In Shakespeare’s classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy Read More »
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The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934) Paul Czinner, Alexander Korda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson
In 1745 a German princess, renamed Catherine, arrives to marry Grand Duke Peter of Russia, whom she initially likes. Read More »
Mr. and Mrs. Average British Family…if the average British family consists of a husband Read More »
Women in a French concentration camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Read More »
A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as “poison pen letters”. Read More »
A girl, Carol whom the audience is quickly informed “has been around,” Read More »
A family struggles to try to put their life back together after the eldest son is convicted of, and then executed for, murder. Read More »
In the English village of Denley, the Women’s Institute (a wartime program channeling village products to the troops) Read More »
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age Read More »
Guns at Batasi (1964) John Guillermin, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, Drama, History, War
Regimental Sergeant-Major Lauderdale is a spit-and-polish, by-the-book disciplinarian Read More »
Farewell Again is a multiplotted British comedy/drama about soldiers on leave and the people they’ve left. Given a six-hour pass after a tour of duty in India, several British Tommies (among them Robert Newton, Sebastian Shaw and Anthony Bushell) try to unravel their domestic tribulations before having to ship out again. American expatriate Tim Whelan was the directorial hand who kept the various plot threads from entangling, while another Hollywood vet, James Wong Howe, manned the cameras. The film became instantly dated with the advent of World War II, but in its own time Farewell Again was a box-office smash. The film was issued in the US as Troopship.
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Black Narcissus (1947) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Drama
This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns – played by some of Britain’s finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, and Flora Robson – struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for Alfred Junge’s art direction and Jack Cardiff’s cinematography , Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema’s true visionaries.
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A young woman marries PrincSophie Dorothea is a young woman forced into a loveless marriage with Prince George Louis of Hanover. George Louis is later crowned King George I of England. Despairing of ever experiencing true love, the depressed queen finds life at court no solace. Sophie then falls for a dashing Swedish soldier of fortune, Count Konigsmark.
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