The first master pieces of Alfred Hitchcock. "The Ring" - A local prizefighter loses everything after being defeated by a champion in the ring and embarks on a quest to set up a rematch… and revenge. "The Manxman" - After mistaken reports of a young sailor's death who drives his fiancee into the arms of his best friend, the sailor returns home to face those who betrayed him. "Murder!" - An actress is sentenced to death after being convicted of murder, but an unconvinced juror sets out to find the real killer in time to save the innocent woman. "The Skin Game" - A poor family must resort to blackmail to get their land back after a wealthy land developer buys the family estate at an auction. "Rich And Strange" - A newly rich couple with marital problems find themselves stranded at sea after being swindled and must rekindle their love to survive the trip home.
In 1935, Heinrich Himmler established the Lebensborn (spring of life) programme, an obscene solution to Germany’s falling birth rate. The scheme involved secret birthing homes, the kidnapping of thousands of children and the murder of tiny babies. Its aim was to spawn a ‘racially pure’ generation to rule Hitler’s Reich, which was to last for a millennium. Throughout Germany and in the countries it occupied, Himmler set up a series of 25 birthing homes where ‘racially pure’ unmarried women could give birth to ‘genetically valuable’ Aryan babies, who would then be cared for by the state.
Did a 19th-century British landowner really discover gold, jewels, and the charred bones of the Lord Buddha in an underground chamber on his estate? Is the site of this 'discovery' the legendary lost city of Kapilavastu, where the real Buddha lived as Prince Siddhartha?