Movies – 1960s

A Patch of Blue (1965)

Selina D'Arcy (Elizabeth Hartman in her film debut) is accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother, Rose-Ann D'Arcy (Shelley Winters), at the age of five. She then lives a life of servitude with her mother and alcoholic grandfather (Wallace Ford) - until the day she goes to the park to string beads for extra cash. There(...)

A Shot In The Dark (1964)

The success of The Pink Panther  (1963) created a new comic favourite in the accident-prone form of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau, so a sequel was inevitable. But this is where the Clouseau character was properly invented, along with his driven-to-distraction boss, Dreyfus. Clouseau lurches towards the solution of a murder mystery adapted from plays by Harry Kurnitz and(...)

A Stitch In Time (1963)

Laughs and sentiments mix as Norman Wisdom plays butcher's assistant Norman Pitkin. Norman and Mr Grimsdale (Edward Chapman) are partners in a butcher's shop, which is held up by a thief. Mr Grimsdale hides his gold watch in his mouth but swallows it and is taken to hospital. While waiting at the hospital, Norman cheers up Lindy(...)

A Taste Of Honey (1961)

  Mousey Rita Tushingham made her screen debut in this ground-breaking movie (a romance of sorts, and a comedy also), playing Jo - the unwanted 17-year-old daughter of Dora Bryan. This hilariously vulgar Salford lass is being courted by flash and pimpish Robert Stephens, and is saved from her living hell by two social exiles(...)

Absent Minded Professor, The (1961)

Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) is an eccentric Medfield College professor who is so engrossed in conducting experiments in his garage/lab, he misses his own wedding - three times. Tiring of this, Ned's lovely fiancée Betsy starts seeing nerdy Professor Ashton, and to make matters worse, local tycoon Alonzo Hawk threatens to turn beloved Medfield into(...)

Accident (1967)

"Like a punch in the chest. Put together breath by breath, look by look, lust by lust, lie by lie. A compelling film". The complex relationships of an Oxford professor, one of his students, and the young woman who captivates both of them is the subject of this difficult but rewarding drama. Director Joseph Losey(...)

Acid Eaters, The (1968)

A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD. The Acid Eaters isn't great cinema by any definition, but its one of the most fascinatingly surreal cash-ins on the peace and love generation made by people with obviously zero connections to the scene. It makes Skidoo (1968)(...)

Advance To The Rear (1964)

This sweet-tempered send-up of Civil War heroics from Destry Rides Again director George Marshall has a company of useless Union misfits sent out of the reach of battle, but still managing to capture a rebel spy (Stella Stevens) and save a vast payout in gold. The situations are fairly obvious, certainly, but Glenn Ford injects(...)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (1960)

Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and(...)

After The Fox (1966)

A rather forgettable Peter Sellers comedy about an ingenious criminal who becomes a movie director as a front to pull off a gold heist. After escaping from prison, notorious criminal Aldo Vanucci (Sellers), alias "The Fox", dons a variety of disguises, his most novel being a film director which enables him to gain the manpower(...)

Age Of Consent (1969)

Disillusioned artist Brad Morahan escapes New York for his Australian homeland seeking solitude but instead discovers alcoholic Ma Ryan and her granddaughter Cora, who sits as his model. A visit from old acquaintance Nat Kelly ends with Kelly stealing $300 from Brad before leaving the island in a stolen boat. Ma discovers Brad has been(...)

Agony and The Ecstasy, The (1965)

The historical inaccuracies in the movie are abundant. There is no record of Michelangelo's having been ministered to in times of illness by any contessinas, beautiful or otherwise, and most Renaissance historians agree that the real Michelangelo would have probably been more interested in a male nurse anyway. Other fanciful or fraudulent moments in Agony include Michelangelo's(...)

Alamo, The (1960)

John Wayne as Colonel Davy Crockett leads the futile defence in 1836 of the famous fort in the town of San Antonio, Texas, against the onslaught of the Mexican army. John Wayne also directed this epic historical Western in his directorial debut. Filmed on a ranch in Brackettville, Texas, where a facsimile was built of the actual mission that(...)

Alfie (1966)

The story of a cockney Don Juan who finally finds out the truth that to make birds and brass (especially birds) the object in life brings disillusionment with the passing years. East End wide boy Alfie Elkins is not really a bad person. It's just that he has an overwhelming desire for the opposite sex.(...)

Alice’s Restaurant (1969)

A folk singer mingles with hippie dropouts in this satirical melodrama about the freewheeling life-style of the 1960's. The theme is rather flimsy, but director Arthur Penn succeeds in wringing charm, energy, and comedy from the material. Arlo Guthrie, who does quite well in his film debut, is especially funny in a scene where he(...)

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