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How a ship having passed the line was driven by storms to the cold country towards the south pole. (imdb)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973) - TV Movie
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)
A boy on the cusp of his 13th birthday finds himself acting as a go-between in a forbidden love affair while visiting a friend's upper class estate.
A Christmas Carol (1971) - TV Special
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
This melodrama explores the relationship between tenants in a boarding house. Included are a street musician, an ex-school teacher, and an angry young man who brings chaos to their quiet lives. (allrovi.com)
Historical reenactment of the air war in the early days of World War Two for control of the skies over Britain as the new Luftwaffa and the Royal Air Force determine whether or not an invasion can take place. (imdb)
In this updated musical version of the James Hilton novel, Peter O'Toole plays Chips, the shy professor who falls in love with a musical-comedy actress (played by Petula Clark), complete with flamboyant friends and a racy past. Directorial debut of Herbert Ross ("The Turning Point"). (imdb)
David Copperfield (1969) - TV Movie
This lackluster 1970 version of Charles Dickens' classic novel, David Copperfield (made as a film twice before) turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield (Robin Phillips) as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters are all trotted out in choppy flashbacks as David remembers his life as a young orphan, brought to London and passed around from relatives, to guardians, to boarding school. (allmovie.com)
Philip Scott, head of a successful toy company, is also secretly the head of a British spy unit. When his cover is blown, enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his operatives. (imdb)
Heidi (1968) - TV Movie
Made-for-television adaptation of Johanna Spyri's classic children's tale about an orphaned girl who goes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Jennifer Edwards, the then-10-year-old daughter of Blake Edwards and Patricia Walker, stars as the title character. (allrovi.com)
Quinn plays Johann Moritz, a Romanian peasant who experiences the horrors of World War II when the Nazis invade his country. Because local police chief Dobresco (Gregoire Aslan) is anamorous towards Moritz's wife Suzanna (Virna Lisi), he has the lowly fieldhand falsely labeled a Jew and sent to a work camp. Moritz's troubles continue to mount, as his wife is threatened with losing their property unless she divorces him. (allmovie.com)
Mr. Dickens of London (1967) - TV Movie
The ghost of Charles Dickens materializes in 20th century London and escorts actress Juliet Mills on a tour of some of the locales important to Dickens both in his own life and his novels. Included is Redgrave's bravura dramatic recreation of a public reading by Dickens as he must have done it during his own lifetime.
Alice in Wonderland (1966) - TV Movie
Lewis Carroll adaptation.
Rod Taylor is Cassidy, a boisterous boy who digs ditches to support his mother and sister. In his spare time, Cassidy is active with the Irish revolutionary movement against the occupying British. He still finds time enough for romance, notably with trashy chorine Julie Christie and timid librarian Maggie Smith... (All Movie Guide)
WWII, in a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert. Prisoners are persecuted by Staff Sergeant Williams, who made them climb again and again, under the heavy sun, an artificial hill built right in the middle of the camp. Harris is a more human and compassionate guard, but the chief, S.M. Wilson, refuses to disown his subordinate Williams. One day, five new prisoners arrive. Each of them will deal in a different way with the authority and Williams' ferocity. (imdb)
Set in German-occupied Norway, this is an embellished account of the remarkable efforts of the Norwegian resistance to sabotage the German development of the atomic bomb... (imdb)
The Great War (1964) - TV Mini-Series
The canonical history of the first world war.
Hedda Gabler (1963) - TV Movie
Hedda Gabler has just come back from her honeymoon, married to boring but reliable academic George Tesman (Michael Redgrave). Refusing to tie herself down in life and name, Hedda is banking on George being appointed a professorship to secure a better life for the young couple. However, the arrival of cleaned up ex-lover Eilert threatens to destroy everything. Included is the bonus play, The Lady from the Sea starring Eileen Atkins and Denholm Elliott. (amazon.com)
An elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Yelena, visit a rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Two friends, Vanya, brother of the Professor's late first wife, who has long managed the estate, and Astrov, the local Doctor, both fall under Yelena's spell, while bemoaning the ennui of their provincial existence.
