Tag Archives: Laurence Olivier

“Khartoum” (1966)

Eddie Pensier writes: A gorgeous-looking Lawrence of Arabia wannabe, directed by Basil Dearden, about the defense of Khartoum by General Charles Gordon (Charlton Heston) against the forces of the “Mahdi” Muhammed Ahmed (Laurence Olivier). Khartoum features loads of wide desert … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Juxtaposin’: We Happy Few

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

Posted in Movies, Performers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Journey’s End”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Based on a play by R. C. Sherriff, the 1930 “Journey’s End” is a good example of a movie which benefits from its stage origins. It’s less a war film than a waiting-through-a-war film: for most … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Performers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments