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Muriel Box
2018. 66th Edition
Films
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Muriel Box
Muriel Box
29, Acacia Avenue
Henry Cass
UK  1945
The Robinsons, a middle-aged British couple are scheduled to go off on a holiday cruise in the Mediterranean. When their children refuse to accompany them they decide to go to a British seaside holiday instead. They come back home earlier than expected to find their daughter embarked on a "trial marriage" and their son having an affair with a married woman.

The Robinsons, a middle-aged British couple are scheduled to go off on a holiday cruise in the Mediterranean. When their children refuse to accompany them they decide to go to a British seaside holiday instead. They come back home earlier than expected to find their daughter embarked on a "trial marriage" and their son having an affair with a married woman.

The Seventh Veil
Compton Bennett
UK  1945
After attempting suicide, Francesca Cunningham, a world famed pianist, undergoes psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen. Larsen delves into her subconscious to find out the events and persons who drove her to her present situation. Francesca is forced to confront her feelings for Nicholas, her guardian and musical tutor, a controlling personality.

After attempting suicide, Francesca Cunningham, a world famed pianist, undergoes psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen. Larsen delves into her subconscious to find out the events and persons who drove her to her present situation. Francesca is forced to confront her feelings for Nicholas, her guardian and musical tutor, a controlling personality.

The Years Between
Compton Bennett
UK  1946
A British officer and Member of Parliament who had been reportedly killed in action during the war unexpectedly returns to his family. His wife is about to marry again and to take his seat in the House of Commons and all must now readjust to the new situation.

A British officer and Member of Parliament who had been reportedly killed in action during the war unexpectedly returns to his family. His wife is about to marry again and to take his seat in the House of Commons and all must now readjust to the new situation.

A Girl in a Million
Francis Searle
UK  1946
A young inventor divorces a nagging wife and, to avoid all women, finds employment in a remote all-male department of the War Office. His peace is broken by a U.S. colonel's daughter, Gay, who is shell-shocked and has lost the power of speech. Charmed by her and by the contrast with his former talkative wife, Tony soon falls in love and marries her. However, once wed, Gay s...

A young inventor divorces a nagging wife and, to avoid all women, finds employment in a remote all-male department of the War Office. His peace is broken by a U.S. colonel's daughter, Gay, who is shell-shocked and has lost the power of speech. Charmed by her and by the contrast with his former talkative wife, Tony soon falls in love and marries her. However, once wed, Gay suffers a further shock and recovers her speech.

The Man Within
Bernard Knowles
UK  1947
19th-century smuggler Carlyon is the guardian of seaman Andrews. Andrews, who feels persecuted by his stern disciplinarian guardian, betrays the crew of Carlyons smuggling ship. Some of the smugglers are caught, but Carlyon escapes and then begins his search for Andrews. Andrews seeks refuge in the cottage of a girl named Elizabeth, who urges him to testify against the smuggle...

19th-century smuggler Carlyon is the guardian of seaman Andrews. Andrews, who feels persecuted by his stern disciplinarian guardian, betrays the crew of Carlyons smuggling ship. Some of the smugglers are caught, but Carlyon escapes and then begins his search for Andrews. Andrews seeks refuge in the cottage of a girl named Elizabeth, who urges him to testify against the smugglers in court.

Dear Murderer
Arthur Crabtree
UK  1947
Lee Warren returns from a trip abroad to find evidence that Vivien, his wife, has been unfaithful to him, and sets out to find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. But immediately after, he discovers that they had broken up some time before and that she has a new lover, whom he tries to incriminate in order to shift the suspicions of the police from him.

Lee Warren returns from a trip abroad to find evidence that Vivien, his wife, has been unfaithful to him, and sets out to find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. But immediately after, he discovers that they had broken up some time before and that she has a new lover, whom he tries to incriminate in order to shift the suspicions of the police from him.

The Brothers
David MacDonald
UK  1947
Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan who comes to Isle of Skye to work as serving girl for the Macraes. Her arrival reinflames the long standing conflict between two clans, the Macraes and the McFarishes, and causes an internal power-struggle between two brothers in the Macrae clan.

Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan who comes to Isle of Skye to work as serving girl for the Macraes. Her arrival reinflames the long standing conflict between two clans, the Macraes and the McFarishes, and causes an internal power-struggle between two brothers in the Macrae clan.

Holiday Camp
Kenneth Annakin
UK  1947
The Huggett family goes to a holiday camp where they encounter many different people: a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend, a group of gamblers, a murderer seeking his next victim, a husband-seeking spinster and a middle-aged matron on her first holiday after years of taking care of her invalid mother.

The Huggett family goes to a holiday camp where they encounter many different people: a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend, a group of gamblers, a murderer seeking his next victim, a husband-seeking spinster and a middle-aged matron on her first holiday after years of taking care of her invalid mother.

Easy Money
Bernard Knowles
UK  1948
The film is divided into four episodes that deal with the effect of winning a fortune in football pools on four different sets of people. A happy family is turned into an unhappy one until it is discovered the coupon apparently did not get posted. A mild-mannered clerk worries about how to tell his overbearing boss he is quitting. A double-bass player misses the orchestra he ha...

The film is divided into four episodes that deal with the effect of winning a fortune in football pools on four different sets of people. A happy family is turned into an unhappy one until it is discovered the coupon apparently did not get posted. A mild-mannered clerk worries about how to tell his overbearing boss he is quitting. A double-bass player misses the orchestra he has left and some people are turned into criminals.

Daybreak
Compton Bennett
UK  1948
Eddie, who works as a hangman under an assumed name, conceals this other job when he gets married and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames where he directs a barge business. Tragedy strikes when his assistant, Olaf, tries to seduce his wife and after a fight between the two men, the hangman is presumed drowned. The woman commits suicide and Olaf is sentence...

Eddie, who works as a hangman under an assumed name, conceals this other job when he gets married and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames where he directs a barge business. Tragedy strikes when his assistant, Olaf, tries to seduce his wife and after a fight between the two men, the hangman is presumed drowned. The woman commits suicide and Olaf is sentenced to hang. 

Good-Time Girl
David MacDonald
UK  1948
Miss Thorpe, the chairman of the Juvenile court, gives advice to troubled teenager Lyla Lawrence. Miss Thorpe tells Lyla that her life has a similar beginning to that of Gwen Rawlings. Gwen was a teenage girl who continually fell into the wrong crowd. Her father also beat her, so she left home and fell into trouble. She was sentenced to a reform school for three years.

Miss Thorpe, the chairman of the Juvenile court, gives advice to troubled teenager Lyla Lawrence. Miss Thorpe tells Lyla that her life has a similar beginning to that of Gwen Rawlings. Gwen was a teenage girl who continually fell into the wrong crowd. Her father also beat her, so she left home and fell into trouble. She was sentenced to a reform school for three years.

The Blind Goddess
Harold French
UK  1948
The private secretary to Lord Brasted learns from a friend that his employer, an administrator of an International Relief organisation, has been converting funds to his private use. After many vicissitudes the secretary manages to expose his employer.  

The private secretary to Lord Brasted learns from a friend that his employer, an administrator of an International Relief organisation, has been converting funds to his private use. After many vicissitudes the secretary manages to expose his employer.  

The Lost People
Muriel Box, Bernard Knowles
UK  1949
After World War II, various displaced people coming from concentration camps and forced labour camps, await transportation back to their homelands in a German theatre guarded by British soldiers. However, after years of union against fascism, fights erupt among the displaced people: Serb against Croat, Pole against Russian, resistance fighter against collaborator and everyone a...

After World War II, various displaced people coming from concentration camps and forced labour camps, await transportation back to their homelands in a German theatre guarded by British soldiers. However, after years of union against fascism, fights erupt among the displaced people: Serb against Croat, Pole against Russian, resistance fighter against collaborator and everyone against the Jews. Two people, Jan and Lily, fall in love and decide to get married.

