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Donald Pleasence
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Date of Birth: Oct 5, 1919

Country: UK

Biography: Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE, (5 October 1919 - 2 February 1995) was an English actor who gained more than 200 screen credits during his long career, often having been typecast as villainous and/or psychopathic characters, Pleasence is possibly best known for his work in two of cinema's most enduringly successful franchises: the James Bond and Halloween series. (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 145 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (145)
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Fatal Frames (1996)
Alex Ritt (Rick Gianasi), a music video director comes to Italy to direct a video for pop sensation Stefania Stella. He soon encounters a mysterious killer who videotapes his victims for the police. As the horrible murders continue, Ritt is unknowingly pushed into the killer's games and he soon becomes a target of the police. The video-killer is on the loose and Ritt must find out the truth before it's too late. (imdb)
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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael's child... (imdb)
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The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)
The film tells a story which takes place in an oriental city from the tales of thousand and one night... (imdb)
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The Advocate (1993)
In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is pushed to defend a pig, owned by the mysterious gypsy Samira. The pig has been arrested for the murder of a young boy. (imdb)
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Diên Biên Phú (1992)
An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and surrender of the French forces and France's eventual withdrawal from Vietnam. (imdb)
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Shadows and Fog (1991)
A small and insignificant bookkeeper, Kleinman, is awoken one night by his neighbours who wants him... (imdb)
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Buried Alive (1990)
A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearances of several students. (imdb)
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American risciò (1990)
A Miami college student finds himself framed for the murder of an evangelist's son. He hooks up with an Asian witch and a stripper to find the real killer and clear his name. (imdb)
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River of Death (1989)
An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit off more than they can chew. What with a nazi doctor still doing his experiments on people in the same place. (imdb)
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Ten Little Indians (1989)
Rehash of classic Agatha Christie story about 10 people who believe they have won a trip to go on an African safari, but are soon killed off one by one by an unknown murderer. (imdb)
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Paganini Horror (1989)
Rock and roll band purchases piece of music to record that were used in satanic rituals. Band decides to record and tape video of song in mansion where rituals took place. As one may guess, the spirits are summoned to commit mayhem and murder. (imdb)
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The House of Usher (1989)
An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that Roderick's brother Walter has gone insane, and Roderick himself isn't far behind. Can Ryan and Molly escape from the doomed mansion before the curse of Usher claims them as well? (imdb)
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A Caribbean Mystery (1989)
While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing. (imdb)
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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
It's one year since Halloween 4, and Michael survives being shot by the police. He continues his search for his niece... (imdb)
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Casablanca Express (1989)
In, 1942 a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him. (imdb)
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Phantom of Death (1988)
Police Comissioner Datti is investigating the murder of a female doctor whose murderer seems to be a thirty-fivish year old man. Soon another murder follows: Pianist Robert Dominici's girlfriend is found killed. The killer also challenges Datti on the phone and says he can't be caught since he has a secret which makes him invulnerable. In the meantime the clues seems to point in strange directions... (imdb)
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The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)
Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis. (imdb)
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Ten years ago, he changed the face of Halloween. Tonight...he's back! Infamous killer Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to find his long lost niece and fufill his destiny of murder and destruction! (Anchor Bay)
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The Commander (1988)
A man from the DEA, the U.S. Anti-Drug Agency, Has became corrupt, and is on the other side. To discover the truth, the agency infiltrate one of its best men in the band of mercenaries, one of the big bosses who are fighting in a war against a powerful drug trafficker... (DVD)
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Hanna
Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc. As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and trained by the British to serve as a commando.
