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Ian Bannen
June 29, 1928 - November 3, 1999 (age 71)
Ian Bannen (29 June 1928 – 3 November 1999) was a Scottish character actor and occasional leading man.
Bannen was known for starring as Christopher Lowe in From Beyond the Grave (1974), Jim Prideaux in the BBC production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) and Jackie O'Shea in Waking Ned Devine (1998). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Flight of the Phoenix... full bio
Waking Ned Devine
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 31min
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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
The Hill
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 3min
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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.
From Beyond the Grave
[1974]
 
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Movie | Fantasy, Horror | 1h 37min
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An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.
Too Late the Hero
[1970]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, War | 2h 25min
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A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.
Best
[2000]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 42min
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The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Penelope
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 37min
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Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of $60,000.
Fright
[1971]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 27min
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Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution.
Documentary | Action, Documentary | 53min
In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen:The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix takes you into the history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema that spans a 20-year period. This one features action scenes from 16 action-packed movies featuring action gurus, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme and many more. The DVD edition features... see more
Jane Eyre
[1970]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
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Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she and Edward Rochester, owner of Thornfeild and Adele's guardian, fall in love. Suddenly, when Jane is about to win the happiness she deserves, a dark secret comes to light, and it will take all of her courage, love... see more
Doomwatch
[1972]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 32min
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.
Taliesin Jones
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 33min
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A lonely boy, from a broken family, becomes inspired by faith healers.
The Driver's Seat
[1974]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
Mentally disturbed spinster Lise experiences a series of bizarre encounters in Rome as she searches for someone to murder her.
Original Sin
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 50min
Peverell Press, respected London publishing house with two hundred years of tradition, is taken over by new management. Gerard Etienne, new yuppie CEO, wants to implement radical changes. Soon he is found dead under bizzare circumstances. Commander Adam Dalgliesh, policeman in charge of the investigation, is convinced that the reasons for the death lie in the sinister past.
The Voyage
[1974]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in to rekindle her lust of life. Soon, Adriana begins having dizzy spells. Cesar helps her to a specialist, and the diagnosis is not good. She has an incurable disease... see more
The Sailor from Gibraltar
[1967]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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In Italy, a vacationing Englishman leaves his girlfriend for a wealthy mysterious American widow who's sailing the seas in search of her long-lost sailor friend.
Doctor Finlay
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Following his service in World War II, Dr. Finlay returns to the practice at Arden House, at a time when the National Health Service is about to be instituted.
The Treaty
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History | 1h 47min
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A faithful depiction of how the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic, represented by Michael Collins, and the British government was concluded after high-stakes negotiations in 1921.
Mister Moses
[1965]
 
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Movie | Adventure | 1h 55min
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In 1960s Kenya, American snake-oil salesman and diamond smuggler Joe Moses is chased out of many villages and pursued by the authorities until fate entrusts him with helping a native tribe that believes he is a holy man.
George's Island
[1989]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1h 29min
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This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home, and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an eyeball. They then go to Georges island to try and find the treasure of Captain Kidd.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 7h
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Station Six-Sahara
[1963]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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A beautiful blonde (Baker) joins a small group of men running an oil station in the Sahara Desert and starts the emotions soaring.
Circles in a Forest
[1989]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
Saul Barnard grew up in a family of woodcutters. The woodcutters are scared of the elephants in the forest, but there's one elephant that never seems to threaten Saul. Tired of being exploited by wood buyers, Saul takes a stand and his father chases him away. He goes to work on the wood buyer MacDonald's wood yard, where he gets to know MacDonald's daughter, Kate, and falls in love with her. After... see more
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
[1980]
 
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TV Movie | Horror, Thriller | 1h 55min
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Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respectable Victorian scientist, concocts a drug which releases another side to his personality - a brutal, murderous alter ego.
The Risk
[1960]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 21min
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.
A French Mistress
[1960]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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The boys of Melbury Primary School are plunged into turmoil when the new French Master turns out to be a Mistress! Madelin Leforge's (the French Mistress) effect on the boys is swift and amazing. Suddenly everyone wants extra French Lessons just to glimpse the teacher in revealing shorts and bikinis. As discipline crumbles, a scandal explodes when the Head discovers the mademoiselle's mother was an... see more
Ashenden
[1991]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h 40min
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Four-part drama about a writer recruited into espionage work by British intelligence during the First World War. Based on the writings of Somerset Maugham
Braveheart
[1995]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 58min
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Gandhi
[1982]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 11min
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Damage
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 51min
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.
Jesus of Nazareth
[1977]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History | 6h 22min
Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
Hope and Glory
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 53min
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A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school.
The Flight of the Phoenix
[1965]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 2h 22min
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.
Gorky Park
[1983]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 8min
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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government.
Ghost Dad
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 23min
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Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he gets into a cab that is driven by a maniac, and Elliot crashes and the next thing he knows he is floating around and finds himself in the lab of a scientist who studies paranormal. Elliot asks the scientist to send... see more
Eye of the Needle
[1981]
 
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Movie | Romance, Thriller, War | 1h 52min
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
The Inglorious Bastards
[1978]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, War | 1h 39min
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In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony, the thief Nick and the coward Berle are transported to a military prison. However, the convoy is attacked by the Germans and they survive and flee with the intention of cross the border of Switzerland. Along their journey, they fight against a German platoon and capture the German prisoner... see more
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
[1979]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Thriller | 4h 50min
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a TV mini-series starring Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, and Anthony Bate. In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent...
The Watcher in the Woods
[1980]
 
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Movie | Family, Horror, Mystery | 1h 24min
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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.
The Offence
[1973]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 52min
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A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.
Bite the Bullet
[1975]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Western | 2h 12min
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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.
The MacKintosh Man
[1973]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 38min
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Defense of the Realm
[1986]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 36min
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After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.
To Walk with Lions
[1999]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 1h 48min
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve "Kora" from dangerous poachers.
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
[2000]
 
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TV Special | Family
2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal. Films contending for the awards (Best Picture) includes: American Beauty (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Insider (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999) and The Green Mile (1999). Other categories had movies such as The Matrix (1999), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Being John Malkovich (1999), among others as nominees.
The Lady and the Highwayman
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 1h 30min
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Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.
Crossing the Line
[1990]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Sport | 1h 33min
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An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.
Speaking of the Devil
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 35min
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Bull Webster is a taxi driver with some work problems on his hands: the Spider Corporation, a giant financial holding company, has decided to buy out his taxi co-operative in order to make it go bankrupt and purchase its land at a low cost. Bull is almost driven to desperation, but then he finds the winning ticket in his pocket to a lottery with the biggest prize of all time: $150 million! With money... see more
Night Crossing
[1982]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, History | 1h 47min
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Two men want to escape from East Germany but they will only go if they can take their families with them.
The Ray Bradbury Theatre
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 23min
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A Canadian-produced anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.
A Tale of Two Cities
[1958]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 57min
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.
Sweeney!
[1977]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 29min
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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge and suspended from the force, with his partner and best mate George Carter unable to help, Jack must rely on his wits to evade deadly government hitmen and expose the... see more
The Politician's Wife
[1995]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h 5min
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A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.
The Fifteen Streets
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 44min
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In northern England around 1900, the worker John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He falls in love with Mary, the teacher of his highly intelligent younger sister Kathy and daughter of a rich family. Their love is doomed by the social difference, but the vigorous Mary refuses to allow outer circumstances destroying their love.
Lamb
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
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"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys in Ireland, and 10-year-old Owen Kane (Hugh O'Conor), the school's most unruly pupil. Dumped into the institution by his abusive mother, Owen is an incorrigible mess who smokes cigarettes, curses, wets his bed, picks fights and has epileptic seizures.
Man in a Cocked Hat
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 28min
A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
[1955]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Family | 30min
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... see more
Private's Progress
[1956]
 
