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Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Compelling and highly stylised tale of a sailor who accompanies a beautiful woman and her husband on a sea cruise, and becomes a pawn in a game of murder. Starring Orson Welles. Show more

Contributors

Elsa Bannister:
Rita Hayworth
Director:
Orson Welles
Michael O'Hara:
Orson Welles
Arthur Bannister:
Everett Sloane
Sidney Broome:
Ted de Corsia
Cab Driver:
Harry Shannon

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Biopic of the artist Vincent van Gogh. Driven by intense passions, van Gogh finds himself too often at odds with the world around him as he struggles to make his mark. Show more

Contributors

Vincent van Gogh:
Kirk Douglas
Paul Gauguin:
Anthony Quinn
Theo van Gogh:
James Donald
Christine:
Pamela Brown
Dr Gachet:
Everett Sloane
Anton Mauve:
Noel Purcell
Theodorus van Gogh:
Henry Daniell
Anna Cornelia van Gogh:
Madge Kennedy
Willemien:
Jill Bennett
Dr Peyron:
Lionel Jeffries
Producer:
John Houseman

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Humanistic biopic of Hitler's greatest commander, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, famous for bringing the British in north Africa to a standstill for two years during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Frau Rommel:
Jessica Tandy
Dr Karl Strolin:
Cedric Hardwicke
General Burgdorf:
Everett Sloane
Field Marshall Von Rundstedt:
Leo G Carroll
General Fritz Bayerlein:
George Macready
Aldinger:
Richard Boone

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A nightmarish tale of espionage and treachery in Istanbul, as an American munitions expert, played by Joseph Cotten, goes on the run from the Gestapo during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Norman Foster
Howard Graham:
Joseph Cotten
Josette Martel:
Dolores del Rio
Colonel Haki:
Orson Welles
Stephanie Graham:
Ruth Warrick
Mrs Mathews:
Agnes Moorehead
Oo Lang Sang:
Hans Conried
Gogo Martel:
Jack Durant
Prof Haller:
Eustace Wyatt
Matthews:
Frank Readick
Peter Banat:
Jack Moss
Producer:
Orson Welles

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Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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A landmark in the history of cinema, telling the story of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane in a series of flashbacks. Starring Orson Welles. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Orson Welles
Charles Foster Kane:
Orson Welles
Kane (aged 8):
Buddy Swan
Kane III:
Sonny Bupp
Kane's father:
Harry Shannon
Jedediah Leland:
Joseph Cotten
Mr. Bernstein:
Everett Sloane
Mary Kane:
Agnes Moorehead
James W Gettys:
Ray Collins
Susan Alexander Kane:
Dorothy Comingore
Walter Parks Thatcher:
George Coulouris
Raymond:
Paul Stewart
Emily Norton:
Ruth Warrick
The Headwaiter:
Gus Schilling
Herbert Carter:
Erskine Sanford
Mr. Rawlston:
Philip Van Zandt
Jerry Thompson:
William Alland
Director of photography:
Gregg Toland

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