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Dangerous Moonlight (1941) Brian Desmond Hurst, Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Drama, Romance, War
Prologue: in 1940, a shellshocked man fights to recall his past. Flashback: During the Nazi invasion of Poland, American reporter Carole Peters meets Polish airman Stefan Radetzky, also a piano virtuoso. Read More »
Obsession / The Hidden Room (1949) Edward Dmytryk, Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
London psychiatrist Clive Riordan, royally fed up with the repeated affairs of his wife Storm, plots a seemingly ‘perfect’ revenge against her latest lover, American Bill Kronin. Read More »
Calling the Tune (1936) Reginald Denham, Thorold Dickinson, Adele Dixon, Sally Gray, Sam Livesey, Drama
Calling the Tune offers a fascinating look at the fledgeling gramophone industry as it tries to solve the problems of reliable recording and production methods. ‘I predict that the gramophone will be the democratic entertainment of the future’ states unscrupulous record label boss Mr Gordon (Sam Livesey), who finally gets his comeuppance after one dirty trick too far against his rivals. If the film’s love story is perfunctory, the real interest comes with watching performers of the day, from Henry Wood and his orchestra to George Robey and Charles ‘the laughing policeman’ Penrose laying down their recordings direct to record. And something very like a prototype laser disc makes a crucial appearance too.
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Green for Danger (1946) Sidney Gilliat, Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In a rural English hospital during WWII, a postman dies on the operating table. One of the nurses states that she has proof of who the murderer is. The facetious Inspector Cockrill suspects one of the five doctors and nurses who were in the operating theater to be the assassin. But four poisonous pills have disappeared….
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The Saint’s Vacation (1941) Leslie Fenton, Hugh Sinclair, Sally Gray, Arthur Macrae, Crime, Drama, Mystery
An otherwise innocuous-looking music box is the coveted macguffin that provokes treachery, robbery, torture, murder, and a chase across the Continent involving one of Simon Templar’s greatest nemeses, Rudolph Hauser. “The Saint” is aided by amiable sidekick Monty Hatward and spunky girl reporter Mary Langdon.
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