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12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is the most probing, incisive, and penetrating look into the hearts and minds of a jury that has ever been filmed. Sidney Lumet...

1984 (1955)

The 1955 version of George Orwell's dystopian novel is set in a futuristic 1984 while the 1984 version of 1984 was set in the grim,...

20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)

A spaceship returning from the first manned space flight to Venus crashes near Sicily, releasing a fast-growing reptilian beast that rampages through Rome in one...

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

For its first big-budget live-action movie, Disney turned to a classic: Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The studio also turned to a few major...

27th Day, The (1957)

This quite extraordinary anti-communist tract masquerades as naive science fiction. An alien gives five people from five different countries a box of capsules capable of...

4D Man (1959)

Research scientist Robert Lansing discovers the secret of penetrating solid matter when he accidentally opens a fourth dimension thanks to an electric motor stirring...

5,000 Fingers of Dr T, The (1953)

Beloved children's author Dr Seuss (real name Theodore Geisel) made his first and only foray into feature films with The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T, which he...

7th Voyage of Sinbad, The (1958)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad brought the legendary sailor into combat with a variety of creatures, all brought to life by the stop-motion magic of...

A Place In The Sun (1951)

In adapting Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy for the screen, director George Stevens was faced with the difficulty of making the novelist's grimly naturalist tale of...

A Star is Born (1954)

Judy Garland starred in this musical remake of the 1937 drama of the same name, starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March. The tried and trusted...

Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953)

Having run out of exotic backgrounds on Earth, the duo board a spaceship and think they've landed on Mars when they're in the middle...

Abbott and Costello In The Foreign Legion (1950)

Between meeting Dracula and the Invisible Man, Abbott and Costello took time out to cavort on existing sets on Universal's backlot, but they could...

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Swashbuckling nonsense as Abbott and Costello go in search of the titular pirate's secret treasure when, as two waiters on the pirate island of Tortuga,...

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1952)

Robert Louis Stevenson probably spun wildly in his grave over this production as Bud and Lou (as 18th Century American detectives) chase down the...

Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man (1951)

When an innocent boxer (Arthur Franz) is set up and charged for killing his manager, he takes a serum to make himself invisible and escape...

Abbott and Costello Meet The Keystone Kops (1955)

Two goofy innocents - Harry 'Slim' Pierce (Abbott) and Willie 'Tubby' Piper (Costello) - are tricked into buying a bottom-of-the-barrel movie studio. Mack Sennett (father of...

Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)

When Abbott and Costello go hunting for lost Egyptian treasures, they get involved with live crooks and a mummy returned from the dead. The comic...

Abominable Snowman, The (1957)

This Hammer production was released in the US as The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas and featured 'token' American actor Forrest Tucker, whose value to...

About Face (1952)

Biff Roberts (Eddie Bracken), Tony Williams (Gordon MacRae) and Dave Crouse (Dick Wesson) are just three months away from graduating as US Army officers...

Across The Bridge (1957)

Rod Steiger is Carl Schaffner, a crooked German-born businessman on the run from Scotland Yard and the FBI after embezzling £3 million in company...

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12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is the most probing, incisive, and penetrating look into the hearts and minds of a jury that has ever been filmed. Sidney Lumet...

1984 (1955)

The 1955 version of George Orwell's dystopian novel is set in a futuristic 1984 while the 1984 version of 1984 was set in the grim,...

20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)

A spaceship returning from the first manned space flight to Venus crashes near Sicily, releasing a fast-growing reptilian beast that rampages through Rome in one...

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

For its first big-budget live-action movie, Disney turned to a classic: Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The studio also turned to a few major...

27th Day, The (1957)

This quite extraordinary anti-communist tract masquerades as naive science fiction. An alien gives five people from five different countries a box of capsules capable of...

4D Man (1959)

Research scientist Robert Lansing discovers the secret of penetrating solid matter when he accidentally opens a fourth dimension thanks to an electric motor stirring...

5,000 Fingers of Dr T, The (1953)

Beloved children's author Dr Seuss (real name Theodore Geisel) made his first and only foray into feature films with The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T, which he...

7th Voyage of Sinbad, The (1958)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad brought the legendary sailor into combat with a variety of creatures, all brought to life by the stop-motion magic of...