|Crossplot 1969 PG-13, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Cast: Roger Moore, Martha Hyer, Alexis Kanner, Claudie Lange, Francis Matthews, Bernard Lee, Derek Francis, Ursula Howells, Dudley Sutton, Mona Bruce, Veronica Carlson, Tim Preece
Unknown to advertising executive Gary Fenn (Roger Moore), the beautiful model (Martha Hyer) he has hired will draw him into an assassination plot against a visiting African statesman. When Fenn saves the statesman by decoding a message, the film's title becomes clear.
|Jewels 1992 TV, 240 min.|
aka: Danielle Steel's 'Jewels'
Director: Roger Young
Cast: Annette O'Toole, Anthony Andrews, Jurgen Prochnow, Corinne Touzet, Sheila Gish, Simon Oates, Robert Wagner, Bradley Cole, Ursula Howells, Geoffrey Whitehead
Sarah Thompson (Annette O'Toole) and nobleman William Whitfield (Anthony Andrews) wed, move to France, and start a family. After World War II, they help war survivors by buying their jewelry and eventually have a thriving jewel business. But descendents of the survivors and their own children become players in the future of the thriving business. Originally a TV miniseries.
|Time After Time 1986 N/R, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Bill Hays
Cast: John Gielgud, Googie Withers, Helen Cherry, Ursula Howells, Brenda Bruce, Mark Lambert, Trevor Howard, Freddie Jones, Fiona Walker, Mavis Walker, Colm Heffernan, Liam Sweeney, Peter Gilroy, Ann Rowan, George Yiasoumi
Based on a novel by Molly Keane, this comedy/drama takes place on a run-down estate where Jasper Swift (John Gielgud) lives with his three elderly sisters May (Ursula Howells), "Baby" June (Brenda Bruce), and Lady Alys Crowshawe (Mavis Walker). Jasper takes care of the garden and kitchen while the sisters argue and get on each others' nerves. Then along comes long-lost cousin Leda (Googie Withers) who tries to take charge and stirs up the already unsettled household by bringing back old memories that the family had been happy to forget.
|Torture Garden 1967 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Freddie Francis
Cast: Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams, Peter Cushing, Barbara Ewing, Michael Bryant, Maurice Denham, John Standing, Robert Hutton, John Phillips, Michael Ripper, Bernard Kay, Catherine Finn, Niall MacGinnis, Ursula Howells
During his circus sideshow performance, Dr. Diablo (Burgess Meredith) proclaims, "I've promised you horror...and I intend to keep that promise!" Four separate horror episodes ensue. In "Enoch," a greedy playboy (Michael Bryant) makes sure he gets his inheritance by obeying a talking cat, Balthaza. The second story, "Terror over Hollywood," involves an actress (Beverly Adams) falling in love with a leading man (Robert Hutton) only to learn that he has been turned into a robot, and the same fate lies in store for her. In "Mr. Steinway," a journalist (Barbara Ewing) interviews a concert pianist (John Standing) whose piano is possessed. Finally, in "The Man Who Collected Poe," a collector (Jack Palance) visits a fellow collector (Peter Cushing) and learns that he has brought Edgar Allan Poe back to life, and he is writing stories in the basement.
|1. Crossplot (1969)|
2. Jewels (1992)
aka: Danielle Steel's 'Jewels'
3. Time After Time (1986)
4. Torture Garden (1967)
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