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Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. Read More »
On the far side of middle age, Archie Rice lives in a British seaside resort with his father, retired successful vaudevillian Billy Rice, second wife Phoebe Rice, and doting son Frank Rice. Read More »
The League of Gentlemen (1960) Basil Dearden, Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Read More »
In this ‘silent’ sound-effect comedy, Ronnie Barker stars as General Futtock who has a motley group of guests stay at his country estate for the weekend. Read More »
The Drum is an opulent Technicolor “British India” epic, based on a story by A.E.W. Mason (of Four Feathers fame). Teenaged actor Sabu stars as a young East Indian prince educated in England. By rights, his loyalties should lie with his countrymen, but in typical “Sun Never Sets” fashion most of the other Indian characters are as evil and untrustworthy as Prince Guhl (Raymond Massey). Guhl plans a revolt against the British, intending to wipe out the Royal troops as the English officers enjoy the hospitality of Guhl’s spacious palace. It’s up to Sabu to warn the troops of Guhl’s treachery by means of tapping out a message on the drum of the title. In the US, The Drum was released as Drums, on the theory (according to film historian Alan Barbour) that Americans must have more of everything.
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I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney
Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will marry the wealthy middle-aged industrial Robert Bellinger in Kiloran island, in the Hebrides Islands, Scotland. She travels from Manchester to the island of Mull, where she stays trapped due to the windy weather. While in the island, she meets Torquil McNeil and as the days go by they fall in love with each other.
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