Movies – D

Delinquents, The (1989)

Featuring the movie debut of pop goddess Kylie Minogue, The Delinquents is set in Australia during the 1950s, and presents a gritty love story between two adolescents – Lola Lovell (Kylie) and Brownie Hansen (Charlie Schlatter). Lola and Brownie turn to a life of petty crime when their parents try to break up their relationship. The Delinquents was written(…)

Deliverance (1972)

“Where does the camping trip end . . . and the nightmare begin?” So you wanna go camping? Deliverance did for camping goods stores what Jaws (1975) did for skinny-dipping, in a tale of four friends getting well out of their depth during an ill-fated canoeing trip in hillbilly country. You’ll never hear a banjo played again without breaking out(…)

Demon Seed (1977)

An unusual science fiction thriller, Donald Cammell’s Demon Seed casts Julie Christie as child psychologist Susan Harris, whose marriage with her computer scientist husband, Alex (Fritz Weaver) becomes strained following the loss of their child to leukemia. Susan fears Alex has grown increasingly remote and unemotional, immersing himself in work she views as dehumanizing technology. Specifically, the creation of(…)

Demons (1985)

Lamberto Bava’s mid-80s Italian monster-fest features a group of people who are trapped in a large cinema in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons, who then proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers. The climax features a man riding a motorbike up and down the aisles of the cinema, wielding a(…)

Dentist in the Chair (1960)

Two dental students get involved in a series of misadventures when they buy some stolen dental equipment from a petty thief and enlist the niece of the college dean to help them get rid of it. Bob Monkhouse co-wrote and stars in this unremarkable little comedy. If the flimsy plot about stolen instruments at a(…)

Dentist On The Job (1961)

Dentist On The Job (1961)

A year after cutting his teeth on Dentist in the Chair (1960), Bob Monkhouse returned in this disappointing sequel. Colonel Proudfoot of Proudfoot Industries tries to entice a couple of newly qualified dentists (including Monkhouse) to advertise Dreem – a revolutionary type of toothpaste. But he knows that if the dentists learn they are part of(…)

Desert Fox, The (1951)

Field Marshall Rommel, the Desert Fox, was the commander of the crack Afrika Korps, whose brilliant tactics earned him the respect of both friends and foe. When the tide was turning at El Alamein, Rommel disobeyed Hitler’s orders and pulled his men out of battle. Returning to Germany, he was torn between loyalty to his(…)

Desert Rats, The (1953)

A rather aloof desert-stormer, meant as a follow-up to The Desert Fox (1951) and again boasting James Mason as Field Marshal Rommel – this time ordering the Battle of Tobruk in 1941 against Allied forces that include Richard Burton commanding Aussie troops. Burton has his own problems with his cowardly and alcoholic old schoolteacher turned volunteer, Robert(…)

Desk Set (1957)

Desk Set starred Katharine Hepburn as Bunny Watson, the head of the library of the Federal Broadcasting Network. The television station is bringing in an efficiency-boosting mega-computer called EMERAC (Electromagnetic Memory and Research Arithmetical Calculator), and invites its inventor Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy) to help ease the process of its installation. It’s a room-filling behemoth, with all(…)

Desperate Living (1977)

John Waters followed his two works of “accidental art”, Pink Flamingos (1972) and Female Trouble (1974), with this lurid ensemble melodrama – his most “serious” work. Peggy Gravel is a highly strung, bourgeois housewife whose quest for self-actualisation and liberation leads her to a fascistic royal kingdom ruled by the very pink and vulgar Queen Carlotta. Peggy and Carlotta are played(…)

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Amnesia, mistaken identities and danger befall a bored housewife who becomes involved with a free-spirited young woman. Rosanna Arquette plays Roberta Glass, the bored Yuppie housewife from Fort Lee, New Jersey, who swaps identities with the free-wheeling New Wave girl, Susan (Madonna). Susan gets romantic kicks by reading the personal ads in the New York Times.(…)

Destination Moon (1950)

Four men travel to the Moon but then discover their rocket does not have enough fuel for the return trip. Intended to be the first realistic film about space exploration, producer George Pal’s fun effort was beaten into cinemas by the exploitation quickie Rocketship X-M. But that didn’t have an animated lecture on the principles(…)

Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Eleven monsters in one film: Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Anguirus, Minya, Spiega (aka Kumonga), Baragon, Gorosaurus, Manda, and Varan. Get in! It is 1999 and aliens have released all the giant monsters from their imprisonment on Monster Land and are using them to destroy all major cities on the planet. It is up to(…)

Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

A space ship lands in Scotland. The ship contains a leather-clad Martian woman – armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot – who has been sent to Earth to collect some men to supplement the Martian race as breeding stock. Curiously, this rare UK contribution to the 1950s sci-fi boom enjoys cult(…)

Devil in Miss Jones, The (1973)

Justine Jones is tired of her life and commits suicide. She comes to a place where the decision is made whether she will end up in Heaven or Hell. By rights, she should go to Hell because of her suicide, but she is offered the option to return to Earth and live life according to(…)

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