Charles Bronson was an American actor who gained fame for portraying vigilante-type characters in revenge-oriented movies. His first notable role was in ‘Apache’ (1954) and his first major role was portraying murderous Modoc warrior Captain Jack in ‘Drum Beat’ (1954).
His lead role in the detective series ‘Man with a Camera’ (1958-1960) led to more starring roles in a number of low-budget films. However, he achieved a breakthrough as one of seven heroic gunfighters in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1960). During this time, his supporting role in an episode of ‘General Electric Theater’ earned him an ‘Emmy’ nomination. In 1963, he played the co-lead in ‘The Great Escape’ and a villain in ‘4 for Texas’. He also played the third lead in the box-office hit ‘The Dirty Dozen’ (1967), but moved to Europe to star in lead roles in films such as ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ (1968), ‘Lola’ (1969), and ‘Rider on the Rain’ (1970).
Back in America, he collaborated with director Michael Winner in many successful action films including ‘Chato's Land’ (1972), ‘The Mechanic’ (1972) and ‘The Stone Killer’ (1973), which culminated in his best role as Paul Kersey in the vigilante-action film-series ‘Death Wish’ (1974-94).
Frustrated with escape attempts, the German army moves a large group of Allied prisoners of war to a high-security POW camp. The film portrays a fictional account of how over 200 prisoners, led by RAF Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett, dug a deep, long tunnel to execute an even greater mass escape plan to further harass the enemy.
Jill McBain becomes the owner of a prime railroad land after her new husband and his children are assassinated by gunman Frank who works for the crippled railroad baron Morton. To protect Jill from Frank, a fugitive Cheyenne and a cryptic Harmonica unite. However, Harmonica also has a personal score to settle with Frank.
In 1944, an American intelligence officer is assigned to train a bunch of hardened criminals and turn them into commandos to be sent to France on an important, but a near suicide mission. He eventually recruits twelve, five of whom are on death row and proceeds to turn them into a courageous and cohesive unit.
After repeated terrorizing attacks from pillaging bandits led by Calvera, farmers of an oppressed Mexican village hire seven master gunmen to defend their village. The gunslingers train the villagers and help them fight off the goons. The next time, Calvera’s men capture and drive the gunmen away. The seven men decide not to run off, but to return and confront the outlaws.
Florence and Chet Keefer, arrive in front of Judge Anne B. Carroll asking for a divorce. When the judge asks them to recount the story of their marriage, they reveal a story of loss, pain, jealousy, and love which ultimately leads them to try and save their marriage.
In this 1951 gangster movie, detective Johnny Damico is suspended from the law force after a mishap. However, in reality, he is given a second chance to go undercover and discover the identity of the ruthless boss of the NY waterfront.
U.S. Diplomat, Mike Kells, travels to Salzburg to meet his friend, Sam Carew, to retrieve some top-secret documents from him. When Sam ends up getting murdered, Mike finds himself trying to retrieve the documents, survive assassination attempts, and find out which of the two mysterious women, Joan Ross or Janine Betki is a spy.
Red Skies of Montana is a drama film which portrays the hazardous work of the US Forest Service’s paratroop fire-fighters in Montana.
Retired recovering alcoholic lawyer, James Curtayne, is persuaded into taking the case of young boy Johnny O'Hara who is falsely accused of murder. Because of his bad handling of the case, Johnny ends up being found guilty. James takes matters into his own hands to prove Johnny’s innocence with fatal consequences.
A young asthma patient runs away into the woods when a nurse approaches him with an injection syringe. There he is found by an extortionist, who demands a hefty ransom from his father. Although the boy dies while he is collecting the money, he buries the amount. Later, he is caught and put in jail with hardened criminals, who plot a breakout to get at the money.
Set during the 1930s, the film is loosely based on the real life gangster, Machine Gun Kelly. Kelly is extremely scared of death and it is his mistress Flo who persuades him to commit bigger crimes. After a bank robbery goes wrong due to his fear, he decides to switch to kidnapping to earn more money. The move eventually paves way for his downfall.
Set in 1872 and based on true events, the film follows Indian fighter Johnny MacKay, who is assigned by President Grant to negotiate peace with Modocs from Northern California and Southern Oregon. Also, he is to escort an army colonel’s daughter, Nancy Meek. But following an incident, Modoc rebel Captain Jack turns hostile, so MacKay has to take up arms against him.
You’re in the Navy Now is a 1951 comedy film, which tells us the story of a newly commissioned Navy officer during the World War II, who wants duty at sea, but is instead assigned to an experimental project.
Off-Limits is an action thriller film which tells the story of two military detectives who arrive in Saigon, Vietnam in 1968, to investigate the murder of a prostitute.
Set against the turbulent Turkey of early 1920s, the film follows two former US soldiers Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, who are engaged to escort Turkish governor Osman Bey’s three daughters to Smyran and to safeguard his gold consignment, which they plan to steal. But they have to lookout for Colonel Elci, who is after the gold, and face other rebellious enemies.
The film tells the story of Captain Stephen Maddock who is posted at a cavalry desert outpost, and Lieutenant Curtis McQuade, an officer without field experience, who joins him at the outpost.
Guns of Diablo is a Western film, which tells the story of Charles Bronson, a wagon scout, who encounters several difficulties when he meets his old girlfriend Maria, who is now married to Rance Macklin, a corrupt law officer.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Laurence Jeffries, being engrossed in his research, neglects his wife Frances, who develops a relationship with a French journalist named Paul Damien. When Laurence learns about this, he brings home one of his patients, an amnesiac, and brainwashes him to think of Frances as his own unfaithful wife so that he exacts revenge on her.
Giff Hoyt is a café owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru who finds himself in a cat-and-mouse game between escaping Nazis and their enemies. When a sea explorer is murdered and the corrupt police get involved, intimidating newcomer Marie Claire Allesandri, Hoyt starts suspecting Nazi Beckdorff who is looking for a sunken treasure.
The film depicts a fictional account of the X-15 research rocket aircraft program undertaken jointly by U.S. Air Force and N.A.S.A. at the Edward Air Force Base in 1960s and focuses on several test pilots, who take part in final launching.
Also known as ‘Lola’ the movie tells the story of 40 years old erotic novel writer Scott Wardman who falls in love with 16 years old school girl Twinky. In spite of her parents’ protests, the two get married and move to Scotland. However, the age difference soon comes to play driving the two apart.
Charles Bronson Awards
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Male||1972|