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A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly. Read More »
An Irish “oracle” foretells the next day’s track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar. Read More »
A British army officer becomes fascinated by the portrait of a young woman. Read More »
I.R.A. member Terry (Sir John Mills) modifies his violent views after working undercover in wartime London. Read More »
Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers. Read More »
Philip Elliot, refugee Belgian priest, reports to a secret school in London for spies and saboteurs behind German lines. Read More »
In 1807, Captain Horatio Hornblower leads his ship the HMS Lydia on a perilous voyage around Cape Horn and into the Pacific. Read More »
A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than 10 hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy. Read More »
While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo discovers that Antonio, a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. Read More »
The 20 Questions Murder Mystery (1950) Paul L. Stein, Robert Beatty, Rona Anderson, Clifford Evans, Crime, Mystery
This mystery is based upon the popular radio quiz show, Twenty Questions and chronicles the endeavors of panelists to solve a real murder. Read More »
A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers. Read More »
Young Dubliner, Gulliver Sheils, fantasises about escaping his humdrum life and living in Tahiti.
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Robert Beatty stars in this rapid-fire British programmer as an innocent bystander mixed up with drug smugglers. When things look darkest, Beatty is helped out by femme fatale Elizabeth Sellars. The smugglers are routed, and the figurative broken horseshoe of the title is mended so far as Beatty is concerned. The film was based on a popular British TV series by Francis Durbridge.
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Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) Victor Saville, Walter Pidgeon, Margaret Leighton, Robert Beatty, Crime, Mystery
All the various Bulldog Drummond movie series had run their courses by 1951; nonetheless, MGM decided to revive the property (and simultaneously liquidate some “frozen funds”) with the British-filmed Calling Bulldog Drummond. Walter Pidgeon stars as novelist Sapper’s soldier-of-fortune, here retooled as a respectable retired military officer. Summoned to London by Scotland Yard, Drummond is assigned to break up a dangerous criminal gang. He is aided by female undercover officer Helen Smith (Margaret Leighton), who turns out to be not much help at all. Trapped in a bombed-out building and surrounded by hulking henchmen, Drummond seems to have run out of luck. Some of the film’s brightest moments are provided by David Tomlinson as a traditional “silly ass” type who is lot smarter than he seems. Bernard Lee, the future “M” in the James Bond films of the 1960s, appears as a secondary villain.
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