|The 3 Worlds of Gulliver 1960 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Animation / Adventure
Director: Jack Sher
Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn, Lee Patterson, Gregoire Aslan, Basil Sydney, Charles Lloyd Pack, Martin Benson, Mary Ellis, Peter Bull, Marian Spencer, Oliver Johnston, Alec Mango, Sherry Alberoni, Noel Purcell
This version of the Jonathan Swift classic tale is entertaining, as the shipwrecked Dr. Lemuel Gulliver (Kerwin Mathews) ends up in the small, small world of the Lilliputians followed by visiting the land of Brobdignag, home of the giants. The young ones should like it.
|Arch of Triumph 1985 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Waris Hussein
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Lesley-Anne Down, Donald Pleasence, Frank Finlay, Martin Benson, Richard Pasco, Stephanie Voss, Joyce Blair, Alexander Davion, Katherine Levy, Peter Birrel, June Barrie, Teddy Kempner, Philip Shelley, Tim Hooper
After escaping from a concentration camp in Nazi Germany, Dr. Ravic (Anthony Hopkins) arrives in Paris and sets out to seek revenge against his former prison guard Haake (Donald Pleasence). Meanwhile, Ravic uses an assumed name and still practices medicine. One night, he prevents Joan Madou (Lesley-Anne Down) from committing suicide, and the two begin a passionate, but ill-fated, love affair in which both hide secrets from the other.
|Captain Clegg 1962 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Adventure
aka: Night Creatures
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Cast: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Michael Ripper, Martin Benson, David Lodge, Derek Francis, Daphne Anderson, Milton Reid, Jack MacGowran, Sydney Bromley, Terry Scully, Peter Halliday, Rupert Osborne
A pirate, Capt. Clegg (Peter Cushing), disguises himself as the reverend Dr. Blyss and still carries out his smuggling activities. When the Royal Crown sends in Capt. Collier (Patrick Allen) and his crew to investigate, Collier suspects that Blyss is hiding something. But the ensuing investigation is made difficult when they encounter ghostlike creatures and eerie lights in the swamps.
|Goldfinger 1964 PG, 108 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata, Gert Frobe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallett, Bernard Lee, Martin Benson, Lois Maxwell, Bill Nagy, Cec Linder, Austin Willis, Michael Mellinger, Peter Cranwell, Nadja Regin
In one of the best of the James Bond movies, Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) is planning to detonate a small nuclear device inside Fort Knox. The purpose is to infest the gold with radiation, thus increasing the value of Goldfinger's gold and making him the world's wealthiest man. James Bond, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) gets involved and, in the process, woos Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) who happens to be aiding Goldfinger in his plot. Never fear, by story's end, Agent 007 saves the day.
|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1981 TV, 198 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi
Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Cast: Simon Jones, Peter Jones, Joe Melia, Mark Wing-Davey, Martin Benson, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson, Steve Conway, Cleo Rocos, Andrew Mussell, Stephen Moore, Richard Vernon, David Tate, Rayner Bourton, Douglas Adams
A popular BBC radio series, based on Douglas Adams' novel, was followed by a TV series from which this miniseries was developed. The title refers to the electronic book that provides the knowledge necessary to navigate the galaxy. It tells the story of Arthur Dent (Simon Jones) who travels the galactic superhighway running across all sorts of beings and adventures. Lots of fun.
|The King and I 1956 N/R, 133 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Walter Lang
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Alan Mowbray, Geoffrey Toone, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte, Marni Nixon, Charles Irwin, Jocelyn Lew, Leonard Strong, Stephanie Pond-Smith
This lavish Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, adapted from the stage, has become a classic. It is the story of Anna (Deborah Kerr and singing voice of Marni Nixon) who goes to Siam to teach the King's (Yul Brynner) children. At first, Anna and the King do not get along, but when they perform their dance number to "Shall We Dance?" there is more than a small hint of romance. Brynner won an Oscar for his portrayal of the King. The film won four other Oscars and was nominated for an additional four, including Best Picture, Actress (Kerr), and Director.
|The Message 1977 PG, 180 min.|
aka: Mohammad, Messenger of God
Director: Moustapha Akkad
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, Neville Jason, Martin Benson, Robert Brown, Andre Morell, John Bennett
This religious spectacle attempts to present the origins of the Moslem religion and, in the process, provides great action scenes.
|The Omen 1976 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Leo McKern, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Anthony Nicholls, Robert Rietty, Tommy Duggan, John Stride, Holly Palance, Sheila Raynor, Roy Boyd
The son of Satan is raised by a very nice couple, American Ambassador Robert Thorn and his wife Katherine (Gregory Peck and Lee Remick). Five years before, they had replaced their baby who did not survive childbirth with another. Now, a series of deaths have occurred, and their young boy, Damien (Harvey Stephens), is a suspect. Could he be the Antichrist?
