|Accident 1967 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Joseph Losey
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Vivien Merchant, Delphine Seyrig, Alexander Knox, Terence Rigby, Harold Pinter, Freddie Jones, Ann Firbank, Brian Phelan, Jill Johnson, Jane Hillary, Maxwell Caulfield
Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) is an Oxford professor finding himself attracted to his student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard) who is engaged to another of Stephen's students, William (Michael York). One night, William and Anna suffer a car accident, and William dies. A colleague of Stephen, Charley (Stanley Baker), had been involved in an affair with Anna, and Stephen must now examine his own motives and what it is that he really stands for.
|Alfie 1966 N/R, 114 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Shirley Anne Field, Jane Asher, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron, Denholm Elliott, Alfie Bass, Graham Stark, Sydney Tafler, Murray Melvin, Harry Locke, Bryan Marshall
A young Cockney, Alfie Elkins (Michael Caine), is an unsurpassed womanizer who flits from one love interest to another. Alfie impregnates his common-law wife Gilda (Julia Foster) and then has an affair with Lily (Vivien Merchant) who also becomes pregnant by Alfie, and he arranges an abortion. All the while, Alfie engages in sexual affairs with others, including wealthy Ruby (Shelley Winters) and young Siddie (Millicent Martin). Even though disillusioned at the end of the film, Alfie is still "flitting." Academy Award nominations were received for Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress (Merchant), Writing, and Song.
|Frenzy 1972 R, 116 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey, Alec McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Billie Whitelaw, Jean Marsh, Michael Bates, Bernard Cribbins, Clive Swift, Madge Ryan, Elsie Randolph, Gerald Sim, John Boxer
Richard Blaney (Jon Finch) is the prime suspect in the necktie murders of his wife (Barbara Leigh-Hunt) and girlfriend (Anna Massey). Scotland Yard inspector Oxford (Alec McCowen) solves the case. Another great Alfred Hitchcock film.
|The Maids 1974 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Christopher Miles
Cast: Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns
This filmed adaptation of Jean Genet's stage play tells the story of two maids, Solange and Clair (Glenda Jackson and Susannah York), who despise their boss, the "Madame" (Vivien Merchant), and all she stands for. The two devise ways to kill Madame, with each taking on the role of the hated employer.
|The Man in the Iron Mask 1976 TV, 105 min.|
Director: Mike Newell
Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan, Jenny Agutter, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson, Vivien Merchant, Brenda Bruce, Esmond Knight, Godfrey Quigley, Emrys James, Denis Lawson, Hugh Fraser, Ann Zelda, Stacy Davis
Alexandre Dumas' classic novel comes to TV in this good rendition of the twin brothers (both played by Richard Chamberlain)–one of whom is the King of France. The other, the rightful heir to the throne, is raised by the Three Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan (Louis Jourdan), and wears an iron mask to protect his identity.
|The Offence 1972 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Sean Connery, Vivien Merchant, Trevor Howard, Ian Bannen, Peter Bowles, Richard Moore, John Hallam, Derek Newark, Hilda Fenemore, Rhoda Lewis, Ronald Radd, Richard Moore, Anthony Sagar, Maxine Gordon, Howard Goorney
As a 20-year veteran on the police force, Detective Sgt. Johnson (Sean Connery), has lived in a violent world. The violence takes its toll when Johnson beats to death Baxter (Ian Bannen) who is the suspect in a child molestation case. Shocked by his behavior, Johnson now realizes that he has a side of violence inside himself that matches the criminals he arrests.
|Under Milk Wood 1971 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Andrew Sinclair
Cast: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns, Sian Phillips, Vivien Merchant, Victor Spinetti, Ann Beach, Angharad Rees, Ray Smith, Michael Forest, Glynn Edwards
This film adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play involves residents of a Welsh coastal village in stories told by blind, retired mariner, Captain Cat (Peter O'Toole). He recalls the lives of drowned shipmates, other residents of his town of Llareggub, and the love of his life who happened to be a prostitute (Elizabeth Taylor).
|1. Accident (1967)|
2. Alfie (1966)
3. Frenzy (1972)
4. The Homecoming (1973)
5. The Maids (1974)
6. The Man in the Iron Mask (1976)
7. The Offence (1972)
8. Under Milk Wood (1971)
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