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Action & Adventure

Foreign Correspondent(1940)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Basserman. An intrepid American reporter sent to Europe to cover a peace conference falls in love with a diplomat's daughter, but discovers that her father is the head of a Nazi spy ring. 120 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Four Frightened People (1934)

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan, Leo Carrillo, Nella Walker, Tetsu Komai. Four unremarkable people escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild Malayan island. In order to reach safety they must trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen. From the novel by E. Arnot Robertson. 79 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

Directed by John Ford. Cast: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, John Carradine, Alan Hale, Barry Fitzgerald. Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels...then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey's sweetheart. 86 min.

Frantic (USA | France, 1988)

Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, John Mahoney, Emmanuelle Seigner. When the wife of an American cardiologist is kidnapped in Paris, he sets out to find her but encounters a web of bureaucracy. His lack of language, makes it nearly impossible for him to find any official help in his search as he enters the punk/drug culture to find out what has happened to her. 120 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

From Russia With Love (UK, 1963)

Directed by Terence Young. Cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis de Wolff, George Pastell, Nadja Regin, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn. A beautiful Russian girl is used as part of an international conspiracy to kill James Bond, Agent 007. The adventure leads him through Istanbul aboard the Orient Express.

Gladiator (UK / USA, 2000)

Directed by Ridley Scott. Featuring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris. In the year 180, after the death of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, Maximus, one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals is stripped of his rank and sold ito slavery, as Marcus's devious son, Commodus, ascends to the thrown.

Gold Finger (UK, 1964)

Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton. Agent 007 takes on billionaire Auric Goldfinger, who plans to throw the world economy into a tailspin by contaminating the gold at Fort Knox with nuclear radiation. Special features (Disc 2: ): Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 110 min.

Goldeneye(UK / USA, 1995)

Directed by Martin Campbell. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker. When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, Bond must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia, all whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on Bond.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (UK, 1984)

Directed by Hugh Hudson. Cast: Sir Ralph Richardson, James Fox, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm. Tarzan, the ape-raised son of shipwrecked aristocrats is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke. Captaine Phillippe D'Arnot, after discovering Tarzan brings him home to his grandfather and the understanding Jane Porter in Edwardian England. Based on the story "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 137 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Reviews and articles: Lasswell-Hoff, Jane.

Gunga Din(1939)

Directed by George Stevens. Cast: Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Adventure story of three English soldier comrades battling the savage punjabs in India, and their lowly water-bearer, Gunga Din, who longs to be a soldier. Based on Rudyard Kipling's poem, Gunga Din.