H. E. Bates


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Mating Game, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Open, My Place Paul Douglas, playing "Pop Larkin," narrates the opening, leading to co-star Debbie Reynolds singing the title tune, in The Mating Game, 1959, also starring Tony Randall.
Mating Game, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Irresponsible People Mariette (Debbie Reynolds), daughter of the tax-cheat, has lured auditor Lorenzo (Tony Randall) to her favorite spot, where he confesses his ambition, in The Mating Game, 1959.
Summertime (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Pensione Fiorini Miss Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) is conducted to her pensione in Venice, photography by Jack Hildyard, where she meets Signora Fiorini (Isa Miranda), in David Lean's Summertime, 1955.
Summertime (1955) -- (Movie Clip) 18th Century Miss Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) is taken first with a piece of Venetian glass, then with the Venetian merchant selling it (Rossano Brazzi), whom she's seen before, in David Lean's Summertime, 1955.
Summertime (1955) -- (Movie Clip) I Have Four Sisters Renato (Rossano Brazzi) visits Miss Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) at her lodgings in Venice, where they, perhaps, misunderstand each other, in David Lean's Summertime, 1955.
Purple Plain, The -- (Movie Clip) What Is Your Trouble? Opening scenes, Gregory Peck inimitably spooked as RAF Commander Forrester, tangles with a flight mechanic (Jack McNaughton), then ignores orders and strikes a Burmese gun nest, his navigator Williams (Harold Siddons) catching flak, in The Purple Plain, 1955, screenplay by Eric Ambler.
Purple Plain, The -- (Movie Clip) Too Much Light Here Easter dinner in WWII Burma, missionary Miss McNab (Brenda de Banzie) hosting Dr. Harris (Bernard Lee) and his patient, troubled flyer Forrester (Gregory Peck), ever more enthralled by mission worker Anna (Win Min Than), in Robert Parrish's The Purple Plain, 1955.
Purple Plain, The -- (Movie Clip) Rice And Rubies RAF pilot Forrester (Gregory Peck) and doctor Harris (Bernard Lee) visit Burmese Dorothy (Mya Mya Spencer), her younger sister Anna (Win Min Than) appearing soon after, in The Purple Plain, 1955, directed by Robert Parrish.