Tag: Mystery

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...

The Big Job | 1965 | Sid James, Sylvia Syms

Comedy that has more than a touch of the Carry Ons about it, not least a cast that includes those comedy stalwarts Joan Sims and Jim Dale. Dick Emery, Lance Percival and Sid James are the trio of dimwit bank robbers who, after doing 15 years inside...

X: The Unknown | Hammer 1956 | Dean Jagger, Leo McKern

When troops practice locating fallout in a remote Scottish quarry, an apparently bottomless fissure opens in the Earth, critically injuring a soldier with radioactive burns. As radioactive goo oozes forth, destroying everyone in its path, scientist...

The October Man | 1947 | John Mills, Joan Greenwood

John Mills is the title character, a man with a history of mental illness who must prove he has not committed a murder. Easier said than done when he is not convinced of his innocence himself. Well written by Eric Ambler, who adapted the script from...

The Long Arm | 1956 | Jack Hawkins, John Stratton

Jack Hawkins is the overworked Supt. Tom Halliday, a met police officer who can’t seem to get an hour of peace with his wife, nor can he track down the safe-cracker who’s been making his professional life a misery. There’s an air...

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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