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Jack Clayton – The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

Synopsis:
Judith Hearn is a middle aged spinster earning a living by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950’s. She falls in love with a shady hotel owner who, in turn, decides to exploit her as far as he can. Read More »

Jack Clayton – The Great Gatsby (1974)

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A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love. Read More »

Jack Clayton – The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

Synopsis:
Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo’s eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo’s three marriages, with only the youngest being Jake’s biological child, although he treats them all as his own. Jo left her second husband Giles after meeting Giles’ friend Jake, the two who were immediately attracted to each other. Their upper middle class life is much different than Giles and Jo’s, who lived in a barn in the English countryside. But Jo is ruminating about her strained marriage to Jake, with issues on both sides. Read More »

Jack Clayton – The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)

Synopsis:
Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a tailor friend, Morry, to make him one instead, but dies of cold before he can take delivery of it. Unwilling to give up his only desire even in death, he returns as a ghost to persuade Morry to steal him the overcoat he so coveted in life. Read More »

Jack Clayton – Room at the Top (1959)

Synopsis:
The English factory town is dreary but Joe Lampton has landed a job with a future. To have something to do at night he joins a theatrical group. His boss’s daughter Susan is playing ingenue roles on stage and in real life. She is attracted to Joe and Joe thinks about how much faster he will get ahead if he is the boss’s son-in-law. This plan is complicated by his strong desire to be with an older woman who also belongs to the theatrical group. She is French and unhappily married. Joe believes he can get away with seeing both women. Read More »

Jack Clayton – Room at the Top (1959) (HD)

In late 1940s Yorkshire, England, an ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner’s daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman. Read More »