Authentic rendering of John Gay’s 18th century musical, filmed in Technicolor, about Captain MacHeath, a highwayman, and his love for too many beautiful women. Read More »
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Take Me High (1973) David Askey, Cliff Richard, Deborah Watling, Hugh Griffith, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Merchant banker Tim, excited to hear he’s to go to New York, is sent to Birmingham instead to pressure a small struggling restaurant. Read More »
Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Read More »
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Robert Fuest, Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Comedy, Horror
Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. Read More »
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) Bud Yorkin, Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Comedy, History
An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. Read More »
The Canterbury Tales (1972) Pier Paolo Pasolini, Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Comedy, Drama, History, Erotic
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s startling candor and ribald humor illuminate these classic tales of romance, deception, murder and lust. Read More »
Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther’s deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We’re introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther’s religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church’s hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce.
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A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed version of “Alice in Wonderland”, with Marcello Mastroianni as the maddest of mad hatters and Roman Polanski a kinky March hare.
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The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) George Seaton, William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Drama, Thriller, War
An American oil company executive of Swedish descent, now living in Sweden, is blackmailed into spying for the Allies during World War II. At first resentful, his relationship with a beautiful German Allied agent causes him to realize how vital his work is. When he learns that his anti-Nazi German associates are under suspicion from the Gestapo, he risks his own life to go back inside Nazi Germany to finish his work and try to save his friends. It’s an exciting story with great characters, filmed partly in the locations where the story took place.
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