SET FIVE 

Charlie Chaplin - The Circus (1928)

Rating U

Comedy, Romance

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

The Tramp is at a circus where he is promptly chased by the police who think he is a pickpocket. Running into the Big top, he is an accidental hit with the audience. The circus owner hires him, but the tramp cannot be funny on purpose, so the circus owner makes him a janitor who just happens to working at showtime.  While there the tramp falls for the owner's stepdaughter. His chances seem good, until a rival turns up and the tramp has to compete with him.

 

 

Brief Encounter (1945)

Rating PG

Romance, drama

Directed by David Lean

The classic story of two strangers who meet in a railway café in 1940's England. Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) and Dr. Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard) are both happily married but their lives are changed forever when they fall in love with each other. 

 

 

 

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Rating PG

Comedy, drama

Directed by Robert Harmer

Louis Mazzini would have been the Duke of Chalfont but his mother was disinherited by her noble family, the D'Ascoynes, for marrying beneath her. When her dying wish to be buried in the family crypt is refused, Louis vows to avenge his mother and work his way up the family tree, by attempting to murder the eight family members that stand in the way of his becoming Duke. All eight people are played by Alec Guinness in an unforgettable performance.

 

 

 

 

 

High Society (1956)

Rating U

Romance, drama, musical 

Directed by Charles Walters

 

Socialite Tracy Lord is about to remarry, her ex-husband which is being covered by a local reporter, Dexter who is a past love of Tracy. Dexter is given access to the family home 48 hours before the big day, giving him a short time to convince her that she really still loves him and shouldn’t marry her ex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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