|Accused 1936 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Thornton Freeland
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dolores del Rio, Florence Desmond, Roland Culver, Moore Marriott, Cecil Humphreys, Cyril Raymond, Basil Sydney, Googie Withers, J.H. Roberts, Esme Percy, Edward Rigby, Leo Genn, Anthony Hankey, Athole Stewart
Set in a Paris nightclub, this is the story of dancing team Tony and Gaby Seymour (Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Dolores del Rio) and the murder of Yvette Delange (Florence Desmond) who has been making a play for Tony. Yvette is accused as a murderess, and the real solution to the crime is revealed during the court scenes.
|Betrayed 1954 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Cast: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature, Louis Calhern, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ian Carmichael, O.E. Hasse, Niall MacGinnis, Nora Swinburne, Roland Culver, Leslie Weston, Christopher Rhodes, Lily Kann, Brian Smith, Anton Diffring
Dutch intelligence officer Colonel Pieter Deventer (Clark Gable) has his work cut out for him in uncovering a Nazi traitor, Carla Van Oven (Lana Turner), during World War II.
|Bonjour Tristesse 1958 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Otto Preminger
Cast: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylene Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne, Juliette Greco, Walter Chiari, Martita Hunt, Roland Culver, Jean Kent, David Oxley, Elga Andersen, Jeremy Burnham, Eveline Eyfel, Tutte Lemkow
This is the story of a young woman, Cecile (Jean Seberg), who tries to keep her father Raymond (David Niven) to herself. When Anne (Deborah Kerr) comes to visit their villa, Cecile will stop at almost nothing to get rid of his Anne and keep her father to herself.
|Dead of Night 1945 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Cast: Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall, Frederick Valk, Sally Ann Howes, Anthony Baird, Basil Radford, Miles Malleson, Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Robert Wyndham, Ralph Michael
Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) has very odd dreams AND they seem to relate to dreams of fellow guests at a British farmhouse. Each of the guests tell their bizarre stories. A classic chiller.
|Down to Earth 1947 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Alexander Hall
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Edward Everett Horton, Roland Culver, James Gleason, William Frawley, Jean Donahue, William Haade, Adele Jergens, George Macready, Kathleen O'Malley, James Burke, Eddie Acuff, Alan Bridge
Rita Hayworth plays the Greek Goddess Terpsichore who visits Earth in the human form of Kitty Pendleton when she learns that Broadway producer Danny Miller (Larry Parks) is putting on a musical satire about Greek goddesses. She comes to help with the show but ends up landing a role in the play. Now, she gets Danny to change the show from a satire into a "work of art." But, her ideas are not very good, and the show turns into a major flop, but our Greek goddess makes everything right. Remade as "Xanadu" in 1980.
|The Emperor Waltz 1948 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Lucile Watson, Richard Haydn, Sig Ruman, Julia Dean, Harold Vermilyea, John Goldsworthy
Virgil Smith (Bing Crosby) is a phonograph salesman targeting Austria's Emperor Franz Joseph (Richard Haydn) as his prime customer reasoning that if the emperor buys a phonograph, the rest of Austria will follow suit.
|The First of the Few 1942 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Leslie Howard
Cast: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver, Anne Firth, David Horne, J.H. Roberts, Derrick DeMarney, Rosalyn Boulter, Gordon McLeod, Herbert Cameron, Tony Edgar-Bruce, George Skillan, Erik Freund, Fritz Wendhausen
This is a good biography of R.J. Mitchell (Leslie Howard), the developer of the highly successful World War II airplane (Spitfire) that contributed much by fending off the air attacks on Great Britain. Naturally, World War II propaganda runs high. Great musical score. (Leslie Howard's plane was shot down by German planes while on his way home from a diplomatic mission shortly after completion of this film.)
|French Without Tears 1939 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Ray Milland, Ellen Drew, Janine Darcey, David Tree, Guy Middleton, Roland Culver, Jim Gerald, Kenneth Morgan, Margaret Yarde, Toni Gable, Mantovani
Diana (Ellen Drew) comes to a boys' school in France and falls in love with Alan (Ray Milland).
|The Great Lover 1949 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Musical / Thriller
Director: Alexander Hall
Cast: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Roland Young, Roland Culver, George Reeves, Jim Backus, Richard Lyon, Gary Gray, Sig Arno, Jerry Hunter, Jack Benny, Paul Bryar, Fritz Feld, Norman Leavitt
Freddie Hunter (Bob Hope) chaperones a group of Boy Scouts on an ocean liner traveling to Europe. En route, they run smack into a series of adventures when they face gambler C. J. Dabney (Roland Young) who is also a murderer.
|The Greek Tycoon 1978 R, 106 min.|
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert, Camilla Sparv, James Franciscus, Charles Durning, Luciana Paluzzi, Marilu Tolo, Robin Clarke, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roland Culver, Tony Jay, John Bennett, Katherine Schofield
Based on the courtship of Jackie Kennedy by Aristotle Onassis, this story has Anthony Quinn playing Greek shipping tycoon Theo Tomasis who woos the young widow, Liz Cassidy (Jacqueline Bisset), of American President James Cassidy (James Franciscus). Theo marries Liz, but his former lover, Paola Scotti (Luciana Paluzzi) does not sit by quietly.
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1982 TV, 150 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Romance
Director: Michael Tuchner
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, Lesley-Anne Down, Robert Powell, John Gielgud, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alan Webb, Roland Culver, Nigel Hawthorne, Rosalie Crutchley, David Kelly, Joseph Batchley, Dave Hill
This made-for-TV miniseries stars Anthony Hopkins as the hunchback Quasimodo who is the bell ringer at Notre Dame Cathedral. Quasimodo leaves the bell tower and attends a festival during which, through a series of unfortunate events, he ends up the victim of a flogging. The sensuous gypsy Esmeralda (Lesley-Anne Down) consoles him by bringing him water, and Quasimodo falls in love with her. Later, after she is falsely accused of murder, Quasimodo rescues Esmeralda and brings her to the safety of the cathedral. But, his love for Esmeralda is doomed because she is in love with handsome soldier Phoebus (Robert Powell). This film features an outstanding supporting cast to provide an enthralling version of Victor Hugo's novel.
|The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 N/R, 163 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie, Roland Culver, David Hutcheson, Ursula Jeans, John Laurie, Felix Aylmer, Albert Lieven, Neville Mapp, Spencer Trevor, David Ward, Jan Van Loewen, Valentine Dyall
This story is told through flashbacks to relate experiences of British army officer Clive Candy (Roger Livesey) as he participates in the Boer War, World War I, and World War II and fights propaganda used in the wars. Over several decades, with each war Clive becomes involved with different women (each played by Deborah Kerr). "Colonel Blimp" is adapted from a comic strip about upper-crust members of the military created by cartoonist David Low.
|The Mackintosh Man 1973 PG, 98 min.|
Director: John Huston
Cast: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Nigel Patrick, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Roland Culver, Peter Vaughan, Percy Herbert
In this cold war spy thriller, agent Rearden (Paul Newman) sets out to get Communist spy Sir George Wheeler (James Mason). Good car chase.
|Night Train to Munich 1940 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
aka: Night Train
Director: Carol Reed
Cast: Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Naunton Wayne, Roland Culver, Margaret Lockwood, Basil Radford, Felix Aylmer, Eliot Makeham, Raymond Huntley, Austin Trevor, James Harcourt, Wyndham Goldie, Frederick Valk, Kenneth Kent, C.V. France
This film adaptation of Gordon Wellesley's novel "Report on a Fugitive" is about a Czech scientist, Axel Bomasch (James Harcourt), who escapes to England, but his daughter Anna (Margaret Lockwood) is sent to a concentration camp. Anna escapes with Karl Marsen (Paul Henreid) and finds her father, but Marsen is a Gestapo plant, and the Nazis capture Axel and Anna and take them back to Germany. British spy Gus Bennett (Rex Harrison) is assigned the duty of retrieving Axel and Anna from the clutches of their captors. During the night on a train to Munich, Bennett frees Axel and Anna, and they head for Switzerland with Nazi Marsen in pursuit. A good thriller.
|On Approval 1944 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Clive Brook
Cast: Clive Brook, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers, Roland Culver, O.B. Clarence, Laurence Hanray, Elliott Mason, Hay Petrie, Mollie Munks, Marjorie Rhodes
Based on Frederick Lonsdale's 1926 play, this comedy of manners revolves around a 30-day trial marriage between a titled, but poor, duke (Clive Brook) and an American heiress (Beatrice Lillie) who spend the month at a secluded castle in Scotland where the fun really begins–especially when they are joined by another couple.
|Safari 1956 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, John Justin, Roland Culver, Liam Redmond, Orlando Martins, Earl Cameron, Lionel Ngakane, Slim Harris, Harry Quashie, Juma, Cy Grant, John Wynn, Arthur Lovegrove, Estelle Brody
Following the murder of his son by Mau Maus, white hunter Ken (Victor Mature) agrees to lead a safari composed of the very wealthy Sir Vincent Brampton (Roland Culver) and his beautiful wife, Linda (Janet Leigh). Ken wants revenge against the tribal leader for the killing of his son, and, during the safari, he does avenge his son's death–and wins Linda's love.
|Secret Mission 1942 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Harold French
Cast: Hugh Williams, Carla Lehmann, James Mason, Roland Culver, Michael Wilding, Stewart Granger, Herbert Lom, Betty Warren, Brefni O'Rorke, Karel Stepanek, Nancy Price, Fritz Wendhausen, Percy Walsh, Anita Gombault, Nicholas Stuart
Maj. Peter Garnett (Hugh Williams) leads British intelligence agents Capt. Red Gowan (Roland Culver), Pvt. Nobby Clark (Michael Wilding), and Raoul de Carnot (James Mason) on a mission in which they manage to sneak behind enemy lines to obtain Nazi defense secrets. The information is kept at Nazi headquarters, and they manage to obtain it but are caught, and the chase is on. Now, the French Resistance comes to their aid, and the information is given to British troops who succeed in destroying Nazi supplies. During their escape, Raoul is killed, and his sister Michele (Carla Lehmann) steps in to defeat the Nazis.
