Il Cinema Ritrovato 2014 - Features

by erlryd | created - 29 Jan 2018 | updated - 04 May 2018 | Public

All feature films screened at the 2014 Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival.

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1. Beggars of Life (1928)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Votes: 896

3. The Mysterious Rider (1948)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Giacomo Casanova returns to Venice, to help his brother, falsely accused of robbery.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, María Mercader, Yvonne Sanson, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 124

4. It Happened Here (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist. In 1944, an apolitical Irish nurse becomes a reluctant player in the fight between the two sides.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo | Stars: Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Bart Allison, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 965

5. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 7,888

6. Mother India (1957)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

53 Metascore

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Votes: 7,953

7. The Nurtull Gang (1923)

76 min | Comedy

About a group of office girls hardships in the male world set in 1907. A collective fighting for female solidarity, civil rights and the conflict between love and work.

Director: Per Lindberg | Stars: Tora Teje, Inga Tidblad, Renée Björling, Linnéa Hillberg

Votes: 54

8. The Hitler Gang (1944)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Bobby Watson, Roman Bohnen, Martin Kosleck, Victor Varconi

Votes: 103

10. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 52,268

11. The Only Son (1936)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

A widow sends her only son away to receive a better education. Years later, she visits him, finding him a poor school teacher with a wife and son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama, Yoshiko Tsubouchi

Votes: 2,858

12. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 78,588

13. Down with Weapons (1914)

73 min | Drama, War

An upperclass war widow marries again. The new husband is also an officer, and soon he has to go to the next war. At the outbreak, she's the only one who does not cheer about it. And the ... See full summary »

Director: Holger-Madsen | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Augusta Blad, Johanne Fritz-Petersen, Philip Bech

Votes: 18

14. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

Made in wartime and edited in candlelight, Mikhail Vartanov's rarely-seen masterpiece tells about his friendship with the genius Sergei Parajanov who was imprisoned by KGB "at the peak of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 185

15. The Star Witness (1931)

TV-G | 68 min | Drama

Members of a family witness two murders, but the gang uses threats, violence and kidnapping to try to keep the members from testifying.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Walter Huston, Frances Starr, Grant Mitchell, Sally Blane

Votes: 541

16. Life Begins Tomorrow (1933)

89 min | Drama

After serving 5 years in prison, Robert finds himself disappointed since his wife isn't waiting outside the gates. He heads into the city while Marie makes her way into his direction. For ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Hochbaum | Stars: Erich Haußmann, Hilde von Stolz, Harry Frank, Walter von Lennep

Votes: 66

17. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

182 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

Votes: 4,493 | Gross: $0.12M

19. You Never Know Women (1926)

60 min | Drama

A love triangle in a circus troupe,

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Florence Vidor, Lowell Sherman, Clive Brook, El Brendel

Votes: 70

20. The Temptress (1926)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

An architect tries suppressing his passion for a seductive woman.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 1,038 | Gross: $0.59M

21. Tonari no Yae-chan (1934)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Keitaro (Obinata Den) is a law student and Yaeko (Aizome Yumeko) is a high school girl. They are neighbors, and their friendship is starting to develop into something more romantic. Then, ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Shimazu | Stars: Yumeko Aizome, Ryôtarô Mizushima, Den Ohinata, Chôko Iida

Votes: 183

23. Langlois (1970)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

Henri Langlois tour of French Cinemathèque early locations.

Directors: Roberto Guerra, Eila Hershon | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Ingrid Bergman, Catherine Deneuve, Lillian Gish

Votes: 26

24. Awaara (1951)

82 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithviraj Kapoor, K.N. Singh

Votes: 3,221

25. A Day in the Country (1946)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux, André Gabriello

Votes: 5,314

26. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 3,408

28. Natural Resistance (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Ten years after the landmark wine documentary Mondovino, filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter returns to the subject, documenting the drastic shifts that have affected the industry in the time since... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Nossiter | Stars: Stefano Bellotti, Elena Pantaleoni, Giovanna Tiezzi, Corrado Dottori

Votes: 59

29. War Is Hell (1914)

50 min | Drama, War

An army pilot is on a visit at the home of another army pilot in the neighboured country. He falls in love with his sister. After the outbreak of a war between the two countries, her ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Machin | Stars: Baert, Suzanne Berni, Fernand Crommelynck, Nadia D'Angely

Votes: 115

30. The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England (1914)

54 min | Comedy, Drama

After being expelled from college, Giles runs away from home and meets a young lady who he falls for.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Vivian Martin, Alec B. Francis, Chester Barnett, Gyp Williams

Votes: 217

32. Samson (1961)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski

Votes: 162

33. Theodora, Slave Empress (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Teodora, a Roman courtesan and former slave girl, marries the Roman emperor Justinian and assumes the throne as Empress of Rome. But the divide between nobility and slave is too great. ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Georges Marchal, Gianna Maria Canale, Renato Baldini, Irene Papas

Votes: 191

34. Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney

Votes: 1,033

35. In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, History

In 1911, as part of his massive undertaking, famed Northwest photographer Edward S. Curtis travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to visit the Kwakwaka'wakw. By the next year, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward S. Curtis | Stars: Stanley Hunt, Sarah Constance Smith Hunt, Mrs. George Walkus, Paddy 'Malid

Votes: 384

36. Poppy (1935)

72 min | Drama

Based on Soseki Natsume's 1908 novel of the same title, Poppy is an ornately complicated story of desire and ambition. Fujio is beautiful, talented, well-heeled, and engaged to Munechika, a... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Ichirô Tsukida, Daijirô Natsukawa, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Chiyoko Ôkura

Votes: 179

38. Oklahoma! (1955)

G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 10,653

39. Night Nurse (1931)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable

Votes: 3,100

40. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Rehman

Votes: 4,833

41. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Western

The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 20,083

42. The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, War

A man who does a good Hitler impression is made to look like Hitler as a decoy for assassination attempts.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ludwig Donath, Gale Sondergaard, George Dolenz, Fritz Kortner

Votes: 49

43. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Pippo Agusta

Votes: 2,640

44. The Ashes (1965)

234 min | Drama, History, War

Set in the time of Napoleon wars, shows how the wars swept over the unfortunate Polish country at the beginning of the 19th century. Story revolves around the Polish legion under command of... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Boguslaw Kierc, Piotr Wysocki, Beata Tyszkiewicz

Votes: 278

45. Razzia in St. Pauli (1932)

74 min | Crime, Drama

Illustrates both the powerlessness of the ordinary worker as well as an intimate portrait of the joys and sorrows of a small group of people in the harbor section of Hamburg.

Director: Werner Hochbaum | Stars: Gina Falckenberg, Friedrich Gnaß, Wolfgang Zilzer, Charly Wittong

Votes: 61

46. Beatrice Cenci (1941)

80 min | Drama

6.6