Newly qualified barrister Roger Thursby joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm. Read More »
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A Navy lieutenant is borrowed by the British to supervise torpedo experiments after one of their scientists is killed. Read More »
The trouble with Josephine is that her ever-loving and over-sympathetic nature leads her to switch from needful men to even more needful men… Read More »
Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959) Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Luciana Paluzzi
Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island. Read More »
Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child Read More »
An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. Read More »
The HMS Aylesbury is sunk by the the German raider Essen. Only two men survive and are rescued by the damaged German ship. Read More »
This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party. Read More »
Married life is proving difficult for newlyweds Jenny and Arthur. With well meaning but interfering parents, nosey neighbors Read More »
Heavens Above! (1963) John Boulting, Roy Boulting, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Comedy
A naive but caring prison chaplain, who happens to have the same last name as an upper class cleric, is by mistake appointed as vicar to a small and prosperous country town. Read More »
Thunder Rock (1942) Roy Boulting, Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Drama, Fantasy, War
David Charleston, once a world renowned journalist, now lives alone maintaining the Thunder Rock lighthouse in Lake Michigan. He doesn’t cash is paychecks and has no contact other than the monthly inspector’s visit. When alone, he imagines conversations with those who died when a 19th century packet ship with some 60 passengers sank. He imagines their lives, their problems their fears and their hopes. In one of these conversations he recalls his own efforts in the 1930s when he tried desperately to convince first his editors and later the public of the dangers of fascism and the inevitability of war. Few would listen. One of the passengers, a spinster, tells her story of seeking independence from a world dominated by men. There’s also the case of a doctor who is banished for using unacceptable methods. David has given up on life but the imaginary passengers give him hope for the future.
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Suspect / The Risk (1960) John Boulting, Roy Boulting, Tony Britton, Virginia Maskell, Ian Bannen, Drama, Thriller
A government team researching cures for plague find their results put on the Official Secrets list. One of their number is so incensed by this that he lets the maimed and jealous companion of a female colleague draw him into what, technically, could be a treasonable act.
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In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As British Major Robinson he is hidden in Madame Grenier’s Parisian brothel, right under the nose of the Nazi clients, such as Gestapo agent Herr Schroeder (again him). As Général Latour he leads the French resistance, which includes the brothel madam -made a colonel in charge of her sexy ‘troops’- and a priest, and is joined by young US diplomat Alan Cassidy. As Japanese imperial Prince Kyoto he becomes a target for the resistance in a monastery on his way to Hitler (again him). At the end he decorates the heroes as French president.
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Mike, a Hemingway-esque adventure novelist, is spending his days in a self-imposed exile somewhere in Central America. A reporter for Sight Magazine, Katie, has tracked him down in the hope of getting the biggest scoop of her career. Mike falls for Katie. On a flight to Mexico City, their plane crashes near a remote hideaway of Nazi war criminals in hiding. The Nazis want to stay hidden and plan to dispose of their new guests.
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