legends of the screen 11:richard burton

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1.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
2.
The Robe (1953)
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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
3.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
4.
1984 (1984)
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In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
5.
Wagner (1981 TV Series)
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland... (300 mins.)
 
6.
Circle of Two (1981)
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The story of the impossible love between a schoolgirl and a 60-years old painter. (106 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
7.
The Wild Geese (1978)
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A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African president from the hands of a corrupt African dictator. (134 mins.)
 
8.
Absolution (1978)
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At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play... (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
9.
The Medusa Touch (1978)
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Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them. (105 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
10.
Equus (1977)
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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses. (137 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
11.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters. (136 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
12.
Klansman (1974)
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A local Sheriff tries to keep the peace as racial strife hits his small Alabama town as tensions boil over when a black man is accused of raping a white woman. (112 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
13.
The Voyage (1974)
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Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother... (102 mins.)
 
14.
The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)
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The Battle of Sutjeska known as ''Fifth offensive'' is the hardest, most tragic and the greatest battle... (130 mins.)
Director: Stipe Delic
 
15.
Massacre in Rome (1973)
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In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship... (110 mins.)
 
16.
Hammersmith Is Out (1972)
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The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
 
17.
Bluebeard (1972)
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A World War I pilot whom everybody envies as a "ladykiller" actually is one - after he beds the women he's after, he murders them. (125 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
18.
Under Milk Wood (1972)
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This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards)... (87 mins.)
Director: Andrew Sinclair
 
19.
The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)
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After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics... (103 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
20.
Raid on Rommel (1971)
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In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
21.
Villain (1971)
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Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray... (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
22.
Staircase (1969)
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Charles Dyer and Harry Leeds are a couple that have been living together for nearly 20 years. Both earn... (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
23.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn. (145 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
24.
Candy (1968)
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Candy, an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life. (115 mins.)
 
25.
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
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Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on. (158 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
 
26.
Boom! (1968)
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Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs. (113 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
27.
The Comedians (1967)
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A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier. (150 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
28.
Doctor Faustus (1967)
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A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves. (93 mins.)
 
29.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
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Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina. (122 mins.)
 
30.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
31.
The Sandpiper (1965)
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A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California. (117 mins.)
 
32.
Becket (1964)
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King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas à Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's. (148 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
33.
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
34.
The V.I.P.s (1963)
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Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life. (119 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
35.
The Longest Day (1962)
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
 
36.
The Young Savages (1961)
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A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy... (103 mins.)
 
37.
The Gallant Hours (1960)
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A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal. (115 mins.)
 
38.
Ice Palace (1960)
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After WW1, Zeb and Thor start a cannery business in Alaska but eventually they drift apart with Zeb becoming unscrupulous and Thor becoming involved in Alaskan politics. (143 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
39.
Compulsion (1959)
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case. (103 mins.)
 
40.
Look Back in Anger (1959)
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A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
41.
Bitter Victory (1957)
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A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
42.
Sea Wife (1957)
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In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman... (81 mins.)
Director: Bob McNaught
 
43.
Alexander the Great (1956)
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great. (141 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
44.
Ransom! (1956)
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The Stannards' son is kidnapped for ransom. Plot centres around Ford's (the father) efforts to find him. (109 mins.)
Director: Alex Segal
 
45.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
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Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur. (104 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
46.
The Desert Rats (1953)
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
47.
My Cousin Rachel (1952)
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A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster