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A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. Read More »
Anna Neagle steps down from her expensive musical extravaganzas to play a recognizable human being in No Time for Tears. Read More »
Masked intruders take the family of a bank manager hostage in order to rob his bank. Read More »
A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife’s birthday. Read More »
A union leader in a large company tries to win equal rights for the handful of West Indian workers at the company, but finds it is an uphill battle. Read More »
German scholar Wolf Hauser arrives for a year at Cambridge. Apart from his studies he tries to muck in with the very English non-academic goings-on while romancing pretty Girton-girl Ann. Read More »
Dark comedy about a seaside Punch and Judy man driven to distraction by his social climbing wife and his hatred for the snobbery of local government. Read More »
A plea for reform of England’s anti-sodomy statutes, this film pits Melville Farr, a married lawyer Read More »
Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) J. Lee Thompson, Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Drama, Romance
Amy and Jim Preston have been married for twenty years but, in her husband’s eyes, she has become sloppy both about the house and herself. Read More »
Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Read More »
The World of Suzie Wong (1960) Richard Quine, William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Drama, Romance
Robert Lomax, tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting. Finding a cheap hotel, he checks in, only to find it’s used by prostitutes and their “dates” they meet in the bar downstairs. Since he never picks up any of the ladies, they all want to know more about him. Eventually, he does hire one to model for him… and soon falls in love. However, since he’s on a limited budget, he can’t afford her exclusively, but doesn’t want to “share” her with anyone else.
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Anna Neagle, Sylvia Syms. Poor Anna just can’t seem to ‘straighten out’ her delinquent daughter. Her path eventually leads to crime, rebellion, death, and redemption. Her sleazy boryfriend leads her down a path of moral ineptitude. Good performance by Syms.
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Run Wild, Run Free (1969) Richard C. Sarafian, John Mills, Gordon Jackson, Sylvia Syms, Drama, Family
Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, has been mute since age 3 and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day he sees a singular wild albino pony with blue eyes and befriends it avidly. A kindly retired colonel who accepts Philip as he is, a girl his age, and a pet falcon she gives him provide him with more things to love and care about. Gradually Philip emerges from his shell. But the way out is full of heartbreak and setbacks.
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