|Agatha 1979 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Tony Britton, Timothy West, Alan Badel, Helen Morse, Celia Gregory, Yvonne Gilan, Carolyn Pickles, Paul Brooke, Barry Hart, Sandra Voe, Donald Nithsdale, Robert Longden
In 1926, mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days; that happening set in motion events well-publicized by British and American journalists. This story is a fictional account of what happened. It shows Agatha running away from her unfaithful husband, Col. Archibald Christie (Timothy Dalton), and going to the Hydro Harrogate spa in Yorkshire, England. While Agatha is the subject of a nationwide search, American journalist Wally Stanton (Dustin Hoffman) finds her at the spa, and a short romance ensues.
|The Day of the Jackal 1973 PG, 144 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Alan Badel, Michel Auclair, Tony Britton, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, David(2) Swift, Denis Carey, Vernon Dobtcheff, Michael Lonsdale, Olga Georges-Picot, Derek Jacobi, Raymond Gerome
Conspiring French generals hire the Jackal (Edward Fox) to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand) in the early 1960s. The French Security Force is suspicious when the French generals who hired the Jackal have gone into hiding. They kidnap the generals' errand boy, and when questioned he reveals the assassins name. The Security Force hires ace detective Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) to track down the Jackal before he kills DeGaulle. The Jackal now assumes a new identity that will make it even more difficult for Lebel to catch him before he completes the assassination. And the mystery deepens.
|Night Watch 1973 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Brian G. Hutton
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw, Robert Lang, Tony Britton, Bill Dean, Rosario Serrano, Michael Danvers-Walker, Pauline Jameson, Linda Hayden, Kevin Colson, Laon Maybanke
Wealthy widow Ellen Wheeler (Elizabeth Taylor) has recently married John (Laurence Harvey), but she is not happy. One night, Ellen looks out her window and thinks she sees a murder taking place outside her home. John tells her that she has imagined the murder, but her friend Sara (Billie Whitelaw) sympathizes with her. Ellen appears to be headed for a mental breakdown. Did she or didn't she see the murder being committed?
|Operation Amsterdam 1959 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Michael McCarthy
Cast: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton, Alexander Knox, Malcolm Keen, Christopher Rhodes, Tim Turner, John Horsley, Alfred Burke, Carl Jaffe
Based on a true story, this film, set in 1940, follows a foursome whose job is to move a fortune in diamonds from Amsterdam to England before the Nazis show up–only hours away. To make it to safety, they must avoid not only the Nazis but the sympathizers as well, AND one of the four may be on the other side.
|The People That Time Forgot 1977 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: Kevin Connor
Cast: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie, Thorley Walters, Shane Rimmer, Tony Britton, John Hallam, Milton Reid, David Prowse, Kiran Shah, Richard LeParmentier, Jimmy Ray, Tony McHale
This movie, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale, is a sequel to "The Land That Time Forgot." With Lady Charlotte "Charlie" (Sarah Douglas) at his side, Major Ben McBride (Patrick Wayne), heads back to the island of Caprone in search of the marooned Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure). When McBride arrives on Caprone, he finds that Tyler has befriended cavegirl Ajor (Dana Gillespie) and has been battling dinosaurs, dodging volcano eruptions, and fighting off cavemen. Now, McBride and Tyler face many challenges in an effort to find their way back to civilization.
|The Risk 1960 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Cast: Tony Britton, Peter Cushing, Virginia Maskell, Ian Bannen, Raymond Huntley, Thorley Walters, Donald Pleasence, Spike Milligan, Kenneth Griffith, Basil Dignam, Sam Kydd, Anthony Booth, Brian Oulton, Robert Bruce, John Payne
Scientists working under Professor Sewell (Peter Cushing) discover a means to wipe out typhus and bubonic plague. The government classifies the work since it could, perhaps, be used by the enemy for germ warfare. One of the team is frustrated with that decision and makes a deal with the wrong people.
|Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 R, 110 min.|
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton, Maurice Denham, Bessie Love, Vivian Pickles, Harold Goldblatt, Richard Pearson, Frank Windsor, Thomas Baptiste, June Brown, Hannah Norbert, Marie Burke
In this story of a bisexual love triangle, set in London during the early 1970s, Bob Elkin (Murray Head) is the lover of both Dr. Daniel Hirsh (Peter Finch) and Alex Greville (Glenda Jackson)–who happen to share the same answering machine service. Bob and Alex agree to babysit for the five children of Alva and Bill Hodson (Vivian Pickles and Frank Windsor), but on Saturday morning Bob excuses himself and leaves. Alex knows that he is headed off to see Daniel and does not handle the problem well–all of which Bob will learn when he returns on Sunday. This is a groundbreaking film on the subject of homosexuality. Great performances make this adult drama an event well-worth viewing. Oscar nominations were received for Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Jackson), and Best Director.
|There's a Girl in My Soup 1970 R, 95 min.|
Director: Roy Boulting
Cast: Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, Tony Britton, Nicky Henson, Diana Dors, Nicola Pagett, Christopher Cazenove, Judy Campbell, John Comer, Gabrielle Drake, Thorley Walters
Robert Danvers (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged TV personality who falls for a young woman, Marion (Goldie Hawn), who is in the middle of big marriage problems.
|1. Agatha (1979)|
2. The Day of the Jackal (1973)
3. Night Watch (1973)
4. Operation Amsterdam (1959)
5. The People That Time Forgot (1977)
6. The Risk (1960)
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
8. There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)
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