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Films In 1958

This print, presented by courtesy of CIC, is the full version of Touch of Evil, which was cut by 15 minutes when released in 1958. ... Special narcotics investigator for the Mexican Ministry of Justice, Mike Vargas, is honeymooning in the frontier town of Los Robles when a time bomb, planted on the ... Read more
Neatly caught in a web of statistics, a small town is used to illustrate the impact of road toll on our nation. ... Read more
An attractive film about one of the most exquisite ancient arts of the Orient, kept alive by exact teaching methods and unbroken tradition. The students work their way exhaustively to perfection and ultimately perform in full regalia before their teachers. ... Read more
Two men carrying a large wardrobe emerge from the sea. The adventures of the trio, while looking for food and lodgings, are told in this unusual experimental film, described by its producers as an "etude" by students from Poland's Higher State Film School. ... Read more
After the last train at night and before the first train in the morning, 800 people are hard at work-making London's Underground fit for travellers. and taking in their stride a broken rail discovered al 3.30 a.m ... Read more
The film's source was a novel by the French virtuoso team, Boileau and Narcejac.Although the psychological murder mystery had been written with the director in mind, he never intended to retain more than the basic plot line—and the erotic overtones. ... When Hitchcock planned the film, he had ... Read more
An unusual interpretation of the swagman's suicide story, atmospherically staged and sung. ... Read more
Wellington's headquarters still stand m the peaceful village of Waterloo; Napoleon's army tent, swords, flags are on display in the museum where visitors are shepherded past wax figures, paintings, firearms, and even skeletons collected from the fields. The camera takes in the silent, brooding ... Read more
This film, which has participated in the Borgama, Venice and Edinburgh Festivals, is about the inquietude of youth in a rural community lacking recreational facilities. ... Luciano cannot understand that his children have to play or that young men need recreation; all his life he has had to work ... Read more
Djayakusuma's Whipfire, an earthy and stirring drama about peasants opposing an exploitative village head, utilises an East Javanese tradition of staging ceremonial whip fights as its central motif: instead of using guns, the film's antagonists use whips and engage in savage whip duels - resulting ... Read more
A small town in Moravia is the setting for this psychological drama, based on the novel of the same name by Jarmila Glazarova. A young girl. Jana, is accepted as a ward by her relatives. In the musty and dismal atmosphere of her new home, full of patrician luxury and provincial prejudice, she ... Read more
So much has already been written about Pather Panchali and Aparajito that Ray's trilogy was destined for classic status even before the release of the third instalment, and the various influences - Renoir, De Sica, Donskoi and Ozu - have long since been traced and named. ... Now that World of Apu ... Read more
The third part of the Bengali saga continues the story of Apu, now a young man living in Calcutta and dreaming of a literary career and a positive future. An old friend invites him to a village wedding. When the marriage is called off due to the bridegroom's illness, Apu is asked to marry the girl ... Read more
You can read more about this film in Senses of Cinema. ... Read more
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