|Anastasia 1956 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Anatole Litvak
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt, Felix Aylmer, Ivan Desny, Natalie Schafer, Sacha Pitoeff, Karel Stepanek, Gregoire Gromoff, Ina De La Haye, Katherine Kath, Marguerite Brennan, Eric Pohlmann
In 1928, a young Parisian woman (Ingrid Bergman) was recruited to impersonate the daughter of Czar Nicholas II. It was rumored that Anastasia had escaped the Bolshevik's execution of Russia's royal family and, if found, was eligible for the inheritance. As the story progresses, it becomes apparent that she knows much more than an impostor would about intimate details of Anastasia's life. The question remains, is she really Anastasia? Ingrid Bergman won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Anastasia.
|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.
|I Am a Camera 1955 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Henry Cornelius
Cast: Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters, Ron Randell, Patrick McGoohan, Anton Diffring, Tutte Lemkow, David Kossoff, Vince Edwards, Lea Seidl, Ina De La Haye, Jean Gargoet, Alexis Bobrinskoy, Andre Mikhelson, Julia Arnall
Pre-World War II Berlin is the subject of this film starring Julie Harris as a young English bohemian, Sally Bowles, visiting Berlin at this riveting time in history. Sally finds work as an entertainer at a nightclub and does have a chaste relationship with struggling writer Christopher Isherwood (Lawrence Harvey). Meanwhile, Natalia Landauer's (Shelley Winters) upcoming marriage to a Jewish man is met with problems in the anti-Semitism environment. This story later became the basis for "Cabaret."
|Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue 1953 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure
Director: Harold French
Cast: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough, Finlay Currie, Jean Taylor-Smith, Eric Pohlmann, Michael Goodliffe, Geoffrey Keen, Archie Duncan, Marjorie Fielding, Ina De La Haye, James Sutherland, Martin Boddey, Russel Waters
This Disney epic adventure is the story of Rob Roy MacGregor's (Richard Todd) efforts in the 18th century to lead his Clan of Highlanders against the English rule of King George I (Eric Pohlmann). Rob Roy is declared an outlaw and must fight many battles, but he still finds time to woo and then marry Helen Mary (Glynis Johns).
|1. Anastasia (1956)|
2. Give Us This Day (1949)
aka: Salt to the Devil
aka: Christ in Concrete
3. I Am a Camera (1955)
4. Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1953)
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