A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself. Read More »
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Kim, a young boy living on his own on the streets of India, is actually the son of a British officer. Read More »
My Gun Is Quick (1957) Victor Saville, George White, Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, Patricia Donahue, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. Read More »
The Long Wait (1954) Victor Saville, Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Read More »
On a visit to London, 18 year-old American Melinda Greyton goes to her first party, a Regimental ball. Read More »
Dark Journey (1937) Victor Saville, Conrad Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Joan Gardner, Adventure, Romance, Thriller
World War I is raging, but Swedish store clerk Madeleine Goddard (Vivien Leigh) has not aligned herself with either side. Read More »
Green Dolphin Street (1947) Victor Saville, Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Adventure, Romance, Drama
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Read More »
A Warm Corner (1930) Victor Saville, Leslie Henson, Heather Thatcher, Austin Melford, Comedy, Romance
This early Gainsborough flick is truly a lost treasure, and easily one of the most daring and risque films ever made. Read More »
The Good Companions (1933) Victor Saville, Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, John Gielgud, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Film musical taken from JB Priestley’s novel about three musicians joining together to save a failing concert party, the Dinky Doos.
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A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Read More »
The Earl of Chicago (1940) Richard Thorpe, Victor Saville, Robert Montgomery, Edward Arnold, Reginald Owen, Drama
Silky has always moved booze. In prohibition, he smuggled it from Canada, but now that it is legal, he produces his own brand. Read More »
“Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but ‘the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.’
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The Miniver Story (1950) H.C. Potter, Victor Saville, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Drama
The Second World War is over, and the Miniver family is trying to keep themselves together in post-War Britain, among continuing shortages and growing tensions within the family.
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Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) Victor Saville, Walter Pidgeon, Margaret Leighton, Robert Beatty, Crime, Mystery
All the various Bulldog Drummond movie series had run their courses by 1951; nonetheless, MGM decided to revive the property (and simultaneously liquidate some “frozen funds”) with the British-filmed Calling Bulldog Drummond. Walter Pidgeon stars as novelist Sapper’s soldier-of-fortune, here retooled as a respectable retired military officer. Summoned to London by Scotland Yard, Drummond is assigned to break up a dangerous criminal gang. He is aided by female undercover officer Helen Smith (Margaret Leighton), who turns out to be not much help at all. Trapped in a bombed-out building and surrounded by hulking henchmen, Drummond seems to have run out of luck. Some of the film’s brightest moments are provided by David Tomlinson as a traditional “silly ass” type who is lot smarter than he seems. Bernard Lee, the future “M” in the James Bond films of the 1960s, appears as a secondary villain.
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The Dictator (1935) Victor Saville, Clive Brook, Madeleine Carroll, Emlyn Williams, History, Romance
The story opens in Copenhagen in the year 1776 on the wedding night of the King and Princess Caroline Mathilde. But the marriage was a political alliance, and the Princess felt only repugnance for her dissolute husband. On the night of their marriage the King leaves Copenhagen on a pleasure trip abroad, but his fast life proves too much for his weak constitution. Summoned to attend him, an ambitious young doctor realises that here is a great opportunity. He revives the King and, tremendously impressed, the King takes him back to Copenhagen. A love affair develops between the doctor and the Princess – but it is to have terrible consequences.
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