|The Bible: In the Beginning... 1966 N/R, 174 min.|
aka: The Bible
Director: John Huston
Cast: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston, Stephen Boyd, George C. Scott, Ava Gardner, Peter O'Toole, Franco Nero, Zoe Sallis, Gabriele Ferzetti, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Pupella Maggio, Robert Rietty, Peter Heinze
Using the Book of Genesis as its source, this film has some good moments with stars taking on roles of well-known Biblical characters. Among those featured are Adam (Michael Parks), Eve (Ulla Bergryd), Cain (Richard Harris), Abel (Franco Nero), and Noah (John Huston).
|Emil and the Detectives 1935 N/R, 63 min.|
Director: Milton Rosmer
Cast: John(2) Williams, George Hayes, Mary Glynne, Clare Greet, George Merritt, Marion Foster, Donald Pittman, Robert Rietty, John Singer, Derek Blomfield
This German children's classic is about a boy who is drugged and robbed. He then gets support from other children in tracking down the criminal.
|Give Us This Day 1949 N/R, 120 min.|
aka: Salt to the Devil
Christ in Concrete
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Sam Wanamaker, Lea Padovani, Kathleen Ryan, Charles Goldner, Bonar Colleano, William Sylvester, George Pastell, Philo Hauser, Sid James, Karel Stepanek, Rosalie Crutchley, Robert Rietty, Ina De La Haye, Ronan O'Casey, Charles Moffat
Set in New York City (though shot in England since Director Dmytryk was blacklisted in the U.S.), this is the powerful story of an Italian immigrant family–and immigrants in general–who struggled to survive during the Great Depression. Geremio (Sam Wanamaker) made enough to save for a new house for him and his wife, but lost his job during the Depression. He finally found another job, though he had to work in an unsafe environment. Tragedy follows.
|The Hiding Place 1975 PG, 145 min.|
Director: James F. Collier
Cast: Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell, Jeannette Clift, Robert Rietty, Pamela Sholto, Paul Henley, Nigel Hawthorne, David de Keyser, John Gabriel
Based on the true story of Corrie (Jeannette Clift) and her sister Betsie (Julie Harris) who are caught hiding Jews in pre-World War II Holland, this is the story of their stay in a concentration camp where they were sent after capture.
|I Could Go on Singing 1963 N/R, 99 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon, Gregory Phillips, Pauline Jameson, Jeremy Burnham, Russell Waters, Gerald Sim, Leon Cortez, Eric Woodburn, Robert Rietty
While American singer Jenny Bowman (Judy Garland) is performing in London, she visits her illegitimate son, Matt (Gregory Phillips), who has been left at his father's (Dick Bogarde) home. Matt, not knowing that Jenny is his birth mother, is charmed by her, and she becomes attached to Matt. Now it is time for Jenny to leave, and Matt is torn between his parents.
|Land of the Pharaohs 1955 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Alex Minotis, Sydney Chaplin, James Robertson Justice, James Hayter, Piero Giagnoni, Luisella Boni, Carlo D'Angelo, Robert Rietty, Kerima, Diego Carlisi
William Faulkner co-wrote the script for this haunting story about the rich Pharaoh (Jack Hawkins). He marries the beautiful Nellifer (Joan Collins) who arranges his death to inherit the kingdom. But, Nellifer is not aware of the fact that, according to custom, his wife will be entombed with the Pharaoh's body.
|Light in the Piazza 1962 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Guy Green
Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, Barry Sullivan, Isabel Dean, Moultrie Kelsall, Robert Rietty
Margaret Johnson (Olivia de Havilland) tries to arrange a marriage for her daughter, Clara (Yvette Mimieux) who, following an accident, has the mentality of a young girl. As events proceed, Margaret has second thoughts about the approaching marriage. Well-made soap.
|Madame Sousatzka 1988 PG-13, 121 min.|
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Twiggy, Shabana Azmi, Peggy Ashcroft, Leigh Lawson, Lee Montague, Robert Rietty, Geoffrey Bayldon, Sam Howard
A London piano teacher (Shirley MacLaine), who is rather eccentric, teaches gifted and talented students. This story is built around her relationship with a young Indian student (Navin Chowdhry).
|The Omen 1976 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Leo McKern, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Anthony Nicholls, Robert Rietty, Tommy Duggan, John Stride, Holly Palance, Sheila Raynor, Roy Boyd
The son of Satan is raised by a very nice couple, American Ambassador Robert Thorn and his wife Katherine (Gregory Peck and Lee Remick). Five years before, they had replaced their baby who did not survive childbirth with another. Now, a series of deaths have occurred, and their young boy, Damien (Harvey Stephens), is a suspect. Could he be the Antichrist?
|Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady 1990 TV, 180 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Peter Sasdy
Cast: Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Morgan Fairchild, John Bennett, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ronald Hines, Jenny Quayle, Robert Rietty, Tom Lahm, Nicholas Gecks, Michael Siberry, Dominic Jephcott, Frank Middlemass, Charlotte Attenborough, James Bree
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Christopher Lee and Patrick Macnee) travel to Vienna where an actress friend, Irene Adler (Morgan Fairchild), needs help. A device has been invented that will explode bombs remotely, and Holmes and Watson are offered the detonator. Double dealing ensues when the prototype is separated from the plans.
|The Story of Joseph and His Brethren 1960 N/R, 103 min.|
aka: Joseph and His Brethren
Joseph Sold by His Brothers
Director: Irving Rapper, Luciano Ricci
Cast: Geoffrey Horne, Robert Morley, Belinda Lee, Vira Silenti, Terence Hill, Carlo Giustini, Finlay Currie, Arturo Dominici, Robert Rietty, Julian Brooks, Marietto, Marco Guglielmi, Mimo Billi, Dante DiPaolo, Charles Borromel
Based on the Bible story of Joseph (Geoffrey Horne) and his 11 brothers, this film dramatizes favorite-son Joseph's brothers selling him into slavery, his rise in the Pharaoh's court, and finally the happy and forgiving reunion with his family.
|1. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)|
aka: The Bible
2. Emil and the Detectives (1935)
3. Give Us This Day (1949)
aka: Salt to the Devil
aka: Christ in Concrete
4. The Hiding Place (1975)
5. I Could Go on Singing (1963)
6. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
7. Light in the Piazza (1962)
8. Madame Sousatzka (1988)
9. The Omen (1976)
10. Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1990)
11. The Story of Joseph and His Brethren (1960)
aka: Joseph and His Brethren
aka: Joseph Sold by His Brothers
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