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Vivien Merchant


Films to Rent

AccidentAccident (1967)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Vivien Merchant, Michael York
The second classic Joseph Losey / Harold Pinter collaboration takes place in a deceptively placid Oxford University setting, that conceals…
Under MilkwoodUnder Milkwood (1971)
Dir. Andrew Sinclair
Feat. Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole
Celebrated radio play by Dylan Thomas gets a surprisingly successful visual rendering, though some will always prefer the original format for Thomas'…
FrenzyFrenzy (1972) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster
Hitchcock's last really great thriller, concerning a Cockney strangler plaguing the streets of London and setting up Jon Finch as the wrong man.…
Offence, TheOffence, The (1973)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant
Sean Connery – in a rare decent performance – is impressive as a British cop under pressure from Bannen's child molestor, in an…
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…
American Film Theatre - The MaidsAmerican Film Theatre - The Maids (1974)
Dir. Christopher Miles
Feat. Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant
Atmospheric, though slightly muted version of Jean Genet's notorious play, itself based on a notorious French murder case, where two maids immersed…
Man in the Iron Mask, TheMan in the Iron Mask, The (1976)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Jenny Agutter
Polished version of Dumas’ other great swashbuckler that encompasses The Three Musketeers, with Richard Chamberlain leading a great cast.

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