GlorianaNovember 6, 1916
A newly adopted girl is doted on by her adopted father but faces indifference from her adopted mother. An incomplete copy exists at the National Archives Of Canada and the Library of Congress.
The Virgin of CharityJanuary 1, 1930
Young man who had lost his father falls in love with the local Chieftain's daughter, who opposes the romance. Only a miracle can save the couple's love affair and Our Lady of Charity intervenes in the name of justice.
The Last of Mrs. CheyneyFebruary 19, 1937
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks.
SmithJune 28, 1939
John Smith, a middle-aged married man, is made redundant by his employer; at a loss and despairing, his friend Harry Jones suggests applying to the Embankment Fellowship Centre, a charity that provides hostelling, retraining and help finding work for men in his position.
The Guy Who Came BackAugust 16, 1951
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant'October 9, 1956
Star studded charity New York premiere of the film Giant
Make Mine MinkAugust 9, 1960
In a mansion block in Knightsbridge, a gang of middle-aged biddies decide to brighten up "the dullness of the tea time of life" by staging a series of robberies on furriers, then donating the proceeds to charitable concerns. Terry Thomas as a retired army officer leads the gang, which includes Athene Seyler and Hattie Jacques, on a series of capers that nearly go awry when their maid, Billie Whitelaw, an ex-con and also a resident of the block, falls for a police officer.
PlacidoOctober 20, 1961
In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebrations also include a parade, and in it we find Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of money to pay the rent, and who has to pay the second bill of his vehicle before midnight or else he will lose it.
Sweet CharityFebruary 25, 1969
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.
We Are the World: The Story Behind the SongJanuary 28, 1985
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song is a documentary which examines how the song was written, how producer Quincy Jones and songwriters Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie persuaded some of the most popular performers in America to donate their services to the project, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the marathon recording session that produced the single.
The Grand Knockout TournamentJune 19, 1987
The Grand Knockout Tournament (colloquially also known as It's a Royal Knockout) was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television on 19 June 1987. It followed the format of It's a Knockout (the British version of Jeux Sans Frontieres), a slapstick TV gameshow which was broadcast in the UK until 1982. The event was staged on the lakeside lawn of the Alton Towers stately home-cum-theme park. However, the event used its own specially created immersing set, meaning that the location was not very recognisable in the TV broadcast.
Dead Man WalkingDecember 29, 1995
A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who, in his last days, forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality, as she accompanies him to his execution.
The WalkFebruary 27, 2005
Charity walkers raising funds for cancer research by crossing the Sahara Desert argue and squabble over their relationships in the past. However when one of their number gets lost each walker begins to put their life in perspective and make decisions on where their real priorities lie.
49 UpSeptember 15, 2005
49 Up is the seventh film in a series of landmark documentaries that began 42 years ago when UK-based Granada's World in Action team, inspired by the Jesuit maxim "Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man," interviewed a diverse group of seven-year-old children from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Michael Apted, a researcher for the original film, has returned to interview the "children" every seven years since, at ages 14, 21, 28, 35, 42 and now again at age 49.In this latest chapter, more life-changing decisions are revealed, more shocking announcements made and more of the original group take part than ever before, speaking out on a variety of subjects including love, marriage, career, class and prejudice.
Noel Gallagher: Sitting Here in SilenceNovember 29, 2006
Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer of British rock band Oasis are joined by percussionist Terry Kirkbride to perform an intimate live acoustic set at the Union Chapel in London, England for the Mencap Little Noise Sessions.
Hunting and GatheringFebruary 10, 2007
When Camille falls ill, she is forced to live with Philibert and Franck.
Heart of an EmpireMarch 31, 2007
A very visible, but misunderstood group dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers do charity work worldwide. The story comes full circle when the amputee founder's own daughter is diagnosed with cancer and this surrogate family he created comes to his aid. We follow their public and private worlds in this documentary.
Things We Lost in the FireSeptember 26, 2007
A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
The Secret Policeman's BallMarch 4, 2012
A live stand-up comedy and music gig to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary.