Tag: Frank Finlay

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...

The Ploughman’s Lunch | 1983 | Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry

ever one to shy away from the unpalatable, writer Ian McEwan (in his first feature screenplay) here casts a cold eye over personal and professional misconduct at the height of the Falklands conflict. Director Richard Eyre (Iris) brings to the...

Robbery | 1967 | Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet

A humdrum thriller based on the Great Train Robbery of the Royal Mail in the early 1960s. The cast are all kitted out in sharp suits, speaking in dodgy dialogue and generally embodying the decade’s idea of ultra cool. However, apart from a...



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