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1960-1969

Sandra (Vaghe stelle dell'orsa) (Italy, 1965)

Directed by Luchino Visconti. Cast: Claudia Cardinale, Jean Sorel, Michael Craig, Renzo Ricci, Fred Williams, Amalia Troiani, Marie Bell. A woman journeys back to her native town of Volterra, ostensibly to attend a ceremony dedicated to her Jewish father who died in a concentration camp. During this journey she confronts old and new ghosts within her family and herself. 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Awards Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion

Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Directed by John Ford. Cast: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode,Billie Burke, Constance Towers, Juano Hernandez, Willis Bouchey. AnAfrican-American "buffalo soldier" is accused of rape and murder,but is successfully defended by a white officer during his trial in1881. Lt. Cantrell defends him as witnesses give testimony relivedin flashbacks, revealing the sergeant's gallantry and eventuallythe shocking truth behind the alleged crimes. 112 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Ship of Fools (1965)

Directed by Stanley Kramer. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, Jose Greco, Michael Dunn, Charles Korvin, Heinz Ruehmann, Lilia Skala. In 1933 on a German luxury liner sailing from Mexico to Germany, the separate but interlocking stories of the various passengers begins to unfold. Among the many passengers is a divorcee desperate for love and lost youth, a Spanish noblewoman being deported as a political prisoner, an aging alcoholic ballplayer, and a budding Nazi whose brutishness foreshadows the holocaust to come.

Ship of Fools (1965)

Director, Stanley Kramer. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, Jose Greco, Michael Dunn, Charles Korvin, Heinz Ruehmann, Lilia Skala. Set in 1933, this portrays the separate yet interlocking lives of several passengers aboard a luxury liner sailing from Mexico to Germany, showing us a cross-section of humanity in a world on the verge of war. 149 min.

Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Directed by Elia Kazan. Cast: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden, Zohra Lambert. In this blistering drama of frustrated first love in a small Kansas town in the 1920s the conflict between what caring parents and society advise and what their desires demand pushes Bud to physical collapse and Deanie to madness. 111 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Strangers in the City (1962)

Directed by Rick Carrier. Cast: Robert Gentile, Camilo Delgado, Rosita de Triana, Creta Margos, Robert Corso, Kenny Delmar. The story of Puerto Rican immigrants to New York City. In the underbelly of the city two children struggle to create a life against seemingly insurmountable odds. The daughter must earn her overtime pay with physical favors, while her brother fights street gangs to do an honest days work. 80 min. Credit and other information from Internet Movie Database

The Connection (1961)

Filmed version of a play with the same title by Jack Gelber. Based on the Living Theatre production created in 1961, as directed by Judith Malina and designed by Julian Beck. Credits: Writer, Jack Gelber; producers, Lewis Allen, Shirley Clarke; director/editor, Shirley Clarke; production designer, Richard Sylbert; art director, Albert Brenner; director of photography, Arthur J. Ornitz; introduction, J.J. Burden. Performers: Warren Finnerty, Carl Lee, the Freddie Redd Quartet. 105 min. Banned in New York, 1962, because of "obscene" language; reversed by the New York Supreme Court.

The Cowboy (USA, 1968)

Directed by Abe Wexler. (Director of "Son of Oklahoma" is Robert North Bradbury.) Cast: Bob Steele, Josie Sedgwick, Carmen Laroux, Julian Rivero, Robert Homans. A spoof produced in 1968 by adding Yiddish dialogue to a shortened version of the film "Son of Oklahama", a 1932 Hollywood western. The plot centers around a cowboy new to town unjustly accused of theft, who helps to solve the crime and discovers the identity of his parents. Dubbed into Yiddish. 12 min.

The Fifth Rider is Fear (A paty Jezdec je Strach)(Czechoslovakia, 1964)

Director, Zbynek Brynych. Cast: Miroslav Machacek, Olga Scheinpflugova, Jiri Adamira, Illia Prachar, Josef Vinklar, Zdenka Prochazkova, Slavka Budinova, Jiri Virtala. An aging Jewish doctor is forbidden to practice medicine in Prague during the Nazi occupation. He is employed in a warehouse as a clerk, cataloguing confiscated Jewish property. When a partisan is wounded, the doctor reluctantly agrees to treat him.

The Killing of Sister George (1969)

Director, Robert Aldrich. Cast: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser, Patricia Medina. George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life begins to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a predatory television producer. Based on the play by Frank Marcus. 160 min.

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