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Trouble with Harry, The (1955)

A macabre comedy about a body that refuses to stay buried, The Trouble With Harry is an unusually rustic entry in the Hitchcock canon that’s...

Behemoth The Sea Monster (1959)

The monster with the biblical name took the form of Palaeosaurus - and not only had the prehistoric monster become radioactive through atomic tests,...

Loving You (1957)

Elvis Presley's second movie gives us a precious look at the King in his rock 'n' roll prime. He appeared in colour for the first...

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...

Idle on Parade/Idol on Parade (1959)

  Idle on Parade (also known as Idol on Parade) featured the adventures and misadventures of a rock 'n' roll idol (Anthony Newley), drafted into the wrong regiment...

Big Knife, The (1955)

An intelligent, haunting film full of wonderful performances, particularly from Jack Palance (never better) and Rod Steiger as, respectively, the movie star Charles Castle,...

King Solomon’s Mines (1950)

Adventure based on the classic novel by H Rider Haggard, starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger. It is 1897 and Elizabeth Curtis (Kerr) is on...

Deep Six, The (1958)

When Alan Ladd turned producer/star through his Jaguar company just after his career peaked with Shane (1953), he stuck to formula film-making with old cronies. The...

Drum Beat (1954)

Tough Indian fighter Johnny MacKay (Alan Ladd) is appointed to make peace with a troublesome tribe in California in this fact-based western, which gave Charles...

Bonzo Goes To College (1952)

Sequel to Bedtime For Bonzo (1951).

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...

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

College boy Tony (a young Michael Landon) becomes a werewolf as the result of an experiment. He kills a friend in the woods, a girl...

Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Detective Lt. Dan Bradley (Duke Moore) interrupts his opera night to investigate strange sightings of ghosts at a remote farmhouse where a mad doctor...

Bride Of The Monster (1955)

Rumours abound about what may go on at a creepy mansion just out of town. The house is owned by Dr. Eric Vornoff who is...

Glen or Glenda (1953)

Psychiatrist Dr. Alton narrates two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen) who secretly dresses as a woman (Glenda) but is afraid to tell his fiancée,...

Invisible Boy, The (1957)

A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a supercomputer from controlling the Earth from a satellite. Edmund Cooper's original short story...

Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

One of the great British war films of the 1950s, J. Lee Thompson’s Ice Cold in Alex is a gripping thriller about an ambulance...

Young Lions, The (1958)

Three soldiers have their outlook on life drastically altered during the Second World War. An idealistic German lieutenant begins to question his faith in Nazi...

Blue Lamp, The (1950)

When veteran London policeman George Dixon (Jack Warner) is shot trying to arrest a couple of crooks, new recruit Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) takes...

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...

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Ride Lonesome (1959)

The seven Westerns Budd Boetticher made with leading man Randolph Scott are notable for Scott's wry, laconic, weather-beaten virtuousness; colourful secondary characters; visual gracefulness;...

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...

Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

Second World War drama starring Burt Lancaster as Lieutenant Jim Bledsoe, who expects to take charge of the submarine Nerka, but the job is...

French Line, The (1954)

A beautiful Texan heiress travels incognito aboard a luxury cruise liner, hoping to find a man who'll love her for herself rather than her...

Run Of The Arrow (1957)

  An ex-Confederate soldier, who refuses to accept the death of the South, escapes to the West. After being subjected to a savage ritual endurance...

Dunkirk (1958)

The most ambitious Ealing film during the MGM period was Dunkirk, directed by Leslie Norman, with a script which fused a factual account by Ewan...

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...

Geisha Boy, The (1958)

Jerry Lewis's frantic, jerk-around comedy style here got its most suitable director, who saw him simply as a cartoon with no connection to real...