Tag: Drama

Under the Volcano | 1984 | Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset

A novel that is so strange and hallucinatory that it’s often hard to tell exactly what’s supposed to be happening, is literalized by Huston into hard, brassy explicitness. The result is intense, but unintoxicating. Albert Finney is...

Oliver Twist | 1948 | Alec Guinness, Robert Newton

The best version of Dickens’s classic ever put on film (not counting Carol Reed’s joyous musical version), in which David Lean once again proves his brilliance at putting the author on screen. Here, John Howard Davies is the cherubic...

McVicar | 1980 | Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith

Roger Daltrey co-produced and stars in this biographical drama about British bank robber John McVicar, labeled Britain’s public enemy number one in the 1960s. McVicar served more than 20 years in prison, where his defiance of rules and...

Hunted | Rank 1952 | Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley

Chase thriller starring Dirk Bogarde as a killer on the run who takes six-year-old runaway Jon Whiteley with him to prevent him from informing the police. cast Dirk Bogarde as Chris Lloyd Jon Whiteley as Robbie Elizabeth Sellars as Magda Lloyd Kay...

Thunder Rock | 1942 | Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen

The Boultings, who were taken out of army service by the MOI to film this propagandist play, give credit to Mutz Greenbaum for achieving the necessary effects on screen with the ghostly figures. The action takes place in a lighthouse (built at a...

Becket | 1964 | Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole

Two of the finest actors of their generation, Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, square off in this splendid production of Jean Anouilh’s 1959 play. The lifelong friendship of Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is...

The Stud | 1978 | Joan Collins, Oliver Tobias

With a script by Jackie Collins and a starring role for her sister Joan, this late 70s British sex offering is as trashy as you’d expect, but about as steamy as a Carry On film. Oliver Tobias is the titular totty, a shaggy-haired lothario...

Gumshoe | 1971 | Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw

Stephen Frear’s first feature casts Albert Finney as a Liverpool bingo-caller who is happiest in a dream world scripted by Dashiell Hammett and starring Humphrey Bogart. Acting out his fantasy, he inadvertently stumbles across a real-life...

Accident | 1967 | Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker

The second of Joseph Losey’s collaborations with playwright Harold Pinter (between The Servant and The Go-between) is, like the other two pictures, a keen analysis of the English class structure. However, Pinter’s oblique dialogue here...

Blow-Up | 1966 | David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave

In this suspenseful drama, Oscar nominated for best director and best picture, a trendy British photographer accidentally photographs what he believes is a crime. David Hemmings plays Thomas, a hot new photographer that shoots models by day and...

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