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P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982)

14-year-old Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny) dreams of kissing classmate Ann (Abigail Cruttenden) but soon realises that life seldom lives up to one's dreams. This nostalgic story of adolescent love in the late 1940s was written by...

Pacific Banana (1981)

The bawdy adventures of two Australian pilots working for Banana Airlines, a small low-rent South Pacific airline, as they cavort around the South Pacific. Paul (Robin Stewart of Bless This House fame) is a wildly successful womaniser, leaving...

Pacific Heights (1990)

Pacific Heights is another movie about yuppies in danger. This time, it's Drake Goodman (Matthew Modine) and Patty Palmer (Melanie Griffith) who co-purchase and restore a Victorian house in San Francisco, then rent the downstairs apartment...

Pad and How to Use It, The (1966)

The Pad is a touching story, set in the swinging sixties, of Bob Handman (Brain Bedford), a shy and sensitive young man lost in his own world of classical music, whose psychological innocence is destroyed...

Paint Your Wagon (1969)

A gold prospector buys a wife from a Mormon and agrees to share her with his mining partner when she insists they all live together. Mindful that her presence in an all-male town might give rise...

Pajama Game, The (1957)

A delectable Doris Day stars as the prettiest, smartest, female worker in a pyjama factory whose feminist ideas turn management vs. labour topsy-turvy, in the first of two movie versions of Broadway smash hits by...

Pajama Party (1964)

One of those kitsch 1960s Californian beach party movies which began with Beach Party (1963). In this one, Tommy Kirk plays a Martian scout sent to Earth to prepare for an invasion who drops in on the high...

Pal Joey (1957)

Renowned ladies man Joey Evans (Frank Sinatra) arrives in San Francisco looking for nightclub entertainment work and lands a job at The Barbary Coast Club. Almost at once he meets Linda English (Kim Novak), a chorus...

Panic In Needle Park, The (1971)

Drug abuse movies can be hard to take, but this compelling drama has a superior screenplay (by Joan Didion and her husband John Gregory Dunne) and sensational performances from young Al Pacino and Kitty Winn. Pacino...

Panic in Year Zero (1962)

The Baldwins are a suburban Los Angeles family, headed by the gruff, controlling dad, Harry (Ray Milland, who also directed the film), and his dutiful wife Ann (Jean Hagen). Other family members are teenage son, Rick (Frankie...

Paper Moon (1973)

Ryan O'Neal plays Moses "Moze" Pray, a bible-selling conman in depression-era Kansas, who falls in with Addie, a sassy, cigarette-smoking nine-year-old girl (O'Neal's real-life daughter, Tatum) who proves to be as sharp, if not sharper,...

Paperhouse (1988)

11-year-old London schoolgirl Anna Madden (Charlotte Burke) is suffering from glandular fever at home. Bored and lonely, she draws an imaginary house - and is subsequently transported there in her dreams. She draws a face in...

Papillon (1973)

This unrelenting film was made by Franklin J Schaffner from Henri Charrière's autobiographical account of life in (and escape from) the penal colony on Devil's Island, French Guyana, South America. Steve McQueen played the title role...

Paradise Alley (1978)

Paradise Alley was written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also played the starring role in this entertaining account of three Italian-American brothers whose sole purpose in life is to better themselves and escape from the...

Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

After striking box office gold with the massive hit Blue Hawaii (1961), Elvis Presley returned for more fun in the 50th state, with the combination of sun, surf, girls and song just too good to leave alone. This time,...

Paranoiac (1962)

The return of Tony Ashby (Alexander Davion), believed drowned in boyhood, on the eve of the division of the family fortune saves Eleanor (Janette Scott), his sister, from the charge of insanity and reveals their...

Paratroop Command (1959)

Second World War adventure, starring Richard Bakalyan, Ken Lynch and Jack Hogan. During the landings in North Africa and Sicily, American paratrooper Charlie (Bakalyan) accidentally kills one of his own regiment and struggles to live with...

Pardners (1956)

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis appear here in their second-last movie together as handsome Western troubadour Slim Moseley (Martin) and doltish rich-kid Wade Kingsley (Lewis), sons of former ranch partners who find themselves involved with...

Parent Trap, The (1961)

They cloned Pollyanna. Not really, but that was certainly the effect Walt Disney wanted for 1961's The Parent Trap. Young actress Hayley Mills had skyrocketed to fame the previous year as the title character in Disney's Pollyanna, and...

Paris, Texas (1984)

German director Wim Wenders miraculously accomplished what most American directors could never do - he made an absorbing film about the landscape of the human soul that is haunting, beautifully shot and sensitively acted. Harry Dean...

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*Batteries Not Included (1987)

The presence of the distinguished Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy makes this saccharine-sodden retread of Cocoon (1985) worth watching. They play residents of a doomed New York block of flats (817 East 8th Street) - where an unscrupulous...

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...

100 Rifles (1969)

Lawman Lydecker (played by former Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown) and Yaqui Joe (an Indian bank robber played by Burt Reynolds) join forces with a female revolutionary (guess who) to help save Mexican Indians from...

101 Dalmatians (1961)

This full-length cartoon from the Walt Disney studios is a beautifully animated version of Dodie Smith's classic children's tale. The adorable spotty dogs of the title, and a host of other animals, cause havoc in London...

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Disney updated its classic animated tale with this live-action version starring a deliciously over-the-top Glenn Close as the infamous villain Cruella De Vil, the rich bitch who wants to turn loads of cuddly little dalmatian...