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1.
Billy Liar (1963)
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A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family. (98 mins.)
 
2.
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. (85 mins.)
 
3.
The Colditz Story (1955)
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Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle. (94 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
4.
School for Scoundrels (1960)
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Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney... (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
5.
The Cruel Sea (1953)
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
6.
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure. (84 mins.)
 
7.
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
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Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Cornelius
 
8.
The Ladykillers (1955)
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. (91 mins.)
 
9.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
10.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
11.
The Shootist (1976)
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A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
12.
Highlander (1986)
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An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". (116 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
13.
Junior Bonner (1972)
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Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts. (100 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
14.
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
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Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment. (106 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
 
15.
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
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John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries. (119 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
16.
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994 TV Movie)
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This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War. (194 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
17.
Murphy's War (1971)
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A lone survivor from a British naval ship is obsessed with getting revenge on a German U-boat crew that massacred his shipmates in the water. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
18.
The Graduate (1967)
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A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
19.
Clockwise (1986)
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An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference. (96 mins.)
 
20.
Talk Radio (1988)
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A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national. (110 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
21.
Roger Dodger (2002)
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After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex. (106 mins.)
Director: Dylan Kidd
 
22.
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
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A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love. (130 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
23.
My Left Foot (1989)
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
24.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
25.
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II. (131 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
26.
The Millionairess (1960)
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A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents. (90 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
“ Daily Express ” - Gwasgray
 
27.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
28.
Time Bandits (1981)
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A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. (116 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
29.
On Golden Pond (1981)
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Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
30.
Mona Lisa (1986)
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George has just been released from prison, and manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. Initially they don't get on; he doesn't fit in with the high class customers Simone services. Will they ever get on? (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Sunday Times ” - Gwasgray
 
31.
The Odd Couple (1968)
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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (105 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
32.
Love Story (1970)
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A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes. (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
33.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
34.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
35.
Half Moon Street (1986)
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Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her. (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Swaim
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
36.
Plenty (1985)
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A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England. (121 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
37.
The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
“ The Times ” - Gwasgray
 
38.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
39.
Death of a Salesman (1985 TV Movie)
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An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it. (136 mins.)
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
40.
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
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A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him... (70 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
41.
Jack the Ripper (1988 TV Series)
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen. (190 mins.)
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
42.
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
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
43.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child. (89 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
44.
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
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The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm... (157 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ The Independent ” - Gwasgray
 
45.
The Dam Busters (1955)
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. (124 mins.)
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
46.
The Ipcress File (1965)
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
47.
Brief Encounter (1945)
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
48.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
49.
Jungle Fighters (1961)
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In 1942, a group of British soldiers is sent on a mission in the Malaysian jungle and gets lost into the Japanese controlled zone. (110 mins.)
Director: Leslie Norman
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
50.
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to... (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
“ Sunday Express ” - Gwasgray
 
51.
Pygmalion (1938)
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Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady. (96 mins.)
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
52.
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.)
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
53.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
54.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
55.
Enigma (1982)
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A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot. (122 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
56.
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ. (99 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
57.
Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995 TV Movie)
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A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Marcus
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
58.
Inspector Morse (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Dead of Jericho (1987)
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Anne Stavely, a friend of Morse's, ostensibly commits suicide at her home in Jericho, though Morse isn't convinced. (100 mins.)
“ Daily Mirror ” - Gwasgray
 
59.
Brighton Rock (1947)
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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
60.
Defense of the Realm (1986)
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After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that. (96 mins.)
Director: David Drury
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
61.
The Living Planet (1984 TV Series)
Episode: The Northern Forests (1984)
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An exploration of the various global forests in the northern hemisphere and how animal and plant life, both permanent and migratory, have to cope with changing seasons and climates. (660 mins.)
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
62.
The Trials of Life (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Growing Up (1990)
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For some baby animals, the care of diligent parents smooths the way to adulthood. Whereas others are abandoned before their childhood is over...
Director: Michael Gunton
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
63.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
Episode: Reptiles & Amphibians (2009)
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Reptilians survive from the age of the Saurians, but if many look Ancient that's because their early... (473 mins.)
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
64.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
Episode: Challenges of Life (2009)
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David Attenborough shows us how some animals have evolved new hunting, mating and parental techniques to help them survive the challenges of life. (473 mins.)
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
65.
Carry on Christmas (1973 TV Movie)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Ronald Fouracre
“ Daily Express ” - Gwasgray
 
66.
Jeeves and Wooster (1990 TV Series)
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Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster returns home with a hangover when a valet named Jeeves rings the doorbell... (55 mins.)
“ Sunday Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
67.
A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)
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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses... (145 mins.)
Director: Philip Casson
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
68.
Rogue Trader (1999)
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The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain. (101 mins.)
Director: James Dearden
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
69.
Hideous Kinky (1998)
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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco... (98 mins.)
“ Sunday Times ” - Gwasgray
 
70.
To Walk with Lions (1999)
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve "Kora" from dangerous poachers. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Schultz
“ Mail on Sunday ” - Gwasgray
 
71.
To Die For (1995)
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Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight, including enlisting three teenagers to kill her husband. (106 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
72.
David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (1977 Documentary)
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Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon... (85 mins.)
Director: Jørn Winther
“ The Independent ” - Gwasgray
 
73.
The Last Emperor (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
“ The Times ” - Gwasgray
 
74.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
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A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ Daily Telegraph ” - Gwasgray
 
75.
Mojave Moon (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman (Ellie)... (95 mins.)
Director: Kevin Dowling
“ Daily Mail ” - Gwasgray
 
76.
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
“ Sunday Times ” - Gwasgray
 
77.
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer. (114 mins.)
Director: Steve Kloves
“ The Times ” - Gwasgray
 
78.
Great Expectations (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean