his lady love. Directed by Bert I. GordonProduced by Bert I. GordonWritten by Bernard SchoenfeldCast:Basil Rathbone as LodacEstelle Winwood as SybilGary Lockwood as Sir GeorgeAnne Helm as Princess HeleneLiam Sullivan as Sir BrantonDanielle De Metz as MignonetteMerritt Stone as The KingJacques Gallo as Sir Dennis of FranceDavid Cross as Sir Pedro of SpainJohn Mauldin as Sir Patrick of IrelandTaldo Kenyon as Sir Anthony of ItalyAngus Duncan as Sir James of ScotlandLeroy Johnson as Sir Ulrich of Germany (Voice by Paul Frees, uncredited)Marlene Callahan as Princess GraceNick Bon Tempi as Left Siamese TwinPaul Bon Tempi as Right Siamese TwinAnn Graves as Princess LauraLorrie Richards as AnneJack Kosslyn as The OgreMaila Nurmi as The Hag / SorceressTed Finn as 1st DwarfAngelo Rossitto as 2nd Dwarf
Captain Kidd is a 1945 American adventure film starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton. It was directed by Rowland V. Lee, his last before he retired, and produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser. The music was conducted by Werner Janssen. The film was released by United Artists. In his memoirs, Nikita Khrushchev noted that this was one of Joseph Stalin's favorite films, and that Stalin identified with the mischievous captain.This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score at the 18th Academy Awards.Original release date: November 22, 1945
In 1699, pirate William Kidd loots and destroys the English galleon The Twelve Apostles near Madagascar. He and three confederates bury the stolen treasure on a remote island.He returns to London and hires a gentleman's gentleman. Kidd then presents himself at the court of William III of England as an honest shipmaster seeking a royal commission as a privateer after striking his colors to a pirate. The king is persuaded by Kidd that the captain of The Twelve Apostles was that pirate, who has disappeared with its treasure. The King grants the commission.Kidd recruits a crew from condemned pirates in Newgate and Marshalsea prisons, promising them a royal pardon at the end of their voyage. Among them is the quarrelsome though cultured Adam Mercy.Directed by Rowland V. LeeProduced by Benedict BogeausScreenplay by Norman Reilly RaineStory by Robert N. LeeCASTCharles Laughton as Capt. William KiddRandolph Scott as Adam MercyBarbara Britton as Lady Anne DunstanJohn Carradine as Orange PoveyGilbert Roland as Jose LorenzoJohn Qualen as Bartholomew BlivensSheldon Leonard as Cyprian BoyleWilliam Farnum as Capt. RawsonHenry Daniell as King William IIIReginald Owen as Cary ShadwellAbner Biberman as Theodore Blades (uncredited)Harry Cording as Newgate Prison WarderRay Teal as Michael O'Shawn (uncredited)Frederick Worlock as Landers, Newgate Prison Governor (uncredited)
Before The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), came it's predecessor by the same name, also starring dinosaurs. The Lost World is a 1925 American silent fantasy giant monster adventure film adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel of the same name. The film was produced and distributed by First National Pictures, a major Hollywood studio at the time, and stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger. It was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O'Brien, a forerunner of his work on the original King Kong. Doyle appears in a frontispiece to the film, absent from some extant prints. Original release date:February 2, 1925.
In 1998, The Lost World was deemed 'culturally, historically or aesthetically significant' by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.PlotFrom a lost expedition to a plateau in the borders of Peru, Brazil and Colombia, Paula White brings the journal of her father, explorer Maple White, to the eccentric Professor Challenger in London. The journal features sketches of dinosaurs which is enough proof for Challenger to publicly announce that dinosaurs still walk the earth. Met with ridicule at an academic meeting at the Zoological Hall, Challenger reluctantly accepts a newspaper's offer to finance a mission to rescue Maple White. Professor Challenger, Paula White, sportsman Sir John Roxton, news reporter Edward Malone (who is a friend of Roxton and wishes to go on the expedition to impress his fiancée), a skeptical professor Summerlee, an Indian servant Zambo, and Challenger's butler Austin leave for the plateau.At their campsite at the base of the plateau, the explorers are shocked when a large rock falls, sent their way by an Apeman perched on top of an overhead ledge. As the crew look up to see their attacker, Challenger spies overhead a Pteranodon (mistakenly calling it a Pterodactylus) killing and eating a young Toxodon which proves that the statements in Maple White's diary are true. Leaving Zambo and Austin at the camp, they cross a chasm onto the plateau by cutting down a tree and using it as a bridge, but it is knocked over by a Brontosaurus, leaving them trapped.The explorers witness various life-and-death struggles between the prehistoric beasts of the plateau. An Allosaurus attacks a Trachodon, and knocks it into a bog. The Allosaurus then attacks, and is driven off by a Triceratops. Eventually, the Allosaurus makes its way to the campsite and attacks the exploration party. It is finally driven off by Ed who tosses a torch into its mouth. Convinced that the camp is not safe, Ed climbs a tree to look for a new location, but is attacked by the apeman. Roxton succeeds in shooting the apeman, but the creature is merely wounded and escapes before he can finish him off. Meanwhile, an Agathaumas is attacked by the Allosaurus, and gores it to death. Suddenly, a Tyrannosaurus attacks and kills the Agathaumas, along with an unfortunate Pteranodon.Wallace Beery as ChallengerThe explorers then make preparations to live on the plateau potentially indefinitely. Challenger designs a catapult to defend the camp. During a search for Maple White, Roxton finds his remains, confirming his death. It is at this time that Ed confesses his love for Paula and the two are unofficially wed by Summerlee who used to be a minister.Shortly afterwards, as the paleontologists are observing the Brontosaurus, an Allosaurus attacks it and the Brontosaurus falls off the edge of the plateau, becoming trapped in a mud bank at the base of the plateau. Soon afterwards, a volcano erupts causing a mass stampede among the giant creatures of the lost world. The crew is saved when Paula's pet monkey Jocko climbs up the plateau carrying a rope. The crew use the rope to pull up a rope ladder constructed by Zambo and Austin and then climb down.As Ed makes his descent, he is again attacked by the apeman who pulls the rope ladder. The apeman is again shot and finally killed by Roxton. They discover the Brontosaurus that had been pushed off the plateau had landed softly in the mud of the river, trapped but still alive, and Challenger manages to bring it back to London, as he wants to put it on display as proof of his story.However, while being unloaded from the ship it escapes and causes havoc until it reaches Tower Bridge, where its massive weight causes a collapse, and it swims down the River Thames. Challenger is morose as the creature leaves. Ed discovers that the love he left in London has married in his absence, allowing him and Paula to be together. Roxton morosely but gallantly hides his love for Paula as Paula and Ed leave together, while two passersby note: 'That's Sir John Roxton – sportsman.'Directed by Harry O. HoytProduced by Earl HudsonCast:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as himselfBessie Love as Paula WhiteLewis Stone as Sir John RoxtonLloyd Hughes as Edward MaloneWallace Beery as Professor ChallengerArthur Hoyt as Professor SummerleeAlma Bennett as Gladys HungerfordVirginia Brown Faire as Marquette the half-caste girl (uncredited)Bull Montana as Apeman/GomezFrancis Finch-Smiles as AustinJules Cowles as ZamboMargaret McWade as Mrs. ChallengerGeorge Bunny as Colin McArdleCharles Wellesley as Major HibbardNelson MacDowell as Attorney (uncredited)Chrispin Martin as Bearer/Cannibal (scenes deleted)Jocko the monkey as himselfMary the chimpanzee as herself (uncredited)
Cabiria is a 1914 Italian epic silent film, directed by Giovanni Pastrone and shot in Turin. The film is set in ancient Sicily, Carthage, and Cirta during the period of the Second Punic War (218–202 BC). It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mount Etna, heinous religious rituals in Carthage, the alpine trek of Hannibal, Archimedes' defeat of the Roman fleet at the Siege of Syracuse and Scipio maneuvering in North Africa. Apart from being a classic on its own terms, the film is also notable for being the first film in which the long-running film character Maciste makes his debut. According to Martin Scorsese, in this work Pastrone invented the epic movie and deserves credit for many of the innovations often attributed to D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. Among those was the extensive use of a moving camera, thus freeing the feature-length narrative film from 'static gaze'. Original release date: April 18, 1914
The historical background and characters in the story are taken from Livy's Ab Urbe Condita (written ca. 27–25 BC). In addition, the script of Cabiria was partially based on Gustave Flaubert's 1862 novel Salammbo and Emilio Salgari's 1908 novel Cartagine in fiamme (Carthage in Flames). It was the first film shown at the White House.
A book by Titus Livius and a novel by Emilio Salgari
Carolina Catena as Cabiria, as a Child
Émile Vardannes as Batto, father of Cabiria
Gina Marangoni as Croessa, nurse of Cabiria
Lidia Quaranta as Cabiria, as an adult
Dante Testa as Karthalo, the High Priest of Carthage
Umberto Mozzato as Fulvio (Fulvius) Axilla, Roman patrician and spy
Bartolomeo Pagano as Maciste, slave of Axilla
Raffaele di Napoli as Bodastoret, an Innkeeper
Émile Vardannes as Hannibal*, Carthaginian general
Actress Lidia Quaranta, who played the title role.
Edoardo Davesnes as Hasdrubal, Carthaginian general; brother of Hannibal
Italia Almirante-Manzini as Sofonisba (Sophonisba), daughter of Hasdrubal
Alessandro Bernard as Siface (Syphax), King of Cirta
Luigi Chellini as Scipione (Scipio), Roman consul and general
Vitale Di Stefano as Massinissa (Masinissa), King of Numidia
Enrico Gemelli as Archimede (Archimedes), Greek engineer and philosopher
Ignazio Lupi as Arbace
Captain Kidd (1945)
Captain Kidd is a 1945 American adventure film starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton. It was directed by Rowland V. Lee, his last before he retired, and produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser. The music was conducted by Werner Janssen. The film was released by United Artists. Original release date: November 22, 1945
In his memoirs, Nikita Khrushchev noted that this was one of Joseph Stalin’s favorite films, and that Stalin identified with the mischievous captain. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score at the 18th Academy Awards.
In 1699, pirate William Kidd loots and destroys the English galleon The Twelve Apostles near Madagascar. He and three confederates bury the stolen treasure on a remote island. He returns to London and hires a gentleman’s gentleman. Kidd then presents himself at the court of William III of England as an honest shipmaster seeking a royal commission as a privateer after striking his colors to a pirate. The king is persuaded by Kidd that the captain of The Twelve Apostles was that pirate, who has disappeared with its treasure. The King grants the commission. Kidd recruits a crew from condemned pirates in Newgate and Marshalsea prisons, promising them a royal pardon at the end of their voyage. Among them is the quarrelsome though cultured Adam Mercy.
Directed by Rowland V. Lee – Produced by Benedict Bogeaus – Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine – Story by Robert N. Lee
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