|The Beachcomber 1954 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Muriel Box
Cast: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, Michael Hordern, Donald Pleasence, Tony Quinn, Paul Rogers, Ronald Lewis, Auric Lorand, Jean Rollins, Walter Crisham, Ah Chong Choy, Lizabeth Rollins, Michael Mellinger, Rosita Garcia
Based on Somerset Maugham's story, this film's plot deals with a very proper missionary, Martha Jones (Glynis Johns), who falls in love with South Seas beach bum Edward "Honorable Ted" Wilson (Robert Newton).
|The Captain's Paradise 1953 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Anthony Kimmins
Cast: Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson, Charles Goldner, Peter Bull, Bill Fraser, Miles Malleson, Ferdy Mayne, Nicholas Phipps, Sebastian Cabot, Walter Crisham, Roger Delgado, Victor Fairley, Tutte Lemkow, Ambrosine Phillpotts
This film is a comedy about Capt. Henry St. James (Alec Guinness) who is the captain of a steamer sailing regularly between Gibraltar and North Africa. He solves the problem of loneliness when away from home by having two wives. Maude (Celia Johnson) lives in Gibraltar, and Nita (Yvonne De Carlo) is in Tangiers. Problems rise to the fore when both women change their minds about the way they want to live, and Henry is left with no wives.
|Moulin Rouge 1952 N/R, 118 min.|
Director: John Huston
Cast: Jose Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Pohlmann, Christopher Lee, Katherine Kath, Mary Clare, Lee Montague, Jill Bennett, Peter Cushing, Claude Nollier, Muriel Smith, Georges Lannes, Walter Crisham
This is the film biography of French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (Jose Ferrer). Because of his own physical growth deformity, he sought the outcasts of society and cafe frequenters where he painted their likenesses on canvas. The film catches Paris of that time in beautiful fashion. Then there's the terrific theme song. In addition to two Academy Awards, the film was nominated for five others, including Best Picture, Actor (Ferrer), Supporting Actress (Colette Marchand), and Director.
|No Orchids for Miss Blandish 1948 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: St. John Legh Clowes
Cast: Jack La Rue, Linden Travers, Walter Crisham, Leslie Bradley, Hugh McDermott, Zoe Gail, Charles Goldner, MacDonald Parke, Percy Marmont, Lilli Molnar, Danny Green, Richard Nielson, Michael Balfour, Frances Marsden, Jack Lester
James Hadley Chase's bestseller comes to the screen with this movie, in which an heiress, Miss Blandish (Linden Travers), is kidnapped for ransom on her wedding night, and her bridegroom is killed by gangster Slim Grisson (Jack LaRue). She ends up a captive of the Grisson mob run by Slim and his mother, Ma Grisson (Lilli Molnar). Miss Blandish becomes attracted to Slim, but the police are on the Grisson gang's trail, and violence ensues when they close in. Slim is killed, and Miss Blandish falls to her death–with an orchid in her hand. Remade in 1971 as "The Grisson Gang."
|1. The Beachcomber (1954)|
2. The Captain's Paradise (1953)
3. Moulin Rouge (1952)
4. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
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