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1. The Great Escape (1963)
Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.
4. Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
Approved | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.
5. Went the Day Well? (1942)
Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.
6. The Vikings (1958)
116 min | Action, Adventure
Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria ... See full summary »
8. King Rat (1965)
Approved | 134 min | War, Drama
A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.
9. The Big Sleep (1978)
R | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise. Philip Marlowe is asked by the elderly (and near death) General Sternwood to ... See full summary »
10. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
146 min | Adventure, Drama, History
An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has ... See full summary »
12. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
60 min | Drama
Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.
13. In Which We Serve (1942)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War
This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.
14. Third Man on the Mountain (1959)
Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.
15. Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
At a British Regimental party in Colonial India the widow of Captain Scarlett is assaulted in the garden and she accuses one of the newly arrived junior lieutenants of the crime.
16. The Way Ahead (1944)
91 min | War, Drama
A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »
17. Hannibal Brooks (1969)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Adventure, War
A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.
18. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
82 min | Action, Drama, War
When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.
19. Beau Brummell (1954)
Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama
In 19th century England, captain George Brummell is an upper-class dandy. He has to leave the army after having insulted the crown prince. This gives him the opportunity to start a smear ... See full summary »
20. The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Drama
The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for ... See full summary »
21. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »
22. Suspicion (1957–1958)
60 min | Drama
The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »
23. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy
Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »
24. David Copperfield (1969 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.
25. The Jokers (1967)
94 min | Comedy, Crime
Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford play two brothers who are always trying to find some way to succeed with cleverness rather than simple drudgery. Crawford is constantly living in his ... See full summary »
26. The Pickwick Papers (1952)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »
28. Glory at Sea (1952)
100 min | Adventure, Drama, War
The captain of a old destroyer in 1940 struggles with his crew as well as the Nazis.
30. Edward, My Son (1949)
112 min | Drama
Arnold Boult is determined to make his son a success at all costs. He commits arson, causes two suicides, and bribes people. His wife, unable to leave him, becomes alcoholic and dies. His ... See full summary »
31. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway
32. San Demetrio London (1943)
104 min | Adventure, Drama
The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms ... See full summary »
34. Cage of Gold (1950)
83 min | Crime, Drama
A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.
36. The Gay Lady (1949)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
In the 1890s Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all and seeks to ... See full summary »
37. Project M7 (1953)
86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly. On the day of the test flight, one of the scientists dies in ... See full summary »
38. The Hideout (1948)
67 min | Thriller
A husband and wife stop to help two men in a car crash only to find they are criminals on the run.
40. White Corridors (1951)
102 min | Drama
The scene is Yeoman's Hospital, set in the English Midlands, soon after the NHS was founded. Sophie Dean, a young and gifted surgeon, is torn between her love for pathologist Dr Neil ... See full summary »
42. Destiny of a Spy (1969 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
A veteran Russian spy is brought out of retirement to be sent to the West to do an important sabotage job. However, he finds himself falling in love with an attractive British double agent.
43. Alibi (1942)
66 min | Crime, Mystery
A bar hostess (Lockwood) is used by a killer to obtain an alibi.
Writers: Marcel Achard, Roy Carter, Jacques Companéez, Brian Desmond Hurst, Herbert Juttke, Lesley Storm | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Sinclair, James Mason, Raymond Lovell
44. Broken Journey (1948)
89 min | Drama
A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, ... See full summary »
45. Saint Joan (1967 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Drama
A television adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play about the life, battles and subsequent trial of Joan of Arc, based on the kept records from her trial.