Most Popular Titles With Alan Gifford
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
4. Ragtime (1981)
PG | 155 min | Drama
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
7. Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)
45 min | Comedy
Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »
8. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »
10. Secret Agent (1964–1966)
49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now... See full summary »
11. Phase IV (1974)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »
12. The Champions (1968–1969)
60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »
13. Crossroads (1964–1988)
30 min | Drama
The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.
14. The Final Option (1982)
R | 125 min | Action, Thriller
A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the ... See full summary »
15. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)
50 min | Drama
Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »
16. A King in New York (1957)
G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.
17. The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.
18. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)
30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »
19. Danger Man (1960–1962)
24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »
20. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »
21. Dark of the Sun (1968)
Approved | 100 min | War, Adventure, Drama
A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.
23. Isadora (1968)
M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »
24. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.
25. The Magic Box (1951)
Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama
The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera.
26. The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)
PG | 98 min | Western
A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.
27. The Monsters (1962– )
50 min | Sci-Fi
Zoologist John Brent & his wife Felicity, honeymooning in a small lakeside Northern England village, get involved in the mysterious death of a government agent, possibly caused by strange ... See full summary »
28. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.
29. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
60 min | Crime
Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »
31. Arrivederci, Baby! (1966)
Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime
Nick tries to kill his wife to get her money, but when learning of this, she plans the same for him!
32. Town Without Pity (1961)
Approved | 105 min | Drama
Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett.
33. Somerset (1970–1976)
Somerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years ... See full summary »
34. Carry on Cowboy (1965)
93 min | Comedy, Western
Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...
35. The Iron Petticoat (1956)
87 min | Comedy
Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her... See full summary »
37. Paris Holiday (1958)
103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Comedian Bob Hunter is aided by his French counterpart Fernydel and two beautiful blondes when he is targeted for death by a powerful European counterfeiting ring.
38. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
75 min | Drama
Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »
39. Time Lock (1957)
73 min | Thriller
A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than 10 hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.
42. Screaming Mimi (1958)
79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr. Greenwood a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and ... See full summary »
44. Brainwashed (1960)
102 min | Drama
In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »
45. Let's Make Up (1954)
72 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
A young actress must decide which of two lovers will be her husband. She daydreams about each one to help her decide.
46. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )
30 min | Mystery
Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.
47. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
50 min | Crime, Drama
1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.
49. Hour of Decision (1957)
81 min | Mystery
An American journalist solves the mystery of an unpleasant columnist's murder and clears his own wife, one of the many suspects.
50. Across the Bridge (1957)
103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On the run from the US police after being charged with embezzlement, a billionaire attempts to flee to Mexico by stealing the identity of a stranger. However, his life is made much more ... See full summary »