This made-for-TV rural horror film from director Burt Kennedy benefits from a fine cast and a tense Clyde Ware screenplay. Samantha Eggar and Stacy Keach play motorists held prisoner by a family of seven sweet-faced young orphans and their savage guard dogs. The children only want a mother and father but are willing to kill anyone who rejects them. Jon Savage co-stars with Robby Benson, who sang the theme song. All the Kind Strangers was initially telecast November 12, 1974
Ernest Hemingway could never come to terms with Hollywood's preoccupation with The Happy Ending: he accepted the money for the screen rights to his short story The Snows of Kilimanjaro, but he could never bring himself to watch it. Gregory Peck plays a character based, in decidedly unflattering fashion, on Hemingway crony F. Scott Fitzgerald. While hunting in the African mountains in the company of his faithful lady friend Susan Hayward, Peck is seriously wounded; in fact, it doesn't look as though he'll survive the night. In the few hours he has left, Peck reflects upon what he considers a wasted life. Having aspired to be the Great American Novelist, Peck has only turned out money-making drivel. The only time that he truly felt as though he'd made a contribution to the world was when he fought on the Loyalist side in Spain (this element isn't in the short story, but is drawn from Hemingway's own experiences). As for his lost romance with his late wife Ava Gardner, Peck still cannot figure out what went wrong. The Hemingway original ended with the Peck character dying from his wounds; producer Darryl F. Zanuck wouldn't hear of this, preferring that Peck survive with the resolve to write something of lasting value. The Technicolor location photography of Leon Shamroy and the rumbling musical score of Bernard Herrmann are the main attractions of The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
Award Winning Animation - Mark of Uru African Tales Genre: Animation | Family Award winning animation - Mark of Uru Director: Obinna Onwuekwe Producer: Segun Williams Starring: Angela Ukoh, Patience Njoku, Obinna Onwuekwe, Cyprian Sylvester, Yvonne Ukoh, Sydney Ighedosa, Nsibibe Inana Running Time: 1hr 05mins Copyright: Trans◇Tales Entertainment Mark of Uru Azuka is a girl born with a birthmark identical to the tattoo of a sinister sorceress Uru, who died long ago. Despite her mother's effort to conceal the birthmark, it is eventually discovered, and the annihilation of the child becomes imminent, in order to protect her people from the curse of Uru. The intervention of the earthbound elemental spirit Isi-Agu and his protégé Etido forestalls Azuka's execution. She is taken to a sacred mountain well beyond the reach family, friends and foes. The moment she grows into a woman under the protection of Isi-Agu and Etido, the news of her survival sparks a deadly manhunt initiated by people bent on her annihilation, in order to protect everyone from the curse of Uru. The chaos is heightened by the emergence of malignant elements with the intent to capture her and utilize the powers she might posses. Caught in the midst of the chaos, her longing for answers grows. With the assistance of a band of outcasts, she embarks on a grueling journey, through the most treacherous terrains to unravel the mystery behind her bizarre birthmark. Enemy Of The Rising Sun In a brutal civil war that sets his parents' ethnic groups against each other, Ikenna joins the rebel forces from his father's side of the conflict. When Aminu, his mother's youngest brother is captured in a successful rebel ambush on a federal armoured column, Ikenna sets his uncle free, to the chagrin of his comrades and vengeful commanding officer. His action severs his ties with the rebels and he becomes the subject of a deadly manhunt where his total annihilation is the hunters' only objective. Business and Pleasure Business and Pleasure is the story of an assassin who is sent to terminate a man she admires. Idara's failure to carry out the assignment due to deep seeded sentiments sparks a nationwide manhunt, leaving her on the edge and always on the lookout for the hunters, and a very angry dubious ex-commando who has a knack for making people disappear without trace.