Search results for "Paul Scofield"

A Man for All Seasons (1966) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Leo McKern  •  Robert Shaw

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2009

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jack Warner  •  Denise Grey

Hamlet (1990) RT 76% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

Henry V (1989) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Brian Blessed  •  James Larkin

Quiz Show (1994) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Oct 1992

During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Paul Scofield  •  Victor Spinetti  •  Tom Wilkinson

The Train (1964) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2001

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Suzanne Flon

When the Whales Came (1989) RT 60% / Audience 86%

A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Rees
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  David Threlfall  •  Helen Mirren  •  Helen Pearce

Anna Karenina (1985) RT Audience 75%

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Paul Scofield  •  Ian Ogilvy

The Crucible (1996) RT 67% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Based upon the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller (who wrote the screen adaptation), the Salem witch trials in 1692 plunge the Massachusetts Bay colony into chaos.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Winona Ryder  •  Paul Scofield  •  Joan Allen

Utz (1992)

Hugh Whitemore adapted Bruce Chatwin's novel for this tale of a New York antique dealer who travels to Prague to buy the porcelain collection of the late Baron Utz, only to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Peter Riegert  •  Paul Scofield

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)

An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ermanno Olmi
CAST:  Omero Antonutti  •  Sabir Aziz  •  Haddou Zoubida  •  Annabi Abdelialil

1919 (1985)

Two former patients of Sigmund Freud meet again and discuss their psychiatric treatment 65 years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Brody
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Maria Schell  •  Frank Finlay  •  Diana Quick

Bartleby (1970)

Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Friedman
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  John McEnery  •  Thorley Walters  •  Colin Jeavons

Kurosawa: A Documentary on the Acclaimed Director (2000)

Documentary on film maker Akira Kurosawa  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
CAST:  Akira Kurosawa  •  Sam Shepard  •  Paul Scofield  •  James Coburn

King Lear (1971) RT Audience 68%

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Brook
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Irene Worth  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Susan Engel

That Lady (1955)

Ana, the Princess of Eboli, wears a black patch over her right eye, where she was blinded as a youth when fighting a duel in defense of her king, the despotic Philip. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Gilbert Roland  •  Paul Scofield  •  Françoise Rosay

Scorpio (1973)

Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Alain Delon  •  Paul Scofield  •  John Colicos