|The Hound of the Baskervilles 1983 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror
Director: Douglas Hickox
Cast: Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Martin Shaw, Denholm Elliott, Brian Blessed, Ronald Lacey, Eleanor Bron, Edward Judd, Nicholas Clay, Glynis Barber, Connie Booth, Eric Richard, Michael Burrell, Peter Rutherford, David Langton
Dr. Mortimer (Denholm Elliott) hires Sherlock Holmes (Ian Richardson) to investigate the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville. Mortimer tells Holmes that 350 years ago Hugo Baskerville traded his soul to the devil, and all of his ancestors have fallen under a curse and have been murdered when they inherited the Baskerville dynasty. Mortimer wants to protect the new heir, Sir Henry (Martin Shaw), from suffering the same fate. Holmes sends Dr. Watson (Donald Churchill) to investigate while Holmes, unbeknownst to Watson, arrives on the scene disguised as a gypsy to find the culprit.
|Quintet 1979 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson, Nina Van Pallandt, Brigitte Fossey, David Langton, Thomas Hill, Craig Richard Nelson, Monique Murcure, Anne Gerety, Maruska Stankova, Michel Maillot, Max Fleck, Francoise Berd
The world is in the midst of another Ice Age when seal hunter Essex (Paul Newman) and his pregnant wife, Vivia (Brigitte Fossey), search for Essex's brother Francha (Thomas Hill). They find Francha in a remote city where survivors are playing the game, "Quintet," in which losing players are murdered. They join in the game, and, after Francha and Vivia are killed, Essex tries to stay alive but becomes obsessed with the game.
|The Ship That Died of Shame 1955 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
aka: PT Raiders
Director: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph
Cast: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna, Roland Culver, Bernard Lee, Ralph Truman, John Chandos, Harold Goodwin, John Longden, Stratford Johns, David Langton, Alfie Bass, John Boxer
World War II has ended when three shipmates (Richard Attenborough, George Baker, and Bill Owen) get together looking for something to do with their empty lives. The solution: buy their old gunboat, which will enable them to set up a smuggling operation.
|The Whistle Blower 1986 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Simon Langton
Cast: Michael Caine, James Fox, Nigel Havers, John Gielgud, Felicity Dean, Barry Foster, Kenneth Colley, Gordon Jackson, Trevor Cooper, David Langton, Dinah Stabb
War veteran and patriot Frank Jones (Michael Caine) is incredulous when his son Robert (Nigel Havers), a translator for British intelligence, informs him that people in his organization have been ordered killed to prevent security leaks. When Robert is mysteriously killed, Frank investigates and begins to suspect that he was killed because he was about to blow the whistle on the agency's corruption.
|Witness for the Prosecution 1982 TV, 96 min.|
Director: Alan Gibson
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Diana Rigg, Beau Bridges, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence, David Langton, Richard Vernon, Michael Gough, Wendy Hiller, Peter Sallis, Frank Mills, Michael Nightingale, Peter Copley, Patricia Leslie, John Kidd
A good cast makes this TV remake of Agatha Christie's story fun to watch. Aging lawyer Sir Wilfred Robarts (Ralph Richardson) is tended to by aggressive nurse Plimsoll (Deborah Kerr) and is the defender for Leonard Vole (Beau Bridges) who is accused of murdering a wealthy woman for her money. Problems arise when Vole's wife Christine (Diana Rigg) decides to divorce him and testify for the prosecution. And, that's just one of the many surprises in store for Sir Wilfred. Deborah Kerr won an Emmy for her role in this TV production.
|1. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)|
2. The Incredible Sarah (1976)
3. Quintet (1979)
4. The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)
aka: PT Raiders
5. The Whistle Blower (1986)
6. Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
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