Jane Eyre Episode 1
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Jane Eyre
The classic saga of Jane Eyre is brought vibrantly to life in this lavish, complex and sexual adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's much-loved novel. After a wretched childhood as an orphan, and two years of being a teacher, Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. She accepts a governess position at Thornfield…
Tol'able David
Tol'able David is a magnificent film, carefully transferred from the best available elements, and starring the great Richard Barthelmess (Broken Blossoms) in the title role. This rural adaptation of the David and Goliath tale chronicles the hero's passage into adulthood as he confronts three crooks looking for trouble. When the…
Jane Eyre Episode 2
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
Jane returns from her aunt's deathbed to find Rochester paying court to the beautiful Blanche Ingram, however she soon discovers that it is Jane herself that he really loves. But as they are about to wed, a mysterious overseas visitor brings trouble to Thornfield. Jane's fears are confirmed when Rochester's…
The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
An immortality that Soviet Russia has heretofore allotted only to Lenin and Marx is bestowed upon the country's greatest writer, Maxim Gorky. One of the noblest achievements of pre-war Soviet cinema,O (Jay Leyda, Kino), this haunting, unforgettable film is based upon Maxim Gorky's 1913 autobiography My Childhood and shows a…
Daniel Deronda Episode 2
Part of the Series: Daniel Deronda
Daniel, out rowing on the Thames, saves Mirah Lapidoth, a young Jewish girl, from drowning. He takes her to the Meyrick's, who look after her. Daniel promises to help Mirah find her parents who she thinks may still be living in London. Daniel goes to see Grandcourt on business and…
The Symbol of the Unconquered
In this silent film, Eve Mason (Iris Hall) learns of her grandfather's death, leaves her small Southern town and travels west to inspect her newly-inherited land. With help from her neighbor, Hugh Van Allen (Walker Thompson), she arrives at her grandfather's homestead. When the self-loathing Jefferson Driscoll (Lawrence Chenault) learns…
Sense and Sensibility
From acclaimed writer Andrew Davies comes this enchanting adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel about love and marriage. Left penniless after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood face an uncertain future. They need to marry well if they are to retain their comfortable existence. With a number of possible…
Great Expectations
A raw and passionate adaptation of one of Dickens' finest novels starring Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth and Gillian Anderson. On a cold winter's day, an 11-year-old orphan - Pip - runs into escaped convict Magwitch. Magwitch orders the terrified boy to steal a file from his uncle's forge to remove…
A rich society girl causes the death of a policeman, is prosecuted by her fiance, then is sent to prison. Later she reforms her partying and wild ways, but her ex-fiance becomes a wasted alcoholic.
The Pardoner's Tale
Part of the Series: The Canterbury Tales
The local community of Rochester, still in shock after a girl was raped and murdered the previous year, launch a search for missing teenager, Amy. Arty, Colin and Baz are three unemployed drunken wasters who try to cash in on the search, falsely starting a collection for all the volunteers.…
The Wife of Bath
Part of the Series: The Canterbury Tales
Fifty-three-year-old Beth Craddock is a successful television actress who still believes in Mr Right, despite a number of failed marriages behind her. When her husband of 16 years leaves her for another woman, she finds comfort in the arms of her 22-year-old co-star Jerome . They fall passionately in love,…
The Man of Law's Tale
Part of the Series: The Canterbury Tales
Constance is a Nigerian refugee found on a small boat in the Chatham docks by a couple, Mark and Nicky, who take her in. A devout Christian, Constance, cannot remember what has happened to her. At church a young man, Terry, falls for her. But the feelings are not mutual,…