|Alfie 1966 N/R, 114 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Shirley Anne Field, Jane Asher, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron, Denholm Elliott, Alfie Bass, Graham Stark, Sydney Tafler, Murray Melvin, Harry Locke, Bryan Marshall
A young Cockney, Alfie Elkins (Michael Caine), is an unsurpassed womanizer who flits from one love interest to another. Alfie impregnates his common-law wife Gilda (Julia Foster) and then has an affair with Lily (Vivien Merchant) who also becomes pregnant by Alfie, and he arranges an abortion. All the while, Alfie engages in sexual affairs with others, including wealthy Ruby (Shelley Winters) and young Siddie (Millicent Martin). Even though disillusioned at the end of the film, Alfie is still "flitting." Academy Award nominations were received for Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress (Merchant), Writing, and Song.
|Bedazzled 1967 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch, Alba, Robert Russell, Barry Humphries, Daniele Noel, Michael Bates, Charles Lloyd Pack, Parnell McGarry, Howard Goorney, Bernard Spear, Michael Trubshawe, Robin Hawdon
A short-order cook, Stanley Moon (Dudley Moore), sells his soul to George Spiggott (Peter Cook), a.k.a. the Devil, in return for seven sinful wishes in this modern-day version of "Dr. Faust."
|Black Beauty 1994 G, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama
Director: Caroline Thompson
Cast: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alun Armstrong, John McEnery, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook, Alan Cumming, Lyndon Davies, Rosalind Ayres, Adrian Ross Magenty, Georgina Armstrong, Anthony Walters, Gemma Patemoster
This adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic tale is narrated by no other than Black Beauty (voice of Alan Cumming); so, the audience is treated to the story from a horse's point of view. Black Beauty's life is told through the hardships suffered from cruel owners to the friendliness of his true family. A good film and suitable for children.
|Deadly Advice 1993 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Cast: Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Edward Woodward, Billie Whitelaw, Hywel Bennett, Jonathan Hyde, John Mills, Eleanor Bron, Ian Abbey, Roger Frost, Gareth Gwyn-Jones, Richard Moore
Jodie (Jane Horrocks) is fed up with her overpowering mother, Iris (Brenda Fricker). One night, the ghost of Major Herbert Armstrong (Edward Woodward) visits her and gives advice on murder, for which he is an expert because he killed his own wife years ago. Jodie listens, grabs an axe, kills her mother, and gets sister Beth (Imelda Staunton) to help hide the body. Now, problems ensue between Jodie and Beth. After another visit–this time from known murderer Dr. Crippen (Hywel Bennett)–Jodie again picks up the axe and kills Beth. Where and when will it all end?
|The Heart of Me 2002 R, 96 min.|
Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, Paul Bettany, Eleanor Bron, Luke Newberry, Tom Ward, Gillian Hanna, Andrew Havill, Alison Reid, Kathryn Tennant-Maw
Dinah (Helena Bonham Carter) is in love with her sister Madeleine's (Olivia Williams) husband (Paul Bettany) in this story based on Rosamond Lehmann's novel that is believed to have been inspired by her own adulterous affair with British Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis.
|Help! 1965 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Richard Lester
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear, John Bluthal, Patrick Cargill
This story is about a strange religious cult whose members want to retrieve a sacrificial ring, which is now on Ringo's finger. The best part of this film is the Beatles' music that figures into the plot as cult members interfere with the Beatles' recording of a new album. A wild and funny flick.
|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.
|The House of Mirth 2000 PG, 140 min.|
Director: Terence Davies
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Eric Stoltz, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jodhi May, Elizabeth McGovern, Pearce Quigley
Based on Edith Wharton's novel, this is Lily Bart's (Gillian Anderson) tragic love story. As a socialite, born into a time when marriage provided the only means for women to retain their places in society, Lily's life choices include the risk of losing real love and happiness and exclusion from high society–the only world she knows.
