Terriffic thriller from the king of kink, Alfred Hitchcock. Features a strangely threatening and subtly homoerotic Robert Walker as the villain, while wholesome Farelly Granger struggles in vain to protect his reputation and his life.
Strangers on a Train
(1951) Starring:Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll, Farley Granger Director:Alfred Hitchcock Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
In one of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines (Farley Granger) chances to meet wealthy wastrel Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) on a train. Having read all about Guy, Bruno is aware that the tennis player is trapped in an unhappy marriage to to wife Miriam (Laura Elliott) and ..read more »
Beautiful and surprising film for it's time, a favourite of mine.
(1927) Starring:Brigitte Helm, Fritz Rasp, Rudolph Klein-Rogge Director:Fritz Lang Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Directed by Fritz Lang, this acclaimed vision of a 21st century city is widely held to be one of the greatest films of the silent era. In the year 2000, industrialist John Frederson rules over a giant city where the workers exist only as an underclass. They call for rebellion, but their leader ..read more »
Robert Mitchum again, playing out the struggle between the corruption and greed of an adult and the innocence of the children he tirelessly chases.
The Night of the Hunter
(1955) Starring:Robert Mitchum, Don Beddoe, Evelyn Varden Director:Charles Laughton Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton's only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with good represented by a couple of farm kids ..read more »
Suspicious goings on...not least the bizarre tension between an uncle and his neice in this atmospheric melodrama.
Shadow of a Doubt
(1942) Starring:Henry Travers, Clarence Muse, Joseph Cotten Director:Alfred Hitchcock Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Hitchcock thriller. Young 'Charlie' Newton (Teresa Wright) longs for something exciting to happen to brighten her dull existence in Santa Rosa with parents Joseph (Henry Travers) and Emma (Patricia Collinge). The arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) seems to be just what she needs: urbane, ..read more »
Fritz Lang's story of a pathetic and insane child murderer who is hounded by police and German mafia.
M(1931) Starring:Carl Balthaus, Erwin Faber, Josef Almas Director:Fritz Lang Certificate:
Fritz Lang's classic early talkie crime melodrama is set in 1931 Berlin. The police are anxious to capture an elusive child murderer (Peter Lorre), and they begin rounding up every criminal in town. The underworld leaders decide to take the heat off their activities by catching the child killer ..read more »