Tag: Crime

The Big Sleep | 1978 | Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles

It’s heresy to suggest that a Michael Winner remake of a film starring Bogart and Bacall could be at least as good as the original but this is such a movie. Robert Mitchum is Raymond Chandler’s private eye Marlowe investigating the...

Loot | 1970 | Richard Attenborough, Lee Remick

A bowdlerized version of Joe Orton’s stage play about hidden treasure, dead bodies and sexual ambiguity. Two robbers hide their ill-gotten gains in a coffin in the funeral home where one of them works. However, they then have to repossess the...

The Vicious Circle | 1957 | John Mills, Derek Farr

Thriller starring John Mills as a Harley Street doctor who is framed for the murder of a film star. Written by TV thriller king Francis Durbridge and indeed based on one of his early BBC serials, The Brass Candlestick. cast John Mills as Dr. Howard...

McVicar | 1980 | Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith

Roger Daltrey co-produced and stars in this biographical drama about British bank robber John McVicar, labeled Britain’s public enemy number one in the 1960s. McVicar served more than 20 years in prison, where his defiance of rules and...

Hunted | Rank 1952 | Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley

Chase thriller starring Dirk Bogarde as a killer on the run who takes six-year-old runaway Jon Whiteley with him to prevent him from informing the police. cast Dirk Bogarde as Chris Lloyd Jon Whiteley as Robbie Elizabeth Sellars as Magda Lloyd Kay...

Gumshoe | 1971 | Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw

Stephen Frear’s first feature casts Albert Finney as a Liverpool bingo-caller who is happiest in a dream world scripted by Dashiell Hammett and starring Humphrey Bogart. Acting out his fantasy, he inadvertently stumbles across a real-life...

The Blue Lamp | Rank 1950 | Dirk Bogarde, Jack Warner,

Introducing PC George Dixon (Jack Warner), charged with showing new boy Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) the ropes. There is helping old ladies and giving directions, until the film takes a darker turn when Dixon is killed in a raid on a cinema. The...

Blind Date | 1959 | Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker,

A strangely unfulfilling mystery yarn from Losey, with Krueger as the painter who is framed for the murder of his girlfriend and has to prove his innocence when the cops come calling. One of those films that starts out well, opting wisely for...

Accident | 1967 | Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker

The second of Joseph Losey’s collaborations with playwright Harold Pinter (between The Servant and The Go-between) is, like the other two pictures, a keen analysis of the English class structure. However, Pinter’s oblique dialogue here...

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