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Classics

The genre formally known as "Nostalgia", we determine "Classics" to be all titles that now pre-date 1990(!), but don’t hold us to it…

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Destry Rides AgainDestry Rides Again (1939)
Dir. George Marshall
Feat. James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Una Merkel
James Stewart is once again a mild-mannered law-man while Marlene Dietrich makes her most sensational Hollywood turn as exotic saloon girl 'Frenchy'. Fabulous fun is capped off by the infamous Dietrich-Una Merkel catfight.
SecondsSeconds (1966)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Rock Hudson
Boldly experimental thriller from the director of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, in which a bored businessman opts for a new, 'more fulfilling' identity (complete with plastic surgery - he ends up as Rock Hudson) through the help of a mysterious organisation. Despite its 'dime-store Kafka' pretensions, the visual…
Room at the TopRoom at the Top (1958)
Dir. Jack Clayton
Feat. Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret
Matters sexual are treated with rare maturity in this stunning, landmark British drama about an ambitious, working-class cad who falls in love with a married older woman, but may sacrifice his true love in order to marry into a rich family.
Stooge, TheStooge, The (1951)
Dir. Norman Taurog
Feat. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen
Comedy set in the world of 1930's vaudeville, where an egotistical but struggling Broadway performer (Dean Martin) finds success when he hires a brilliantly funny "stooge" (Jerry Lewis).
Artists and ModelsArtists and Models (1955)
Dir. Frank Tashlin
Feat. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley Maclaine
Bubbly, brain-addled comedy with comic-artist Dean Martin getting his ideas from roommate Jerry Lewis’ wild nocturnal mutterings. Rated in some quarters as the popular double-act's finest hour.
Set-Up, TheSet-Up, The (1948)
Dir. Robert Wise
Feat. Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias
This film noir classic is a gripping, real-time examination of a night in the life of an aging prize-fighter who refuses to be corrupted by the mob.
Chilly Scenes of WinterChilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
Dir. Joan Micklin Silver
Feat. John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert
A celebrated early rom-com from writer-director Joan Micklin Silver (CROSSING DELANCEY) with a likable John Heard playing a hopeless romantic civil servant in his early 30s who falls in love with an unhappily married woman in his office, but years later tries to win her back after she returns to her…