The diamond merchant’s niece falls for his new footman who is really an impoverished aristocrat. Read More »
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On New Years Eve, 1899, baronet’s son Edward Courtney becomes engaged to Kate Read More »
A former housemaid (Garson) now works as a confidence trickster, but her plans for a big job in California go awry. Read More »
In 1780 Major John Boulton is recruited by Colonial intelligence as a counterspy who will feign desertion to the British forces. Read More »
Entertaining ensemble piece dealing with several characters who are on the way to the races on Derby day. Read More »
Anna Neagle is a WWII WREN–-the counterpart of the American WAVE–-who encounters Michael Wilding in a blacked-out Piccadilly during an air raid. Read More »
A dancer attempts to escape from the narrow conventions of society and from the fate foretold for her at her birth. Read More »
In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. Read More »
English Without Tears (1944) Harold French, Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Comedy, Romance, War
While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries Read More »
Maytime in Mayfair (1949) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Peter Graves, Musical, Romance
Penniless man-about-town Michael Gore-Brown is delighted to hear he has been left a high-class Mayfair fashion salon. Read More »
A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens Read More »
Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn’t take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough exterior.
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Zarak (1956) Terence Young, Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Anita Ekberg, Action, Adventure, Romance
On the mountainous frontier between British India and Afghanistan, circa 1860s, Zarak Khan kisses Salma, the youngest wife of his father, Haji Khan. Outraged, his father orders Zarak to be flogged to death but spares his life at the urging of an elderly Mullah. Zarak now leaves his village and becomes a notorious outlaw, prompting the British to assign a Major Ingram to capture him. Zarak and Ingram have several encounters, developing a grudging respect for each other. When Ingram is captured by Ahmad, one of Zarak’s rivals, Zarak risks his life to save the British officer.
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The Glass Slipper (1955) Charles Walters, Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding, Keenan Wynn, Musical, Romance
In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella. She is despised by everyone, and mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters. Out feeling miserable one day, Ella meets a handsome young man, who falls for her. He is really Prince Charles, the son of the Duke, but he tells her he is the son of the cook, and invites her to a great ball at the Duke’s castle. A strange woman who lives in the mountains by herself befriends Ella, and dresses her up so she can attend the ball. She goes, and is a great success, but must run out at midnight. In her haste, she drops a single glass slipper. The Prince uses the slipper to find her.
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