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.

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.

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.

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.

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

October 30, 1948

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that the killing was an accident.

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.

The Criminal

June 6, 1962

When a robbery at a racetrack goes wrong ex-con Johnny Bannion is caught and sent back to prison. He won't tell the rest of the gang where he has stashed the loot leading to violent consequences.

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 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.

The Long Memory

July 25, 1953

1953 British noir thriller, starring John Mills. An innocent man is released from prison after 12 years and tracks down the witnesses who lied about him in court. Based on a 1951 novel by Howard Clewes.

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.

Daybreak

May 18, 1948

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

Dear Murderer

May 7, 1948

When a man discovers his wife is having an affair, he commits the perfect crime.

Obsession

August 3, 1949

Dr. Clive Riordan's beautiful-but-flirty wife, "Storm", comes home one night in the company of an American diplomat, Bill Kronin. Riordan, obsessed with jealousy, determines to murder his most recent rival and plans, as only a psychiatrist would, to not only kill bill, but to commit the perfect crime in the process.

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.

The Sleeping Tiger

October 5, 1954

A petty thief breaks into the home of a psychiatrist and gets caught in a web of a doctor who wishes to experiment on him and a doctor's wife who wishes to seduce him.

The Flanagan Boy

April 10, 1953

Johnny Flanagan did not have the privileges of a good education or wealthy background but the streets developed his natural talent to be a great fighter. His enormous potential to reach the top is born out of a string of spectacular successes. All of which is brought to a halt when he develops a physical relationship with his manager's wife, the beautiful but manipulative Lorna. His naive temperament is no match for her callous, dispassionate scheming and he unwittingly becomes a pawn in Lorna's ultimate plan... .to murder her husband.

Blind Date

August 1, 1959

Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacqueline Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens sceptically to the dazed denials of Van Rooyer as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened, and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose names must be kept out of the case.

Chase a Crooked Shadow

January 21, 1958

Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958) is a suspense film in which a woman has trouble convincing anybody that a complete stranger has taken her dead brother's identity. It stars Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, and Herbert Lom as a policeman.

The Last Page

January 25, 1952

A married bookstore owner is blackmailed after he makes a pass at his new sexy blonde clerk.