A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (imdb)
In the English Channel John Sands, captain of a small rescue ship, finds the freighter Mary Deare drifting. Although there's only a little fire, the whole crew seems to have left the ship. John's already looking forward to a large salvage fee, but then he finds first officer Gerald Patch still on board, who sends him away... (imdb)
An Irish rebel leader becomes addicted to violence. (TCM.com)
An American economist gets caught between Communists and colonialists in Indochina. (TCM.com)
Newly qualified surgeon takes the blame, for his drug addict colleague, after the death their patient, through neglect. (imdb)
When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But when Colin becomes an assistant to the Judge, who is about to try Percy for his latest escapade, Percy and his gang have to come up with a plan, to stop them meeting in court. (imdb)
Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's father, David Graham, a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in from Canada to visit his son on death row. Alec repudiates his father's attempts for a final reconciliation. (imdb)
An American boy and a French girl run away from a Swiss school making for Paris to reunite with their parents. The boy's father (Gene Kelly) and the girl's mother (Barbara Laage) join forces, despite cultural differences, to search for their kids (imdb)
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)
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin... (imdb)
The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. (imdb)
At a fashionable dinner party in Hong Kong a pilot is coaxed into revealing details of a dream in which eight persons take off from Bangkok in a Dakota bound for Tokyo and crash in the Japanese mountains. (imdb)
An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger. (imdb)
The Green Scarf may be set in France, but its cast, crew, and overall tone is impeccably British. Michael Redgrave, hidden beneath a mattress of whiskers, portrays a French lawyer who takes on a seemingly hopeless case. His client, Kieron Moore, is a blind deaf-mute seaman accused of murder. Moore has already confessed to the crime, but Redgrave is sworn to give the best defense possible. At times, however, it is the dullest defense possible, despite a few random spurts of imagination. (allmovie.com)
In the North Sea in 1944, passengers of a downed RAF transport aircraft talk about their lives while awaiting rescue in their dinghy.
Jack Worthing lives in the country with his pretty ward Cecily Cardew. But in the city, he goes by the name of Earnest and is in love with Gwendolyn Fairfax (imdb)
The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who made the first movie camera. (imdb)
On the last day of term at a boys private school, a new master arrives to familiarise himself. His predecessor, Crocker-Harris is much hated in the school but his younger wife seems more popular and not only with the pupils (imdb)
In this Freudian version of the Bluebeard tale, a young, trust-funded New Yorker goes to Mexico on vacation before marrying an old friend whom she considers a safe choice for a husband. However, there she finds her dream man -- a handsome, mysterious stranger who spots her in a crowd... (imdb)
Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Orestaia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Agamem--er... (imdb)
A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power. (imdb)
Told in flashback, this movie opens with a scene of a seventeen-year-old boy, Francis Andrews (Sir Richard Attenborough), being brutally lashed during a police interrogation, in which the boy thinks back to what placed him in this situation. He betrayed the crew of a smuggling ship whose master, Richard Carlyon, was also his guardian. Some of the smugglers are caught, but Carlyon escapes, and then begins his search for Andrews. Carlyon was quite fond of the boy, but knew him for a coward.
In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war. (imdb)
An MP who had been reportedly killed in action during the war, unexpectedly returns to his family, only to find that his wife has been persuaded to take his seat in the House of Commons.
Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare (imdb)
Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive... (imdb)
A Diary for Timothy (1945) - Short Film
Baby Timothy James Jenkins is born on 3rd September 1944, as an end to the war appears finally within reach. What does the future hold in store for him? (screenonline.org.uk)
A foreign correspondent becomes a lighthouse keeper in despair at the outside world and lives a fantasy life until he finds the spirit to return.
Wartime propaganda piece reporting on the success of the economic blockade of Germany in the early years of the war. (imdb)
Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants... (imdb)
In 1840 two rival steamship companies race to see who should have the best cargo between England and America. Two brothers are involved, one on each ship. (imdb)
Based on Aimee Stuart's play. Little Scots girl decides to use her inheritance for a "grand tour" of the Continent. (imdb)
Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny who gets him to marry her and return home as local schoolteacher before finishing his degree. Compromised, Davey's situation worsens as he realises Jenny still loves her former boyfriend. When he finds that his father and the other miners are going to have to continue working on a possibly deadly coal seam, he decides to act. (imdb)
A passerby witnesses a murder through the windows of a passing train. He then tries to track down the killer. (imdb)
Mild sibling rivalry between identical twin sisters Sylvina and Martina intensifies when one of the girls tricks the other's sweetheart into proposing to the wrong twin. (imdb)
While traveling in continental Europe, a young British couple realize that a passenger seems to have been kidnapped from their train. (imdb)