|The 3 Worlds of Gulliver 1960 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Animation / Adventure
Director: Jack Sher
Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn, Lee Patterson, Gregoire Aslan, Basil Sydney, Charles Lloyd Pack, Martin Benson, Mary Ellis, Peter Bull, Marian Spencer, Oliver Johnston, Alec Mango, Sherry Alberoni, Noel Purcell
This version of the Jonathan Swift classic tale is entertaining, as the shipwrecked Dr. Lemuel Gulliver (Kerwin Mathews) ends up in the small, small world of the Lilliputians followed by visiting the land of Brobdignag, home of the giants. The young ones should like it.
|Dr. Crippen 1962 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Robert Lynn
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Coral Browne, Samantha Eggar, James Robertson Justice, Donald Wolfit, Geoffrey Toone, Oliver Johnston, Edward Ogden, Elspeth March, Douglas Bradley-Smith, John Arnatt, Olga Lindo, Betty Bascomb, Paul Carpenter, John Lee
Beginning with the trial and then through flashbacks, this film dramatizes the story of a notorious murder case in which American-born, but living in London, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen (Donald Pleasence) killed his wife (Coral Browne), dismembered her body, and buried it in his coal cellar. He was arrested while sailing to Canada with his mistress (Samantha Eggar) and returned to London for his trial and sentencing–all the while protesting his innocence.
|Indiscreet 1958 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert, David Kossoff, Megs Jenkins, Oliver Johnston, Richard Vernon, Martin Boddey, John Welsh, Michael Anthony, Diane Clare
A successful actress (Ingrid Bergman) wants love and marriage, while a successful businessman (Cary Grant) wants love but no marriage. The two meet in London, and humor and intrigue are the result.
|Kidnapped 1960 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Adventure
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee, Niall MacGinnis, John Laurie, Finlay Currie, Peter O'Toole, Miles Malleson, Oliver Johnston, Andrew Cruickshank, Duncan Macrae, Alex Mackenzie, Norman Macowan, Eileen Way, Jack Stewart
This Disney film is based on the Robert Louis Stevenson tale of David Balfour (James MacArthur) who inherits a fortune, and his evil uncle, Ebenezer (John Laurie), arranges for Captain Hoseason (Bernard Lee) to kidnap David and hold him on a slave ship. David is rescued, teams up with Alan Breck Stewart (Peter Finch), and the duo travels across Scotland in an attempt to regain what is rightfully his.
|A King in New York 1957 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Oliver Johnston, Dawn Addams, Sid James, Harry Green, Michael Chaplin, John McLaren, Phil Brown, Alan Gifford, Jerry Desmonde, Robert Arden, Robert Cawdron, George Woodbridge, Joan Ingram
There are some funny scenes in this satire on the 1950s' Communist witch hunts in which the king of a tiny country, King Shahdov (Chaplin) is overthrown, and he and his wife Queen Irene (Maxine Audley) move to New York. There, though he has no money, he is a hit with the status seekers. Then he sees what the 1950s are all about in the U.S.: rock 'n roll and McCarthyism.
|The Tomb of Ligeia 1965 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: Tomb of the Cat
Director: Roger Corman
Cast: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis, Oliver Johnston, Richard Vernon, Frank Thornton, Ronald Adam, Denis Gilmore, Penelope Lee
Verden (Vincent Price) always wears black as he continues to mourn his long-dead wife. He finally remarries a dead-ringer for his first wife and soon becomes convinced she, as well as a black cat, is possessed by his dead wife's evil spirit. Disaster follows.
|A Touch of Larceny 1959 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: James Mason, Vera Miles, George Sanders, Harry Andrews, Robert Flemyng, Oliver Johnston, Peter Barkworth, Duncan Lamont, Martin Stephens, William Kendall, Rachel Gurney, Waveney Lee, Charles Carson, Junia Crawford, Henry B. Longhurst
A British naval officer, Commander Max Easton (James Mason), needs money to impress his friend Sir Charles Holland's (George Sanders) fiancee, wealthy American Virginia Killain (Vera Miles). Easton comes up with a scheme to sue the newspapers for libel after he causes his own arrest for supposed espionage. He makes it look like he is a traitor and then maroons himself on an island. After being rescued, he convinces the Special Branch that he is innocent and then visits Virginia. Will she be impressed?
|1. The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)|
2. Dr. Crippen (1962)
3. Indiscreet (1958)
4. It (1967)
5. Kidnapped (1960)
6. A King in New York (1957)
7. The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)
aka: Tomb of the Cat
8. A Touch of Larceny (1959)
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