|The Beggar's Opera 1953 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Peter Brook
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Stanley Holloway, George Devine, Mary Clare, Hugh Griffith, Athene Seyler, Dorothy Tutin, Margot Grahame, Yvonne Furneaux, George Rose, Edward Pryor, Daphne Anderson, Eric Pohlmann, Stuart Burge, Gerald Lawson
Based on John Gay's 18th-century opera, this is the story of highwayman Captain MacHeath (Laurence Olivier) who loves the beggar king Peachum's (George Devine) daughter Polly (Dorothy Tutin) but is also interested in Lucy (Daphne Anderson) who is the daughter of the corrupt constable Mr. Lockit (Stanley Holloway). When Polly and Lucy join forces, they manage to have MacHeath sent to prison and condemned to a hanging. While in prison, The Beggar (Hugh Griffith) entertains MacHeath with an opera featuring MacHeath as a hero, and soon after MacHeath is rescued from his death sentence.
|The Dark Avenger 1955 N/R, 85 min.|
aka: The Warriors
Director: Henry Levin
Cast: Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Holt, Michael Hordern, Christopher Lee, Sam Kydd, Robert Urquhart, Moultrie Kelsall
Prince Edward (Errol Flynn) rescues Lady Joan Holland (Joanne Dru) and her children from the clutches of the diabolical Count De Ville (Peter Finch).
|Le Amiche 1955 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
aka: The Girlfriends
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Valentina Cortese, Franco Fabrizi, Gabriele Ferzetti, Yvonne Furneaux, Ettore Manni, Madeleine Fischer, Anna Maria Pancani, Maria Gambarelli, Luciano Volpato
This is one of Antonioni's better, early films as he brings out the problems that confront a woman who moves to Turin, Italy from Rome to work in a boutique. Her doomed relationships eventually result in losing her job and heading back to Rome.
|Lisbon 1956 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Ray Milland
Cast: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Hara, Claude Rains, Yvonne Furneaux, Francis Lederer, Percy Marmont, Jay Novello, Edward Chapman
When Lloyd Merrill (Percy Marmont) is captured and held behind the Iron Curtain, his wife, Sylvia Merrill (Maureen O'Hara), hires a smuggler (Ray Milland) to perform the rescue mission.
|The Master of Ballantrae 1953 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: William Keighley
Cast: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell, Yvonne Furneaux, Felix Aylmer, Mervyn Johns, Charles Goldner, Ralph Truman, Francis De Wolff
This film is based (loosely) on Robert Louis Stevenson's story of the Scottish rebellion. Errol Flynn fights against the British monarchy–and his own brother (Anthony Steel) for the woman he loves.
|The Mummy 1959 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, Michael Ripper, George Pastell, John Stuart, Harold Goodwin, George Woodbridge, Denis Shaw, Gerald Lawson, Willoughby Gray, David Browning
This is a good remake of the 1932 original Boris Karloff film. The story is about an archaeological dig during which British archaeologist John Banning (Peter Cushing) desecrates the tomb of Princess Ananka (Yvonne Furneaux) and awakens Ananka's lover Kharis (Christopher Lee) who was buried with her. Kharis, the Mummy, returns to life and follows Banning back to England to seek revenge. Dire consequences ensue when Kharis finds that Banning's wife (also played by Furneaux) very closely resembles Ananka.
|Repulsion 1965 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Thriller
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark, James Villiers, Renee Houston, Valerie Taylor, Helen Fraser, Hugh Futcher, Monica Merlin, Imogen Graham, Mike Pratt, Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski brings to the screen this story of sexual repression and its effects on Carol Ledoux (Catherine Deneuve) when her sister Helen (Yvonne Furneaux) and Helen's married boyfriend Michael (Ian Hendry) leave on vacation. Carol is paranoid and cannot deal with being left alone in the apartment for several days. She loses control and suffers bizarre hallucinations that lead to murder. Powerful! This film is Polanski's first movie that was filmed in the English language.
|1. The Beggar's Opera (1953)|
2. The Count of Monte Cristo (1961)
3. The Dark Avenger (1955)
aka: The Warriors
4. Dr. Mabuse's Rays of Death (1964)
5. La Dolce Vita (1960)
6. Le Amiche (1955)
aka: The Girlfriends
7. Lisbon (1956)
8. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
9. The Mummy (1959)
10. Repulsion (1965)
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