Robert Ackerman


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Madeleine (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Many Eyes Are Upon Her At a Glasgow society ball, Mrs. Smith (Barbara Everest) chats while her daughter (Ann Todd, title character) dances first with her father (Leslie Banks) then with Minnoch (Norman Wooland), spurned lover L'Angelier (Ivan Desny) observing, in director David Lean's fact-based Madeleine, 1950.
Madeleine (1950) -- (Movie Clip) We Are Quite Alone Affluent Ann Todd (title character) has lured her lover from Glasgow (Ivan Desny) to her family’s country estate, joining him outside the grounds for an encounter overlooking the neighboring village, Todd’s husband, the director David Lean, engaging in some exhilarating cutting, in Madeleine, 1950, based on a famous 1857 murder case.
Seventh Veil, The (1945) -- (Movie Clip) I Said How Old Are You? Still narrating, in flashback and under hypnosis, Francesca (Ann Todd) tells guardian Nicholas (James Mason) of her plans to marry, making little impression, in director Compton Bennett's The Seventh Veil, 1945, from a story by Muriel Box and screenplay with her husband Sydney.
Seventh Veil, The (1945) -- (Movie Clip) He Was My Father's Second Cousin Hypnotized by shrink Herbert Lom, suicidal pianist Francesca (Ann Todd) recalls a boarding school trauma, then a precursor to Blofeld as she recalls events leading to her first meeting with not-quite Uncle Nicholas (James Mason), in director Compton Bennett's The Seventh Veil, 1945.
Seventh Veil, The (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Suburban Shopgirl Trash Still in her hypnotic flashback, Francesca (Ann Todd) recalls meeting Peter (Hugh McDermott), then is surprised to find her guardian Nicholas (James Mason) returned from his travels and evaluating her progress, in the British period thriller The Seventh Veil, 1945.
Seventh Veil, The (1945) -- (Movie Clip) She Will Talk To Me Opening sequence finds Francesca (Ann Todd) hospitalized, then psychiatrist Larsen (Herbert Lom) leading the conversation with Parker (Ernest Davies), in The Seventh Veil, 1945, from an original story by producer Sydney and wife Muriel Box.
Things to Come (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Gas of Peace As war-lord "The Boss" (Ralph Richardson) rages, the modern allies of his captive Cabal (Raymond Massey) are dropping giant ping-pong balls containing the sleep-inducing "Gas of Peace," in designer-director William Cameron Menzies' interpretation of H.G. Wells' Things to Come, 1936.
Two Girls And A Sailor (1944) -- (Movie Clip) A Love Like Ours MGM features Harry James and his Music Makers, then June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven as the feuding Deyo sisters with a tune by Alberta Nichols and Mann Holiner, wondering which guy (Van Johnson!) has been sending the orchids, in Two Girls And A Sailor, 1944.
Things to Come (1936) -- (Movie Clip) 1967, 1970 A brief graphic-text update covering decades of warfare and disease is a prelude to Richard (Derrick De Marney) and Mary (Ann Todd) lamenting the lack of fuel for cars and planes in H.G. Wells' Things to Come, 1936, directed by the celebrated designer William Cameron Menzies.
Night Of The Comet (1984) -- (Movie Clip) Don't I Get An Egg McMuffin? Something went wrong when everyone went out to watch the comet, so the morning after, Los Angeles is desolate, projectionist Larry and girlfriend Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart), having "made it" in the booth overnight, arise clueless, in Night Of The Comet, 1984.
Night Of The Comet (1984) -- (Movie Clip) Disintegration Factor Sisters Samantha (Kelli Maroney) and Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart) have joined fellow comet-holocaust survivor Hector (Robert Beltran) at a radio station, their signal picked up by jump-suited scientists (Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov et al) we've not met before, in Night Of The Comet, 1984.
Night Of The Comet (1984) -- (Movie Clip) Citizens Of Earth More of a 50's opening, Michael Hanks the narrator, then credits and music removing any doubt that we're in the 80's, the movie-usher heroine (Catherine Mary Stewart) introduced playing what looks like Atari's Tempest, in Night Of The Comet, 1984.