|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.
|Becket 1964 N/R, 148 min.|
Director: Peter Glenville
Cast: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Donald Wolfit, John Gielgud, Pamela Brown, Martita Hunt, Sian Phillips, Paolo Stoppa, Gino Cervi, Felix Aylmer, David Weston, Percy Herbert, Christopher Rhodes, Inigo Jackson, Niall MacGinnis
Twelfth-century England is the setting for this insightful story. It involves the long friendship between King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury (Richard Burton). Their friendship reaches a crisis when Becket must choose between his duties to God as Archbishop and his loyalties to the King. Among the several Academy Award nominations were Best Picture, Director, Actor (both Burton and O'Toole), and Supporting Actor (John Gielgud for his role as King Louis VII of France).
|Bonjour Tristesse 1958 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Otto Preminger
Cast: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylene Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne, Juliette Greco, Walter Chiari, Martita Hunt, Roland Culver, Jean Kent, David Oxley, Elga Andersen, Jeremy Burnham, Eveline Eyfel, Tutte Lemkow
This is the story of a young woman, Cecile (Jean Seberg), who tries to keep her father Raymond (David Niven) to herself. When Anne (Deborah Kerr) comes to visit their villa, Cecile will stop at almost nothing to get rid of his Anne and keep her father to herself.
|Brides of Dracula 1960 N/R, 86 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Monlaur, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson, David Peel, Michael Ripper, Miles Malleson, Henry Oscar, Mona Washbourne, Fred Johnson, Andree Melly, Victor Brooks, Norman Pierce, Vera Cook, Mrie Devereux
Baron Meinster (David Peel) is a vampire set free from his shackles who has plans for schoolteacher Marianne Danielle (Yvonne Monlaur). He sets out to engage in a reign of terror while evading vampire hunter Doctor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) who is in hot pursuit.
|Bunny Lake Is Missing 1965 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Otto Preminger
Cast: Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie, Clive Revill, Anna Massey, Richard Wattis, Lucie Mannheim, Megs Jenkins, Victor Maddern, Adrienne Corri, Jill Melford, Delphi Lawrence
A young mother, Ann Lake (Carol Lynley), reports her daughter Bunny missing, but police are suspicious as to whether the child actually exists.
|Friday the Thirteenth 1933 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: Friday the 13th
Director: Victor Saville
Cast: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Edmund Gwenn, Gordon Harker, Muriel Aked, Martita Hunt, Cyril Smith, Richard Hulton, Max Miller, Alfred Drayton, Hartley Power, Percy Parsons, Ursula Jeans, Eliot Makeham, Ralph Richardson
At one minute before midnight on Friday the 13th, lightning strikes, and a crane falls onto a London bus. Now, Big Ben winds backwards, and the past lives and events of six of the passengers are shown in separate sequences. Two passengers are killed, and two are injured; but those who suffered are not revealed until the story's end.
|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.
|King's Rhapsody 1955 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Herbert Wilcox
Cast: Anna Neagle, Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie, Francis De Wolff, Joan Benham, Miles Malleson, Reginald Tate, Brian Franklin, Edmund Hockridge
British actress icon Anna Neagle teams with Errol Flynn in this musical/drama based on Igor Novella's musical play. A prince (Flynn) falls in love with a commoner (Neagle) and decides to go into exile to be with his love. But, when his father, the King, dies, he returns to take the throne and the obligatory bride (Patrice Wymore–Flynn's wife at the time). When he is finally free his true love rejects him, knowing his people need him more.
|The Man in Grey 1943 N/R, 116 min.|
Director: Leslie Arliss
Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger, Helen Haye, Martita Hunt, Raymond Lovell, Nora Swinburne, Beatrice Varley, Amy Veness
Girlhood friends, Clarissa (Phyllis Calvert) and Hester (Margaret Lockwood) find tragedy awaits following the scheming of Hester for the affections of Clarissa's husband, the Marquis of Rohan (James Mason). This film did much to propel Mason to stardom.
|The Mill on the Floss 1937 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Tim Whelan
Cast: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Frank Lawton, Victoria Hopper, Fay Compton, James Mason, Griffith Jones, Mary Clare, Martita Hunt, Felix Aylmer, Athene Seyler
This is the film adaptation of George Eliot's novel about two feuding families whose son and daughter fall in love with each other to the dismay of their relatives.
|Mr. Topaze 1962 N/R, 97 min.|
aka: I Like Money
Director: Peter Sellers
Cast: Peter Sellers, Nadia Gray, Herbert Lom, Leo McKern, Martita Hunt, John Neville, Michael Gough, Billie Whitelaw, John Le Mesurier, Anne Leon
Based on Marcel Pagnot's satire, this is the story of a timid schoolteacher (Peter Sellers) who is duped into keeping silent about an unscrupulous scam. Remake of 1933's "Topaze."
|Sabotage 1936 N/R, 76 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
aka: A Woman Alone
I Married a Murderer
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder, Joyce Barbour, Matthew Boulton, Peter Bull, Sara Allgood, Martita Hunt, Austin Trevor, S.J. Warmington, William Dewhurst, Aubrey Mather, Clare Greet, Torin Thatcher
When a secret group hires people to place bombs in London, movie theater cashier Sylvia Verloc (Sylvia Sidney) suspects that her husband Karl (Oskar Homolka) may be involved. Unbeknownst to Sylvia, Karl has led a secret life as a terrorist, and now government agent Ted Spencer (John Loder) has moved in next door. He befriends Sylvia and her young brother Stevie (Desmond Tester), and Sylvia discusses her doubts about Karl with Ted. Karl begins to suspect that his arrest is in the near future, and he sends unsuspecting Stevie on a mission to carry a bag containing a time bomb to the metro. On the way, Stevie is delayed, and now the question is: Will Stevie deliver the bomb and get safely away before it detonates? Alfred Hitchcock–all the way.
|So Evil My Love 1948 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Lewis Allen
Cast: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll, Raymond Huntley, Martita Hunt, Hugh Griffith, Moira Lister, Raymond Lovell, Finlay Currie, Roderick Lovell, Muriel Aked, Ivor Barnard, Maureen Delaney, Ernest Jay
While aboard a ship to England in the 1890s, an evil artist, Mark Bellis (Ray Milland), finagles his way into widow Olivia Harwood's (Ann Todd) confidence. Mark contracts malaria, and, when they arrive in London, Mark moves into Olivia's lodging house where she nurses him back to health. In the process, she becomes his victim of theft and blackmail. Olivia, who has finally had enough, kills Mark and then goes to the police with her confession.
|Song Without End 1960 N/R, 141 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: George Cukor, Charles Vidor
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Genevieve Page, Patricia Morison, Ivan Desny, Martita Hunt, Lou Jacobi, Albert Rueprecht, Marcel Dalio, Lyndon Brook, Walter Rilla, Hans Unterkircher, Alexander Davion, Erland Erlandsen, Katherine Squire
This biography of Franz Liszt takes many liberties with the facts but is still a good film with an Academy Award-winning musical score, which was played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Womanizer Liszt (Dirk Bogarde) leaves his mistress, Countess Marie (Genevieve Page), when he falls for married Russian Princess Carolyne Wittgenstein (Capucine) who encourages him to shift from performing to composing. Although marriage is not in the future for them, Liszt becomes influenced by Carolyne's religious beliefs and does join the Church.
|The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men 1952 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure
Director: Ken Annakin
Cast: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter, James Robertson Justice, Martita Hunt, Hubert Gregg, Michael Hordern, Bill Owen, Anthony Eustrel, Reginald Tate, Elton Hayes, Patrick Barr, Anthony Forwood, Hal Osmond
Disney Studios made this Robin Hood story into a very enjoyable film, and filming in England adds to the strength of the story. Robin Hood (Richard Todd) devotes his life to helping the poor during the oppressive Prince John's (Hubert Gregg) reign when the Sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Finch) reeks havoc on the citizens. This is the story of Robin Hood, his merrie men, and his true love Maid Marian (Joan Rice) and their efforts to preserve the throne for King Richard (Patrick Barr).
|The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 N/R, 138 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Charles Walters
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Hermione Baddeley, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen, Martita Hunt, Harvey Lembeck, Kathryn Card, Hayden Rorke, Harry Holcombe, Vassili Lambrinos, Fred Essler, Lauren Gilbert, George Mitchell, Amy Douglass
A determined woman, Molly Brown (Debbie Reynolds), was raised as an orphan in the wilderness and is determined to gain wealth and a place in society. After marrying Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell), her dream of money comes true when Johnny strikes it rich with his silver mine. They move to Denver, but Molly is not accepted by her "high-society' neighbors, and the couple visits Europe to gain "sophistication." They return to Denver and invite European royalty to visit them, but still Molly's neighbors do not accept her. Meanwhile, her admiration for Prince Louis de Laniere (Vassili Lambrinos) causes problems in Molly's marriage, and she revisits Europe. On her return, she is aboard the Titanic when it sinks, but Molly rallies her fellow survivors in the lifeboat. She gains fame for her heroic actions, and, upon returning home to her loving husband, Molly finds that her Denver neighbors finally accept her. Debbie Reynolds was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress, which was one of six nominations for the film.
|1. Anastasia (1956)|
2. Becket (1964)
3. Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
4. Brides of Dracula (1960)
5. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
6. Dangerous Exile (1958)
7. Friday the Thirteenth (1933)
aka: Friday the 13th
8. Great Expectations (1946)
9. King's Rhapsody (1955)
10. The Man in Grey (1943)
11. The Mill on the Floss (1937)
12. Mr. Topaze (1962)
aka: I Like Money
13. Sabotage (1936)
aka: A Woman Alone
aka: I Married a Murderer
14. So Evil My Love (1948)
15. Song Without End (1960)
16. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
17. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
18. The Wicked Lady (1945)
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