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(1953) When their grandfather refuses to buy them a pet dog, two orphaned brothers decide to 'adopt' an abandoned baby that they find in the woods.An exceptional children's movie from the 1950s about two orphaned brothers who, starved of affection, adopt an abandoned baby as their pet
The Kidnappers Two children find a baby girl abandoned in the woods and keep her as a pet. It's hard to imagine a more provocative premise for a film in this day and age. But The Kidnappers was made back in 1953 when a finger of fudge was full of Cadbury goodness, and juvenile delinquents were kids who played a bit too hard at conkers. Set in 1904, Philip Leacock's lauded family drama is precisely about youthful innocence in a bygone age.
(1959) A British army officer leads a dangerous mission to Amsterdam in 1940 to prevent valuable industrial diamonds falling to the Germans.Stark WWII adventure dramatising a real Whitehall-backed operation to smuggle industrial diamonds out of Amsterdam before the advancing Nazis overrun the city. Starring Peter Finch and Eva Bartok
In May 1940 the Nazis were closing in on Amsterdam. Some of the Dutch troops had already given up the ghost and sided with the Germans. Refugees scrambled towards the docks. For the Jewish population of the city's diamond quarter, the fearful anticipation must have been horrific. A matter of hours before Amsterdam was expected to fall, an Anglo-Dutch mission was smuggled into the quarter on orders to return to Blighty with as many industrial diamonds as possible. Invaluable in the manufacture of arms, it was vital that they were not left for the Germans. First, however, the dealers had to be persuaded to open their vaults.
(1955) Intelligent western set in Wyoming in 1887, in which surveyor Robert Wagner falls for Cheyenne Indian Debra Paget and helps avert a massacre.Intelligent western set in Wyoming in 1887 where surveyor Robert Wagner falls for Cheyenne Indian Debra Paget and helps avert a massacre.
Save The Last Dance
(2001) Director Thomas Carter comes up trumps with a 24-carat feel-gooder: Dirty Dancing revisited as an interracial teen flick.Dirty Dancing revisited as interracial teen flick. A middle-class white girl from the suburbs dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. But first she must learn how to be black
A smash hit in the States, where it spent two consecutive weeks at the top of the box office charts, Save The Last Dance is a Romeo and Juliet-style romance in which two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks are united by their passion for dance.
(1994) Tom Hanks stars as the eponymous Gump, an idiot-savant present at all the memorable events of recent US history, from Vietnam to Watergate.Tom Hanks is the heroic dunce living through America's recent history in Robert Zemeckis' multi-Oscar winning comedy-drama. Top-notch performances and some impressive visual trickery contribute to one of the populist triumphs of the 90s
Forrest Gump Few mainstream movies of the 90s polarised opinion more effectively than this. Although a winner of six Oscars and nominated for half-a-dozen more, for many it's a schmaltzy tribute to a mythical American dream. For others it's a film dedicated to the triumph of innocence over cynicism. Whichever side you're on, there's no denying director Zemeckis' achievement, and it's a hard heart that resists the child-like charm of Tom Hanks' dopey hero.
Gregory's Two Girls
(1998) Bill Forsyth's likeable sequel to Gregory's Girl picks up the action 20 years on.Likeable sequel to the classic 1980s romantic comedy, Gregory's Girl
Gregory's Two Girls Twenty years after his teenage crush on a football-mad schoolgirl in the classic romantic comedy, John Gordon Sincalir (Gregory) is back at his old school, teaching English. His real classroom passion however, is politics or rather, political injustice and the abuse of human rights.
The Naked Man
(1998) The story of the friendly neighbourhood chiropractor who by night dons a full-body leotard illustrated with human organs.Mild mannered chiropractor by day, avenging professional wrestler by night! Weird enough for ya?
You would expect a film co-written by one half of the Coen brothers to be what surburban parents call "different" and 1950s hep-cats labelled "out there" and Naked Man is certainly that. It tells the story of the friendly neighbourhood chiropractor, Dr Edward Blis Jr (Rapaport), who by night dons a full-body leotard illustrated with human organs and preaches the gospel of good spinal health via the sport of wrestling. All is fine - if slightly odd - in the good doctor's world until an evil pharmaceutical tycoon (Jeter) and his Elvis lookalike sidekick tries to destroy his father's drugstore. Our hero then spends the rest of the movie in revenge mode, chasing the villains, maiming anyone who stands in his way.