Tag: Laurence Naismith

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 Valley of Gwangi | 1969 | James Franciscus, Gila Golan,

Working from an unfilmed treatment by the veteran special-effects master O’Brien, stop-motion animator extraordinaire Ray Harryhausen brought this fanciful fantasy western to the screen. Franciscus plays a cowpoke hired to capture a living...

Scrooge | 1970 | Albert Finney, Edith Evans

Albert Finney took over the role of Dickens’s crotchety old miser three weeks before production after both Richard Harris and Rex Harrison had to drop out because of other commitments. Although rather hammy at times, Finney holds the screen...

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