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OthelloOthello (1965) Recommended
Dir. Stuart Burge
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi, Maggie Smith
Laurence Olivier transposes his stage performance of Othello for the screen with able supporting cast.
A Study in TerrorA Study in Terror (1965)
Dir. James Hill
Feat. John Neville, Robert Morley, Donald Houston
Carefully crafted, though at times crude and bloody, Sherlock Holmes mystery (not by Conan Doyle), with the sleuth pursuing the murderous Jack the…
RobberyRobbery (1967) Recommended
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Sir Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet, James Booth
Topnotch heist film is a tension filled reconstruction of "The Great Train Robbery" with Stanley Baker in the Ronnie Biggs role. Film gets off to…
Inspector ClouseauInspector Clouseau (1968)
Dir. Bud Yorkin
Feat. Alan Arkin, Frank Finlay, Patrick Cargill
This little known entry in the "Pink Panther" series of films was made by the Mirisch company in spite of Peter Sellers and director Blake Edwards…
Molly Maguires, TheMolly Maguires, The (1970)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar
An ambitious drama set in the squalor of the 1870s Pennsylvania coalmine towns, and the underground group of Irish saboteurs 'The Molly Maguires' who…
CasanovaCasanova (1971)
Dir. Mark Cullingham, John Glenister
Feat. Frank Finlay, Norman Rossington
Adventurous Dennis Potter biopic of libertine Casanova, concerned chiefly with his imprisonment and escape from Venice, though not forgetting to shed…
GumshoeGumshoe (1972)
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay
Albert Finney plays an amateur P.I. in this early comedy from Dir. Stephen Frears.
Four Musketeers, TheFour Musketeers, The (1973)
Dir. Richard Lester
Feat. Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain
Similarly irreverant follow–up to dir. Lester's THREE MUSKETEERS with the same cast continuing in the swashbuckling vein. Excellent cast with a…
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (TV Mini-Series)Bouquet of Barbed Wire (TV Mini-Series) (1976)
Dir. Tony Wharmby
Feat. Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, James Aubrey
Quease–inducing drama of a middle–class family being torn apart by a father's obsessive love for his manipulative daughter. Shocking for…
Count Dracula (TV Mini-series)Count Dracula (TV Mini-series) (1977)
Dir. Philip Saville
Feat. Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon
Faithful 70's adaptation of the classic horror novel by Bram Stoker, this critically–acclaimed BBC version utilises London's Highgate Cemetery…
Another Bouquet (TV Mini-Series)Another Bouquet (TV Mini-Series) (1977)
Dir. John Frankau
Feat. Frank Finlay, James Aubrey, Deborah Grant
So–so follow up to Andrea Newman's painful chronicle of incestual desire is set six months later, and the repercussions are still being felt.
Return of the Solider, TheReturn of the Solider, The (1982)
Dir. Alan Bridges
Feat. Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret
Alan Bates stars as a returning WWI soldier rendered catatonic by the horrors of the battlefield, with no memory of his wife. Somewhat overwrought…
Key, TheKey, The (La Chiave) (1983)
Dir. Tinto Brass
Feat. Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli
Saucy art–house romp from the dir. of CALIGULA, surrounding his tale of a straying marriage in nationalistic pre–WW2 Venice with…
Christmas Carol, AChristmas Carol, A (1984) Recommended
Dir. Clive Donner
Feat. George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence
Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickson classic with George C. Scott as the DEFINITIVE Ebenezer Scrooge. Faultless Christmas fare.
Stiff Upper LipsStiff Upper Lips (2000)
Dir. Gary Sinyor
Feat. Prunella Scales, Sean Pertwee, Frank Finlay
Genuinely cheeky lampoon of the “Merchant–Ivory” costume–drama with Prunella Scales, Sean Pertwee, Frank Finlay and Peter…
Pianist, ThePianist, The (2002) Recommended
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Adrien Brody, Frank Finlay
Boldly visualised, fact–based drama concerning the Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, who evaded Poland’s Nazi authorities during WW2, living…
Life Begins (TV Series) Life Begins (TV Series) (2004)
Dir. David Caffrey, Charles Palmer
Feat. Caroline Quentin, Alexander Armstrong, Frank Finlay
Charming British series concerning a woman who must face life as a single middle–age woman after the sudden departure of her husband.…
Waiting Room, TheWaiting Room, The (2007)
Dir. Roger Goldby
Feat. Anne-Marie Duff, Ralf Little, Rupert Graves
Brit romantic drama follows two strangers whose accidental meeting causes them to believe in love at first sight, however first they must face the…

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