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1970-1979

The Frisco Kid (1979)

Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford. A innocent Polish rabbi travels through 1850s America toward his new congregation and wife in San Francisco. Along the way, he forms an uneasy alliance with an inept bank robber and the two cut a pratfall-filled path across the wild west. 119 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:Robert Aldrich bibliography

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Giardino dei Finzi-Contini) (Italy / West Germany, 1970)

Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Romolo Valli, Helmut Berger. This drama is set in Italy in 1938, when Mussolini's anti-Semitic edicts began to isolate the Jews from their communities. As the political atmosphere becomes increasingly hostile to Jewish citizens the handsome and carefree children of a cultured Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, turn their home into a refuge for their young friends.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Directed by Gordon Hessler. Cast: Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Douglas Wilmer, Martin Shaw. Sinbad the sailor finds a strange map and sets sail for a previously uncharted island where he crosses swords with an evil magician who brings inanimate objects to life to oppose Sinbad in his quest. 105 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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The Great Gatsby (1974)

Directed by Jack Clayton. Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom. In 1920s Long Island, a mysterious American millionaire's efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth results in tragedy. Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 143 min. Credits and information from the Internet Movie Database

The Great White Hope (1970)

Directed by Martin Ritt. Cast: James Earl Jones, JaneAlexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen, Chester Morris. Based on thelife of African American boxer Jack Johnson, this fictional accountof his rise to fame chronicles the battles that the flamboyantchampion fought in and out of the ring. Refusing to live within theboundaries deemed acceptable by society, this renowned hero and thewoman he loved chose to live their lives the way they wanted--something which evoked great fury from a narrow-minded world. 102min.

The Hiding Place (1975)

Directed by James F. Collier. Cast: Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell, Jeannette Clift. With the Nazi invasion of Holland, Corrie Ten Boom's family joins the resistance to help save persecuted Jewish families. When they are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps themselves, they have nothing left to cling to but their faith. Based on true events. 146 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Director, Wes Craven. Cast: Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, Michael Berryman, Virginia Vincent, James Whitworth. The Carter family's going on vacation, crossing the desert headed for California. But when they take an ill-advised short cut, crash, and are stranded deep inside an "isolated" air force testing range, they are attacked by a mysterious, terrifying group of modern cannibalistic savages.

The Last House on the Left (1972)

Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: David A. Hess, Lucy Grantham, Sandra Cassell, Marc Sheffler, Ada Washington. Two young girls on their way to a Bloodlust concert end up as captives of three escaped convicts in this chilling drama of kidnap, torture and revenge. Special features: Commentary by director Wes Craven and producer Sean Cunningham; outtakes and dailies with never-before-seen footage, including the lost murder sequence (never been seen in any form) and the disembowelment scene; "Forbidden Footage" featurette exploring the film's most shocking scenes; making-of documentary (30 min.).

The Last Picture Show (1973)

Director, Peter Bagdanovich. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Cybill Shepherd. A bittersweet drama of the social and sexual mores in small-town 1950s Texas. In 1951, high school seniors Sonny and Duane play football, go to the movies at the Royal Theater, hang out at the pool hall and lust after rich tease Jacy Farrow.

The Last Tycoon (1977)

Director Elia Kazan. Cast: Robert DeNiro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Nicholson, Donald Pleasence, Ray Milland, Dana Andrews. Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 123 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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