1962

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1.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
2.
Antoine and Colette (1962 Short Film)
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This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty, all five segments on the theme of first adult love... (32 mins.)
“ A fantastic short film and Jean-Pierre Leaud at his most adorable ” - maddox-richard
 
3.
Il Sorpasso (1962)
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An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries. (105 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
4.
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
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Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl. (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
5.
Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
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In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions. (85 mins.)
Director: Albert Zugsmith
 
6.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
7.
Ride the High Country (1962)
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
8.
Lolita (1962)
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (152 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
9.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
10.
Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
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A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned... (90 mins.)
Director: Sidney Hayers
 
11.
Love at Twenty (1962)
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"Love at Twenty" unites five directors from around the world to present their different perspectives on what love really is at the age of 20... (120 mins.)
 
12.
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
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The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano. (123 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
13.
Le Doulos (1963)
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Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in... (108 mins.)
 
14.
The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962)
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The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself. (83 mins.)
Director: Karel Zeman
 
15.
Nakayama shichiri (1962)
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Masakichi was a troublemaker until he found a right girl to marry. Unfortunately, his happiness is short-lived - she kills herself after being raped. (87 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Ikehiro
 
16.
Mafioso (1962)
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When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation. (105 mins.)
 
17.
Family Portrait (1962)
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1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi... (115 mins.)
Director: Valerio Zurlini
 
18.
Vive le tour (1962 Documentary)
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Chronicals the cyclists of the Tour de France and their daily trails along the race. (18 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Jean Bobet
 
19.
Being Two Isn't Easy (1962)
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The trials, tribulations, and joys of raising a child. The film follows the everyday events of a family with one boy... (88 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
20.
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (1962)
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The hero and heroine want to popularize a trad jazz in their town. Some older people feel displeased about a trad jazz... (78 mins.)
Director: Dick Lester
 
21.
Smog (1962)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Franco Rossi
 
22.
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
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The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
23.
Zoku Zatôichi monogatari (1962)
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The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, learns of a powerful political figure's secret and is quickly tailed by a group of killers. (72 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
 
24.
Jigsaw (1962)
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A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks... (107 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
25.
47 Samurai (1962)
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor. (207 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
26.
The Connection (1961)
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A director tries to film a group of junkies in Leach's room while they are waiting for Cowboy to bring their heroin connection. (110 mins.)
Director: Shirley Clarke
 
27.
Only Two Can Play (1962)
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John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller... (106 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
28.
How the West Was Won (1962)
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
29.
The Four Days of Naples (1962)
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The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war... (116 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
30.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
31.
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
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Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother... (174 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
32.
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
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Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor. (90 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
33.
Some People (1962)
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Four teen-aged layabouts are persuaded to form rock group to keep them out of trouble. (93 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
34.
Cash on Demand (1961)
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A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds. (84 mins.)
 
35.
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)
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The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One... (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
 
36.
Arsène Lupin contre Arsène Lupin (1962)
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André Laroche, an industrialist, has just passed away. Face to his grave, as he is being buried, Anne de Vierne... (90 mins.)
 
37.
Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern (1962)
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A woman arrives at a lonely mansion and finds herself mixed up with a lunatic who has built his own torture chamber, which is already crowded with victims - and he plans to make her his next one. (96 mins.)
Director: Alfred Vohrer
 
38.
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
39.
A Monkey in Winter (1962)
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Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did... (105 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
40.
Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
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Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga... (104 mins.)
Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
 
41.
The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
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Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face... (90 mins.)
Director: Jesús Franco
 
42.
Night Creatures (1962)
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In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms. (82 mins.)
 
43.
The 300 Spartans (1962)
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A small army of Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian army. (114 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
44.
The Twelve Chairs (1962)
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When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all... (94 mins.)
Director: Tomás G. Alea
 
45.
Hatari! (1962)
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways. (157 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
46.
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary. (107 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
47.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
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A juvenile offender impresses the reform school Governor with running abilities. He is in turn given special privileges to encourage him to win a race against the local public school, but he is therefore teased his fellow rebellious peers. (104 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
48.
The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962)
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In their first cinematic adventure, Apache chief Winnetou and mountain man Old Shatterhand pursue a gang of murderous outlaws who will stop at nothing to find the legendary treasure of Silver Lake. (111 mins.)
Director: Harald Reinl
 
49.
All Night Long (1962)
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The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best Jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charlie Mingus. (91 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
50.
Pitfall (1962)
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A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls. (97 mins.)
 
51.
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
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Small squad must hold off German attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
52.
Love on a Pillow (1962)
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A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him. (102 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
 
53.
Operation Snatch (1962)
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Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it... (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
54.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
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A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive. (93 mins.)
Director: Ray Milland
 
55.
The Inn on the River (1962)
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A serial killer named The Shark is terrorizing London by killing his victims with a speargun and then... (92 mins.)
Director: Alfred Vohrer
 
56.
Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
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A farmboy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard. (94 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
57.
Taras Bulba (1962)
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A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable... (122 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
58.
A Bagful of Fleas (1962 Short Film)
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(43 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
59.
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962 Short Film)
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During the Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home. (28 mins.)
Director: Robert Enrico
 
60.
Story of One Crime (1962 Short Film)
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The man decides to kill the neighbors because they prevent him from sleeping. (20 mins.)
Director: F. Khitruk
 
61.
Monitor (1958 TV Series)
Episode: Elgar (1962)
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A partly dramatised account of the life of Sir Edward Elgar classical composer. Huw Wheldon narrates...
 
62.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: To Serve Man (1962)
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An alien race comes to earth, promising peace and sharing technology. A linguist and his team set out to translate the alien's language, using a book whose title they deduce is "To Serve Man". (51 mins.)
 
63.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways. (30 mins.)
 
64.
The Avengers (1961 TV Series)
Episode: Mr. Teddy Bear (1962)
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One-Ten is convinced that the man is murdered while being interviewed on a live television show was... (60 mins.)
 
65.
Wet Hare (1962 Short Film)
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Blacque Jacque Shellacque dams the river and plans to charge everyone a fortune for water, but not if Bugs Bunny has anything to say about it. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
66.
Ivor the Engine (1959 TV Series)
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A black and white series about a small steam engine on an old-fashioned railway in Wales, and the characters he encounters. (10 mins.)
 
67.
Kybernetická babicka (1962 Short Film)
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Trnka's sci-fi vision of the future in which machines and robots try to substitute themselves into the most beautiful human relationships... (29 mins.)
Director: Jirí Trnka
 
68.
A Sheep in the Deep (1962 Short Film)
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Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog punch into work, with Sam guarding a flock of sheep against Ralph's attempts to snatch some mutton for dinner... (6 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
69.
Now Hear This (1962 Short Film)
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In this very abstract cartoon, a hard-of-hearing old Britisher finds a red horn and uses it as a megaphone... (6 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
70.
Kiru (1962)
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A samurai seeks revenge and redemption after his family is executed by a rival clan. (71 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
71.
Mondo cane (1962 Documentary)
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A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence. (108 mins.)
 
72.
The Suitor (1962)
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Pierre is a shy man whose sole focus in life is studying astrology in solitude, which is often difficult... (83 mins.)
Director: Pierre Étaix
 
73.
Don't Talk to Strange Men (1962)
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An innocent girl is "groomed" over the telephone, and nearly becomes the victim of the attacker only to put her younger sisters life in grave danger. (65 mins.)
Director: Pat Jackson
 
74.
Carry on Cruising (1962)
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Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice... (89 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
 
75.
Thriller (1960 TV Series)
Episode: La Strega (1962)
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Three men try to drown a young woman, fearing she's a witch. A wandering painter pulls her from the river... (50 mins.)