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Hobson's Choice
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directed by Sir David Lean, 1908-1991; designed by John Armstrong, 1893-1973; produced by Norman Spencer, 1914- and Sir David Lean, 1908-1991; performed by Brenda de Banzie, 1909-1981, Sir John Mills, 1908-2005 and Charles Laughton, 1899-1962 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1954), 1 hour 48 mins
An unsung comic triumph from David Lean, Hobson’s Choice stars the legendary Charles Laughton as the harrumphing Henry Hobson, the owner of a boot shop in late Victorian northern England. With his haughty, independent daughter Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) decides to forge her own path, romantically and professional...
directed by Sir David Lean, 1908-1991; designed by John Armstrong, 1893-1973; produced by Norman Spencer, 1914- and Sir David Lean, 1908-1991; performed by Brenda de Banzie, 1909-1981, Sir John Mills, 1908-2005 and Charles Laughton, 1899-1962 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1954), 1 hour 48 mins
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The Rise of Catherine the Great
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directed by Alexander Korda, 1893-1956 and Paul Czinner, 1890-1972; designed by B.J. Simmons, fl. 1934-1936 and John Armstrong, 1893-1973; produced by Ludovico Toeplitz, 1893- and Alexander Korda, 1893-1956; performed by Gerald Du Maurier, 1873-1934, Flora Robson, 1902-1984, Elisabeth Bergner, 1900-1986 and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909-2000 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1934), 1 hour 34 mins
A quick-witted and compelling dramatization of the troubled marriage of Catherine II (played by German actress Elisabeth Bergner, in her English-language debut) to Peter III (a randy Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and her subsequent ascension to the throne as Empress of Russia. With its luxurious renderings of the eightee...
directed by Alexander Korda, 1893-1956 and Paul Czinner, 1890-1972; designed by B.J. Simmons, fl. 1934-1936 and John Armstrong, 1893-1973; produced by Ludovico Toeplitz, 1893- and Alexander Korda, 1893-1956; performed by Gerald Du Maurier, 1873-1934, Flora Robson, 1902-1984, Elisabeth Bergner, 1900-1986 and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909-2000 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1934), 1 hour 34 mins
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The Browning Version
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directed by Anthony Asquith, 1902-1968; produced by Teddy Baird, 1901-1975, Javelin Films; performed by Sir Michael Redgrave, 1908-1985, Jean Kent, 1921-2013, Nigel Patrick, 1912-1981, Brian Smith, 1932-, Ronald Howard, 1918-1996 and Wilfrid Hyde-White, 1903-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1951), 1 hour 30 mins
Michael Redgrave gives the performance of his career in Anthony Asquith’s adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s unforgettable play. Redgrave portrays Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster who begins to feel that his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, a...
directed by Anthony Asquith, 1902-1968; produced by Teddy Baird, 1901-1975, Javelin Films; performed by Sir Michael Redgrave, 1908-1985, Jean Kent, 1921-2013, Nigel Patrick, 1912-1981, Brian Smith, 1932-, Ronald Howard, 1918-1996 and Wilfrid Hyde-White, 1903-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1951), 1 hour 30 mins
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The League of Gentlemen
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directed by Basil Dearden, 1911-1971; designed by Joan Ellacott, fl. 1948-1991; produced by Michael Relph, 1915-2004 and Basil Dearden, 1911-1971; performed by Bryan Forbes, 1926-2013, Lord Richard Attenborough, 1923-2014, Roger Livesey, 1906-1976, Nigel Patrick, 1912-1981 and Jack Hawkins, 1910-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 1 hour 54 mins
Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery—a risky, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. A delightful cast of British all-stars, including Richard...
directed by Basil Dearden, 1911-1971; designed by Joan Ellacott, fl. 1948-1991; produced by Michael Relph, 1915-2004 and Basil Dearden, 1911-1971; performed by Bryan Forbes, 1926-2013, Lord Richard Attenborough, 1923-2014, Roger Livesey, 1906-1976, Nigel Patrick, 1912-1981 and Jack Hawkins, 1910-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 1 hour 54 mins
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Pygmalion
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directed by Anthony Asquith, 1902-1968 and Leslie Howard, 1893-1943; designed by Ladislaw Czettel, 1904-1949; produced by Gabriel Pascal, 1894-1954, Gabriel Pascal Productions; performed by Leslie Howard, 1893-1943, Dame Wendy Hiller, 1912-2003, Wilfrid Lawson, 1900-1966, Marie Lohr, 1890-1975 and Scott Sunderland, 1883-1956 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1938), 1 hour 36 mins
Cranky Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) takes a bet that he can turn Cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) into a 'proper lady' in a mere six months in this delightful comedy of bad manners, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. This Academy Award–winning inspiration for Lerner and Loewe'...
