|All Quiet on the Western Front 1979 TV, 150 min.|
Director: Delbert Mann
Cast: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal, Paul Mark Elliott, David Bradley, Mathew Evans, George Winter, Dominic Jephcott, Mark Drewry, Colin Mayes, Evan Stewart, Michael Sheard, Katerina Lirova
This remake of the 1930 classic is, in many respects, just as good. It tells the story of Paul Baumer (Richard Thomas) and his German classmates who are urged by their patriotic teacher Kantorek (Donald Pleasence) to enlist in the army during World War I. They do enlist, are trained by Corporal Himmelstoss (Ian Holm) and then head for the battlefield where they serve under Stanislaus Katczinsky (Ernest Borgnine). Many of Paul's friends are killed in battle, and after Paul stabs and kills a French soldier, he is convinced that fighting a war is not the patriotic game he believed it was. The film received seven Emmy nominations, including Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Borgnine and Patricia Neal for her role as Paul's mother).
|Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady 1990 TV, 180 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Peter Sasdy
Cast: Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Morgan Fairchild, John Bennett, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ronald Hines, Jenny Quayle, Robert Rietty, Tom Lahm, Nicholas Gecks, Michael Siberry, Dominic Jephcott, Frank Middlemass, Charlotte Attenborough, James Bree
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Christopher Lee and Patrick Macnee) travel to Vienna where an actress friend, Irene Adler (Morgan Fairchild), needs help. A device has been invented that will explode bombs remotely, and Holmes and Watson are offered the detonator. Double dealing ensues when the prototype is separated from the plans.
|1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)|
2. Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1990)
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