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Quote from: Letterboxd user Lencho of the ApesA cineaste's wet-dream, a triumph of kino-eye authorship, magpie-style -- opening scenes reference Shaw Brothers exotica and Colonel Blimp before it settles down into a softcore pastiche of Visconti that's heaven to look at, with glancing references along the way to anything else that Harrington thought was appropriate. (There's some Shanghai Express in there, and... um... I forget...)
QuoteThe Web (1947)Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby (Price), claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan (O'Brien) as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel (Raines), begins to suspect he's been used. Director Gordon and the superb cast spin a web of deception, seduction and murder in this first-rate crime drama. Cinematography by Irving Glassberg (The Tarnished Angels, Bend of the River).Larceny (1948)A con man sets out to swindle a widow out of the money she's received to build a memorial to her war-hero husband, but instead winds up falling in love with her. Cinematography by Irving Glassberg (Bend of the River, The Tarnished Angels).Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime.Abandoned (1949)Dennis O'Keefe and Gale Storm expose a baby-selling racket in the searing crime drama Abandoned, co-starring Jeff Chandler and Raymond Burr. When Paula Considine (Storm) arrives in Los Angeles to find her sister Mary, she soon learns the unwed mother is dead and her newborn infant is missing. Teaming up with cynical reporter named Mark Sitko (O'Keefe), Paula discovers Mary was the victim of a black market adoption ring run by Mrs. Leona Donner (Marjorie Rambeau) and her sleazy assistant Kerric (Burr). Hoping to entrap the pair, Paula and Sitko devise a plan but the sting operation proves to have deadly consequences. Directed by Joe Newman.Deported (1950)The real-life deportation of gangster Lucky Luciano was the inspiration for this romanticized and slightly crackbrained crime drama. Jeff Chandler plays the Luciano counterpart, who once he arrives in Italy renews his criminal activities. Chandler masterminds a black-market racket, capitalizing upon wartime shortages in Europe. He falls in love with a Contessa (Marta Toren), who is the benign patroness of the small village where he lives. Under her influence, Chandler abandons his life of crime, turns his back on the ill-gotten gains that he's already smuggled into Italy, and becomes a pillar of the community. And if you believe all that, we have some land in Florida we'd like to show you.Naked Alibi (1954)Though drunken baker Al Willis (Gene Barry) insists he's innocent of all charges, police chief Joe Conroy (Sterling Hayden) is determined to throw the book at Willis for murdering a fellow cop. Though the evidence is thin, Conroy is so certain of the baker's guilt that he continues to pursue his suspect even after being fired from the police force. Enlisting the aid of Willis' abused girlfriend, Marianna (Gloria Grahame), Conroy trails his man to Mexico in a heated chase.
QuoteReprise (2006)Phillip (Anders Danielsen Lie) and Erik (Espen Klouman Høiner) have been best friends since childhood. Both young men share a passion for the works of reclusive novelist Sten Egil Dahl, and both harbor literary ambitions. However, fate deals differently with the friends as each strives to make his dream come true.Oslo, August 31 (2011)Anders is about to finish a detox treatment in a rural center. As part of his therapy, one morning he goes to the city to perform for a job interview. Taking advantage of the permit, he stays in the city and meets people who have not seen for a long time. He is an intelligent man, handsome and of good family, but he is deeply disturbed by the opportunities he has missed and by the people he has disappointed. However, when night comes he dreams of finding love and starting a new life full of hope in the future from the next day. Starring Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, and Renate Reinsve.The Worst Person in the World (2021)Acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs) returns with The Worst Person in the World, a wistful and subversive romantic drama about the quest for love and meaning. Set in contemporary Oslo, it features a star-making lead performance from Renate Reinsve as a young woman who, on the verge of turning thirty, navigates multiple love affairs, existential uncertainty and career dissatisfaction as she slowly starts deciding what she wants to do, who she wants to be, and ultimately who she wants to become.
QuoteRadiance Films is founded on a passion for cinema. A series of films, books, merchandise and more curated from a variety of genres and modes of filmmaking, from arthouse provocateurs to genre classics. Each release is created from the best available materials and includes a wealth of supplementary features on disc and extensive booklets featuring new and archival writing, where applicable.