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The Loves of Joanna Godden (1947) Charles Frend, Robert Hamer, Googie Withers, Jean Kent, John McCallum, Drama

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The story of a woman who loved three men for their different ways and discovered after many a heartache, that her first love was also her true love. Edward the Peacemaker was on the throne of England when Joanna Godden’s father died and bequeathed a large farm on the Romney Marsh of Kent. Beautiful, impetuous, self-willed, Joanna determined to defy convention and – a mere woman – run the farm herself. Her decision outraged the whole shire – not least her farmer neighbour Arthur Alce.
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The Detective / Father Brown (1954) Robert Hamer, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Detective (1954)
Amateur detective Father Ignatius Brown defies his Bishop and decides to transport to Rome a holy relic from his church – a cross that once belonged to St. Augustin – rather than allow the more elaborate plans to proceed. On the channel crossing he becomes suspicious of a fellow traveler, a Mr Dobson, whom Brown quickly determines is not the automobile salesman he claims to be. He does befriend another priest whom he takes into his confidence but soon realizes that his suspicions should have been reversed. The fake priest is in fact Gustave Flambeau a professional art thief and an expert at disguise. After he gets away with the cross, Brown refuses to work with the police, insisting that he wants to save the man’s soul, not put him in prison. With the assistance of his friend Lady Warren, Father Brown sets a trap for Flambeau but Brown realizes that his work is only just beginning.
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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Robert Hamer

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Louis Mazzini’s mother belongs to the aristocratic family D’Ascoyne, but she ran away with an opera singer. Therefore, she and Louis were rejected by the D’Ascoynes. Once adult, Louis decides to avenges his mother and him, by becoming the next Duke of the family. Murdering every potential successor is clearly the safest way to achieve his goal…
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The Scapegoat (1959) Robert Hamer

The Scapegoat (1959)
On a vacation in France from his nondescript job and life, John Barratt encounters a titled but impoverished French nobleman who looks exactly like him. The nobleman gets John drunk, and switches places with him to take a breather from his failing business and too-complicated life. John tries to convince everyone he is not who they think he is, but he begins to get more and more involved with the count’s family, including an unhappy wife, domineering mother, lonely but talented young daughter, bitter spinster sister and the expected mistress. As John gets to know them he feels he can help them with their problems, but is also becoming used to his borrowed life, which has given him a purpose for the first time.
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