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Encore: 3 Stories by W. Somerset Maugham [Region 2]


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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The film is made from three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. The first, 'The Ant and the Grasshopper' concerns the trials and tribulations a ne'er-do-well brother, Tom Ramsey (Nigel Patrick), puts his prim-and-proper businessman brother, George Ramsey (Roland Culver) through. The escapades that drive George to absolute distraction eventually wins the hand of the world's third richest girl, Margaret Vyne), for shiftless Tom; 'Winter Cruise' finds the crew of a cargo boat becoming unglued by the endless chatter of a spinster passenger named Miss Reid (Kay Walsh.) In a desperate attempt to silence the prattling busybody, the ship's officers browbeat a French steward, Pierre (Jacques Francois) into making love to her. The results provide some astounding surprises for the officers, Pierre, and, for certain, Miss Reid; In 'The Gigolo and the Gigolette' segment, beautiful daredevil Stella Cotman (Glynis Johns), who entertains the jaded guests of a resort hotel by diving nightly from an eighty-foot platform into a flaming tank, is losing her nerve. ...Encore - 3 Stories by W. Somerset Maugham

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  • Actors: Kay Walsh, Noel Purcell, Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt
  • Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson
  • Producers: Encore - 3 Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 85.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PFT1MS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #405,637 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Encore: 3 Stories by W. Somerset Maugham [Region 2]" on IMDb

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Killian HALL OF FAME on September 5, 2007
Format: VHS Tape
Robert Osborne got up on TCM and, walking around his living room, told us that even though ENCORE came after TRIO and QUARTET in the ambitious program to bring Maugham's short stories to British cinema screens, they saved some of the most famous ones for this installment, including "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and "Winter Cruise." Thought I was hearing things, but I rewound and rewound and he said exactly that, showing that even though Turner prides itself on its fact checking department, they are not alwsys correct, however on second thought I decided that perhaps there's some alternate universe in Atlanta in which "Winter Cruise" and "Ant + Grasshopper" were indeed among Maugham's more celebrated tales. The point is pretty moot I know, for far more importantly, I thoroughly enjoyed these little known stories and their film adaptations made me regret bitterly the end of the series.

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER gives us two brothers, respectable broker (Roland Culver) as brother George, the ant, whereas playboy George (Nigel Patrick) as the grasshopper Tom openly hates working, cadges money continually from brother George, humiliates and embarrasses his middleclass soul, and finally winds up raking it all in by marrying the third richest girl in England. Maugham was famous for his sophisticated cynicism and it's in full flower here. The brothers are nicely differentiated, dreamy Nigel Patrick never more appealing, if I was an international playgirl like Margaret Vyner I'd be all over him like hot fudge on a sundae. (This was Vyner's penultimate film, she later became a writer responsible for several London stage hits, including THE GRASS IS GREENER.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SarahC on October 30, 2013
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Delightful stories from the Creative Genius of Somerset Maugham. Well acted and just completely entertaining. Of course I am biased as I have a great fondness for tales from this time period and location.
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By Sarah Main on July 19, 2014
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This was bought for someone else - who enjoyed watching it.
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