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Last Platoon (1988)
After ex-cop and highly decorated war hero Chet Costa's Vietnamese girlfriend disappears, he accepts a risky mission: he shall blow up a bridge at the Vietnamese border to close the Vietcong's line of communication. He's given a group of prisoners to accompany him. Already on the way there their helicopter is shot down; a march through the wilderness begins. When his soldiers recognize that they're effectively on a suicide mission, they decide to get rid of their Seargent and to flee to Bangkok. (imdb)
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Nosferatu in Venice (1988)
A vampire hunter (Plummer) sails into Venice on a gondola seeking the undead one. He has been tracking him across the globe and is very close now to staking him where he lies before he is reawakened. Unfortunately he is revived by a seance and floats about the city, preying on aristocratic women and flamenco dancers looking for the look-alike descendant of a woman he once contaminated.
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Django Strikes Again (1987)
Former gunfighter Django has become a monk and abandoned his violent former ways. His daughter is kidnapped by rogue Hungarian soldiers using slave labor to run a silver mine. Django casts off his habit and digs up his machine gun to practise a little liberation theology. (imdb)
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Prince of Darkness (1987)
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (imdb)
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Warrior Queen (1987)
In ancient Pompeii, slaves are bought and sold for household chores and sex. A mysterious queen moves among the elite, meantime secretly helping the slaves to escape. Eventually her life is also in jeopardy, and as the volcano erupts she and the slaves attempt to escape while being chased by the military...
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Double Target (1987)
After several American and British military personnel are killed in suicide attacks throughout southeast Asia, the U.S. begins to suspect a plot by the Vietnam government. To uncover the truth, the U.S. army calls upon a former commando who is looking for his long-lost son in Vietnam. While his military commanders want to see the commando succeed in his mission, his political overseers have a different set of plans. (imdb)
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Spettri (1987)
During a routine archaeological study, a secret door is discovered leading to an undiscovered tomb. What lies within this tomb, a demon, if able to escape the tunnels, could threaten the lives of everyone above ground. It'll be up to Marcus (John Pepper), a member under renowned archaeologist Professor Lasky (Donald Pleasence)to seal the tunnels and stop this powerful demon who has designs on his temperamental actress girlfriend, Alice (Trine Michelsen). (imdb)
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Ground Zero (1987)
A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test
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Basements (1987)
Basements (1987) - TV Movie
"The Dumb Waiter" and "The Room" are a two-part miniseries entitled "Basements", starring John Travolta and Tom Conti, filmed in Canada and first televised in the United States on WABC-TV on 12 May 1987.
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Operation Nam (1986)
Ten years after the end of the war in Vietnam, four ex-Marines decide to return to S.E. Asia to investigate reports of American POWs still being held there. These four include Roger, whose daughter's just been married, the unemployed James, Mark, who's quit his job at an Arizona roadside tavern, and Richard, recently a patient at a mental hospital. In the jungles of S.E. Asia they discover American POWs but also find out about a U.S. Government plot to keep this knowledge a secret. (imdb)
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The Corsican Brothers (1985)
In the 18th century were born two siamese brothers on Corsica who paradoxically carry different feelings of hate and reconciliation in their blood. (imdb)
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Sotto il vestito niente (1985)
Thriller in Milan, Italy, where a serial killer uses scissors to assassinate top-models. A Yellowstone park ranger, from Usa, arrives in the city to protect his sister, but she has vanished. The guy will meet a lot of people and will know the (sometimes dangerous) world of international jet-set. But soon the killer will search for him too... (imdb)
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Phenomena (1985)
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. (imdb)
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The Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
An action adventure about a group of fortune hunters who search for gold and jewels in the jungles of South America. (allmovie.com)
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Black Arrow (1985)
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's exciting adventure novel, "Black Arrow" tells of the daring exploits of an expert bowman against the evil Sir Daniel. The action takes place during the War of the Roses in 15th century England. This historical conflict led to the accession of Henry VII.
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Frankenstein
The descendants of Baron Frankenstein return to the family castle to search for the family fortune that is supposed to be hidden there. (imdb)
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The Ambassador (1984)
An American ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO leader. (imdb)
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A Breed Apart (1984)
Jim Malden, a Vietnam veteran who has lost wife and child, lives as a recluse on an island full of rare birds. His only contacts with humanity are with Stella Clayton and her young son Adam, who have a small supply store on the mainland. One day, a mountain climber named Mike Walker brings a visit to the island to observe two very rare eagles; what he doesn't tell Malden is that he's hired by an egg collector to steal the eagles' eggs. (imdb)
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Terror in the Aisles (1984)
Donald Pleasance (Halloween I & II) and Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, Carrie) take us through some of Hollywood's most terrifying moments in horror history in this documentary-type movie, which features several of the finest horror, sci-fi, and crime drama films of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Included are 'Night of the Living Dead', 'Psycho', 'Jaws', 'Halloween I & II', and 'The Fog', as well as countless others. Be ready to be scared! (imdb)
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Master of the Game (1984)
Master of the Game (1984) - TV Mini-Series
Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is littered with revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. (imdb)
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Arch of Triumph (1984)
In Paris, before the Nazis penetrate into the city, an Austrian refugee doctor falls in love with a mysterious woman. The 2nd World War isn't the best environment for romanticism ... (imdb)
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The Devonsville Terror (1983)
Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town fathers. One of the women is a reincarnation of the witch, who proceeds to exact revenge on the town males. (imdb)
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Warrior of the Lost World (1983)
A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government. (imdb)
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To Kill a Stranger (1983)
Cristina Carver arrives in a Latin American country to spend some time with her TV-reporter husband. After a car accident one day, Cristina brings the helpful Col. Kostik home but kills him in self-defense when he violently attempts to rape and murder her. She covers up her act and hides the body, yet in spite of her husband's efforts to protect her, a local police detective starts to figure out what really happened.
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Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Efficient, but bitter and stubborn, barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts returns to his office in London, having recovered from a heart attack. He is subsequently invited to defend Leonard Stephen Vole, who is the prime suspect in a murder case. Leonard is a former soldier that fought in World War II and is married to his beloved German wife Christine Helm Vole. He is unemployed and accused of seducing and murdering the wealthy middle-aged single woman, Emily French, to inherit 80,000 pounds. (imdb)
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Alone in the Dark (1982)
A trio of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house. (imdb)
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The Barchester Chronicles (1982)
The serial was an adaptation of the Barchester novels: _The Warden_ and _Barchester Towers_ written by Anthony Trollope. (Wikipedia)
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Escape from New York (1981)
In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
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Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from ww-ii. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. Helicopter pilot Barney helps Gibbie against them, risking his life thereby. (imdb)
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Halloween II (1981)
Picking up precisely where its predecessor left off, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding maniac they left for dead in the first Halloween. It seems the inhuman Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge as he stalks the deserted halls of the hospital where his sister lays waiting. As he gets closer and closer to his terrified target, Dr. Loomis discovers the chilling mystery behind the crazed psychopath's savage actions. (Universal)
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Blade on the Feather (1980)
A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be. (imdb)
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The Monster Club (1980)
A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs. In the end, it's recognized he's the greatest monster of all ... (imdb)
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The Pumaman (1980)
Low-budget superhero flick about a young man given a mystical medallion by a South American shaman, in order to become a puma- empowered champion like his father before him. In trying to locate the young man initially, the shaman has the nasty habit of pushing candidates out windows to test them ("Nope, not him.") (imdb)
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Jaguar Lives! (1979)
A world's new kung-fu hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs and help save the world from an evil con (Christopher Lee). (imdb)
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Better Late Than Never (1979)
Harry Landers is a feisty senior citizen who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home run by a dour Ms. Davis, in which Harry leads a revolt by the other goated senior citizen residents against the establishment.
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Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)
An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure. (imdb)
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Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and an young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions. (imdb)
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Jig-Saw (1979)
Romain (Lino Ventura) lost his wife in a forest fire, and his son, who blamed him for the death, left France for Canada. Romain is called to Canada to identify the corpse of a murder victim believed to his son. When the murdered man turns out to be someone else, his son automatically becomes the chief suspect in the murder. (allmovie.com)
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The French Atlantic Affair (1979)
A luxury liner is hijacked by terrorists. (imdb)
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (imdb)
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Dracula (1979)
When a schooner is wrecked off Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and with his daughter Lucy, her friend Mina, and with Jonathan Harker, Lucy's solicitor fiance. But almost immediately, Mina dies from loss of blood, and just possibly this may not be a coincidence. (imdb)
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Halloween (1978)
Fifteen years ago, Michael Myers brutally murdered his sister. Now, after escaping from a mental hospital, he's back to relive his grisly crime again, and again...and again. (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
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Blood Relatives (1978)
Montreal: Late at night the teenage Patricia flees into a police department, covered all over with blood. She states together with her cousin she took shelter from rain in an entry way on their way home from a party, when an unknown man threatened them, forced her cousin to perform oral sex and then killed her. Patricia could barely escape. The police starts searching among the known sex criminals - but then Patricia changes her statement and states her brother Andrew was the murderer. (imdb)
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Night Creature (1978)
A ferocious leopard is loose on an eccentric big game hunter's island and is stalking a group of unexpected visitors.
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Sgt. Pepper
Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry. (imdb)
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The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978)
Based on the true story of the attempted defection in 1970 by a Lithuanian seaman seeking political asylum in the United States. Kudirka was denied asylum and returned to the Soviets, charged with treason, and sentenced to ten years of hard labor. It was later discovered and verified that his mother had been born in Brooklyn and gone to Lithuania at a young age, which meant she was a U. S. citizen. As a result, Kudirka was declared a U. S. citizen and in 1974 released by the Soviets.
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Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)
Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well as other gifts, in exchange for her affections. In the course of fighting over this development, tensions between Frank and Janie escalate out of control until he is holding her hostage in a standoff with the police... (imdb)
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The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals. (imdb)
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The Bastard (1978)
Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution. (imdb)
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Centennial (1978)
Centennial (1978) - TV Mini-Series
The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s. (imdb)
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Power Play (1978)
A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the regime. However, the planned coup's leader, an infantry colonel, finds that in order to get the support he needs he must work with people he neither respects nor trusts, and soon comes to believe that their main opponent, the country's fearsome chief of the secret police, has planted a spy in their midst. (imdb)
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Telefon (1977)
The KGB's looking for one of their people, a man named Dalchimsky because he has stolen something important but unfortunately he manages to get through the border. Later in the U.S. some seemingly ordinary people after receiving a phone call go out and destroy key American military installations... (imdb)
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) - TV Mini-Series
A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts. (imdb)
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The Uncanny (1977)
Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror. (TCM.com)
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Oh, God! (1977)
When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world. (imdb)
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Goldenrod (1976)
A champion rodeo rider receives crippling injuries in the ring, resulting in the ending of his career. When his wife deserts him, he's left with the responsibility of raising two young sons with no job and no prospects.
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Hindle Wakes (1976)
Study and subversion of social morality and mores circa early 1900s, concerning two young people who enjoy a one-night stand, only to be forced by their respective families to get married when the girl falls pregnant.
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The Last Tycoon (1976)
F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death. (imdb)
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Land of the Minotaur (1976)
A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence must save them from the hands of this evil! (imdb)
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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Oberst Steiner, a German parachute unit commander, is sent to England on a covert mission to kidnap Prime Minister Winston Churchill and bring him to Berlin. (imdb)
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The Passover Plot (1976)
Jewish people, oppressed by the Roman Empire, are expecting a messiah. Yeshua decides to accept this role and to enact the prophecies overcoming the pain with his conviction and the death by consuming a death-simulating drug.
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Trial by Combat (1976)
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion and Colonel Cook from Scotland Yard. (imdb)
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The Devil Within Her (1975)
A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange deaths, the one common factor being the presence of a baby in pram at the scene... (imdb)
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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home? (imdb)
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Hearts of the West (1975)
Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried to rob him. During his escape, Lewis stumbles on to the set of a Wild West movie and through mishap and chance becomes a star of Hollywood Westerns. (imdb)
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Journey Into Fear (1975)
This remake of the Orson Welles film stars Sam Waterston as a researcher who finds himself entangled in intrigue and danger in Turkey. (allmovie.com)
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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (imdb)
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The Freakmaker (1974)
Students have been going missing from the local college, and the one person who knows what's happened to them is Dr. Noller, a rogue biologist. Not satisfied with the pace of natural selection in driving evolution, Noller wants to push things further by creating his own genetically engineered creations. Having already created some amazing specimins by mixing the DNA of plants and animals, the doctor has now set his sights higher, and want to work on modifying humans, as well. (imdb)
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La loba y la Paloma (1974)
A young woman just released from a mental institution returns home to her mansion and faces a new set of horrors.
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Watch Out, We
Kid (Hill) and Ben (Spencer) tie in a race to win a red dune buggy with a yellow top. During Kid and Ben's hotdog and beer contest, to see who will keep the the dune buggy, a local mob demolishes it! Kid and Ben want revenge...and the replacement of their buggy! (imdb)
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The Black Windmill (1974)
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself. (imdb)
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Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that kidnapping her will draw tourists to his country. Barry and his mates set out to rescue her and bring her back to Australia. (imdb)
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Columbo: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)
A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Lt. Columbo is on the case. (imdb)
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The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water (1973)
The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water stands prepared to trap unwary children playing near water. (BFI)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973)
Musical version of the story in which Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (imdb)
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From Beyond the Grave (1973)
Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer (Peter Cushing) who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him. Stories include "The Gate Crasher" with David Warner who frees an evil enity from an antique mirror, "An Act of Kindness" featuring Donald Pleasence, "The Elemental", and "The Door". (imdb)
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Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
A psychiatrist in a high tech modern mental asylum, Dr. Tremayne (Donald Pleasence), discusses a bold new psychiatric theory with colleague Dr. Nicholas (Jack Hawkins). Tremayne uses four patients who went insane - Paul, Timothy, Brian and Auriol - to illustrate the theory, presenting each in turn to Nicholas. (wikipedia.org)
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The Pied Piper (1972)
Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local apothecary who's a Jew seeks a treatment for the plague; the priests charge him with witchcraft. (imdb)
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Raw Meat (1972)
There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish. (imdb)
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The Jerusalem File (1972)
An American student starts working with his Arab colleague while putting all politics aside. However, is his colleague just a regular Joe? Set around the time of Arab-Israeli Six Day War. (imdb)
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Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages. (imdb)
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Wedding in White (1972)
A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone back, the girl finds that she's pregnant--and discovers that her parents don't blame the soldier, but blame her. (imdb)
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Innocent Bystanders (1972)
Innocent Bystanders stars Stanley Baker as a Bondlike British secret service agent. In collaboration with fellow spies Geraldine Chaplin and Dana Andrews, Baker is sent behind the Iron Curtain to locate a Russian scientist who has escaped from Siberia. There's a likelihood that the scientist was permitted to escape so that he can spy on the Good Guys. Baker must decide if the escapee is to be rescued or eliminated. (allrovi.com)
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THX 1138 (1971)
George Lucas adapted this, his first film, from a short he made at University. THX 1138, LUH 3417, and SEN 5241 attempt to escape from a futuristic society located beneath the surface of the Earth. The society has outlawed sex, with drugs used to control the people. THX 1138 stops taking the drugs, and gets LUH 3417 pregnant. They are both thrown in jail where they meet SEN 5241 and start to plan their escape. (imdb)
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Wake in Fright (1971)
John Grant is a young teacher. At the start of school holidays, he plans to travel to Sydney to visit his girlfriend. To do so, Grant must first journey to the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as "The Yabba") to catch his flight. At the Yabba, Grant meets several locals, including a policeman, Jock, who encourages him to drink beer non-stop, and introduces Grant to Two-up. At first, Grant has a winning streak, but then loses all his money, and finds himself unable to leave the Yabba.
