In the course of their day-to-day life, middle-class suburbanites Harvey and Jesson meet and, from normal nods of recognition, become acquaintances, which ripens into deep affection. Both are married and parents, but their meetings become brief, meaningful highlights in their weekly lives.
When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean's epic World War II adventure THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. Spectacularly produced, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI captured the imagination of the public and won seven 1957 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Alec Guinness), and Best Director. Even it's theme song, an old WWII whistling tune, the Colonel Bogey March, became a massive hit. THE BRIDGE ONTHE RIVER KWAI continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.
Oliver is an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and the bullying Mr Bumble. Homeless and hungry, he meets the Artful Dodger who brings him to the attention of Fagin, the mastermind behind a gang of young thieves. The Artful Dodger is nearly caught picking the pocket of Mr Brownlow but escapes. Oliver is accused of the crime and later, acquitted, Mr Brownlow takes him home where for the first time, he is shown love and security.
Director David Lean follows the heroic true-life odyssey of T E Lawrence in this dramatic portrait of the famed British officer's journey to the Middle East. Assigned to Arabia during World War I, Lawrence courageously unites the warring Arab factions into a strong guerrilla front. He leads them into brilliant victories in treacherous desert battlefields where they eventually defeat the ruling Turkish Empire.
Lara inspires lechery in Komarovsky (her mother's lover who is a master at surviving whoever runs Russia) and can't compete with passion for the revolution of the man she marries, Pasha. Her true love is Zhivago who also loves his wife. Lara is the one who inspires poetry. The story is narrated by Zhivago's half brother Yevgraf, who has made his career in the Soviet Army. At the beginning of the film he is about to meet a young woman he believes may be the long lost daughter of Lara and Zhivago.
A zany comedy about the exploits of two prisoners who want nothing more than to stay in jail! Norman Stanley Fletcher and his cellmate Lennie Godber, have been happily serving ‘porridge’ (slang for ‘a prison term’) for a long, long time. Out of the blue, new inmates Rudge and Oakes, along with rookie Corrections Officer Beale, step in to stir up Fletcher’s placid prison environment.
David Lean's splendid biography of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in a battle against the Ottoman Turks during World War I.
Blithe Spirit is an hilarious adaptation of Noel Coward's classic. Charles Condomine is a celebrated novelist with a glamorous second wife. To research his new book, Charles invites medium Madame Arcati to dinner. During a séance, the ghost of Charles' first wife appears, and it soon becomes clear that she plans to wreak revenge on her husband!
Adela Quested arrives in India to marry her fiancee, a provincial magistrate. Chafing under the suburban constraints of British society and anxious to see 'the real India,' she is delighted to be introduced to a young Indian doctor, Aziz. Although fascinated by Aziz, Adela fails to understand his motivation or her own feelings and their awkward relationship provokes the tragic enigma of the Marabar caves.
Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is the owner of a well established boot shop in nineteenth century Salford, Lancashire and the father of three daughters. The eldest, Maggie (Brenda De Banzie), shoulders both home and business responsibilities while Hobson whiles the time away at the local pub. The younger sisters are both being courted by neighbours, but Hobson refuses to give the couples settlements. Maggie becomes tired of his oafish behaviour and decides to take matters into her own hands by seeking a husband. Much to the hilarity and consternation of her father, Maggie sets her sights on shy William Mossop (John Mills), Hobson’s master boot-maker. Together they set up a rival boot shop, with Maggie soon turning her mind to helping her sisters marry their chosen partners. Digitally restored, Hobson's Choice is a timeless masterpiece that marked a temporary return to David Lean’s period of Dickens adaptions (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist), with the film going on to win multiple awards.
Academy Award-winning director David Lean ("Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago," "The Bridge On the River Kwai") tells the epic love story of a married Irish woman whose dangerous affair with a British soldier brings her accusations of betrayal. Set during the Irish uprising of 1916, this sweeping cinematic masterpiece, penned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Bolt ("Lawrence of Arabia," "Dr. Zhivago," "The Mission") received two Oscars, including Best Cinematography. Sarah Miles ("Blowup," "Hope and Glory"), who earned an Oscar-nomination for her portrayal of the love-torn wife, is joined by screen icon Robert Mitchum ("Cape Fear," "Farewell, My Lovely") and Oscar-nominee Trevor Howard ("Gandhi," "Mutiny on the Bounty," "Superman"). John Mills ("Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "Swiss Family Robinson") earned a well-deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Directed by David Lean and written by Terence Rattigan, The Sound Barrier is about the men who challenged the speed of sound, told from the viewpoint of central character, Sir John Ridgefield (Ralph Richardson). The oil tycoon and aircraft constructor is determined to manufacture a supersonic jet that will travel faster than the speed of sound. Ridgefield's desire to reach this goal has already led to the death of his test pilot son (Denholm Elliott), and his daughter Susan's (Ann Todd) fighter-pilot husband (Nigel Patrick). Shocked at the death of her husband and her father's disregard of human life in his single-minded determination to achieve his goal, Susan walks out on him. Unperturbed, Ridgefield approaches another pilot with the challenge of piloting his test craft.
Pip, a blacksmith’s apprentice comes into a handsome property. He believes that his unexpected good fortune has originated from Miss Havisham, an eccentric old lady, and the only person of wealth with whom he was acquainted; as a child he played with her adopted niece, Estella. But Pip’s Great Expectations have emanated from another quarter. When he was a boy, he helped an escaped convict, Magwitch, and to repay him, he left the boy all the money he had made in Australia. Pip does not know this until the convict returns, on penalty of death, to see if Pip is happy in his new life.
This is the story of a destroyer of the Royal Navy, and of those that serve in her, which is dive-bombed in the Battle of Crete. Among those of her survivors who are able to reach the Carley float are Captain Edward Kinross, Chief Petty Officer Walter Hardy and Ordinary Seaman "Shorty" Blake. As they cling to the float, exhausted and wounded, we see through the memories of those characters, their families and their home lives interwoven and dominated by their ship.
The classic tale of the helpless orphan Pip and his anonymous benefactor is brought to life in this high quality entertaining animated feature for your kids and family. These legendary characters have stirred the imaginations of the young and old from the moment Dickens created them.