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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

In a soul-crushing totalitarian society where "War is Peace", "Freedom is Weakness", and "Ignorance is Strength", Winston Smith (Peter Cushing), a clerk in the Ministry of Truth, commits two unforgivable sins: he tries to think for himself and to fall in love. But what hope is there in such a grim world?

Nigel Kneale, originator of the brilliant "Quatermass" trilogy, adapted George Orwell's dark, savage satire of authoritarianism to the small screen just five years after the novel's initial publication, brilliantly capturing the bleak horror therein. In the process, Peter Cushing became a national sensation--and an award-winning star--destined for a long, distinguished career.