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10 (1979)

George Webber (Dudley Moore) is doing very well. He is a successful composer with a great house up in the hills above Los Angeles, a Rolls Royce and Julie Andrews for a girlfriend. But then one...

10 Rillington Place (1971)

Based on Ludovic Kennedy’s 1961 non-fiction book of the same name, this film was a sombre, articulate, and chilling dramatisation of the infamous murders in London when John Reginald Christie - a mild-mannered psychotic mass...

11 Harrow House (1974)

A nonchalant young American diamond merchant, Howard R. Chesser (Charles Grodin), travels to London on one of his frequent trips to 11 Harrowhouse; the offices of the world’s largest clearinghouse for diamonds. Joining Howard is his girlfriend,...

14, The (1973)

Set against the backdrop of a rundown terraced street in London’s East End that’s been earmarked for redevelopment, actor/director David Hemmings’ gritty urban drama follows 17-year-old Reg (Jack Wild), the eldest of 14 orphaned children,...

1941 (1979)

1941 is a stupid farce based on a stupid idea: What would have happened if, after bombing Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had gone on to attack Hollywood? It is the premise of this picture that the Americans...

200 Motels (1971)

Taking a leaf out of the cute anarchy of A Hard Day's Night (1964), directors Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer invest Zappa's own music (performed by the Mothers of Invention) with animation, sketches and jokes, much...

2069: A Sex Odyssey (1974)

Disguised as the French Olympic ski team, a squad of beautiful, sensuous women from Venus come to Earth to carry sperm back to their home planet to save their all-female population from becoming extinct. The women capture...

40 Carats (1973)

After a brief holiday romance in Greece, Ann Stanley (a woman of 40) finds romance with 22-year-old Peter Latham in this comedy-drama. Ann does not imagine that she'll see Peter again. But, back in New York,...

ABBA: The Movie (1977)

Unashamed and supremely slick commercial for the group, maintaining a gentle air of self-parody while at the same time being a celebration of all the various apparatuses which make a merchandising phenomenon like ABBA possible. The...

Abby (1974)

This African-American retelling of The Exorcist stars Carol Speed as the title character, Abby Williams - the chaste and devout marriage counsellor wife of a young reverend (Terry Carter) who is possessed by Eshu, a Nigerian sex...

ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style, The (1978)

This Australian semi-documentary presented (most of) the letters of the alphabet and discussed sexual subjects beginning with the corresponding letter - eg: B for Birth, H for Homosexual, O for Orgasm etc - with a...

Abduction (1975)

Not long after Patty Hearst was kidnapped in 1974, researchers unearthed an obscure porno novel called Black Abductor by Harrison James which had appeared briefly on the paperback racks of adult bookstores a few years...

Abductors, The (1972)

Three cheerleaders (a blonde, a brunette and a redhead) are kidnapped by slavers who tie them up and sell them to businessmen who pay upwards of $100,000 per girl in this superior sequel to the...

Abigail’s Party (1977)

The best British television comedy of 1977 was not exactly written. Abigail's Party was the BBC's first full-length play where much of the dialogue was improvised. The Mike Leigh production, screened as part of Play For Today, starred Leigh's...

Abominable Dr Phibes, The (1971)

The Abominable Dr Phibes stars Vincent Price as a living corpse, seeking revenge on the nine medics who were in attendance when his wife (Caroline Munro) died during routine surgery. He concocts his revenge based on the...

Aces High (1976)

A team of well-trained British fliers soars into action in the skies over Europe during World War I in this spirited remake of Journey's End (1930) transposed to the air war (which makes it almost identical to The...

Across 110th Street (1972)

Although it is often lumped in with the Blaxploitation boom of the early 70s, Across 110th Street is actually a gritty cop flick with a strong element of social commentary. Undeniably stylish, with superb location photography and well-staged action sequences,...

Act of Vengenace (1974)

Five women - Linda (Jo Ann Harris), Teresa (Connie Strickland), Karen (Lisa Moore), Nancy (Jennifer Lee Pryor) and Angie (Patricia Estrin) - team up and learn karate to avenge themselves against rapists, pimps, and abusive...

Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall (1973)

Spike Milligan plays his own father in this autobiographical and highly comedic account of a British army recruit during World War II, whilst Jim Dale is patently too old to portray the youthful conscript Spike. Young...

Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, The (1975)

The renowned detective's insanely jealous younger sibling, Sigerson Holmes (Gene Wilder), becomes involved with foreign spies, Professor Moriarty (Leo McKern) and Jenny - a music hall starlet who is a compulsive liar (Madeline Kahn). Jenny is...

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10 (1979)

George Webber (Dudley Moore) is doing very well. He is a successful composer with a great house up in the hills above Los Angeles, a Rolls Royce and Julie Andrews for a girlfriend. But then one...

10 Rillington Place (1971)

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