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Hobson's Choice (1954)
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Hobson's Choice is a 1954 British romantic comedy film directed by David Lean.

It is based on the 1916 play of the same name by Harold Brighouse. It stars Charles Laughton in the role of Victorian bootmaker Henry Hobson, Brenda De Banzie as his eldest daughter and John Mills as a timid employee.

Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), a British widower, is the overbearing owner of a shoe shop.

His three daughters -- Alice, Vicky and Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) -- work for him and all are eager to get out from under his thumb.

When the headstrong Maggie announces she intends to marry Henry's best employee, Will (John Mills), father and daughter engage in an intense showdown.

As Maggie works on launching a competing business, she also helps her sisters free themselves of their domineering father.

Inner Sanctum  (1948)
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⁣A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.

Account Rendered (1957)
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When wealthy Lucille Ainsworth [Ursula Howells] is found strangled on Hampstead Heath, Detective Inspector Marshall is put on the case. Lucille's husband Robert suspected her of being unfaithful, and had been following her. But he is just one of many suspects with a motive for murder.

Gaslight (1940)
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Gaslight is a 1940 British psychological thriller film directed by Thorold Dickinson which stars Anton Walbrook and Diana Wynyard, and features Frank Pettingell.

Set in Pimlico, London, Alice Barlow (Marie Wright) is murdered by an unknown man, who then ransacks her house, looking for her valuable rubies. The house remains empty for many years, until newlyweds Paul and Bella Mallen move in. Bella (Diana Wynyard) soon finds herself misplacing small objects; and, before long, Paul (Anton Walbrook) has her believing she is losing her sanity. B. G. Rough (Frank Pettingell), a former detective involved in the original murder investigation, immediately suspects him of Alice Barlow's murder.
Paul lights the gas lamps to search the closed-off upper floors, which causes the rest of the lamps in the house to dim slightly. When Bella comments on the lights' dimming, he tells her that she is imagining things. Bella is persuaded that she is hearing noises, unaware that Paul enters the upper floors from the house next door. The sinister interpretation of the change in light levels is part of a larger pattern of deception to which Bella is subjected. It is revealed that Paul is a bigamist. He is the wanted Louis Bauer, who has returned to the house to search for the rubies he was unable to find after the murder.

Dragonwyck (1946)
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For Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney), moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas (Vincent Price), seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter (Connie Marshall), to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.
Initial release: 10 April 1946

Fanny by Gaslight (1944)
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Set in the 1870s, Fanny is forced to overcome a series of terrible family problems before discovering both her true identity and true love, Harry Somerford. The dastardly Lord Manderstoke is the peer who blights Fanny's life.

Rebecca (1940)
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When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband.

Night Train to Munich (1940)
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When the Nazis take Prague, Dr. Bomasch (James Harcourt) escapes, but his daughter, Anna (Margaret Lockwood), is taken to a concentration camp. There she meets Karl (Paul Henreid), a Czech man who helps her escape. She flees with Karl to England where her father is already working for the Royal Navy, guarded by undercover agent Dickie Randall (Rex Harrison). No sooner are they reunited when Karl, actually an SS agent, steals father and daughter back to Germany. It is up to Randall to save them.

He Stayed For Breakfast (1940)
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Loretta Young Melvyn Douglas
He Stayed for Breakfast is a 1940 romantic comedy film starring Loretta Young and Melvyn Douglas and directed by Alexander Hall. A Communist working in Paris attempts to assassinate a banker, then hides out in the apartment of the banker's estranged wife.

Lorna Doone (1951)
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A 17th-century English farmer (Richard Greene) falls in love with a girl (Barbara Hale) from a clan of high-born outlaws.

An Old Fashioned Girl (1949)
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Based on Louisa Alcott's book of the same name, the story revolves around Polly Milton a country girl who visits a wealthy friend in the city.

Waterloo Bridge (1940)
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British officer Roy visits Waterloo Bridge on the eve of WWII and recalls the time when he met a young ballerina during WWI. After he leaves her for the front, she meets a cruel fate.

Ulysses (1954)
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The story is about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of the Trojan war, and the adventures that befell him.

The movie begins with Eurycleia saying to some women in Ulysses' home that Penelope is in charge of the household. Eurycleia tells the women not to consort with the suitors. Penelope has promised under pressure to marry one of her many suitors, who squander the wealth and land of Ulysses. She holds them off by telling them she first wants to finish her tapestry, but she unweaves it every night to stall. Telemachus, the son of Ulysses and Penelope, is sick of the suitors' behavior and decides to search for his father. Ulysses has stranded in the land of Alcinous and is found by Nausicaa.
The tremendous success of this film led to the making of Hercules (1957), which was credited with igniting the Italian peplum craze of the 1960s.
release dates
6 October 1954 (Italy)
17 August 1955 (USA)

Two Lost Worlds (1951)
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After a dashing hero rescues a young lady from the hands of pirates, his ship falls apart, leaving them on a deserted island. Soon they find unfriendly residents in the form of prehistoric monsters.

