Tag: Crime

The Criminal | 1960 | Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker

This exceptional British crime drama opens itself up to influences from other shores, to America for its attempt at noirish morality tale, and Europe to paint its hero as an existential loner. Stanley Baker is wonderfully intense in the lead role, a...

The Running Man | 1963 | Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick,

Not one of Carol Reed’s better thrillers, but still done with consummate technical skill. It’s all about an insurance fraud. Laurence Harvey fakes his death in a plane crash at sea, and then makes his way to Malaga, where he’s...

Obsession | 1949 | Robert Newton, Sally Gray

Robert Newton is the jealous husband who traps the man he suspects of being his wife’s lover in an abandoned cellar. As he waits for the right moment to bump him off and makes macabre plans to dispose of the body with acid, the dynamics...

Brighton Rock | 1947 | Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh

Brighton Rock takes the US noir thriller formula and blends it with a striking vision of the British seaside town in the 1930s. This isn’t the place of innocent days out, but rather "another Brighton of dark alleyways and festering slums...

Cairo Road | 1950 | Eric Portman, Laurence Harvey

Filmed on location in Cairo, Port Said and the Suez, this is a British thriller about police taking on drug smugglers in Egypt. Two men head up Britain’s Anti-Narcotic Bureau, with a brief to track down and stop drug smugglers. Here, they are...

Our Man In Marrakesh | 1966 | Tony Randall, Senta Berger,

Tony Randall stars as an American architect in Marrakesh who becomes involved in the quest for some vital secret documents that could influence an upcoming UN vote. Senta Berger is the gorgeous CIA agent he falls for, and Herbert Lom is the villain...

Father Brown | 1954 | Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood

Alec Guinness is the eponymous amateur detective trying to uncover Peter Finch’s master criminal who has his heart set on a valuable cross belonging to the church. Based on one of a series of novel by G K Chesterton, this adaptation is as...

The Deadly Affair | 1966 | James Mason, Simone Signoret,

Sidney Lumet directs a decidedly un-007-like spy thriller. In this adaptation of John le Carré’s Call for the Dead, James Mason plays a dyspeptic, underpaid counter-espionage agent. When a routine check of a foreign service officer turns up a...

Easy Money | 1948 | Jack Warner, Marjorie Fielding,

This portmanteau of stories is linked by following the fortunes of people who win a fortune on the football pools. Jack Warner, David Tomlinson, Dennis Price and Petula Clark star in the comedy-drama which reflects both the up – and downside...

Get Carter | 1971 | Michael Caine, Ian Hendry

Gangster classic starring Michael Caine as the eminently quotable, ultimately tough Jack Carter. Hard to believe that a major studio felt the need to remake this British gangster classic, which ranks up there with the likes of The Long Good Friday...

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The Viewer's Guide to Film intends to be a comprehensive guide to the very best of cinema from the earliest silent era, through to the golden age of Hollywood and on to today's biggest blockbusters.

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