Last updated April 16, 2021
Born the son of a working-class washerwoman, Edward Henry "Denry" Machin (Alec Guinness) sets his sights on upward mobility and vows to amount to something, taking comfort in his burgeoning reputation as a clever and charming social climber. Glynis Johns and Petula Clark co-star in this comedic tale of pluck and ambition (released as The Promoter in the United States) based on Arnold Bennett's novel.
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Three stories by W. Somerset Maugham make up an engaging dramatic suite, beginning with "The Ant and the Grasshopper," which features Nigel Patrick and Roland Culver as two brothers struggling with each other's opposite personalities. "Winter Cruise" is a tongue-in-cheek tale of shipboard romance, with Kay Walsh playing an overly talkative spinster. "Gigolo and the Gigolette" relates the trials of a husband-and-wife vaudeville act in Monte Carlo.
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A cheeky sequel to the 1948 mermaid tale Miranda, this romantic fantasy relates the further land adventures of the lovely and man-crazy mermaid from the first movie, again played by British film veteran Glynis Johns. When Miranda's look-alike human friend Caroline goes on holiday, Miranda decides to move into Caroline's home and live her life. The lark goes swimmingly until Miranda breaks off Caroline's engagement and falls for another man.
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This intense drama highlights the evils of gossip as teenage schoolgirl Barbara Vining (Glynis Johns) develops a passionate crush on her teacher, Stephen (Leo Genn), prompting his wife, Kay (Gene Tierney), to confront her, an action that haunts her after Barbara disappears. When the townspeople assume that Barbara has fallen victim to foul play and that Stephen is responsible, the resulting strain threatens his career, freedom and marriage.
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Physician Paul Marton (Griffith Jones) is drowning when an alluring mermaid named Miranda (Glynis Johns) suddenly rescues him in this fanciful drama. Afterward, Miranda insists that he take her for a visit to London -- which the doctor manages by disguising her in a wheelchair. While Miranda captures plenty of male attention there -- and arouses the suspicions of the doctor's wife (Googie Withers) -- she soon begins pining for her watery home.
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