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Danny Duggan’s rough-house business methods and lifestyle owe more to early influences than the CBI. But with the bottom falling out of the building game playing at gangster is only fun on the winning side.
Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of “rhinoceritis.” Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society?
Britain’s first ever feature-length sex education film caused widespread tabloid controversy upon its original release. Now more hysterical than educational, the ground-breaking LOVE VARIATIONS shows models performing a variety of sexual positions, whilst a “family doctor” provides an excitable commentary.
A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, until their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival of an alluring woman with a hidden agenda.
Only Two Can Play (1962) Sidney Gilliat, Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell, Comedy, Drama
John Lewis is bored by his librarian’s job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town – if he and Liz ever manage to consummate their affair, that is.
The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, Tony Randall, Robert Morley, Anita Ekberg, Crime, Mystery, Comedy
The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials. The first victim is A.A. the second B.B. and so on. Poirot is assisted in his investigations by Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp.