This is a dramatisation of the true story of Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor and magistrate’s clerk who lived in the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. In 1921 he was arrested and charged with poisoning his domineering wife, Catherine, and later attempting to poison a business rival, Oswald Martin, by administering arsenic to them.
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This symbol-filled story, filmed with sensuous detail and nuance, is set in Austria in the 1920s. While being treated for asthma at a country spa, an American diplomat’s lonely 12-year-old son is befriended and infatuated by a suave, mysterious baron.
Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) Silvio Narizzano, Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Horror, Thriller
Patricia Carroll arrives in London to get married with her fiancé Alan Glentower. However, the stubborn Pat decides to pay a visit in the country to Mrs. Trefoile, the mother of her former fiancé Stephen, who died in a car accident. Once there, the religious fanatic Mrs. Trefoile insists to Pat to stay overnight to go to the mass on the next morning.
Two lads in Edinburgh embark on a non-violent spree of robberies. They dress up in clown masks and act as modern highwaymen, robbing coach loads of tourists in the highlands. In the process they become folk heroes to the locals. Their adventures make for a whimsical and gentle comedy, in the Bill Forsyth vein.
The Killing of John Lennon (2006) Andrew Piddington, Jonas Ball, Mie Omori, Krisha Fairchild, Crime, Drama
The film follows the travels and accounts of Mark Chapman (Jonas Ball) and gives the watcher an insight into his mind. It starts with him in Hawaii and how he does not fit in with anyone including his job; family; friends etc. He says he is searching for a purpose in his life and that it has no direction.
Even after 60 years, there is much to be explored and shared about the Holocaust. Scores of documentaries valiantly record survivors’ harrowing testimonies or uncover a surprising new angle through archival research. But it’s still possible to feel numb to the unspeakable images and stories from this diabolical chapter of human history.
The first in Patrick Keiller’s highly imaginative trilogy of psycho-geographic journeys charts a trip through (and history of) London, as undertaken by our unseen narrator (Paul Scofield) and his companion, Robinson.
Robinson is commissioned to investigate the unspecified “problem of England.” The narrator describes his seven excursions, with the unseen Robinson, around the country. They mainly concentrate on ports, power stations, prisons, and manufacturing plants, but they also bring in various literary connections, as well as a few conventional landscapes.
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) Ken Annakin, Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, Action, Adventure, Family
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King’s palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father’s death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.
Britannic (2000) Brian Trenchard-Smith, Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Jacqueline Bisset, Action, Drama, History
The lazaret ship Britannic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection.