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USA, col, 93 mins, 1954, Fox

Starring John Derek, Elaine Stewart, Thomas Gomez Full of rip-roaring thrills, witty comedy, and outstanding action set-pieces. This classic adventure for all the family portrays the rags-to-riches’ escapades of the loveable rogue Hajji Baba, a young fortune-hunter mistaken for a royal escort who seduces the beautiful Princess Fawzia due to his daring feats of courage.

BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF Directed by Robert D. Webb

USA, col, 102 mins, 1953, Fox

Starring Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland A family of divers find themselves in a violent rivalry off the Gulf Coast of Florida. This rivalry becomes more complex due to a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ relationship between the two young teenagers in each family. The film’s cinematography is outstanding, and the underwater Technicolor sections are incredible, with a superb Bernard Herrmann score “Beneath the 12-Mile Reef” looks and sounds fantastic in this digital encode.

THE BLACK SWAN Directed by Henry King

USA, col, 87 mins, 1942, Fox

Starring Tyrone Power, Maureen O’Hara, Laird Cregar When a notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers.

DIE HARD Directed by John McTiernan

USA, col, 131 mins, 1988, Fox

Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia Willis is excellent in this film which made him an overnight star and reinvented the genre. A cop must stop terrorists robbing a finance office in LA when visiting his family at Christmas. Not a second is wasted in this masterpiece, it’s constantly gripping, highly exciting, packed with outstanding action sequences and the cast are uniformly excellent, especially Alan Rickman. 4K Available

DIE HARD 2 Directed by Renny Harlin

USA, col, 124 mins, 1990, Fox

Starring Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia In the second part of the most exciting action series of the 90s, again set at Christmas, Willis must stop a group of terrorists holding an airport to ransom. Expect bigger explosions, greater action set-pieces and a higher body count, in this enjoyable and over-the-top sequel.


DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE Directed by John McTiernan

USA, col, 131 mins, 1995, Fox

Starring Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson The third ‘Die Hard’ film is gritty and darker, as a burnt-out McClane must stop a terrorist who is setting off a series of large explosions, which is a ruse to distract from a billion dollar bank job. The frantic pace of the film is breath-taking, the set-pieces are jaw dropping, and the pairing of Willis and Jackson is fantastic.

GARDEN OF EVIL Directed by Henry Hathaway

USA, col, 100 mins, 1954, Fox

Starring Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark A stunning adventure with beautiful cinematography and a great Bernard Herrmann score. Three Americans heading to the California gold fields are offered the job of following a young woman deep into danger-fraught mountains to rescue her husband.

THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE Directed by Ronald Neame

USA, col, 117 mins, 1972, Fox

Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters Iconic disaster movie about a capsized luxury liner as the trapped all-star cast have to find their way to safety. The film is packed with great over-thetop action sequences and full of Oscar-winning special effects. This hugely entertaining film ushered in the hugely popular disaster genre of the 70s.

ROMANCING THE STONE Directed by Robert Zemeckis

USA, col, 106 mins, 1984, Fox

Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito Douglas and Turner are fantastic as the mismatched lovers in this immensely entertaining homage to 40s adventure films and ‘screwball’ comedies. A romance novelist tries to rescue her kidnapped sister in Colombia and is thrown together with an obnoxious headstrong hero, not unlike the hero from her best selling series of books.

SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL Directed by Jan De Bont

USA, col, 121 mins, 1997, Fox

Starring Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe In this ‘Speed’ sequel, while enjoying a peaceful cruise in the Caribbean with her new lover, Bullock finds herself in danger again when the ship is hijacked by a terrorist. Bigger in scale with more explosive action and high drama, this nailing-biting sequel is a fast-paced thrill-ride.


TITANIC (1953) Directed by Jean Negulesco

USA, col, 98 mins, 1953, Fox

Starring Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner A gripping re-enactment of the 1912 sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ luxury liner The Titanic. The film has superb model effects and the excellent Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch script foreground’s domestic disputes aboard, which are then resolved by the disaster that strikes the vessel.



9 TO 5 Directed by Colin Higgins

USA, col, 110 mins, 1980, Fox

Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton This great comedy is full of black humour, as three female co-workers band together to seek revenge on their sleazy, sexist boss. This gem features excellent performances from the cast, inventive moments of fantasy and dark moments of comic retribution, as well as the iconic soundtrack by star Dolly Parton.

BIG Directed by Penny Marshall

USA, col, 104 mins, 1988, Fox

Starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia Fantastic comedy adventure and breakthrough role for Tom Hanks as a boy who wishes to be older at a magic wish machine, wakes up the next morning to find himself in an adult body.

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BREAKING AWAY Directed by Peter Yates

USA, col, 101 mins, 1979, Fox

Starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern Peter Yates’ Oscar-winning film is a heart-warming coming-of-age story. Funny, moving and inspiring, ‘Breaking Away’ is one of the most cherished, feel good sports films ever made. The Tour de France celebrates is centenary in 2013 – a perfect time to screen ‘Breaking Away.’

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui

USA, col, 86 mins, 1992, Fox

Starring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens The film which the successful TV series was based upon is a fun and highly enjoyable comedy. A cheerleader is the envy of her whole school until she becomes the Slayer – Earth’s chosen warrior to defeat the hordes of evil. Similar to ‘Clueless’, the film uses a lot of 90s cultural references in it’s ironic humour. Also features early performances from Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank and Seth Green.

