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Cyril Cusack


Gone to EarthGone to Earth (1950) Recommended
Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Feat. Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack
Marvellous Technicolor evocation of the rustic Welsh border–country, set around Jennifer Jones’ entry into the world of passionate desire and…
Passage HomePassage Home (1955)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. Peter Finch, Anthony Steel, Diane Cilento
Torrid melodrama with the presence of a young woman on board a cargo ship causing tensions amongst the male crew.
Spanish Gardener, TheSpanish Gardener, The (1956)
Dir. Philip Leacock
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Sir Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack
Curious father/son drama with Bogarde in the title role forming a close relationship with a young boy much to his father's envy. Narrative wise…
Waltz of the ToreadorsWaltz of the Toreadors (1962)
Dir. John Guillermin
Feat. Peter Sellers, Dany Robin, Margaret Leighton
Bruising comedy with an elderly general struggling to come to terms with impending retirement and his ruinous personal life.
Spy Who Came in from the ColdSpy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom
Stark yet gripping adaptation of John Le Carre's espionage novel. Richard Burton plays the dispossessed spy reluctantly engaged in the most dangerous…
Fahrenheit 451Fahrenheit 451 (1967)
Dir. Francois Truffaut
Feat. Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack
Adaptation of Ray Bradbury's sci–fi novel, set in a book–burning 'utopian' future, has naïve fireman Oskar Werner questioning the…
King LearKing Lear (1970)
Dir. Peter Brook
Feat. Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Jack MacGowran
This could hardly miss with Shakespeare perennials Paul Schofield in the title role and director Peter Brook at the helm. A strong and rewarding…
Ballad of Tam-Lin, TheBallad of Tam-Lin, The (The Devil's Widow) (1970)
Dir. Roddy McDowall
Feat. Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Cyril Cusack
The only film that prolific acting great Roddy McDowall ever directed is this British folk horror based on the Celtic legend Tam Lin. Legendary…
American Film Theatre - The HomecomingAmerican Film Theatre - The Homecoming (1973) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Hall
Feat. Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston
One of the very finest of the American Film Theatre stageplay adaptations, dir. Hall and his cast came off a two–year run of Harold Pinter's…
Les MiserablesLes Miserables (1978)
Dir. Glenn Jordan
Feat. Anthony Perkins, Richard Jordan, John Gielgud
Well–regarded adaptation of Hugo's seminal novel. Perkins excels as the obsessive Javert, and director Jordan does an admirable job compressing…

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