Tag: based on play

Fast and Loose (1930) 6.2

Fast and Loose (1930)

Storyline:A wealthy family is thrown into turmoil when the daughter falls for the family chauffeur and the son begins to keep company with a chorus girl.User Reviews: Marion (Miriam Hopkins) is engaged to Rockingham (...

Sylvie et le fantôme (1946) 7.1

Sylvie et le fantôme (1946)

Storyline:On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a duel. Alain's ghost ...

Gonza the Spearman (1986) 7

Gonza the Spearman (1986)

Storyline:The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to perform the tea ceremony to celebrat...

Samurai Saga (1959) 6.8

Samurai Saga (1959)

Storyline:Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another m...

Lie Exposed (2019) 5.8

Lie Exposed (2019)

Storyline:Melanie experiences a terminal diagnosis, leading her to leave her husband and life behind for LA and an affair with a tintype photographer.User Reviews: I find myself returning to this film in my head many ...

Never Steal Anything Small (1959) 6.1

Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

Storyline:Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney...

A Soldier’s Story (1984) 7.2

A Soldier’s Story (1984)

Storyline:A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bi...

Dark Streets (2008) 4.5

Dark Streets (2008)

Storyline:The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt.User Reviews: 1930s. Chaz (Gabriel Mann) owns a hip jazz bar called The Tower - all the clichés are there with e...

The Lady with a Lamp (1951) 6.4

The Lady with a Lamp (1951)

Storyline:Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman famously drawn to a...

Female on the Beach (1955) 6.4

Female on the Beach (1955)

Storyline:Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drumm...

Mickybo and Me (2004) 7.2

Mickybo and Me (2004)

Storyline:Based on the play of the same name, this movie tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969),...

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996) 5.7

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

Storyline:David Lewis is affected by the death of his wife Gillian, who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during w...

The Heartbreak Kid (1993) 6.2

The Heartbreak Kid (1993)

Storyline:Michael Jenkins' movie "The Heartbreak Kid" centres on the coming of age relationship between a teacher (Claudia Karvin), and a wild and spirited student (Alex Demitrides). The teacher , Christiana jolts the...

My Cousin from Warsaw (1931) 6.7

My Cousin from Warsaw (1931)

Storyline:User Reviews: Undeservedly unknown naughty and sexy little Weimar German equivalent to U.S. pre-code movies of the time about gender ratio...totally lightweight, flippant and politically incorrect! The cast ...

Torch Song Trilogy (1988) 7.7

Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

Storyline:Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that...

Holiday (1930) 6.5

Holiday (1930)

Storyline:After a whirlwind ten day courtship following their meeting while on respective vacations in Lake Placid, socialite Julia Seton and Johnny Case, a happy-go-lucky white collar working stiff with some business...

Only When I Laugh (1981) 6.4

Only When I Laugh (1981)

Storyline:A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all arou...

Babyteeth (2019) 7.1

Babyteeth (2019)

Storyline:When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get mess...

Thunder on the Hill (1951) 6.8

Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Storyline:Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convi...

Connecting Rooms (1970) 6.9

Connecting Rooms (1970)

Storyline:Explores the relationships shared by the residents of a seedy boarding house in London owned by dour Mrs. Brent (Kay Walsh). Amongst them are busker Wanda Fleming (Bette Davis), who is flattered by the atten...

Die Antigone des Sophokles nach der Hölderlinschen Übertragung für die Bühne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948 (Suhrkamp Verlag) (1992) 7

Die Antigone des Sophokles nach der Hölderlinschen Übertragung für die Bühne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948 (Suhrkamp Verlag) (1992)

Storyline:A teenaged girl is executed for going against a king's wishes and honoring her brother's death.User Reviews: If Theater is 1 and Cinema is 2, Joao Cesar Monteiro's directorial style is at 1.7 and from what I...

You Lucky People (1955) 5.4

You Lucky People (1955)

Storyline:Tribulations of inept reservists who find a fortnight's training an unwelcome interruption.User Reviews: Well stone the crows, I sat the kids down to show them the genius that was Tommy Trinder where he play...

Wishing Well (1954) 6

Wishing Well (1954)

Storyline:User Reviews: THE HAPPINESS OF THREE WOMEN is one of the last of the three hundred odd films to be made by veteran English director Maurice Elvey and one which he held in some regard, using it in his teachin...

What Every Woman Wants (1954) 6.2

What Every Woman Wants (1954)

Storyline:A newly wed couple have no option to move in with parents.Whilst trying to maintain their relationship without any privacy.User Reviews: This is the film version of a play,with most of the action taking plac...