|Circle of Danger 1951 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: Ray Milland, Patricia Roc, Marius Goring, Hugh Sinclair, Naunton Wayne, Marjorie Fielding, Edward Rigby, Colin Gordon, Dora Bryan, David Hutcheson
Clay Douglas (Ray Milland) investigates his brother's untimely death in World War II and becomes involved in international intrigue.
|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.
|The Demi-Paradise 1943 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
aka: Adventure for Two
Director: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford, Leslie Henson, Guy Middleton, Felix Aylmer, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Miles Malleson, Joyce Grenfell, George Thorpe, Michael Shepley, Edie Martin, Everley Gregg, Jack Watling
When Russian inventor Ivan Dimitrievitch Kouzneisoff (Laurence Olivier) travels to England prior to World War II to work on the production of his new propeller device, he finds that the British do not trust him. Lady Ann (Penelope Ward), the granddaughter of shipping magnate Mr. Runalow (Felix Aylmer), is charmed by Ivan and tries to impress him with British culture. Romance blooms, but then Ivan returns to Russia. One year later, war has begun, and Ivan returns to England to help with technical work on his propeller design. He sees Britain in a new light when Russia and England are allies against the Nazis and learns to adjust to a new way of life.
|The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Charles Crichton
Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, Edie Martin, Clive Morton, Audrey Hepburn, John Salew, Ronald Adam, Arthur Hambling, Gibb McLaughloin, Sydney Tafler, Marie Burke
A very unlikely duo forms a partnership to rob a gold bullion shipment. Henry Holland (Alec Guinness) is the quiet bank clerk who teams up with Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway) in this very funny story about amateurs doing well in the criminal world. Guinness was nominated for an Oscar, and an Oscar was won for Best Writing
|Mandy 1952 N/R, 93 min.|
aka: Crash of Silence
The Story of Mandy
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle, Mandy Miller, Marjorie Fielding, Edward Chapman, Eleanor Summerfield, Colin Gordon, Dorothy Alison
Mandy (Mandy Miller) is a deaf mute, but that does not stop her from dreaming. With help from a caring family, she succeeds. Miller plays herself in this film.
|The Mudlark 1950 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Finlay Currie, Beatrice Campbell, Anthony Steel, Constance Smith, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Raymond Lovell, Marjorie Fielding
An orphan, "Wheeler the Mudlark" (Andrew Ray), sneaks into Windsor Castle and becomes the friend of Queen Victoria (Irene Dunne) who has led a life of seclusion since her husband, Prince Albert, died.
|Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue 1953 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure
Director: Harold French
Cast: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough, Finlay Currie, Jean Taylor-Smith, Eric Pohlmann, Michael Goodliffe, Geoffrey Keen, Archie Duncan, Marjorie Fielding, Ina De La Haye, James Sutherland, Martin Boddey, Russel Waters
This Disney epic adventure is the story of Rob Roy MacGregor's (Richard Todd) efforts in the 18th century to lead his Clan of Highlanders against the English rule of King George I (Eric Pohlmann). Rob Roy is declared an outlaw and must fight many battles, but he still finds time to woo and then marry Helen Mary (Glynis Johns).
|Trio 1950 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Ken Annakin, Harold French
Cast: James Hayter, Michael Hordern, Nigel Patrick, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, John Laurie, Felix Aylmer, Finlay Currie, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Marjorie Fielding
Another group of Somerset Maugham (who again introduces each one) stories following the four presented in "Quartet" the previous year. Good acting and directing are again evident in these tales: "The Verger," "Mr. Knowall," and "Sanatorium."
|1. Circle of Danger (1951)|
2. Conspirator (1949)
3. The Demi-Paradise (1943)
aka: Adventure for Two
4. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
5. Mandy (1952)
aka: Crash of Silence
aka: The Story of Mandy
6. The Mudlark (1950)
7. Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1953)
8. Trio (1950)
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