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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...

Bus Stop (1956)

This was the film that proved Marilyn Monroe was a considerable screen actress, and capable of much, much more than her sexpot image indicated. Whether...

Caine Mutiny, The (1954)

Nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1954 (including Best Picture and Best Actor), The Caine Mutiny is a classic film (based on a novel by Herman...

Calamity Jane (1953)

The opening sequence of this wonderful musical is pure pleasure, as Doris Day rides the Deadwood stage across the screen and into our hearts. Day,...

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...

Carry On Nurse (1958)

The immense success of the first Carry On film came as a huge surprise to most of the people concerned. Once it became clear that their first...

Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Carry On Sergeant was the beginning of the long running Carry On series. Producer Peter Rogers' main coup was his casting of William Hartnell in the title...

Carry On Teacher (1959)

The third in the Carry On series, Carry on Teacher was a coy, cosy look at the world of mortar-boards and chalk dust. Naturally enough it...

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...

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Director Richard Brooks also wrote the screenplay for this film version of Tennessee Williams' powerful play about a patriarchal Southern family. The film is somewhat...

Charley Moon (1956)

Already a phenomenally successful entertainer and stalwart of the London Palladium, in 1956, Max Bygraves headed an accomplished cast in this musical drama charting...

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...

Cinderella (1950)

Though screen adaptations of Cinderella abound, none is as well-remembered as the 1950 Disney animated version. Returning to full-length animated features for the first time since 1942,...

Colditz Story, The (1954)

One of seemingly dozens of PoW dramas made in the early to mid-1950s (The Wooden Horse, Stalag 17, Albert RN), this is set in the...

College Confidential (1960)

Al Zugsmith tries to outdo High School Confidential (1958) for Universal with this one and he almost makes it, in spite of Walter Winchell and Earl...

Conqueror, The (1956)

In ancient times, the Mongolian warlord Temujin (John Wayne) must do battle against the rival tribe that killed his father. The battles pale in comparison...

Conquest of Space (1955)

Conquest of Space is a good science fiction adventure, dazzlingly photographed in Technicolor. An American-led International team of astronauts leave their space station on the first mission...

Cool and The Crazy, The (1958)

Just out of reform school, Bennie Saul (Scott Marlowe) starts turning on his classmates at high school. Eddie the Pusher gives Bennie the weed,...

Cosh Boy (1952)

Less than pleasant crime drama based on a stage play called Master Crook by Bruce Walker about the activities of Cockney jack-the-lad Roy Walsh (James Kenney). Walsh...

Court Jester, The (1956)

Hyperkinetic funnyman Danny Kaye turned his antics to spoofing Arthurian films in the 1956 classic The Court Jester. Switching personalities as deftly as he shuffled...

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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...