|Bees in Paradise 1944 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Val Guest
Cast: Arthur Askey, Anne Shelton, Peter Graves, Ronald Shiner, Jean Kent, Max Bacon, Antoinette Cellier, Joy Shelton, Beatrice Varley
Four men (Arthur Askey, Peter Graves, Ronald Shiner, and Max Bacon) bail out of their plane over Paradise Island and land in a bee-worshipping colony of women who cater to them. All four marry and then learn the reason that explains why there are no men on the island. According to colonial tradition, all males must commit suicide after their honeymoons. Is it too late, or is there an escape?
|The Bells Go Down 1943 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Basil Dearden
Cast: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns, Finlay Currie, Frederick Culley, William Hartnell, Philippa Hiatt, Meriel Forbes, Norman Pierce, Beatrice Varley, Muriel George, Julian Vedey, Richard George, Leslie Harcourt
During the bombing of London by the Luftwaffe in 1940, many were heroes. This is the story of the London Auxiliary Fire Service and its role in saving London from destruction by the Nazis.
|Hatter's Castle 1942 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Lance Comfort
Cast: Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Robert Newton, Emlyn Williams, Beatrice Varley, Henry Oscar, Ian Fleming, George Merritt, Brefni O'Rorke, Laurence Hanray
Based on A.J. Cronin's novel, this is the story of a poor man who tries to expand his horizons and gain social acceptance in the rigid British class system.
|The Man in Grey 1943 N/R, 116 min.|
Director: Leslie Arliss
Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger, Helen Haye, Martita Hunt, Raymond Lovell, Nora Swinburne, Beatrice Varley, Amy Veness
Girlhood friends, Clarissa (Phyllis Calvert) and Hester (Margaret Lockwood) find tragedy awaits following the scheming of Hester for the affections of Clarissa's husband, the Marquis of Rohan (James Mason). This film did much to propel Mason to stardom.
|Room at the Top 1959 N/R, 115 min.|
Director: Jack Clayton
Cast: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Houston, Donald Wolfit, Raymond Huntley, Hermione Baddeley, John Westbrook, Allan Cuthbertson, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Ian Hendry, Richard Pasco, Beatrice Varley, Delena Kidd, April Olrich
Factory clerk Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) dumps his fiancee Alice (Simone Signoret) to marry his boss Mr. Brown's (Donald Wolfit) daughter, Susan (Heather Sears). Too late, he realizes his love for Alice was more important than social position. Signoret won the Best Actress Oscar for her role of Alice. In addition to another Oscar for Writing, the film had four nominations: Best Picture, Actor (Harvey), Supporting Actress (Hermoine Baddeley), and Director. Sequels: "Life at the Top" and "Man at the Top."
|Sea Wife 1957 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Bob McNaught
Cast: Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant, Ronald Squire, Harold Goodwin, Joan Hickson, Gibb McLaughlin, Roddy Hughes, Lloyd Lamble, Nora Nicholson, Ronald Adam, Beatrice Varley, Yvette Wyatt
In 1942, soon after setting sail from Singapore, four British survivors–a beautiful nun (Joan Collins), an army officer (Richard Burton), a bigoted business administrator (Basil Sydney), and the Black purser (Cy Grant)–reveal their true personalities as they struggle to survive under great hardships after their ship is sunk by a Japanese torpedo.
|The Seventh Veil 1945 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Compton Bennett
Cast: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott, Albert Lieven, Yvonne Owen, David Horne, Manning Whiley, Beatrice Varley, Margaret Withers, Grace Allardyce, John Slater, Ernest Davies, Arnold Goldsborough, Muir Mathieson
Hypnosis is the method of treatment attempted by Dr. Larsen (Herbert Lom) for pianist Francesca Cunningham (Ann Todd), and her induced memories reveal a troubled past. She remembers that crippled musician Nicholas (James Mason) had trained her to become a top musician but then turned on her when she became interested in other men. During her flashbacks, Francesca realizes that her true love is Nicholas, and she makes the decision to find love with him.
|The Upturned Glass 1947 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Lawrence Huntington
Cast: James Mason, Rosamund John, Pamela Mason, Ann Stephens, Morland Graham, Brefni O'Rorke, Henry Oscar, Jane Hylton, Maurice Denham, Beatrice Varley, Peter Cotes, Sheila Huntington, Susan Shaw, Cyril Chamberlain, Howard Douglas
Doctor Michael Joyce (James Mason) is a neurosurgeon whose lover Emma (Rosamund John) has been killed. He avenges her murder through a diabolical plot against the killer, Kate Howard (Pamela Mason). He stuffs the body in his car trunk and shortly after is called on to help a child who had been hurt in a car accident. If he doesn't come to the child's aid, the child may die. But, if he does help, the body may be found. Will he remain faithful to the Hippocratic Oath, or will he choose to flee and prevent the body from being discovered?
|1. Bees in Paradise (1944)|
2. The Bells Go Down (1943)
3. Hatter's Castle (1942)
4. The Man in Grey (1943)
5. Room at the Top (1959)
6. Sea Wife (1957)
7. The Seventh Veil (1945)
8. The Upturned Glass (1947)
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