Tag: Drama

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...

Half a Sixpence | 1967 | Tommy Steele Julia Foster

This shallow musical was based on an H G Wells story and stars Steele, once touted as Britain’s answer to Elvis only to turn family-entertainment man. He plays the witless Arthur Kipps, an orphan working for a cruel boss, who tries to crash...

The Honorary Consul | 1983 | Richard Gere, Michael Caine

John MacKenzie and Christopher Hampton have turned Graham Greene’s novel into a straight-up thriller about sex and politics, barely nodding at the book’s socio-religious subtext. Richard Gere plays an English doctor in Argentina who gets...

Luther | 1974 | Stacy Keach, Hugh Griffith

A biopic of religious figurehead Martin Luther, the man who caused uproar in the 16th Century by renouncing Catholicism and founding the Reformation movement. Based on John Osborne’s play, Stacy Keach plays Luther with skill and conviction...

Champions | 1984 | John Hurt, Jan Francis

John Hurt is Bob Champion, the real-life jockey who, inspirationally, managed to overcome cancer to win the Grand National. Thankfully Hurt seems as interested in portraying the great man’s character flaws as in just providing a performance...

Bartleby | 1970 | Paul Scofield, John McEnery

Henry Melville’s novella about a young clerk (Peter McEnery) who progressively withdraws from life reaches the screen with all its literary qualities and conceits intact. Those familiar with the book may find its modern day setting and realism...

Blanche Fury | 1948 | Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger

Gothic tale Blanche Fury follows the title character (Valerie Hobson), a poor governess, as she marries into prosperity and establishes herself as the mistress of a large estate, only to begin a boiling romance with brooding stable-hand Philip Thorn...

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