Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Films of the Month (DVD) - "Carnival of Crime / The Hostage"

Movies of the Month (DVD release)
"Carnival of Crime / The Hostage" (Crown International Pictures)

Film Noir Double Feature on "Crime Time Collection"
Distributed by BCI Eclipse Company, LLC (Newbury Park, California)

"Carnival of Crime" (1964/B&W/91m) - A four-alarm murder mystery, aka "Sócio de Alcova," this nerve-tingling story (filmed in Brazil in 1962 and later released here in the USA in 1964) is about a dashing, prominent builder who is mistakenly accused of killing his wife, but because of it learns the truth about the woman he thought he knew. Starring Jean-Pierre Aumont (one of France's most famous leading men, "Day for Night"), Tonia Carrero and Alex Talton.

Directed & Produced by George Cahan aka George M. Cahan
Screenplay: Bill Barret based on a novel by Winston Graham
Assistant Director: Angel Acciaresi

Executive Producer: Federico J. Aicardi
Associate Producers: Juan D'Angelo, Joaquín Franco, Herbert Richers & Arnaldo Zonari
Production Supervisor: Victor Lima
Production Manager: Oscar Uboldi

Original Soundtrack Composed by Luiz Bonfá
Music Performed by Luiz Bonfá (who also appears on the movie) & Nicea Martins
Sound: Alberto Vianna

Cinematography by Américo Hoss
Film Editing: José Serra
Production Design: Alexandre Horvat
Makeup Department: Olga Olavegoscocheva (makeup artist), Leonor Picone (hair stylist),

Cast: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Alix Talton, Tônia Carrero, Luis Dávila, Alberto Dalbés, Nathán Pinzón, Jardel Filho, Norma Bengell, Norma Blum, Alicia Bonet, Laura Suarez, Paulo Monte, João Goulart, Agildo Ribeiro, Francisco Dantas, Sadi Cabral, Noelia Noel , Billy Davis, Oscar Uboldi, Ángel Zavalia
"The Hostage" (1967. color, 82m) - A shocking tale of terror about a six-year-old boy, whose incurable curiosity lands him in a locked moving van with a psychotic killer and his weakling cohort. When the boy stumbles onto their grisly secret, his life is in immediate danger. Starring Harry Dean Stanton ("Alien," "Paris Texas"), horror veteran John Carradine, and Don O'Kelly.

"The Hostage Theme" composed by Roland Hanna and sung by Steve Smith

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