|The Angry Silence 1960 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Guy Green
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Oliver Reed, Alfred Burke, Laurence Naismith, Russell Napier, Penelope Horner, Brian Bedford, Brian Murray, Norman Bird, Beckett Bould, Edna Petrie
This film represents the beginning of lack of solidarity in unions when factory worker Tom Curtis (Richard Attenborough) refuses to join an unofficial strike in his machine shop and becomes the victim of assaults–both mental and physical. Throughout Tom's ordeals, his wife Anna (Pier Angeli) does not understand why he cannot just get along with the other workers even if he cannot agree with them.
|Bitter Victory 1957 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Richard Burton, Curd Jurgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin, Anthony Bushell, Alfred Burke, Christopher Lee, Sean Kelly, Ramon de Larrocha, Nigel Green, Harry Landis, Andrew Crawford, Ronan O'Casey, Raoul Delfosse, Fred Matter
Captain Leith (Richard Burton) and Major Brand (Curd Jurgens) lead a commando squad in the African Campaign during World War II. There is one hitch: Leith has been having an affair with Brand's wife, Jane (Ruth Roman). While on the campaign, Brand kills Leith and earns a medal for his bravery during the campaign. But, Jane figures out what really happened, and Brand must now pay the price.
|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 Glory Boys 1984 TV, 110 min.|
Director: Michael Ferguson
Cast: Rod Steiger, Anthony Perkins, Alfred Burke, Joanna Lumley, Aaron Harris, Gary Brown, Sheila Allen, Sallyanne Law, Michael J. Jackson, Ron Berglas, Robert Lang, Christopher Reich
Based on a novel by Gerald Seymour, this British TV miniseries tells the story of an Arab terrorist and an IRA terrorist teaming up to assassinate a famous Israeli nuclear scientist, Dr. Sokarev (Rod Steiger). But the agent, Jimmy (Anthony Perkins)–assigned to protect Sokarev–is a force to be reckoned with.
|Guns in the Heather 1969 N/R, 180 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure
aka: Spy Busters
The Secret of Boyne Castle
Director: Robert Butler
Cast: Glenn Corbett, Alfred Burke, Kurt Russell, Patrick Dawson, Patrick Barr, Hugh McDermott, Patrick Westwood, Eddie Byrne, Godfrey Quigley, Kevin Stoney, Shay Gorman, Niall Toibin, Ernst Walder, Robert Bernal, Vincent Dowling
Rich (Kurt Russell) is an American exchange student in Ireland; he and his friend Sean (Patrick Dawson) get involved with a defecting Russian scientist and are kidnapped by spies on their way to Boyne Castle. Disney fare that was made in the U.K. and shown there before being aired in the U.S. in installments on "Wonderful World of Disney."
|Kim 1984 TV, 150 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama
Director: John Davies
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Ravi Sheth, Julian Glover, Lee Montague, Alfred Burke, Mick Ford, Bill Leadbitter, Roger Booth, Peter Childs, Noel Coleman, Sneh Gupta, Nadira, Lavlin
This made-for-TV version of Rudyard Kipling's story provides good viewing as orphaned Kim (Ravi Sheth) is recruited by the British and trained by the British Secret Service's Mahbub Ali (Bryan Brown) for espionage work in India. With mentors Mahbub Ali and a Buddhist monk (Peter O'Toole), Kim cooperates in helping spy on Russian infiltrators in the Himalaya Mountains.
|A Midsummer Night's Dream 1996 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Adrian Noble
Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch, Osheen Jones, Monica Dolan, Alfred Burke, Emily Button, Howard Crossley, Kevin Doyle, Ann Hasson, Emily Raymond, Daniel Evans, Kenn Sabberton, Robert Gillespie
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents its interpretation of the bard's comedy in a lively and colorful fashion. It is the story of four mixed-up lovers who get caught up in an argument between Titania (Lindsay Duncan) and Oberon (Alex Jennings), the king and queen of the fairies.
|The Nanny 1965 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Seth Holt
Cast: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers, William Dix, Pamela Franklin, Jack Watling, Alfred Burke, Maurice Denham, Harry Fowler, Angarad Aubrey, Sandra Power, Nora Gordon
Ten-year-old Joey (William Dix) returns home after two years of mental treatment for killing his sister. He is then under the charge of the real killer–his psychotic Nanny (Bette Davis). Only Joey recognizes the Nanny for what she really is. Joey's mother (Wendy Craig) is poisoned and nearly dies from food prepared by the Nanny, but still no one–except Joey's neighbor friend Bobbie (Pamela Franklin)–believes that the nanny is responsible. Matters come to a head when the Nanny tries to smother Joey with a pillow, is discovered by Joey's Aunt Pen (Jill Bennett), and the Nanny leaves the house forever.
|One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 1970 G, 105 min.|
Director: Caspar Wrede
Cast: Tom Courtenay, Espen Skjonberg, James Maxwell, Alfred Burke, Eric Thompson, John Cording, Matthew Guinness, Alf Malland, Caspar Wrede
Adapted from Alexander Sholzhenitsyn's novel about his experiences as a Siberian labor-camp prisoner, this film version only hits the surface of what one endures during 10 years wasted in Stalin's Gulag.
|Operation Amsterdam 1959 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Michael McCarthy
Cast: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton, Alexander Knox, Malcolm Keen, Christopher Rhodes, Tim Turner, John Horsley, Alfred Burke, Carl Jaffe
Based on a true story, this film, set in 1940, follows a foursome whose job is to move a fortune in diamonds from Amsterdam to England before the Nazis show up–only hours away. To make it to safety, they must avoid not only the Nazis but the sympathizers as well, AND one of the four may be on the other side.
|1. The Angry Silence (1960)|
2. Bitter Victory (1957)
3. Children of the Damned (1963)
4. The Glory Boys (1984)
5. Guns in the Heather (1969)
aka: Spy Busters
aka: The Secret of Boyne Castle
6. Kim (1984)
7. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)
8. The Nanny (1965)
9. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)
10. Operation Amsterdam (1959)
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