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Adventure & Adventurers

Naked Prey (South Africa | USA, 1966)

Directed by Cornel Wilde. Cast: Cornel Wilde, Gert Van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt, Bella Randles. This action-adventure picture filmed in Maputi, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, stars Cornel Wilde as Man, a great white hunter whose safari is wiped out by angry tribesmen. He is stripped of his clothes and his weapons and given a head start in a "lion's chance" to save his life. Man is given the opportunity to prove his bravery as, for four days and nights, he is pursued by the village's best lion killers.

Night Flight (1933)

Directed by Clarence Brown. Cast: Helen Hayes, John Barrymore, Clark Gable. Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro but the serum is in Santiago and the only way to get the medicine where it is desperately needed is to have it flown in by pilots who risk the treacherous weather of the Andes. Highlights include vintage aircraft flying through nightime storms. Based on a novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. 85 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

No More Women (1934)

Directed by Albert Rogell. Cast: Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen, Sally Blane, Minna Gombell, Alphonse Ethier, J.P. McGowan, Harold Huber, Tom Dugan, Christian Rub, Frank Moran, William Franey, Thomas Jackson. Two deep-sea divers, known only by their nicknames of "Three-Time" and "Forty-Fathoms," find that no place on earth is big enough for both of them at the same time, even the bottom of the ocean. All day long they fight to salvage sunken gold at forty fathoms deep in the ocean, and all night long they fight over dames.

North West Frontier (UK, 1959)

Directed by J. Lee Thompson. Cast: Lauren Bacall, Kenneth More, Herbert Lom, Ursula Jeans. A young Hindu prince is rescued by his governess and a British captain moments before his father's palace is captured by rebels. The group must then travel through 300 miles of hostile Muslim territory in northwest India in their attempt to reach safety in Delhi. 125 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Nuits Rouges (Red Nights) (France, 1973)

Directed by Georges Franju. Cast: Gayle Hunnicutt, Jacques Champreux, Josephine Chaplin, Ugo Pagliai, Gert Froebe. Shadowman, a thief whose head is covered by a red mask, and his cat-suited assistant, try to find the fabled treasure of the ancient Knight Templars from a surviving sect in Paris. Special features: interview with Jacques Champreux, Nuits rouges writer, actor and grandson of Louis Feuillade, was filmed in 2007, discussing the film and Georges Franju. 104 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Ocean's Eleven (1960)

Directed by Lewis Milestone. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson. The place is Las Vegas. The time: Midnight, New Year's Eve. Danny Ocean (Sinatra) and 10 of his ex-commando buddies get ready to rob the vaults of 5 casinos simultaneously! Special features: Feature-length audio commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison, Bernie Mac, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Julia Roberts. Three prestigious Las Vegas casinos. More than $160 million. Danny Ocean and his 10-man handpicked team of grifters and conmen are ready to carry out the most elaborate casino heist in history, and they just might get away with it. 116 min.

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Director Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Eddie Jemison, Scott Caan, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Michael Mantell, Ellen Barkin, Andy Garcia. Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and are composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring Willy Bank and everything he's got down.

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts. Ocean's Twelve reintroduces Ocean and his perfectly trained team of con men. Dividing forces to hit Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome, the heist-meisters move beyond casinos to tackle new objectives, one of which involves stealing a famous painting. 125 min.

Old San Francisco (1927)

Directed by Alan Crosland. Cast: Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Charles Emmett Mack, Josef Swickard, Anna May Wong, Anders Randolf, Angelo Rossitto. In this romance set in the days when 'Frisco was the Paris of America, the action careens from rancho to saloon to secret dungeon with a recreation of the earthquake of 1906 as the finale. 89 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database