BUS STOP Directed by Joshua Logan

USA, col, 96 mins, 1956, Fox

Starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Betty Field This engaging, light hearted, sexy comedy, is highly enjoyable due to Monroe’s outstanding performance, which displays convincing proof of her great acting skills. A simple minded cowboy falls in love with a cafe singer, and decides to make her his wife, by kidnapping her.


COCOON Directed by Ron Howard

USA, col, 117 mins, 1985, Fox

Starring Don Ameche, Jessica Tandy, Steve Guttenberg The residents of a Florida rest home discover the fountain of youth courtesy of some visiting aliens. Ron Howard delivers a gentle heart-warming comedy for all the family, full of joie de vivre, which features great performances from the ensemble cast, particularly Don Ameche.

THE DESK SET Directed by Walter Lang

USA, col, 103 mins, 1957, Fox

Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young Classic screwball comedy in which two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerisation of a TV network’s office. Hepburn and Tracy make an amazing pairing as their battle of wit’s masks the burgeoning attraction between them.

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE Directed by Jean Negulesco

USA, col, 96 mins, 1953, Fox

Starring Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable In this excellent comedy, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, are all fantastic as three models of modest means who pose as women of wealth in a scheme to snare rich husbands. This playful comedy is a witty satire about love, desire and material possessions.

M*A*S*H* Directed by Robert Altman

USA, col, 116 mins, 1970, Fox

Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt Altman’s most commercial film is widely considered to be one of the best comedies ever made, which focusses on the madcap antics of a group of surgeons degrading U.S. military bureaucracy. The performances are outstanding and the Oscar-winning script is fantastic, with the laughs coming thick and fast. M*A*S*H* later became a beloved TV series.

OH, MEN! OH, WOMEN! Directed by Nunnally Johnson

USA, col, 90 mins, 1957, Fox

Starring Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Dan Dailey In this very entertaining comedy, a debonair shrink finds both his personal and professional life in a spin when he learns from a patient that his fiancée is having an affair. Writer/director Johnson’s jolly farce is a great light comedy, which is anchored by Niven’s elegant and outstanding comic timing.


PORKY’S Directed by Bob Clark

Can/USA, col, 94 mins, 1982, Fox

Starring Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight This hilarious, raunchy comedy hit, which was a huge influence on the ‘American Pie’ series, takes an unblushing look at teenage adolescence in the 50s. Six teens are desperate to find sexual satisfaction at a notorious strip joint, when thrown out by the owners, they plot a revenge that is truly unforgettable.

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE Directed by Ronald Neame

UK, col, 116 mins, 1969, Fox

Starring Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens Maggie Smith’s Oscar-winning tour-de-force performance as a schoolteacher slipping into spinsterhood is one of the several notable achievements in this sentimental and macabre comedy.

A PRIVATE’S AFFAIR Directed by Raoul Walsh

USA, col, 93 mins, 1959, Fox

Starring Sal Mineo, Christine Carère, Barry Coe A trio of energetic performances make this lightweight comedy by Raoul Walsh highly enjoyable. A group of young soldiers try to put on a good show when they are presented with a chance to represent their unit in a competition on a national television show.

SAY ANYTHING... Directed by Cameron Crowe

USA, col, 100 mins, 1989, Fox

Starring John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney Cameron Crowe’s (‘Jerry Maguire’) acclaimed debut film is as funny, as it is dramatically honest. Cusack and Skye are recent high-school graduates enjoying one final summer before leaping into a lifetime of adult responsibilities. The casting is perfect, it’s exceptionally written and full of rich humour.

THE WAR OF THE ROSES Directed by Danny DeVito

USA, col, 116 mins, 1989, Fox

Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito Douglas and Turner are brilliant as the warring couple in DeVito’s deliciously disturbing comedy of marital trauma and revenge, which teaches divorce is war, and war is hell. DeVito’s direction is superb and the film’s wonderfully expressionistic cinematography adds a morbid flavour to this dark comedy. 10


USA, col, 93 mins, 1957, Fox

Starring Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake Tashlin’s smart, witty and inventive satire, is a great parody of the burgeoning advertising industry of the 50s. A junior advertising exec must do whatever he can to hire the famous actress, Rita Marlowe, who is the perfect to model the Stay-Put lipstick product. Randall is great as the put upon exec and Russell’s comic timing is superb.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Directed by Mel Brooks

USA, b/w, 108 mins, 1974, Fox

Starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn After ‘Blazing Saddles’, this is the most successful of Brooks’ parodies, as well as a tender homage to the Universal horror’s of the 30s. Young Frederick Frankenstein, a brain surgeon, goes back to Transylvania and pores over his grandfather’s notebooks. Handsome black and white cinematography and authentic set design make this an engaging comedic homage.



3 WOMEN Directed by Robert Altman

USA, col, 125 mins, 1977, Fox

Starring Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Janice Rule Altman’s hypnotic and unconventional film tells the story of a strange young girl who befriends her co-worker. As this friendship deepens, the identities of the women strangely start to merge. The ensemble cast are uniformly excellent and Altman’s sound design helps to add another layer of confusion to this unorthodox masterpiece.

