Tag: Drama

Gift Horse | 1952 | Richard Attenborough, James Donald

The Gift Horse follows a ship and her crew from the time they come together in 1940 until the climactic Combined Operations raid on St Nazaire on March 28 1942. Trevor Howard plays the role of the newly appointed captain, back in service after...

Ulysses | 1967 | Barbara Jefford, Milo O’Shea

Set in Dublin over the course of 24 hours, Ulysses is a daring adaptation of James Joyce’s classic literary tome in which the lives of three main characters played by Barbara Jefford, Milo O’Shea and Maurice Roeves overlap. It courted...

A High Wind in Jamaica | 1965 | Anthony Quinn James Coburn

Richard Hughes’s masterly novel, transferred vividly to the screen by Alexander Mackendrick, is a darker work than sometimes suggested. A hurricane devastates the island, so children are dispatched to England and safety. On the journey their...

Tunes of Glory | 1960 | Alec Guinness, John Mills

Stirring drama set in a Highland regiment where two officers – the easy-going, hard-drinking Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness) and his replacement, the by-the-book CO Basil Barrow (John Mills), a stickler for protocol and details – are at...

Yesterday’s Hero | 1979 | Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers

Jackie Collins-scripted nonsense which follows the misfortunes of washed up footballer Ian McShane, as he struggles against all the odds to stage a comeback. Collins just uses the football as a backdrop for her usual glossy melodrama without even...

They Made Me a Fugitive | 1947 | Sally Gray, Trevor Howard

Alberto Cavalcanti made too few British features and this dark thriller caused some anguish on release for its toughness and the successful depiction of the under-belly of post-war London life. Cav was plainly influenced by US noir cinema and by...

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