|Brideshead Revisited 1981 TV, 660 min.|
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Phoebe Nicholls, Diana Quick, Jane Asher, Simon Jones, Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, Richard Hope, Laurence Olivier, Stephane Audran, Brian Hayes, Charles Keating, Roger Milner, Jenny Runacre
Set around the era of World War I and World War II, this 11-hour miniseries reveals the problems of a particular British aristocracy. The tale is spun through the friendship of two young men–Charles Ryder and Sebastian Flyte (Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews)–who came from diverse backgrounds and meet at Oxford.
|Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969 G, 150 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker, Sian Phillips, Michael Bryant, Alison Leggatt, Jeremy Lloyd, Clive Morton, Jack Hedley, Leo Britt, Patricia Hayes, Elspeth March, Jack May, Jenny Runacre
Arthur Chipping "Mr. Chips" (Peter O'Toole) is a professor at Brookfield Academy for Boys in England. He falls in love with music-hall singer Katherine Bridges (Petula Clark) and marries her. As Mrs. Chips, Katherine overcomes her past and warms the hearts of students. Later, she dies, but Mr. Chips continues his teaching career and becomes an icon. Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the film received a nomination for Best Musical Score.
|Husbands 1970 PG, 138 min.|
Director: John Cassavetes
Cast: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre, Jenny Lee Wright, Noelle Kao, John Kullers, Nick Cassavetes, Leola Harlow, Dolores Delmar, Meta Shaw Stevens, Eleanor Zee, Claire Malis, Peggy Lashbrook, Sarah Felcher
After their friend dies of a heart attack, three men–Harry (Ben Gazzara), Archie (Peter Falk), and Gus (John Cassavetes)–take off from their families to reflect on their lives while bar-hopping, playing cards and basketball, and other activities. When Harry returns home, his wife tells him she wants a divorce. Harry then talks the other two into a London trip to help him sort out his life. By design, the actors improvise, which often detracts but usually enhances the story.
|Hussy 1980 R, 95 min.|
Director: Matthew Chapman
Cast: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Murray Salem, Paul Angelis, Jenny Runacre, Daniel Chasin, Marika Rivera, Hal Galili, Sandy Ratcliff, Jill Melford
When hostess and prostitute Beaty (Helen Mirren) and her lover Emory (John Shea) become involved in a drug deal that could provide the money needed for a better life, danger and violence enter the scene, and plans go awry.
|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 Passenger 1975 PG-13, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff, Ambrose Bia, Jose Maria Caffarel, James Campbell, Manfred Spies, Jean-Baptiste Tiemele, Angel del Pozo, Charles Mulvehill, Narciso Pula, Miguel Bordoy
Disillusioned, television journalist David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is on location in the Sahara Desert. He learns that the man in the hotel room next to his has died, and, looking for a "better" life, David takes the dead man's passport and assumes his identity. Now, David keeps the dead man's appointments and uncovers smuggling plots involving a terrorist group. Along the way, David finds companionship with a mysterious woman (Maria Schneider) who is also disillusioned with life.
|The Witches 1990 PG, 92 min.|
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Paterson, Jane Horrocks, Jenny Runacre, Brenda Blethyn
In this story, Jim Henson's final feature film, nine-year-old Luke (Jasen Fisher) stumbles into a witches' convention and hears their plans to turn children into mice. With his grandmother's (Mai Zetterling) help, Luke sets out to foil the witches' evil plot.
|1. Brideshead Revisited (1981)|
2. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
3. Husbands (1970)
4. Hussy (1980)
5. The Lady Vanishes (1979)
6. The Passenger (1975)
7. The Witches (1990)
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