DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE
1959, Disney, 93 min, USA, Dir: Robert Stevenson

This enchanting comic fantasy features a young Sean Connery in his first starring role. Lovable scalawag Darby (Albert Sharpe) loves to tell tales of leprechauns. Little does anyone suspect that he really does have a direct line on a pot of gold, but he must find a way to get it away from shrewd leprechaun King Brian. With beautiful design work by Carroll Clark and visual effects by Peter Ellenshaw and Eustace Lycett.


THUNDERBALL
1965, MGM/Park Circus, 130 min, UK, Dir: Terence Young

Bond’s therapeutic rest cure is cut short when a British bomber with two A-bombs aboard is hijacked by SPECTRE and secreted below the waters of the Caribbean. Featuring three of the most dynamic Bond women ever: Claudine Auger as Domino; fiery Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe; and Martine Beswick as Paula, Bond’s assistant.


MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
1974, Paramount, 128 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lumet

This delightful Agatha Christie adaptation features one of the most astonishing casts in film history - including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Albert Finney, Sean Connery and Richard Widmark, among many others. The meticulous and intricate story, which follows Hercule Poirot’s (Finney) investigation of the title crime aboard a luxury train, is a pretext for director Lumet to offer up a glorious tribute to old-fashioned Hollywood glamour.


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