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Harvey Girls, TheHarvey Girls, The (1945)
Dir. George Sidney
Feat. Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger
A much–loved, if rather formless musical about the heyday of the railroad in the Old West and the Harvey House restaurants which sprang up…
State of the UnionState of the Union (1948)
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Angela Lansbury
An idealistic industrialist is urged to run for President, but finds uncomfortable compromises are required on both a political and marital level.…
MutinyMutiny (1952)
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Mark Stevens
Adventure movie set during the War of 1812, where a captain collecting a war loan of gold finds that his crew have plotted a mutiny to try to obtain…
Life at Stake, ALife at Stake, A (1954)
Dir. Paul Guilfoyle
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglas Dumbrille
Minor noir elevated by the presence of Lansbury as a seductress who's business proposition to a struggling architect may not be strictly financial.
Court Jester, TheCourt Jester, The (1956) Recommended
Dir. Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Feat. Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury
Much–loved comedy thrives off the charms of Danny Kaye as a bogus jester entangled in spoofed up royal intrigues from the Middle Ages. Basil…
Please Murder MePlease Murder Me (Please Murder Me!) (1956) Recommended
Dir. Peter Godfrey
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran
Raymond Burr and Angela Lansbury square off in this tough–minded noir about a lawyers who successfully defends his client only to discover…
Breath of Scandal, ABreath of Scandal, A (1960)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, Angela Lansbury
SoufflĂ©–light romance tuned to the love streams of Vienna, with a regal Sophia Loren courted by handsome American John Gavin. Sweet,…
Manchurian Candidate, TheManchurian Candidate, The (1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh
Politically–charged nail–biter with Frank Sinatra experiencing post–war paranoia about a fellow soldier who may have been…
World of Henry Orient, TheWorld of Henry Orient, The (1964) Recommended
Dir. George Roy Hill
Feat. Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Angela Lansbury
An irreverant and oddly unique Sellers comedy, in which the 'Pink Panther' plays a NYC concert pianist who is 'stalked' by two teenage devotees,…
Bedknobs and BroomsticksBedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Dir. Robert Stevenson
Feat. Angela Lansbury
An apprentice witch wants to use her powers to contribute to the English war effort against the Nazis, plus a trip to the cartoon Island of…
Agatha Christie Murder Mystery CollectionAgatha Christie Murder Mystery Collection (Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, Mirror Crack'd, Evil Under the Sun) (1974-1981)
Feat. Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Peter Ustinov
Four of the best latterday adaptations of mystery–writer Agatha Christie.
Death on the NileDeath on the Nile (1978)
Dir. John Guillermin
Feat. Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, David Niven
An overlong yet none–the–less charming version of the Agatha Christie whodunnit. Peter Ustinov, as the definitive Hercule Poirot, holds…
Lady Vanishes, TheLady Vanishes, The (1979)
Dir. Anthony Page
Feat. Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury
Curious, though lackluster remake of Hitchcock's classic train thriller. Angela Lansbury plays the vanishing lady whose disappearance is investigated…
Mirror Crack'd, TheMirror Crack'd, The (1980)
Dir. Guy Hamilton
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis
Pleasant fun, this Agatha Christie whodunit concerns a quartet of 50s movie stars – played by four real movie stars – embroiled in…
Pirates of Penzance, ThePirates of Penzance, The (1980)
Dir. Wilford Leach, Joshua White
Feat. Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt
A lively version of the Gilbert and Sullivan show, performed live at Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.
Pirates of PenzancePirates of Penzance (1982)
Dir. Wilford Leach
Feat. Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Rondstadt
Kevin Kline and Angela Lansbury star in this hammy screen version of Gilbert and Sullivan's famous operetta.
Company of WolvesCompany of Wolves (1984)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea
This modest, dream–like horror fantasy was liked so much by author Anne Rice, it led to the Irish director calling the shots on INTERVIEW WITH…
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (1984-1990)
Feat. Angela Lansbury
The archetypal amateur sleuth series, this long–running show starred the indomitable Angela Lansbury as a mystery…
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to ParisMrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992)
Dir. Anthony Shaw
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Diana Rigg, Omar Sharif
In this Francophilic fantasy, Angela Lansbury makes a pilgrimage to Paris to purchase an haute couture evening gown from the House of Dior. Fantastic…
Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, TheUnexpected Mrs. Pollifax, The (1998)
Dir. Anthony Shaw
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Ed Bishop, Peter Bland
Game old lady Angela Lansbury fulfils her life ambition to be a CIA–spy when she's accidentally sent on a mission to Morocco. Although this has…
Nanny McPheeNanny McPhee (2005) Recommended
Dir. Kirk Jones
Feat. Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald
A well–bred British entertainment for children which fuses the traditional likes of MARY POPPINS with the current wave of gothic fantasy (Harry…
Mr. Popper's PenguinsMr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Dir. Mark Waters
Feat. Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury
Jim Carrey grins and bears his way through this good–natured animal farce, about a businessman who inherits six penguins, and promptly…

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