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Beachcomber, TheBeachcomber, The (1954)
Dir. Muriel Box
Feat. Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden
Entertaining and deeply silly romantic yarn with prim missionary Johns falling for slovenly Newton as they team up to fight a cholera outbreak on a…
Tale of Two Cities, ATale of Two Cities, A (1958)
Dir. Ralph Thomas
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence
An intrepid Dirk Bogarde negotiates the rough and tumble of the French Revolution, in this, the version most faithful to the Charles Dickens novel.…
Twilight Zone, The (Original TV Series)Twilight Zone, The (Original TV Series) (1959-1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Robert Parrish, Jack Smight, John Brahm
Feat. Agnes Moorehead, Ed Wynn, Jack Warden
Iconic and influential cult TV series with self–contained episodes telling sci–fi tinged tales of the unexpected and mysterious,…
ManiaMania (The Flesh and the Fiends) (1959)
Dir. John Gilling
Feat. Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, George Rose
An old–fashioned but sometimes ghoulishly nasty horror film in which an experimenting doctor in Edinburgh must harvest fresh corpses to…
Circus of HorrorsCircus of Horrors (1960)
Dir. Sidney Hayers
Feat. Anton Diffring, Donald Pleasence, Jane Hylton
After horribly botching a face–job, plastic surgeon Anton Diffring hides out in a travelling circus with some of his 'beauties', who begin to…
Sons and LoversSons and Lovers (1960)
Dir. Jack Cardiff
Feat. Dean Stockwell, Trevor Howard, Dame Wendy Hiller
Richly photographed rendition of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel, in which the son of a coal–miner (Stockwell) struggles to find his path in the…
No Love for JohnnieNo Love for Johnnie (1961)
Dir. Ralph Thomas
Feat. Peter Finch, Stanley Holloway, Donald Pleasence
Peter Finch excels as a British MP whose desire for career advancement threatens his personal life.
Dr. CrippenDr. Crippen (1962)
Dir. Robert Lynn
Feat. Donald Pleasence, Coral Browne, Samantha Eggar
This well paced drama centered around Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen's murder of his wife was originally billed as a horror, but is actually a rather…
Great Escape, TheGreat Escape, The (1963) Recommended
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
McQueen heads a star–studded international cast in this superb drama based on a true account of an escape from a German POW camp by a group of…
Outer Limits, The (TV Series)Outer Limits, The (TV Series) (1963-1964) Recommended
Dir. Byron Haskin, Laslo Benedek, Various.
Feat. Cliff Robertson, Martin Landau, Shirley Knight
Seminal TV series that explored the universal themes of time, space and humankind. Twelve hour–long episodes contained on four volumes, with…

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