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Indian Fighter, TheIndian Fighter, The (1955)
Dir. Andre De Toth
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau
Douglas plays a grizzled scout who must negotiate his way through hostile Indian territory on behalf of a wagon–train. Falling in love with a…
Kentuckian, TheKentuckian, The (1955)
Dir. Burt Lancaster
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Dianne Foster, Diana Lynn
Western directed by and starring Burt Lancaster, an adaptation of the novel The Gabriel Horn by Felix Holt. Beautifully shot in Kentucky and…
Bigger Than LifeBigger Than Life (1956) Aro Favourite
Dir. Nicholas Ray
Feat. James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau
Enormously potent, landmark melodrama is also a career high for James Mason: he plays a suburban family man struck down with a rare heart disease,…
Face in the Crowd, AFace in the Crowd, A (1957) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau
Pungent social commentary on American mass culture outlays the rags–to–riches trajectory of a hick nobody (Griffith) whose rapid rise to…
Ride a Crooked TrailRide a Crooked Trail (1958)
Dir. Jesse Hibbs
Feat. Audie Murphy, Gia Scala, Walter Matthau
Routine western with Murphy as a bank robber mistaken for a famed U.S Marshall and going along with the ruse. Some nice comedic touches and location…
Strangers When We MeetStrangers When We Meet (1960)
Dir. Richard Quine
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs
Romantic drama adapted by Evan Hunter from his novel of the same name, about two married neighbours who have an affair. Kirk Douglas plays the…
Lonely Are The BraveLonely Are The Brave (1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Miller
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau
Kirk Douglas is on top form in this Dalton Trumbo–penned 'psychological' Western, playing an anti–establishment cowboy who purposefully…
Who's Got The Action?Who's Got The Action? (1962)
Dir. Daniel Mann
Feat. Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert
Comedy drama with Dean Martin playing a lawyer with a bad gambling habit whose behaviour concerns both his wife and his law partner.
Fail SafeFail Safe (1964)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman
Henry Fonda plays the American president struggling to avert an imminent nuclear holocaust, due to a computer malfunction. A nailbiting Cold War…
MirageMirage (1965)
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau
An excellent example of the Hitchcockian thriller with Peck an amnesiac caught up in the murder of a philanthropist.

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