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Green Grow The Rushes(1951)
In the style of "Whisky Galore" comes this lively British comedy about a group of coastal brandy smugglers who are able to operate due to an old glitch in the law. When the authorities try to clamp down, the hilarity begins. Richard Burton, Roger Livesey, and Honor Blackman star. AKA: "Brandy Ashore." 78 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more
In 19th-century Britain, a young heir (Richard Burton) is anguished by the untimely death of his beloved cousin, and can't help but level suspicion toward his relative's new bride (Olivia de Havilland). Upon meeting her for the first time, however, he's immediately smitten, and the attraction begins to grow into unhealthy obsession. ... more
Alexander The Great(1956)
Epic battle sequences and a fine performance by Richard Burton highlight this sweeping historical drama about the ancient Macedonian military leader who united the Grecian tribes and went on to conquer most of the known world before he was 30. With Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Peter Cushing, Peter Wyngarde. 136 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); ... more
The year is 1942: a Japanese sub sinks a cargo ship, forcing a lifeboat carrying four British citizens onto a remote island off the coast of Singapore. One of the castaways, the virile Michael Cannon (Richard Burton), becomes enamored of a beautiful woman (Joan Collins) reluctant to disclose her true identity as a nun. Wild romantic ... more
Director Nicholas Ray's acclaimed mix of war drama and character study stars Richard Burton as a WWII British army officer sent to North Africa to help major Curt Jurgens and his men execute a raid on Rommel's Libyan headquarters. Complicating matters is the fact that Burton had an affair with Jurgens' wife. Ruth Roman, Anthony Bushell, ... more
The Night Of The Iguana(1964)
John Huston directs this gripping Tennessee Williams' adaptation chronicling a former preacher's (Richard Burton) dalliances with three women--a nymph, a worldly woman and an old flame--while working as a tour guide in Mexico. With Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Grayson Hall. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English ... more
Richard Burton earned an Academy Award nomination for his role as a burned-out spy who becomes a pawn in a convoluted scheme to protect a British double agent. But when he unexpectedly falls for a Communist librarian, his mission--and her life--are placed in jeopardy. Based on the novel by John Le Carre, this unglamorized view of intelligence ... more
Daring-for-its-day comedy-drama casts Richard Burton and Rex Harrison as aging, gay London hairdressers whose decades-long union just might have reached its breaking point, between Harrison's serial infidelities and Burton's being left to have to deal with infirm mother Cathleen Nesbitt. Beatrix Lehmann, Stephen Lewis co-star under ... more
Gritty crime tale from Britain headlined by Richard Burton as a gay, mother-fixated London ganglord who, with the aid of right hand/lover Ian McShane, uses violence and blackmail to keep the authorities in line. Can incorruptible inspector Nigel Davenport break his stranglehold on the city? Harrowing narrative inspired by the Kray brothers ... more
When a young black man is arrested for the rape of a white woman, tensions in a small Southern town go past the boiling point, and a showdown between the law and the Klan is inevitable. Controversial drama stars Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Linda Evans, O.J. Simpson. AKA: "The Burning Cross." 112 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Richard Burton turns in a powerful performance as a priest who teaches at a boy's school and finds one of his favorite students is playing a nasty practical joke on him. But when he sets out to investigate the prank and stumbles upon a pupil's body, his life spirals out of control. Produced in 1978 but not released in America until ... more
The Wild Geese(1978)
Gutsy action classic stars Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Hardy Kruger, and Roger Moore as soldiers of fortune hired to rescue the jailed opposition leader of an African dictatorship. But when the corporation that hired them switches allegiances to the country's corrupt ruler, the mercenaries must fight for their own survival. With ... more
Based on one of the most legendary romances of all time, this lush drama stars Richard Burton as a medieval Cornish king whose bride-to-be, Druid priestess Isolt (Kate Mulgrew), falls in love with his nephew, Tristan (Nicholas Clay). 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Historical dazzler stars Richard Burton as the notorious composer, philosopher and scoundrel Richard Wagner. His exploits were the talk of Europe; his music inspired both Nietzsche and Hitler. Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright co-star. Edited version; 7 hrs. on three discs. Widescreen ... more