The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels. ... See full summary »
André De Toth
The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Brian G. Hutton
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the ... See full summary »
A broken-down healer, learns the Magus has abandoned the Wizard's Code and is using his power for evil. Forced to come out of reclusion, this improbable hero finds an improbable assistant -- his teenage niece.
When a US intelligence agent (Anthony Quinn) is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron (James Mason) to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man he is put in contact with... See full summary »
An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind. Written by
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Agreeably, The Magus was confusing and many critics hated it. However, very few novels can be condensed into a movie with all of the novel's major details. I do feel the movie captured the 'feel' of John Fowles book. It was mysterious, beautiful Greek Isle scenery and a great cast, especially a young and sexy Candice Bergen. I found it to be an excellent cautionary tale. When the movie was released, I was a young college student aspiring to become a high school teacher. This created a strong sense of identity within me for the Michael Caine character, and his punishment for bad behavior and later redemption. Warning, watching The Magus on TV is a waste because of commercial interruptions and the editing massacred the script's flow, leaving a very confusing plot. Unfortunately, I do not think the flick is available on DVD?
Postscript: Good news. Cinema Classics Collection is schedule to release The Magus DVD on October 17, 2006. Hopefully it will be an unedited release version?
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