The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)

Matt and Jean Spenser (played by real-life couple Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna) are a young couple with big dreams. Matt is set to receive an inheritance from his uncle, and when he does, it’s off to Samarkand for adventure and exploration. But the inheritance isn’t quite what Matt expects. Instead of a wad of cash, it’s a property — a movie theater. Not all … Continue reading The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Violette Bushell (Virginia McKenna) is the daughter of an English father and French mother, working at a London department store in the early days of the second World War. French officer Etienne Szabo (Alain Saury), stationed in London, meets Violette and her friend in a park one day. Violette’s mother has asked her to invite a lonely French soldier over for dinner; she invites Etienne, and a … Continue reading Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)