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In Connecticut, Agnes and Tobias are an upper-class married couple whose relationship has been uneasy for many years Read More »
Jimmy Porter is a loud, obnoxious man, rude and verbally abusive to his wife, Alison. Read More »
Laughter in the Dark (1969) Tony Richardson, Nicol Williamson, Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Drouot, Drama
A married middle-aged art critic and 16-year-old Margot begin an affair and develop a troublesome mutually parasitic relationship. Read More »
The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967) Tony Richardson, Jeanne Moreau, Ian Bannen, Vanessa Redgrave, Drama, Romance
Alan, after quarreling with his girlfriend Sheila, becomes intrigued by Anna, a mysterious widow who’s searching for a sailor she had known many years before. 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 Hotel New Hampshire (1984) Tony Richardson, Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on the novel by John Irving, this unusual comedic drama follows the exploits of the eccentric hotel-operating Berry family. Read More »
Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle’s interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. Read More »
Tom Jones (1963) Tony Richardson, Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Adventure, Comedy, History
In eighteenth century England, “first cousins” Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Read More »
Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare’s tragedy. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage to Claudius. When the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that Claudius has poisoned him, Hamlet swears revenge.
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In a French village, Manou is an Italian logger, virile, with a broad laugh. He can’t say no to women’s sexual invitations, and jealous villagers blame him for recent fires and a flood. He is innocent; the culprit is “Mademoiselle,” town schoolmarm, a recent arrival admired by all, but sexually repressed and obsessed with Manou. She sets the first fire accidentally and throbs watching a shirtless Manou perform heroics. Subsequent catastrophes are no accident and express her mad passion for him. Also, after befriending Manou’s son, she turns on the lad, making him miserable and raising his suspicions. Her designs, Manou’s frank innocence, and the town’s xenophobia mix explosively.
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) Tony Richardson, Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Drama, History, War
A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous cavalry charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgment and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders.
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