|Once More, with Feeling! 1960 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Yul Brynner, Kay Kendall, Geoffrey Toone, Maxwell Shaw, Mervyn Johns, Gregory Ratoff, Martin Benson, Shirley Anne Field, Harry Lockart, C.E. Joy, Grace Newcombe, C.S. Stuart, Collin Drake, Andrew Faulds, Barbara Hall
This is Kay Kendall's last film; she plays the tender wife, Dolly, of philandering symphony conductor Victor Fabian (Yul Brynner) who finally threatens divorce. Her drastic move of walking out on him results in his career spiraling downward. Victor experiences a change in his abrasive personality, and he tries to win her back.
|Oscar Wilde 1960 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Gregory Ratoff
Cast: Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, John Neville, Ralph Richardson, Dennis Price, Alexander Knox, Edward Chapman, Martin Benson, Robert Harris, Henry Oscar
The famed libel trial of Oscar Wilde (Robert Morley) is depicted in this film, which was released at the same time as "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" with Peter Finch in the title role.
|Satan Never Sleeps 1962 N/R, 126 min.|
aka: The Devil Never Sleeps
Flight from Terror
Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen, Athene Seyler, Martin Benson, Edith Sharpe, Weaver Lee, Burt Kwouk, Andy Ho, Marie Yang, Robert Lee, Lin Chen, Noel Hood, Ronald Adam, Anthony Chinn
Set in China during Mao's Communist revolution, this is the story of Father O'Banion (William Holden), a missionary priest who arrives in China to help ailing priest Father Bovard (Clifton Webb). But the problems of a Communist regime become all too apparent, and when they flee to the border, Communist forces are in pursuit.
|The Sea Wolves 1980 PG, 120 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Roger Moore, Trevor Howard, Barbara Kellerman, Patrick Macnee, William Morgan Sheppard, Patrick Allen, Bernard Archard, Martin Benson, Kenneth Griffith, Wolf Kahler, Robert Hoffmann, Dan van Husen, George Mikell
During World War II, Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore) are spying in Genoa and convince their chief to send Col. W.H. Grice (David Niven) and veterans from Calcutta Light Horse, pretending to be middle-aged British businessmen, to go into India where they put together a successful mission to knock out a Nazi radio transmitter in the Goa harbor.
|The Secret of My Success 1965 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Cast: James Booth, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Honor Blackman, Amy Dalby, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Vernon, David Davenport, Peadar Lamb, Ann Lancaster, Martin Benson, Reginald Beckwith, Nicolau Breyner, Ernest Clark, Bob Harris
Arthur Tate (James Booth) is a local policeman investigating the murder of Violet Lawson's (Stella Stevens) husband when his mother (Amy Dalby) uses information about Violet to get Arthur promoted to inspector. When Arthur begins a love affair with a baroness, Lily (Honor Blackman), his mother again interferes, and her meddling results in Arthur becoming a liaison officer for the president of a South American country. Now, when Arthur becomes involved with revolutionary Maragold Marado (Shirley Jones), his mother gets involved, and Arthur ends up as the country's ruler.
|A Shot in the Dark 1964 N/R, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, Herbert Lom, Tracy Reed, George Sanders, Graham Stark, Andre Maranne, Douglas Wilmer, Vanda Godsell, Burt Kwouk, Moira Redmond, Maurice Kaufmann, Ann Lynn, David Lodge, Martin Benson
The Pink Panther series continues as Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers), the inept–but some would say brilliant–detective solves another crime. This story takes place in Benjamin Ballon's (George Sanders) mansion in the outskirts of Paris where parlormaid Maria Gambrelli (Elke Sommer) is accused of murdering her lover. Clouseau believes that Maria is innocent; however, Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is sure that she is guilty and is dismayed–once again–at Clouseau's handling of the case. The number of murder victims increases, but Clouseau is convinced that Marie is being framed and remains determined to prove her innocence.
|Sphinx 1981 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Maurice Ronet, John Gielgud, Martin Benson, John Rhys-Davies, James Cossins, Victoria Tennant, Saeed Jaffrey, Tutte Lemkow, Vic Tablian, Nadim Sawalha, Eileen Way, William Hootkins, Mark Kingston
This is a story about an Egyptologist, Erica Baron (Lesley-Anne Down), who witnesses a murder, escapes her own death, and is thrown into a dungeon, which just happens to be filled with ancient treasures.
|1. The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)|
2. Arch of Triumph (1985)
3. Captain Clegg (1962)
aka: Night Creatures
4. Goldfinger (1964)
5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
6. The King and I (1956)
7. The Message (1977)
aka: Mohammad, Messenger of God
8. The Omen (1976)
9. Once More, with Feeling! (1960)
10. Oscar Wilde (1960)
11. Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
aka: The Devil Never Sleeps
aka: Flight from Terror
12. The Sea Wolves (1980)
13. The Secret of My Success (1965)
14. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
15. Sphinx (1981)
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