Tag: Thriller

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...

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...

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...

Yellow Canary | 1943 | Anna Neagle, Richard Greene

When British aristocrat Sally Maitland’s (Anna Neagle) pro-Nazi sympathies become too much for her friends and family during WWII, she is forced to move to Canada. Underway, she strikes up shipboard flirtations with a Polish nobleman (Albert...

Obsession | 1949 | Robert Newton, Sally Gray

Robert Newton is the jealous husband who traps the man he suspects of being his wife’s lover in an abandoned cellar. As he waits for the right moment to bump him off and makes macabre plans to dispose of the body with acid, the dynamics...

Brighton Rock | 1947 | Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh

Brighton Rock takes the US noir thriller formula and blends it with a striking vision of the British seaside town in the 1930s. This isn’t the place of innocent days out, but rather "another Brighton of dark alleyways and festering slums...

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...

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...

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