Tag: Mystery

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...

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...

Blow-Up | 1966 | David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave

In this suspenseful drama, Oscar nominated for best director and best picture, a trendy British photographer accidentally photographs what he believes is a crime. David Hemmings plays Thomas, a hot new photographer that shoots models by day and...

Snowbound | 1948 | Dennis Price, Stanley Holloway

Claustrophobic thriller, based on a novel by Hammond Innes, set in a lonely hut in the Alps where seven people, ostensibly on holiday, turn out to be searching for a cache of hidden Nazi gold. cast Dennis Price as Neil Blair Stanley Holloway as Joe...

The Fallen Idol | 1948 | Jack Hawkins, Ralph Richardson

Adapted from the Graham Greene story ‘The Basement Room’, Carol Reed’s film brilliantly captures a child’s point of view. A diplomat’s son Phillippe (Bobby Henrey) finds it hard to understand the adult world he observes...

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...

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...

The Wicker Man | 1973 | Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee,

Robin Hardy’s ultra-strange movie, best described as a "psychedelic pagan horror", endured all manner of indignities prior to its release. It was cut down and butchered mercilessly by studio execs at British Lion Films. All the same...

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