Tag Archives: John Gilling
The Challenge (1960) John Gilling, Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tiger by the Tail / Cross-Up (1955) John Gilling, Larry Parks, Constance Smith, Lisa Daniely, Crime, Drama
The Pirates of Blood River (1962) John Gilling, Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett, Christopher Lee, Action, Adventure, Drama
In this drama, the manager of “The Quiet Woman,” a coastal inn, finds herself falling in love with a smuggler. When her husband breaks out of prison, he goes to her and tries to convince her to help him escape. The smuggler then offers to help them leave via the sea, but unfortunately the two are captured and fatally shot by patrolling customs officials. The photography in this film is especially notable.
Pamela Muir is a lovely veterinarian, who thinks the animals should run free. Steve Stratton is a hunter, who hires natives to assist with the capture and care of the animals. One day Stratton fires one of the locals. To get revenge, the former employee frees the animals just before a wealthy buyer is to arrive. Unfortunately, Stratton blames Odongo, an innocent young boy, for the crime. Heretofore, Odongo believed Stratton cared for him. The distraught Odongo runs off into the dangerous wilds. Muir and Stratton are forced to put aside their differences and search for him.