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 George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's Broadway hit, in which an elaborate dinner party reveals a web of intrigue and romance. With a sparkling... Read more
Welcome to Grand Hotel - a beautiful Berlin establishment filled with palatial splendor and whose occupants include Greta Garbo as a fading ballerina,... Read more
Along with the director and cinematographer, Garbo was nominated for an Oscar in her first 'talkie' role in this rivetting adaptation of Eugene O'Neil... Read more