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Elephant Boy (UK, 1937)

Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Sabu, W. E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes, Bruce Gordon, D.J. Williams, Hyde White, As Kipling's Toomai of the elephants, a small native (Sabu) who claims to know the congregating place of the elephant hordes, leads a British hunting expedition through the jungle with his pachyderm pal, instantly becoming a legend. Based on the novel "Toomai of the elephants" by Rudyard Kipling. 82 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Elephant Walk (1954)

Directed by William Dieterle. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch. In this drama set in Ceylon, Taylor plays a newlywed who accompanies her husband to his tea plantation called Elephant Walk and falls for the overseer. The love triangle is soon dwarfed by other events, however, as a cholera epidemic breaks out, drought blights the land, and herds of thirst-maddened elephants devastate the plantation. 103 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Excalibur (1981)

Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nichol Williamson. A lush retelling of the legend of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table and the tale of the mythical sword Excalibur, and its passing from the wizard Merlin to the future king of England. A visually stunning film unflinching in its scenes of combat and black magic. 141 min.

Extreme Prejudice (1987)

Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso, Rip Torn, Clancy Brown, William Forsythe, Matt Mulhern, Larry B. Scott, Dan Tullis Jr., John Dennis Johnston, James Lashly, Marco Rodriguez, Luis Contreras, Carlos Cervantes, Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr. El Paso based Texas Ranger Jack Benteen is intent on trying to control the drug trade, and the means breaking up the drug cartel run by his old friend Cash Bailey across the border in Mexico. His girl Sarita has tired of life with him, and returned to her former lover--Cash.

Fanfan la Tulipe (Italy | France, 1952)

Directed by Christian-Jaque. Cast: G•233;rard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcel Herrand, Olivier Hussenot, Henri Rollan, Nerio Bernardi, Jean Marc Tennberg, Genevi•232;ve Page, Sylvie Pelayo, Lolita de Silva, Ir•232;ne Young, Georgette Anys, Hennery, Lucien Callamand, Gil Delamare, Jackie Blanchot, Joe Davray, Gerard Buhr, Georges Demas, Jean Par•233;d•232;s, No•235;l Roquevert, Jean Debucourt. Charming rogue Fanfan flits from one adventure to the other after evading marriage by joining the army in the midst of the Seven Years' War.

Fireball 500 (1966)

Directed by William Asher. Cast: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck, Julie Parrish. Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and Sonny begin a friendly rivalry for Jane. 92 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

First Knight(1995)

Directed by Jerry Zucker. Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross. This is a new vision of King Arthur's Camelot. A vision of battles, courage, and of the undeniable love that brought an entire kingdom to its knees ... and the undying passion that made it live forever. 133 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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First Men in the Moon (UK, 1964)

Directed by Nathan Juran. Cast: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries. Visual effect, Ray Harryhausen. As a team of United Nations astronauts prepares for a moon mission, they are confused by a man who claims he, his fiancee and a scientist journeyed to the moon 65 years ago and were attacked by grotesque, human-like forms that live in immense crystal caverns. From H.G. Wells' "Account of Life on the Moon". Special DVD features: Photo gallery ; This is dynamation ; Harryhausen chronicles. 103 min.

Five Graves to Cairo(1943)

Directed by Billy Wilder. Cast: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim. World War II drama set in the Sahara about a British spy who takes refuge in a hotel and assumes the identity of a dead manservant. Soon, General Rommel makes the inn his General Staff headquarters. Now, with the threat of discovery hanging over his head, the spy learns that the identity he has claimed owes a debt to the Nazis -- and they expect him to pay up. Based on a play by Lajos Biro entitled: Hotel Imperial. 97 min.

For Your Eyes Only(UK / USA, 1981)

Directed by John Glen. Cast: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Jill Bennett, Michael Gothard, John Wyman, Jack Hedley, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn. James Bond is thrust into one of his most reveting adventures filled with outrageous stunts, passionate encounters and exciting confrontations. James has a lethal determination to infiltrate the Greek underworld and races against time to find a stolen device capable of controlling a fleet of nuclear submarines.