Portrait from Life
Terence Fisher
UK  1949
A German professor sees a portrait in an art gallery which looks exactly like his daughter, who is assumed to have died in the war. The girl, who is an amnesiac, has been living in Europe under the protection of a wanted Nazi war criminal. A British army major in Occupied Germany tries to cut through red tape and an espionage plot to rescue the girl.

A German professor sees a portrait in an art gallery which looks exactly like his daughter, who is assumed to have died in the war. The girl, who is an amnesiac, has been living in Europe under the protection of a wanted Nazi war criminal. A British army major in Occupied Germany tries to cut through red tape and an espionage plot to rescue the girl.

Christopher Columbus
David MacDonald
UK  1949
Using a letter of introduction from Queen Isabella's former confessor, Christopher Columbus gains access to the Spanish court where he tries to convince authorities to support him in his proposed voyage to reach to Far East by sailing west. He overcomes intrigue at court and convinces the Queen that his plan is practical.

Using a letter of introduction from Queen Isabella's former confessor, Christopher Columbus gains access to the Spanish court where he tries to convince authorities to support him in his proposed voyage to reach to Far East by sailing west. He overcomes intrigue at court and convinces the Queen that his plan is practical.

The Happy Family
Muriel Box
UK  1952
The Lord family a husband and wife with several children owns a grocery shop close to the Festival Hall which is under construction. Lillian Lord runs the shop, while Henry is a train driver who is just about to retire. One day Mr. Filch, a senior civil servant announces that, due to an error by one of the planners, the Lords' shop and house will have to be demolished t...

The Lord family a husband and wife with several children owns a grocery shop close to the Festival Hall which is under construction. Lillian Lord runs the shop, while Henry is a train driver who is just about to retire. One day Mr. Filch, a senior civil servant announces that, due to an error by one of the planners, the Lords' shop and house will have to be demolished to build a road, assuring them that they will be financially compensated and will be moved to a new house..

Street Corner
Muriel Box
UK  1953
The daily work and routine of women police built around three story lines. The first involves an 18-year-old girl who is picked up for shoplifting. The second story tells of a female deserter who becomes involved in bigamy. The third is about a baby who is mistreated by its father and step-mother, but is reunited, through police work, with its mother. 

The daily work and routine of women police built around three story lines. The first involves an 18-year-old girl who is picked up for shoplifting. The second story tells of a female deserter who becomes involved in bigamy. The third is about a baby who is mistreated by its father and step-mother, but is reunited, through police work, with its mother. 

The Beachcomber
Muriel Box
UK  1954
Mr. Gray is the new British Resident of the Welcome Islands. The only other Europeans are the brother-sister missionary team of Martha and Owen Jones, and the Honourable Ted - a hard-drinking, social outcast whose English family pays him to stay away. Martha and Ted are forced to collaborate when cholera threatens the islands and they must do their best to stop its spread.

Mr. Gray is the new British Resident of the Welcome Islands. The only other Europeans are the brother-sister missionary team of Martha and Owen Jones, and the Honourable Ted - a hard-drinking, social outcast whose English family pays him to stay away. Martha and Ted are forced to collaborate when cholera threatens the islands and they must do their best to stop its spread.

To Dorothy a Son
Muriel Box
UK  1954
In order to earn an inheritance of 2 million dollars from her uncle, an American woman travels to Britain to prevent her ex-husband having any more children. She will receive the money if her husband does not have any male heirs by a certain date. But his new wife is pregnant.

In order to earn an inheritance of 2 million dollars from her uncle, an American woman travels to Britain to prevent her ex-husband having any more children. She will receive the money if her husband does not have any male heirs by a certain date. But his new wife is pregnant.

Simon and Laura
Muriel Box
UK  1955
In the 1950's, a producer has the idea of basing a BBC family series on a real-life happily married actor couple. He chooses the Fosters, who need the money and so do the show, although in reality their marriage is far from happy.

In the 1950's, a producer has the idea of basing a BBC family series on a real-life happily married actor couple. He chooses the Fosters, who need the money and so do the show, although in reality their marriage is far from happy.

