|Candleshoe 1977 G, 101 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Adventure
Director: Norman Tokar
Cast: Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster, David Niven, Leo McKern, Vivian Pickles, Veronica Quilligan, John Alderson, Ian Sharrock, Michael Balfour, Sydney Bromley, Sarah Tamakuni, David Samuels, Mildred Shay, Michael Segal, Peter Diamond
Lady St. Edmund (Helen Hayes) owns a large estate, but she is having problems finding money to pay her taxes. She does get help from orphans to maintain her estate–and her pride. A small-time crook, Harold Brundge (Leo McKern), gets orphan Casey (Jodie Foster) to pose as Lady St. Edmund's granddaughter in his quest for a lost treasure on "grandmother's" property. Once Casey spends time at her "grandmother's" estate, she is a witness to the good deeds of the butler, the chauffeur, the gardener, and the cavalry officer (all played by David Niven), sees the error of her ways, and helps to save the estate.
|Fahrenheit 451 1966 N/R, 108 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Francois Truffaut
Cast: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, Jeremy Spenser, Bee Duffell, Gillian Lewis, Alex Scott, Michael Balfour, David Glover, Edward Kaye, Eric Mason, Caroline Hunt, Frank Cox, Fred Cox
In Ray Bradbury's look into the future, owning books is a crime and "firemen" are on a search and destroy mission for any books that may still be in existence; 451 degrees Fahrenheit just happens to be the temperature at which books are demolished.
|Genevieve 1953 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Henry Cornelius
Cast: John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall, Geoffrey Keen, Michael Medwin, Reginald Beckwith, Joyce Grenfell, Arthur Wontner, Leslie Mitchell, Fred Griffiths, Charles Lamb, Michael Balfour, Patrick Westwood, Edie Martin
Two couples–Alan and Wendy McKim (John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan) and Ambrose Claverhouse and Rosalind Peters (Kenneth More and Kay Kendall)–compete in the Vintage Car Club's rally between London and Brighton. As the 50+ mile race ensues, competition between the couples increases, and the men even use sabotage methods to come out ahead in the race. Comedy reigns as problems are encountered during the race in this delightful story. Great performances, excellent writing, and beautiful landscapes make this film worth watching.
|Kaleidoscope 1966 N/R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: The Bank Breaker
Director: Jack Smight
Cast: Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter, Murray Melvin, George Sewell, Stanley Meadows, John Junkin, Larry Taylor, Jane Birkin, Yootha Joyce, George Murcell, Anthony Newlands, Michael Balfour, Peter Blythe
Gambler Barney Lincoln (Warren Beatty) breaks into the playing card manufacturing company and alters the printing plates to mark the cards so that he can win at the casinos. His plans go awry because his new lover, Angel (Susannah York), just happens to be the daughter of Scotland Yard Inspector "Manny" McGinnis (Clive Revill). When Angel learns that Barney is using marked cards, she tells her father. "Manny" then makes a deal with Barney to play in a high-stakes poker game with international drug dealer Harry Dominion (Eric Porter), as the means of taking all of his money so that "Manny" can catch Dominion.
|Look Back in Anger 1958 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Tony Richardson
Cast: Richard Burton, Mary Ure, Claire Bloom, Gary Raymond, Donald Pleasence, Edith Evans, Nigel Davenport, Michael Balfour, Walter Hudd, Alfred Lynch
Contemporary British life is criticized by Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) who constantly attacks its middle class values. This leads to the break up of his marriage to Allison (Mary Ure) and an affair with Allison's friend Helena (Claire Bloom). Based on John Osborne's 1956 play.
|No Orchids for Miss Blandish 1948 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: St. John Legh Clowes
Cast: Jack La Rue, Linden Travers, Walter Crisham, Leslie Bradley, Hugh McDermott, Zoe Gail, Charles Goldner, MacDonald Parke, Percy Marmont, Lilli Molnar, Danny Green, Richard Nielson, Michael Balfour, Frances Marsden, Jack Lester
James Hadley Chase's bestseller comes to the screen with this movie, in which an heiress, Miss Blandish (Linden Travers), is kidnapped for ransom on her wedding night, and her bridegroom is killed by gangster Slim Grisson (Jack LaRue). She ends up a captive of the Grisson mob run by Slim and his mother, Ma Grisson (Lilli Molnar). Miss Blandish becomes attracted to Slim, but the police are on the Grisson gang's trail, and violence ensues when they close in. Slim is killed, and Miss Blandish falls to her death–with an orchid in her hand. Remade in 1971 as "The Grisson Gang."
|The Oblong Box 1969 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Gordon Hessler
Cast: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Alister Williamson, Hilary Heath, Peter Arne, Maxwell Shaw, Sally Geeson, Harry Baird, Carl Rigg, Michael Balfour, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka, Godfrey James, John Barrie, Ivor Dean
A voodoo curse has caused Sir Edward Markham's (Alistar Williamson) face to be terribly disfigured, and his brother Julian (Vincent Price) keeps Edward locked in the attic. As his means of escape, Edward gets help from witch doctor N'Galo (Harry Baird) who gives him medicine to make him appear dead. But, N'Galo has double-crossed him, and Edward is put in a coffin and buried. Grave robbers retrieve him, and his "body" is taken to anatomist Dr. Neuhardt (Christopher Lee) who revives him, and now Edward goes on a killing spree seeking revenge for his betrayal.
|Obsession 1949 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: The Hidden Room
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Naunton Wayne, Olga Lindo, Ronald Adam, James Harcourt, Betty Cooper, Roddy Hughes, Michael Balfour, Allan Jeayes, Russell Waters, Sam Kydd
London psychiatrist Dr. Clive Riordan (Robert Newton) traps American Bill Kronin (Phil Brown) in a cellar when he catches Kronin having an affair with his wife, Storm (Sally Gray). It appears to be a perfect crime because it is believed that Kronin simply disappeared. Meanwhile, Clive is preparing an acid bath to dispose of Bill's body after he kills him. But, once again, there is a flaw in the "perfect crime." This time, it is Storm's pet dog that follows Clive to the hiding place.
|The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 PG, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: Richard Quine
Cast: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer, Gregory Sierra, Jeremy Kemp, Catherine Schell, Simon Williams, Stuart Wilson, Norman Rossington, John Laurie, Graham Stark, Michael Balfour, Arthur Howard, Ian Abercrombie
In this comedy version of the classic story, the King of Ruritania, Rudolf IV (Peter Sellers), dies in a hot-air balloon accident. Duke Michael (Jeremy Kemp) schemes to take over the throne from the rightful heir, Rudolf V (also played by Sellers). He kidnaps Rudolf, but his plot is jeopardized when a Cockney cabby (also played by Sellers), who greatly resembles Rudolf, fills the shoes of Rudolf and gets involved in the palace intrigue.
|The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1970 PG, 125 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Genevieve Page, Christopher Lee, Tamara Toumanova, Clive Revill, Irene Handl, Stanley Holloway, Mollie Maureen, Catherine Lacey, Paul Madden, Michael Balfour, James Copeland, John Garrie, Godfrey James
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Stephens) and Dr. Watson (Colin Blakely) come to the aide of Madame Valladon (Genevieve Page) whose husband is missing. In spite of warnings from Sherlock's brother Mycroft (Christopher Lee), Sherlock and Dr. Watson head off to Scotland in search of the missing husband, and they become involved with evil monks, the Loch Ness monster, a family of midgets, and, finally, a top-secret government plan involving an experimental submarine.
|Surprise Package 1960 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Yul Brynner, Mitzi Gaynor, Bill Nagy, Lionel Murton, Barry Foster, Eric Pohlmann, Noel Coward, George Coulouris, Warren Mitchell, Lyndon Brook, Guy Deghy, Alf Dean, Danny Green, Harold Berens, Michael Balfour
Based on Art Buchwald's novel, this is an amusing comedy about exiled mobster Nico March (Yul Brynner) who is deported to Greece where he meets King Pavel II (Noel Coward) and plans to get his hands on the royal jewels.
|1. Candleshoe (1977)|
2. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
3. Genevieve (1953)
4. Kaleidoscope (1966)
aka: The Bank Breaker
5. Look Back in Anger (1958)
6. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
7. The Oblong Box (1969)
8. Obsession (1949)
aka: The Hidden Room
9. The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
10. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
11. Surprise Package (1960)
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