|The Abdication 1974 PG, 103 min.|
Director: Anthony Harvey
Cast: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril Cusack, Michael Dunn, Paul Rogers, Kathleen Byron, Graham Crowden, James Faulkner, Harold Goldblatt, Noel Trevarthen, Lewis Fiander, Tony Steedman, Richard Cornish, Edward Underdown, Suzanne Huddart
Set in the 17th century, Sweden's Queen Christina converts to Roman Catholicism and abdicates her throne. Love with a Cardinal follows in this so-so historical drama.
|Beat the Devil 1953 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: John Huston
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Aldo Silvani, Bernard Lee, Mario Perrone, Giulio Donnini, Saro Urzi, Juan de Landa, Manuel Serano
A strange assortment of cohorts (Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, and Jennifer Jones) are plotting a swindle involving rights to uranium-rich land with plans to strike it rich. They board a steamer that breaks down and sinks on their way to Africa, and they are taken hostage by Arabian gunrunners. Now, as a result of their misadventure, their lives rest in the hands of the gunrunners.
|The Day the Earth Caught Fire 1961 N/R, 99 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Romance
Director: Val Guest
Cast: Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd, Michael Goodliffe, Bernard Braden, Reginald Beckwith, Gene Anderson, Arthur Christiansen, Austin Trevor, Renee Asherson, Edward Underdown, Ian Ellis, Michael Caine, Marianne Stone, Geoffrey Chater
The worst fears of the Cold War are realized when both the U.S. and the Soviet Union detonate nuclear devices at the same time. The U.S. is testing a nuclear weapon at the North Pole, and the Soviet Union is testing its nuclear weapon at the South Pole. This causes the Earth to get knocked out of orbit, and floods and fires erupt as Earth starts a spiral toward the Sun. What's a person to do? Will another nuclear explosion balance the Earth and put it back in orbit?
|Khartoum 1966 N/R, 134 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon
Cast: Charlton Heston, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Laurence Olivier, Hugh Williams, Nigel Green, Johnny Sekka, Michael Hordern, Ralph Michael, Zia Mohyeddin, Marne Maitlan, Peter Arne, Douglas Wilmer, Edward Underdown
After Colonel Hicks (Edward Underdown) and the 8,000 Egyptian troops he commands are ambushed and massacred by the Mahdi (Laurence Olivier) and his Sudanese warriors, the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) sends General Gordon (Charlton Heston) to make peace. But, Gordon soon realizes that war is inevitable, and this drama recreates the 19th-century defeat of the British in the Sudan.
|Woman of Straw 1964 N/R, 117 min.|
Director: Basil Dearden
Cast: Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery, Ralph Richardson, Johnny Sekka, Peter Madden, Alexander Knox, Michael Goodliffe, Andre Morell, Edward Underdown, Douglas Wilmer
A wheel-chair-bound millionaire (Ralph Richardson) is murdered, and more than one person has a motive for the killing.
|1. The Abdication (1974)|
2. Beat the Devil (1953)
3. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
4. Khartoum (1966)
5. Woman of Straw (1964)
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