Crime

Emil E. Reinert – Quai de Grenelle AKA The Strollers (1950)

Synopsis:
‘Jean-Louis catches vipers he sells to the laboratories. A trivial incident causes his descent into hell: he forgets to use the pedestrian crossing and the policeman is cross. Who could have believed then where it would lead the unfortunate Jean-Louis to? Two unscrupulous journalists depict him as a monster, who releases vipers in town. Because of a hold up, the city is looking for a scapegoat, and this poor lad looks the part too much. Although the superintendent insists there’s really nothing against him, Jean-Louis becomes paranoiac and hides in shady places. He leaves his girlfriend, meets a hooker and a shifty aging man…’
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Jindrich Polák – Hra bez pravidel AKA A Game Without Rules (1967)

The rules are merciless: when a police detective kills a jewelry robber in self-defense, he doesn’t get any awards, but gets fired instead. He then keeps on surviving as a taxi-driver, and yet keeps on investigating in his case, which has not been closed even after many years… The film is an unique attempt at an action film in the Czech context. Read More »

John Trent – Vengeance is Mine AKA Sunday in the Country (1974) (HD)

Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at gunpoint. Unable to let them simply wait for the law, he decides to take them into into his cellar and torture them a little before the police arrive. Read More »

Yi’nan Diao – Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui AKA The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

SYNOPSIS
Set in the nooks and crannies of densely populated Wuhan, The Wild Goose Lake follows the desperate attempts of small-time mob boss Zhou Zenong to stay alive after he mistakenly kills a cop and a dead-or-alive reward is put on his head. Read More »

Erricos Andreou – Anazitisis… AKA The Jet Set (1972)

A beautiful, rich and bored lady, Elena Chrysou, decides to have an adventure with a busy but lonely millionaire, Thanos Vergis. He mistakes her for a call girl, one of those whom Mrs. Natasa, manager of a well-known fashion house, usually sends him. Nevertheless, a strange murder that occurs in their environment disrupts their relationship, and she disappears from his life, although their feelings are mutual. In the end, the police discover that the crime was commited by… Read More »

Ray McCarey – The Falcon’s Alibi (1946)

Plot:
A wealthy woman’s secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer’s jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian.

The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ensue. Read More »

Cecil B. DeMille – This Day and Age (1933)

During Boys’ Week at racially integrated North High School, students Steve Smith, Gus Ruffo and Billy Anderson are elected to temporarily hold the city offices of district attorney, judge and chief of police. After Jewish tailor Herman refuses to pay protection money to Louis Garrett, Garrett’s gang bombs his store. Herman and the student who was with him survive the blast, but Herman is later murdered by Garrett after he again refuses to pay. Garrett is acquitted of murder charges because he has a perfect alibi. Steve, who had taken the stand during the trial, is humiliated by his experience as a witness because he failed to prove Garrett’s guilt. Read More »