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Five Million Years to Earth (1967), aka. Quatermass and the Pit, starring James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley

Quatermass and the Pit

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Quatermass and the Pit (1967) aka Five Million Years to Earth (1967) starring James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley

Synopsis of Quatermass and the Pit

While digging an extension in the London underground, workers come across skeletal remains. Construction is halted and paleontologist Dr. Matthew Roney’s team take over. They soon find a metal object that they initially think might be a bomb But it turns out to be an alien spacecraft of some kind. Roney’s assistant Barbara Judd and Professor Bernard Quatermass (Andrew Keir), a rocket specialist who does experimental work for the Ministry of Defence, discover that much of the housing around the site was abandoned by its inhabitants 40 years ago because of strange noises and what was believed to be ghosts. Inside the spacecraft, they find the remnants of insect-like creatures, all now dead. In disturbing the craft, however, they release an invisible force of immense power. …Quatermass and the Pit

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Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life

Lust for Life

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Lust for Life (1956) starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, directed by Vincente Minelli

 In short, Kirk Douglas shines in his performance as Vincent van Gogh. Kirk Douglas gave many great performances in his career, but none better than in  Lust for Life. He portrays the Dutch painter, a brilliant artist that was tragically tormented by depression and mental illness.

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