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Laurence Olivier
May 22, 1907 - July 11, 1989 (age 82)
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.
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Spartacus
[1960]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 3h 17min
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
Rebecca
[1940]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 2h 10min
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
Marathon Man
[1976]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller | 2h 5min
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
Clash of the Titans
[1981]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Family | 1h 58min
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Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.
Sleuth
[1972]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 2h 18min
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.
The Bounty
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h 12min
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Fed up with their captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship crew decides to take action.
The Boys from Brazil
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 5min
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
The World at War
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, History, War | 52min
A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.
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.
Dracula
[1979]
 
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Movie | Horror, Romance | 1h 49min
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In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.
Hamlet
[1948]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 34min
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
Wuthering Heights
[1939]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 44min
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.
Bunny Lake Is Missing
[1965]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 47min
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
A Little Romance
[1979]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 1h 50min
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens' love forever, the three journey to Venice.
Khartoum
[1966]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h 8min
In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.
The Prince and the Showgirl
[1957]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 55min
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
Pride and Prejudice
[1940]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 58min
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.
The Jazz Singer
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 1h 55min
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.
Henry V
[1944]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 17min
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
49th Parallel
[1941]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller, War | 1h 44min
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.
The Shoes of the Fisherman
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 42min
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Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr. David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. Once at the Vatican, he is immediately given an audience with the Pope, who elevates him to Cardinal Priest. The world is on the brink of war due to a Chinese-Soviet feud made worse by a famine caused by trade restrictions... see more
Richard III
[1955]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 41min
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
That Hamilton Woman
[1941]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 2h 8min
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The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.
The Entertainer
[1960]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.
The Jigsaw Man
[1983]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 34min
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An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents.
The Betsy
[1978]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 5min
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The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.
The Devil's Disciple
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy, History, Romance | 1h 23min
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.
Carrie
[1952]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 58min
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Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and is fired. This is the 1890s. Charles Drouet, a salesman she met on the train, comes to her rescue, invites her to dine at Fitzgerald's where the manager George Hurstwood sends over a bottle of champagne. Stay in... see more
Othello
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 45min
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.
War Requiem
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 32min
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A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier (Wilfred Owen) and a nurse (his bride) during World War I. It also includes actual footage of contemporary wars (WWII, Vietnam, Angola, etc.)
Love Among the Ruins
[1975]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the only way to win this case and protect her assets is to destroy her reputation.
Fire Over England
[1937]
 
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Movie | Adventure, History, Romance | 1h 32min
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Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much influence in England when her older sister Mary was on the throne after their father Henry VIII was succeeded by their sickly half brother. Elizabeth thinks Michael Ingolby can do great things. Michael is mostly thinking... see more
Inchon
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h 20min
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.
The Divorce of Lady X
[1938]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.
Term of Trial
[1962]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 10min
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Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career. He is looked upon with disdain by his headmaster, his pupils and even his wife. The one person who appreciates his shyness and warmth is one of his pupils, Shirley Taylor. After Weir offers to give her free private tuition... see more
21 Days Together
[1940]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 12min
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After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. When he is found guilty, Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together before he must give himself up or let an innocent man go to the gallows.
Perfect Understanding
[1933]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 20min
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A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.
As You Like It
[1936]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 36min
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A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen in love with Orlando, but he has his own tyrannical brother to contend with, so he joins those in the forest. Rosalind, now banished, disguises herself as a young man, with Celia as her servant, and follows Orlando... see more
Clouds Over Europe
[1939]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 22min
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A quirky British secret service man named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
[1976]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.
A Voyage Round My Father
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father and son in mid-20th-century Britain. Screen legend Laurence Olivier stars as the eccentric patriarch--a blind barrister so stubborn and cantankerous that he refuses to acknowledge his sightlessness. Alan Bates (Gosford... see more
The Merchant of Venice
[1973]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment in the form of a pound of Antonio's flesh. This is a video of the 1970 National Theatre stage production with most of the same cast.
The Beggar's Opera
[1953]
 
