|Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 N/R, 168 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Prunella Ransome, Fiona Walker, Paul Dawkins, Julian Somers, Freddie Jones, Alison Leggatt, John Barrett, Andrew Robertson, Brian Rawlinson, Victor Stone, Vincent Harding
Thomas Hardy's novel is brought to the screen with Julie Christie as Bathsheba Everdine, the country girl, whose life touches three men: sheep farmer Gabriel (Alan Bates), wealthy William (Peter Finch), and reckless sergeant Troy (Terence Stamp). It is mid-19th-century Victorian England, and Bathsheba has just inherited the family farm. Although a very headstrong woman with a haughty attitude, by story's end Bathsheba falls in love with one of her suitors and throws caution to the wind when she selects her true love.
|Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969 G, 150 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker, Sian Phillips, Michael Bryant, Alison Leggatt, Jeremy Lloyd, Clive Morton, Jack Hedley, Leo Britt, Patricia Hayes, Elspeth March, Jack May, Jenny Runacre
Arthur Chipping "Mr. Chips" (Peter O'Toole) is a professor at Brookfield Academy for Boys in England. He falls in love with music-hall singer Katherine Bridges (Petula Clark) and marries her. As Mrs. Chips, Katherine overcomes her past and warms the hearts of students. Later, she dies, but Mr. Chips continues his teaching career and becomes an icon. Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the film received a nomination for Best Musical Score.
|The Seven-Per-Cent Solution 1976 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson, Laurence Olivier, Joel Grey, Samantha Eggar, Jeremy Kemp, Charles Gray, Georgia Brown, Regine, Anna Quayle, Jill Townsend, Alison Leggatt, John Bird
Doctor Watson (Robert Duvall) is very concerned about his friend Sherlock Holmes' (Nicol Williamson) cocaine addiction and suggests that he consult with Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). During their meetings, the criminologist and psychologist join forces and become involved in solving the mystery behind the kidnapping of one of Freud's former patients, Lola Devereaux (Vanessa Redgrave).
|This Happy Breed 1944 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: David Lean
Cast: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Stanley Holloway, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt, Laurence Olivier, Eileen Erskine, John Blythe, Guy Verney, Betty Fleetwood, Merle Tottenham
Adapted from Noel Coward's play, this is the story of the defeats and victories of a British family during the 20-year period between World War I and World War II. The lower-class Gibbon family–father Frank (Robert Newton), mother Ethel (Celia Johnson), and two children Queenie and Reg (Kay Walsh and John Blythe)–move into a large Clapham house but find that it takes more than a house to make a family.
|1. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)|
2. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
3. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
4. This Happy Breed (1944)
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