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Admirable Crichton, The (1957)

Lord Loam (Cecil Parker) is a peer of one of England' stately homes who takes his three daughters on a yachting cruise with a...

African Queen, The (1951)

Set in German East Africa at the beginning of World War I this magnificent comedy tells the tale of an unlikely romance between Rose...

Al Capone (1959)

1919, Chicago. A young scar-faced hoodlum joins one of the underworld gangs terrorising the city. Surrounded by corruption and murder, only the most ruthless will...

Alexander The Great (1956)

An epic account of the young prince whose military conquests unified the civilised world in the fourth century BC. Alexander (Richard Burton), son of Philip...

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Having acquired the rights to the Tenniel drawings in the 1930s, Walt Disney hoped to star Mary Pickford in the first animated retelling of...

All About Eve (1950)

This biting backstage comedy-drama about a fading actress, played by Bette Davis, brims generously with entertainment values: a witty screenplay, top performances by a...

All That Heaven Allows (1956)

Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson star in this predictable soap opera about pleasant and wealthy middle-class widow, Cary Scott (Wyman) who marries her gardener,...

Amazing Colossal Man, The (1957)

US Army Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Manning (Glenn Langan) is exposed to radiation after a plutonium bomb test and mutates into a giant - who...

An Affair To Remember (1957)

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr star in this syrupy sob story, which is actually a remake by director Leo McCarey of his own 1939...

An American In Paris (1951)

The music of George and Ira Gershwin underscores this Academy Award-winning tale of an artist caught between two women in post-war Paris. Shot almost entirely...

Anastasia (1956)

A charming drama set in Paris in 1928. After being released from an asylum, an amnesiac young woman (Bergman) declares she is Anastasia Romanov, sole...

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

James Stewart plays Paul "Polly" Biegler, an easygoing country lawyer in this courtroom drama adapted from the novel by Robert Traver - in fact...

And God Created Woman (1956)

Roger Vadim created a scandal with his first film, And God Created Woman, which starred his young wife Brigitte Bardot. The ruckus was caused by the...

Angel Face (1952)

Otto Preminger's Angel Face features Robert Mitchum as Frank Jessup, a private investigator who discovers - but cannot escape from - the machinations of Diane Tremayne,...

Angry Red Planet, The (1959)

A Mars mission returns with crew members missing and comatose, and only Dr. Iris Ryan (Nora Hayden) can be made conscious to tell the...

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...

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Flashy film version of the Broadway hit musical about Annie Oakley, the celebrated female sharpshooter. Oakley (Betty Hutton) joins the famous Wild West Show of...

Apache (1954)

Lancaster stars as an angry Apache Indian warrior who boldly crusades for justice for his tribe and then settles down. There are some good action...

Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

A splendid, charming film version of Jules Verne's magnificent travelogue with spectacular sketches from various parts of the world and scores of cameos from...

Artists And Models (1954)

Artists and Models, which provided the Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis duo with its finest screen hour, is a dizzily self-reflexive play on movie illusion. Eugene Fullstack...

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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...