|The Cruel Sea 1953 N/R, 126 min.|
Director: Charles Frend
Cast: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Stanley Baker, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott, John Warner, Bruce Seton, Liam Redmond, Moira Lister, Virginia McKenna
This is Nicholas Monsarrat's story about convoys during World War II and the dangers they encountered from both Nazi submarines and the harsh North Atlantic weather.
|The Frightened City 1961 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: John Lemont
Cast: Herbert Lom, John Gregson, Sean Connery, Alfred Marks, Yvonne Romain, Olive McFarland, Kenneth Griffith, Frederick Piper, Patrick Holt, Bruce Seton, John Stone, David Davies, Tom Bowman, Robert Cawdron
Members of a protection-racket gang in London find problems not only from the police but, also, from within their own group. After months of fighting, the gangs agree to combine forces with Waldo Zhernikov (Herbert Lom) taking the position of mob boss. When Zhemikov wants a rival leader bumped off, Paddy Damion (Sean Connery) unwittingly contributes to the success of his demise. Now, Paddy declares revenge and agrees to give information to the police after plea bargaining for a lighter sentence. An early Sean Connery film.
|Greyfriars Bobby 1961 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie, Kay Walsh, Vincent Winter, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae, Andrew Cruickshank, Moultrie Kelsall, Freda Jackson, Joyce Carey, Jameson Clark, Rosalie Crutchley, Bruce Seton, Jack Lambert
This Disney film–set in Edinburgh, Scotland, during 1865–relates the story of a skye terrier named "Bobby" that returns to its deceased master's grave every night. The problem is that Greyfriars Cemetery does not allow dogs on the property. The caretaker, John Brown (Donald Crisp), becomes attached to Bobby, which puts him at odds with Constable MacLean (Duncan Macrae) who wants Bobby arrested if John will not pay Bobby's license fee. Now, the children of Edinburgh raise the money, and Bobby becomes the neighborhood pet. Based on a true story.
|Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1936 N/R, 68 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: George King
Cast: Tod Slaughter, Stella Rho, Graham Soutten, Bruce Seton, Eve Lister, D.J. Williams, John Singer, Davina Craig, Jerry Verno, Billy Holland, Norman Pierce, Aubrey Mallalieu, Ben Williams, Henry B. Longhurst
Later remade into the great musical, this is the early film adaptation of the George Dibden-Pitt play about a psychopathic killer–Sweeney Todd (Tod Slaughter)–who kills customers who come into his barbershop. The ex-customers become the main part of Mrs. Lovatt's (Stella Rho) meat pies.
|Whisky Galore! 1949 N/R, 82 min.|
aka: Tight Little Island
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton, Wylie Watson, Jean Cadell, Morland Graham, Duncan Macrae
After a shipwreck off the Scottish island of Todday, the cargo of thousands of cases of whisky is carried off by the natives who have their work cut out for themselves in keeping their cache hidden from the customs agent (Basil Radford).
|1. The Cruel Sea (1953)|
2. The Frightened City (1961)
3. Greyfriars Bobby (1961)
4. Love from a Stranger (1937)
5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)
6. Whisky Galore! (1949)
aka: Tight Little Island
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