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Robin Hood: The MovieRobin Hood: The Movie (1955-1991)
Dir. Ralph Smart, Terence Fisher
Feat. Richard Greene, Leo McKern
A feature film colourized and edited in 1991 from episodes 1,2,3,5,8 & 27 of the 1955 TV Series. Notably, Will Scatlock who dies at the end of…
Time Without PityTime Without Pity (1957) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Leo McKern, Ann Todd
Nervy noir has Michael Redgrave in top form as an alcoholic father racing against time to save his son from the gallows. Somewhat dated thriller…
Tale of Two Cities, ATale of Two Cities, A (1958)
Dir. Ralph Thomas
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence
An intrepid Dirk Bogarde negotiates the rough and tumble of the French Revolution, in this, the version most faithful to the Charles Dickens novel.…
Day the Earth Caught Fire, TheDay the Earth Caught Fire, The (1962)
Dir. Val Guest
Feat. Edward Judd, Leo McKern
A solidly old–fashioned 'disaster film' in which H–Bomb test knock the Earth of its axis, leading to terrifying and accelerating climate…
King and CountryKing and Country (1964) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern
Earnest, expertly acted drama in which a detached army lawyer (Dirk Bogarde) attempts to defend a working–class deserter (Tom Courtenay) during…
Hot Enough For JuneHot Enough For June (1964)
Dir. Ralph Thomas
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Sylva Koscina, Robert Morley
A struggling young writer is plunged into a terrifying world of international espionage while on a seemingly innocent commercial assignment to Prague.
Man for All Seasons, AMan for All Seasons, A (1966) Aro Favourite
Dir. Fred Zinnemann
Feat. Paul Scofield, Dame Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern
Paul Scofield plays Thomas More, a verbal opponent of King Henry VIII who 'stuck his neck out' once too often. First–class adaptation of the…
Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland (1966) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Miller
Feat. Peter Cook, Michael Redgrave, Peter Sellers
Cult BBC version of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, in which drowsing Alice enters the dreamscape of 'Wonderland'. Influenced by the…
Shoes of the Fisherman, TheShoes of the Fisherman, The (1968)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud
Anthony Quinn plays a Russian bishop who is elected Pope after twenty years in political asylum. Beautifully adorned best–seller adaptation.
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, TheAdventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The (1975)
Dir. Gene Wilder
Feat. Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise
Fitfully amusing romp with Wilder as the great detective's resentful brother determined to steal the spotlight. Madeline Kahn steals the show.

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