British actor Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock on Are You Being Served?, died in his sleep in his London home Saturday, The Associated Press reports. He was 92.
A dark and dramatic adaption of Edgar Allan Poe's classic story, Laurence Payne stars as Edgar Marsh, a shy and awkward librarian who becomes obsessed with his new neighbour Betty Clare. Despite Marsh's infatuation and determination to win her affections, Betty Clare falls for Marsh's close friend Carl Loomis, a charismatic man of the world. Discovering their affair, Marsh's obsession turns to murderous rage and he kills Loomis. Consumed with guilt Marsh's mind begins to crumble as the sound of Loomis's still-beating heart haunts his every waking hour.
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From director Richard Lester's post-apocalytic comedy, Frank Thornton (as 'The BBC') updates Capt. Martin (Michael Hordern) on pre-war events (Bill Wallis as 'The Prime Minister,' Ralph Richardson as 'Lord Fortnum') in The Bed Sitting Room, 1969.
James Mason the voice of Edgar Allan Poe's first person narrator, in the UPA short The Tell-Tale Heart, 1953, from the new Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment DVD set, available at http://shop.tcm.com
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The Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay, Gosford Park is a whodunit as only director Robert Altman could do it. As a hunting party gathers at the country estate, no one is aware that before the weekend is over, someone will be murdered - twice! The police are baffled but the all-seeing, all-hearing servants know that almost everyone had a motive. This critically-acclaimed murder mystery features a who's who of celebrated actors. With a diverse cast of characters - all with something to hide - it'll keep you guessing right to the surprising end. Gosford Park proves that murder can be such an inconvenience.
A pre-WWII gathering of aristocrats, their servants, and guests in an English manor is marked by furtive romantic couplings, deceptions, and secrets.
As a hunting party gathers at the country estate, no one is aware that before the weekend is over, someone will be murdered twice! The police are baffled but the all seeing, all hearing servants know that almost everyone had a motive.
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