THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!
1966, Park Circus/MGM, 126 min, USA, Dir: Norman Jewison

Director Norman Jewison’s warm-hearted satire tracks the crew of a Russian sub (headed by a delightful Alan Arkin, Theodore Bikel and John Philip Law) who inadvertently scuttle their craft on the beach of Gloucester Island, sending the local inhabitants - all of them possessed of Cold War paranoia - into a tizzy. Carl Reiner and Eva Marie Saint head a phenomenal cast as the Whitakers, a couple who interact with the accidental invaders, with Brian Keith as the police chief, Jonathan Winters as his clueless deputy and Paul Ford as a pompous, retired military officer.


DEATH RIDES A HORSE
1967, MGM/Park Circus, 114 min, Italy, Dir: Giulio Petroni

Spaghetti Western stalwart Lee Van Cleef stars as an ex-convict chasing a group of thugs for money; John Philip Law is after the same gang for revenge. A one-of-a-kind blend of Western, horror and film noir with a clever flashback structure, and one of the most hallucinatory and haunting of all Italian oaters. In English.


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