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Robbery Under ArmsRobbery Under Arms (1957)
Dir. Jack Lee
Feat. Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, Laurence Naismith
Seminal Aussie western with Peter Finch as charismatic outlaw Captain Starlight leading two brothers astray after they join his roving band of…
Boy on a DolphinBoy on a Dolphin (1957)
Dir. Jean Negulesco
Feat. Alan Ladd, Sophia Loren, Clifton Webb
Greek picaresque with Sophia Loren as a diver who catches the scent of ancient sunken treasure. Mainly memorable for the actress's drenched figure…
Village of the DamnedVillage of the Damned (1960) Recommended
Dir. Wolf Rilla
Feat. George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn
The original, superior version of John Wyndham's novel 'The Midwich Cuckoos', about a brood of malevolent blue–eyed kiddies born in an English…
Sink the BismarckSink the Bismarck (1960)
Dir. Lewis Gilbert
Feat. Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Laurence Naismith
A no–nonsense depiction of the WW2 hunt by the British navy to destroy the German super–warship Bismarck. Conveying both the allied…
Greyfriars BobbyGreyfriars Bobby (1960)
Dir. Don Chaffey
Feat. Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Kay Walsh
Beloved Disney classic concerns a loyal Skye terrier who guards his master's grave for many years and eventually recieves a medal! Set in 19th…
Singer Not the Song, TheSinger Not the Song, The (1961)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Mylene Demongeot
Philosophical western is an oddity amongst the Rank canon with Bogarde as a campy Mexican bandit terrorising a catholic priest Mills. Homoerotic…
CamelotCamelot (1967)
Dir. Joshua Logan
Feat. Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero
This King Arthur musical was a disastrous, expensive–looking flop. Good performances though.
Long Duel, TheLong Duel, The (1967)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews
MIddling adventure yarn set in India under the British Raj. Idealistic policeman Trevor Howard is given orders to capture a rebellious Sultan dead or…
Valley of Gwangi, TheValley of Gwangi, The (1969)
Dir. James O'Connelly
Feat. James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson
Ray Harryhausen's stop–motion stuff animates this monster–mash about Wild West drifters who try to cash in on the prehistoric creature…
Young WinstonYoung Winston (1972)
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Simon Ward
The early life of Britain's greatest political leader, through his time in India, Sudan and the Boer War to his ascendancy at the House of Commons.

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