Tag Archives: Trevor Howard

John Huston – The Roots of Heaven (1958)

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Set in French Equatorial Africa, the film tells the story of Morel (Trevor Howard), a crusading environmentalist who sets out to preserve the elephants from extinction as a lasting symbol of freedom for all humanity. He is helped by Minna (Juliette Gréco), a nightclub hostess, and Forsythe (Errol Flynn), a disgraced British military officer hoping to redeem himself. Read More »

David Lean – Ryan’s Daughter [Roadshow version] (1970)

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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. Read More »

William C. Faure – Shaka Zulu (1986)

Framed around Queen Victoria’s decision on England’s political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka’s rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka’s birth, exile, innovations in warfare, assumption of the throne, building of the Zulu Empire, first contact with Europe and the events that lead to his downfall Read More »

Michael Anderson – Conduct Unbecoming (1975)

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A company of British soldiers in colonial India is shaken when the widow of their most honored hero is assaulted. A young officer must defend a fellow lieutenant from the charges in an unusual court-martial, while investigating the deepening mystery behind the attack. Read More »

Michael Anderson – Operation Crossbow (1965)

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London officials learn of a plan by Nazis to create new, more destructive missiles during World War II. Working quickly to stop the potentially catastrophic movement, the prime minister calls for an immediate investigation. Three experts (George Peppard, Jeremy Kemp, Tom Courtenay) are instructed to enter Germany and inspect a plant that is believed to hold the explosives. The men pose as German soldiers in a mission that may save England, but not without consequences. Read More »

John Gilling – Interpol AKA Pickup Alley (1957)

After his sister is murdered while trying to pass on information about a drug dealer, FBI agent Charles Sturgis (Victor Mature) dedicates himself to tracking down international drug kingpin Frank McNally (Trevor Howard). Traveling to London on a lead, Charles learns that McNally is difficult to identify, as he changes his appearance regularly. Charles finds McNally’s courier, Gina (Anita Ekberg), and places her in danger by following her across Europe, hoping that she’ll lead him to McNally. Read More »

Terence Young – Triple Cross (1966)

Eddie Chapman (Christopher Plummer) is a smooth operator, blowing up safes under the noise of a back firing car outside of the buildings and leaving a calling card before absconding with the pick of the jewels he steals. But whilst in Jersey he is caught and locked up for his crimes on the island which is where he spots the invasion of German soldiers as they marched on to the island. Spotting an opportunity he convinces those in command to let him work as a spy for Germany at which point his execution is faked and he spends time in France being trained by the Germans before being sent to London. But he hands himself in and becomes a double spy working for the British as long as he is pardoned, compensated and receives a wartime commendation for his work. Read More »