Tag: based-on-play

It’s Never Too Late (1956) 6.1

It’s Never Too Late (1956)

To Laura Hammond's large family, she is simply the mother who makes all their lives run more smoothly. But although they don't know it, she is a very successful novelist.::Anonymous...

Wanted for Murder (1946) 6.8

Wanted for Murder (1946)

The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a woman but can he suppress his ur...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1996) 6.2

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1996)

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues Hermia but is loved by Helena. When ...

What Happened Was… (1994) 7.2

What Happened Was… (1994)

This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night. As this 'first date'...

Sarafina! (1992) 6.4

Sarafina! (1992)

As tensions of apartheid spread across South Africa, many students revolts to massive stone throw, a demonstration that comes in a wake of the introduction of Afrikaans language as a means of teaching. This sparks riots ...

The Miser (1980) 6.7

The Miser (1980)

Based on Molière's play. The children of Harpagon, Cléante and his sister Elise, are each in love but they still haven't spoken to their father yet. Harpagon is a miser who wants to choose the right man and the right wom...

No Sex Please – We’re British (1973) 5.4

No Sex Please – We’re British (1973)

Porn store owner, Pete, orders some new stuff from his supplier, Niko, but Niko mixes up the address with the address of the local Barclays Bank. Here, newly-weds David (the bank's assistant manager) and Penny Hunter is ...

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) (TV) 7

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) (TV)

A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".::Albert Sanchez Moreno ...

Julie (2013) 3.7

Julie (2013)

Based on August Strindberg's play "Fröken Julie" (Miss Julie). Julie, daughter of a count, is fascinated by the servant Jean, who is engaged to her maid Kristin, and manages to seduce him. but what are the costs...::Anon...

Stage Door (1996) 7

Stage Door (1996)

Cross the Hu-du-men - the demarcation between the back and front stage in Cantonese opera, and you leave yourself behind to absorb totally in your character. Lang Kim-sum is a charismatic Cantonese opera star who underst...

She Stoops to Conquer (2003) (V) 7.5

She Stoops to Conquer (2003) (V)

The National Theatre and Out Of Joint co-production of Goldsmith's comedy, recorded live on stage in Bath, after it's premiere at the Lyttelton theatre in London.::sibisi73...

Three for the Show (1955) 6.1

Three for the Show (1955)

This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband's songwriting partner, Gower Champion, but the new marriage is thro...

Foxfire (1987) (TV) 6.7

Foxfire (1987) (TV)

Fierce but aging widow Annie Nations lives alone on her farm. Unable to let go of the past -- she sometimes visits with the ghost of her husband -- Annie gets pulled into a very current battle with a real estate develope...

Operation Mad Ball (1957) 6.6

Operation Mad Ball (1957)

Private Hogan must raise his ability to scheme and plot to a new level to put on a madcap dance to celebrate the closing of an Army surgical hospital in post WWII France while evading the stickler-for-details Captain Loc...

Fool for Love (1985) 6.1

Fool for Love (1985)

May is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. Eddie, her half-brother, also an old flame shows up. He threatens her metaphorically and, at times, literally drags her back into the life she had fled from. The film f...

Sincerely Yours (1955) 6

Sincerely Yours (1955)

Tony Warrin has it all: a popular pianist who plays any style, he has money, great clothes, a penthouse overlooking Central Park, a rich blond fiancée, a loyal brunette secretary secretly in love with him, and a date at ...

The Green Pastures (1936) 6.8

The Green Pastures (1936)

God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans....

Life with Father (1947) 7.2

Life with Father (1947)

In late nineteenth century New York City, a Wall Street broker likes to think his house runs his way, but finds himself constantly bemused at how much of what happens is down to his wife. His children are also stretching...

Tight Spot (1955) 6.6

Tight Spot (1955)

Sherry Conley, a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry is reluctant because the last wi...

The Miracle Worker (1979) (TV) 7.4

The Miracle Worker (1979) (TV)

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perk...

The Beat (1987) 6

The Beat (1987)

A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.::...

The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) 6.6

The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)

When a lawyer defending his best friend for murdering his unfaithful wife discovers how the accused discovered his wife was in love with another man, the lawyer begins to see the same patterns in his own wife's behavior,...

The Little Foxes (1941) 8

The Little Foxes (1941)

The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddens née Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs Giddens is estranged from her husba...

Electra, My Love (1974) 7

Electra, My Love (1974)

It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him.::Ulf Kjell Gür...

Duck in Orange Sauce (1975) 6.3

Duck in Orange Sauce (1975)

When facing a request of divorce, Livio accepts, but sets up a last weekend together with his secretary and his wife's lover.::Andrea Aloisi...

Critic’s Choice (1963) 5.9

Critic’s Choice (1963)

Parker Ballantine is the most respected and forthright of the New York theater critics. Most of his closest friends are part of the Broadway community, such as his ex-wife actress Ivy London and producer S.P. Champlain. ...

Breaker Morant (1980) 7.8

Breaker Morant (1980)

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from th...

Drunks (1995) 6.3

Drunks (1995)

At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after....

The Opposite Sex (1956) 6.1

The Opposite Sex (1956)

Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), are getting a Kay-initiated Ren...

These Three (1936) 7.4

These Three (1936)

This first film version of "The Children's Hour" uses a heterosexual triangle rather than the play's lesbian theme. The plot concerns schoolteachers Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, both of whom are in love with Dr. Joe Ca...

The Gazebo (1959) 6.9

The Gazebo (1959)

Television writer and director Elliott Nash and his wife Nell have a happy marriage. One day a blackmailer informs Elliott that he has nude photos of his wife Nell, taken when she was only 18 years old. The blackmailer, ...

Indiscreet (1958) 6.8

Indiscreet (1958)

Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why she came home early from a vacation to Majorca fits into that theme, as the man she met there and was initially attracte...

Top Hat (1935) 7.7

Top Hat (1935)

Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to...

Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) 5.9

Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)

A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much ...

The Doctor’s Secret (1929) -
Number 17 (1932) 5.8

Number 17 (1932)

Detective Gilbert is searching for a necklace robbed by a gang of thieves. In the beginning, the gang is in a house in London, then they are running away from police. It will not be easy for the detective to recover the ...

The Other Side of Underneath (1972) 7

The Other Side of Underneath (1972)

Jane Arden's surreal take on a group of females in a therapy session.::quumpher...

Macbeth (1913) -

Macbeth (1913)

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne...

Measure for Measure (1979) (TV) 7.5

Measure for Measure (1979) (TV)

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isabella (a nun-in-train...

When Boys Leave Home (1927) 6.1

When Boys Leave Home (1927)

Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's charge and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures....