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Sequel to The Mouse that Roared; The Tiny Country of Grand Fenwick has a hot water problem in the castle. Read More »
The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) Basil Dearden, Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford
Jean (Virginia McKenna) and Matt (Bill Travers) are a struggling married couple, with Matt trying to scrape out a living as a writer. Read More »
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The old and wealthy Mr. Enderby dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Marple has her doubts. Read More »
The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) Frank Launder, Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull
Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. Read More »
Henry Wrigley is happy writing stories for a children’s’ comic. Then he meets Miss Honey, who encourages him to go into minor crime. Read More »
A young woman uses her womanly wiles to seduce older men in order to aid her debt-ridden grandmother. Read More »
Chimes at Midnight / Campanadas a medianoche (1965) Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Comedy, Drama, History
Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’ and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff’s career as young Prince Hal’s drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England.
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Murder Ahoy (1964) George Pollock, Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Miss Marple investigates the murder of one of her fellow trustees of a fund which rehabilitates young criminals. To investigate she goes aboard the ship used to train the juveniles, much to the distress of the Captain. She soon stumbles onto more murders, and a ring of thieves.
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Murder She Said (1961) George Pollock, Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Old miss Marple is on a train ride when she witnesses a murder in a passing train. She reports it to the police but they won’t believe her: since no body can be found there can’t have been any murder, right? As always, she begins her own investigation. The murder was committed while passing Ackenthorpe Hall and miss Marple gets herself a job there, mixing cleaning and cooking with searching the house for clues.
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