Two one-act plays by Joyce Carol Oates. The Key: a hilarious perverse encounter between a vacationing suburban housewife, recently separated from her husband, and a prosperous businessman. Tone Cluster: a chilling trig-comedy that takes the form of an interview between a middle-aged, middle-class American couple and the media. Full-cast L.A. Theatre Works performances featuring Edward Asner, Hector Elizondo, Don Reed, Joyce Van Patten, JoBeth Williams
British filmmaker Carol Reed and American playwright Garson Kanin team up to direct the war documentaryï ï¾ The True Glory. The movie was assembled from actual footage of the WWII allied invasion of Europe, captured by thousands of different camera operators. Starting with D-Day, the documentary covers the major battles all the way to the fall of Berlin, along with personal vignettes.
This high-spirited British comedy from director Carol Reed concerns a dashing millionaire (Michael Redgrave) engaged to a gold-digging brat (Margaret Vyner) who almost runs over a scatterbrained model (Jessie Matthews). As sparks fly between the unlikely pair, the man tries to woo his new interest by pretending to be single, despite his upcoming nuptials, resulting in a string of slapstick errors.
In this sentimental comedy, Carol Reed tries for a bit of neo-realist whimsy that takes place in the London slums of Petticoat Lane. The film centers upon Joe (Jonathan Ashmore), a six-year-old London East-ender who believes strongly in the magical power of unicorns. Joe and his lonely mother Joanna (Celia Johnson) live with wily, philosophical tailor Kandinsky (David Kossoff), who convinces Joe that if he could only come upon the legendary unicorn, he could grant all the wishes of his poor neighbors.
Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks refuge throughout the city, while the woman he loves (Kathleen Ryan) searches for him among the shadows.
Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason ("Lolita") as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks refuge throughout the city, while the woman he loves (Kathleen Ryan) searches for him among the shadows.
Import Blu-ray/Region All pressing. All the Right Noises is the story of a young married man with two young children who has an affair with a teenage girl. It stars Olivia Hussey in her first post-Romeo And Juliet role, as well as the inimitable Tom Bell (The L-Shaped Room, Prime Suspect). Very much a film of it's time, tackling a subject which formed the basis for a number of celebrated and respected films in the 60s, this slice of British cultural history, is one of only a handful of feature films directed by Gerry O'Hara, better known for his assistant director work with the cinema's giants, including Tony Richardson, Carol Reed and Otto Preminger.
Ever since its inception. British cinema has been obsessed with crime and the criminal. One of the first narrative films to be produced in Britain, the 1905 short Rescued by Rover, was a fast paced tale of abduction and kidnap; the first British sound film, Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail (1929), was concerned with murder and criminal guilt; and the first ever BAFTA for Best British film was awarded to Carol Reed's 1947 work Odd Man Out, a narrative surrounding a failed robbery and prison escape.
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