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Morgan Delt (David Warner in his only lead role) is a Marxist, gorilla-fixated, barely sane artist who kidnaps his ex-wife Leonie (Vanessa Redgrave in her film debut) because she is about to marry again and he wants her back. Morgan also goes on to attack her 'normal' art-dealer fiance, and former-best-friend (Robert Stephens), tries to blow up her mother and sabotages her house. A dark comedy that edits in scenes from King Kong and Tarzan films that launched the film career of Redgrave.
Michael Curtiz directs this 1940s classic based on the novel by James M. Cain. Joan Crawford stars as Mildred Pierce, a struggling mother and wife whose husband Bert (Bruce Bennett) seeks affection in the arms of another. When the couple decide to separate, Mildred is left to raise their daughters alone. As the money begins to dry up, Mildred decides to open up a restaurant and with the help and advice of Wally Fay (Jack Carson), she finds a suitable property and begins her transformation.
Humphrey Bogart stars in one of his most memorable performances as Eddie Willis, a sportswriter who joins forces with a corrupt boxing promoter named Benko.
Together, they scheme to deceive Toro Moreno, a clumsy, seven-foot giant, and the public into believing Moreno has a shot at the heavyweight title. Through a carefully arranged series of fixed fights, Toro is duped into believing that he is a capable contender, only to have his dreams -and his huge body - shattered when he is brutally beaten in a genuine fight with the heavyweight champion.
Jersey Joe Walcott appears as Moreno's trainer, with former boxing great Max Baer as the heavyweight champ. The Harder They Fall is an intriguing film in the tradition of Bogart classics.
In black and white.
Walter Matthau is a dentist with a beautiful girlfriend, Goldie Hawn, who wants to marry him. He prefers to remain a bachelor and, in order to dissuade his girlfriend, he persuades his nurse, Ingrid Bergman, to pretend she is his wife. An Oscar winning performance by Goldie Hawn in her first major film role.
A Western spoof in which a prim girl (Jane Fonda) hires a once-famous gunman to protect her father from the gunman's evil twin brother (both played by Lee Marvin). Unfortunately the man she hires is now a drunken bum and no match for his tin-nosed twin. When her father is killed, she takes it upon herself to track down the murderer. With musical interludes from Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye.
Classic British war film based on the novel by Pierre Boulle in which a group of POWs are forced to build a bridge in Burma for the Japanese. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) is the appointed leader of the men interned in the camp. When the Japanese commander, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), orders his captives to build a bridge across the river Kwai, Nicholson agrees on the basis that the project will keep his men occupied and give them an opportunity to prove, through the quality of their work, the superiority of British engineering. However, as the bridge progresses and the POWs strive to show their craftsmanship, Nicholson appears to lose sight of the fact that the ultimate object of the bridge is to help the Japanese win the war. The impending arrival of a British commando team, sent to destroy the bridge, looks set to provide a stern test of where the true loyalties of the increasingly obsessive Nicholson lie.
Filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) is looking to make a serious social statement in his next film, and decides to take to the streets disguised as a tramp. Following his return to the studios he plans to hand out thousands of dollars to the needy, But Sullivan becomes a victim of crime when a tramp steals his clothes and his identity. With the world believing that the great filmmaker is dead, following a car accident involving the tramp, Sullivan has to prove who he really is.
A Sam Fuller directed Japanese crime drama from the 1950s. Sandy Dawson (Robert Ryan) heads a ruthless gang of ex-servicemen who commit robberies with military precision in post-war Tokyo. When undercover Army investigator Eddie Spanier (Robert Stack) joins the gang, its a race against time. He has to earn the respect and trust of Dawson and his gang members, uncover their operation and get out before his cover is blown.
Lancashire bootmaker Henry Horatio Hobson (Charles Laughton) keeps a tight rein on his three daughters, until his eldest, Maggie (Brenda De Banzie), marries his assistant Willie Mossop (John Mills) and sets him up in his own bootmaking firm. To Hobson's consternation, Willie has soon become his father-in-law's main business rival.
Mike Nichols' directorial debut is an adaptation of Edward Albee's controversial stage play, starring husband-and-wife Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. George (Burton) is a foul-mouthed, drunken university professor married for two decades to the equally foul-mouthed, drunken Martha (Taylor), whose father is the president of George's college. When younger married couple Nick (George Segal) and Honey (Sandy Dennis) are invited round for a nightcap, they witness a marathon of bickering and verbal abuse. The film won five Oscars, including Best Actress for Elizabeth Taylor and Best Supporting Actress for Sandy Dennis.
Orson Welles directed and starred in this version of Shakespeare's famous tragedy. Filmed on a shoestring budget over two years, Welles strips the famous tale of sexual jealousy and betrayal down to its essentials, casting himself as the tragic Moor. Winner of the 1952 Best Picture Award at Cannes.
A collection of five Alastair Sim films. In 'The Green Man' (1956), seemingly mild-mannered watchmaker Hawkins (Sim) is in fact a skilled assassin. His latest target is leading politician Sir Gregory Upshot (Raymond Huntley), who is due to stay the weekend at the Green Man hotel. However, Hawkins' well-planned attempts to remove Sir Gregory permanently from public life are frustrated by well-meaning vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake (George Cole). In 'Folly To Be Wise' (1952), Sim plays a new Entertainments Officer at a local army camp who attempts to revitalise things by getting rid of the lady violinists and trying to modernise entertainments with chaotic results. In 'Geordie' (1955), Sim plays a Scotsman who takes up a course in Physical Culture, and goes on to become an Olympic hammer throwing champion. In 'Left, Right and Centre' (1959), Robert Wilcot (Ian Carmichael) is the prospective Tory candidate at the Earndale by-election. Travelling down to the town from London, he strikes up a conversion with a pretty young girl and the pair seem to hit it off. It's not until he's photographed carrying her bags along the platform that he discovers Stella (Patricia Bredin) is actually the town's socialist candidate. In 'Laughter In Paradise' (1951), when it's time for the reading of Henry Russell's will, his relatives gather in eager anticipation of the wealth that could be theirs. But they are surprised to discover that their inheritance is conditional upon them each performing a certain humiliating task. Snobbish Agnes (Fay Compton) must take work as skivvy, timid bank clerk Herbert (George Cole) must become a bank robber, pillar-of-the-community Deniston (Alistair Sim) must get sent to prison, and playboy Simon (Guy Middleton) must get married. Will the lure of money be enough to get these characters to go against type? Of course it will.
Director Don Siegel's gritty remake of the 1946 original. Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager star as two hitmen determined to find out why their latest victim offered no resistance.
Whats a young ghost couple to do when their quaint New England home isoverturned by trendy New Yorkers? They hire a freelance bio-exorcist tospook the intruders. And everyone gets more than he, she or it bargainedfor...
In the original version of the film (it was remade in 1944 with an all-star cast) Anton Walbrook stars as an obsessive murderer and thief who slowly drives his wife to the brink of insanity as he searches for a cache of priceless jewels. This original was thought to have been destroyed many years ago, but was discovered in the vaults at MGM.
After a hold-up and killing, Wade and his gang are captured. Wade's men break out of jail, and now wait for the chance to rescue him. The authorities suspect that a daring escape plan is in the make, so they look for a guard to escort Wade by train to Yuma to stand trial.
The marshal offers a bounty and Dan Evans, a poor rancher hit hard by a crippling drought, takes on the job. His wife pleads with him to save his own life by letting Wade go free, but for Evans, it's a matter of principle as well as money. He takes Wade and begins the dangerous trek to the station.
Brilliant but torture-obsessed surgeon Doctor Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi) becomes obsessed with beautiful socialite Jean Thatcher (Irene Ware) after rescuing her from a car crash. When Jean rejects his advances, Vollin vows revenge, and enlists the help of escaped killer Edmund Bateman (Boris Karloff) in kidnapping Jean's father. In return Vollin promises to give Bateman a new face, but his own duplicitous schemes lead to his ultimate downfall.
James Cameron's epic action, sci-fi masterpiece starring Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, now in a brand new digital restoration by Cameron himself. First hitting our screens in 1991 with ground-breaking special effects, this version will take the seminal blockbuster to the next level of effects and into the 21st century for a new generation of fans.
It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor's ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John, the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator, sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he's still a child. Sarah and John don't have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.
The battle for tomorrow has begun.
Steve McQueen stars in this classic action movie about Frank Bullitt, a San Francisco detective who has become hardened to crime. He is assigned by an over ambitious politician Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) to protect a key Mafia member who is due to appear in hearings that would catapault Chalmers into the public eye. But the safe house is ambushed, his friend is murdered and the witness is critically injured. Bullitt decides to search for the origin of the leak and the killers himself, despite Chalmers trying to interfere and shut down the investigation in a bid to keeping the hearings going. The film features one of cinema's most famous car chases, and expert driver McQueen performs all his own stunts.
Tony Hancock's first feature film finds him as a frustrated city clerk who dreams of becoming a successful artist. Taking a chance on fame and fortune, he gives up his job and travels to gay Paris. There he is acclaimed as a genius when another artist's work is mistaken for his, but soon finds himself paying the price of celebrity.
Classic Ealing comedy about a group of villagers who, angered by British Rail's decision to close down their local branch line, make a bid to run the service themselves, making use of an antique locomotive liberated from a local museum.
An unexploded bomb goes off in Pimlico, uncovering documents which reveal that this part of London in fact belongs to Burgundy in France. An automonous state is set up in a spirit of optimism, but the petty squabbles of everyday life soon shatter the Utopian vision of a non-restrictive nation. This Ealing classic earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
George Sanders stars in this 1940s spy thriller. Newspaper reporter Michael Gordon (Sanders) is in Damascus during World War II when one of his colleagues, who he has just tipped-off about a story, is killed. Despite the dangers involved, Gordon is determined to find out who is responsible and makes an ally in secret agent Yvonne Danesco (Viginia Bruce).
Spoiled socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) pursues lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) to his Bodega Bay home after they meet in a bird shop. Melanie sails across the bay to deliver the gift of a lovebird to Mitch's young sister, only to be attacked by a gull on her way back. Soon random attacks on humans are taking place all over Bodega, as birds of all varieties mass in their thousands overhead. Director Alfred Hitchcock's classic is not for those easily perturbed by our feathered friends.
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?
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