British Cinema Collection

British Cinema Collection

DVD - 2012
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The inheritance: "From Louisa May Alcott comes this passionate story of forbidden love and dangerous rivalry in 19th century New England. Beautiful orphan Edith Adelon lives as a paid companion to the wealthy Hamilton family's daughter, Amy. When Edith falls in love with an eligible bachelor -- visiting to court a Hamilton cousin -- she struggles to make sense of her position within the household"--Container.
Love among the ruins: "Past lovers Arthur (Laurence Olivier) and Jessica (Katharine Hepburn) are reunited when Jessica is charged with breach of promise by a much younger man and Arthur serves as her lawyer. But when Arthur reveals his devotion to her, he is met with a problem -- she doesn't seem to remember him"--Container.
Tolstoy's Anna Karenina: "Anna Karenina (Vivien Leigh) is a Russian noblewoman who becomes tangled in a torrid affair with a dashing young man. As rumors begin to spread, the ensuing scandal threatens to destroy her upstanding image, her family and her life"--Container.
Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives: "During the Napoleonic Wars, a handsome French officer is captured in battle and brought to a prisoner of war camp in Scotland. Once there, adventure awaits when he falls in love with a beautiful local woman, befriends the prison camp's British major, and discovers his long-lost grandfather living just down the road"--Container.


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two such great authors as Tolstoy and Stevenson?? how could they go wrong?

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