Den byxlöse äventyraren

Den byxlöse äventyraren 1971

Lasse-Maja's (actually Lars Molin's) peculiar fate and adventure from his younger years until 1813, when he was sentenced to life imprisonment on Karlstens fortress.

Minstrel Man

Minstrel Man 1977

Two black brothers in a traveling minstrel show in the early part of the twentieth century have two different goals. One brother is determined to succeed in a field that is dominated by white performers in blackface, and the other is a composer fighting to break away from the stereotypes associated with black minstrel performers.

Lisa, Bright and Dark

Lisa, Bright and Dark 1973

Three teenage girls try to help their girlfriend, who is having a nervous breakdown that conventional therapy seems to be failing to remedy.

Musidora

Musidora 1973

Jean-Christophe Averty, a French television director and video artist pioneeer, retraces here the life story of Musidora, known for her signature role in the adventure serial.

Embassy

Embassy 1985

US ambassador in Rome must protect US interests and secrets from mob, spies and curious girlfriends who may be more than what they seem.

The Ivory Ape

The Ivory Ape 1980

An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it.

Rain on the Roof

Rain on the Roof 1980

Another of Dennis Potter's "visitation dramas": Adultery by John disturbs Janet, so she flirts with the simple, mistreated Billy during the middle of giving him a reading lesson. Unfortunately, it triggers aggressive behavior in Billy which he directs toward John.

Answers

Answers 1985

Three of Ernest Thompson's short plays are presented, each involving a surprise visitor. In the first, "A Good Time," a vacationing California Highway Patrolman visits a young woman in New York who had told him if he ever came to New York, she'd show him a good time. In the second, "The Constituent," a United States Senator drops in on a constituent who has been sending him scathing and profane letters for decades. Lastly, in "Twinkle, Twinkle," a restless housewife who has been writing fan letters to a television soap opera star, receives a surprise visit by him on her husband's bowling night.

Hindle Wakes

Hindle Wakes 1976

In the best play of 1912, the conventional morals and manners of a North England mill town are overthrown by a young woman with ideas far ahead of her time.

Adele Spitzeder

Adele Spitzeder 1972

The true story of Adele Spitzeder, who started her own private bank in 1870s Bavaria by promising everyone that gave her money high interest rates. Initially dubbed the "Angel of the poor", she was arrested for fraud after the whole scheme collapsed.

Un dessert pour Constance

Un dessert pour Constance 1981

Bokolo and Mamadou, sweepers in the city of Paris, are looking for a way to pay for the return home of one of their sick comrades. When they find an old book of recipes in the trash, they discover a passion for French cuisine and decide to participate in a televised cooking competition.

Brock's Last Case

Brock's Last Case 1973

A New York City cop who has retired to a small Western town is drawn into the local case of an Indian who is accused of murdering a sheriff.