|Man at the Top 1973 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Mike Vardy
Cast: Kenneth Haigh, Nanette Newman, Harry Andrews, William Lucas, Clive Swift, Paul Williamson, John Collin, John Quentin, Danny Sewell, Charlie Williams, Anne Cunningham, Angela Bruce, Margaret Heald, Norma West, Mary Maude
First there was the great film "Room at the Top," followed by "Life at the Top." These films inspired the British TV series "Man at the Top," which, in turn, inspired this film. Business executive Joe Lampton (Kenneth Haigh) has a problem: whether or not to blow the whistle on an untested drug put out by his company. Joe knows that his boss, who is also his father-in-law Lord Ackerman (Harry Andrews), will not be happy if he does. Meanwhile, Joe's marriage falls apart, and Joe enters into a love affair with Lord's wife Alex (Nanette Newman). And Joe's problems continue.
|Sons and Lovers 1960 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Jack Cardiff
Cast: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Heather Sears, Mary Ure, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Thesiger, William Lucas, Conrad Phillips, Rosalie Crutchley, Elizabeth Begley, Edna Morris, Sean Barrett, Ruth Kettlewell, Anne Sheppard
Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell) lives with his family in Nottingham and is encouraged by his well-bred mother Gertrude (Wendy Hiller) to escape the dreary life of his youth and not follow in the footsteps of his coal miner father, Walter (Trevor Howard). Paul wants to become an artist in London, and he depends on financial gifts from women in the town. But, after one of his brothers dies, Paul knows that he must remain with his mother, and he does–until she dies, and then he heads for London. The film won an Oscar for Best Cinematography and was nominated for six others including Best Picture, Actor (Howard), Supporting Actress (Mary Ure), and Director.
|Tower of Evil 1972 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: Beyond the Fog
Horror of Snape Island
Director: James P. O'Connolly
Cast: Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Anna Palk, Jack Watson, Mark Edwards, Derek Fowlds, Dennis Price, John Hamill, Candace Glendenning, George Coulouris, Robin Askwith, Seretta Wilson, William Lucas, Anthony Valentine, Gary Hamilton
Archeologists search for an old Phoenician treasure on Snape Island where it was rumored that a woman had gone mad and killed her companion. One-by-one, team members are brutally murdered, and the trail leads to an old lighthouse. A substantial amount of gore and some nudity.
|X the Unknown 1956 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery / Horror
Director: Leslie Norman
Cast: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern, Marianne Brauns, William Lucas, Peter Hammond, Anthony Newley, Jameson Clark, Ian MacNaughton, John Harvey, Edwin Richfield, Jane Aird, Michael Ripper, Norman Macowan, Neil Hallett
A blob rises from a crack in the Earth's crust, feeds on radioactivity, gets larger, raises havoc, then disappears until it is hungry again. Dr. Adam Royston (Dean Jagger) sets out to destroy this high-energy creature. A well-made film.
|1. Crack in the Mirror (1960)|
2. Man at the Top (1973)
3. Sons and Lovers (1960)
4. Tower of Evil (1972)
aka: Beyond the Fog
aka: Horror of Snape Island
5. X the Unknown (1956)
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