ALL ABOUT EVE Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

USA, b/w, 138 mins, 1950, Fox

Starring Bette Davis, George Sanders, Anne Baxter Savagely witty film with scintillating dialogue and career-defining performances, as an ageing Broadway star falls prey to the hidden menace of a self-effacing but secretly ruthless and ambitious young actress. Consistently listed among the best films of all time and nominated for 14 Oscars. ‘All About Eve shouldn’t be missed; the acting, writing, and directing are unequivocally brilliant.


USA, col, 105 mins, 1958, Fox

Starring John Wayne, Eiko Ando Huston creates an engrossing and historical accurate drama about the problems facing the first US diplomat to visit Japan, who meets local opposition but is helped by a geisha. Wayne is great in this non-typical role.

BIGGER THAN LIFE Directed by Nicholas Ray

USA, col, 97 mins, 1956, Fox

Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau

In Nicholas Ray’s masterpiece, a seriously ill teacher becomes dependent upon a “miracle” drug which turns him into a bullying psychopath. A devastating emotional drama driven by Mason’s careerbest performance.

BRUBAKER Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

USA, col, 132 mins, 1980, Fox

Starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman Robert Redford stars in this potent drama based on the real-life story of Tom Murton, the prison superintendent who rocked Arkansas politics when he exposed scandalous abuse and murder in a state prison. Powerful and disturbing, Brubaker won acclaim for its gritty realism with its Oscar-nominated screenplay, and is recognised as one of the finest prison dramas ever made.


CHARIOTS OF FIRE Directed by Hugh Hudson

UK, col, 124 mins, 1981, Fox

Starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell Director Hugh Hudson’s Oscar-winning drama is based on the riveting true story about the personal struggles faced by two rival long-distance runners competing for Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Features an unforgettable soundtrack by Vangelis.

CLEOPATRA Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

USA, col, 214 mins, 1963, Fox

Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met on the set of “Cleopatra” and one of the most tempestuous love affairs in Hollywood history was born. Their chemistry is overwhelming, almost mirroring the story of the doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Anthony. Elizabeth Taylor looks stunning in the lavish costumes and opulent jewellery created especially for her by Bulgari.

THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX Directed by Robert Aldrich

USA, col, 142 mins, 1965, Fox

Starring James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch Aldrich's tense drama about a plane crash in the Sahara is a unique psychological study of men trapped in desperate circumstances. A plane crashes and one of the passengers suggests using the undamaged wing of the plane to build a new one, but as their food and water start to run out will they be able to complete the job before they die! An excellent examination of heroism, as every

THE GRAPES OF WRATH Directed by John Ford

USA, b/w, 128 mins, 1940, Fox

Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine Superb film from the John Steinbeck novel that traces the painful odyssey of the Joad family towards California in search of a better life. Shot with lyrical simplicity by Gregg Toland, Ford creates a masterpiece of simple story telling, which finely details the depth and warmth of the human soul under the harshest of conditions.

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY Directed by John Ford

USA, b/w, 118 mins, 1941, Fox

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall This beautiful, heartfelt drama is one of the greatest films of Hollywood's golden age, a gentle masterpiece that won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. An old man looks back on his life revealing the disintegration of his closely-knit family, unfolding as a rich, moving portrait of family strength and a nod to a simpler, more innocent time. 14

THE HUSTLER Directed by Robert Rossen

USA, b/w, 135 mins, 1961, Fox

Starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott Newman is superb in this highly iconic 60s masterpiece examining the sleazy word of pool room hustling. Fast Eddie, a highly talented pool player, bites off more than he chew when shooting pool with Minnesota Fats in this masterful drama. Easily one of the finest film of the 60s, Newman reprised the role in Scorsese’s ‘The Color of Money’ (1986).


USA, col, 158 mins, 1958, Fox

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat In this tender mixture of spectacle and sentiment, as a missionary visits the war-ravaged interior of China to spread the Christian gospel finding love and adventure during the conflict. This charming film features stunning cinematography and breath-taking landscapes.

LOLITA Directed by Stanley Kubrick

UK/USA, b/w, 152 mins, 1962, Warner Bros.

Starring James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon Kubrick’s shocking adaptation of Nabokov’s novel is a successful mix of taboo dramatic subjects and a dark undercurrent of black comedy, enhanced by the outstanding performances from Mason and Sellers. An elderly college professor becomes infatuated with a 15-year-old nymphet, and is finally driven insane by his lust.

MARGARET Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

USA, col, 150 mins, 2011, Fox

Starring Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Mark Ruffalo This critically acclaimed intense drama, features a career-best performance from Paquin, who plays a student who feels she was inadvertently involved a role in a traffic accident and begins emotionally brutalises those around her. This is a stunning and very powerful, enthralling drama.

THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK Directed by Jerry Schatzberg

USA, col, 110 mins, 1971, Fox

Starring Al Pacino, Kitty Winn A graphic and detailed account of the descent into hell of a junkie and his girlfriend, against the background of a grimly detailed New York. Pacino is excellent in one of his first starring roles and certainly one of his finest.


PILGRIMAGE Directed by John Ford

USA, b/w 96 mins, 1933, Fox

Starring Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Norman Foster A mature and moving drama, graced by an outstanding performance by Henrietta Crosman. Ford displayed his greatest directorial skills when dealing with human drama and this moving melodrama is no exception. The film explores a mother’s heart-breaking journey to reconcile the death of her son during the first World War.

