If you haven’t, you should watch A Matter of Life and Death. It was released in the US under the title of Stairway to Heaven. It’s a charming story about a pilot who dies after being shot down in a plane and whether love can save him. It’s got David Niven and a very cute Kim Hunter. This is a charming story. One interesting thing is that like the Wizard of Oz, it’s shot in color and black and white, but the scenes on Earth are in color and heaven is in black and white.
This is sort of a Cain and Abel story about a rancher (Burt Lancaster) that takes in an orphaned boy. His real son gets jealous and tries to get his adopted brother in trouble, so that he can get the whole ranch.
A little before her 21st birthday, a girl returns home to her father’s gothic castle with her boyfriend and best friend. She finds out her father was killed in an accident and finds her brother obsessed with the legend of the Blancheville family curse. Why have all the servants been replaced? Why is the brother so nervous about the girl’s upcoming birthday? Who keeps screaming and making creepy noises in the castle tower?
Angela Lansbury plays another bad girl who starts an affair with an out of luck builder and architect. He begins to figure out that she really isn’t interested in him, but wants to kill him off for insurance money.