A revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire, and his fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists.
Set in the 1800s, a spirited young Jewish woman leaves her newly impoverished London family to take a job as a governess on a remote Scottish island. There she develops an unusual relationship - both cerebral and passionate - with the master of the house.
DAMN THE DEFIANT
Set during the Napoleonic period, Alec Guinness stars as the commander of the British warship H.M.S.Defiant who must battle a mutinous crew as well as an enemy fleet.
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT
Based on the autobiographical novel by W.Stanley Moss, the film is set in 1944, on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete where two British officers are assigned to kidnap the commanding German general and deliver him to allied forces in Cairo. The abduction goes smoothly, but the subsequent chase across the Cretan landscape proves to be more problematic.
This adaptation of the classic novel by Ford Madox Ford stars Judi Dench in one of her earliest roles. The story follows a wealthy member of Edwardian England's upper class who is at the centre of a love triangle between his wife, a treacherous socialite, who is trying to destroy him, and his suffragette mistress.
LOVE & PAIN & THE WHOLE DAMN THING
Timothy Bottoms plays a awkward and shy man exiled by his rich father to a bicycle tour across Spain, only to become entangled in the life of an introverted follow tourist, played by Maggie Smith, who is suffering from her own insecurities. Soon, the two find companionship in an uncoordinated and clumsy affair.
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
An adaptation of Henry James'novel about a young American woman, Isabel Archer, determined to live an independent life in Europe during the late 1880s. But her headstrong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond.
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
An American expatriate joins the anti-fascist forces in the Spanish Civil war and falls in love with a beautiful refugee committed to the rebels' cause. Based on the 1939 novel by Ernest Hemingway. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
LEON MORIN, PRIEST
Jean-Paul Belmondo plays a devoted man of the cloth who is desired by all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a religious skeptic whose relationship with her confessor turns into a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire.