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In Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to create an elixir of life using female hormones stolen from fresh corpses. Read More »
This is the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner of war to escape from imprisonment in Britain during the Second World War. Read More »
A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. Read More »
In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother. Read More »
Awaking one morning out of a drunken stupor, composer Richard Morton can’t shake the feeling he has murdered a woman during the night. Read More »
Cargo Ship takes on a female passenger. Can the Captain contain the crew and himself as they hit stormy conditions and emotions explode? Read More »
Life on the home front during World War 2. Martha Dacre tries to keep her home running as normal, during the run up to the D Day landings. Read More »
A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. Read More »
Dont Bother to Knock (1952) Roy Ward Baker, Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Airline pilot Jed stays at the New York hotel where girlfriend Lyn is a singer. He sees Nell in a window opposite his and they get chummy. Read More »
A union leader in a large company tries to win equal rights for the handful of West Indian workers at the company, but finds it is an uphill battle. Read More »
Inferno (1953) Roy Ward Baker, Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
20th Century-Fox put a lot of eggs in this 1953 film—3-D and stereophonic sound on prints for the few theatres equipped for that sound system in 1953, and the result was possibly the best 3-D film made during the craze. Read More »
Jacqueline is the daughter of Belfast shipyard worker Mike McNeil. The worker’s worth is compromised by his crippling fear of heights.
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Henry King, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
As writer Harry Street lays gravely wounded from an African hunting accident he feverishly reflects on what he perceives as his failures at love and writing. Through his delirium he recalls his one true love Cynthia Green who he lost by his obsession for roaming the world in search of stories for his novels. Though she is dead Cynthia continues to haunt Street’s thoughts. In spite of one successful novel after another, Street feels he has compromised his talent to ensure the success of his books, making him a failure in his eyes. His neglected wife Helen tends to his wounds, listens to his ranting, endures his talk of lost loves, and tries to restore in him the will to fight his illness until help arrives. Her devotion to him makes him finally realize that he is not a failure. With his realization of a chance for love and happiness with Helen, he regains his will to live.
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A Night to Remember (1958) Roy Ward Baker, Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Action, Drama, History
On April 14, 1912, just before midnight, the “unsinkable” Titanic struck an iceberg. In less than three hours, it had plunged to the bottom of the sea, taking with it more than 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers. In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord’s book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the ship’s last hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night to Remember is cinema’s subtlest and best dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe.
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