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Alice's Playhouse

In Alice's Playhouse you will discover an exceptional collection of feature films adapted from some of the most celebrated plays ever written. Often featuring towering performances, outstanding direction and exceptional writing, this collection is a superb archive of contemporary drama masterfully transferred to the silver screen. Filmizations of The Bard's work may be scrolled via the 'Shakespeare' sub-feature in green on the left, along with other notable playwrights who have been adapted for celluloid. For adaptations of novels and short stories, check the 'Special Interest' link and click on 'Based on...' Right: Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh relax during the filming of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.

Wit (2001)

8.1/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Jonathan M Wood...

Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson) is an English professor with a biting wit that educates but also alienates her students. With her teaching and life bot... Read more

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

8.4/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton

Agatha Christie's play about a sensational London murder trial features great performances from Charles Laughton as the ageing lawyer, and from Tyrone... Read more

Witness for the Prosecution ( Blu-ray ) (1957)

8.4/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power

Agatha Christie's play about a sensational London murder trial features great performances from Charles Laughton as the ageing lawyer, and from Tyrone... Read more