|The Browning Version 1951 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Brian Smith, Bill Travers, Ronald Howard, Peter Jones, Judith Furse, Paul Medland, Ivan Samson, Josephine Middleton, Peter Jones, Sarah Lawson, Scott Harold
In this first (of two, so far) film based on Terence Rattigan's 1948 play, Michael Redgrave is great as the disliked schoolteacher, Andrew Crocker-Harris, who is forced to retire. Andrew has many failings beyond those of a schoolteacher, and has an unfaithful wife, Millie (Jean Kent) to boot.
|Danger Within 1959 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Richard Todd, Bernard Lee, Michael Wilding, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Donald Houston, William Franklyn, Vincent Ball, Peter Arne, Peter Jones, Ronnie Stevens, Terrence Alexander, Andrew Faulds, Steve Norbert, Cyril Shaps
This is a pretty good tale of British POWs attempting to break out of an Italian prison camp during World War II. The big problem is that there appears to be a traitor amongst them.
|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1981 TV, 198 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi
Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Cast: Simon Jones, Peter Jones, Joe Melia, Mark Wing-Davey, Martin Benson, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson, Steve Conway, Cleo Rocos, Andrew Mussell, Stephen Moore, Richard Vernon, David Tate, Rayner Bourton, Douglas Adams
A popular BBC radio series, based on Douglas Adams' novel, was followed by a TV series from which this miniseries was developed. The title refers to the electronic book that provides the knowledge necessary to navigate the galaxy. It tells the story of Arthur Dent (Simon Jones) who travels the galactic superhighway running across all sorts of beings and adventures. Lots of fun.
|Never Let Go 1960 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: John Guillermin
Cast: Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars, Carol White, Mervyn Johns, John Le Mesurier, Adam Faith, Noel Willman, David Lodge, Peter Jones, John Bailey, Nigel Stock, John Dunbar, Charles Houston, Cyril Shaps
Cosmetic salesman John Cummings' (Richard Todd) car is stolen by a gang of car thieves, headed by Lionel Meadows (Peter Sellers). Cummings tracks down the thieves and locates Tommy Towers (Adam Faith) who stole the car. Towers is beaten after Meadows discovers that he met with Cummings. Towers then gives inside information to the police, and, eventually, Meadows is arrested, and Cummings does recover his car.
|Private's Progress 1956 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: John Boulting
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones, William Hartnell, Ian Bannen, George Coulouris, Miles Malleson, Christopher Lee
Life in the British army is satirized in this delightful comedy–the British version of "No Time for Sergeants."
|Romanoff and Juliet 1961 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Peter Ustinov
Cast: Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Akim Tamiroff, Alix Talton, Rik Van Nutter, John Phillips, Peter Jones, Tamara Shayne, Suzanne Cloutier
Peter Ustinov wrote, directed, and stars in this Cold War satire of a turn of events in the lives of two ambassadors–one from the U.S. and the other from the U.S.S.R. whose lives change when their children, Juliet (Sandra Dee) and Igor (John Gavin) meet and fall in love.
|School for Scoundrels 1960 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Robert Hamer
Cast: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott, Dennis Price, Peter Jones, Edward Chapman, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl, Kynaston Reeves, Hattie Jacques, Hugh Paddick, Barbara Roscoe, Gerald Campion, Monte Landis
Based on Stephen Potter's books, the plot for this film involves a training school–Lifeman College–that teaches how to succeed in life's games. Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is a loser who enrolls in the school and under the guidance of Professor Potter (Alastair Sim) learns the art of playing those games that will help him succeed.
|1. The Browning Version (1951)|
2. Danger Within (1959)
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
4. Never Let Go (1960)
5. Private's Progress (1956)
6. Romanoff and Juliet (1961)
7. School for Scoundrels (1960)
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