The Third Alibi
The Third Alibi is a 1961 British thriller film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Laurence Payne, Patricia Dainton, Jane Griffiths and Edward Underdown. Composer Norman Martell's extra marital affair with his wife's sister, results in her pregnancy; when his wife refuses to grant a divorce, Martell intricately plots her murder, using a tape recorder as his central alibi. Laurence Payne as Norman Martell Patricia Dainton as Helen Martell Jane Griffiths as Peggy Hill Edward Underdown as Doctor Murdoch John Arnatt as Superintendent Ross Humphrey Lestocq as Producer Lucy Griffiths as Miss Potter Cleo Laine as Singer Arthur Hewlett as Marshall Annette Kerr as Cinema cashier TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, calling it a "tight little thriller". Compact, low-key, but exciting...this work is, characteristically, constructed with precision. The Third Alibi on IMDb The Third Alibi at the BFI's Screenonline
The Counterfeit Plan
The Counterfeit Plan is a 1957 British crime film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Zachary Scott and Peggie Castle. The film features professional snooker world champion Horace Lindrum in a small role playing himself. Zachary Scott as Max Brant Peggie Castle as Carole Bernard Mervyn Johns as Louie Bernard Sydney Tafler as Harry Flint Lee Patterson as Duke Eric Pohlmann as Frank Wandelman Robert Arden as Bob Fenton Chili Bouchier as Gerta John Welsh as Police Inspector Grant Aubrey Dexter as Joe Lepton David Lodge as Sam Watson The film was the first of three between Amalgamated Productions and Anglo-Amalgamated, it was popular in the UK. The Counterfeit Plan on IMDb The Counterfeit Plan at AllMovie The Counterfeit Plan at the TCM Movie Database The Counterfeit Plan at the American Film Institute Catalog
British Film Institute
The British Film Institute is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom. It was established by Royal Charter to: Encourage the development of the arts of film and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film and the moving image and their impact on society, to promote access to and appreciation of the widest possible range of British and world cinema and to establish, care for and develop collections reflecting the moving image history and heritage of the United Kingdom; the BFI maintains the world's largest film archive, the BFI National Archive called National Film Library, National Film Archive, National Film and Television Archive. The archive contains more than 50,000 fiction films, over 100,000 non-fiction titles, around 625,000 television programmes; the majority of the collection is British material but it features internationally significant holdings from around the world.
The Archive collects films which feature key British actors and the work of British directors. The BFI runs the BFI Southbank and London IMAX cinema, both located on the south bank of the River Thames in London; the IMAX has the largest cinema screen in the UK and shows popular recent releases and short films showcasing its technology, which includes 3D screenings and 11,600 watts of digital surround sound. BFI Southbank shows films from all over the world critically acclaimed historical & specialised films that may not otherwise get a cinema showing; the BFI distributes archival and cultural cinema to other venues – each year to more than 800 venues all across the UK, as well as to a substantial number of overseas venues. The BFI offers a range of education initiatives, in particular to support the teaching of film and media studies in schools. In late 2012, the BFI received money from the Department For Education to create the BFI Film Academy Network; the BFI runs the annual London Film Festival along with BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival and the youth-orientated Future Film Festival.
The BFI publishes the monthly Sound magazine as well as films on Blu-ray, DVD and books. It runs the BFI National Library, maintains the BFI Film & TV Database and Summary of Information on Film and Television, which are databases of credits and other information about film and television productions. SIFT has a collection of about 7 million still frames from television; the BFI has co-produced a number of television series featuring footage from the BFI National Archive, in partnership with the BBC, including The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon, The Lost World of Friese-Greene, The Lost World of Tibet. The institute was founded in 1933. Despite its foundation resulting from a recommendation in a report on Film in National Life, at that time the institute was a private company, though it has received public money throughout its history—from the Privy Council and Treasury until 1965 and the various culture departments since then; the institute was restructured following the Radcliffe Report of 1948 which recommended that it should concentrate on developing the appreciation of filmic art, rather than creating film itself.
Thus control of educational film production passed to the National Committee for Visual Aids in Education and the British Film Academy assumed control for promoting production. From 1952–2000, the BFI provided funding for new and experimental filmmakers via the BFI Production Board; the institute received a Royal Charter in 1983. This was updated in 2000, in the same year the newly established UK Film Council took responsibility for providing the BFI's annual grant-in-aid; as an independent registered charity, the BFI is regulated by the Charity Commission and the Privy Council. In 1988, the BFI opened the London Museum of the Moving Image on the South Bank. MOMI was acclaimed internationally and set new standards for education through entertainment, but subsequently it did not receive the high levels of continuing investment that might have enabled it to keep pace with technological developments and ever-rising audience expectations; the Museum was "temporarily" closed in 1999. This did not happen, MOMI's closure became permanent in 2002 when it was decided to redevelop the South Bank site.
This redevelopment was itself further delayed. The BFI is managed on a day-to-day basis by its chief executive, Amanda Nevill. Supreme decision-making authority rests with a board of up to 14 governors; the current chair is Josh Berger, who took up the post in February 2016. He succeeded Greg Dyke, who took office on 1 March 2008. Dyke succeeded the late Anthony Minghella, chair from 2003 until 31 December 2007; the chair of the board is appointed by the BFI's own Board of Governors but requires the consent of the Secretary of State for Culture and Sport. Other Governors are co-opted by existing board members; the BFI operates with three sources of income. The largest is public money allocated by the Department for Culture and Sport. In 2011–12, this funding amounted to £20m; the second largest source is commercial activity such as receipts from ticket sales at BFI Southbank or the BFI London IMAX theatre, sales of DVDs, etc. Thirdly and sponsorship of around £5m
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
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The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
36 Hours (1953 film)
36 Hours, released in the United States as Terror Street, is a 1953 British film noir directed by Montgomery Tully. It was made by Hammer Film Productions. Bill Rogers, an American jet pilot, comes to England to find out why he hasn't heard from his wife lately. Upon his arrival, he learns that his wife has been murdered, that he's the prime suspect. With only 36 hours at his disposal, Rogers takes it upon himself to track down the actual killer. Dan Duryea as Major Bill Rogers Elsie Albiin as Katherine'Katie' Rogers Gudrun Ure as Sister Jenny Miller Eric Pohlmann as Slossen, the smuggler John Chandos as Orville Hart Kenneth Griffith as Henry Slosson Harold Lang as Harry Cross, desk clerk Jane Carras Soup Kitchen Supervisor Michael Golden as The Inspector Marianne Stone as Pam Palmer 36 Hours on IMDb 36 Hours at AllMovie 36 Hours at the TCM Movie Database 36 Hours at the American Film Institute Catalog
She Knows Y'Know
She Knows Y'Know is a low budget 1962 black and white British comedy film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring comedienne Hylda Baker. The film takes its title from Hylda Baker's most famous catch-phrase; the BFI describes the film as a "low life comedy, unfolded against an industrial town backdrop". In the North of England in the 1950s, the lives of two different families become entwined; the Worswicks are a working class family led by domineering mother Hylda with husband Joe and academically bright son Leslie. Neighbours the Smallhopes are aspiring middle class, led by mother Euphemia, husband Clarence, with attractive daughter Marilyn, whose sudden pregnancy is the catalyst for unfolding dramas involving both families. More recent reception, of the DVD re-issue, has been mixed. TV Guide described it as a "mindless sex comedy... Typical ribald British innuendoes abound." AllMovie described it as a "lively British sex farce." In an article in the Blackpool Gazette, Jacqui Morley wrote about the film restoration by Eurwyn Jones: Eurwyn sees Hylda's film She Knows Y'Know as one of the holy grails of British comedy.
"We've lost so much over the years and I'm convinced many are still out there. You have to know. Jean tried the BFI, but the film wasn't in good condition so I put feelers out as a past film collector and went, let us say, to see a man about a dog! I found the film in immaculate condition. Nobody had watched it for half a century, it was a good feeling, I couldn't wait to see it." He negotiated use of the print, tracked down copyright holders to ensure it could be shared with fans across the world, teamed up with Renown Pictures, who restore classic movies, putting the print through modern technology to present a crystal clear picture quality and sound. She Knows Y'Know is now out on DVD. Eurwyn concludes: "Hylda was one of the funniest women ever. All those hours I've spent tracking down this early example of her talent have been worth it, the digital transfer results are brilliant; the film shows she was not only a brilliant comedienne, but an actress of great note, which she proved in films such as Up the Junction and Oliver."
She Knows Y'Know on IMDb
Mrs. Fitzherbert known as Princess Fitz and A Court Secret, is a seen 1947 British historical drama film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Peter Graves, Joyce Howard and Leslie Banks, it depicts the relationship between Maria Fitzherbert. The Prince Regent falls in love with Mrs. Fitzherbert, a Catholic widow, but because of their great social divide, she laughs at his advances; the distraught prince responds with a suicide attempt. Mrs. Fitzherbert feels compassion, the couple are secretly married, their secret soon becomes the stuff of gossip and rumour, when this threatens the relationship between the prince and the king, the prince denies his marriage. The jilted Mrs. Fitzherbert runs away, the prince marries the woman to whom he was betrothed. Peter Graves - Prince of Wales Joyce Howard - Maria Fitzherbert Leslie Banks - Charles James Fox Margaretta Scott - Lady Jersey Wanda Rotha - Princess Caroline of Brunswick Mary Clare - Duchess of Devonshire Frederick Valk - George III Ralph Truman - Richard Brinsley Sheridan John Stuart - Duke of Bedford Helen Haye - Lady Sefton Chili Bouchier - Norris Lily Kann - Queen Charlotte Lawrence O'Madden - Lord Southampton Frederick Leister - Henry Errington Scott Forbes - Prince William In The New York Times, Bosley Crowther wrote, "it is so rigidly played that the whole thing has the appearance of an animated wax-works on the move."
Mrs. Fitzherbert on IMDb