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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...

Brain That Wouldn’t Die, The (1959)

After decapitating his fiancée, Jan (Virginia Leith) in a car crash, demented surgeon Bill Cortner (Herb Evers) decides to transplant her still living head...

Miracle in Soho (1957)

The story of the inhabitants of a small Soho street, especially of the romance between a womanising asphalt layer and the daughter of an...

Rock Around The World (1957)

This is the story of the early life and rise to fame of Tommy Steele. It has lousy photography and a metric shit-ton of stock...

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...

Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1958)

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson solve the mystery surrounding the death of a baronet on bleak, forbidding Dartmoor and save the victim's heir from...

Hitch-Hiker, The (1953)

Family men Roy Collins (Edmond O'Brien) and Gilbert Bowen (Frank Lovejoy) set out on a fishing trip, but a hitch-hiker turns their holiday into...

Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

In Medicine Bend, a crooked businessman has the town mayor and sheriff in his pocket while his henchmen raid the wagon trains passing through...

Drums across the River (1954)

Crown City is a played-out mining town. Just a few yards away across the river there are vast reserves of gold but it lies...

Killing, The (1956)

Ex-convict Johnny Clay recruits a gang for what he claims will be his last job: to steal $2 million from a heavily guarded racetrack. This...

Thing from Another World, The (1951)

This pioneering science-fiction outing emphasises suspense and atmosphere, rather than the shock special effects of John Carpenter's 1982 remake, in a tense story of...

Them! (1954)

Director Gordon Douglas's shocker is laden with clever visual and verbal puns as mutant ants spawned by radiation from atomic testing in 1945 arrive in...

House on Haunted Hill (1958)

Watson Pritchard's 100-year-old haunted mansion has already been the scene of seven murders when Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) and his wife, Annabelle (Carol Ohmart), rent the...

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Based on Ray Bradbury's story The Meteor, this early 3-D classic was the first of many brilliant sci-fi films from director Jack Arnold, who...

World, the Flesh and the Devil, The (1959)

Miner Harry Belafonte lives through an atomic attack and meets two other survivors when he arrives in devastated New York City - gorgeous Inger...

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Bafta-nominated Virginia McKenna gives an understated but well-pitched performance as Violette Szabo, a glamorous young woman whose life in London is barely affected by the...

Our Man in Havana (1959)

Jim Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, is approached by a spy (Noel Coward) and invited to supply him with information in exchange...

Quatermass II (1957)

  Hammer’s version of Nigel Kneale’s television series Quatermass II is a potent, low-budget rollercoaster ride through government conspiracies and alien invasions, set against the chilling...

Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)

Blue-eyed heartthrob Paul Newman first came to prominence in Martin Ritt’s The Long Hot Summer, an adaptation of three short stories by William Faulkner, one...

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...

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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...

Searchers, The (1956)

John Ford had been making westerns for almost four decades before he acknowledged the racism inherent in cowboys vs Indians and directed this exciting,...

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...

Show Boat (1951)

The Cotton Blossom, owned by the Hawks family, is a renowned showboat in the American deep south. Julie Laverne (Ava Gardner) and her husband...

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...

Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

James Dean lit-up the screen as mixed-up kid and bad boy, Jim Stark. Jim's real problem is that he despises his father for his weakness and...

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...

Gunfight At The OK Corral (1957)

John Sturges's staging of the famous battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang in Tombstone, Arizona, on 26 October 1881, was not the...