The Naked Truth | 1957 | Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
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The Naked Truth | 1957 | Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers

The Ealing comedy tradition died out in the mid-1950s, but here Michael Pertwee’s screenplay and a superb cast ensured that…
Oscar Wilde | 1960 | Robert Morley, Ralph Richardson
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Oscar Wilde | 1960 | Robert Morley, Ralph Richardson

The race between two screen versions of Wilde’s An Ideal Husband ended in box-office failure for one. The same applied…
Tunes of Glory | 1960 | Alec Guinness, John Mills
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Tunes of Glory | 1960 | Alec Guinness, John Mills

Stirring drama set in a Highland regiment where two officers – the easy-going, hard-drinking Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness) and his…
A High Wind in Jamaica | 1965 | Anthony Quinn James Coburn
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A High Wind in Jamaica | 1965 | Anthony Quinn James Coburn

Richard Hughes’s masterly novel, transferred vividly to the screen by Alexander Mackendrick, is a darker work than sometimes suggested. A…
Brazil | 1985 | Jonathan Pryce Robert De Niro
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Brazil | 1985 | Jonathan Pryce Robert De Niro

Undoubtedly Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece. Visual brilliance combines with snappy satirical humour to create one of the best films of the…
The Optimists of Nine Elms | 1973 | Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane
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The Optimists of Nine Elms | 1973 | Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane

Amusing comedy drama that benefits from both Peter Sellers’s quietly understated, tragi-comedic performance and the musical contributions of Lionel Bart…
Ulysses | 1967 | Barbara Jefford, Milo O’Shea
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Ulysses | 1967 | Barbara Jefford, Milo O’Shea

Set in Dublin over the course of 24 hours, Ulysses is a daring adaptation of James Joyce’s classic literary tome…
Uncle Silas | 1947 | Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney
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Uncle Silas | 1947 | Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney

Atmospheric period melodrama starring Jean Simmons as a 17-year-old who goes to live with her uncle (Derrick de Marney) and…
Under Capricorn | 1949 | Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten
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Under Capricorn | 1949 | Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten

Alfred Hitchcock oddity, like a second-rate Gainsborough melodrama transplanted to Australia, in which a drunken Ingrid Bergman, driven to the…
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