When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn (Don Cheadle). A mysterious figure with a web of connections to terrorist organizations, Horn has a knack for emerging on the scene just as a major operation goes down. Obsessed with discovering the truth, Clayton tracks Horn across the globe as the elusive ex-soldier burrows deeper and deeper into a world of shadows and intrigue.
Mary Maloney (Barbara Bel Geddes) is a devoted wife and an exceptional housekeeper. One day, her husband, the police chief (Allan Lane), announces that he wants a divorce because he has met another woman. Mary is quite angry and kills him with a blow from a frozen leg of lamb. She calls the police and provides an alibi for herself with the story that she'd been out to the store when the murder took place. The investigating officer, Lieutenant Noonan (Harold J. Stone), is further frustrated when he cannot find the murder weapon.
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A spoiled, amorous rich girl gets a lot more than she bargained for.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Little Sleep
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Contest for Aaron Gold
During a stay at summer camp Aaron Gold (Barry Gordon) learns ceramics by instructor Bernie Samuelson (Sydney Pollack) or Uncle as instructors are called at the camp. Aaron makes a clay figure of a knight without a right arm that impresses Bernie who encourages Aaron to finish the figure before his parents visit for Parents Day. Aaron brushes off the encouragement and leaves the figure without an arm. Later, the camp director who hates the figure of the knight without a right arm worries how the camp would look if Aaron appeared to have learned nothing during his stay. He orders Bernie to finish the figure himself. Reluctantly, Bernie does so, shows the completed to figure to Aaron, which upsets Aaron. When Aaron's father arrives, both Bernie and the director have a rude awakening.
The only rules are that you do the best you can. And when you’re not doing the best you can, then you don’t like yourself. And that’s very individual with everyone.” --John Cassavetes
When Gena Rowlands, wife of director/actorJohn Cassavetes, expressed her interest in appearing in a play about the difficulties that contemporary women had to face in the early 1970s, John Cassavetes wrote a script so emotionally profound and exhausting Rowlands immediately understood it would be too much for her to perform it eight times a week. Cassavetes turned the play into a screenplay for the big screen, but A Woman Under the Influence was too much for Hollywood studios and producers to swallow. Fortunately, both for Cassavetes and for all of us in the audience, the filmmaking couple had a lot of friends who fell in love with the powerful script and who were willing to chip in and even become a part of the project. Peter Falk provided half a million dollars of his own money just so he could watch his friend’s impressive vision turn into a movie. Cassavetes himself mortgaged his house. The crew consisted of both professionals and students from the American Film Institute, where the director worked as the first filmmaker in residence. Rowlands did her own hair and makeup, Cassavetes and Rowland’s mothers were cast—the budget was very limited, but the production had heart and guts, and one hell of a talent behind the camera. . . [source]
Claire Marrable (Geraldine Page) quote about Chloe the stray dog, the only one who can almost stop Claire:
Ruth Gordon (Alice Demmock) poses as a maid for Geraldine Page (Claire Marrable) in hopes of discovering what happened to Edna Tinsley, her former housekeeper and companion, only Gordon gets more than she bargained after uncovering Page's dark secrets.
Ruth Gordon (Aunt Alice) is tough and gives Claire a good fight, but how do you top Geraldine Page as merciless over-the-top Claire Marrable?