As seen on Talking Pictures TVby glyntreharne-1 | created - 09 Jan 2019 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
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1. Anne of the Indies (1951)
Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.
2. Another Man's Poison (1951)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A mystery writer becomes involved in a tangled web of murderous deception not unlike the plots of her novels.
Bette Davis in classic scenery chewing mode in this British 'b' movie.
3. As Young as You Feel (1951)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy
A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.
Amiable comedy very much of its day.
6. Radio Pirates (1935)
89 min | Musical
A music composer, disheartened by the failure of BBC radio to play any of his compositions, decides to set up his own pirate radio station.
Shown as BIG BEN CALLING Only of interest for an early appearance of a 15-year-old Hughie Green doing impersonations of Mae West and Maurice Chevalier
7. The Black Rose (1950)
Approved | 120 min | Adventure, History, Romance
A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.
Rip-roaring adventure yarn
8. The Broken Horseshoe (1953)
79 min | Crime
A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr. Fenton (Robert Beatty) the victim is later murdered and the doctor is involved
Based on a Francis Durbridge TV serial, it is interesting for featuring Peter Coke, best known for playing Durbridge's best known creation Paul Temple.
9. The Browning Version (1951)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.
Michael Redgrave’s stagey performance won him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. 18-year-old Brian Smith is much more natural as the schoolboy Taplow.
10. Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)
Approved | 82 min | Thriller
Clever fortune-hunter Edward Bare (Sir Dirk Bogarde), with a penchant for murder, does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife, and manages to get away with it. After an investigation results... See full summary »
Margaret Lockwood on top form opposite a psychotic Dirk Bogarde
11. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »
Perhaps Clifton Webb is unlikely casting as a father of twelve children, but he gives a charming performance, with Myrna Loy once more the perfect wife.
12. Dance Hall (1950)
Approved | 80 min | Drama
Episodic tale of four factory girls and their various romances at the local dance hall.
Diana Dors is under used as usual, and Petula Clark is saddled with an almost unplayable part, but it's a film that has its moments.
13. Dancing with Crime (1947)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A London cab driver gets mixed up with a criminal gang and sets out to expose the group and its leader for what they are.
Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim are an unlikely pair of crime fighters in the above average British thriller.
14. Demobbed (1944)
96 min | Comedy
Demobbed from the army Nat, Norman and Dan get new jobs, solve a crime and stage a concert party.
Completely daft and mostly unfunny comedy from Mancunian studios.
15. Dentist on the Job (1961)
Unrated | 88 min | Comedy
The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to find a dentist to endorse it's brand of toothpaste.
Dismal comedy despite the efforts of Eric Barker and Shirley Eaton.
16. Double Bunk (1961)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy
When newlyweds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a rundown houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra on a trip down the river ... See full summary »
Broad comedy with very few laughs.
18. Hideout in the Alps (1936)
75 min | Crime, Drama
A forger returns to his family when he leaves jail vowing to go straight. Although approached by an international counterfeiting gang he keeps his word only to find his nephew is in the ... See full summary »
19. The Fallen Idol (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.
Votes: 7,262 | Gross: $0.34M
Ralph Richardson’s bad-tempered wife, Sonia Dresdel, falls to her death, but was she pushed or was it an accident. All the players shine in this well-made Carol Reed directed drama.
20. She Played with Fire (1957)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama
An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her, but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail, and murder.
There’s not much chemistry between Arlene Dahl and Jack Hawkins in this fast paced thriller.
21. Gasbags (1941)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Crazy gang invade Nazi Germany !! They accidentally pilot a balloon over enemy territory.
Dated comedy starring The Crazy Gang.
22. The Gay Dog (1954)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy
Jim Gay loves his racing greyhound but, out of town, he finds a dog with a better chance to win. His friends bet on his dog while he bets against.
Weak comedy with lacklustre cast.
23. Golden Salamander (1950)
Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.
Tedius adventure yarn set in North Africa.
24. The Ghost Train (1941)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
High jinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.
Arthur Ridley's hoary old play is given another screen outing, this time with an irritating turn from comedian Arthur Askey.
25. The Halfway House (1944)
78 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...
Slow moving drama about a group of troubled people staying at an inn run by a ghostly father and daughter.
26. Inn for Trouble (1960)
90 min | Comedy
A London couple apply to run a country inn and discover that someone doesn't want them to make a success of it.
Abysmal comedy based on Peggy Mount’s TV hit series “The Larkins”.
27. Intent to Kill (1958)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.
28. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
92 min | Crime, Drama
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.
Votes: 1,323 | Gross: $0.01M
Googie Withers is on top form as a ex barmaid, trapped inside a conventional marriage, who sees her chance of escape through aiding an ex-boyfriend, who is now a convict on the run.
29. Kiss the Bride Goodbye (1945)
89 min | Comedy, Romance
Joan's (Patricia Medina) mother wants her to marry her pompous boss although she loves a soldier (Jimmy Handley).
This is an engaging comedy, with the stunningly beautiful Patricia Medina, an early appearance from Jean Simmons, and comedy great Irene Handl. Well worth a watch
30. Ladies Who Do (1963)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy
The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.
32. The League of Gentlemen (1960)
Unrated | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.
An uneven script from Bryan Forbes, but polished performances from Jack Hawkins and Nigel Patrick.
33. The Long Dark Hall (1951)
86 min | Crime, Drama
A devoted family man tries to help a beautiful alcoholic showgirl with her life, and becomes the only suspect when someone else murders her.
Badly acted drama.
34. The Love Match (1955)
85 min | Comedy
Two football-loving railway workers get into trouble after racing their engine home to get to a match on time.
No film with Arthur Askey can be all good, but this one has the advantage of a co-starring role for Thora Hird, a charming performance of Shirley Eaton and the daft comedy of Danny Ross.
35. Love Me Tender (1956)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.
Votes: 3,382 | Gross: $4.50M
36. Lulu Belle (1948)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis. He gives up his fiancée and career to marry Lulu Bell. ... See full summary »
38. The Party's Over (1965)
94 min | Drama
An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.
39. No Place for Jennifer (1950)
89 min | Drama
Distraught when her parents divorce, nine-year-old Jennifer becomes increasingly neurotic and is sent to a center for maladjusted children.
Confident performance from Janette Scott in her first leading role.
41. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon.
Charles Laughton’s outrageously over the top performance, earned him an Oscar as Best Actor.
42. The Rainbow Jacket (1954)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Sport
A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.
An engaging performance from Fella Edmonds in his only starring role.
43. Notorious Gentleman (1945)
110 min | Drama, Romance
Vivian Kenway (Sir Rex Harrison), a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, ... See full summary »
44. Panic in the Parlor (1956)
81 min | Comedy
Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man... See full summary »
Classic Peggy Mount star vehicle.
45. Shampoo (1975)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968.
Votes: 9,981 | Gross: $49.41M
Seen by some as a classic, by others as a misogynistic home movie.
46. Strongroom (1962)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama