|The 39 Steps 1959 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: The Thirty-Nine Steps
Director: Ralph Thomas
Cast: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda De Banzie, Barry Jones, Reginald Beckwith, Faith Brook, Michael Goodliffe, James Hayter, Duncan Lamont, Jameson Clark, Andrew Cruickshank, Leslie Dwyer, Sid James, Betty Henderson, Joan Hickson
This is an entertaining remake of the 1935 Hitchcock classic. Richard Hannay (Kenneth More) inadvertently becomes involved in espionage and murder after attending a vaudeville show with a young nanny (Faith Brook). Violence erupts at the show, and Richard takes the nanny to his home where she is stabbed by an assailant and is killed–but not before telling Richard that he has only two days to stop an espionage plot. And the race against time begins.
|The Battle of the Sexes 1959 N/R, 84 min.|
Director: Charles Crichton
Cast: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark, Ernest Thesiger, Donald Pleasence, Moultrie Kelsall, Sam Wanamaker, Alex Mackenzie, Patricia Hayes, Roddy McMillan, Michael Goodliffe, James Gibson, Noel Howlett, Abe Barker
British textile plant accountant Mr. Martin (Peter Sellers) contemplates murder when efficiency expert Angela Barrows Constance Cummings) infringes on his space.
|Greyfriars Bobby 1961 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie, Kay Walsh, Vincent Winter, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae, Andrew Cruickshank, Moultrie Kelsall, Freda Jackson, Joyce Carey, Jameson Clark, Rosalie Crutchley, Bruce Seton, Jack Lambert
This Disney film–set in Edinburgh, Scotland, during 1865–relates the story of a skye terrier named "Bobby" that returns to its deceased master's grave every night. The problem is that Greyfriars Cemetery does not allow dogs on the property. The caretaker, John Brown (Donald Crisp), becomes attached to Bobby, which puts him at odds with Constable MacLean (Duncan Macrae) who wants Bobby arrested if John will not pay Bobby's license fee. Now, the children of Edinburgh raise the money, and Bobby becomes the neighborhood pet. Based on a true story.
|The Little Kidnappers 1953 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Philip Leacock
Cast: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Duncan Macrae, Adrienne Corri, Theodore Bikel, Francis De Wolff, Jean Anderson, Jameson Clark, John Rae, Jack Stewart
Two children (Jon Whiteley and Vincent Winter) bring home an abandoned baby after their grandfather refuses to allow a dog in the house. Set in early 1900s Nova Scotia, this is an entertaining children's story. Both of the boys, Jon Whiteley and Vincent Winter, received Honorary Oscars for Outstanding Juvenile Performances.
|The Maggie 1954 N/R, 92 min.|
aka: High and Dry
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker, Tommy Kearins, Hubert Gregg, Geoffrey Keen, Dorothy Alison, Andrew Keir, Mark Dignam, Jameson Clark, Moultrie Kelsall
After American financier Calvin B. Marshall (Paul Douglas) arranged to ship needed cargo to a remote Scottish island, he figures out that he was conned and now is left to deal with the captain of a very leaky boat, "the Maggie."
|Ring of Bright Water 1969 G, 107 min.|
Director: Jack Couffer
Cast: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey, Jameson Clark, Helena Gloag, W.D. Joss, Roddy McMillan, Jean Taylor Smith, Archie Duncan, Kevin Collins, John(2) Young, James Gibson
When Graham (Bill Travers) spots an otter, Mij, on a busy London street, the two form a bond. Graham recognizes that the Scottish Highlands would provide a better environment for Mij. So, they move into an old cabin and enjoy adventures in this story about friendship and love.
|X the Unknown 1956 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery / Horror
Director: Leslie Norman
Cast: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern, Marianne Brauns, William Lucas, Peter Hammond, Anthony Newley, Jameson Clark, Ian MacNaughton, John Harvey, Edwin Richfield, Jane Aird, Michael Ripper, Norman Macowan, Neil Hallett
A blob rises from a crack in the Earth's crust, feeds on radioactivity, gets larger, raises havoc, then disappears until it is hungry again. Dr. Adam Royston (Dean Jagger) sets out to destroy this high-energy creature. A well-made film.
|1. The 39 Steps (1959)|
aka: The Thirty-Nine Steps
2. The Battle of the Sexes (1959)
3. Greyfriars Bobby (1961)
4. The Little Kidnappers (1953)
5. The Maggie (1954)
aka: High and Dry
6. Ring of Bright Water (1969)
7. X the Unknown (1956)
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