Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »
In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a £5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room ... See full summary »
Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »
During the French Revolution, French national Lucie Manette meets and falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay. He is however hiding his true identity as a member of the French ... See full summary »
At the outbreak of WWII the British realise they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realises that a prize cow is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get ... See full summary »
Esther goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William, who then takes off with his employer's daughter. Left alone to bring up the child, ... See full summary »
When Quinn breaks his handcuffs with a rock (c. 97 minutes) his wrists are not bleeding and his right wrist shows no serious sign of injury; yet in the next shot he is bandaging both his wrists, now bleeding, with the torn strips from his shirt. See more »
Dirk Bogarde is an officer during World War II learning Japanese in India in order to do intelligence work on the Indian front.
While there he gets a Japanese teacher, who is full of the inscrutable and mysterious East, like a Chinese motorcycle. Some scenes are pretty fruity in between the Indian travelogue and the first scene doesn't fit into the plot properly, in fact it doesn't seem to have any relevance at all (lost in editing perhaps?).
In the war scenes, the Japanese are honourable, like in "Bridge Across The River Kwai", not at all like they actually were, and the British are all very 'pukka' and respectable - it's strictly popular fare.
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