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Kidnapped (1971)
When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck escaping from Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culludon. When the ship's captain tries to kill Breck for his money the two manage to get to land and set out for Edinburgh dodging the ruthless Redcoats. (imdb)
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Soldier Blue (1970)
After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp... (imdb)
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Mr. Freedom (1969)
Mr. Freedom, a pro-America superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him.
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The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
An eccentric Parisian woman's optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others. (TCM.com)
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Will Penny (1968)
Will Penny, an ageing cowpoke, takes a job on a ranch which requires him to ride the line of the property looking for trespassers or, worse, squatters... (imdb)
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The Night of the Generals (1967)
The murder of a prostitute in Nazi occupied Warsaw draws Wehrmacht Major Grau into an investigation where the evidence points to one of three high ranking Generals. The trail leads Grau from Warsaw to Paris and straight into the 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, of which two of the Generals are deeply involved. Grau's case goes unfinished and it is not until 1965 when the true killer is brought to justice. (imdb)
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Matchless (1967)
This action-packed romp pokes fun at James Bond while supplying a bounty of chases, espionage and pretty girls. American journalist Perry Liston (Patrick O'Neal) is suddenly thrust into the spy game when he acquires a ring that can make him temporarily invisible. Perry is recruited to steal secrets from master criminal Gregori Andreanu (Donald Pleasence) but finds himself the target of several foreign agents who want to abscond with his ring. (Netflix)
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You Only Live Twice (1967)
Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.
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Cul-de-sac (1966)
A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals... (imdb)
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Fantastic Voyage (1966)
A surgical team is miniaturized and inserted into a dying man. (imdb)
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Eye of the Devil (1966)
Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season. He asks his wife and children to remain in London, but they still come after him. His wife Catherine de Montfaucon soon discovers that her husband is acting mysteriously and that his employees are following old pagan rituals that call for the life of the marquis himself to save the crops. (imdb)
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
The life of Jesus Christ. (imdb)
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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo. (imdb)
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The Great Escape (1963)
Several hundred Allied POWs plan a mass escape from a German POW camp. (imdb)
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The Caretaker (1963)
Aston (Robert Shaw), a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in a top-floor cluttered room of a small abandoned house in a poor London district. He befriends and takes in Mac Davies (Donald Pleasence), an old derelict who has been fired from a menial job in a café. In time Aston offers him a job as caretaker of the house... (imdb)
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Lisa (1962)
When the end came for World War II, many Jews were spread around the free world and desired to return to Palestine. Lisa Held (Dolores Hart) has been promised to be returned to her native land. Inspector Peter Jongman (Stephen Boyd) of the Dutch secret police compassionately makes the arrangements for her to be smuggled into her home land. (imdb)
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Dr. Crippen (1962)
The real-life story of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, who was hanged in London in 1910 for poisoning his wife so he could be with his young lover. But was he truly guilty of murder? (imdb)
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What a Carve Up! (1961)
Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead. (imdb)
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The Shakedown (1960)
After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police woman, but when she is recognised, the police need to move in on the operation, before Cortona can take his revenge.
