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'.
Based on Terence Rattigan's play, this fine, textured drama, deals with the hopes and heartbreaks of the occupants of a British seaside resort. A kin... Read more
Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant are perfectly cast in this witty comedy, adapted by Norman Krasna from his own stageplay, 'Kind Sir'. Bergman is a weal... Read more
About-to-be-married publisher James Stewart finds himself smitten with Kim Novak, but is shocked to find out she's a witch! Jack Lemmon, Hermione Ging... Read more
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