THE THREE FACES OF EVE Directed by Nunnally Johnson

USA, b/w, 91 mins, 1957, Fox

Starring Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb Joanne Woodward won an Oscar for her riveting portrayal of a woman with three distinct and very different personalities in this astounding and engrossing drama. One of the first cinematic representations of multiple personality disorder which was based upon a true case.

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN Directed by Elia Kazan

USA, b/w, 129 mins, 1945, Fox

Starring Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn Adapted from Betty Smith’s acclaimed novel of the same title, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the story of an imaginative young woman who, encouraged by her idealistic yet luckless father, comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Directed by Mark Robson

USA, col, 123 mins, 1967, Fox

Starring Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke Cult film version of Jacqueline Susann’s best-selling novel which chronicles the sleazy underbelly of the entertainment industry. The harsh depictions of the sacrifices and abuse three young starlets are subjected to, to make it big in show business made the film highly controversial upon release.

WALK THE LINE Directed by James Mangold

USA, col, 136 mins, 2005, Fox

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon ‘Walk the Line’ is the outstanding Oscar-winning biopic about the life story of country music legend Johnny Cash, focusing primarily on the long courtship he had with June Carter. The film is structured as an extended flashback opening with Cash readying to take the stage at his historic Folsom Prison concert. Phoenix and Witherspoon are excellent, and the film includes great performances of ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘I Walk the Line’, ‘Ring of Fire’, amongst other Cash classics.


WALL STREET Directed by Oliver Stone

USA, col, 126 mins, 1987, Fox

Starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, John C. McGinley In the film that defined a decade and opened fire on its greedy desire, ‘Wall Street’ is a riveting, testosterone-fuelled morality tale, featuring standout performances by Douglas and Martin Sheen. An impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, and falls foul of a greedy corporate raider.

WILD RIVER Directed by Elia Kazan

USA, col, 110 mins, 1960, Fox

Starring Montgomery Clift, Jo Van Fleet, Lee Remick An emotionally charged film, beautifully shot on location. Kazan creates an engrossing and intelligent recreation of a complex period in American history examining America’s march toward modernity and the lives lost in the change.

ZORBA THE GREEK Directed by Michael Cacoyannis

USA/Greece, b/w, 142 mins, 1964, Fox

Starring Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas ‘Zorba the Greek’ is a charming, life-affirming, drama that makes the viewer take stock to enjoy the simple, but beautiful things in life. An inhibited English writer goes to Crete and falls under the spell of the larger-thanlife Zorba, who reignites his lust for life.



FANTASTIC MR. FOX Directed by Wes Anderson

USA, col, 87 mins, 2009, Fox

Featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray Wes Anderson’s adaptation of the beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl is an absolute delight, the inventive use of stop motion makes the film look visually stunning and features an all-star vocal cast.

HOME ALONE Directed by Chris Columbus

USA, col, 103 mins, 1990, Fox

Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern The film which made Macaulay Culkin a megastar overnight is a joyous, anarchic and imaginative adventure full of slapstick humour. A young boy, left behind when his family leave for a vacation, must protect his house against two bumbling burglars.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY Directed by Brian Levant

USA, Col 89 mins, 1996, Fox

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman Expect great humour and joy for all the family in this fun and warm hearted seasonal comedy, in which Arnie shows his softer side. A father wants to keep in his son's good books by buying him the Turbo Man doll for Christmas. The only problem is the toy is the most popular toy in America, and he spends a desperate Christmas Eve in constant conflict with a crazed postman attempting to get one.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Directed by George Seaton

USA, b/w, 96 mins, 1947, Fox

Featuring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood The original version of the Valentine Davies story follows the misadventures of Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who must prove he's the real one to make a girl believe in Christmas. A perennial Christmas favourite, this warm and tender fairy-tale will entertain and spread joy at any time of the year.



THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE Directed by Henry Hathaway

USA, col, 86 mins, 1956, Fox

Starring Van Johnson, Joseph Cotton, Ruth Roman An intense story of a family divide by crime from veteran director Hathaway, which features great performances from Cotton and Johnson, who make the brother's conflict highly realistic. A wealthy and respected rancher finds his escaped convict brother on his land, which forces the animosities and bad-blood between the brothers to come to a violent head.

CRY OF THE CITY Directed by Robert Siodmak

USA, b/w, 96 mins, 1948, Fox

Starring Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters A cop help's a killer (a childhood friend) clear his name when he is pressured to confess to a murder. Elevated by Sidomak’s excellent direction and Hecht’s smart and involving script, they combine to produce a tough, complex, gripping noir, which is an outstanding landmark of the genre.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION Directed by William Friedkin

USA, col, 104 mins, 1971, Fox

Starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey The winner of the Best Film, Director and Actor Oscar, is a tough and brilliant urban gangster film, as indefatigable maverick New York cop ‘Popeye’ Doyle tracks down a consignment of drugs entering the country. Deservedly famous for the headlong car chase, this is an enthralling, realistic crime thriller, which will leave you breathless.

HOFFA Directed by Danny DeVito

Fr/USA, col, 140 mins, 1992, Fox

Starring Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante Danny DeVito directs this captivating film based on the story of the legendary union figure, written by David Mamet. Jack Nicholson is engrossing as James R. Hoffa, as we follow his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt, seen through the eyes of his friend Bobby Ciaro.

