Tag: Crime

Whistle Down the Wind | 1961 | Alan Bates, Hayley Mills,

Alan Bates and Hayley Mills star in this enduring childhood fable. Three Lancashire children find a criminal hiding out in their barn and come to believe he’s Jesus Christ Among the most enduring – and most unusual – post-war...

Hue and Cry | Ealing 1947 | Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler,

Eccentric boys’ adventure writer Felix H Wilkinson (Sim) has his copy – "The Enthralling Adventures of Selwyn Pike and his Youthful Assistant Smiler" – altered by master crooks, using a special code through the pages of...

The Italian Job | 1969 | Michael Caine, Noël Coward

Michael Caine brings his trademark Cockney charm to this landmark in Euro-sceptic entertainment. Loaded with gags, girls, cars and gold its depiction of plucky Brits making off with Italian loot is fast, funny and always worth revisiting. Assembling...

10 Rillington Place | 1971 | Richard Attenborough, John Hurt

Based on the book by Ludovic Kennedy, 10 Rillington Place tells the true story of John Christie (Attenborough), an unprepossessing middle-class man with a secret predilection for rape and murder, as he insinuates himself into the lives of his...

Rotten to the Core | 1965 | Charlotte Rampling, Anton Rodgers

A gang of inept crooks, led by Anton Rodgers as The Duke, set up a fake health clinic in an elaborate attempt to rob an army payroll worth £3million, but find their caper foiled by a hypochondriac police officer, played by Thorley Walters. cast...

The Clouded Yellow | 1950 | Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard

After a few minor films, director Ralph Thomas joined forces with Betty Box (producer Sydney Box’s sister) to make this entertaining though tame psychological mystery thriller. Ex-secret serviceman Trevor Howard takes a job as a cataloguer of...

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