Tag: Ralph Richardson

Anna Karenina (1948) 6.7

Anna Karenina (1948)

Stefan and Dolly Oblonsky have had a little spat and Stefan has asked his sister, Anna Karenina, to come down to Moscow to help mend the rift. Anna's companion on the train from St. Petersburg is Countess Vronsky who is ...

The 300 Spartans (1962) 6.6

The 300 Spartans (1962)

Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of them his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,0...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962) 7.6

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)

Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the alcoholism and debauchery of the...

The Man in the Iron Mask-1977 6.7

The Man in the Iron Mask-1977

The story of Louis XIV of France, and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan....

The Holly and the Ivy-1952 7.5

The Holly and the Ivy-1952

A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.::Elisabeth Lipsman...

Dragonslayer-1981 6.7

Dragonslayer-1981

A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrfices virgins to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard, and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgi...

The Four Feathers-1939 7.5

The Four Feathers-1939

Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades, disguised as an Arab. When his unit is overwhe...

The Return of Bulldog Drummond-1934 5.6

The Return of Bulldog Drummond-1934

Drummond leads a black-shirted platoon of men from his former unit against foreign interlopers trying to pull England into dangerous overseas entanglements....

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?-1971 6.2

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?-1971

This is a retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in England in the 1920s. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each ye...

Woman of Straw-1964 6.7

Woman of Straw-1964

A ruthless tycoon, whom his nephew (Anthony "Tony" Richmond) hates as he had both deprived his father of half of the family business and had (after his father had committed suicide) married his mother. A nurse (Maria) fr...

Things to Come-1936 6.7

Things to Come-1936

A global war begins in 1940. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at al...

Doctor Zhivago-1965 8

Doctor Zhivago-1965

During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), w...

The Wrong Box-1966 6.9

The Wrong Box-1966

A tontine is established for twenty boys in 1818 England, a tontine being a kind of insurance wager in which money is invested by each participant, to grow with interest, with the last survivor to get the substantial pay...

Time Bandits-1981 7

Time Bandits-1981

A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through t...

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes-1984 6.4

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes-1984

A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon afterwards. An ape enters the ho...

The Heiress-1949 8.2

The Heiress-1949

In the mid-1800's, the wealthy Sloper family - widowed surgeon Dr. Austin Sloper, his adult daughter Catherine Sloper (Dr. Sloper's only surviving child), and Dr. Sloper's recently widowed sister Lavinia Penniman - live ...

Khartoum-1966 6.8

Khartoum-1966

After an Egyptian Army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British military force to a foreign war, b...

The Sound Barrier-1952 6.8

The Sound Barrier-1952

Tony successful fighter pilot during World War II marries into the family of a wealthy oil magnate who also designs airplanes. The movie traces the company's attempt to break the sound barrier, as well as tensions betwee...

Exodus-1960 6.7

Exodus-1960

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on bo...

Richard III-1955 7.4

Richard III-1955

Richard's military skills have helped to put his older brother Edward on the throne of England. But jealousy and resentment cause Richard to seek the crown for himself, and he conceives a lengthy and carefully calculated...

Watership Down-1978 7.6

Watership Down-1978

Based upon Richard Adam's novel of the same title, this animated feature delves into the surprisingly violent world of a warren of rabbits as they seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny and human intervention....

The Fallen Idol-1948 7.7

The Fallen Idol-1948

Philippe, a diplomat's son and good friend of Baines the butler, is confused by the complexities and evasions of adult life. He tries to keep secrets but ends up telling them. He lies to protect his friends, even though ...

Tales from the Crypt-1972 7

Tales from the Crypt-1972

Five persons are visiting a catacomb following a guide and get lost. They find that they are trapped in a crypt and, out of the blue, they see The Crypt Keeper (Ralph Richardson) that tells five stories: (1) And All thro...