|The Card 1952 N/R, 91 min.|
aka: The Promoter
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark, Edward Chapman, Gibb McLaughlin, Frank Pettingell, Veronica Turleigh, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Hordern
Edward Henry Machin (Alec Guinness) rises from poverty through shady dealings and more than a little social climbing until he reaches his goal at the "top of the heap."
|Finian's Rainbow 1968 G, 145 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Fantasy
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Al Freeman Jr., Dolph Sweet, Barbara Hancock, Al Freeman Jr., Ronald Colby, Wright King, Louil Silas, Martin Eric, Robert Cleaves, Vince Howard
In this film version of the Broadway musical, Finian McLonergan (Fred Astaire) has a pot of Og the Leprechaun's gold. However, Og (Tommy Steele) is not willing to sit back and let Finian take off with his treasure. Social statements prevail in this entertaining story.
|Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969 G, 150 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker, Sian Phillips, Michael Bryant, Alison Leggatt, Jeremy Lloyd, Clive Morton, Jack Hedley, Leo Britt, Patricia Hayes, Elspeth March, Jack May, Jenny Runacre
Arthur Chipping "Mr. Chips" (Peter O'Toole) is a professor at Brookfield Academy for Boys in England. He falls in love with music-hall singer Katherine Bridges (Petula Clark) and marries her. As Mrs. Chips, Katherine overcomes her past and warms the hearts of students. Later, she dies, but Mr. Chips continues his teaching career and becomes an icon. Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the film received a nomination for Best Musical Score.
|I Know Where I'm Going 1945 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Michael Powell
Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie, Petula Clark, John Laurie, Walter Hudd, Catherine Lacey, Valentine Dyall, Jean Cadell
Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) is determined to marry her fiance, a wealthy industrialist, when she embarks on her trip to the Scottish Hebrides. However, along the way she falls in love with Torquil MacNeil (Roger Livesey) and decides on marriage for love rather than for money. A Scottish delight.
|The Runaway Bus 1954 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery
Director: Val Guest
Cast: Frankie Howerd, Margaret Rutherford, Petula Clark, George Coulouris, Belinda Lee, Reginald Beckwith, Toke Townley, Terence Alexander, John Horsley, Marianne Stone, Stringer Davis, Lisa Gastoni, Frank Phillips, Sam Kydd, Michael Gwynn
Bus driver Percy Lamb (Frankie Howerd) is transporting passengers from foggy Heathrow airport to another airport. Unbeknownst to Percy, the perpetrator with a cache of stolen gold is on his bus, and to make matters worse, Percy and his passengers get lost in the fog.
|1. The Card (1952)|
aka: The Promoter
2. Finian's Rainbow (1968)
3. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
4. I Know Where I'm Going (1945)
5. The Runaway Bus (1954)
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