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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 18, 1973|
|Born:||September 1, 1910||Cause of Death:||hemorrhage following throat opertion|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Using deaths from Shakespeare''''s plays, an actor takes revenge on the critics who panned his work.
Dr Tremayne is an enigmatic Psychiatrist running a Futuristic asylum housing four very special cases. Visited by colleague Nicholas, Tremayne explains his amazing and controversial theories as to why each of the four patients went mad... cue four distinct tales each with a different set of characters: 'Mr Tiger' tells of Paul, the troubled young son of prosperous but constantly bickering and unlovely parents, and the boy's 'imaginary' friend, a tiger. 'Penny Farthing' tells of Timothy, an antique store owner propelled backwards in time by a penny-farthing bicycle in his shop, all the while being watched over by the constantly changing photograph of Uncle Albert. 'Mel' tells of Brian, a man who brings home an old dead tree and prominently displays it in his living room as a work of art. His fiery wife Bella soon becomes jealous of the tree, which the husband has lovingly named Mel, and it seems to be developing a will of its own. 'Luau' tells of Auriol, a flamboyant literary agent who will do anything to impress her sinister new client, though he seems more interested in Auriol's beautiful and precocious young daughter Ginny. Ginny sneaks off on holiday while Auriol plans a sumptuous feast for her client.
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck escaping from Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culludon. When the ship's captain tries to kill Breck for his money the two manage to get to land and set out for Edinburgh dodging the ruthless Redcoats.
A lavish, first color filming of Charlotte Bronte''s classic Gothic romance with Emmy-nominated performances by George C. Scott and Susannah York highlighting this ninth screen version of the tale. It also had been staged several times on live television -- a "Studio One" adaptation in 1949, for one, starred Charlton Heston at the very beginning of his career. John Williams'' score for this TV film earned him an Emmy nomination in addition to those given to its two stars for acting.
Yanni returns to his homeland, on a Greek island, after several years in London. Soon he is searching for his teenager passion, Elena. She is a married woman now, and adultery leads to violence and crime.
After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, Arthur Welsley was victorious in Spain, but has never faced Napoleon. Welsley stands between Napoleon with a mixed army of Prussians, Mercenaries, Brits and Belgians. Napoleon's victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided.
Story of Russia''''s last czar, Nicolas II, and his ill-fated family.
A 25-30-year old Hacienda-owner (David Hemmings) is misbehaving on women due to his traumatic youth; his mother (Alida Valli) covers him for his sadistic actions; however, when he wants the daughter of the mansion supervisor to serve for him, things seem to get totally out of hand. He 'tames' her, but when 'tamed' and finally married, the young woman (Andrea Rau) soon becomes the dominating person in the family.
In an international car rally, competitors must travel from various points in Europe to Monte Carlo, then race their cars. Things are complicated by smuggling, cheating, honor, inventions, medicine, and love at first sight...
This film offers a series of vignettes based on British involvement in World War I, as seen through the eyes of a working-class family.
A seasoned tracker rides to the rescue when a European hunting party blunders into Indian territory.
The legendary Russian ruler falls hard for a military man in love with someone else.
An Arab heir plots his own kidnapping in a desperate bid for peace in the Middle East.
After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution.
Although outnumbered, British soldiers make an heroic stand against revolting Zulu warriors.
A Regiment Sergeant is caught between maintianing order in a recently liberated colonial African country and fighting off an African officer whose group opposes British-approved government.
A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as this would go against all of the principles her father stood for, therefore she is convinced it was murder. She enlists the help of a former patient to try to get to the truth. The truth, however, turns out to be both surprising and disturbing.
A romantic triangle complicates a big-game hunting expedition.
Orson Welles is Benjamin Franklin in this first film dealing with the story of Lafayette, the 19 year old pacifist who takes the side of the Colonials during the American war of Independence. The young man received the greatest honor given to a stranger: to tour the country as the nation's guest.
The arrival of a young tutor triggers emotional crises for a wealthy family.
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
A conservative teacher struggles with her values while teaching natives in New Zealand.
A veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robber.
While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ.
A Scotland Yard inspector struggles to get through a typical day on the job.
A British agent infiltrates the Nazi military command during World War II.
An insurance investigator''''s ex-girlfriend draws him into a web of blackmail and murder.
A test pilot thinks back on his past as he fights to survive a burning plane.
The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma.
Scotland Yard Superintendent Thomas Halliday (Jack Hawkins) becomes embroiled in tracking down a very smooth safe cracker who uses a 3rd key to open the safes of companies when they have a large stash of currency.
A cardinal is arrested for treason and forced to give a false confession of guilt.
A scheming seductress plots to make herself queen of Egypt.
Wolf Merton is a former British army officer who is surprised in his home one evening by an intruder. He is even more surprised to learn that the intruder is a soldier from his World War II army unit.
A western set in New Zealand during the 1820s following a group of British pioneers seeking a new life Down Under.
A pair of twin girls are separated when their parents divorce. They meet again by accident when they are both sent to the same Summer camp and they start to hatch a plot to get back together.
A naval commander fights to toughen up his inexperienced crew during World War II.
An English flyer joins the squadron defending World War II Malta.
A bank officer recovers from a 24-hour blackout to find himself a murder suspect.
The parents of a young girl born deaf and mute hire a special teacher to help her speak.
A plantation owner''''s marriage is tested by a bandit attack.
'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power.
An engineer fights to prove that a new model airplane is not safe.
As the Boer War ends a South African soldier hides a cache of diamonds he finds on a body. He returns to the town he left three years earlier where his girl has married a disgraced English officer. Needing funds to get back to pick up the diamonds the Boer enlists the help of a fellow soldier as well as the Englishman and a local hotel keeper. This ill-assorted bunch set off into the bush intent on finding their fortune.
In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn.
A neglected child thinks the servant he idolizes has committed murder.
The love affair between the Frence Emperor Napoleon and the lady Josephine leads through Napoleon's rise to power and their eventual divorce.
In London a young lady meets a homeless and apparently penniless Russian prince. She introduces him to her middle-class Fulham family and he moves in. It turns out he still has a number of diamonds given him by the last czar, and he is persuaded to start selling them. The resulting money, and his princely notoriety, soon cause changes in everyone's lives.
This was the first sound remake of the Hitchcock silent classic inspired by the Jack the Ripper legend. Ivor Novello, who played the title role and headed the team writing the script, was in the original as well.
Producer (feature film)
When a deranged nobleman inherits a fortune, his relatives conspire to seize power.
A television adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw comedy about Caesar's role as instructor to Cleopatra, the fledgling Queen of Egypt in 48 B.C.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
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.
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