A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He ... See full summary »
A win on the football pools in postwar Britain changes lives. A happy family is turned into an unhappy argumentative lot until it is discovered the coupon apparently didn't get posted. A ... See full summary »
A woman travels to England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes together, but she doesn't buy it. She comes to suspect that the nurse ... See full summary »
A gypsy settlement in a small kingdom is on land believed to contain oil reserves. The kingdom's prime minister plots to overthrow the king--whose mistress is a beautiful gypsy girl--and seize power, and the oil fields, for himself.
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Beautifully played by a fine cast (the two principals, Ivor Novello and Fay Compton, are particularly touching), I'd rate "Autumn Crocus" as one of the best British films of 1934. Basil Dean does a superb job in his triple capacity as screenwriter, director and producer. Not only does he keep the sentiment well under wraps, he directs with just the right mixture of style and assurance. A perfect blend of romance and drama.
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