|The Adventurers 1969 R, 171 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Candice Bergen, Thommy Berggren, Ernest Borgnine, Rossano Brazzi, Olivia de Havilland, Bekim Fehmiu, Leigh Taylor-Young, Fernando Rey, John Ireland, Jaclyn Smith, Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Anna Moffo, Yolande Donlan, Bekim Fehmiu
Playboy Dax Xenos (Bekim Fehmiu) suffered the trauma of watching his mother murdered when he was a child, and his lifestyle reflects his problems. He woos wealthy widow Deborah Hadley (Olivia de Havilland) and then dumps her when she runs out of money. Dax then woos wealthy Sue Ann Daley (Candice Bergen), and she bears his child. When the child is killed in an accident, Sue Ann dumps Dax. Dax learns that President Rojo (Alan Badel) ordered the murder of his South American diplomat father years ago, and he leads a revolution against Rojo's government.
|Agatha 1979 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Tony Britton, Timothy West, Alan Badel, Helen Morse, Celia Gregory, Yvonne Gilan, Carolyn Pickles, Paul Brooke, Barry Hart, Sandra Voe, Donald Nithsdale, Robert Longden
In 1926, mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days; that happening set in motion events well-publicized by British and American journalists. This story is a fictional account of what happened. It shows Agatha running away from her unfaithful husband, Col. Archibald Christie (Timothy Dalton), and going to the Hydro Harrogate spa in Yorkshire, England. While Agatha is the subject of a nationwide search, American journalist Wally Stanton (Dustin Hoffman) finds her at the spa, and a short romance ensues.
|Arabesque 1966 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller / Romance
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore, George Coulouris, Duncan Lamont, Ernest Clark, Carl Duering, John Merivale, Harold Kasket, Gordon Griffin, Malya Nappi, Robert Rowland, Larry Taylor, Windsor Davies
An American, David Pollock (Gregory Peck), is a professor of languages at Oxford University who translates a message in hieroglyphics. When Middle Eastern leaders, spies, and oil sheiks try to obtain the contents of the secret message, Pollack partners with Yasmin Azir (Sophia Loren), but her motives are questionable as Pollack is propelled into the world of international espionage.
|Children of the Damned 1963 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Anton Leader
Cast: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke, Sheila Allen, Ralph Michael, Patrick Wymark, Martin Miller, Harold Goldblatt, Bessie Love, Andre Mikhelson, Clive Powell, Roberta Rex, Yoke-Moon Lee, Frank Summerscale
Yes, some of the smart alien children from 1960's "Village of the Damned" survived. The six survivors still have their psychic powers and a thirst for both power and revenge. When psychologist Tom Llewellyn (Ian Hendry) and geneticist Dr. David Neville (Alan Badel) investigate, they realize that the children are able to influence people's minds. The children are flown to London, but they escape, hide in a church, and battle the human race.
|The Day of the Jackal 1973 PG, 144 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Alan Badel, Michel Auclair, Tony Britton, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, David(2) Swift, Denis Carey, Vernon Dobtcheff, Michael Lonsdale, Olga Georges-Picot, Derek Jacobi, Raymond Gerome
Conspiring French generals hire the Jackal (Edward Fox) to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand) in the early 1960s. The French Security Force is suspicious when the French generals who hired the Jackal have gone into hiding. They kidnap the generals' errand boy, and when questioned he reveals the assassins name. The Security Force hires ace detective Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) to track down the Jackal before he kills DeGaulle. The Jackal now assumes a new identity that will make it even more difficult for Lebel to catch him before he completes the assassination. And the mystery deepens.
|Force 10 from Navarone 1978 PG, 118 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Robert Shaw, Harrison Ford, Edward Fox, Franco Nero, Barbara Bach, Carl Weathers, Richard Kiel, Alan Badel, Michael Byrne, Philip Latham, Angus MacInnes, Michael Sheard, Petar Buntic, Leslie Schofield, Anthony Langdon
In this sequel to "Guns of Navarone," Major Keith Mallory (Robert Shaw) and SSgt. Dusty Miller (Edward Fox) are the only ones who can identify the traitor who was at Navarone, and they join U.S. Colonel Mike Barnsby (Harrison Ford) and his unit, Force 10, in the search. But, there is more to the mission than Mallory and Miller realize. When plans go awry, they must convince the Germans that they are not spies.
|King Lear 1953 TV, 73 min.|
Director: Andrew McCullough
Cast: Orson Welles, Beatrice Straight, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Margaret Phillips, Bramwell Fletcher, David J. Stewart, Alan Badel, Michael MacLiammoir, Frederick Worlock, Scott Forbes, Wesley Addy, Fred Sadoff, Lloyd Bochner, Chris Gampel
This is a good made-for-TV, black-and-white film of the Shakespeare tragedy. Orson Welles plays King Lear who makes the wrong decision concerning the division of his land and power among his daughters Goneril and Regan (Beatrice Straight and Margaret Phillips) after he takes away his youngest daughter Cordelia's (Natasha Parry) rights to the kingdom. He bases his decision on their expression of how much each one loves him. The play's subplot about the Duke of Gloucester and his son was deleted in the interest of time.
|Luther 1973 PG, 112 min.|
Director: Guy Green
Cast: Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Robert Stephens, Alan Badel, Judi Dench, Julian Glover, Leonard Rossiter, Maurice Denham, Peter Cellier, Thomas Heathcote, Malcolm Stoddard
John Osborne's play is adapted to the screen in this biography of 16th-century religious leader Martin Luther (Stacy Keach). The story covers Luther's growing issues with the Catholic Church and his decision to lead the Reformation movement.
|Nijinsky 1980 R, 125 min.|
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne, Alan Badel, Colin Blakely, Jeremy Irons, Ronald Pickup, Ronald Lacey, Vernon Dobtcheff, Janet Suzman
This is a good film biography of the brilliant, early 20th-century ballet star, Vaslav Nijinsky (George De La Pena), and his involvement in a homosexual affair with the Ballet Russe's manager, Sergei Diaghilev (Alan Bates).
|The Riddle of the Sands 1979 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Tony Maylam
Cast: Simon MacCorkindale, Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Alan Badel, Jurgen Andersen, Wolf Kahler, Olga Lowe
Set at the beginning of the 20th century, this spy adventure involves a yachtsman, Davies (Simon MacCorkindale), who finds what looks like the plans for a German plot to invade the coast of England. He calls up his old friend, Carruthers (Michael York), and together they set out to thwart the German Navy's invasion forces.
|Salome 1953 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: William Dieterle
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Badel, Basil Sydney, Rex Reason, Arnold Moss, Maurice Schwartz, Asoka, Sujata, Michael Granger, Guy Kingsford, Lou Nova
John the Baptist (Alan Badel) preaches against King Herod (Charles Laughton) and Queen Herodias (Judith Anderson) in this Biblical drama about the princess Salome (Rita Hayworth) who is Herod's stepdaughter. Salome is in love with Claudius (Stewart Granger), but she seduces John the Baptist. Later, she repents and tries to save John's life when she mistakenly believes that if she performs the "Dance of the Seven Veils" for Herod, John's life will be saved.
|Telefon 1977 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly, Alan Badel, Patrick Magee, Sheree North, Frank Marth, Roy Jenson, John Mitchum, Helen Page Camp, Jacqueline Scott, Ed Bakey, Hank Brandt, Iggie Wolfington
KGB agent Col. Grigori Borzov (Charles Bronson) and KGB double agent Barbara (Lee Remick) work against time to prevent Dalchimsky's (Donald Pleasence) plot–of blowing-up a U.S. military base–from coming to fruition. Dalchimsky's plot could re-ignite the Cold War, and, while Grigori and Barbara step quickly into action, they still find time to fall in love.
|This Sporting Life 1963 N/R, 134 min.|
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Cast: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Vanda Godsell, Arthur Lowe, Anne Cunningham, Jack Watson, Harry Markham, George Sewell, Leonard Rossiter, Wallas Eaton
Frank Machin (Richard Harris) is a former Yorkshire coal miner who gains fame and fortune as a rugby player. Frank has it all–except love, and now he pursues a romance with his landlady, the widowed Mrs. Hammond (Rachel Roberts). All goes well for a short time, but when Mrs. Hammond grows tired of Frank, their doomed romance leads to tragedy.
|Three Cases of Murder 1954 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Wendy Toye
Cast: Alan Badel, Hugh Pryse, Eddie Byrne, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Orson Welles, Leueen MacGrath, Jack Lambert, Helen Cherry, Andre Morell
This film is made up of a trio of murder stories and provides good fare for mystery fans.
|1. The Adventurers (1969)|
2. Agatha (1979)
3. Arabesque (1966)
4. Children of the Damned (1963)
5. The Day of the Jackal (1973)
6. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
7. King Lear (1953)
8. Luther (1973)
9. Nijinsky (1980)
10. The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
11. Salome (1953)
12. Telefon (1977)
13. This Sporting Life (1963)
14. Three Cases of Murder (1954)
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