Last updated September 21, 2023
Joan Heseltine (Penelope Dudley-Ward), a member of a wealthy British clan, falls in love with her aunt's family butler, Tom Gilbey (Michael Wilding), despite the impossibility of them making a match. When World War II breaks out, however, their situation changes drastically. Tom goes off to fight and returns as an army officer, which considerably raises his social status. Unfortunately, Joan's heart appears to have moved on in Tom's absence.
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After a chance meeting, Baroness Edith (Lilli Palmer) befriends Lt. Marek (Maurice Elvey), who learns that she was paralyzed in a riding accident years before. Though Edith feels a romance blossoming, Marek doesn't, but pity prevents him from turning her away. Each day it becomes harder for Marek to admit the truth, until his silence threatens to destroy them both. Maurice Elvey directs this drama based on a novel by Stefan Zweig.
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Sent to an austere, all-girls boarding school after the death of her parents, spunky orphan Manuela von Meinhardis (Romy Schneider) soon develops a sensual attraction to one of her teachers, the beautiful Elisabeth von Bernburg (Lilli Palmer). As Manuela's forbidden attraction becomes stronger, the suggestion of lesbian scandal sends the school's headmistress into a rage. Géza von Radványi's directs this 1958 remake of the 1931 classic.
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In the midst of preparing his theater troupe for their upcoming production, Cesar (Jason Robards) struggles to soothe his wife, Madeleine (Christine Kaufmann), who's been suffering dreadful nightmares, and races to figure out who is brutally murdering his lead actors one by one. A loose adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe story, this chilling horror tale effectively weaves back and forth between disturbing dreams and reality.
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Roger Corman stepped in to direct several scenes in this graphic biopic that stars Keir Dullea as the notorious Marquis de Sade, who reflects on his disturbing formative years in a series of flashbacks. As a child, de Sade witnesses his uncle (John Huston) sexually abuse a servant girl, who's then ordered to whip de Sade as punishment for watching. Later, de Sade is tricked into marrying a woman who repulses him (Anna Massey).
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