|Cast a Dark Shadow 1957 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Flemyng, Mona Washbourne, Walter Hudd, Myrtle Reed, Lita Roza, Philip Stainton
Charming Edward (Dirk Bogarde) marries and murders rich older women for their money. But Freda (Margaret Lockwood) may be a match for his wit. This version of the Bluebeard story is a good "suspenser."
|Connecting Rooms 1971 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Franklin Gollings
Cast: Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh, Leo Genn, Olga Georges-Picot, Richard Wyler, Mark(2) Jones, Gabrielle Drake, Brian Wilde
This drama involves three misfits–a musician, a former teacher, and a young man–who board in a London house and profoundly influence each others' lives.
|Greyfriars Bobby 1961 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie, Kay Walsh, Vincent Winter, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae, Andrew Cruickshank, Moultrie Kelsall, Freda Jackson, Joyce Carey, Jameson Clark, Rosalie Crutchley, Bruce Seton, Jack Lambert
This Disney film–set in Edinburgh, Scotland, during 1865–relates the story of a skye terrier named "Bobby" that returns to its deceased master's grave every night. The problem is that Greyfriars Cemetery does not allow dogs on the property. The caretaker, John Brown (Donald Crisp), becomes attached to Bobby, which puts him at odds with Constable MacLean (Duncan Macrae) who wants Bobby arrested if John will not pay Bobby's license fee. Now, the children of Edinburgh raise the money, and Bobby becomes the neighborhood pet. Based on a true story.
|The Horse's Mouth 1958 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Robert Coote, Reginald Beckwith, Veronica Turleigh, Arthur Macrae, Gillian Vaughn, Peter Bull, Clive Revill, Richard Leech, Mary Davies
This insightful satire is about Gully Jimson (Alec Guinness), a weird artist who cannot adapt to the world around him. Gully has served time in jail for vagrancy, and is now released when, uninvited, he moves into Sir William and Lady Beeder's (Robert Coote and Veronica Turleigh) flat while they are out of town. Gully puts his latest art work on their walls, which is NOT what they want. Next, Gully paints a culmination of his artistry in a deserted church, but the church is slated for demolition, and his art work is destroyed. Finally, Gully boards his houseboat and sails off to another world.
|In Which We Serve 1942 N/R, 115 min.|
Director: Noel Coward, David Lean
Cast: Noel Coward, Bernard Miles, John Mills, Celia Johnson, Kay Walsh, Joyce Carey, Michael Wilding, Richard Attenborough, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Philip Friend, Derek Elphinstone, Robert Sansom, Ballard Berkeley
Written, produced, and directed by Noel Coward, this film focuses on the survivors following the sinking of the H.M.S. Torrin during World War II. As they find a haven in their life raft, crewmembers remember their pre-war experiences. Co-Directed by David Lean. In addition to Coward's receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Writing, he received an honorary Oscar for Outstanding Production Achievement for this film. Look for Richard Attenborough as a young stoker.
|The L-Shaped Room 1963 N/R, 124 min.|
Director: Bryan Forbes
Cast: Leslie Caron, Tom Bell, Brock Peters, Cicely Courtneidge, Avis Bunnage, Emlyn Williams, Patricia Phoenix, Harry Locke, Bernard Lee, Kay Walsh, Anthony Booth, Avis Bunnage
Leslie Caron deftly portrays a single, French woman, June, who is pregnant–but not alone. Living in a London boarding house, she intermingles with the other residents as she tries to make sense out of her predicament. Caron received an Oscar nomination.
|Last Holiday 1950 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Henry Cass
Cast: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Gregoire Aslan, Bernard Lee, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ernest Thesiger, Helen Cherry, Brian Worth, Sid James, Jean Colin, Muriel George, Esma Cannon, Campbell Cotts, Moultrie Kelsall
Salesman George Bird (Alec Guinness) has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and has been told that he has less than one month to live. George decides on one last fling–pretending to be a wealthy man and spending all of his money. He buys new clothes and rents a room at an exclusive inn. He meets new business prospects at the inn and, because he now does not mind taking risks, doors are opening in his world as a salesman. Then, George learns that his diagnosis is wrong, and that he is no longer in danger of dying in less than a month. How will George handle the news?
|Oliver Twist 1948 N/R, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure
Director: David Lean
Cast: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, John Howard Davies, Anthony Newley, Henry Stephenson, Diana Dors, Mary Clare, Henry Edwards, Josephine Stuart, Ralph Truman, Kathleen Harrison, Gibb McLaughlin, Amy Veness
This is a very good version of Charles Dickens' story about the inhumane world of apprenticeship in 19th-century England. Beginning with his being left at an orphanage as a baby and enduring a hard life at the orphanage, the story then continues to Oliver's (John Howard Davies) escape to the streets. Now, Oliver, under the watchful eye of his tutor, the cruel Fagin (Alec Guinness) becomes a pickpocket on London's streets where more problems follow–until good luck finally shines on Oliver.
|The Ruling Class 1972 PG, 154 min.|
Director: Peter Medak
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Nigel Green, William Mervyn, Michael Bryant, James Villiers, Kay Walsh, Carolyn Seymour, Hugh Burden, Graham Crowden, Patsy Byrne, Joan Cooper
There are lots of wild happenings in this black comedy as the crazy son Jack Gurney (Peter O'Toole)–who thinks he is Jesus Christ– inherits an estate from his nobleman father. Thus begins the mayhem as family members try to retrieve the estate from our "hero." Peter O'Toole was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor.
|Scrooge 1970 G, 118 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Michael Medwin, Kay Walsh, Laurence Naismith, Anton Rodgers, David Collings, Roy Kinnear, Paddy Stone, Frances Cuka, Derek Francis, Gordon Jackson, Suzanne Neve
In this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Albert Finney stars in the title role as Scrooge. The Ghosts of Christmas Past (Edith Evans), Present (Kenneth More), and Yet to Come (Paddy Stone) guide Scrooge on his moral journey, and Alec Guinness appears as Marley's Ghost. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Song ("Thank You Very Much").
|Stage Fright 1950 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding, Richard Todd, Alastair Sim, Kay Walsh, Sybil Thorndike, Miles Malleson, Joyce Grenfell, Andre Morell, Patricia Hitchcock, Ballard Berkeley, Irene Handl, Alfie Bass, Hector MacGregor
Drama student Eve Hill (Jane Wyman) has been told by her boyfriend Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd) that one of the stars, Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich), is a murderess. Now, Eve spies on Charlotte hoping for proof of the murder.
|A Study in Terror 1965 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: James Hill
Cast: John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Anthony Quayle, Robert Morley, Adrienne Corri, Frank Finlay, Judi Dench, Cecil Parker, Barbara Windsor, Georgia Brown, Barry Jones, Kay Walsh, Edina Ronay, Terry Downes
Sherlock Holmes (John Neville), his companion Dr. Watson (Donald Houston), and Holmes' brother Mycroft (Robert Morley) are on the trail of Jack the Ripper. Using his superb deductive powers, Holmes' reasoning leads him to the fact that all of the victims are prostitutes. Now, it is just a matter of time before the crazed killer is stopped in his tracks.
|This Happy Breed 1944 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: David Lean
Cast: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Stanley Holloway, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt, Laurence Olivier, Eileen Erskine, John Blythe, Guy Verney, Betty Fleetwood, Merle Tottenham
Adapted from Noel Coward's play, this is the story of the defeats and victories of a British family during the 20-year period between World War I and World War II. The lower-class Gibbon family–father Frank (Robert Newton), mother Ethel (Celia Johnson), and two children Queenie and Reg (Kay Walsh and John Blythe)–move into a large Clapham house but find that it takes more than a house to make a family.
|Tunes of Glory 1960 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price, Kay Walsh, Susannah York, John Fraser, Allan Cuthbertson, John Mackenzie, Gordon Jackson, Peter McEnery
Contrasting styles of two very different soldiers, Jack Sinclair (Alec Guinness) and Basil Barrow (John Mills), leads to opposite results from the men they lead.
|The Virgin and the Gypsy 1970 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Christopher Miles
Cast: Joanna Shimkus, Franco Nero, Honor Blackman, Mark Burns, Maurice Denham, Fay Compton, Kay Walsh, Harriet Harper, Norman Bird, Imogen Hassall, Jeremy Bulloch, Margo Andrew
Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella, this drama involves sisters Yvette (Joanna Shimkus) and Lucille (Harriet Harper) returning home to England from their French school. Once again living under the rules of their strict, rector father (Maurice Denham) oppresses the girls. One day, while on a walk Yvette meets a free-spirited Gypsy (Franko Nero) at his camp and is sexually attracted to him. The Gypsy just may provide the freedom that Yvette longs for from her family's oppressive lifestyle.
|The Witches 1966 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: The Devil's Own
Director: Cyril Frankel
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen, Ann Bell, Ingrid Brett, John Collin, Michele Dotrice, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Duncan Lamont, Leonard Rossiter, Martin Stephens, Carmel McSharry
Gwen Mayfield (Joan Fontaine) can't seem to get away from voodoo. While teaching in Africa, she had a nervous breakdown after an encounter with a witch doctor. She takes a teaching job in a small town in England while recovering. But–the town seems to be the home of a coven of witches, and they intend to sacrifice a girl. Perhaps Gwen's "training" can help.
|1. Cast a Dark Shadow (1957)|
2. Circus World (1964)
3. Connecting Rooms (1971)
4. Greyfriars Bobby (1961)
5. The Horse's Mouth (1958)
6. In Which We Serve (1942)
7. The L-Shaped Room (1963)
8. Last Holiday (1950)
9. Oliver Twist (1948)
10. The Ruling Class (1972)
11. Scrooge (1970)
12. Stage Fright (1950)
13. A Study in Terror (1965)
14. This Happy Breed (1944)
15. Tunes of Glory (1960)
16. The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
17. The Witches (1966)
aka: The Devil's Own
In The News