|The Angry Hills 1959 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Elisabeth Muller, Stanley Baker, Gia Scala, Theodore Bikel, Sebastian Cabot, Kieron Moore, Leslie Phillips, Donald Wolfit, Marius Goring, Jocelyn Lane, George Pastell, Patrick Jordan, Peter Illing, Marita Constantinou
Mike Morrison (Robert Mitchum) is a World War II American war correspondent in the Balkans whose mission is to reveal the names of Greek resistance fighters to the British. When the Nazis learn of his activities, Morrison must escape through the angry hills of Greece with the Nazis on his trail.
|From Russia with Love 1963 PG, 118 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller / Romance
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Pedro Armendariz, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis De Wolff, Lois Maxwell, George Pastell, Nadja Regin, Aliza Gur, Vladek Sheybal, Martine Beswick
James Bond (Sean Connery) is back in his second film and discovers that he is on the Russian "hit list." While in Istanbul to "pick up" a secret de-coding machine from Russian cipher clerk Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi), Bond runs into trouble with a capital "T." A deadly trap has been set involving enemy agent Red Grant (Robert Shaw) who is assigned to take the machine from Bond and kill him. A fight to the death ensues between Bond and Grant aboard the Orient Express.
|Give Us This Day 1949 N/R, 120 min.|
aka: Salt to the Devil
Christ in Concrete
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Sam Wanamaker, Lea Padovani, Kathleen Ryan, Charles Goldner, Bonar Colleano, William Sylvester, George Pastell, Philo Hauser, Sid James, Karel Stepanek, Rosalie Crutchley, Robert Rietty, Ina De La Haye, Ronan O'Casey, Charles Moffat
Set in New York City (though shot in England since Director Dmytryk was blacklisted in the U.S.), this is the powerful story of an Italian immigrant family–and immigrants in general–who struggled to survive during the Great Depression. Geremio (Sam Wanamaker) made enough to save for a new house for him and his wife, but lost his job during the Depression. He finally found another job, though he had to work in an unsafe environment. Tragedy follows.
|The Long Duel 1967 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Ken Annakin
Cast: Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Andrew Keir, Charlotte Rampling, Laurence Naismith, Maurice Denham, Virginia North, Terence Alexander, Marianne Stone, George Pastell, Antonio Ruiz, Imogen Hassall, Paul Hardwick, Edward Fox
In the 1920s, Sultan (Yul Brynner) leads his people in a revolt against bondage enforced through British rule in India. Although British police officer Freddy Young (Trevor Howard) believes in freedom for the people of India, he is assigned the duty of keeping peace and must ensure that British law is maintained. When Young is sent to capture Sultan, he gains respect for Sultan, and, when Sultan is mortally wounded, he asks Young to raise his son.
|The Magus 1968 N/R, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy
Director: Guy Green
Cast: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, Candice Bergen, Anna Karina, Paul Stassino, Julian Glover, Takis Emmanuel, George Pastell, Daniele Noel, Jerome Willis, Ethel Farrugia, Andreas Malandrinos, Anthony Newlands, Corin Redgrave
Based on John Fowles' novel, this is the story of English teacher Nicholas Urfe (Michael Caine) and his strange odyssey on a Greek isle. Nicholas accepts a professorship on the isle of Phravous and meets the mysterious Conchis (Anthony Quinn) and his lover Lily (Candice Bergen). Nicholas is attracted to Lily, but when his ex-girlfriend Anne (Anna Karina) comes to the isle to visit him, they begin their affair anew. After Anne flies home, Nicholas learns that she has committed suicide. Now, Nicholas is showing signs of bizarre behavior. He confronts Conchis, blames him for Anne's death, and the mystery deepens.
|The Mummy 1959 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, Michael Ripper, George Pastell, John Stuart, Harold Goodwin, George Woodbridge, Denis Shaw, Gerald Lawson, Willoughby Gray, David Browning
This is a good remake of the 1932 original Boris Karloff film. The story is about an archaeological dig during which British archaeologist John Banning (Peter Cushing) desecrates the tomb of Princess Ananka (Yvonne Furneaux) and awakens Ananka's lover Kharis (Christopher Lee) who was buried with her. Kharis, the Mummy, returns to life and follows Banning back to England to seek revenge. Dire consequences ensue when Kharis finds that Banning's wife (also played by Furneaux) very closely resembles Ananka.
|She 1965 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Robert Day
Cast: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson, Christopher Lee, Andre Morell, Rosenda Monteros, Soraya, Julie Mendez, Lisa Peake, Cherry Larman, Bula Coleman, George Pastell, John Maxim
Leo Vincey (John Richardson) searches for a lost kingdom and encounters Ayesha (Ursula Andress), the queen who never grows old. Her presence convinces Vincey to search for the Flame of Eternal Life as she sees him as the reincarnation of one his lost ancestors. This is a remake of H. Rider Haggard's fantasy (previously made in 1935) and is followed by "The Vengeance of She."
|The Stranglers of Bombay 1960 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Horror / Thriller
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Andrew Cruickshank, Marne Maitland, Guy Rolfe, Paul Stassino, Jan Holden, Tutte Lemkow, Allan Cuthbertson, George Pastell, David Spenser, Ewen Solon, Michael Nightingale, John Harvey, Margaret Gordon, Jack McNaughton
People traveling to a British trading post in India are disappearing, and cargo is stolen. The company hires a stranger to solve the problem, which leads Captain Harry Lewis (Guy Rolfe), who is familiar with the company, to work independently to solve the mystery. Lewis finds that a religious cult, the Stranglers, that performs crazed rituals, is responsible for capturing travelers and stealing their money as the cult wreaks havoc on the area around Bombay.
|Vendetta for the Saint 1969 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Jim O'Connolly
Cast: Roger Moore, Ian Hendry, Rosemary Dexter, Aimi MacDonald, George Pastell, Marie Burke, Finlay Currie, Fulton Mackay, Alex Scott, Peter Madden, Anthony Newlands, Guy Deghy
Roger Moore recreates his TV-series role of suave adventurer Simon Templar in this made-for-TV film. Simon witnesses an altercation between two men in a Sicilian bar and decides to investigate after he reads in the next day's paper that one of the two had been murdered. He soon finds out the Mafia is involved, and he is slated for extinction.
|1. The Angry Hills (1959)|
2. From Russia with Love (1963)
3. Give Us This Day (1949)
aka: Salt to the Devil
aka: Christ in Concrete
4. The Long Duel (1967)
5. The Magus (1968)
6. The Mummy (1959)
7. She (1965)
8. The Stranglers of Bombay (1960)
9. Vendetta for the Saint (1969)
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