Tag: Alan Bates

The Running Man | 1963 | Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick,

Not one of Carol Reed’s better thrillers, but still done with consummate technical skill. It’s all about an insurance fraud. Laurence Harvey fakes his death in a plane crash at sea, and then makes his way to Malaga, where he’s...

Whistle Down the Wind | 1961 | Alan Bates, Hayley Mills,

Alan Bates and Hayley Mills star in this enduring childhood fable. Three Lancashire children find a criminal hiding out in their barn and come to believe he’s Jesus Christ Among the most enduring – and most unusual – post-war...

Go-Between, The | 1971 | Julie Christie, Alan Bates

This bittersweet romantic drama, equal parts love story and reflection on British class differences, stars Michael Redgrave as a middle-aged man in reverie of his youth on a country estate. Flashing back to a chapter from his past, aging bachelor...

Entertainer, The | 1960 | Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

This adaptation of the John Osborne play stars Laurence Olivier reprising his stage role as washed up song-and-dance man Archie Rice who, facing obscurity, terrorizes all who are near and dear to him. Set in a seedy British resort town, the film...

Georgy Girl | 1966 | James Mason, Lynn Redgrave

James Mason and Lynn Redgrave won Oscar nominations for their roles in this wild British comedy of sexual manners. Redgrave is Georgy, a frumpy dance teacher and 22-year-old virgin. Meredith (Charlotte Rampling) is Georgy’s roommate, a wild...

Women in Love | 1969 | Oliver Reed, Alan Bates

Before building his bad-boy reputation with shocking offbeat movies like Tommy (1975) and Crimes of Passion (1984), director Ken Russell stirred up some controversy with this acclaimed, sensual relationship drama, adapted from the novel by D.H...

Nijinsky | 1980 | Alan Bates, George de la Peña

Turning Point director Herbert Ross returns to the world of ballet with this biography of Vaslav Nijinsky, recreating the celebrated Russian dancer’s loves and difficulties at the peak of his career. Nijinsky (George De La Pena) becomes a star...

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