An Hour to Live/Un’Ora Per Vivere (1962)

Originally released under the title Anche L'Inferno Trema (lit. Even Hell Shakes) in 1958, this thriller from director Piero Regnoli was re-released in 1962 retitled Un Ora Per Vivere (lit. An Hour to Live). The plot revolves around an escaped criminal holed up in a house with a father and his blind daughter as hostages. … Continue reading An Hour to Live/Un’Ora Per Vivere (1962)

Guns Against the Law/Armi Contro la Legge (1961)

Plot: Expelled from the United States, the Italian gangster, Marini, is tasked with heading an international gang in preparation for an ambitious heist on a jeweler's in Madrid. In order to complete the job he is forced to bring in the help of two small-time crooks and a young student. Unfortunately, the robbery doesn't go … Continue reading Guns Against the Law/Armi Contro la Legge (1961)

Robbery in the West District/Rapina al Quartiere Ovest (1960)

Two criminals rob a bank but one of them gets stuck trying to climb a security gate during the getaway and is killed by his partner to prevent him from talking to the police. Hiding out in a house owned by the girlfriend of the deceased accomplice, the criminal tries to escape with the haul … Continue reading Robbery in the West District/Rapina al Quartiere Ovest (1960)

Manu the Smuggler/Manu il Contrabbandiere (1948)

Lucio De Caro's Manu il Contrabbandiere is a French/Italian co-production from 1948, notable for being shot twice - once in French and once in Italian. The French version, with the title, Les Dessous Des Cartes, is credited to Andrè Cayatte. The cast changes from one version to another although most of the key players remain … Continue reading Manu the Smuggler/Manu il Contrabbandiere (1948)