Story of a chorus girl who is "discovered" and finds romance during the unraveling of a mystery in a once derelict theatre.
A Town Like Alice movie trailer - starring Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Allison, Yuki Shimoda, Helen Morse. Directed by David Stevens. Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Horror classic with great cast and script co-written by Eric Von Stroheim and directed by the man who brought us 'Freaks'.
One of the most underrated British films produced between the end of the swinging sixties and the beginning of the hippy seventies. Leonard Whiting (Romeo from Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) plays a young dreamer who is trapped in a working class existence: living in a council house with a father who has no horizon higher than working in the local factory. Jean Simmons is the mature woman, living in a leafy Surrey house with her stockbroker husband and two children, but desperately unhappy. When the two unlikely lovers meet on a train to London, Whiting ignores the come-on from Susan Penhaligon by saying 'today I am going to climb Mount Everest,' and so begins his charm offensive of the mature woman across London's 1970s landscape. Beautifully written and with expert filming by Geoffrey Unsworth, Say Hello to Yesterday is one of the most insightful British films of its day.
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Vorelli is a ventriloquist and hypnotist who possesses an amazing dummy, Hugo. Vorelli meets and pursues a beautiful heiress; he mesmerizes her, inducing a baffling coma. His buxom mistress, Magda, fears he'll dump her for the younger woman and threatens to expose him. Vorelli tricks Hugo into killing Magda while he's safely elsewhere. Marianne's boyfriend Mark investigates. He discovers another killing in Vorelli's past, of a man called Hugo. The girl wakes from her coma, and announces she will marry the hypnotist. When the triumphant Vorelli tells Hugo his plans for Marianne and a new female dummy a final confrontation yields surprising results.
When a young man marries the bosses daughter, the young couple must now do the company entertaining. But it isn't easy getting good help, as they go through a procession of strange and stranger servants.
Jean, a prisoner in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, meets a captive Australian, Joe, and the two form a mutually affectionate relationship. To relieve the starvation of the female prisoners Joe steals some chickens, but is caught and sentenced to be executed. Later, back in peacetime London, Jean decides to return to Malaya, where she learns that Joe did not actually die.
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