HOUSE OF BAMBOO Directed by Samuel Fuller

USA, col, 108 mins, 1955, Fox

Starring Robert Stack, Robert Ryan, Shirley Yamaguchi Fuller creates another fascinating hard-boiled thriller, which is given a novel twist by its Japanese setting. An army officer attempts to probe the death of a fellow solider which brings him into a violent confrontation with a Tokyo crime syndicate.


MILLER’S CROSSING Directed by Joel Coen

USA, col, 115 mins, 1990, Fox

Starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro The Coen’s create a serious, savage and very clever gangster film, featuring a war between the Irish and Italian gangs, as one gangster successfully plays everyone against each other. Perfectly scripted, featuring a razor sharp narrative and outstanding performances from Byrne and Finney, this classic of the genre is one of the Coen’s finest.

THE NEWTON BOYS Directed by Richard Linklater

USA, col, 113 mins, 1998, Fox

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke The Newton Boys were the most successful bank robbers in the history of the United States, who robbed over 80 banks and never harmed anyone during their outrageous, and scandalous raids. Engagingly played by the great ensemble cast, Linklater creates a relaxed pace which perfectly fits the development of the narrative. The beautiful golden-hued cinematography adds an excellent sense of nostalgia to this engrossing slice of period Americana.

VIOLENT SATURDAY Directed by Richard Fleischer

USA, col, 90 mins, 1955, Fox

Starring Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Lee Marvin This exhilarating Peckinpah-esque southern noir is a revelation in its narrative twists and turns, detailing a failed bank robbery, which was an influence on ‘Reservoir Dogs’. A number of otherwise insignificant small-town stories erupt in violence due to the repercussions of a failed bank robbery.



AT LONG LAST LOVE Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

USA, col, 118 mins, 1975, Fox

Starring Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd Peter Bogdanovich’s homage to the musical comedies of 1930s centres on the romantic entanglements and misunderstandings among six socialites. This gorgeous film contains sixteen excellent Cole Porter tunes, and looks ravishing with excellent set and costume design. Directors Cut

CARMEN JONES Directed by Otto Preminger

USA, col, 105 mins, 1954, Fox

Starring Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte Powered by Bizet’s grand music and Hammerstein’s magnificent lyrics, this Americanised version of the opera is superb and features a positively incandescent Carmen. Oscar nominee Dorothy Dandridge is a passionate and sexy Carmen, whose unsalable lusts and desires for men triggers tragedy.

THE GANG’S ALL HERE Directed by Busby Berkeley

USA, col, 103 mins, 1943, Fox

Starring Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, James Ellison Exotic musical numbers and extraordinary talent make ‘The Gang’s all Here’ an especially enjoyable tale about a young soldier on leave who falls in love. This all-star musical features’ stand-out performances by Carmen Miranda and Benny Goodman’s swing band.

THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT Directed by Frank Tashlin

USA, col, 99 mins, 1956, Fox

Starring Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O’Brien A Gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star. Originally intended as a vehicle for the American sex symbol Jayne Mansfield, this fantastic musical unintentionally became the ‘most potent’ celebration of rock music ever captured on film.

HELLO, DOLLY! Directed by Gene Kelly

USA, col, 146 mins, 1969, Fox

Starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford Glittering stage numbers showcase a commanding Streisand as Dolly Levy, a New York matchmaker who can find a lover for anyone apart from herself. Be spellbound by the Oscar-winning musical numbers and Jerry Herman's score, be amazed by the lavish costumes and excellent choreography expertly directed by Gene Kelly. A highly enjoyable and entertaining musical. 24

LOVE ME TENDER Directed by Robert D. Webb

USA, b/w, 89 mins, 1956, Fox

Starring Elvis Presley, Richard Egan, Debra Paget Elvis Presley is a revelation in his screen debut, in which three brothers are driven apart over a large amount of stolen money they found during the Civil War. Presley sings four songs which includes one of Elvis most iconic songs ‘Love me Tender’.

MOULIN ROUGE! Directed by Baz Luhrmann

USA/Aus, col, 127 mins, 2001, Fox

Starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo Cross ‘La Boheme’ with ‘Cabaret’, throw in a little bit of ‘Rent’, and you might almost begin to describe Baz Luhrmann’s visually opulent, fastpaced, funny, heartrending ‘Moulin Rouge’. A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with songs drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

ON THE RIVIERA Directed by Walter Lang

USA, col, 89 mins, 1951, Fox

Starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet A highly enjoyable and delightful musical comedy, as Danny Kaye shines in a dual role as Henri Duran, a wealthy, womanizing French industrialist, and Jack Martin, an American entertainer with a spot-on impression of Duran. With Duran in London on business, Martin is tapped to impersonate him at a big party. But things spiral out of control when the hapless Yank encounters a succession of Duran's ladies and professional rival in this delightful comedy with excellent musical numbers.

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Directed by Brian De Palma

USA, col, 92 mins, 1974, Fox

Starring Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, William Finley A truly unique and stunning rock opera mixing ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ with elements of ‘Faust’. A record producer disfigures and steals the music of a composer, he plans revenge on the producer by taking on the guise of The Phantom. De Palma creates a highly stylised and imaginative film that needs to be seen.


USA/UK, col, 100 mins, 1975, Fox

Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick Spoof sci-fi and camp horror makes ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ a one of a kind cult classic, this bizarrely entertaining and highly satisfying musical is a huge box-office draw. When a straight-laced couple is stranded on a stormy night, they take refuge in a dark, old mansion full of weirdos led by a mad transvestite scientist. 25

SOUTH PACIFIC Directed by Joshua Logan

USA, col, 157 mins, 1958, Fox

Starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr An unforgettable, vibrant musical with lavish photography and idyllic locations carries the passionate love story between a young American navy nurse in the 1943 war-time Pacific and a middle aged French planter, whose war effort makes him a hero.

STATE FAIR Directed by Walter Lang

USA, col, 100 mins, 1945, Fox

Starring Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes Songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein enhance this family favourite musical remake of the 1933 film about an amiable family preparing for the annual outing to the Iowa state fair. Great songs, brilliant choreography and a sweet natured story make this a treat for all musical fans.


USA, col, 117 mins, 1954, Fox

Starring Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Marilyn Monroe An all-star cast sparks this tuneful musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a vaudeville family. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers. This upbeat, utterly delightful tale of life on the stage proves, beyond a doubt, that ‘There's No Business Like Show Business!’



AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Directed by Leo McCarey

USA, col, 119 mins, 1957, Fox

Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Cathleen Nesbit Grant’s at his most witty and charming in his remake of his previous film ‘Love Affair’, as a couple begin a whirlwind romance and decide to meet in six months to test their love. Quoted extensively in the 1993 hit ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, McCarey creates a timeless tender and beautiful love story.

BERKELEY SQUARE Directed by Frank Lloyd

USA, b/w, 87 mins, 1933, Fox

Starring Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor A highly entertaining and intriguing fantasy in which a young American, living in a historic London home, finds himself transported back to the 18th century as the house’s original owner. The film is a visually treat, with a stunning script featuring a beautiful romance.

THE BEST OF EVERYTHING Directed by Jean Negulesco

USA, col, 121 mins, 1959, Fox

Starring Hope Lange, Joan Crawford, Stephen Boyd Featuring a spirited performance by Joan Crawford, as a cold-hearted tough executive clawing her way to the top, this romantic drama is based upon a number of illicit affairs of several career women set in the glamorous world of book publishing in New York.

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS Directed by Tim Burton

USA, col, 105 mins, 1990, Fox

Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest In Burton’s masterpiece, a shy synthetic man is taken under the wing of an all-American family and falls in love with their daughter. The film is a beautifully imagined romantic fairy-tale, as well as a tender coming of age story of a young man in an ironically surreal suburban world. Depp is excellent as Edward and gives a career best performance. 4K Available

THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

USA, b/w, 104 mins, 1947, Fox

Starring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison A charming and exquisitely romantic fable about a widow haunted by the ghost of a sea captain in her house on the seashore, refusing to be frightened away, she befriends him and romance blossoms. A fragile story immaculately handled by the cast, finely photographed by Charles Lang and graced with a lyrical Bernard Herrmann score. 28

HILDA CRANE Directed by Philip Dunne

USA, col, 87 mins, 1956, Fox

Starring Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont ‘Hilda Crane’ with its frank depiction of adultery and mental illness is one of

the more interesting 50s Women’s pictures. It bravely tells the story of a disturbed woman who returns to her hometown after two failed marriages and begins a relationship the town disapprove of. Jean Simmons is excellent in this liberated romantic drama which focuses on true than the traditional Hollywood happy ending.


USA, col, 102 mins, 1955, Fox

Starring William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher A tough and brave drama about love and how it survives in the most hostile environments. An American war correspondent in Hong Kong is separated from his wife during the Chinese Civil War, during the chaos, he falls in love with an Eurasian doctor.

ROMEO + JULIET Directed by Baz Luhrmann

USA, col, 120 mins, 1996, Fox

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo Luhrmann’s ambitious adaption of William Shakespeare’s tale of starcrossed lovers set’s the story in modern day Florida with a glossy MTV influenced style. Luhrmann creates a fresh, intelligent update of the story featuring DiCaprio and Danes, in their break-through roles, as the famous lovers kept apart by rival industrialist families.

TWO FOR THE ROAD Directed by Stanley Donen

USA, col, 113 mins, 1966, Fox

Starring Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron This light romantic comedy, which harness the filmmaking techniques of the French New Wave, tells the realistic story of a strained 12 year relationship between an architect and his wife while on a motor holiday through France. An insightful, witty and tender tale which examines the true course of love.



2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Directed by Stanley Kubrick

USA/UK, col, 141 mins, 1968, Warner Bros.

Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a masterpiece of filmmaking, Kubrick creates a visual and aural spectacle that stands as one of the greatest achievements ever put on celluloid. A four-million-year-old black monolith is discovered on the moon, a team is sent to investigate the object but something goes terribly wrong.

ALIEN Directed by Ridley Scott

USA, col, 117 mins, 1979, Fox

Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt Ridley Scott’s breakthrough film is an immensely successful blend of horror and science fiction, full of high-tension, great performances and specialeffects, making it a classic of both genres. ‘Alien’ focuses on the crew of the space cargo ship Nostromo who land on a moribund planet in response to a faint SOS.

