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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 20, 1989|
|Born:||September 7, 1913||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Ainsdale, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
The story of a young Arab boy named Akba whose master allows him to raise an Arabian colt, Sham, after its mother dies. The boy and the horse are traded and sold many times. Eventually, they move to England where they live with an earl who would like one of his horses to win the famous Newmarket Rac
A story about the brutal murder of a helpless woman in a nursing home, which a unleashes a trail of events leading to international intrigue, treachery and corruption. In his attempt to uncover the truth, a British intelligence agent defects to the Russians before discovering the identity of a "mole
The story of a Pole who is saved from destitution by a generous stranger and the difficulty he faces in repaying the debt.
Biography of the priest, Franz Gruber, who composed the Christmas carol "Silent Night".
Romantic comedy thriller surrounding the man who pulled off the "Great Train Robbery" in 1963.
In this remake of the celebrated 1954 Hitchcock film, Christopher Plummer is the London businessman whose intricate plan to murder his unfaithful wife for her money backfires. Initially, Frederick Knott (who also later wrote "Wait Until Dark") concocted this as a play for British television in 1952, and it later went on to become a success on the London stage as well as Broadway, and twice earlier on American TV: with Maurice Evans and Rosemary Harris in 1958 and then nine years later with Laurence Harvey and Diane Cilento.
(Mys ''79). Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Anthony Quayle, Genevieve Bujold, Frank Finley, John Gielgud, Susan Oliver, Donald Sutherland. Jack the Ripper is the subject of this chilling Sherlock Holmes thriller which suggests that the prostitute slayer was a member of a Royal household. Christopher Plummer is Sherlock Holmes, James Mason is Dr. Watson, and Donald Sutherland plays a psychic (based on a real person who assisted Scotland Yard during the actual Ripper case).
Sherlock Holmes investigates London's most infamous case, Jack the Ripper. As he investigates, he finds that the Ripper has friends in high places.
Robert Caine is a rich and powerful man who develops nuclear power plants. He is a firm believer in nuclear energy and a proponent of expanding its use around the world. When Robert decides to retire and pass the responsibility of running his corporations to his son Angel, he starts to have bad drea
An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips to wipe out mankind.
A dramatization of the events surrounding the 1972 Olympics massacre when eight Arab terrorists killed eleven Israeli athletes. A well-made, thoughtful film that had the dubious distinction of premiering opposite the initial TV showing of "Gone With the Wind," gathering virtually no audience, but re
German paratroopers land covertly in England during World War II.
Rival Cold War diplomats fall in love in the Caribbean.
A sumptuous remake of the Dickens classic that previously had been filmed in black and white in 1917, 1934, and 1947 (the definitive version). This television adaptation was produced as a musical with an original score by Norman Sachs and Mel Mandel, but none of the songs appeared in the final print for reasons never explained.
An unrealized series project for Glenn Ford as an erudite investigator specializing in fine arts cases, here tangling with an urbane villain, a bogus preacher, and his nubile snake-dancer niece while tracking down some missing rare Biblical scrolls.
Young George Matcham visits his uncle Lord Nelson and the vulgar Lady Hamilton. With the clear eyes of youth, he measures Nelson's stature and notes his feet of clay. And yet, Nelson is a hero, a great man. How can this be resolved? Meanwhile, the combined French and Spanish fleet puts out to sea....
In a series of vignettes, Woody Allen reveals the fools we all become in the name of sex.
A World War II refugee serves a British officer as interpreter.
Anne Boleyn fights to keep Henry VIII''s love and her head in the midst of palace intrigue.
A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
Sherlock Holmes tries to unmask Jack the Ripper.
Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base.
Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Sims, Derek Fowlds, Jenny Agutter, Johnny Sekka, Desmond Davies. When a British outpost in Sudan is attacked by Moslems, a small group of survivors escape into the wilderness only to encounter wild animals and hostile terrain.
A mad emperor''''s excesses leave the Roman Empire open to barbarian invasions.
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
The crew of a British sailing ship threatens mutiny during the Napoleonic wars.
A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns.
Billie and Kristy lead a gang of armed robbers who steal from banks, armoured cars, and the like. When Billie's lover, Jim, gets caught by the police after stashing a large amount of money, they wait for him to get out of jail. He does and has to deal with both the police and his ex-gang as they both need him to get what they want. Things become more complicated when Kristy kidnaps Jim's son and threatens to kill him if Jim doesn't come up with the buried loot.
The jungle king pursues four criminals out to exploit a diamond mine.
A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria, but the problems just won't go away.
The British navy fights to trap a deadly German battleship during World War II.
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
A middle-aged woman's inability to succeed as a housewife causes her husband to have an affair with a younger woman.
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a film version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr Falke represented by the 3 occupying powers. This is NOT just a film of a staged production but a truly filmic version of the operetta.
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.
A British queen trapped in a loveless marriage falls for a soldier of fortune.
A new adaptation of Sophocles' trilogy dating from 400 B.C. about King Oedipus and his doomed legacy; each play is two hours long. In Part 1, "Oedipus the King," Oedipus fails to escape his fate and discovers he has killed his father, King Laius, and that Queen Jocasta, who has borne him a child, is
The first of two plays by William Shakespeare chronicling the violent reign of the usurper King Henry IV. The newly crowned monarch faces rebellion from the powerful Percy family in the north. He also finds it impossible to manage his unruly son, Prince Hal. The young prince alternates between perio
The third presentation of a special four-part series dramatizing the life of Benjamin Franklin. The program describes Franklin's activities as a leader of the independence movement in the early days of the Revolutionary War.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A two-part miniseries adapted from Robert Ludlum's thriller about a man trying to regain his memory amidst a maze of espionage and intrigue.
This seven-hour British-Italian adaptation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1834 epic, set against the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and previously filmed in 1935, and in 1960 was a vehicle for muscleman Steve Reeves, was trashed by the critics as the campiest of sword and sandal sagas to emerge in
Sumptuous filming of Shirley Conran's sprawling best-seller about an international sex symbol's single-minded quest to find and destroy the mother she never knew -- one of three school chums, each of whom went on to fame and fortune. "Lace" is the name of the magazine one of them, Bess Armstrong, pu
Peter O'Toole made his American TV acting debut as the Roman general leading the epic 1st-century siege of Masada, the mountain fortress where about 900 Jewish Zealots made a heroic stand against 5,000 Roman soldiers. Peter Strauss is the fiery leader of the freedom-fighting Zealots, and their confr
This handsome romantic drama chronicling the lives of two 19th-century families -- one Irish, the other English -- and the American family dynasties they began, was the collaborative work of daytime soap opera queen Agnes Nixon (creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," among others) and
A two-part four-hour dramatization of the life of the Biblical warrior and ruler, filmed on location in Israel (and Spain) by the producer and writer of "The Story of Jacob and Joseph" (1974). Director Alex Segal fell ill during the filming and was succeeded by David Lowell Rich.
An absorbing adaptation of Uris' best-selling novel telling the story of two successful men, an American writer and a Polish doctor, whose careers lead to a confrontation in a London courtroom when the former accuses the latter of having performed illegal operations in a Nazi prison camp years earli
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
This biblical spectacular, which ran in hour-long segments over a six-week period and then turned up theatrically in a severely edited version not long after its initial TV showing, marked Burt Lancaster's TV acting debut, as well as that of his son, William (as Young Moses), best known as the write
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