The honourable Mark St. Neots is playing with some ‘chums’ when he meets and is bowled over by Sylvia. Read More »
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Dead of Night (1945) Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver
Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Read More »
A newly-arrived army padre is put in charge of camp entertainment and has the idea of putting on a Brains Trust with local notables. Read More »
The Hour of 13 (1952) Harold French, Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Nicholas Revel (Peter Lawford) is a young man any dowager in London welcomes to her parties. Read More »
A biographer researching a book on a pilot who died during the test flight of a new plane falls in love with the pilot’s sister. Read More »
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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After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces…with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt’s pearls.
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