ALIENS Directed by James Cameron

USA, col, 137 mins, 1986, Fox

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn Considered by many to be the best of the series, ‘Aliens’ is a slight departure successfully mixing sci-fi, action and western elements to create a fastpaced, high-intensity thrill ride. Ripley is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space and returned to Earth and informed the planet from ‘Alien’ is now inhabited, suddenly contact is lost with the colonists.

FANTASTIC VOYAGE Directed by Richard Fleischer

USA, col, 100 mins, 1966, Fox

Starring Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O’Brien One of the most creative and influential sci-fi films of the era, which features great effects and an enjoyable story. A scientist is shot and suffers brain damage, a team of doctors are miniaturised and injected into him in an attempt to save him.

THE FLY (1958) Directed by Kurt Neumann

USA, b/w, 94 mins, 1958, Fox

Starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price A well deserved genre classic, which carefully balances bleak horror with great elements of black humour. A scientist invents a method of transmitting atoms, when testing the device a fly is trapped in the compartment creating a human/insect hybrid. Featuring a great Price performance and wonderful period effects, ‘The Fly’ is a highly enjoyable cult classic. 31

THE FLY (1986) Directed by David Cronenberg

USA, col, 96 mins, 1986, Fox

Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz Cronenberg’s remake of the science fiction classic is a dark, terrifying and brilliant vision. An eccentric scientist begins to transform into a monstrous man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. ‘The Fly’ is perhaps one of the key horror films of the 1980s, it is smart, inventive, disturbing and most importantly shocking and terrifying in the right way.


USA, col, 105 mins, 1961, Fox

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Robert Sterling, Joan Fontaine Entertaining and good-natured science fiction fun for all the family, in which USN Admiral Nelson takes a group scientists in his atomic submarine to destroy a belt of radiation threatening the world. Allen’s classic, full of inventive monster and great effects, went on to inspire a very successful spin-off TV series.



FIGHT CLUB Directed by David Fincher

USA, col, 139 mins, 1999, Fox

Starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter Subversive, antagonistic and out-rightly brilliant. Fincher’s tour-de-force is an outstanding attack on the ennui of late 90s middle-class society based upon the excellent Chuck Palahniuk novel. A depressed insurance salesman crosses paths with an anarchist whose contempt of the American dream forms the brutal ideology of an underground fight club, which evolves

INFERNO 3-D Directed by Roy Ward Baker

USA, col, 83 mins, 1953, Fox

Starring Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan A glorious Technicolor noir, which looks ravishing in this digital encode. A millionaire is left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, he struggles to endure in the harsh desert conditions but his desire for revenge helps him to survive. Available in 3-D

THE KING OF COMEDY Directed by Martin Scorsese

USA, col, 109 mins, 1982, Independent

Starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott The excellent partnership of Scorsese and De Niro create this powerful lowkey masterpiece, as an aspiring comic plans to achieve success in showbiz by any means necessary. ‘The King of Comedy’ is outstanding, as De Niro is wonderful in this black humoured thriller about the dark side of celebrity.

LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN Directed by John M. Stahl

USA, col, 110 mins, 1945, Fox

Starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain Tierney is stunning in this rare femme fatale role, in which she plays a obsessive, possessive lover who ends up tormenting her husband and his family. A very dark film for the period, director Stahl constructs an excellent haunting mixture of film noir and melodrama, which won an Oscar for best cinematography.

MAN ON FIRE Directed by Tony Scott

USA, col, 146 mins, 2004, Fox

Starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony A highly violent, visually absorbing thriller, which is a reunion of “Crimson Tide” star Denzel Washington and director Tony Scott. A burnt-out CIA agent gives up on life until he gets a job as a bodyguard to a nine-year-old girl, which revitalises him, but when she is kidnapped, he unleashes a firestorm of vengeance upon all responsible. 34

NIAGARA Directed by Henry Hathaway

USA, col, 89 mins, 1953, Fox

Starring Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotton, Jean Peters A tense thriller set at Niagara Falls where an unfaithful wife plots to murder her husband, but he turns the tables on her deadly scheming. Monroe is stunning in her first lead role, in this superbly directed and photographed Technicolor noir.



THE LONGEST DAY Directed by Andrew Marton

USA, col, 178 mins, 1962, Fox

Starring John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda An all-star cast feature in this entertaining and spectacular account of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. This hugely ambitious film was the personal project of Darryl Zanuck, featuring Oscar-winning special effects and cinematography. ‘The Longest Day’ is a historic tour de force of spectacular sound and vision.

THE SAND PEBBLES Directed by Robert Wise

USA. col, 182 mins, 1966, Fox

Starring Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough American period war film about an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate aboard the gunboat USS San Paulo in 1920’s China.

TORA! TORA! TORA! Directed by Richard Fleischer

USA/Japan, col, 137 mins, 1970, Fox

Starring Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards A stunning recreation of the events leading up to and the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Fleischer, Masuda and Fukasaku (Battle Royale), create an engrossing and fair retelling from both countries’ perspective. The highlight of the film is mesmerising climactic 30-minute battle, a massive feat of cinematic engineering that expertly conveys the surprise, chaos and immense destruction.



BROKEN LANCE Directed by Edward Dmytryk

USA, col, 96 mins, 1954, Fox

Starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters Spencer Tracy stars in this unique Oscar-winning western which was highly influenced by ‘King Lear’ and the noir ‘House of Stranglers’, which is a stunningly dark tale of revenge. The film details the abusive relationship and violent struggle between a father and his three children.


