British Classics

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British Classics
  • Albert RN

    Newly Restored! From the Director of THE SPY WHO LOVED me, Cohen Film Collection introduces this World War II drama based on a true story, in which a group of British POWs suspects that there is a German spy in its midst after several escape attempts are foiled.

  • Black Jack

    "BLACK JACK is a charming, underrated film." - The British Film Institute

    When honest young Tolly is forced on the run with 'Black Jack', a villainous ruffian, adventure and mishap are never far away. As the two enter a world of body-snatchers, private lunatic asylums and traveling fairs they f...

  • The Bostonians

    Boston, 1876: At a Women's Movement meeting, fiercely independent Olive (Vanessa Redgrave) becomes mentor to gifted young orator Verena (Madeleine Potter) - who soon attracts the amorous attentions of Olive's Southern cousin Basil (Christopher Reeve). The contesting demands of courtship and sapph...

  • Cast a Dark Shadow

    "A thoroughly polished job of civilized homicide." - The New York Times

    Newly Restored! Cohen Film Collection introduces this taut thriller, in which Dirk Bogarde plays a scheming young man who uses his charm to wed an older wealthy woman. He stages her death to look accidental, but when he find...

  • Corridor of Mirrors

    Newly Restored! Eric Portman plays a contemporary artist obsessed with the past. He surrounds himself with Renaissance artwork, infatuated with the notion that he and his lover (Edana Romney) are reincarnations of the lovers in a centuries-old painting. Portman’s delusions have deadly consequence...

  • Dancing with Crime

    Cohen Film Collection introduces this Brit Noir crime classic. Army buddies Ted Peters (Attenborough) and Dave Robinson (Rowbotham) return to London after World War II. Peters gets an honest job as a taxi driver, working a night shift to save money for his wedding. Robinson, looking to make easy ...

  • Dark Journey

    "Swift, colorful, and engagingly tangled cinema." - The New York Times

    Newly Restored! One of the great romantic classics of the 1930s. Radiant Vivien Leigh plays an Allied double agent in 1915 Stockholm. When the Germans, suspicious that she’s passing secrets to the French, send Chief of Intell...

  • Expresso Bongo

    "It has pungency, wit, and a sharp sense of observation." - Variety

    Newly Restored! Cohen Film Collection introduces this Fifties British classic, a fast-paced story about a cheap, opportunistic Soho talent agent (Laurence Harvey) who always looks for the quick buck. He's glib and he's flashy, a...

  • Fire Over England

    "Bristles with gleaming armor, rich costumes, and exciting naval engagements." - New York Herald Tribune

    Newly Restored! During the reign of England's Queen Elizabeth I, a young naval officer (Laurence Olivier) spies on the Spanish and discovers their plans to send the Armada against England. Th...

  • Forever and a Day

    This wonderful romantic-adventure yarn tells of Britain's epochal struggles to retain the integrity of an empire and the freedom of her people by tracing the quaint history of a picturesque London mansion, its illustrious builder, and his descendants from the Napoleonic period through the ravages...

  • The Golden Madonna

    Patricia (Phyllis Calvert) throws away a painting members of her Italian village consider to be extremely lucky. She goes to great lengths in her attempts to locate it again and bring it back.

  • Howards End

    "Merchant Ivory triumphs again with their entertaining, rich, textured film...Elegant, funny and romantic." - The New York Times

    Newly restored! One of Merchant Ivory’s undisputed masterpieces, this adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel is a saga of class relations and changing times i...

  • Jamaica Inn

    "An entertaining and surprisingly dark period drama." - Eye On Film

    Newly Restored! From the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, a young woman discovers her uncle heads a gang of ship-wreckers and murderers under the secret patronage of the local squir...

  • Jet Storm

    Newly Restored! Passengers on a trans-Atlantic flight from London to New York discover that one of them (Attenborough) is mentally unbalanced. Believing a fellow passenger is the hit-and-run driver who killed his child, Attenborough has smuggled a bomb on board and intends to use it.

  • Jigsaw

    Newly Restored! Cohen Film Collection introduces this absorbing and entertaining Val Guest murder mystery about some Brighton policemen who track down the murderer of a woman whose body they find in a lonely beach house.

  • Maurice

    "Superb. A Sensual and intoxicating romance." - The Washington Post

    Newly Restored! From the acclaimed Merchant Ivory Productions. Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the...

  • My Old Lady

    Academy Award winners Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith and Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas star in this witty and heartfelt drama about surprising inheritances and unexpected connections. When Mathias Gold (Kline) arrives at the sumptuous Parisian apartment he inheritanced from his father,...

  • Ninety Degrees in the Shade

    Anne Heywood plays a grocery clerk embroiled in an affair with manager James Booth in this Anglo-Czech drama reminiscent of the British Kitchen Sink films of the 1950's. The title is a succinct assessment of the film's sex scenes, which were as hot as it was possible to get in a mainstream movie...

  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    A timeless romance based on the legend of the Flying Dutchman. Ava Gardner, one of the most beautiful screen goddesses of all time, plays Pandora, a woman who has never fallen in love. When she meets the dashing but doomed captain Hendrik van der Zee, he pushes her to commit an ultimate act of love.

  • Quartet

    In adapting Jean Rhys's 1928 autobiographical novel, Merchant Ivory achieved an artistic breakthrough that remains one of the team's finest works. In one of her greatest performances, Isabelle Adjani plays the vulnerable but complicated West-Indian Marya, who, after her shady husband Stefan (Anth...

  • St. Martin's Lane

    "Top entertainment." - Leonard Maltin

    Newly Restored! On St. Martin’s Lane in London, a popular spot for street performers, a busker (Charles Laughton) works a poor girl (Vivien Leigh) into his act. As her popularity rises, he guides her to stardom even though it means sacrificing his love for her.

  • The Sea Shall Not Have Them

    Newly Restored! From the director of YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE and ALFIE. Cohen Film Collection introduces this most memorable WWII saga in which four Allied men struggle to survive in a lifeboat on the North Sea after their plane is shot down. One of the men carries secret documents that can save Lond...

  • Shakespeare Wallah

    Elegiac and atmospheric, Shakespeare Wallah was the feature film that really put Merchant Ivory Productions on the international movie map, winning them great critical acclaim and now recognized as a classic. Starring Shashi Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey, and a young Felicity Kendal, the film's inspirat...

  • Storm in a Teacup

    "A rare treat" - The New York Times

    Newly Restored! A local politician tries to break a reporter who writes a negative story about him, crushing his political ambitions. Charming chaos follows when the writer, now in love with the daughter of the politician, is sued by her father, ending in an u...