|Iris 2001 R, 90 min.|
Director: Richard Eyre
Cast: Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Eleanor Bron, Angela Morant, Penelope Wilton, Sioban Hayes, Juliet Aubrey, Joan Bakewell
After 40 years of marriage, playwright/novelist/philosopher Iris Murdoch (Judi Dench) is the subject of husband John Bayley's Jim Broadbent) memoirs. The story skips back and forth from young, sexually adventurous, Oxford student Iris (Kate Winslet) to Alzheimer-ridden Iris in this profile of an amazing woman's life. Jim Broadbent received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; Judi Dench and Kate Winslet were nominated for Best Actress and Supporting Actress.
|A Little Princess 1995 G, 97 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Cast: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer, Arthur Malet, Vanessa Lee Chester, Errol Sitahal, Vincent Schiavelli, Heather DeLoach, Taylor Fry, Darcie Bradford, Rachel Bella, Alexandra Rea-Baum, Camilla Belle, Lauren Blumenfeld
Sara Crew (Liesel Matthews) has lived with her loving father (Liam Cunningham), but now World War I interferes with her idyllic lifestyle. When her father leaves to fight in the war, Sara is sent to a New York boarding school where she encounters a mean headmistress (Eleanor Bron). When her father is reported as missing in action and presumed dead, Sarah finds herself in the position of being a servant.
|Saint-Ex 1996 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Miranda Richardson, Janet McTeer, Katrin Cartlidge, Ken Stott, Eleanor Bron, Brid Brennan, Karl Johnson, Daniel Craig, Anna Calder-Marshall, Dominic Rowan, Aidan Cottrell Boyce, Joe Cottrell Boyce, Nicholas Hewetson, Alex Kingston
This is a very good film biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the pilot who delivered the mail and still managed to author the beloved children's classic, "The Little Prince." The story centers on the relationship of Saint-Ex (Bruno Ganz) and his wife, Consuelo Carillo (Miranda Richardson) who has problems adapting to her role of an aviator's wife.
|Vanity Fair 1998 TV, 300 min.|
Director: Marc Munden
Cast: Natasha Little, Nathaniel Parker, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, Miriam Margolyes, Tim Woodward, Tom Ward, Jeremy Swift, Eleanor Bron, Bryan Pringle, David Ross, Michele Dotrice, Janine Duvitski, Anton Lesser, Janet Dale
This TV miniseries adaptation of William Makepease Thackeray's novel stars Natasha Little as the scheming country girl Becky Sharp who leaves a trail of victims in her climb up the social ladder. Becky was born into a poor family but does get an education and jobs as a governess. She works for the Crowley family and wins over the children and their wealthy aunt (Miriam Margolyes). She even marries one of the children: the dashing Rawden (Nathaniel Parker). Becky is pregnant when Napoleon invades Europe, and Rawden leaves to fight in the war. Rawden survives the war, but troubles follow, and Becky continues to look for a man of a higher station to support her.
|Wimbledon 2004 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill, Jon Favreau, Bernard Hill, Eleanor Bron, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Robert Lindsay, Austin Nichols, Kyle Hyde, Celia Imrie, Penny Ryder, James McAvoy, John McEnroe, Chris Evert
Tennis star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) has fallen on hard times as his ranking has hit an all-time low–until he meets and falls in love with rising tennis star Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst). Despite parental interference, the relationship seems to be helping Peter's tennis game. Will love conquer all?
|Women in Love 1969 R, 132 min.|
Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron, Alan Webb, Michael Gough, Vladek Sheybal, Catherine Willmer, Phoebe Nicholls, Sharon Gurney, Christopher Gable
Glenda Jackson won the Academy Award for Best Actress in her role of Gudrun, whose cruel treatment of her husband, Gerald (Oliver Reed), leads to his suicide. Set in England during the 1920s, Gudrun's marriage is contrasted to her sister Ursula's (Jennie Linden) happy wedded life. A nomination was received for Best Director.
|1. Alfie (1966)|
2. Bedazzled (1967)
3. Black Beauty (1994)
4. Deadly Advice (1993)
5. The Heart of Me (2002)
6. Help! (1965)
7. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)
8. The House of Mirth (2000)
9. Iris (2001)
10. A Little Princess (1995)
11. Saint-Ex (1996)
12. Two for the Road (1967)
13. Vanity Fair (1998)
14. Wimbledon (2004)
15. Women in Love (1969)
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