USA, col, 110 mins, 1969, Fox

Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross The movie that reinvented the western for a new generation. Newman and Redford strike sparks off each other as two train robbers keeping one step ahead of the law, until the memorable and moving ending. It’s ineffable charm is due to the terrific chemistry between the two stars and William Goldman’s warm and witty screenplay.

THE COMANCHEROS Directed by Michael Curitz

USA, col, 107 mins, 1961, Fox

Starring John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Lee Marvin John Wayne is excellent as a Texas Ranger who plans to crush a powerful outlaw gang selling guns and alcohol to the Indians. Curtiz's last film is a highly enjoyable and quite violent western, which features great support from Lee Marvin and Ina Balin.

HOW THE WEST WAS WON Directed by Henry Hathaway & John Ford USA, col, 162 mins, 1962, Warner Bros.

Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Gregory Peck Spectacular, panoramic Western with splendid action sequences and high drama, following the fortunes of three generations of a pioneering family. A lavish, big-budget examination of American history and the settlement of the West. The first feature shot in the short-lived 3-band Cinerama process, which looks sublime as a digital encode.

THE LAST WAGON Directed by Delmer Daves

USA, col, 98 mins, 1956, Fox

Starring Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner ‘The Last Wagon’ is one of the best of the Widmark Daves’ westerns, filled with high suspense and action-packed moments. When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a wanted murdered who knows’ the enemy well.


THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER Directed by George Miller

Australia, col, 102 mins, 1982, Fox

Starring Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Kirk Douglas Regarded by many as a favourite western, this heart-warming, coming-ofage adventure tells the story of a young boy alone in the world who must challenge those who oppose him and become a man. This is a magnificent film set in the Australian outback with breath-taking cinematography.

RIVER OF NO RETURN Directed by Otto Preminger

USA, col, 91 mins, 1954, Fox

Starring Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Rettig Monroe and Mitchum are fantastic in this western with excellent direction from Preminger. A widower, his son and a nightclub singer travel downstream and en-route begin to form their own surrogate family. Features a stand-out musical performance of "I'm Going to File My Claim" by Monroe in this highly entertaining film.


HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962), Western 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968), Sci-fi


3 WOMEN (1977), Drama

HUSTLER, THE, (1961), Drama

9 TO 5 (1980), Comedy

INFERNO 3-D (1953), Thriller



AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, AN (1957), Romance

JINGLE ALL THE WAY, (1996), Family

ALIEN (1979), Sci-fi

KING OF COMEDY, THE (1983), Thriller

ALIENS (1986), Sci-fi

LAST WAGON (1956), Western

ALL ABOUT EVE (1950), Drama

LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945), Thriller

AT LONG LAST LOVE (Director's Cut, 1975), Musical

LOLITA (1962), Drama


LONGEST DAY, THE (1962), War

BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF (1953), Act/Adv

LOVE ME TENDER (1956), Musical

BERKELEY SQUARE (1933), Romance

M*A*S*H (1972), Comedy


MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER (1982), Western

BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956), Drama

MAN ON FIRE (2004), Thriller

BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE (1956), Gangster

MARGARET (2011), Drama

BREAKING AWAY (1979), Comedy

MILLER'S CROSSING (1990), Gangster

BROKEN LANCE (1954), Western

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947), Family

BRUBAKER (1980), Drama

MOULIN ROUGE (2001), Musical


NEWTON BOYS, THE (1998), Gangster

BUS STOP (1956), Comedy

NIAGARA (1953), Thriller


OH, MEN! OH, WOMEN! (1957), Comedy

CARMEN JONES (1954), Musical

ON THE RIVERIA (1951), Musical

CHARIOT'S OF FIRE (1981), Drama


CLEOPATRA (1963), Drama


COCOON (1985), Comedy

PILGRIMAGE (1933), Drama

COMANCHEROS, THE, (1961), Western

PORKY’S (1982), Comedy

CRY OF THE CITY (1948), Gangster


DESK SET (1957), Comedy


DIE HARD (1988), Act/Adv

PRIVATES AFFAIR, A (1959), Comedy

DIE HARD 2 (1990), Act/Adv

RIVER OF NO RETURN (1954), Western




ROMEO + JULIET (1996), Romance

FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009), Family

SAY ANYTHING (1989), Comedy


SOUTH PACIFIC (1958), Musical

FIGHT CLUB (1999), Thriller



STATE FAIR (1945), Musical

FLY, THE (1958), Sci-fi


FLY, THE (1986), Sci-fi



TITANIC (1953), Act/Adv

GANG'S ALL HERE, THE (1939), Musical

TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970), War

GARDEN OF EVIL (1954), Act/Adv

TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967), Romance

GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940), Drama



VIOLENT SATURDAY (1955), Gangster

HELLO DOLLY! (1969), Musical


HILDA CRANE (1956), Romance

WALK THE LINE (2005), Drama

HOFFA (1992), Gangster

WALL STREET (1987), Drama

HOME ALONE (1990), Family

WAR OF THE ROSES (1989), Comedy

HOUSE OF BAMBOO (1955), Gangster






Digital Cinema Library UK Single Screenings  
Digital Cinema Library UK Single Screenings