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James Mason

James Mason


Birthdate: May 15, 1909

Deathdate: July 27, 1984

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. Mason remained a powerful figure in the industry throughout his career and was nominated for three Academy Awards as well as three Golden Globes (winning once). Description above from the Wikipedia article James Mason, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full l... ...detailed bio

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A.D. (1985)

The story tells the life histories about Saint Peter and Paul of Tarsus after the crucifixion of Jesus, and their individual fates in old Rome in the time of the persecution of Christians. Events in the New Testament Book of Acts by Luke and in the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius are dramatize...
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The Assisi Underground (1985)

In 1943 Franciscan priest Rufino Niccacci is charged by the bishop of Assisi Giuseppe Placido Nicolini with rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis.
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The Shooting Party (1985)

The Shooting Party is a 1985 British drama film directed by Alan Bridges and based on the book of the same name by Isabel Colegate. The film is set in 1913 and shows the way of life of English aristocrats, gathered for pheasant shooting and general self-indulgence. Their way of life is contrasted...
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Yellowbeard (1983)

The pirate Yellowbeard (Chapman) is incarcerated for 20 years for tax evasion. He survives the sentence but has not disclosed the whereabouts of his vast treasure. The Royal Navy hatches a plot to increase his sentence by 140 years, knowing that he will escape to set out for his treasure. He does...
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The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' (1982)

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Evil Under the Sun (1982)

In the prologue, a hiker reports finding a dead woman on the Yorkshire moors to local police, who identify strangled Alice Ruber. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) is asked to check out a blue-hued diamond belonging to Sir Horace Blatt (Colin Blakely), a millionaire industrialist....
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The Verdict (1982)

Frank Galvin (Paul Newman), once a promising graduate of Boston College Law School and a lawyer at an elite Boston law firm, is now an alcoholic ambulance chaser who has lost all of his four cases over the last three years. As a favor, his former partner and friend Mickey (Jack Warden) throws him...
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Ivanhoe (1982)

Ivanhoe is a 1982 television film adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's novel of the same name. The film was directed by Douglas Camfield, with a screenplay written by John Gay. The film depicts the noble knight Ivanhoe returning home from The Holy Wars and finds himself being involved in a power-stru...
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North Sea Hijack (1979)

North Sea Hijack (released as Ffolkes outside the UK and as Assault Force on US TV) is a British action film from 1979 starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, and Michael Parks. It was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and adapted by Jack Davies from his novel Esther, Ruth and Jennifer. ...
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The Passage (1979)

During World War II, a Basque farmer (Quinn) is asked by the French resistance to help a fleeing scientist (Mason) and his family escape across the Pyrenees Mountains to safety in neutral Spain. On his trail are a group of Germans, led by a sadistic Nazi officer (McDowell).
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Murder by Decree (1979)

Murder by Decree (1979) is a British-Canadian thriller film involving Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the case of the serial murderer Jack the Ripper. As Holmes investigates London's most infamous case, he finds that the Ripper has friends in high places. The film's story of the plot behind th...
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Salem's Lot (1979)

The prologue shows a church in Guatemala in which two men, Ben Mears and Mark Petrie, are filling small bottles with holy water. When one of the bottles begins to emit an eerie supernatural glow, Mears tells Petrie "They've found us again." The story then flashes back two years, to the small tow...
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Bloodline (1979)

Sam Roffe, President of Roffe & Sons Pharmaceuticals, dies in a climbing accident leaving his daughter Elizabeth (Audrey Hepburn) a billion-dollar empire. Roffe's board members thus see the opportunity to settle old scores, jockey for higher positions, and reap lucrative profits. However, an inve...
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Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), a backup quarterback for the American football team Los Angeles Rams, is looking forward to leading his team to the Super Bowl. He is riding a bicycle through the Mulholland Drive tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles when he collides with a truck. An over...
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The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Young, well-intentioned Barry Kohler (Steve Guttenberg) stumbles upon a secret organization of Third Reich war criminals holding clandestine meetings in Paraguay and realizes that Dr Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck), the infamous Auschwitz doctor, is among their number. He phones Ezra Lieberman (Laur...
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The Water Babies (1978)

When a 12-year-old chimney sweep is wrongfully blamed for being a thief, he makes a run for it, he jumps into a violent river. There he encounters a civilization of anthropomorphic underwater creatures. Before he can return to the surface and clear his name, however, he must help rescue his new f...
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Cross of Iron (1977)

The movie opens with German children's song "Hänschen klein" mixed with black and white footage of prewar and war scenes. It then segues to color and a German platoon raid on a Russian forward outpost led by Corporal Steiner (James Coburn), during which his men capture a young Russian boy-soldier...
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many p...
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Street War (1976)

The film focuses on Murri; the token maverick cop. He is called in after a bunch of criminals pull off a successful prison break and spend the night picking off various informers and people they don't like. Murri investigates; hooking up with one of the criminal's nieces along the way. He uses hi...
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler"s Germany in a desperate fight for survival.