Tag: Crime

Robbery | 1967 | Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet

A humdrum thriller based on the Great Train Robbery of the Royal Mail in the early 1960s. The cast are all kitted out in sharp suits, speaking in dodgy dialogue and generally embodying the decade’s idea of ultra cool. However, apart from a...

Murder! | 1930 | Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring

Alfred Hitchcock uses sound imaginatively in one of his earliest talkies, making the most of Marshall’s mellifluous voice. Marshall plays an actor-playwright on a jury who undertakes an investigation on his own when he believes the girl on...

The Assassination Bureau | 1969 | Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg is a British journalist who infiltrates a secret society of assassins and ends up falling for its leader, played with great relish by Oliver Reed. Basil Dearden and the cast appear to be having a splendid time, swanning around Europe and...

Whisky Galore! | Ealing 1949 | Basil Radford, Catherine Lacey

Basil Radford and Joan Greenwood star in this classic Ealing comedy about a bunch of Scottish Islanders determined to hold on to a cargo of shipwrecked whisky, whatever the cost On 5 February 1941, the SS Politician, en route to Jamaica, sank during...

Odd Man Out | 1947 | James Mason, Robert Newton

A classic drama with James Mason playing an IRA leader who is wounded during a holdup. Desperately trying to escape the police, Mason encounters people who variously help him, refuse him help, or try to betray him. Magnificent photography by Robert...

Franchise Affair, The | 1951 | Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray

Mystery starring Dulcie Gray and Marjorie Fielding as a mother and daughter who are accused by 15-year-old Ann Stephens of kidnapping and beating her to force her to become their servant. The police build up a case which country solicitor Michael...

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