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Bootlegger Noir Romance

I’m guessing early 1950’s, but I’m really clueless.
A young socialite engaged woman from the city is traveling somewhere rural when her car breaks down. She ends up at the house of a notorious bootlegger. I believe he primarily distributed hooch around in fast cars. I recall one scene where the live-in maid was warning the young woman about getting involved with the bootlegger, and I believe she included, “he’ll make you bark like a dog.” His nickname might have been “the candyman”. Sparks soon fly, and the woman abandons her former life and takes up running booze around with her new flame. After sullying herself for some time I believe she eventually ends up returning to her former life as the movie ends? The bootlegger looked a bit Bogart-like IIRC (probably a popular look for the time).

Cold War SciFi alien post apocolyptic B film

This was a post apocolyptic, alien, nuclear war sciFi type thing, late 60’s I’d guess. We are made aware that somehow most/nearly all of the world has been annihilated, whether by aliens or nuclear war I can’t recall. The world as whole is deadly radioactive and populated by radiation loving aliens. The film focuses on the small group of human survivors, living within some sort of microcosm (an island I believe) that was somehow spared and is protected from the radiation and aliens. They live in fear of rain, as they believe it will bring radiation and the aliens will follow. The radiation and aliens are somehow vanquished (I think maybe it rains and it actually kills the aliens), and the outro scene focusesĀ  on the hopeful young attractive couple who are eager to do their part to repopulate the world. I think the final shot is them holding hands and the screen reading “the beginning”….

similar to “The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle” but more brutal

Circa late 1960’s – mid 1970’s I’d guess. I don’t recall if there are any other similarities to the unknown work in question and Disney’s “The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle”, but just like in the ending scenes of the Disney short, a boy (Native American I think) is pursued and captured by other boys who mean him harm. But, rather than having eagle wings strapped onto his arms (like in the Disney piece), the boy has individual feathers inserted under his skin by his assailants. This is what I recall most vividly – the brutality of witnessing feather shafts poked into the boys flesh. Then the boy triumphantly spreads his new wings and flies off a cliff.