London Film Festival 2013

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La Belle Et La Bete La Belle Et La Bete
La Belle Et La Bete and The Witches
La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast) (Country: France; Year: 1946; Director: Jean Cocteau; Writer: Jean Cocteau, based on the story by Mme Leprince de Beaumont; Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Marcel Andre, Mila Parely, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco)
Timeless classic that lives up to the label.
The Chase (Country: US; Year: 1946; Director: Arthur Ripley; Writer: Philip Yordan, Cornell Woolrich; Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Don Wilson, Alexis Minotis, Nina Koshetz, Yolanda Lacca, James Westerfield, Jimmy Ames, Shirley O'Hara, Peter Lorre, Florence Auer, Bess Flowers)
Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.
Cowboy (Country: US; Year: 1958; Director: Delmer Daves; Writer: Frank Harris, Dalton Trumbo, Edmund H. North; Stars: Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy, Dick York, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Richard Jaeckel, King Donovan, Vaughn Taylor, Donald Randolph, James Westerfield, Eugene Iglesias, Frank DeKova, Russ Bender, John L. Blaustein)
Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves...
The Doorway To Hell (Country: US; Year: 1930; Director: Archie Mayo; Writer: Rowland Brown, George Rosener; Stars: Lew Ayres, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews, Leon Janney, Robert Elliott, James Cagney, Kenneth Thomson, Jerry Mandy, Noel Madison, Edwin Argus, Eddie Kane, Tom Wilson, Dwight Frye, Fred Argus, Marie Astaire)
Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other...
The Epic of Everest (Country: UK; Year: 1924; Director: J B L Noel; Stars: Andrew Irvine, George Mallory)
The official film record of the legendary 1924 attempt to conquer the highest mountain in the world, with a performance by Simon Fisher Turner of his new score.
Sandra Sandra
Sandra and Portrait Of Jason
Gaslight (Country: UK; Year: 1940; Director: Thorold Dickinson; Writer: Patrick Hamilton, A.R. Rawlinson, Bridget Boland; Stars: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell, Robert Newton, Minnie Rayner, Jimmy Hanley, Marie Wright, Aubrey Dexter, Mary Hinton, Angus Morrison, Jack Barty, Ballet The Darmora, Alfred Atkins, Edwin Ellis)
Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden.
Glückskinder (Country: Germany; Year: 1936; Director: Paul Martin; Writer: Curt Goetz, Brian Marlow, Paul Martin, Robert A. Stemmle, Thyra Samter Winslow; Stars: Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Paul Kemp, Oskar Sima, Fred Goebel, Erich Kestin, Otto Stoeckel, Paul Bildt, Albert Florath, Thomas Cziruchin, Peter Lau, Jac Diehl, Arno Ebert, Max Hiller, Fred Köster)
Harbour Drift (Jenseits der Straße) (Country: Germany; Year: 1929; Director: Leo Mittler; Stars: Lissy Arna, Paul Rehkopf, Fritz Genschow)
A beggar, a prostitute and an unemployed man get caught up in lethal conflicts over a pearl necklace, which could mean their escape from poverty. Some jewellery lands right next to his feet. At long last, he, and the poor young boy lodging with him, have an opportunity to live a better life.
Kalpana (Country: India; Year: 1948; Director: Uday Shankar; Writer: Uday Shankar; Stars: Lakshmi Kanta, Usha Kiran, Amala Shankar, Uday Shankar)
The Lady from Shanghai (Country: US; Year: 1947; Director: Orson Welles; Writer: Sherwood King, Orson Welles, William Castle, Charles Lederer, Fletcher Markle; Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling, Carl Frank, Louis Merrill, Evelyn Ellis, Harry Shannon, William Alland, Jessie Arnold, Wong Artarne, Jack Baxley)
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.
The Lusty Men (Country: US; Year: 1952; Director: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish; Writer: David Dortort, Alfred Hayes, Horace McCoy, Andrew Solt, Claude Stanush, Jerry Wald; Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt, Frank Faylen, Walter Coy, Carol Nugent, Maria Hart, Lorna Thayer, Burt Mustin, Karen King, Jimmie Dodd, Eleanor Todd, Barbara Blaine, Hazel Boyne)
An injured rodeo star returns to his hometown years after he left.