Angels Over Broadway (1940)
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Bill O'Brien is a New York con man in search of a suitable gullible person to make some money on. In a fancy nightclub he finds Charles Engle, a man ridden by guilt and on the brink of committing suicide after embezzling a large sum of money that he has spent on his high-maintenance wife.

Charles has the appearance of a common hillbilly from out of town visiting the city and Bill decides to scam him for his money. Bill is unaware that the desperate Charles only has until 6 am to pay back the money he has embezzled before the crime is discovered.

One of the showgirls at the club, Nina Barona, is persuaded by Bill to help trick Charles into entering a poker game to win back the money. The game is arranged by a gangster named Dutch Enright.

Salome (1953)
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Princess Salome (Rita Hayworth) is the step daughter of King Herod (Charles Laughton) of Galilee. Cast out after her affair with Caesar's nephew, Salome finds herself back in the kingdom of her step father when she falls in love with Claudius (Stewart Granger), the commander of her step father's army. Meanwhile, Salome's evil mother, Queen Herodias, is continually being condemned by John the Baptist, and plotting to use Salome as a tool to get the prophet executed.

Madeleine (1949)
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The film begins with the purchase of a house in Glasgow by an upper middle-class Victorian family....
Their eldest daughter Madeleine claims the basement bedroom so she will have easy access to the servants' entrance and be able to entertain her lover, Frenchman Emile L'Angelier, without her family's knowledge.

The film dramatises events leading up to the 1857 trial of an otherwise-respectable young woman, Madeleine Smith (Ann Todd) for the murder of her draper's-assistant lover, Emile L'Angelier (Ivan Desny).
The trial produced the uniquely Scottish verdict of "not proven", which left Madeleine a free woman.
Ann Todd as Madeleine Smith
Norman Wooland as William Minnoch
Ivan Desny as Emile L'Angelier
Leslie Banks as James Smith
Barbara Everest as Mrs. Smith
Susan Stranks as Janet Smith
Patricia Raine as Bessie Smith
Elizabeth Sellars as Christina Hackett
Edward Chapman as Dr. Thompson
Jean Cadell as Mrs. Jenkins
Eugene Deckers as Thuau
André Morell as Defending Counsel
Barry Jones as Prosecuting Counsel
Ivor Barnard as Mr. Murdoch
David Horne as Lord Justice-Clerk
Henry Edwards as Clerk of the Court
Amy Veness as Miss Aiken
Kynaston Reeves as Dr. Penny
Cameron Hall as Dr. Yeoman

History is Made at Night (1937)
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After filing a divorce, Irene moves to Paris, where she falls in love with Paul. But, with Irene's jealous husband, Bruce, pursuing to get her back to New York, will Paul and Irene ever unite?

Till We Meet Again (1944)
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A WWII pilot (Milland) with vital information for the allies is shot down in Nazi occupied France.
A young nun (Britton) sacrifices to help him escape. For all its underground intrigue, Nazi brutality and Machiavellian Gestapo methods, the film is a different sort of war romance. For one thing, its heroine is a novitiate nun and Ray Milland is an almost too happily married albeit dashing American aviator, forced down in occupied France.

Ray Milland as John
Barbara Britton as Sister Clothilde / Louise Dupree
Walter Slezak as Vitrey
Lucile Watson as Mother Superior
Konstantin Shayne as Major Krupp
Vladimir Sokoloff as Cabeau
Mona Freeman as Elise
William Edmunds as Henri Maret

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Good Sam (1948)
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Kind hearted to a fault, a soft touch, always ready to give a helping hand, being a good neighbour gets him into lots of scrapes, but that's fine with him.

Gary Cooper, Ann Sheridan star in this family film.

Boys Will Be Boys (1935)
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The film is set at Narkover School, where headmaster Doctor Benjamin Twist becomes involved in the disappearance of a valuable necklace.

Boys Will Be Boys is a 1935 British comedy film directed by William Beaudine which stars Will Hay, Gordon Harker and Jimmy Hanley.
Initial release: July 1935

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)
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This movie features Francie Nolan, a young girl, who vows to make it big in life, with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.

Follow A Star (1959)
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Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.

A Stitch in Time (1963)
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A bumbling butcher's boy takes a shine to a recently orphaned girl while visiting his boss in hospital. He vows to return to see her again - only to be banned by the hospital administrator who sees him as a troublemaker.

Not to be deterred, however, the hapless youth dreams up a number of devious schemes to regain entry.

The Square Peg (1958)
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A British road repairman gets into a feud with the Army, gets drafted and is mistakenly parachuted into Nazi occupied France where his physical resemblance to the local German commandant triggers a hilarious chain reaction.

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