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Epic but somewhat vague biopic of Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi from Richard Attenborough. Ben Kingsley gives a career best performance in the central...

David Attenborough's efficient workmanlike adaptation of the hugely popular Broadway musical works surprisingly well transferred to the big screen. Douglas is excellent as the...

Laurence Olivier and Leslie Howard star in this surprisingly subtle and undeniably entertaining Second World War propaganda film. Sponsored by the Ministry of Information...

Twelve nameless men retire to the jury room after hearing the case of a young Spanish-American man accused of murdering his father. Most believe...

John Huston's wayward talent seldom lacked energy. He takes this theatrical thriller set in a hotel in the Florida Keys by the scruff of...

Double Indemnity is film noir at its blackest with director-screenwriter Wilder's heady cocktail of corruption, and deceit. Barbara Stanwyck is ice-cold as Phyllis Dietrichson,...

Ridley Scott revives the Roman epic with computer generated imagery and a mighty performance from Russell Crowe. Not to mention the last stand of...

Heavyweight crime drama that has Bogey and Robinson squaring up to each other as rival boxing promoters who are at loggerheads both in and...

The crucial event in this 1850s-set melodrama is the insistence of Jezebel (Davis) on attending the debutante ball in a flame-red dress when all...

Labourer John Gregson, unable to get a job on a farm, is lured by high wages into working in the Belfast shipyards. There, high...

An abiding public affection for war stories is both a testament to Britain's nostalgia for its 'finest hour' and a tribute to the middle-weight...

Fondly remembered as a Sunday TV fixture, this World War II yarn about the crew of an army ambulance stuck in the desert achieves...

Humphrey Bogart is the prime suspect in a murder enquiry in this brooding, stylish and desparingly cynical movie industry drama. As compelling now as...

Inspired by Pierre Boulle's novel, this quality sci-fi is given profound power by its central metaphor of apes personifying human cruelty. Charlton Heston at...

This Kingsley Amis adaptation goes more for flat-out laughs than the satire we associate with. Nevertheless, it works just fine. Peter Sellers stars as...

Introducing PC George Dixon (Jack Warner), charged with showing new boy Andy Mitchell (Hanley) the ropes. There is helping old ladies and giving directions,...

Kenneth More's undeniable talent was underrated, probably because he always seemed to be enjoying himself so much. He made modest-budget social drama The Comedy...

On paper Millions Like Us and its origins sound dry. Not so, since there is an understated warmheartedness which makes it one of the...

Bing Crosby gets both the girl and the chance to sing 'White Christmas' in entertaining Hollywood musical classic Holiday Inn. But Fred Astaire gets...

Girl with Green Eyes is an impressive debut from director Davis, with Tushingham excellent as the gauche country girl who is seduced by city...

Producer David O Selznick's massively ambitious attempt to outdo Gone With The Wind is a beautiful, gaudy, big-budget feast The western gets the Selznick...

Dark Victory is a classic bit of soap opera film, with Bette Davis turning in a remarkable, Oscar-nominate performance (and eventually losing to Gone...

Humphrey Bogart is a man on the run and Lauren Bacall his saviour in this tense and stylishly atmospheric film noir thriller Dark Passage...

Wartime drama following the fortunes of a group of Norwegian townspeople gradually galvanising their resistance to the occupying Nazis. Starring Errol Flynn as the...

Vintage British crime thriller, featuring a chilling turn from Richard Attenborough as a brutal teenage racketeer Brighton Rock takes the US noir thriller formula...