This marvellously entertaining, tongue-in-cheek musical romp stars Frank Ifield as a talented young Australian singer who moves to London in search of his big break, tries to woo a top model while seemingly overlooking the beautiful publican s daughter who truly loves him and gets tangled up with a gang of thieves! Featuring Coventry-born Ifield s only feature-film appearance and made at the height of his international fame in 1965, Up Jumped a Swagman was inspired by the phenomenal success.
This melodrama adapted from a story by D.H. Lawrence sees two country girls Yvette (Joanna Shimkus) and her sister Lucille (Harriet Harper) return home after attending a provincial school. Yvette is smitten by the sight of a handsome gypsy (Franco Nero). Her stern matriarchal grandmother (Fay Compton) objects but Yvette continues to see the dashing young man who awakens her sexual curiosity. She is comforted by Mrs. Fawcett (Honor Blackman) and Major Eastwood (Mark Burns) two people living in sin much to the chagrin of the moralistic townsfolk.
Following the banning and burning of his novel 'The Rainbow' D.H. Lawrence (McKellen)and his wife Frieda travel to the United States and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis they return to England for a short time then to Italy where Lawrence is inspired to write 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'...
First broadcast as part of a Science Report documentary series Alternative 3 uncovered an astonishing link between britain's brain drain of disappearing experts climate change and the start of an extra-terrestial colony. The programme ended with the credit Anglia Television April 1st 1977 and was in fact a Sci-fi drama and a deadpan heir to The War Of The Worlds. But after its broadcasts world wide that same week Alternative 3 clearly showed how the medium can manipulate the message as millions were fooled by the programme which provoked front page headlines and has inspired conspiracy theories ever since.
UP JUMPED A SWAGMAN A talented young Australian singer moves to London in search of his big break. On the way he tries to woo a top model while seemingly overlooking the beautiful publican's daughter who truly loves him and gets tangled up with a gang of thieves! CHARLEY MOON A new career beckons for Charley Moon when, during his army service, he becomes part of a comic double act in a unit concert. Though lucky breaks are few and far between, they end up getting enough experience to try their luck in London. WHAT A CRAZY WORLD Alf Hitchins is an unemployed chap whose life revolves around dance halls, amusements arcades and cafÃ©s any place to escape from the family home! His cheerful acceptance of life expresses itself in the song he casually composes one night and the results take everyone by surprise! BALLAD IN BLUE During a performance Ray Charles befriends David, a young boy who has recently lost his sight, and helps him come to terms with his condition. Then, during a world tour, Charles finds himself in Paris where a surgeon is pioneering a radical procedure that could restore David's sight.
A faithful adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's novel. Joanna Shimkus plays the clergyman's virginal daughter who falls for the smouldering sexual magnetism of Franco Nero's gypsy. This 1970 adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's novel of the same name tell the story about the passionate affair between a rector's daughter and a travelling fortune teller. Fresh from the relative freedom of a French finishing school Yvette returns home to England and falls in love with a travelling fortune teller unaware that tragedy lies ahead.
In his first starring role, Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, Gods and Monsters) gives a sensational performance as D.H. Lawrence in the impressively mounted and acted biopic (Variety) Priest of Love. After the English government burns copies of The Rainbow, Lawrence continues through his exodus around the world, joined by his combative wife Frieda (Janet Suzman). From his destructive sojourn to the American Southwest, to an earth-shaking visit to Oaxaca, and finishing with his erotic adventures in Italy, Priest of Love provides a colorful and insightful portrait of Lawrence's life and art. Featuring an excellent supporting cast of Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith and John Gielgud. Special Features: Christopher Miles: Early Career Featurette Chistopher Miles: Priest of Love and D.H. Lawrence Featurette The Way We Got it Together - A Documentary on the Making of the Film Christopher Miles Interviews Ian McKellen Bloopers Trailers Stills Gallery
In this filmed version of Jean Genet's acclaimed play two maids Solange (Jackson) and Claire (York) hate their employers and while they are out take turns at dressing up as Madame and insulting her which leads to some severe consequences...
Following three hopeful athletes from Italy, Greece and Spain - this illuminating documentary explores the naked truth behind the story of modern Olympics. In it the athletes discover the challenges of the games by competing in ancient Greek and English Olympics; learning how the ancients in fact actually competed and the true story of the man who really started the modern Games. The film also explains why the torch race was never run at Olympia, and tells the true story of how two Englishmen reinvented the modern Olympics. Special Features: Daley Thompson's Decathalon
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