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A Story of David (1960)
King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. Saul's son, and David's best friend, Jonathan, conspires to help David, who is reluctant to fight back against his own people, the Israelites. (imdb)
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The Risk (1960)
UK scientists find a cure for plague but their government, fearing its military-biological potential, keeps the discovery secret until a scientist is duped into giving it to a foreign power. (imdb)
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Sons and Lovers (1960)
The son of a working-class British mining family has dreams of pursuing an art career, but when he strikes up an affair with an older woman from the town it enrages his jealous mother. (tcm.com)
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Circus of Horrors (1960)
In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, deformed by bombs from the war. Later he becomes the owner of the circus, and continues transforming disfigured women into the beautiful stars of his show... (imdb)
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Hell Is a City (1960)
Inspector Martineau rightly guesses that after a violent jailbreak a local criminal will head home to Manchester to pick up the spoils from his last job. Martineau is soon investigating a murder during a street robbery which seems to lead back to the same villain. Concentrating on the case and using his local contacts to try and track the gang down, he is aware he is not keeping his own personal life together as well as he might. (Jeremy Perkins)
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The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Robert Knox requires cadavers for his research into the functioning of the human body; local ne'er-do-wells Burke and Hare find ways to provide him with fresh specimens... (imdb)
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The Battle of the Sexes (1959)
Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his company into the 20th century. The staff, lead by Mr. Martin, have other ideas and a battle between the old and new business methods breaks out. (imdb)
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Look Back in Anger (1959)
A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values. (imdb)
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Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959)
A fight between Slave traders and Railroad Track builders breaks lose in East Africa.
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The Man Inside (1958)
A bookkeeper for a jeweler steals a priceless jewel and flees across Europe. A detective tracking her across the continent soon discovers that he's not the only one looking for her and begins to suspect that there's more to the case than just an ordinary jewel theft. (imdb)
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The Wind Cannot Read (1958)
The Wind Cannot Read is a tearful British star crossed romance effort set against the backdrop of World War II. RAF officer Dirk Bogarde is assigned to learn Japanese in order to interrogate prisoners. His language instructor is the lovely Yoko Tani, daughter of an anti-Tojo businessman. Bogarde and Tani fall in love and secretly marry. Not long afterward, Borgarde is captured and tortured by the Japanese. (allrovi.com)
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A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
British barrister Sydney Carton lives an insubstantial and unhappy life. He falls under the spell of Lucie Manette, but Lucie marries Charles Darnay. When Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned family retainer, he becomes entangled in the snares of the brutal French Revolution and is himself jailed and condemned to the guillotine. But Sydney Carton, in love with a woman he cannot have, comes up with a daring plan to save her husband. (imdb)
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The Two-Headed Spy (1958)
World War II spy thriller supposedly based on true story. British secret agent successfully infiltrates Nazi military, achieves rank of general during WWII. He gains full confidence of entire Nazi high command, including Fuhrer Adolf Hitler himself, save one suspecting German officer. All the while the spy passes war-winning information to Allies assisted by two loyal Berlin contacts, first a man then a nightclub singer. (imdb)
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Barnacle Bill (1957)
Captain Ambrose comes from a long line of distinguished sailors...but is all too susceptible to seasickness. After the war, he buys himself a nautical command on shore; a decrepit amusement pier at the British resort town Sandcastle-on-Sea, whose prim town council has outlawed arcade games as a form of gambling! (imdb)
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Decision Against Time (1957)
The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway Aero-Manufacturing Company of Wolverhampton, Mitchell is to take the company's new rocket-propulsion transport plane up for tests, fully loaded and carrying two important passengers - Ministry official Crabtree and buyer's representative Ashmore... (imdb)
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1984 (1956)
In a futuristic, state-run society controlled by "Big Brother" in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime. (IMDb)
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The Black Tent (1956)
During the British retreat, David Holland (Anthony Steel) takes shelter with a Bedouin tribe and marries the sheik's daughter (Anna-Maria Sandri). He dies, however, while trying to rejoin his regiment. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955)
A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil machinations of Prince John while good King Richard was away at the Crusades. The series was primarily intended for children, and was unusual in that it frequently re-used the same actors in different roles, or different actors in a recurring roles. (imdb)
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Value for Money (1955)
A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to take him for all he's got and he's quite happy to be taken. (imdb)
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The Beachcomber (1954)
Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, psalm-singing" brother-sister missionary team of Martha and Owen Jordans, and the Honourable Ted - a hard-drinking, womanizing social outcast whose English family pays him to stay away. Martha and Ted become an unlikely team when cholera threatens the islands and they must do their best to stop its spread. (imdb)
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)
BBC Television's live production of George Orwell's "1984". (archive.org)
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