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The Third Man (1949), starring Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles

The Third Man

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The Third Man (1949), starring Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles

Synopsis of The Third Man

Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton, Citizen Kane ), a naïve writer of pulp westerns, arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (the incomparable Orson Welles). But he finds that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins, too curious for his own good, hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Limes’ death. As witnesses disappear, he finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter), head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli). Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know?

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My Fair Lady

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In My Fair Lady, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins transforms Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney working-class girl into a cultured member of high society. But what then?

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Chamber of Horrors (1966)

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Chamber of Horrors (1966) starring Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Patrick O’Neal, Laura Devon, José René Ruiz

Synopsis of Chamber of Horrors

Chamber of Horrors deals with a convicted and sentenced to hang man, a homicidal maniac. He cuts off his chained hand in order to make his escape. Now he returns for revenge for his sentencing.

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Ada (1961) starring Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White Synopsis of Ada In Ada, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks weds a governor and… Read More »Ada

The Toy

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The Toy (1982), starring Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

The Toy is a comedy starring Richard Pryor —  Jackie Gleason isn’t as much a co-star as a secondary character, but very important —  he’s the antagonist. He plays U.S. Bates, a veritable living caricature of the wealthy millionaire. Some people consider U.S.  Bates  to be racist because he treats Richard Pryor like his personal property, but that’s not correct. U.S. Bates treats  everyone that way — his employees (Ned Beatty shines as a yes-man employee, who will do whatever his boss says — but hates himself for doing so), his butler (Wilfrid Hyde-White, who performs wonderfully as the butler that Bates won in a card game), his third wife (Teresa Ganzel as Fancy), etc. Absolutely everyone — except his young son, Eric, whom he truly loves — but has no relationship with.

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