|The Boys 1961 N/R, 124 min.|
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Cast: Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Dudley Sutton, Wilfrid Brambell, Dudley Sutton, Jess Conrad, Tony Garnett, Allan Cuthbertson, Patrick Magee, Colin Gordon, Wensley Pithey, Kenneth J. Warren, David Lodge, Mavis Villiers
Four young men are accused of murder, and now prosecuting attorney Webster (Richard Todd) searches for the motive as their defense attorney (Robert Morley) is looking for leniency. Good, despite lots of British social conscience.
|A Hard Day's Night 1964 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Richard Lester
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Victor Spinetti, Norman Rossington, Kenneth Haigh, Richard Vernon, Marianne Stone, John Junkin, Anna Quayle
Like its stars, this pseudo documentary by the Beatles stands above other fare of the same genre. Filled with songs and comedy, the story line follows the Beatles through one day in their lives.
|In Search of the Castaways 1962 G, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Anderson Jr., Antonio Cifariello, Wilfrid Brambell, Jack Gwillim, Ronald Fraser, Norman Bird, Keith Hamshere, Inia Te Wiata, George Murcell, Mark Dignam, Michael Wynne
Based on Jules Verne's novel, this Disney film is about French scientist Jacques Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) who finds a note in a bottle that tells the location of long-missing Captain Grant (Jack Gwillim). Paganel and Grant's children, Mary and Robert (Hayley Mills and Keith Hamshere), set out on an adventure to South America in search of the missing sea captain. They encounter an avalanche, floods, wild animals, and a volcano while searching South America–only to find that they should be in Australia instead of South America. With help from former crew member Bill Gaye (Wilfrid Brambell), the children and Paganel finally accomplish their goal and find the missing captain.
|The Three Lives of Thomasina 1963 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Karen Dotrice, Vincent Winter, Denis Gilmore, Laurence Naismith, Finlay Currie, Jean Anderson, Wilfrid Brambell, Francis De Wolff
Thomasina is a Scottish cat that is loved by its mistress, Mary MacDhui (Karen Dotrice), and undergoes numerous crises in this enjoyable Disney film.
|The Witchfinder General 1968 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: The Conqueror Worm
Director: Michael Reeves
Cast: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Dwyer, Robert Russell, Patrick Wymark, Wilfrid Brambell, Nicky Henson, Bernard Kay
The 1600s, when Britain was under Oliver Cromwell's rule, is the backdrop for this story based on actual events of trials and executions for practicing witchcraft.
|1. The Boys (1961)|
2. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
3. In Search of the Castaways (1962)
4. The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
5. The Witchfinder General (1968)
aka: The Conqueror Worm
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