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Caine Mutiny, The (1954)

Nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1954 (including Best Picture and Best Actor), The Caine Mutiny is a classic film (based on a novel by Herman...

Summer Love (1957)

The revenge of Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) as the Daley Combo takes the Order of the Bisons up on their offer to play a two-week gig...

Carmen Jones (1954)

The legendarily beautiful and troubled African-American actress Dorothy Dandridge (pictured at right), like so many sex symbols, was a martyr to her beauty in...

Reach for the Sky (1956)

While many of Hollywood's tales about heroism during the Second World War were tainted by smug patriotism and unwelcome sentiment, postwar British cinema tended...

Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)

Released almost concurrently with Rock Around The Clock (1956), this teen vehicle was considered a much more respectable and sympathetic portrayal of teen life than the...

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...

Pickup on South Street (1953)

The film begins in the sticky heat of a New York subway train. Candy (Jean Peters), her bored face covered with a film of...

Girl in the Kremlin, The (1957)

Thriller based on the assumption that Stalin's funeral was actually that of a double and that the tyrant himself escaped with half the Russian...

One Good Turn (1954)

Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. But there are dirty deeds afoot and the chairman of...

Yellow Balloon, The (1953)

A young boy dies while playing in the ruins of a London neighbourhood destroyed during the blitz. His friend, who was with him at the...

Atomic Submarine, The (1959)

  When a nuclear-powered submarine, the Tiger Shark, sets out to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances near the Arctic Circle, its fearless crew finds...

First Man into Space (1958)

In this briskly efficient B-movie from the golden era of British science fiction, brash US Navy test pilot Dan Prescott, hungry for fame, rockets...

Fiend Without a Face (1958)

A scientist’s thoughts materialise as an army of invisible brain-shaped monsters (complete with spinal-cord tails) who terrorise an American military base in Canada following...

Rock All Night (1957)

When a pair of killers take refuge in a bar it takes the little man with the big chip on his shoulder to disarm...

Girl Most Likely, The (1958)

Musical comedy about a girl named Dodie (Jane Powell) who receives - and accepts - three proposals of marriage. One from her boyfriend, Buzz (a...

Happy Family, The (1952)

A working-class family are under siege in this light-hearted South London comedy. Government bureaucrats erroneously miss The House of Lords (a smartly-named shop in the...

Wooden Horse, The (1950)

The Wooden Horse tells the true story of the escape in Summer 1943 of three English prisoners from Stalag Luft III - a Luftwaffe-run prisoner...

Hunted (1952)

Hunted portrayed the flight and pursuit across England of seaman Chris Lloyd (Dirk Bogarde), on the run after killing his wife's lover, accompanied by...

Operation Petticoat (1959)

The US submarine Sea Tiger is severely damaged in the first days of WWII, before its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman (Cary Grant,) has...

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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...

Mummy, The (1959)

When Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer) and his son John (Peter Cushing) disturb an Egyptian tomb, they invoke a terrible curse. Back in England they are...

Paratroop Command (1959)

Second World War adventure, starring Richard Bakalyan, Ken Lynch and Jack Hogan. A soldier accidentally kills one of his own regiment and struggles to live...

Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951)

One of the finest British comedies ever made, this delightful caper movie stars Alex Guinness as Holland - a mild-mannered bank clerk who decides...

Cool and The Crazy, The (1958)

Just out of reform school, Bennie Saul (Scott Marlowe) starts turning on his classmates at high school. Eddie the Pusher gives Bennie the weed,...

Quatermass Xperiment, The (1955)

This Hammer version of the 1953 television show features a hunt in London for the survivor of a rocket ship who is being transmuted...

Robot Monster (1953)

Universally derided as one of the worst movies ever made, Robot Monster tells the frightening tale of earth's invasion by "Earth Ro-Man", a killer robot from...

Animal Farm (1954)

This on-target animated cartoon faithfully based on George Orwell's political satire was the first-ever feature-length British animated film. Until the final reel, Animal Farm sticks faithfully to...