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In a futuristic Britain, a gang of teenagers go on the rampage every night, beating and raping helpless victims. After one of the boys quells an uprising in the gang, they knock him out and leave him for the police to find. He agrees to try "aversion therapy" to shorten his jail sentence. When he is eventually let out, he hates violence, but the rest of his gang members are still after him.
Dr Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on holiday in Morocco with his wife, former singer Jo (Doris Day), and son Hank when he meets friendly but mysterious Frenchman Louis Bernard (Daniel Gelin). The McKennas are also befriended by the Draytons, an English couple who take them to the local bazaar. There Ben is confronted by an Arab who, after being shot in the back, whispers a dying message to him. It transpires that the Arab is in fact a disguised Bernard, and that he has entrusted Hank with the identity of a British politician who is due to be assassinated. After being questioned by the police Ben and Jo return to their hotel, only to discover that the Draytons have checked out and taken Hank with them in order to ensure Ben's silence.
We begin our journey in a prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leap millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately witness astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) being whisked into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality.
'Open the pod bay doors, HAL' and let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin.
F.W. Murnau's classic silent version of the German folk story. Faust (Gosta Ekmann) is an alchemist and scholar who becomes an unwitting pawn in a wager made between the Devil (Emil Jannings) and the Archangel Michael. The Devil sends a plague upon Faust's village, and Faust manages to find a cure, but only after entering into a terrrible bargain which could see his soul damned forever. The Devil then tempts Faust with eternal youth and the love of the beautiful Gretchen, but the scholar continues to struggle with his fate.
Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure tale of a young boy in 19th century India. Despite living on the streets of India, Kim (Dean Stockwell) is actually the son of a British army officer. When his birthright is discovered, he is taken in by the British administration and sent to school. His rebelious nature and his ability to pass as a native Indian eventually lead him to becoming a spy. Kim links up with a lama from his past and a wild adventurer called Mahbub Ali (Errol Flynn) in an attempt to thwart a revolution and stop an invasion of India.
Epic romantic drama based on Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning novel set during the American Civil War. Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) often uses men to get what she wants, but is unable to get the one man she truly desires, Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). She soon meets her match in the roguish Captain Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and in the war itself which destroys the genteel way of life she has always known. With determination she rebuilds her life from the shattered remains the Union Army leaves behind. Despite its sometimes troubled production (director George Cukor was replaced by Victor Fleming, with Sam Wood brought in when Fleming's health failed), the film won ten Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.
George (Donald Pleasence) and Teresa (Francoise Dorleac) are an eccentric couple who have retreated to an island off the northeast coast of Britain, where they live in a large, dank castle. Their isolated existence is disrupted when the island is visited by two gangsters. Roman Polanski's film is bleak but comic - the overall sense of menace occasionally giving way to black humour.
Crime comedy drama starring ballerina Vera Zorina, Peter Lorre and Erich von Stroheim as con artists who trail Europe's high society searching for victims. While disguising herself as a countess, Tanya Vronsky (Zorina) meets the handsome Paul Vernay (Richard Greene) and the two fall in love. Tanya decides to leave the con game to get married but her partners in crime, Polo (Lorre) and Andre (von Stroheim), want her help in pulling off one last job...
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sparkle and amuse as Katharina and Petruchio in William Shakespeare's comic look at male chauvinism and women's lib in the 16th century.
Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona, journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he encounters the fiery Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. Their honeymoon becomes a humorous battle of wit and insult with Kate as determined to maintain her independence as Petruchio is to 'tame' her.
When the embattled couple return to Padua, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that his is the most obedient of wives. But in reality, the shrewish Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate.
Following 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962), director David Lean continued his epic phase with this adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel. During World War One, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) studies to become a doctor in Moscow. He marries his childhood sweetheart Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), but is attracted to dressmaker's daughter Lara (Julie Christie), herself engaged to young revolutionary Pasha (Tom Courtenay). Lara is also conducting an affair with government official Komarovsky (Rod Steiger). Yuri and Lara's paths cross again in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution, and the two begin a passionate affair.
Classic John Ford collection begins with 'My Darling Clementine' (1946), a classic paean to the Old West. Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and his brothers Virgil (Tim Holt) and Morgan (Ward Bond) head for a peaceful ranching life in California, but tragedy strikes and makes Wyatt take up the Sheriff's badge again in the town of Tombstone - home to Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) and the notorious Clanton Boys. It isn't long before the Earps, Holliday and the Clantons face off in the most famous gunfight in history - at the OK Corral. Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel 'The Grapes Of Wrath' (1940), follows the traumatic journey made by the Joads, a dispossesed Oklahoma family who head towards California to begin a new life. Henry Fonda stars as Tom Joad, struggling against the forces of nature and the Depression to set down roots for the future. In 'The Horse Soldiers' (1959), John Wayne plays hardbitten Union Cavalry Colonel Marlowe, who teams up with a pacifist doctor (William Holden) in this Civil War western.Together with a feisty Southern belle (Constance Towers), the pair lead a cavalry patrol on a mission 300 miles into Confederate territory, in an attempt to destroy a railroad junction and choke off vital supply lines.
Among the many films attempting to capture the emerging rock 'n' roll sound, Frank Tashlin's high-voltage, candy-coloured satire on the 50s popular culture stands out as a masterpiece.
Featuring electrifying performances from rock 'n' rollers The Platters, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Fats Domino, cartoon director Tashlin's campy musical courses with the fantastic imagination of an animator.
A buxom Jayne Mansfield ably carries the film as the outrageously voluptuous and tone-deaf girlfriend of a retired racketeer - her first starring role; while Tom Ewell plays an alcholoic agent hired to transform the gangster's blond bombshell into a movie star.
In the late 17th century, Captain Vallo, his trusty mute partner Ojo and his crew of nefarious pirates scour the Caribbean searching for ships to plunder. This light hearted action romp has everything you would expect from a pirate film; scurvy men, a big pirate vessel, swordfights and a damsel in distress!
Grace Kelly and Ray Milland star in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller adapted from the play by Frederick Knott. Former tennis pro Tony Wendice (Milland) hatches a cunning plot to get rid of his socialite wife, Margot (Kelly), when he discovers that she has been having an affair with author Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings). Wendice blackmails a corrupt former schoolmate into murdering her, but the man bungles the job, and Margot, having killed her would-be assailant in self-defence, then finds herself under suspicion of premeditated murder...
Charlie Chaplin's 'little tramp' falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) and befriends a drunken millionaire (Harry Meyers). He takes on odd jobs to pay for an operation to return the flower girl's sight but gets the bulk of the money from the millionaire, whose life he has saved. When sober, however, the millionaire accuses the tramp of stealing the money and he is sent to prison.
The French Riviera… two luminous stars (Grace Kelly, Cary Grant)… and the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, behind the camera. They all add up to one romantic, dazzling screen thriller.
Grant plays John Robie, a retired jewel thief once known as “The Cat”, who catches the eye of Frances Stevens (Kelly), a pampered, vacationing heiress. But when a new rash of gem thefts occurs amongst the luxury hotels of the spectacular French playground, it appears that “The Cat” is on the prowl once again. Is Robie truly reformed? Or is he deviously using Frances to gain access to the tempting collection of fabulous jewellery belonging to her mother (Jessie Royce Landis)?
Romantic sparks fly as the suspense builds in this glittering Hitchcock classic that nabbed an Oscar for Best Cinematography.
When Jack Carter comes to Newcastle to inquire about his brother's mysterious death, racketeers think they can threaten him, rough him up, shoo him away like a fly. Which shows they don't know jack about Carter.
Michael Caine plays the relentless title character in this gritty neo-noir classic. Carter is a sharp portrait of cold-blooded precision as he connects the dots of a cover-up that leads to a pornography ring.
Revenge is sweet for Carter. But in the hard world of latter-day film noir, sweet is sure to turn suddenly, violently sour.
Robert Mitchum stars in this thriller set in the 1930s in the rural American South. Psychopathic preacher Harry Powell is arrested for a minor offence in a small West Virginian town. His cell mate, Ben Harper (Peter Graves), who faces the death penalty, confides that he has hidden $10,000 from a bank robbery. When Powell is released Harper has already been hanged, so the preacher tracks down his widow and children in an attempt to get his hands on the loot.
Charlton Meston portrays Thorn, a detective prowling the dank streets of a polluted, overpopulated Big Rpple gone rotten in 2022.
Hhe's trailing a murderer - and the trail leads to a stunning discovery.
Vividly realised, Soylent Green's world gains its power not just from its special effects but from its heart - a human dimension magnified by the performance of legendary Edward G. Robinson in his moving screen farewell.
Adapted from Reginald Rose's television play, this film marked the directing debut of Sidney Lumet. At the end of a murder trial in New York City, the twelve jurors retire to consider the verdict. The man in the dock is a young Puerto Rican accused of killing his father, and eleven of the twelve jurors do not hesitate in finding him guilty. However, one of the jurors (Henry Fonda), reluctant to send the youngster to his death without any debate, returns a vote of not guilty. From this single event, the jurors begin to re-evaluate the case, as they look at the murder - and themselves - in a fresh light.
After stubborn, aging Southern widow, Miss Daisy, crashes her car into the neighbour's fence, her son insists on hiring her a driver.
At first, the self-sufficient Miss Daisy is reluctant to accept the services of her chauffeur, Hoke, but his quiet, wise and tolerant nature slowly wins her over.
As the years pass the unlikely friends develop a deep mutual respect and admiration, and slowly build a relationship that transcends their differences.
Based on John Steinbeck's novel and directed by Elia Kazan, East Of Eden is the first of three major films that make up James Dean's movie legacy.
The 24-year-old idol-to-be plays Cal, a wayward Salinas Valley youth who vies for the affection of his hardened father with his favoured brother Aron. Playing off the haunting sensitivity of Julie Harris, Dean's performance earned of the film's four Academy Award nominations.
Among the movie's stellar performances, Jo Van Fleet won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress.
Frank Capra's Oscar-winning classic romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Heiress Ellie Andrews (Colbert) flees her disapproving millionaire father (Walter Connolly) when he forbids her to marry worthless playboy King Westley (Jameson Thomas). En route to her fiancÚ, Ellie meets unemployed reporter Peter Warne (Gable). The unlikely pair are forced to rough it together when their bus breaks down, but Peter's plans to sell the story of their journey together hit a snag when he finds himself falling in love with Ellie. The film became the first to achieve the feat of winning all five major awards at the Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Gable), Actress (Colbert) and Writing Adapted Screenplay.
Guy Haines (Farley Granger) and Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) meet by chance in a train carriage. After some idle chat in which it transpires that each man has someone in their lives they would like to dispose of, Bruno proposes that he kills Guy's wife, in return for Guy murdering Bruno's father. Guy is appalled, but when his wife is murdered he realises that Bruno is intent on carrying out the 'deal', whether Guy wants to or not.
British comedy drama linking the lives and stories of three very different people through their ownership of the same yellow Rolls Royce Phantom II. The first to own the car is Englishman Lord Charles Frinton (Rex Harrison), who buys it as a birthday present for his wife Lady Eloise Frinton (Jeanne Moreau). The car is then bought by gangster Paolo Maltese (George C Scott) to tour round Italy with his moll Mae Jenkins (Shirley MacLaine). In the middle of their journey, however, Paolo is called back to the United States to take care of business. In his absence Mae takes up with street photographer Stefano (Alain Delon) whom she falls in love with. The final purchase is by Gerda Millett (Ingrid Bergman), a wealthy American widow on her way to visit royalty in Yugoslavia during its invasion by the Nazi Germans in World War II...
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