Sarah Miles

  • Richard C. Sarafian – The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)

    PLOT:
    Jay Grobart is an outlaw who was married to Native American woman Cat Dancing. After Cat is raped and murdered, a distraught Grobart kills the man responsible for the crime, before being arrested. After his release, he soon pulls a train robbery with the help of his friends Dawes, Charlie and Billy, and is now on the run from the law.Read More »

  • Laurence Harvey – The Ceremony (1963)

    Quote:
    Actor Lawrence Harvey made his debut as a writer and director with this downbeat drama. Sean McKenna (Harvey) is awaiting execution in a prison in Tangiers after being convicted of murder. McKenna was trying to prevent the crime in question but was instead made the scapegoat. With his life hanging in the balance, McKenna’s girlfriend Catherine (Sarah Miles) and his brother Dominic (Robert Walker Jr.) engineer an escape plan, and McKenna is able to beat his date with the hangman. However, McKenna’s reunion with Dominic and Catherine proves not to be as joyous as he had expected when he discovers that they have been having an affair. Harvey was to direct only two more films, the second of which, Welcome to Arrow Beach, would prove to be his final work.Read More »

  • Stephen Frears – Walter & June (1983)

    Synopsis
    Sequel to Walter (1982).

    Walter (Ian McKellen) is a mentally disabled man who depends on his parents for his survival. So when his mother and father die, Walter’s future is thrown into question. With nowhere to go, Walter is put into a poorly run state mental institution. In these new, harsh surroundings, Walter befriends a schizophrenic woman named June (Sarah Miles). As their bond grows, the pair’s affection turns to romance — and soon they plot their escape from the hospital, hoping to begin a new life in London.Read More »

  • Joseph Losey – Steaming (1985)

    Quote:
    Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.Read More »

  • Ken Annakin – Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

    Synopsis:
    In 1910, newspaper mogul Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley) decides to offer a large cash sum to the first pilot to successfully fly over the English Channel. Aviation experts from near and far enter the race, including the underhanded Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas), wild American flyer Orvil Newton (Stuart Whitman) and British ace Richard Mays (James Fox). Orvil and Richard come out as the front-runners, but both men are distracted by Rawnsley’s lovely daughter, Patricia (Sarah Miles).Read More »

  • Joseph Losey – The Servant (1963)

    Synopsis:
    ‘James Fox plays Tony, a wealthy, pampered, borderline-alcoholic young man with what appears to be a private income, sufficient for the purchase and redecoration of a townhouse in London’s South Kensington (the locale is similar to Polanski’s Repulsion) and for Tony to be involved in a rackety and fantastically implausible get-richer-quick scheme to clear the Brazilian rainforest for property development. To the profound irritation of his fiancee Susan (Wendy Craig), Tony hires a live-in manservant, Barrett, unforgettably played by Dirk Bogarde, to tend to his every bachelor need. Barrett instantly exerts a parasitic, vampiric influence on the household, smothering Tony with attention, getting subtly above himself, and displaying to Susan a studied air of dumb insolence. He induces Tony to hire his sister Vera, played by Sarah Miles, as the live-in maid, and secretly encourages Vera to seduce Tony. Later it transpires that the tale about Vera being his sister is a lie – and later still, that it might not be a lie after all.’
    – Peter BradshawRead More »

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