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1970-1979

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob) (France / Italy, 1973)

Director, Gerard Oury. Cast: Louis De Funes, Marcel Dalio, Suzy Delair. Victor Pivert, a blustering, anti-Semitic French factory owner en route to his daughter's wedding, unwittingly stumbles on a group of Arab terrorists. After Victor is captured and escapes, he hides himself by dressing up as a rabbi, leading to one madcap situation after another. 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Man in the Glass Booth (1974)

Director, Arthur Hiller. Cast: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler. Millionaire Jewish entrepreneur Arthur Goldman, who rules a financial empire from his Manhattan penthouse, is given to passionate and capricious ravings on a variety of subjects. His growing paranoia, dismissed by those close to him, is confirmed when he is kidnapped by Israeli agents and brought to trial in Israel for crimes against humanity. Is he Arthur Goldman or is he Adolph Dorf, former SS colonel who headed a Nazi concentration camp?

The Night Porter (Il Portiere di notte) (Italy, 1974)

Directed by Liliana Cavani. Cast: Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti. The chance meeting of a woman and a former Nazi SS officer brings back memories of their sado-masochistic relationship in a concentration camp years before. When the couple attempt to re-create their relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them. 118 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Only Way (USA / Denmark / Panama / UK, 1970)

Director, Bent Christensen. Cast: Martin Potter, Ebbe Rode, Jane Seymour, Helle Virkner, Ove Sprogoe. Produced on location in Denmark, this is a faithful recounting of Denmark's valorous actions, while under the German occupation of 1940-1945, to save its Jewish citizens from extermination by the Nazis in October 1943. 86 min. ; DVD Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

Directed by Ivan Dixon. Cast: Lawrence Cook, Jack Aaron, DonBlakely, Paul Butler, Paula Kelly. Disgusted by tokenism in theC.I.A., the organization's first black officer uses his training inorganizing an army made up of gang members to destroy the whitepower structure in America. Based on the novel by Sam Greenlee. 102min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Sting (1973)

Directed by George Roy Hill. Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw. Set in 1930's Chicago, this Academy Award winning film deals with two con men who seek revenge on a big-time gangster who was responsible for the murder of their friend. 129 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Directed by Tobe Hooper. In this riveting study of homicidal madness and terror, five teenagers in rural Texas encounter a family of maniacal cannibalistic killers. 83 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Given an "X" for graphic violence, prompting the filmmakers to release it as "Unrated."

The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (West Germany / France / Poland / Yugoslavia, 1979)

Directed by Volker Schlondorff. Cast: Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski. A story set in Danzig in the 1920s and 1930s about the life and times of Oskar Matzerath the son of a local dealer, a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II.

The Wild Party (1975)

Directed by James Ivory. Cast: James Coco, Raquel Welch, Perry King, Tiffany Bolling. Since "talking pictures" have come in, Jolly has been losing his boxoffice appeal so he has produced, using all his savings, a film that will be screened for all the studio heads that night at the party. Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March. 109 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Wind and the Lion (1975)

Directed by John Milius. Cast: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Steve Kanaly, Nadim Sawalha. Loosely based on a true historical incident in turn-of-the century Morocco. Sheik Ahmad Raysuni kidnaps a feisty American woman and her children, holding them hostage until President Roosevelt sends in the troops to free them. 119 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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