Tag: Drama

Gone to Earth | 1950 | Jennifer Jones, David Farrar

Powell’s and Pressburger’s visually ravishing and feral take on Mary Webb’s romantic novel was rereleased in the States as Wild Heart, with additional footage directed by Mamoulian yet at an abridged 82 minutes. Challis’s...

The Card | 1952 | Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Curiously ineffective Alec Guinness vehicle which takes full advantage of its star’s charisma, but adds little to the traditional rags-to-riches story, even though its protagonist’s immorality is meant to add spice. Guinness is the...

10 Rillington Place | 1971 | Richard Attenborough, John Hurt

Based on the book by Ludovic Kennedy, 10 Rillington Place tells the true story of John Christie (Attenborough), an unprepossessing middle-class man with a secret predilection for rape and murder, as he insinuates himself into the lives of his...

Up the Junction | 1968 | Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman,

An adaptation of Ken Loach’s television docu-drama made three years earlier, itself based on the Dunn novel. Upper-class Chelsea girl Polly (Suzy Kendall) decides to relieve her boredom by moving to a working-class area of Clapham. She takes a...

The October Man | 1947 | John Mills, Joan Greenwood

John Mills is the title character, a man with a history of mental illness who must prove he has not committed a murder. Easier said than done when he is not convinced of his innocence himself. Well written by Eric Ambler, who adapted the script from...

Mandy | 1952 | Phyllis Calvert, Mandy Miller

One of Alexander Mackendrick’s trio of fine movies concerned with childhood – in this case that of a deaf-mute girl, Mandy (Miller), whose parents are unable to cope with her disability. The film moves up a notch from this story of...

Victim | 1961 | Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms

In the early 1960s, Dirk Bogarde rejected his doctor image and superstardom to play the handsome grey-haired barrister who, in this controversial film, confronts his wife across their elegant drawing room and shouts, ‘Because I am!’...

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