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Programme 28

Chase That Dream (Ken Cameron, 1979)
The film - based on real life experiences - illustrates some of the difficulties people have in the housing market, in an endeavour to increase awareness and understanding of the issues involved. ... Read more

Endless Creation - The Fountain of Youth (Yukio Tomizawa, 1957)
We are shown a glimpse of the complicated system of life through the functions of glucuronic acid which is indispensable for the preservation of youth and energy. ... Read more

Mike (Edgar M. Queeny, 1957)
Mike is the story of a black Labrador retriever &ndash: "companion of man, conservator of birds" told in a straightforward manner amid the quiet background of his kennel and the splendour of the timb… Read more

THE BUTTERFLY MURDERS (Tsui Hark, 1979)
Hong Kong's film industry continues to throw up surprises and new talents, and few in recent years have been as surprising and talented as Tsui Hark whose first feature The Butterfly Murders has been… Read more

The Day the Manolette was Killed (Dave Butler, Barnaby Conrad, 1957)
Manolette, at 30 the greatest matador in the world, came out of retirement one day in August, 1947, to fight the young challenger, Luis Dominguin. This is the record of the great public match of thei… Read more

THE PAST THAT LIVES (Philo Bregstein, 1970)
A full-length feature originally made for television, in which Dutch historian, Jacques Presser, depicts his personal life-story. ... Presser is the author of “Ondergang”, a book which revolves a… Read more

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Rupert Julian, 1925)
The famous The Phantom of the Opera, while not a classic terror, is an enjoyable and roaring melodrama impressive in its showmanship. ... It tells of a young aspiring operatic singer, in love with a … Read more

THE RUMYANTSEV CASE (I. Heifits, 1955)
In December, 1954, "Sovietskaya Kultura" published a now famous article by Michael Romm, one of the Soviet Union's most prominent film producers. After discussing plans for the increase of production… Read more

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Raoul Walsh, 1924)
Early in the 1920s, German historical films (Passion, Anne Boleyn) greatly impressed movie fans and movie producers alike with their lavishness of scene and production. Douglas Fairbanks, by now one … Read more

The True Story of the Civil War (Louis C. Stoumen, 1956)
The camera traverses still photographs of the battles and personalities of the Civil War and shows us scenes of the battles at Bull Run, Antietam, Sheloh, Vicksburg and Gettysburg and such personalit… Read more

Waterloo (E. Bernhard, 1958)
Wellington's headquarters still stand m the peaceful village of Waterloo; Napoleon's army tent, swords, flags are on display in the museum where visitors are shepherded past wax figures, paintings, f… Read more

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