Last updated March 26, 2023
Traveling aboard a transcontinental train, young Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) becomes alarmed when an acquaintance, elderly governess Miss Froy (Dame Mae Whitty), suddenly vanishes. Inexplicably, all the other passengers deny having seen the woman. So Iris turns to her lone ally -- handsome music scholar Gilbert Redman (Michael Redgrave) -- for help. As the two search for clues to Froy's disappearance, they uncloak a sinister plot.
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Renowned English writer W. Somerset Maugham introduces four wonderful productions of his well-known short stories "The Facts of Life," "The Kite," "The Alien Corn" and "The Colonel's Lady" in this program. A young man's life in Monte Carlo displeases his father; another young man has issues with his new wife and mother; a pianist hits the wrong note; and a man's very low-key wife turns out to be a famous writer.
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In this Oscar-nominated film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play, the aging Caesar (Claude Rains) comes to Alexandria to tutor young Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) in the ways of rule, allowing her to wrestle the throne away from her brother, Ptolemy. But as time progresses, Caesar's feelings for Cleopatra turn romantic and he vows to marry her. Stewart Granger co-stars in this epic drama directed by Gabriel Pascal.
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Stewart Granger stars as the legendary Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini in this biopic from the king of costume dramas -- England's Gainsborough Productions -- which focuses as much on the musician's romances as it does on his craft. Phyllis Calvert plays Jeanne de Vermond, the aristocratic French woman who captures Paganini's heart, and real-life violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin supplies the breathtaking Paganini solos.
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Based on real events, this historical drama is set in 19th-century Ireland, when poverty-stricken tenants dispossessed by greedy landowner Capt. Boycott (Cecil Parker) band together to assert their rights. Patriotic farmer Hugh Davin (Stewart Granger) leads the rebels. Choosing nonviolent resistance, the villagers ostracize their nemesis, who squanders his fortune to repair his ruined reputation and wagers what's left on a horse race.
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Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, this sweeping epic relates the tale of three generations of two Irish families caught in a relentless feud that first erupts in 1840 when the Brodricks open a copper mine on land belonging to the Donovans. Outsider Fanny Rose Flower (Margaret Lockwood) marries into the Brodrick clan and watches over the years as greed, betrayal, economic upheaval and class violence threaten to tear apart both families.
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In Edwardian England, boozy wastrel Uncle Willie is the bane of his family. But things take an interesting turn when it's decided to let Uncle Willie buy a bicycle shop in order to impress an American heiress in love with his nephew.
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