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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...

Sing Boy Sing (1958)

A young pop singer (Tommy Sands) is exploited by his agent. The boy comes to realise this and vows to give up his career. His...

Child In The House (1956)

With her mother in hospital and her father (Stanley Baker) on the run, 11-year-old Elizabeth (Mandy Miller) is sent to live with her sniffy...

In A Lonely Place (1950)

Humphrey Bogart is Dixon Steele, an embittered and washed-up Hollywood screenwriter who pays a hat-check girl to help out with a script read-through one night. When...

Woman In A Dressing Gown (1957)

After 20 years of marriage, feckless and domestically untidy Amy Preston (Yvonne Mitchell) finds she cannot compete with an attractive younger woman for the...

Tommy Steele Story, The (1957)

Having learnt to play the guitar while in hospital, Tommy Steele discovers his ability as a performer while working as a ship's steward. Returning to...

Private’s Progress (1956)

Comedy about an innocent lad (Ian Carmichael) who falls in with a gang of spivs in the Army. Narrator E.V.H. Emmett Stanley Windrush Ian Carmichael Private Percival Henry Cox...

Rock, Rock, Rock! (1956)

Young teenager Dori Graham (a 13-year-old Tuesday Weld) is popular at school and has landed the dreamy Tommy (Teddy Randazzo) as her boyfriend. Tommy is a singer...

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...

Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)

This was the classic that single-handedly revived traditional British Gothic and firmly placed the Hammer House of Horror on the global gore map. Peter Cushing...

Tom Brown’s Schooldays (1951)

Directed by Gordon Parry, Tom Brown’s Schooldays is a faithful but uninspired adaptation of Thomas Hughes’ classic story of schoolboy camaraderie and good overcoming bad. This was...

To Catch A Thief (1955)

A retired cat burglar becomes the prime suspect for a series of robberies carried out in his own distinctive style, and sets out to...

Tommy The Toreador (1959)

Lively and enjoyable lightweight musical comedy starring Tommy Steele as a seaman in Spain who takes the place of a bullfighter. Young seafarer Tommy Tomkins...

Titfield Thunderbolt, The (1953)

The picturesque village of Titfield is linked to a nearby town, Mallingford, by a single track railway. Unfortunately, the railway loses money and is...

Too Many Crooks (1959)

A gang of incompetent crooks (George Cole, Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw) unsuccessfully attempt to rob a tight-fisted millionaire (Terry-Thomas) and decide to kidnap...

Touch Of Evil (1958)

Orson Welles’ return to Hollywood after ten years working in Europe is a sleazy border tale in which he takes centre stage as Hank...

This Island Earth (1955)

Scientist, playboy and pilot Dr. Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) returns to the Ryberg Lab in California from Washington DC to find a manual for...

Treasure island (1950)

Walt Disney's first fully live-action film came about more from necessity than from a business plan. Both Disney and distributor RKO had a sizeable...

Winchester ’73 (1950)

Lin McAdam (James Stewart) arrives in Dodge City in hot pursuit of his father's killer. He wins a coveted Winchester '73 repeating rifle (known...

Wild One, The (1954)

This is the original motorcycle gang film, and far and away the best. After being thrown out of a motorcycle event, the Black Rebels biker...

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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...

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...

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,...

When Worlds Collide (1951)

Before there was Deep Impact (1998) and Armageddon (1998), world destruction was done up in 1950s sci-fi style. The rights to Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer's 1932 doomsday novel When Worlds...

Lusty Men, The (1952)

This touching, realistic drama stars Robert Mitchum as the former rodeo champ forced to retire through injury and Arthur Kennedy as the young man whom...

Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)

Marlon Brando is masterful in this Tennessee Williams story about fragile Blanche DuBois who comes to New Orleans to stay with her younger sister,...

Mister Rock and Roll (1957)

There is very little story in this showcase vehicle for rock 'n' roll. Reporter Carole Hendricks (Lois O'Brien) is anxious for a story from DJ Alan Freed on...

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...