Tag: Thriller

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...

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...

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...

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...

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