|City of the Dead 1960 R, 76 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: Horror Hotel
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Cast: Patricia Jessel, Christopher Lee, Betta St. John, Dennis Lotis, Venetia Stevenson, Valentine Dyall, Ann Beach, Nickolas Grace, Tom Naylor, Fred Johnson
College student Nan Barlow (Venetia Stevenson) goes to a Massachusetts town to conduct research on witchcraft. She sure did come to the right place because the inn where she is staying is presided over by a witch that was burned at the stake in the late 17th century and had made a deal with the devil to return as an undead. The townsfolk are her coven, and it's time for the annual human sacrifice. Guess who has been chosen as the victim? A good film of this genre, with a spooky environment.
|Oliver Twist 1982 TV, 90 min.|
Director: Clive Donner
Cast: George C. Scott, Tim Curry, Michael Hordern, Timothy West, Eileen Atkins, Cherie Lunghi, Oliver Cotton, Richard Charles, Lysette Anthony, Eleanor David, Philip Locke, Ann Beach, Artro Morris, John Barrard, Brenda Cowling
Orphan Oliver Twist (Richard Charles) is booted from his juvenile workhouse and joins other orphan boys surviving by pickpocketing on the city streets. Their leader, the evil Fagin (George C. Scott), trains them in the art of pickpocketing, and, of course, they must bring their stolen loot back to him. Along the way, Oliver gets help from Mr. Brownlow (Michael Hordern) and, later, barmaid Nancy (Cherie Lunghi), but it will take a lucky inheritance to save Oliver.
|Under Milk Wood 1971 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Andrew Sinclair
Cast: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns, Sian Phillips, Vivien Merchant, Victor Spinetti, Ann Beach, Angharad Rees, Ray Smith, Michael Forest, Glynn Edwards
This film adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play involves residents of a Welsh coastal village in stories told by blind, retired mariner, Captain Cat (Peter O'Toole). He recalls the lives of drowned shipmates, other residents of his town of Llareggub, and the love of his life who happened to be a prostitute (Elizabeth Taylor).
|1. City of the Dead (1960)|
aka: Horror Hotel
2. Oliver Twist (1982)
3. Under Milk Wood (1971)
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