|The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1976 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Cliff Owen
Cast: Nicky Henson, Trevor Howard, Joan Collins, Terry-Thomas, Arthur Lowe, Georgia Brown, William Mervyn, Murray Melvin, Madeline Smith, Geraldine McEwan, John Forrest, Jeremy Lloyd, Janie Greenspun, Michael Bates, Joan Cooper
Tom Jones (Nicky Henson) and Black Bess (Trevor Howard) frolic in this musical based on Henry Fielding's novel.
|Great Expectations 1946 N/R, 118 min.|
Director: David Lean
Cast: John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt, Valerie Hobson, Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, Francis L. Sullivan, Freda Jackson, Torin Thatcher, Tony Wager, Ivor Barnard, George Hayes, Hay Petrie, John Forrest
Charles Dickens' classic–in the hands of Director David Lean–is a "must see." The story is about poor orphan boy Pip (Tony Wager as young Pip and John Mills as older Pip) who is raised by blacksmith Joe Gargery (Bernard Miles) and his wife (Freda Jackson). As a young lad, Pip rescues and becomes a friend of escaped prisoner Magwitch (Finlay Currie). Pip falls in love with his playmate Estelle (Jean Simmons) who is being raised by bitter Miss Haversham (Martita Hunt) to have higher expectations in life than those of Pip. Later, Pip gains wealth through the help of a mysterious benefactor who, it turns out, is Magwitch repaying Pip for his friendship. Now, Pip can attain "gentleman" status and do well in the Victorian world of the social elite.
|Identity Unknown 1945 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Walter Colmes
Cast: Richard Arlen, Cheryl Walker, Roger Pryor, Bobby Driscoll, Lola Lane, Ian Keith, John Forrest, Sarah Padden, Forrest Taylor, Harry Tyler, Frank Marlowe, Nelson Leigh
Suffering from amnesia but recovering from a World War II bombing, Johnny March (Richard Arlen) goes AWOL and travels across America searching for his identity. Richard Arlen starred in the silent epic "Wings"–which won the first Academy Award for Best Picture in 1929–and continued his acting career until the 1970s.
|Janie 1944 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Robert Benchley, Joyce Reynolds, Alan Hale, Hattie McDaniel, Barbara Brown, Richard Erdman, Jackie Moran, John Forrest
When teenager Janie (Joyce Reynolds) falls for a GI (Robert Hutton) stationed at a nearby army camp, her father goes into action to stop the romance.
|Tom Brown's Schooldays 1951 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Gordon Parry
Cast: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Diana Wynyard, Hermione Baddeley, Kathleen Byron, James Hayter, John Charlesworth, John Forrest, Michael Hordern, Max Bygraves, Francis De Wolff, Amy Veness, Brian Worth, Rachel Gurney, Michael Brennan
In this remake of Thomas Hughes' novel, John Howard Davies takes on the role of Tom Brown, a first-year student at Rugby School. Tom must deal with his new surroundings at boarding school and makes friends with East (John Charlesworth). Unfortunately, Tom and East must deal with bully Flashman (John Forrest) who adds stress to their lives. The new headmaster, Dr. Arnold (Robert Newton), tries to deal with the problem but is ineffective–until matters rise to a head, and Dr. Arnold expels Flashman from Rugby.
|1. The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976)|
2. Great Expectations (1946)
3. Identity Unknown (1945)
4. Janie (1944)
5. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)
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