85 movies

Odd Man Out

April 23, 1947

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman (James Mason) wounded in a daring robbery.

Brighton Rock

November 7, 1951

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

The Blue Lamp

June 1, 1950

P.C. George Dixon (Warner) a long-serving traditional "copper" who is due to retire shortly, takes a new recruit, Andy Mitchell (Hanley), under his aegis, introducing him to the easy-going night beat. Dixon is a classic Ealing 'ordinary' hero, but also anachronistic, unprepared and unable to answer the violence of Tom Riley (Bogarde). Called to the scene of a robbery at a local cinema, Dixon finds himself face-to-face with Riley, a desperate youth armed with a revolver. Dixon initially tries to talk Riley into surrendering the weapon, but Riley panics and fires. Dixon walks to his own death almost uncomprehending. Dixon is taken to hospital, but dies some hours later. The ending is another Ealing quirk, with ordinary decent society, including 'professional' criminals used to violence, banding together to track down and catch the murderer, who is trapped in the crowd at White City greyhound track in west London. To Andy Mitchell falls the honour of arresting Riley.

The October Man

August 28, 1947

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash , is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.

The Man Between

November 18, 1953

"The Man Between" is a 1953 British thriller film directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef and Geoffrey Toone. A British woman on a visit to post-war Berlin is caught up in an espionage ring smuggling secrets into and out of the Eastern Bloc.

Corridor of Mirrors

July 24, 1948

A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Cast a Dark Shadow

November 27, 1957

Edward "Teddy" Bare killed his first wife (making it look like an accident) hoping to claim her inheritance, only to discover she didn't have one. When another chance presents itself Bare plans to kill his next wife. But murder second time round is a bit more difficult.

Footsteps in the Fog

September 14, 1955

A Victorian-era murder mystery about a parlour maid that discovers that her employer may have killed his first wife.

Robbery

August 1, 1967

A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.

Yield to the Night

November 18, 1956

A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her. However, she snaps when she finds out that he too is cheating on her.

The Marker

June 25, 2017

Noir thriller about a criminal seeking redemption by tracking down the daughter of the woman he killed. Along the way he is haunted by his guilt in the guise of the woman's ghost.

The Clouded Yellow

November 12, 1951

After leaving the British Secret Service, David Somers (played by Trevor Howard) finds work cataloging butterflies at the country house of Nicholas and Jess Fenton. After the murder of a local gamekeeper, suspicion (wrongfully) falls on their niece, Sophie Malraux (Jean Simmons). Somers helps Sophie to escape arrest and they go on the run together. After a cross-country chase they arrive at a coastal city with the intention of leaving the country by ship. All's well that ends well after the true identity of the murderer is revealed.

Daybreak

May 18, 1948

A mysterious barber hides a secret identity that eventually leads to tragedy.

Nowhere to Go

March 11, 1959

A professional thief is sprung from prison with the assistance of a new partner who what's to know where he's hid his loot.

Hell Drivers

July 23, 1957

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.

Filmed in England but set in New York, No Orchids For Miss Blandish tells of a sheltered heiress (Linden Travers) who is abducted on her wedding night by a trio of cheap hoods, in what starts out as a jewel robbery and turns into a kidnapping/murder when one of them (Richard Nielson) kills the bridegroom. More mayhem ensues as the three kidnappers soon end up dead.

Escape

July 30, 1948

Escape is a thriller about a World War II vet who goes to prison for murder and then escapes. He meets a woman who tries to get him to surrender.

The Limping Man

December 11, 1953

An American (Lloyd Bridges) returns to his London lover (Moira Lister) and joins the search for a limping sniper.

A meek teller thinks he's killed his boss. He flees with a box of cash hoping for a new life with his younger mistress.

They Made Me a Fugitive

June 24, 1947

After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.