|Aberdeen 2000 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Lena Headey, Ian Hart, Charlotte Rampling, Louise Goodall, Jason Hetherington, Jean Anderson, Kate Lynn Evans, John Killoran, John Harwood, Sara-Marie Maltha, Fergus McLarnon, Anders T. Andersen, Kari Simonsen, Jan Gronli
Helen (Charlotte Rampling) lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is dying but determined to reconcile with her London lawyer daughter, Kaisa (Lena Headey), and her alcoholic father, Tomas (Stellan Skarsgard). To that end, Helen talks Kaisa into traveling to Norway and bringing Tomas home for treatment. Although the trip is difficult, help comes from many along the way–especially truck driver Clive (Ian Hart).
|The Barretts of Wimpole Street 1957 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Sidney Franklin
Cast: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Susan Stephen, Vernon Gray, Jean Anderson, Maxine Audley, Leslie Phillips, Laurence Naismith, Moultrie Kelsall, Michael Brill, Kenneth Fortescue, Nicholas Hawtrey, Richard Thorp
This remake of "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934), which Sydney Franklin also directed, again reveals the love story of poets Elizabeth (Jennifer Jones) and Robert Browning (Bill Travers) who fall in love and marry despite objections by Elizabeth's father (John Gielgud).
|Diana: Her True Story 1993 TV, 180 min.|
Director: Kevin Connor
Cast: Serena Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Elizabeth Garvie, Anne Stallybrass, Donald(2) Douglas, Jemma Redgrave, Jeremy Child, William Franklyn, Jean Anderson, Belle Connor, Anne Stallybrass, Tracy Hardwick, Aletta Lawson, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Helen Masters
This disclosure about the British Royals tells the "real" story behind the marriage breakup of Princess Diana (Serena Scott Thomas) and Prince Charles (David Threlfall) that began with Diana's marriage to Prince Charles. The story follows her transformation into a public icon, her loneliness, and suicide attempts during the ill-fated marriage. When issued as a TV miniseries in Britain, the film was a big hit.
|Half a Sixpence 1967 N/R, 148 min.|
Director: George Sidney
Cast: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner, Elaine Taylor, Grover Dale, Julia Sutton, Sheila Falconer, Leslie Meadows, Pamela Brown, James Villiers, Jean Anderson
Shop assistant Arthur Kipps (Tommy Steele) inherits a fortune and joins high society only to discover that life before his riches is what really mattered.
|The Lady Vanishes 1979 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Action / Comedy / Romance / Thriller
Director: Anthony Page
Cast: Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael, Gerald Harper, Jenny Runacre, Jean Anderson, Rosalind Knight, Vladek Sheybal, Wolf Kahler, Dan van Husen, Madlena Nedeva, Madge Ryan
While riding an express train through pre-World War II Germany, Amanda (Cybill Shepherd) meets and makes friends with Miss Froy (Angela Lansbury). But, Miss Froy disappears, and, when Amanda can't find her, she gets help from American photographer Robert (Elliott Gould). Their efforts lead to the discovery that there is more to Miss Froy than meets the eye.
|The Little Kidnappers 1953 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Philip Leacock
Cast: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Duncan Macrae, Adrienne Corri, Theodore Bikel, Francis De Wolff, Jean Anderson, Jameson Clark, John Rae, Jack Stewart
Two children (Jon Whiteley and Vincent Winter) bring home an abandoned baby after their grandfather refuses to allow a dog in the house. Set in early 1900s Nova Scotia, this is an entertaining children's story. Both of the boys, Jon Whiteley and Vincent Winter, received Honorary Oscars for Outstanding Juvenile Performances.
|Rebecca 1997 TV, 190 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Romance
Director: Jim O'Brien
Cast: Emilia Fox, Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Faye Dunaway, Lucy Cohu, Geraldine James, Ian McDiarmid, John Horsley, Jonathan Cake, Denis Lill, Tom Chadbon, Jean Anderson, John Branwell, Kelly Reilly, Wendy MacAdam
Based of Daphne Du Maurier's novel, this made-for-TV miniseries tells the tale of the young woman (Emilia Fox) who recently married the wealthy Maxim de Winter (Charles Dance) within a year of the death of his first wife, Rebecca. She finds that it is difficult for a middle-class woman to fit into the social world that she now inhabits. Even the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers (Diana Rigg, in an Emmy-winning performance), who admired Rebecca, makes her life miserable. But even bigger problems lie ahead.
|The Three Lives of Thomasina 1963 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Karen Dotrice, Vincent Winter, Denis Gilmore, Laurence Naismith, Finlay Currie, Jean Anderson, Wilfrid Brambell, Francis De Wolff
Thomasina is a Scottish cat that is loved by its mistress, Mary MacDhui (Karen Dotrice), and undergoes numerous crises in this enjoyable Disney film.
|Waltz of the Toreadors 1962 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: John Guillermin
Cast: Peter Sellers, Dany Robin, Margaret Leighton, John Fraser, Cyril Cusack, John Le Mesurier, Prunella Scales, Denise Coffey, Jean Anderson, Raymond Huntley
Retired General Fitzjohn (Peter Sellers) feels that life has cheated him in the romance department, and he sets out to reverse that situation.
|The Whipping Boy 1994 G, 96 min.|
aka: Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy
Director: Sydney Macartney
Cast: Truan Munro, Nic Knight, George C. Scott, Karen Salt, Andrew Bicknell, Kevin Conway, Vincent Schiavelli, Mathilda May, Jean Anderson, Nicolas Amer
This is a pretty good Disney family film that revolves around a growing friendship between a prince and a "whipping boy" that the prince talked his father, the king, into using to take the prince's punishment when discipline was needed. Based on Sid Fleischman's children's book.
|1. Aberdeen (2000)|
2. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
3. Diana: Her True Story (1993)
4. Half a Sixpence (1967)
5. The Lady Vanishes (1979)
6. The Little Kidnappers (1953)
7. Rebecca (1997)
8. The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
9. Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)
10. The Whipping Boy (1994)
aka: Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy
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