|Affair in Trinidad 1952 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Musical
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis, Torin Thatcher, Howard Wendell, Karel Stepanek, Juanita Moore, Steven Geray, George Voskovec, Walter Kohler, Gregg Martell, Mort Mills, Ralph Moody, Kathleen O'Malley
The husband of cabaret singer Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) is murdered by a spy believed to be Max Fabian (Alexander Scourby). When Chris' brother-in-law Steve (Glenn Ford) arrives on the scene, he is not pleased that Chris is going along with a story that his brother committed suicide. What Steve does not know is that Chris is working secretly with the police in an effort to get more information on Fabian. Her investigation leads to a plot to set up a rocket launching site within range of the United States. When Fabian realizes what Chris is doing, her life is in danger, but, in the nick of time, Steve comes to her rescue.
|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.
|Before Winter Comes 1969 PG, 107 min.|
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Cast: David Niven, Topol, Anna Karina, John Hurt, Anthony Quayle, Ori Levy, John Collin, Karel Stepanek, Guy Deghy, George Innes, Mark Malicz, Gertan Klauber, Hana Maria Pravda, Tony Selby, Hugh Futcher
During 1945, in an Austrian camp for displaced persons, British Major Giles Burnside (David Niven) is given the job of dispatching civilians to either the Russian or the American zones. Burnside is aided by a multilingual refugee, Janovic (Topol), who, it turns out, is not the person he pretends to be.
|City Beneath the Sea 1953 N/R, 87 min.|
aka: One Hour to Doomsday
Director: Budd Boetticher
Cast: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball, Karel Stepanek, Woody Strode, George Mathews, Hilo Hattie, John Warburton, Peter Mamakos
Deep-sea divers Brad Carlton (Robert Ryan) and Tony Bartlett (Anthony Quinn) come upon a submerged city when searching for sunken treasure.
|Conspirator 1949 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Victor Saville
Cast: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Flemyng, Harold Warrender, Honor Blackman, Helen Haye, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Marjorie Fielding, Thora Hird, Karel Stepanek
This early Cold War story is about Major Michael Currah (Robert Taylor) who is caught selling information to Communists. His American wife, Melinda (Elizabeth Taylor), must deal with events as they close in around her.
|Devil Doll 1964 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Lindsay Shonteff, Sidney J. Furie
Cast: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne, Karel Stepanek, Nora Nicholson, Francis De Wolff, Philip Ray, David Charlesworth, Alan Gifford, Guy Deghy, Ray Landor
The Great Vorelli (Bryant Haliday) is a successful ventriloquist and hypnotist whose act includes a unique dummy. When a journalist (William Sylvester) sets out to uncover the duo's past, the truth comes out that Vorelli had killed his partner some years earlier and transferred the partner's mind to the dummy. Now he intends to add a female dummy: the journalist's girlfriend (Yvonne Romain). Interesting.
|The Fallen Idol 1948 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Carol Reed
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan, Bobby Henrey, Sonia Dresdel, Denis O'Dea, Walter Fitzgerald, Karel Stepanek, Jack Hawkins, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Joan Young, Gerald Heinz, Torin Thatcher, James Hayter, Dandy Nichols
Based on Graham Greene's short story, the world is seen through the eyes of young Felipe (Bobby Henrey) who tries to protect the butler, Baines (Ralph Richardson), during the murder investigation of Baines' wife.
|The File of the Golden Goose 1969 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Sam Wanamaker
Cast: Yul Brynner, Charles Gray, Edward Woodward, John Barrie, Adrienne Corri, Graham Crowden, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Reed, Karel Stepanek, Hugh McDermott, Anthony Jacobs, Ivor Dean, Hillary Heath, Ken Jones, Bernard Archard
American agents Peter Novak (Yul Brynner) and Arthur Thompson (Howard Woodward) join forces with Scotland Yard's finest to infiltrate a band of international counterfeiters operating as "The Golden Goose."
|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 Heroes of Telemark 1965 N/R, 131 min.|
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave, David Weston, Karel Stepanek, Alan Howard, Roy Dotrice, Anton Diffring, Eric Porter
This story is based on the true World War II event involving nine Norwegian commandos who try to blow up a Nazi factory doing nuclear research.
|Never Let Me Go 1953 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Thriller / Drama / Adventure / Romance
Director: Delmer Daves
Cast: Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles, Richard Haydn, Belita, Kenneth More, Theodore Bikel, Karel Stepanek, Frederick Valk, Anton Diffring, Anna Valentina, Peter Illing, Robert Henderson, Alexis Chesnakov, Stanley Maxted
This Cold-War story is about an American reporter, Philip Sutherland (Clark Gable), stationed in Moscow who falls in love and marries a Russian ballerina, Marva Lamarkins (Gene Tierney). Problems become overwhelming when Sutherland is ordered out of Russia, and his new wife is not allowed to leave with him.
|Secret Mission 1942 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Harold French
Cast: Hugh Williams, Carla Lehmann, James Mason, Roland Culver, Michael Wilding, Stewart Granger, Herbert Lom, Betty Warren, Brefni O'Rorke, Karel Stepanek, Nancy Price, Fritz Wendhausen, Percy Walsh, Anita Gombault, Nicholas Stuart
Maj. Peter Garnett (Hugh Williams) leads British intelligence agents Capt. Red Gowan (Roland Culver), Pvt. Nobby Clark (Michael Wilding), and Raoul de Carnot (James Mason) on a mission in which they manage to sneak behind enemy lines to obtain Nazi defense secrets. The information is kept at Nazi headquarters, and they manage to obtain it but are caught, and the chase is on. Now, the French Resistance comes to their aid, and the information is given to British troops who succeed in destroying Nazi supplies. During their escape, Raoul is killed, and his sister Michele (Carla Lehmann) steps in to defeat the Nazis.
|Sink the Bismarck! 1960 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mohner, Laurence Naismith, Karel Stepanek, Geoffrey Keen, Michael Hordern, Maurice Denham, Michael Goodliffe, Esmond Knight, Jack Watling, Jack Gwillim, Mark Dignam, Ernest Clark, John Horsley
This film is based on the true World War II assignment of the British Navy to locate and sink the German battleship Bismarck. Using newsreel footage, the film follows the Bismarck from its launching, through many battles, and its sinking in 1941. British intelligence Captain Shepard (Kenneth More) works on the mission and receives love and support for his efforts from a fellow naval officer Anne Davis (Dana Wynter). The story is filled with intrigue and excitement as the British zero in on their target.
|The Third Man 1949 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Carol Reed
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Orson Welles, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Paul Horbiger, Eric Pohlmann, Ernst Deutsch, Erich Ponto, Siegfried Breuer, Hedwig Bleibtreu, Carol Reed, Karel Stepanek
This is a great thriller. Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) is a writer who discovers that his friend Harry Lyme (Orson Welles), who he thought was dead, is indeed alive and in charge of a European Black Market organization. When Holly becomes involved in uncovering Harry's criminal activity, he also must deal with the multinational police. An Oscar was presented for Best Cinematography, and Carol Reed was nominated for Best Director.
|1. Affair in Trinidad (1952)|
2. Anastasia (1956)
3. Before Winter Comes (1969)
4. City Beneath the Sea (1953)
aka: One Hour to Doomsday
5. Conspirator (1949)
6. Devil Doll (1964)
7. The Fallen Idol (1948)
8. The File of the Golden Goose (1969)
9. Give Us This Day (1949)
aka: Salt to the Devil
aka: Christ in Concrete
10. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
11. Never Let Me Go (1953)
12. Secret Mission (1942)
13. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
14. The Third Man (1949)
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