Tag: Drama

Oscar Wilde | 1960 | Robert Morley, Ralph Richardson

The race between two screen versions of Wilde’s An Ideal Husband ended in box-office failure for one. The same applied to two biopics of the great dramatist, with this black-and-white version losing out to the more flamboyant The Trials of...

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...

Under Capricorn | 1949 | Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten

Alfred Hitchcock oddity, like a second-rate Gainsborough melodrama transplanted to Australia, in which a drunken Ingrid Bergman, driven to the bottle by her husband’s cruelty, is drawn to her cousin (Joseph Cotten), just off the boat from...

Uncle Silas | 1947 | Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney

Atmospheric period melodrama starring Jean Simmons as a 17-year-old who goes to live with her uncle (Derrick de Marney) and finds she is marked for murder. cast Jean Simmons as Caroline Ruthyn Katina Paxinou as Madame de la Rougierre Derrick De...

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...

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