|And Soon the Darkness 1970 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Robert Fuest
Cast: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Eles, John Nettleton, Claire Kelly, Claude Bertrand, Jean Carmet, Hana Maria Pravda, John Franklyn, Andre Maranne
Jane (Pamela Franklin) and Cathy (Michele Dotrice) are nurses enjoying a bicycling trip in the French countryside when they go their separate ways. Jane feels guilty and returns to look for Cathy, but Cathy has disappeared. While talking to local villagers, Jane learns that a woman was killed in the area a few years ago, and she suspects that Cathy might be a victim.
|Captain Jack 1999 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Robert(2) Young
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Peter McDonald, Gemma Jones, Maureen Lipman, Sadie Frost, Anna Massey, David Troughton, Michele Dotrice, Patrick Malahide, Kathryn Pogson
Sea Captain Jack Armistead (Bob Hoskins) doesn't think that his hero, Captain Scoresby, has been adequately honored for his trip from northern England to the Arctic waters in 1791. So he decides to retrace the route in his un-seaworthy (and condemned) ship. He gathers a motley crew consisting of two elderly sisters and an Australian hitchhiker–as well as a stowaway–and sets out on the voyage. Meanwhile, authorities and journalists are hot on his tail.
|Vanity Fair 1998 TV, 300 min.|
Director: Marc Munden
Cast: Natasha Little, Nathaniel Parker, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, Miriam Margolyes, Tim Woodward, Tom Ward, Jeremy Swift, Eleanor Bron, Bryan Pringle, David Ross, Michele Dotrice, Janine Duvitski, Anton Lesser, Janet Dale
This TV miniseries adaptation of William Makepease Thackeray's novel stars Natasha Little as the scheming country girl Becky Sharp who leaves a trail of victims in her climb up the social ladder. Becky was born into a poor family but does get an education and jobs as a governess. She works for the Crowley family and wins over the children and their wealthy aunt (Miriam Margolyes). She even marries one of the children: the dashing Rawden (Nathaniel Parker). Becky is pregnant when Napoleon invades Europe, and Rawden leaves to fight in the war. Rawden survives the war, but troubles follow, and Becky continues to look for a man of a higher station to support her.
|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. And Soon the Darkness (1970)|
2. Captain Jack (1999)
3. Vanity Fair (1998)
4. The Witches (1966)
aka: The Devil's Own
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