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The Ghost and Mrs Muir
(1947) Whimsical supernatural comedy with Rex Harrison as the ghost of a gruff sea captain, who haunts and then falls in love with Gene Tierney.Whimsical supernatural comedy with Rex Harrison as the ghost of a gruff sea captain, who haunts and then falls in love with Gene Tierney
The Ghost And Mrs Muir As haunted houses go, Gull Cottage is remarkably inviting. It's perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea and it's surprisingly cheap. There's just one problem: it's haunted by the ghost of a grumpy old sea captain Gregg (Harrison) who's none too pleased when the widowed Mrs Muir (Tierney) moves in to share his bedroom with him. Fortunately, she's beautiful enough to win him over and the unlikely pair fall in love. But when caddish writer Miles (Sanders) arrives and tries to sweep Mrs Muir off her feet, the ghost does the honourable thing and disappears.
The Eve of St Mark
(1944) Engrossing World War 2 flag-waver centred on the training and combat experiences in the Pacific of a mid-western small-town farm boy.The horrors of horror are visited upon a small-town, all-American boy. War drama adapted from a hit stage play, and starring Vincent Price
The Eve Of St Mark Given that he is so readily associated with horror cinema, it's easy to forget that Vincent Price had a life outside of William Castle films and Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
(1959) Having inherited a failing gunsmith business, a quintessential Englishman (Kenneth More) decides that the real market for his wares is the Wild West.Having inherited a failing gunsmith business, quintessential Englishman Jonathan Tibbs (Kenneth More) decides that the real market for his wares is in the Wild West. And after falling foul of both Cowboys and Indians, he finds himself conned into becoming the law man in the lawless town of Fractured Jaw, in this spoof Western which also co-stars Jayne Mansfield.
(1996) Haley Joel Osment plays Albert Franklin, a recently orphaned seven-year-old boy who invents an invisible friend, Bogus.A young boy develops an imaginary friend following the death of his mother. Children's fantasy starring Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu and Haley Joel Osment
Although director Norman Jewison is rarely feted along the same lines as Scorsese and Coppola, few directors still working today boast a body of work to rival his.
(1999) Robert 'Mac' MacDougal is one of the finest art thieves in the world and Virginia 'Gin' Baker, an insurance company agent who plans to trap him.Glossy big-budget techno-thriller tosh which once again serves up a grizzled old man and a pouting young beauty as an apparently feasible screen coupling. Ancient thief Connery teams up with a lithe upcomer Zeta-Jones to pull off a high-tech scam amid an array of suitably futuristic gadgetry. Notable for its central setpiece in which Ms ZJ balletically pirouettes her way through a criss-crossing maze of laser beams in a leotard to the grumpy delight of her crotchety tutor. Sadly, if that doesn't grab your fancy, then there's little else here to engage the interest.
Brothers of the Head
(2005) Siamese twins become punk heroes in this mockumentary from the directors of Lost In La Mancha.Siamese twins become punk heroes in this mockumentary from the directors of Lost In La Mancha
Brothers Of The Head How do you follow up a documentary that plays out like a tragi-comedy? Easy: make a tragi-comedy that masquerades as a documentary. After the brilliant Lost In La Mancha, a hair-raising account of Terry Gilliam's aborted efforts to film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe return with another tale of industry implosion - though this time the industry under the spotlight is the music business of the mid-1970s, characterised by pan-sexual hijinks, druggy indulgence, a burgeoning punk scene and, we're invited to believe, the most jaw-dropping double act of the decade. And that includes Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(2001) Big screen version of an exuberantly camp off-Broadway musical about a transsexual wannabe rock singer named Hedwig.Big screen version of an exuberantly camp off-Broadway musical about a transsexual wannabe rock singer named Hedwig
Hedwig And The Angry Inch Fans of 70s rock icons like David Bowie and Iggy Pop will get a sparkly-spandexed kick out of this eccentric musical comedy drama.