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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 13, 1998|
|Born:||April 14, 1917||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||United Kingdom||Profession:||Cast ...|
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An ambitious young man sets out to kill everyone who stands between him and a fortune.
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois (Gerard Philipe), a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine (Valerie Hobson), over his attentions to her best friend Patricia (Natasha Parry). While Catherine is out arranging the divorce, Andre, just to keep in practice, hits on the girl upstairs, Diana (Diana Decker) and then turns his attention back to Patricia, who he tricks into having dinner at his flat on the pretext that Catherine will be there. When he cannot make any progress with her via his usual tactics, he tries to arouse her pity be telling her of his past. In his early, impoverished days in London, he made love to his boss Anne (Margaret Johnston) but her dreadful cooking drove him away. Next came Norah (Joan Greenwood) who he picked up on a bus and took to his flat and told her about his make-believe inheritance, but she insisted on marriage first, which was not in his plans. Marcelle (Germaine Montero), a French woman living in Soho, put him on his feet with money, and he repaid her by stealing fifty pounds and running off. He met the wealthy Catherine at his flat where she came to be tutored in French lessons, and ended up marrying him. But, even at his wedding, he had eyes only for Patricia and, he tells her she is his one true love.
"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might be a better title for this film that the two it has. A private in the Guards is forced to leave his girl friend in the (not-for-long) empty house of a high-ranking civil servant. The son discovers her and promptly falls in love. When the daughter returns, she decides that it would be best if the girl got together with her boy friend, not realizing that the sentry has worshipped her from afar, the daughter. A further complication is that the sentry's commanding officer is in love with her also.
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman...
Three Noel Coward stories deal with a temperamental song and dance team, a squabbling family and a broke society couple.
When John North, a budding author, pulls the communication cord of a late night train that is taking him away on a weekend with his publishers wife, he sets in motion a series of events that lead to a train crash, a murder and a police man hunt, but all is not what it seems.
A young boy''''s talent for picking winning race horses threatens his life.
A young couple discover the car crash victims they tried to help are escaped criminals.
Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fullerton accepts a job as governess from her wealthy cousins who have adopted the name Fury since they acquired the ancestral home of the Fury family. Blanche plots to become the lady of the manor but her illicit passion for the vengeful, obsessed Philip Thorn sets off a string of tragic events, including murder.
A mysterious benefactor finances a young boy's education.
A British spy sets out to sabotage a Nazi gas factory in Czechoslovakia.
An undercover agent battles Nazis to save an aviation plant.
A brave captain pilots the first steamboat line between England and the U.S.
While held up in a British port, a Danish sea captain tussles with German spies.
When enemy agents steal plans for an experimental plane, the test pilot fights to clear his name.
A German sub tries to sink the British fleet during World War I.
David Kier, one of the thieves in a sensational jewel robbery and subsequent trial, is set free when the turns King's Evidence on the other members. Kier refuses to give reporter Simon Drake (Barry K. Barnes),an interview, as Simon thinks he will probably be killed by other gang members, but Simon makes note of his address. Simon is fired by his city editor, MacGregor (Alastair Sim), for failing to cover another assignment and the editor says he would not believe Kier's murder if reported by Simon even if it happened. Simon returns home and is persuaded by his wife Pat (Valerie Hobson) to have a drink or two. The tipsy Simon, as a joke, telephones Sim and tells him that Kier has just been murdered, and the excited Sim hangs up before Simon can explain it is just a joke. But Kier has really been murdered and Inspector Holly (Edward Lexy) learns from Sim that Simon had telephoned him with the news at 3:10 A.M., but knows that Kier was not murdered until 4:35 A.M. The Inspector also finds a recently-fired revolver in Simon's flat, and arrests him. Pat and a garage mechanic manage to provide an alibi for Simon at the time of the murder and he is released. But the next morning, Kier's son is also found murdered in Simon's flat. Then Sim is shot, non-fatally, while in Simon's presence. Simon is not only reporting news, he appears to the police to be the one also making it.
An Indian prince tries to save his British masters from a deadly revolt.
An opium addict''''s obsession with a young girl leads to murder.
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.
Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events.
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
In this promotional short film, the king and queen of England meet various Hollywood stars.
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