Tag: Thriller

Hands of the Ripper | Hammer 1971 | Eric Porter, Angharad Rees

This Hammer shocker has an original premise -: daughter of Jack the Ripper becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead father and carries on where he left off, only to remember nothing of her murderous actions afterwards. However, it descends into...

The Big Sleep | 1978 | Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles

It’s heresy to suggest that a Michael Winner remake of a film starring Bogart and Bacall could be at least as good as the original but this is such a movie. Robert Mitchum is Raymond Chandler’s private eye Marlowe investigating the...

Hunted | Rank 1952 | Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley

Chase thriller starring Dirk Bogarde as a killer on the run who takes six-year-old runaway Jon Whiteley with him to prevent him from informing the police. cast Dirk Bogarde as Chris Lloyd Jon Whiteley as Robbie Elizabeth Sellars as Magda Lloyd Kay...

The Vicious Circle | 1957 | John Mills, Derek Farr

Thriller starring John Mills as a Harley Street doctor who is framed for the murder of a film star. Written by TV thriller king Francis Durbridge and indeed based on one of his early BBC serials, The Brass Candlestick. cast John Mills as Dr. Howard...

The Anniversary | Hammer 1968 | Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock

A widowed mother summons her three sons to celebrate her ruby wedding anniversary. The passive boys and their partners have to put up with a vitriolic diatribe from the monster that created them. Adapted from a play by Bill MacIlwraith, this is...

My Learned Friend | Ealing 1943 | Will Hay, Claude Hulbert

Will Hay’s final film (he actually died six years later but was plagued by ill health during this time), this darkly funny Ealing comedy has him as a lawyer who is one of the many targets of an escaped murderer seeking revenge on the folks who...

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...

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