The scene is Yeoman’s Hospital, set in the English Midlands, soon after the NHS was founded. Read More »
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Ernie’s uncle Gabriel has only died but to assert his inheritance he should spend the night at the ancestral house with the remainder of his family members. Provided that the guests start to shed dead. Read More »
A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife’s birthday. Read More »
Shadow on the Wall (1950) Pat Jackson, Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Angered that her sister Celia has stolen her fiance, Dell Faring kills her and allows Celia’s husband David, knocked out in an argument with Celia, to take the blame and end up on death row. Later Dell, finding out that David’s young daughter Susan was witness to the crime and is undergoing psychiatric treatment, plans to eliminate her before her memory returns.
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Encore (1951) Harold French, Pat Jackson, Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Comedy, Drama
The film is made from three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. The first, “The Ant and the Grasshopper” concerns the trials and tribulations a ne’er-do-well brother, Tom Ramsey, puts his prim-and-proper businessman brother, George Ramsey through. The escapades that drive George to absolute distraction eventually wins the hand of the world’s third richest girl, Margaret Vyne, for shiftless Tom; “Winter Cruise” finds the crew of a cargo boat becoming unglued by the endless chatter of a spinster passenger named Miss Reid. In a desperate attempt to silence the prattling busybody, the ship’s officers browbeat a French steward, Pierre into making love to her. The results provide some astounding surprises for the officers, Pierre, and, for certain, Miss Reid; In “The Gigolo and the Gigolette” segment, beautiful daredevil Stella Cotman, who entertains the jaded guests of a resort hotel by diving nightly from an eighty-foot platform into a flaming tank, is losing her nerve.
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