|The Ship That Died of Shame 1955 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
aka: PT Raiders
Director: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph
Cast: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna, Roland Culver, Bernard Lee, Ralph Truman, John Chandos, Harold Goodwin, John Longden, Stratford Johns, David Langton, Alfie Bass, John Boxer
World War II has ended when three shipmates (Richard Attenborough, George Baker, and Bill Owen) get together looking for something to do with their empty lives. The solution: buy their old gunboat, which will enable them to set up a smuggling operation.
|Singapore 1947 N/R, 79 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure / Romance
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn, Spring Byington, Thomas Gomez, Porter Hall, Edith Evanson, Holmes Herbert, Philip Ahn, George Lloyd, Maylia, Lal Chand Mehra, Frederick Worlock, Curt Conway
This film is a story about an amnesiac who forgets the man she loves. Having thought that she had died in a WWII bombing raid, he discovers his error on a trip back to Singapore after the war, where he returns to resume his smuggling business. This movie was remade as "Istanbul" in 1957.
|Term of Trial 1962 N/R, 113 min.|
Director: Peter Glenville
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Roland Culver, Hugh Griffith, Sarah Miles, Terence Stamp, Frank Pettingell, Thora Hird, Norman Bird, Allan Cuthbertson
A schoolteacher, Graham Weir (Laurence Olivier), is accused of sexually assaulting one of his students and must prove to the world–and his nagging wife (Simone Signoret)–that he is innocent.
|Thunderball 1965 PG, 129 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Luciana Paluzzi, Adolfo Celi, Bernard Lee, Rik Van Nutter, Martine Beswick, Guy Doleman, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Molly Peters, Roland Culver, Paul Stassino, Earl Cameron, Rose Alba
James Bond (Sean Connery) tries to abort a SPECTRE plot to use Miami as the target of an atomic bomb unless a ransom is paid. SPECTRE has hijacked a NATO plane that is carrying two nuclear bombs, and Bond heads to the Bahamas where he calls in American aqua-paratroopers for an underwater battle with SPECTRE scuba divers. Meanwhile, Bond takes on one-eyed villain Largo (Adolfo Celi)–with help from Largo's mistress Domino (Claudine Auger). Remade by Connery in 1983 as "Never Say Never Again." An Academy Award was received for Best Effects/Special Visual Effects.
|To Each His Own 1946 N/R, 122 min.|
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Cast: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Roland Culver, Mary Anderson, Virginia Welles, Bill Goodwin, Victoria Horne, Griff Barnett, Frank Faylen, Arthur Loft
The elements of adoption are enlightened in this story of a mother (Olivia de Havilland) who gives up her son. Later, she wants to regain custody but decides to leave him with the adoptive parents he loves. Olivia de Havilland won the Oscar for her role in this film.
|The Yellow Rolls-Royce 1965 N/R, 122 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley MacLaine, Jeanne Moreau, Edmund Purdom, George C. Scott, Omar Sharif, Art Carney, Alain Delon, Wally Cox, Joyce Grenfell, Michael Hordern, Lance Percival, Roland Culver, Moira Lister
This is a clever film made up of a trio of stories linking together subsequent owners of a particular yellow Rolls-Royce Phantom II. Lord Frenton (Rex Harrison) buys the Rolls as an anniversary gift for his wife (Jeanne Moreau) who is later caught in the back seat with John Fane (Edmund Purdom). Later, in the 1930s, gangster Paolo Maltese (George C. Scott) buys the Rolls and tours Italy with hat-check girl Mae Jenkins (Shirley MacLaine). Like her predecessor, Mae also tries out the back seat–she finds "love" with a photographer (Alain Delon) while Paolo is in the U.S. on business. By World War II, socialite Gerda Millett (Ingrid Bergman) owns the car and fights the Nazis by smuggling Davich (Omar Sharif) across the border. In the process, this couple also finds pleasures in the back seat of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II.
|1. Accused (1936)|
2. Betrayed (1954)
3. Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
4. Dead of Night (1945)
5. Down to Earth (1947)
6. The Emperor Waltz (1948)
7. The First of the Few (1942)
8. French Without Tears (1939)
9. The Great Lover (1949)
10. The Greek Tycoon (1978)
11. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)
12. The Legend of Hell House (1973)
13. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
14. The Mackintosh Man (1973)
15. Night Train to Munich (1940)
aka: Night Train
16. On Approval (1944)
17. Safari (1956)
18. Secret Mission (1942)
19. The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)
aka: PT Raiders
20. Singapore (1947)
21. Term of Trial (1962)
22. Thunderball (1965)
23. To Each His Own (1946)
24. The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965)
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