Alec McCowen

Town on Trial

Town on Trial

Town on Trial

IMDb: 6.5
1957
95min

When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally after a confrontation at the top of the local church spire, arrest the culprit. Another fascinating look at what life was like in Britain during the 50’s.

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Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again

IMDb: 6.2
1983
134min

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo’s girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge. This is the last time for Sean Connery as Her Majesty’s Secret Agent 007. Made outside of the traditional Broccoli production environment due to separate rights having been obtained for this specific Ian Fleming story.

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Personal Services

Personal Services

Personal Services

IMDb: 6.4
1987
105min

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. The story follows Christine Painter (Julie Walters) as the down-at-heel waitress who, with the help of prostitute Shirley (Shirley Stelfox) and cross-dressing Wing Commander Morten (Alec McCowen), seeks to up her earnings by turning her suburban home into a brothel. Before long she and her girls are chaining up judges, spanking Generals and attending to the needs of Honourable Members. Christine sees herself as providing a vital service to these harmless pervs and when finally the house is busted and the case comes to court, it’s fair to say that the presiding judge isn’t unfamiliar with her work.

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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

IMDb: 7.2
1993
139min

Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman’s cousin.

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Frenzy

Frenzy

Frenzy

IMDb: 7.5
1972
116min

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

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Henry V

Henry V

Henry V

IMDb: 7.7
1989
137min

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare’s play about the English King’s bloody conquest of France.

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The Witches

The Witches

The Witches

IMDb: 5.9
1966
89min

Following a nervous breakdown, Gwen takes up the job of head teacher in the small village of Haddaby. There she can benefit from the tranquillity and peace, enabling her to recover fully. But under the facade of idyllic country life she slowly unearths the frightening reality of village life in which the inhabitants are followers of a menacing satanic cult with the power to inflict indiscriminate evil and death if crossed.

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

IMDb: 7.7
1962
104min

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy’s reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor’s prize runner.

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