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Movie | Crime, History, Musical | 1h 34min
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When the composer of an opera about a swashbuckling, wenching highwayman meets his hero's real life counterpart he's disappointed with his lack of dash.
The Ebony Tower
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 20min
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A young artist goes to interview an older painter who lives in the south of France with two young women. He gets caught up in the painter's Bohemian lifestyle and begins examining his own attitudes towards life and art.
Adventure for Two
[1943]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
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Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and convinced by hearsay that they are shallow and hypocritical, Ivan is both bemused and amused by them. He is blunt in his opinions about Britons and at first this puts off his hosts, including the lovely Ann Tisdall... see more
Westward Passage
[1932]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 13min
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A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried.
Words for Battle
[1941]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short, War | 8min
Poetry by Rudyard Kipling, John Milton, and William Blake, and excerpts from speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, all read by Laurence Olivier, illuminate documentary footage of England during its defense against the Nazi blitz in World War II. This short film serves as both propaganda and as a rallying cry to the British people.
A Talent for Murder
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 20min
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A famed mystery writer played Angela Lansbury and her doctor ex lover played by Laurence Olivier solve her daughter in law's murder.
Friends and Lovers
[1931]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 8min
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British Army captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to lure men into romance with her, then blackmailing them to save their careers. When Roberts falls into Sangrito's trap, he pays the blackmail and leaves for India, hoping to forget Alva, whom he loved but now believes... see more
The Dance of Death
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 29min
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An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a former actress who sacrificed her career for secluded military life with Edgar, reveals on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary, the veritable hell their marriage has been. Edgar, an aging schizoid who refuses... see more
Come Back, Little Sheba
[1977]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.
The Yellow Ticket
[1931]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the social crimes rampant in her country.
The Conquest of the Air
[1936]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 1h 11min
This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s.
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 55min
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Towards the end of their lives, two old friends discover that one of them was in love with the other one's wife for more than 30 years.
A Queen Is Crowned
[1953]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 19min
A lavish documentary film of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953.
I Stand Condemned
[1935]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 16min
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During the First World War, the Russian officer Captain Ivan Ignatoff falls in love with his nurse, Natasha Kovrin. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy industrialist of peasant stock. Brioukow is unjustifiably jealous, since Natasha has not betrayed him. He forces Ignatoff into his debt as a means of humiliating him. When Ignatoff's new friend, Madame... see more
The Power and the Glory
[1961]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A cynical catholic priest is sent to Mexico to preach. It's the 30's and Mexican government sees the church as competition. They send a secret agent to assassinate the priest.
The Moon and Sixpence
[1959]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.
Trumbo
[2015]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 4min
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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Movie | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 1h 46min
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After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
A Bridge Too Far
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h 55min
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Romeo and Juliet
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 18min
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When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.
The Kid Stays in the Picture
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 33min
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Battle of Britain
[1969]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, History | 2h 12min
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.
The Filth and the Fury
[2000]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Music | 1h 48min
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A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.
And the Oscar Goes To...
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 27min
The history of the Academy Awards.
Love, Marilyn
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 47min
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Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.
For No Good Reason
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 29min
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Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.
Brideshead Revisited
[1981]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 10h 59min
Brideshead Revisited is a TV mini-series starring Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, and Roger Milner. Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up...
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 26min
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In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus. Beyond John Huston's The African Queen and King Vidor's War and Peace, the films of... see more
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
[1976]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1h 53min
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To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.
Nicholas and Alexandra
[1971]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 3min
Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Brando
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 45min
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The life and legacy of Marlon Brando and how he changed acting.
Oh! What a Lovely War
[1969]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, War | 2h 24min
The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.
This Happy Breed
[1944]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average number of triumphs and disasters until the outbreak of WWII.
Wild Geese II
[1985]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 2h 5min
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
King Lear
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 38min
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.
Peter the Great
[1986]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History | 6h 11min
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all European" country, importing scientists, costumes, technology and military tactics.
Documentary | Documentary | 2h 4min
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This is a documentary that revisits the making of Gone with the Wind with Archival footage, screen tests, insightful interviews and rare film footage.
The Magic Box
[1951]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 58min
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.
Never Apologize
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 51min
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Lindsay Anderson ("This Sporting Life," "O Lucky Man!") was an award-winning director, critic, essayist and anarchist. Anderson met future Golden Globe-nominee Malcolm McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange," "The Book of Eli") when he cast him in his first starring role as the rebellious Mick Travis in the movie "If...." Their working relationship and deep friendship would span several decades, and "Never... see more
The Harryhausen Chronicles
[1998]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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The Last Days of Pompeii
[1984]
 
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Mini Series | Action, Drama, History | 5h 10min
This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the earth. The main characters include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 52min
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Documentary about the making of the 1939 MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz. Includes interviews of cast and crew members, their families and fans of the film.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 54min
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A retrospective look at the influential work of one of the most popular British rock bands of the 1960s, The Dave Clark Five, featuring interviews, performances and footage from Dave Clark's personal archives.
Great Performances
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, Music
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. Jason Robards, Jr. gave the collective performance of his career. Colleen Dewhurst perfection, Elizabeth Wilson superior, a joyous ensemble.
Wagner
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, History | 5h
A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at Bayreuth. Wagner's radical musical and political ideas, his German nationalism and even his anti-Semitism are set in the context of his life and times.
Classified X
[1998]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 53min
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A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.
The Dick Cavett Show
[1968]
 
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TV Series | Music, Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, perhaps too much so for television.
The Morecambe & Wise Show
[1968]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.
Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 40min
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A film scrapbook, images, phrases from our past, hiding their meanings behind veils. Let's lift those veils, one by one, to find how images, at one time seeming innocent, have revealed, after decades, to have homosexual overtones.
David Copperfield
[1970]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.
Lady Caroline Lamb
[1972]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 2h 3min
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.
Lost Empires
[1986]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 7h
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Adapted from the novel Lost Empires' released in conjunction with original telecast. In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know romance, politics and high adventure. The next year, in a true and terrifying... see more
Three Sisters
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 45min
Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching but secretly longs for a home and family. Masha, unhappy with her marriage to a timid schoolmaster, falls hopelessly in love with a married colonel. Irina works in the local telegraph office but longs for gaiety... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled heights few could even dream of, she was one of the loneliest of stars. And yet, in spite of the breakdowns, the failed marriages, the sordid rumors surrounding her life -- and her death
The 57th Annual Academy Awards
[1985]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 40min
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The 51st Annual Academy Awards
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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The Gentleman Tramp
[1976]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 18min
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A film about the life and work of the master comedy filmmaker, Charles Chaplin.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary, Music | 2h
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 3min
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The life and films of iconic producer. director, and actor Otto Preminger are depicted through clips from his films and interviews with co-workers.
The Rehearsal
[1974]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 32min
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60 Minutes: The Entertainers
[1991]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, News | 1h
60 Minutes looks back at some of its best celebrity interviews. Mike Wallace looks back at meeting Johnny Carson, Yul Brynner, Lorna Luft, Vladimir Horowitz, Itzhak Perlman, Beverly Sills, and Shirley MacLaine. Morley Safer recalls meetings with Jackie Gleason, Alberta Hunter, Katharine Hepburn, Shirley Temple Black, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Julia Migenes, and Luciano Pavarotti. Ed Bradley looks back... see more
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe
[1966]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 50min
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John Huston, who directed Monroe in her first major film and her last completed role, pays tribute to the life and career of the tragic actress.
Arena
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
Created by:
Wide-ranging arts programme.
Documentary | Documentary | 55min
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Darlings of the Gods
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h
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Biographical dramatization of the tempestuous marriage of actors Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
The 31st Annual Academy Awards
[1959]
 
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TV Special | Family | 1h 40min
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The Dick Cavett Show
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
Male of the Species
[1969]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Gregory Peck: His Own Man
[1988]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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HIS OWN MAN One of Hollywood's most enduring and popular stars draws on his memories to tell the amusing and touching story of how it was when the studios ruled supreme, and how a shy and inarticulate boy from a broken family could rise to super stardom to become one of the most handsome, attractive and respected of movie leading men. His early career proved his talent; his later years showed that... see more
Uncle Vanya
[1963]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the... see more
The 35th Annual Academy Awards
[1963]
 
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TV Special
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ITV Saturday Night Theatre
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h 18min
The Golden Gong
[1985]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 16min
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Daphne Laureola
[1978]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A young man becomes infatuated with the exotic Lady Pitts - whose much older husband is not pleased.
Hour Magazine
[1980]
 
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TV Series | Family, Talk-Show | 1h
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Award-winning syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Gary Collins, featuring a variety of celebrity guests, current affairs, cooking and popular culture.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
ABC Stage 67
[1966]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 51min
A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.
Night of 100 Stars II
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Family, Music | 3h
Brave New World
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 51min
The making of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004).
Frost on Interviews
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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Documentary | Documentary | 58min
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A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE SUSPENSEFUL WORLD OF THRILLERS will look at thrillers from all sides, including different types of thrillers and the stylistic tools filmmakers use to give their audiences a shot of adrenaline. The special will feature interviews with such figures as TCM host Robert Osborne; Ken Follett, author of Eye of the Needle; Bryan Singer, writer and director of The Usual Suspects... see more
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 46min
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The tragic life and career of two-time Oscar winner Viviemn Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 23min
A compilation of out-takes from the movies.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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A look at the history of British B-movies.
The Shoes of the Fisherman
[1968]
 
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Documentary | 9min
This promotional short has the same title as the feature film it advertises, The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968). Michael Anderson, the film's director, explains his creative vision for the film, and Morris L. West, the author of the novel upon which the film is based, tells why viewers will find the questions raised in the story relevant to the times.
The Volunteer
[1944]
 
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Short Movie | War | 45min
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After a masterful performance as Othello in a London theater, Ralph Richardson is asked for an autograph by Fred, his dresser. A short while later, Fred has joined the Fleet Air Arm (Fly Navy) and has become a hero, rescuing a pilot from his burning plane. When Fred goes to Buckingham Palace, it's Ralph's turn to ask for an autograph.
The Brontes at the BBC
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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A survey of Bronte adaptations on BBC Television from 1956 to 2006.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
A portrait of the 30 year relationship between Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. With comments by their friends and family.
Cinema
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.
Pride and Prejudice Revisited
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Hollywood: The Selznick Years
[1969]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 52min
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Henry Fonda hosts this retrospective on the career and films of iconic filmmaker David O. Selznick, who epitomized the era of the auteur producer in the 30s and 40s.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 11min
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This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new dress. In the dress shop window is a designer dress worn by Joan Crawford in a recent movie. We then go to Hollywood and visit Adrian, MGM's chief of costume design, and see how multiple copies of a single clothing... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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Colin Clark, younger brother of Alan Clark and son of Lord Kenneth Clark wanted to work in the movies. When Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh came to dine with his parents, he mentioned his ambition to them and they arranged for him to work as 3rd assistant director on the forthcoming The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). Colin kept a diary throughout the production and this documentary is a dramatization... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 21min
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This making of the classic Marathon Man (1976) has legendary producer Robert Evans as host. He presents to us all of the film's qualities and most important, the magnificent collaboration of people gathered in it - director John Schlesinger, Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Marthe Keller, Roy Scheider and others. Features interviews with the cast and crew on set and also presents the filming of some... see more
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards
[1969]
 
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TV Special | Family
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