Date of Birth: Sep 24, 1920
Biography: Marks was a poet, playwright, screenwriter and, during World War II, he was the head British cryptographer in the code department of the SOE. Breaking his father's letter pricing code at the family book shop Marks & Co. at age eight, Marks showed a growing interest in deciphering codes. He pursued a long and sometimes controversial postwar career as a writer for stage and screen, culminating in the film Peeping Tom, which hurt the reputation of its leading British director, Michael Powell.
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Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)
Summary: Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, marry and have a baby girl when Violette Szabo receives the dreaded telegram informing her of his death in North Africa. Shortly afterwards, Violette is approached to join the SOE (Special Operations Executive). (imdb)
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Summary: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care. (imdb)
Summary: An American World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife. (imdb)
Summary: A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers. (imdb)
Undercovers Hero (1974)
Summary: In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As British Major Robinson he is hidden in Madame Grenier's Parisian brothel, right under the nose of the Nazi clients, such as Gestapo agent Herr Schroeder... (imdb)
Twisted Nerve (1968)
Summary: Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him, and a mongoliod brother shut away in an institution, is it any wonder he retreats into an alternate personality... that of six year old Georgie? (imdb)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Summary: At his execution, Jesus is tempted by an alluring image of a peaceful and pleasant life with Mary Magdelene to try to get him to refuse the sacrifice he must make (imdb)
A Very British Psycho (1997)
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Summary: A documentary about the film Peeping Tom. How and why it was made, how the uniformly bad reaction from the critics at the time affected everybody concerned and how it is regarded now. Interviews with the cast and writer and with film critics past and present. Older critics still try to justify their bad reviews, some referring to it as a "snuff movie" despite the fact that the only death we see is that of the killer. (imdb)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Summary: A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.
The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)
Summary: A writer, Tucker Harding, is hired to cover an article on the hydrogen-bomb test, Nevada, 1952. While there, radiation mutates her code/soul, spawning in her the ability to travel through time by force of will. Not long after she is murdered by a woman from the future, Ofelia, intent on securing her own ability to time travel. However, before her death Tucker travels to the year 1997 where she meets Drew, a failed writer who has been infected with Tuckers original mutation since birth.