Tag: Felix Aylmer

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 Running Man | 1963 | Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick,

Not one of Carol Reed’s better thrillers, but still done with consummate technical skill. It’s all about an insurance fraud. Laurence Harvey fakes his death in a plane crash at sea, and then makes his way to Malaga, where he’s...

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...

The Chalk Garden | 1964 | Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills

In this compelling drama based on the Edith Bagnold play, a governess sets out to help a troubled teen acting out for her mother’s attention. The governess Madrigal (Deborah Kerr) is a determined young woman recently released from prison after...

Bank Holiday | 1938 | John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood

Insubstantial but amusing ensemble piece following the adventures of a bunch of characters stranded in Brighton on a bank holiday. Well-crafted and featuring a host of character actors, many of whom would go on to greater things (especially...

Hostile Witness | 1968 | Ray Milland, Sylvia Syms

A British barrister vows revenge when his daughter is killed in a hit-and-run accident. He is subsequently accused of committing an unrelated murder, and the finger of suspicion in his daughter’s death begins to points to him as well. The...

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The Viewer's Guide to Film intends to be a comprehensive guide to the very best of cinema from the earliest silent era, through to the golden age of Hollywood and on to today's biggest blockbusters.

Each entry on the site includes a capsule review/plot overview, along with cast and crew credits, images and trailers where available.