Description: Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler’s book fairly closely otherwise. Philip Marlowe is asked by the elderly (and near death) General Sternwood to investigate an attempt at blackmail on one of his daughters. He soon finds that the attempt is half hearted at best and seems to be more connected with the disappearance of the other daughter’s husband, Rusty Regan. Rusty’s wife, seems unconcerned with his disappearance, further complicating the mystery. Only General Sternwood seems concerned as mobsters and hired killers continue to appear in the path of the investigation.
Description: International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when, a deadly Black Mamba sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes, and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy’s London home. A tense evening is had by all as the snake creeps around the house picking off the various characters one by one.
Description: A ship’s captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although he is a thoroughly competent sailor ready to take charge of such a ship, he is less prepared for the social duties the new position involves, not least the way he becomes the target for all the comely unattached women on board.
Description: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide – that actor was Rudolph Valentino. Ballroom dancer Valentino manipulated his good looks and animal-like grace into a Hollywood career. His smouldering love making, tinged with a touch of masterful cruelty, expressed a sexuality which was at once both shocking and sensual.
Description: A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn’t really a monster. The writer and some of his friends make a fake monster and take photographs and then travel to Scotland to see if they can convince the locals.
Description: Ross Stephenson is Elliot, a loser who robbed a bank and landed in jail after being setup by his girlfriend. As the new guy, Elliot is considered fresh meat and encounters inmates trying to make him their own at every turn. Caged Men is a shocking portrayal of life in a corrupt prison and what a man must do to survive.
Description: Based on a story written by Leo Tolstoy in response to Ludwig van Beethoven’s eponymous composition, director Bernard Rose’s mature dissection of modern marriage tells the tale of a wealthy philanthropist (Danny Huston) who becomes intensely possessive of his wife (Elisabeth Röhm) — a beautiful and talented pianist.
Description: Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.
Also known as: What a Carry On: Twice Round the Daffodils
Description: This is a light-hearted comedy based on the West End play. As patients arrive at a sanitarium to recover from serious illness, pretty nurse Juliet Mills injects some happiness into their lives. The sign of a full recovery is the ability to walk twice around the daffodil bed, a challenge she helps each patient face.
Description: Teddy works for a large advertising company. Given the seemingly impossible task of selling frozen porridge, he decides to produce commercials which make the product seem sexy. This leads him into confrontation with the “Keep Television Clean” movement, of which his wife is a senior member. Further problems ensue when the family take on Swedish nanny Inga Giltenburg.
Also known as: Tell the Other Guy to Move Over! I’m Number One
Description: No. 1 is fearless, irrestible, and licensed to kill. No. 1 is assigned to capture a madman killing international financiers. Before getting the bad guy, No. 1 encounters mercenaries from the evil organization K.R.A.S.H. (Killing, Rape, Arson, Slaughter, and Hit).
Description: 20 years ago, Carl was responsible for genetically engineering a girl with narcotic blood. Now he’s brought her home – and the boundaries between love and addiction are becoming increasingly blurred.
Description: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks.