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The Cardinal (1936) Sinclair Hill, Matheson Lang, Eric Portman, Robert Atkins, Drama, History

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Set in 15th-century Italy, The Cardinal stars Matheson Lang as one Cardinal de Medici. Bound by the rules of the confessional, the cardinal is unable to disclose the multitude of sins revealed to him by one of his most influential parishioners. De Medici’s dilemma is compounded by the fact that the confessor has committed a murder for which the Cardinal’s brother has been arrested. The basic plot gimmick was good for another go-round in the 1953 Hitchcock flick I Confess. This 7-reel British film was based on a play by Louis N.

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Action, Adventure, Drama

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that “A raid took place last night over …, One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing”. Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home.

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