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Elmer Gantry is a man on a mission, a mission from God, but behind the raging sermons of fire and brimstone there lurks a man whose conscience has long ago deserted him. A hustler par excellence Elmer has no qualms about what he takes and who he may hurt, but when an old flame re-enters his life the carefully constructed world he has created starts to dramatically fall apart. Elmer Gantry is a powerhouse performance from Burt Lancaster who deservedly won an Oscar in a role of awesome intensit find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Foreign affairs farce, with Cagney as an ambitious Coca-cola salesman who finds himself way out of his depth in his quest for promotion. Despatched to Germany to extract his boss's daughter from her marriage to a Commie, he just can't resist attempting to flog his sticky beverage to the Russians! find out more...

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Jim Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman, is short of money, his 17-year-old daughter has reached an expensive age and so he accepts Hawthorne's offer of $300-plus a month and becomes Agent 59200/5, MI6's man in Havana. To keep the job, Wormold pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends fake stories, but these stories start to becoming disturbingly true. Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this was the final collaboration between him and director Carol Reed, whom had previously worked together on T find out more...

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School For Scoundrels, adapted from the well known series of books by Stephen Potter; a bunch of failures enrol in the School Of One-Upmanship, ie learning the art of getting the better of people and coming out with smarter one-liners, and emerge as successful utter bounders. "The Green Man" has Alastair Sim as an innocuous clockmaker with an unusual sideline - as a professional hitman!

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Certification12 Our Rating

It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock, played by David Niven, who won an Oscar for his performance, a retired officer who likes to find out more...

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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour, a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko, played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine, who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern post-war Ginza district. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. A profoundly moving masterpiece. find out more...