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Movie | Comedy, War | 1h 42min
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In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.
Thriller
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 5min
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.
Something to Believe In
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 53min
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An American woman given only weeks to live travels to Italy to find a statue reputed to have recuperative powers and there meets a struggling American concert pianist.
TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 30min
In this episode Perry Mason has to defend the son of an old friend of his who is accused to have killed an ex-officer of the Nazi-SS.
Battle Hell
[1957]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 53min
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In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.
The Third Key
[1956]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 36min
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.
The Dark Avenger
[1955]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 1h 25min
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During the 14th century when the Hundred-Year War between France and England ends with the English occupation of French Aquitainia rebel French knights vow to oust Prince Edward of Walles, ruler of Aquitainia.
The Devil's Backbone
[1971]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 40min
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Army deserter Capt. Viktor Kaleb is offered a pardon and reinstatement in the cavalry if he agrees to lead a special forces group in a raid against an Apache stronghold into Mexico.
Pool of London
[1951]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 25min
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When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.
The Gamble
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, History | 1h 44min
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Ring of Darkness
[1979]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 27min
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Four women make a pact with the Devil. The 13-year-old daughter of one of them has begun to shown signs of a dark nature which causes preoccupation and somewhat regret on her mother.
Superstition 2
[1989]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 33min
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A young girl and her brother take some friends on trip to check out a house the pair has just inherited. What they don't know is that the house is haunted by demons and the ghost of a woman who was burned at the stake as a witch, and who now plans to take revenge by killing off the siblings and their friends.
Psyche 59
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 34min
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In London, the pregnant wife of an industrialist falls down the stairs, loses her sight and has no recollection of the events but suspects that a mentally traumatic experience prior to the fall caused her accident.
The Courier
[1988]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 25min
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When a courier at the D-Day Courier Service mistakenly finds a pile of money in his regular delivery, he does some digging only to discover that the messenger company is a front for a drug ring. A reformed drug user himself, he sets out to crack the lethal ring.
Lock Up Your Daughters!
[1969]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 42min
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A trio of randy sailors go looking for girl-friends in 18th-century London.
Great Mysteries
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery | 30min
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A Pin for the Butterfly
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 53min
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A British-Czech co-production from British director Hannah Kodicek which looks at the postwar Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl. Maruska grows up in Prague in the fifties, raised more by her relatives than her zealous, society-building mother.
The Gathering Storm
[1974]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 15min
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The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II.
Miracle in Soho
[1957]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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In London's colourful but seedy Soho Michael Morgan is working mending the road. he is unhappy, with little hope of finding happiness. Then he meets Julia Gozzi, and "The Miracle" happens ....
The Prodigal
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 49min
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The Human Jungle
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
This is a British TV series in which Dr. Corder is a Psychiatrist who is able to treat and cure any Patients' mental disorders through Freudian and contemporary approaches.
Behind the Mask
[1958]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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Newly qualified surgeon takes the blame for his drug addict colleague after the death of their patient through neglect.
Rotten to the Core
[1965]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 30min
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Rogues Jelly Knight, Scapa Flood, and Lennie the Dip leave prison expecting boss The Duke to have their stash ready to share out. Instead, Duke's girl Sara gives them the news Duke is dead and the money gone on nursing care. They soon discover that Duke is actually running Hope Springs Nature Clinic with the help of most of the local villains. Very strange - and the nearby army camp and Sara's encouragement... see more
Armchair Theatre
[1956]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.
Performance
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Drama
Screenplay
[1986]
 
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TV Series
The World in My Pocket
[1961]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 33min
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When an enigmatic woman hires a group of criminals to rob a US Army payroll armored truck bound for Marseilles things go wrong.
Macbeth
[1960]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
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Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.
Monitor
[1958]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
Arts magazine.
The Birthday Present
[1957]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife's birthday. This is illegal in 1950's Britain and when Customs discover the watch he is charged and, unusually, given a prison sentence. Not having the money to appeal he has to serve his time hoping the details don't get out and he won't lose his job.
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