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Silent film noir set in the 1920s in post-WW1 Germany. Dr Mabuse (Rudolph Klein-Rogge) is a sinister and mesmerising criminal with the ability to worm his way into the confidences of the rich and influential, and wield his power over men and women alike. He builds up a deadly gang of counterfeiters, thieves and murderers who will do anything for him, and aims to gain control of the stock market through his hypnotic methods of theft and blackmail. His dastardly methods are so successful that he is gradually taking over the whole of Berlin... until he comes up against the plodding and methodical Detective Wrenk, whose subconscious seems to be less easily won over.
Omar Sharif plays the Mongolian leader Genghis Khan in this epic re-telling of the warlord's life. Escaping from the evil leader Jamuga, who killed his father, Khan becomes a powerful guerilla leader, and soon manages to unite the Mongol nomads. As his reputation spreads, the great warrior earns the trust of the Emperor of China, and fends off the attempted invasion of the empire by the barbarian hordes. Co-starring James Mason, Stephen Boyd, Telly Savalas and François Dorleac.
Violence begets violence in this explosive western that pits marauding Apaches against weary Indian fighters and native U.S. cavalrymen.
Burt Lancaster stars in this sharply written, fact-based story as a scout assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down Ulzana and his band of renegade Indians. As the trail gets hotter, Lancaster attempts to teach an idealistic young lieutenant that the only way to fight the Apaches' escalating brutality and violence is with even stronger force.
The Monty Python team are at it again in their second movie.
This time we follow King Arthur and his knights in their search for the Holy Grail.
This isn't your average medieval knights and horses story - for a start, due to a shortage in the kingdom, all the horses have been replaced by servants clopping coconuts together!
Paul Wegener's landmark gothic horror film was first released in 1914, before being substantially reworked for a reissue six years later. The Golem, a clay hulk brought to life by a magic scroll implanted in his chest, saves the Jews from Rudolf II in 16th Century Prague. Reverting to his inanimate form, the golem is given the gift of life once more by a Rabbi's assistant who wants him to kidnap the beautiful Miriam.
In 1943, with Rome occupied by the Nazis, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck) does all he can to help Allied POWs, providing them with hiding places and assisting them in their flight from the Germans. Gestapo Chief Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer) grows suspicious of O'Flaherty, but is frustrated by the priest's diplomatic immunity. Finally, he issues an order that O'Flaherty either be captured or shot if he is ever seen outside the walls of the Vatican.
Undertaker's clerk Billy (Tom Courtenay) escapes his dreary small town existence in a 1950s Northern town by living in a fantasy world where he realises his ambitions. When his job, unsympathetic working class family and two fiancees threaten to become too much, he meets fashionable Julie Christie, who offers him his one chance for real escape.
Club Elysium may seem like paradise, but just offshore a new breed of terror has been unleashed, and no one is safe from its savage, insatiable hunger.
While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough makes a horrific discovery: Piranha-like fish, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible. As the body count rises, Anne desperately tries to convince the resort's manager to call off the annual fish fry on the beach - but he's determined to give his guests the ultimate "feeding frenzy."
Packed with suspense, amazing special effects, and featuring a heroic performance by Lance Henriksen, Piranha 2: The Spawning will drench you in waves of cold, biting fear.
Director Joseph Losey's classic study of class warfare, adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter from Robin Maugham's original novel. Spoiled young British aristocrat Tony (James Fox) buys a handsome Georgian townhouse and employs Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) as his manservant. Initially appearing to settle in well to his new position, Barrett, however, soon begins to exert his influence over his master, subtly ingratiating himself whilst plotting his next move, much to the horror of Tony's fiancee Susan (Wendy Craig). As his influence becomes steadily more pervasive, culminating with the hiring of his 'sister' Vera (Sarah Miles) into a position in the house, Barrett's sexual machinations eventually lead to a complete role-reversal, as he finally attains domination over his master.
This new edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific gives you the opportunity to watch the whole film or just your favourite songs, with or without Sing-along subtitles.
This tender romance, with a score as breathtaking as the film's tropical setting, tells the story of two sets of couples on an island paradise, struggling to make love work during wartime.
Eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing.
Classic British drama directed by Carol Reed. Set during the Cold War, James Mason stars as sardonic double agent Ivo Kern who finds himself falling in love with beautiful British schoolteacher Susanne Mallison (Claire Bloom) after meeting her in Berlin. Dogged by the pressures of political espionage and the attentions of his Cold War counterpart Bettina (Hildegarde Neff), Kern must do all he can to rescue Susanne when she is kidnapped by the East German authorities after being mistaken for Bettina.
Classic comedy from Ernst Lubitsch in which a conman finds himself torn between two beautiful women. Smooth-talking thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) can hardly believe his luck when he meets Lily (Miriam Hopkins), a skilled pickpocket. Given their professions, it would be a stretch to characterise the relationship as a match made in heaven, but Gaston and Lily certainly seem suited to one another. However, when the intrepid pair set their sights on the wealth of perfume magnate Mariette Colet (Kay Francis) - a scheme that requires Gaston to seduce Mariette - the seeds are sown for a potentially deadly love triangle...
A multinational oil cartel will do everything in their power to secure their position in the world market. When this policy leads to the blackmailing of the British Minister for Energy, Inspector Regan (John Thaw) and Sgt Carter (Dennis Waterman) of the Flying Squad are called in to investigate. The first of two big-screen spin-offs from the tough 70s crime series.
In Huntleigh prison, a group of cell mates (Peter Sellers, Bernard Cribbins and David Lodge) plan the perfect burglary. By escaping the day before their release, then breaking back in again, they will have the perfect alibi when they rob a maharajah's palace of its diamonds - they will seemingly never have left their cell.
Classic drama starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida as trapeze artists who find themselves caught up in a love triangle. Mike Ribble (Lancaster) was once at the very top of his profession - one of the few men ever to have pulled off the perilous triple somersault. However, Mike has paid the price for his professional daring and is now crippled. He sees something of himself in Tino (Curtis), a talented young performer who begs Mike to teach him how to do the triple somersault. Mike agrees to take Tino under his wing, but the relationship of the two men begins to degenerate when they both find themselves falling for the beautiful Lola (Lollobrigida). Personal rivalry is a dangerous thing in a profession where one slip can be fatal...
Billy Wilder directs this critically acclaimed classic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. In February 1929, unemployed musicians Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters led by the ruthless Spats Colombo (George Raft), the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue (Joan Shawlee)'s all-girl band on the next train to Florida. Joe falls for Sugar Kane (Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue. The film received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy) with Monroe and Lemmon being awarded for their performances.
When Lt. Commander Queeg (Humphrey Bogart), the man in charge of the USS Caine, loses his head during a typhoon, his chief officers feel compelled to relieve him of his post. Upon their return to dry land, Queeg brings the men up on charges of mutiny. Co-starring Fred MacMurray, Van Johnson and Jose Ferrer and based on Herman Wouk's Pulitzer prize-winning novel.
Early 1960s British comedy about a gang of bumbling bank robbers. Inept crooks Bernard (Dave King), Harry (Daniel Massey) and Alfie (Norman Rossington) find their latest getaway plans scuppered when they get stuck in traffic due to a passing fire engine. Realising the benefits to be had by using a fire engine as their getaway vehicle, the trio quickly set about trying to source one. But when the fateful day of the robbery finally dawns, the gang's best laid plans quickly begin to unravel when they're mistaken for real firemen and diverted to a fire.
Billy Wilder's classic drama starring Ray Milland as a writer and inveterate alcoholic who evades his brother to embark on a binge around New York. Don Birnam (Milland)'s struggles with alcohol have become clear to those close to him. However, having satisfied himself that Don hasn't had a drink for ten days, his brother, Wick (Philip Terry), agrees to escort Don's girlfriend, Helen (Jane Wynam), to a show while the writer prepares himself for their planned trip to the country. Instead, Don uses the absence of the pair to search his apartment for the booze Wick has hidden and sets off for the city's watering holes when he can't find any. Over the days that follow, Helen and the increasingly exasperated Wick attempt to track down the absent Don, but can anyone help the wayward writer get back on the wagon?
Fleeing his creditors back home, showman Phineas T. Bsrnum (Burl Ives) sets up shop in England in 1875, and sets about persuading a syndicate of Brits to fund a rocket ship to the moon. Headed by the wealthy Lord Barset (Dennis Price), the group set about constructing their ship with the intention of blasting it into orbit froma gigantic gun barrel, but the interference of foreign spies and saboteurs ensures that the crackpot project is doomed before it has begun...
Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) is an ex-con trying to make a good life for himself and his new bride Joan (Sylvia Sidney) but fate has other plans and wherever he turns things go wrong. First he is fired from his job over a small misunderstanding. Next he and Joan are thrown out of their motel during their honeymoon as the owner sees his photo in a true crime magazine. Then he is suspected as having been the main player in an armoured robbery and sent to prison, framed for murder... Can anything else go wrong, and can Eddie prove his innocence?
World War Two drama from Alfred Hitchcock following the tensions that arise in a lifeboat filled with the survivors of a torpedoed passenger ship. Among those seeking refuge on the lifeboat are fashion journalist Connie Porthead (Tallulah Bankhead), tycoon Rittenhouse (Henry Hull), seaman Kovak (John Hodiak), injured stoker Gus (William Bendix), radio operator Stanley Garrett (Hume Cronyn) and a nurse, Alice (Mary Anderson). Their numbers are swelled further when a German, Willy (Walter Slezak), from the U-Boat responsible for the bombing is also taken on board. Slowly and subtly, the new arrival begins to influence the actions of his fellow passengers, manipulating each situation in order to manoeuvre the craft towards a rendezvous with his own people. Hitchcock was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the film, along with writer John Steinbeck.
Pen Tennyson directs this early Ealing Studios drama set in a Welsh coal mining valley. Paul Robeson stars as David Goliath, a charismatic African-American seaman who washes up in a small mining village in Wales. There, he finds work alongside the miners down the pit, and his magnificent singing voice attracts the attention of local choir director Dick Parry (Simon Lack), who has ambitions of winning the national choir contest on the strength of Goliath's talent. However, a mining disaster puts both of these occupations on hold, and Goliath rouses a group of activists to march to London in the hope of reopening the mine in time to serve the nation's wartime needs.
Classic British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden. After being called to the scene of an armed robbery, veteran PC George Dixon (Jack Warner) is shot and killed by young criminal Tom Riley (Dirk Bogarde) while new recruit Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) can only look on in horror. With word soon getting out of the popular policeman's murder, some of the West London criminal fraternity join forces with Mitchell and his colleagues and set out on a hunt to find the killer.
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