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Big Heat, The (1953)

Glenn Ford stars as Dave Bannion, a cop who ditches his badge in order to take down a mob boss when his wife (Jocelyn...

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,...

Big Land, The (1957)

Alan Ladd stars as Kansas soldier-turned-cattle driver Chad Morgan, battling the elements and corrupt cattle buyers to build a railroad spur to the Rio...

Big Sky, The (1952)

In Howard Hawks's The Big Sky, Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin are fur traders in the 1830s, journeying up the Missouri river into Blackfoot country...

Bigger Than Life (1956)

The very finest of Nicholas Ray's films is a brilliant expressionist melodrama that used the then-topical controversy over the discovery and deployment of the...

Black Orpheus (1959)

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, this restaging by Marcel Camus of the...

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

During the 1950s, the United States and its mouthpiece, Hollywood, seemed to see threats around every corner. If it wasn't the Commies, then it was...

Blob, The (1958)

The face of drive-in horror turned gooey in 1958's The Blob. Actually, the title creature had no face at all -or arms, legs or any...

Blood of Dracula (1957)

The ever-popular tale was given a new twist in Blood Of Dracula by being set in a girls' school. Nancy, an aggressive pupil at an all girls...

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...

Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957)

With their headmistress under lock and key in one of Her Majesty's Prisons, the St Trinian's girls find themselves under the protection of the...

Bonzo Goes To College (1952)

Sequel to Bedtime For Bonzo (1951).

Born Reckless (1958)

Rider Kelly Cobb (Jeff Richards) travels to county rodeos to win money so he can buy a patch of land to set up home. At...

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...

Brave One, The (1956)

Based on a true story, The Brave One chronicled the unusual friendship between a Mexican boy and his adopted bull. It was an interesting spin on...

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...

Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957)

This superb war drama is distinguished by magnificent acting and direction and an out-of-the-ordinary approach to its subject. Alec Guinness stands out as Colonel Nicholson,...

Brigadoon (1954)

While grouse shooting in Scotland, Americans Tommy (Gene Kelly) and Jeff (Van Johnson) lose their way in the mist. When it clears they find...

Broken Arrow (1950)

The first Western from director Delmer Daves, Broken Arrow tells the story of US army scout Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) who marries a young Apache girl...

Brothers Rico, The (1957)

Eddie Rico has been the book-keeper of an important Mafia boss but now he is an honest merchant and lives with his family in...

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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...