The Scarlet and the Black**
(US/Ita TVM 1983)
In 1943 a senior Vatican priest helps fleeing prisoners of war to find refuge from the German occupation of Rome.
Gripping but rather basically filmed historical thriller with a strong cast, lacking a certain amount of historical depth, settling into a simple melodrama of good priests versus evil Nazis.
Written by: David Butler, from the book "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican" by J.P. Gallagher.
Producer: Bill McCutchen.
Director: Jerry London.
Starring: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud (as Pope Pius XII), Raf Vallone, Kenneth Colley, Walter Gotell, T.P. McKenna (as Himmler), John Terry, Barbara Bouchet, Julian Holloway.
Photography: Giuseppe Rotunno.
Music: Ennio Morricone.
Tom and Jerry in
The Missing Mouse**
(US 1951. 6m.; Jerry is mistaken for a deadly explosive white mouse.; w,d: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera; p: Fred Quimby.)