directed by Anthony Asquith, 1902-1968 and Leslie Howard, 1893-1943; designed by Ladislaw Czettel, 1904-1949; produced by Gabriel Pascal, 1894-1954, Gabriel Pascal Productions; performed by Leslie Howard, 1893-1943, Dame Wendy Hiller, 1912-2003, Wilfrid Lawson, 1900-1966, Marie Lohr, 1890-1975 and Scott Sunderland, 1883-1956 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1938), 1 hour 36 mins
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The Ruling Class
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directed by Peter Medak, 1937-; designed by Ruth Myers, 1940-; produced by David Korda, fl. 1972-2006, Jack Hawkins, 1910-1973 and Jules Buck, 1917-2001; performed by Arthur Lowe, 1915-1982, Alastair Sim, 1900-1976 and Peter O'Toole, 1932-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1972), 2 hours 34 mins
Peter O’Toole gives a tour-de-force performance as Jack, a man 'cured' of believing he’s God—only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate. Based on Peter Barnes’s irreverent play, this darkly comic indictment of Britain’s class system peers behind the closed doors of English aristocracy. Insanity, sadistic s...
directed by Peter Medak, 1937-; designed by Ruth Myers, 1940-; produced by David Korda, fl. 1972-2006, Jack Hawkins, 1910-1973 and Jules Buck, 1917-2001; performed by Arthur Lowe, 1915-1982, Alastair Sim, 1900-1976 and Peter O'Toole, 1932-2013 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1972), 2 hours 34 mins
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The Spy in Black
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directed by Michael Powell, 1905-1990; produced by Irving Asher, 1903-1985 and Alexander Korda, 1893-1956, Irving Asher Productions and London Film Productions; performed by Conrad Veidt, 1893-1943, Sebastian Shaw, 1905-1994, Valerie Hobson, 1917-1998, Marius Goring, 1912-1998, June Duprez, 1918-1984, Athole Stewart, 1879-1940, Agnes Lauchlan, 1905-1993, Helen Haye, 1874-1957, Cyril Raymond, 1899-1973, George Summers, fl. 1937, Hay Petrie, 1895-1948, Grant Sutherland, fl. 1937, Margaret Moffatt, 1883-1942 and Kenneth Warrington, fl. 1936 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1939), 1 hour 22 mins
A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.
directed by Michael Powell, 1905-1990; produced by Irving Asher, 1903-1985 and Alexander Korda, 1893-1956, Irving Asher Productions and London Film Productions; performed by Conrad Veidt, 1893-1943, Sebastian Shaw, 1905-1994, Valerie Hobson, 1917-1998, Marius Goring, 1912-1998, June Duprez, 1918-1984, Athole Stewart, 1879-1940, Agnes Lauchlan, 1905-1993, Helen Haye, 1874-1957, Cyril Raymond, 1899-1973, George Summers, fl. 1937, Hay Petrie, 1895-1948, Grant Sutherland, fl. 1937, Margaret Moffatt, 1883-1942 and Kenneth Warrington, fl. 1936 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1939), 1 hour 22 mins
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The Horse's Mouth
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directed by Ronald Neame, 1911-2110; designed by Julia Squire, 1926-1989; produced by Ronald Neame, 1911-2110, Albert Fennell, 1920-1988 and John Bryan, 1911-1969; performed by Renee Houston, 1902-1980, Kay Walsh, 1911-2005 and Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 1 hour 35 mins
In Ronald Neame’s film of Joyce Cary’s classic novel, Alec Guinness transforms himself into one of cinema’s most indelible comic figures: the lovably scruffy painter Gulley Jimson. As the ill-behaved Jimson searches for a perfect canvas, he determines to let nothing come between himself and the realization o...
directed by Ronald Neame, 1911-2110; designed by Julia Squire, 1926-1989; produced by Ronald Neame, 1911-2110, Albert Fennell, 1920-1988 and John Bryan, 1911-1969; performed by Renee Houston, 1902-1980, Kay Walsh, 1911-2005 and Sir Alec Guinness, 1914-2000 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 1 hour 35 mins
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Lord of the Flies
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directed by Peter Brook, 1925-; produced by Lewis M. Allen, 1922-2003, Two Arts Ltd.; performed by James Aubrey, 1947-2010, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, 1951-, Roger Elwin, fl. 1963 and Tom Gaman, fl. 1963 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1963), 1 hour 31 mins
In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of the Flieswith an off-th...
directed by Peter Brook, 1925-; produced by Lewis M. Allen, 1922-2003, Two Arts Ltd.; performed by James Aubrey, 1947-2010, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, 1951-, Roger Elwin, fl. 1963 and Tom Gaman, fl. 1963 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1963), 1 hour 31 mins
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The Private Life of Henry VIII
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directed by Alexander Korda, 1893-1956; designed by John Armstrong, 1893-1973; produced by Ludovico Toeplitz, 1893- and Alexander Korda, 1893-1956; performed by Merle Oberon, 1911-1979, Elsa Lanchester, 1902-1986, Franklin Dyall, 1874-1950, Robert Donat, 1905-1958 and Charles Laughton, 1899-1962 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 34 mins
Charles Laughton gulps beer and chomps on mutton, in his first of many iconic screen roles, as King Henry VIII, the ultimate anti-husband. Alexander Korda’s first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant peek into the boudoirs of the infamous king and his six wives.
directed by Alexander Korda, 1893-1956; designed by John Armstrong, 1893-1973; produced by Ludovico Toeplitz, 1893- and Alexander Korda, 1893-1956; performed by Merle Oberon, 1911-1979, Elsa Lanchester, 1902-1986, Franklin Dyall, 1874-1950, Robert Donat, 1905-1958 and Charles Laughton, 1899-1962 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 34 mins
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