Eyewitness
Muriel Box
UK  1956
Lucy has a fight with her husband and runs out of the house. She goes to the cinema where she sees a couple of crooks who are robbing the cinema's safe and kill the manager. In her haste to escape the thieves, she is knocked down by a passing bus, and is taken to the local hospital. The two crooks follow her, and wait for a chance to finish her off, and thus eliminate ...

Lucy has a fight with her husband and runs out of the house. She goes to the cinema where she sees a couple of crooks who are robbing the cinema's safe and kill the manager. In her haste to escape the thieves, she is knocked down by a passing bus, and is taken to the local hospital. The two crooks follow her, and wait for a chance to finish her off, and thus eliminate the only person who can tie them to the murder.

The Passionate Stranger
Muriel Box
UK  1957
A woman novelist writes of a lady's affair with an Italian chauffeur, and her own Italian chauffeur reads the manuscript and jumps to conclusions.

A woman novelist writes of a lady's affair with an Italian chauffeur, and her own Italian chauffeur reads the manuscript and jumps to conclusions.

The Truth About Women
Muriel Box
UK  1957
Sir Humphrey Tavistock recalls his relationship with the women he loved to his son-in-law, unable to understand his wife and women in general, to help him to appreciate them as well.

Sir Humphrey Tavistock recalls his relationship with the women he loved to his son-in-law, unable to understand his wife and women in general, to help him to appreciate them as well.

Subway in the Sky
Muriel Box
UK  1959
A military doctor in Berlin is falsely accused of illegal dealing in drugs. Determined to prove his innocence, he escapes from the MPs. He takes shelter in the flat that his wife has sublet to cabaret singer Lilli Hoffman, whom he persuades to help him prove his innocence.

A military doctor in Berlin is falsely accused of illegal dealing in drugs. Determined to prove his innocence, he escapes from the MPs. He takes shelter in the flat that his wife has sublet to cabaret singer Lilli Hoffman, whom he persuades to help him prove his innocence.

This Other Eden
Muriel Box
Ireland  1959
The film explores the traumatic legacy of the Irish Civil War. A small Irish town wants to erect a statue to an Irish Republican Army man killed during the Irish War for Independence, but the son of the Colonel who killed the rebel objects.

The film explores the traumatic legacy of the Irish Civil War. A small Irish town wants to erect a statue to an Irish Republican Army man killed during the Irish War for Independence, but the son of the Colonel who killed the rebel objects.

Too Young to Love
Muriel Box
UK  1960
A teenage girl is accused by a neighbour of receiving adult men at home. She is brought to a juvenile court before a kind and understanding judge. She recounts her story to him. Due to parental neglect and lack of guidance she gets in with the wrong crowd and, after an affair with a sailor, she has an abortion and is eventually arrested for teenage prostitution.

A teenage girl is accused by a neighbour of receiving adult men at home. She is brought to a juvenile court before a kind and understanding judge. She recounts her story to him. Due to parental neglect and lack of guidance she gets in with the wrong crowd and, after an affair with a sailor, she has an abortion and is eventually arrested for teenage prostitution.

The Pipers Tune
Muriel Box
UK  1962
During the Napoleonic Wars child refugees become involved with a Pyrenean escape route and the problem of whether to save a wounded enemy who is a danger to their own safety.

During the Napoleonic Wars child refugees become involved with a Pyrenean escape route and the problem of whether to save a wounded enemy who is a danger to their own safety.

Rattle of a Simple Man
Muriel Box
UK  1964
Percy Winthram comes to London from Manchester for the Cup Final. After the game he and his companions go to a Soho strip club. Percy is innocent and shy. One of his friends bets he won't take a blonde home and sleep with her. Percy accepts. Cyrenne, the blonde, who has overheard the bet, accepts too. Cyrenne tells him of her aristocratic background. Impressed, he boasts of...

Percy Winthram comes to London from Manchester for the Cup Final. After the game he and his companions go to a Soho strip club. Percy is innocent and shy. One of his friends bets he won't take a blonde home and sleep with her. Percy accepts. Cyrenne, the blonde, who has overheard the bet, accepts too. Cyrenne tells him of her aristocratic background. Impressed, he boasts of his conquests and their mutual trust and liking grows.

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