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Time Without PityTime Without Pity (1957) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Leo McKern, Ann Todd
Nervy noir has Michael Redgrave in top form as an alcoholic father racing against time to save his son from the gallows. Somewhat dated thriller…
Twelfth NightTwelfth Night (1968)
Dir. John Sichel
Feat. Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson
Shakespeare's farcical tale of mixed up lives and lovers at cross–purposes is brought to life by renowned actors Alec Guinness and Joan…
American Film Theatre - Three SistersAmerican Film Theatre - Three Sisters (1970)
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright
Three sisters stuck in the Russian provinces pine for distant Moscow in this comprehensively faithful adaptation of Anton Chekhov's famous 19th…
EquusEquus (1977)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Peter Firth, Richard Burton, Joan Plowright
Straightforward adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play concerning a disturbed stablehand (Peter Firth) with an equine fixation who has blinded some…
Britannia HospitalBritannia Hospital (1981)
Dir. Lindsay Anderson
Feat. Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Joan Plowright
Political allegory dressed as raucous Blighty comedy going all out, but it hasn't quite the magic of cult predecessors IF... and O LUCKY MAN!
Brimstone and TreacleBrimstone and Treacle (1982)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Sting, Joan Plowright, Denholm Elliott
Scripted by Dennis Potter, this cult psychodrama is set in the unstable household of Joan Plowright and Denholm Elliot, which is invaded by an…
RevolutionRevolution (1985)
Dir. Hugh Hudson
Feat. Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski
Disastrous epic with Pacino almost committing career suicide as a fur trapper caught in the upheaval of the American Revolution. Some handsome…
Drowning by NumbersDrowning by Numbers (1987) Recommended
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson
Blackly comic tale of three women who each drown their husbands. Peppered with references to game–playing, you can take part by counting to…
Importance of Being EarnestImportance of Being Earnest (1988)
Dir. Stuart Burge
Feat. Gemma Jones, Alec McCowen, Paul McGann
A straightforward and lucid version of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, made for television by the BBC. McGann is a particular neurotic highlight.
I Love You to DeathI Love You to Death (1990)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Feat. Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright
Kevin Kline heads a great cast in this endearing black comedy about an embittered housewife who creatively tries to bump off her chronically…

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