Showing 33 search results for "Based on Literature"
A Farewell to Arms (1957)Director: Charles Vidor
This gripping version of the legendary writer's World War I masterpiece stars Rock Hudson (Giant, Seconds) as an ambulance driver and Jennifer Jones (Portrait of Jennie, Duel in the Sun) as the nurse he falls in love with.
Lorna DooneDirector: Maurice Tourneur
Tourneur's adaption of Richard Blackmore's perennially loved romance stars John Bowers as a yeoman farmer who valiantly rescues a kidnapped princess. This edition was transferred from an original print at 18fps and features a new score for piano and strings by Japanese singer/songwriter and composer Mari LiJima.
Gorky ParkDirector: Michael Apted
Murder, seduction and intrigue in the Kremlin! Based on the best-selling novel by Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park is a gripping and brilliant classic thriller starring William Hurt (Body Heat), Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen), Brian Dennehy (Best Seller) and Joanna Pacula (The Kiss). When three murder victims are discovered in Moscow's Gorky Park with their faces and fingertips removed, Detective Renko (Hurt) is determined to identify the bodies and find the killer, but when the clues point toward the involvement of the KGB, Renko is hunted by the secret police and confronted by an intricate web of deception and treachery reaching to the highest political levels. Directed by Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough) with a great supporting cast that includes Ian Bannen (The Offence) and Richard Griffiths (Withnail & I)."
Billion Dollar BrainDirector: Ken Russell
Based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton, and the third film in the Harry Palmer film series. Harry Palmer, played by Michael Caine, gets an anonymous job to deliver a package to Helsinki. His employer turns out to be his former friend Leo (Karl Malden). Also the last film to star Françoise Dorléac.
The Island of Dr. MoreauDirector: Don Taylor
On a tropical Pacific island, the mad Dr. Moreau (Lancaster) has set out to fool Mother Nature, conducting nightmarish genetic experiments that have resulted in Lionmen, Tigermen, Bearmen and other marauding monstrosities.
The Holcroft CovenantDirector: John Frankenheimer
Newly Re-mastered in HD! Noel Holcroft (Michael Caine, The Destructors, Billion Dollar Brain) is a New York architect who receives an unexpected inheritance from his ex-Nazi father: $40 billion in funds stolen from the Third Reich, now intended to aid Holocaust survivors.
Apple Tree YardDirector: Jessica Hobbs
A stunning psychological thriller about a respected female scientist (Emily Watson) and the single irrational act that leads to her standing trial for murder. Based on the bestselling novel by Louise Doughty, APPLE
Uncle Tom's CabinDirector: Harry Pollard
Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novelization of the harsh realities of slavery was a catalyst for the anti-slavery movement and remains a landmark in American literature. Seen today, the sincerity of director Harry Pollard's handsomely produced 1927 drama outweigh the conventions of its story. All told, this "lost" production remains a fascinating cinematic bridge between the 19th century barnstorming theatrical tradition and the new freedom of the feature film... as well as a cultural bridge between African-American and white popular entertainments.