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Beachcomber, TheBeachcomber, The (Vessel of Wrath) (1938)
Dir. Erich Pommer
Feat. Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester
Drama based on the short story by Somerset Maughamet, set in a remote tropical Dutch colony, where the sister of a missionary attempts to reform a…
Lassie Come HomeLassie Come Home (1943) Recommended
Dir. Fred M. Wilcox
Feat. Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp
Brilliant emotional manipulation for all the family, with the impoverished parents of Roddy McDowall forced to sell their beloved Collie, who…
Big Clock, TheBig Clock, The (1948)
Dir. John Farrow
Feat. Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester
Fine clockwork suspenser lands Ray Milland in a murder–mystery bind instigated by his manipulative media baron boss (Laughton). Texbook noir…
Secret Garden, TheSecret Garden, The (1949)
Dir. Fred M. Wilcox
Feat. Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell
Story about an orphan who discovers a secret garden at her Uncle's Victorian manor continues to fascinate young and old. Colour sequences give the…
Witness for the ProsecutionWitness for the Prosecution (1957) Recommended
Dir. Billy Wilder
Feat. Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
Tense courtroom thriller, with Tyrone Power in the dock, defended by Charles Laughton, and consoled by wife Marlene Dietrich. Agatha Christie's story…
Me, NatalieMe, Natalie (1969)
Dir. Fred Coe
Feat. Patty Duke, James Farentino, Salome Jens
Thoughtful, though occasionally mawkish coming–of–age tale with Patty Duke as a young woman struggling with low self esteem and fighting…
WillardWillard (1971) Recommended
Dir. Daniel Mann
Feat. Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Borgnine
Superb persecuted–teen–gets–revenge picture about a young nerd who identifies more with rodents than people. The sequel, BEN, is…
Murder by DeathMurder by Death (1976)
Dir. Robert Moore
Feat. Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco
A classic whodunnit premise is taken within an inch of its life by a knockout cast, here playing a gaggle of famous sleuths and sidekicks who convene…

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