|The Beggar's Opera 1953 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Peter Brook
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Stanley Holloway, George Devine, Mary Clare, Hugh Griffith, Athene Seyler, Dorothy Tutin, Margot Grahame, Yvonne Furneaux, George Rose, Edward Pryor, Daphne Anderson, Eric Pohlmann, Stuart Burge, Gerald Lawson
Based on John Gay's 18th-century opera, this is the story of highwayman Captain MacHeath (Laurence Olivier) who loves the beggar king Peachum's (George Devine) daughter Polly (Dorothy Tutin) but is also interested in Lucy (Daphne Anderson) who is the daughter of the corrupt constable Mr. Lockit (Stanley Holloway). When Polly and Lucy join forces, they manage to have MacHeath sent to prison and condemned to a hanging. While in prison, The Beggar (Hugh Griffith) entertains MacHeath with an opera featuring MacHeath as a hero, and soon after MacHeath is rescued from his death sentence.
|Cromwell 1970 G, 139 min.|
Director: Ken Hughes
Cast: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay, Timothy Dalton, Patrick Wymark, Patrick Magee, Nigel Stock, Charles Gray
Realistic battle scenes highlight this biography of the 16th-century take-over by Puritan leader, Oliver Cromwell (Richard Harris), who deposed England's Charles I (Alec Guinness).
|Great Moments in Aviation 1993 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Mystery / Romance
aka: Shades of Fear
Director: Beeban Kidron
Cast: John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, Rakie Ayola, Jonathan Pryce, Dorothy Tutin, Carmen Munroe, Oliver Samuels, David Harewood, Stan Pretty, Rakie Ayola, Sol Raye, Willie Payne, Dora Dixon-Fyle, Joan Hooley, Bertie Green
Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola) dreams of becoming an aviator and boards a ship headed for England where she plans to achieve her dream. She is assigned to sleeping with another passenger, Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Price), and they pretend to be husband and wife. Another passenger on the ship is Rex Goodyear (John Hurt) whose wife was murdered nine years ago, and he recognizes Duncan as an acquaintance from his past. Gabrielle falls in love with Duncan, and Rex accuses him of murdering his wife. Finally, it is revealed that Duncan and Rex's wife had an affair, but her death was accidental. Duncan and Gabrielle begin new lives together, and the story ends with Gabriel flying her plane and attaining her goal of becoming an aviator.
|The Importance of Being Earnest 1952 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Joan Greenwood, Dorothy Tutin, Richard Wattis, Edith Evans, Margaret Rutherford, Miles Malleson, Aubrey Mather, Walter Hudd
This is a delightful (and faithful) rendition of Oscar Wilde's amusing satire on 1890s' social scene. Jack Worthing (Michael Redgrave) and Algernon Moncrieff (Michael Denison) are bachelors of means. Each has a girlfriend, and each goes by the pseudonym of Ernest since the women like that name. When the men become enamored with each others' girlfriends, the fun gets even better.
|Indian Summer 1996 R, 110 min.|
aka: Alive and Kicking
Director: Nancy Meckler
Cast: Jason Flemyng, Antony Sher, Dorothy Tutin, Anthony Higgins, Bill Nighy, Philip Voss, Diane Parish, Aiden Waters, Natalie Roles, Freddy Douglas, Kenneth Tharp, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Ruth Lass, Linda Bassett, Hilary Reynolds
A young dancer, Tonio (Jason Flemyng), has AIDS, yet he refuses medication, fearing that it will hinder his dancing ability. Meanwhile, he must come to terms in his personal relationship with friend and lover Jack (Antony Sher).
|King Lear 1984 TV, 158 min.|
Director: Michael Elliott
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Diana Rigg, Anna Calder-Marshall, Dorothy Tutin, Colin Blakely, John Hurt, Leo McKem, Jeremy Kemp, Robert Lindsay, David Threlfall, Brian Cox, Edward Petherbridge, Robert Lang, Geoffrey Bateman, John Cording
King Lear (Laurence Olivier) is aging and wants to leave his kingdom to the daughter who can prove that she loves him the most. When daughter Cordelia (Anna Calder-Marshall) remains steadfast in refusing to play her father's game, Lear exiles her. The other two daughters–Regan and Goneril (Diana Rigg and Dorothy Tutin)–plot to deceive their father. Meanwhile, Gloucester (Leo McKem) and his sons Edgar and Edmund (David Threlfall and Robert Lindsay) experience their own family problems, which are based on honesty and also the lack of trust. Tragedies lie ahead for both families. This version of the Shakespeare tragedy was first aired on television and won the Emmy.
|The Shooting Party 1985 N/R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Alan Bridges
Cast: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud, Cheryl Campbell, Gordon Jackson, Judi Bowker, Robert Hardy, Thomas Heathcote, Sarah Badel, Aharon Ipale, Joris Stuyck, Rebecca Saire, Rupert Frazer, John J. Carney
Invited for a weekend shooting party as guests of their host (James Mason), members of the British aristocracy personify a myriad of destructive behaviors.
|A Tale of Two Cities 1958 N/R, 117 min.|
Director: Ralph Thomas
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray, Athene Seyler, Ian Bannen, Alfie Bass, Ernest Clark, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence
This film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel stars Dirk Bogarde as Sydney Carton, the Englishman who adapts to determined Parisians' ideals during the French Revolution but,by story's end, gives his life for the woman he loves.
|1. The Beggar's Opera (1953)|
2. Cromwell (1970)
3. Great Moments in Aviation (1993)
aka: Shades of Fear
4. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
5. Indian Summer (1996)
aka: Alive and Kicking
6. King Lear (1984)
7. The Shooting Party (1985)
8. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
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