|Monty Works the Wires|
|Directed by||Manning Haynes|
|Produced by||George Redman|
|Written by||Manning Haynes |
|Starring||Manning Haynes |
|Distributed by||Artistic Pictures|
Monty Works the Wires is a 1921 British silent comedy film directed by Manning Haynes and Challis Sanderson and starring Haynes, Mildred Evelyn and Eva Westlake.
Mildred Pierce is a 1941 hardboiled novel by James M. Cain. It was made into an Academy Award–winning film of the same name in 1945, starring Joan Crawford, and a 2011 Emmy Award–winning miniseries of the same name, starring Kate Winslet.
Man About the House is a British sitcom created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer that starred Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy. Six series were broadcast on ITV from 15 August 1973 to 7 April 1976. The series was considered daring at the time because it featured a man sharing a London flat with two single women. The show was made by Thames Television and recorded at its Teddington studio in Greater London. It is regularly repeated on ITV3.
Todd Haynes is an American filmmaker. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s. Haynes first gained public attention with his controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), which chronicles singer Karen Carpenter's tragic life and death, using Barbie dolls as actors. Haynes had not obtained proper licensing to use the Carpenters' music, prompting a lawsuit from Richard Carpenter, whom the film portrayed in an unflattering light, banning the film's distribution. Superstar became a cult classic.
George and Mildred is a British sitcom produced by Thames Television and first aired between 1976 and 1979. It was a spin-off from Man About the House and starred Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce as constantly-sparring married couple George and Mildred Roper. The premise of the series had George and Mildred leaving their flat as depicted in Man About the House and moving to a modern, upmarket housing estate in Hampton Wick. Their arrival horrifies their snobbish neighbour Jeffrey Fourmile, a middle-class estate agent who fears the Ropers' presence will devalue his home.
Brian Trevor John Murphy is an English actor and comedian, best known as the henpecked husband George Roper in the popular sitcom Man About the House and its spin-off series George and Mildred, and Stan the shop owner in the children's series Wizadora. He's later best known as Alvin Smedley in Last of the Summer Wine.
Blues Alley, founded in 1965, is a jazz nightclub in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Man on Wire is a 2008 British-American biographical documentary film directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center. It is based on Petit's 2002 book, To Reach the Clouds, released in paperback with the title Man on Wire. The title of the film is taken from the police report that led to the arrest of Petit, whose performance had lasted for almost one hour. The film is crafted like a heist film, presenting rare footage of the preparations for the event and still photographs of the walk, alongside re-enactments and present-day interviews with the participants, including Barry Greenhouse, an insurance executive who served as the inside man.
Among Those Present is a 1921 American "three-reeler" silent comedy film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and starring Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis.
Pam Cook is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton. She was educated at Sir William Perkins's School, Chertsey, Surrey and Birmingham University, where she was taught by Stuart Hall, Richard Hoggart, Malcolm Bradbury, and David Lodge. Along with Laura Mulvey and Claire Johnston, she was a pioneer of 1970s Anglo-American feminist film theory. Her collaboration with Claire Johnston on the work of Hollywood film director Dorothy Arzner provoked debate among feminist film scholars over the following decades.
George and Mildred is a 1980 British comedy film directed by Peter Frazer Jones. It was an adaptation of the television series of the same name, with Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy reprising their roles as the two title characters. It was written by Dick Sharples.
Horace Manning Haynes was a British-born film director and actor. He was married to the screenwriter Lydia Hayward, with whom he frequently worked.
Mildred Pierce is an American drama television miniseries that aired on HBO from March 27 to April 10, 2011, consisting of five episodes. Adapted from James M. Cain's 1941 novel of the same name, it was directed by Todd Haynes, and starred Kate Winslet in the title role, alongside Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, and Melissa Leo. Carter Burwell wrote the original score for the miniseries.
Three Men in a Boat is a 1920 British silent comedy film directed by Challis Sanderson and starring Lionelle Howard, Manning Haynes and Johnny Butt. It is an adaptation of the 1889 novel Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. The screenplay concerns three friends who go on a boating holiday.
Lydia Hayward was a British screenwriter and actress who worked on over 30 screenplays between 1920 and 1942. She was particularly active during the 1920s. Hayward has been noted for several of the sophisticated comedy films she wrote for during the decade. She was married to the director Manning Haynes with whom she frequently collaborated, as well as Australian actor William Freshman.
The Claydon Treasure Mystery is a 1938 film directed by H. Manning Haynes and starring John Stuart, Garry Marsh and Evelyn Ankers. Murder at a large old manor house attracts the attentions of a mystery writer. It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of 20th Century Fox.
Highland Fling is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Manning Haynes and starring Charlie Naughton, Jimmy Gold and Frederick Bradshaw. It was made as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of 20th Century Fox at Wembley Studios. Two incompetent detective search for a missing document at the Highland Games.
The Head of the Family is a 1922 British silent comedy film directed by Manning Haynes and starring Johnny Butt, Cynthia Murtagh and John Ashton.
Dixon's Return is a 1924 British silent comedy film directed by Manning Haynes and starring Moore Marriott, Leal Douglas and Tom Coventry.
The Skipper's Wooing is a 1922 British silent comedy film directed by Manning Haynes and starring Gordon Hopkirk, Cynthia Murtagh and Johnny Butt.
Stella is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Edwin J. Collins and starring Molly Adair, H. Manning Haynes and Charles Vane. It is based on the 1904 novel Stella Fregelius by H. Rider Haggard.
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