Manila In The Claws Of Light (Maynila: Sa mga kuko ng liwanag, The Nail Of Brightness) (Country: Philippines; Year: 1975; Director: Lino Brocka; Writer: Edgardo Reyes, Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr; Stars: Hilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr., Joonee Gamboa, Pio III De Castro, Danilo Posadas, Joe Jardy, Spanky Manikan, Edipolo Erosido, Pancho Pelagio, Purita Yap, Josephine Gutierrez, Gina Zegui, Ronnie Magalong, Anna Marie Nicolas)
A country boy goes to the city in search of his lost love.
Model Shop (Country: France, US; Year: 1969; Director: Jacques Demy; Writer: Jacques Demy, Carole Eastman; Stars: Anouk Aimée, Gary Lockwood, Alexandra Hay, Carol Cole, Tom Holland, Severn Darden, Neil Elliot, Jacqueline Mille, Duke Hobbie, Anne Randall, Craig Littler, Hilary Thompson, Jon Lawson, Jean Sorel, Jon Hill)
A man embarks on an affair with a French divorcee.
Nine Lives (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Rodrigo García; Writer: Rodrigo García; Stars: Elpidia Carrillo, Aomawa Baker, Miguel Sandoval, Mary Pat Dowhy, Andy Umberger, K Callan, Chelsea Rendon, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Isaacs, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Lisa Gay Hamilton)
Nine different characters at emotional crossroads, very different yet hauntingly the same. Nine women who find themselves captives of relationships, both past and present with an undeniable connection.
Picture Snatcher (Country: US; Year: 1933; Director: Lloyd Bacon; Writer: Daniel Ahern, Allen Rivkin, P.J. Wolfson, Ben Markson, William Keighley; Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White, Ralf Harolde, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Robert Barrat, G. Pat Collins, Arthur Vinton, Tom Wilson, Maurice Black, Stanley Blystone, Don Brodie, Hobart Cavanaugh, George Chandler)
Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia...
Portrait Of Jason (Country: USA; Year: 1967; Director: Shirley Clarke; Stars: Shirley Clarke, Jason Holliday, Carl Lee)
Documentary about a gay black prostitute.
Sandra (Country: Italy; Year: 1965; Director: Luchino Visconti; Writer: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti; Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Michael Craig, Jean Sorel, Marie Bell, Renzo Ricci, Fred Williams, Amalia Troiani, Vittorio Manfrino, Renato Moretti, Paola Piscini, Isacco Politi, Giovanni Rovini, Glenn Saxson, Ferdinando Scarfiotti)
A woman returns to her hometown for her father's funeral and becomes embroiled in family politics.
Tell Me Lies (Country: UK, US; Year: 1968; Director: Peter Brook; Writer: Peter Brook, Denis Cannan, Michael Kustow, Michael Scott; Stars: Mark Jones, Pauline Munro, Eric Allan, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Mary Allen, Ian Hogg, Glenda Jackson, Joanne Lindsay, Hugh Sullivan, Kingsley Amis, Peggy Ashcroft, James Cameron, Stokely Carmichael, Tom Driberg, Paul Scofield)
Vietnam protest film.
Victim (Country: UK; Year: 1961; Director: Basil Dearden; Writer: Janet Green, John McCormick; Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Peter Copley, Derren Nesbitt, Donald Churchill, John Barrie)
Damning revelations fill this forgotten Brit classic as a closeted lawyer tackles a group of blackmailers.
The Witches (The Devil's Own) (Country: UK; Year: 1966; Director: Cyril Frankel; Writer: Nigel Kneale, based on the book by Norah Lofts.; Stars: Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen, Ann Bell, Ingrid Boulting, Ingrid Boulting, Michele Dotrice, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies), Trailer
A teacher starting a new job in a quaint English town begins to suspect that something is seriously amiss.
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