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Jamaica Inn 1939

108
Talky
UK

Mostly known as the last British film Hitchcock made before leaving to Hollywood, Jamaica Inn is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel of the same name. Although considered to be one of Hitchcock's worst films, it is still certainly worth watching. Hitchcock captures quite vividly the dark atmosphere of the novel, and Charles Laughton acting as Squire Pengallon, the vicious head of a gang of smugglers is superb.

Sabotage 1936

76
Talky
UK

Loosely Based on Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel " The Secret Agent", Sabotage is one of Hitchcock's most overlooked films. however, it is a tense thriller, one of his best British films and a true cinematic masterpiece. Sylvia Sidney is the young wife of a London movie-theatre owner who maintains a secret life as a paid terrorist. Slowly she realizes that her husband is a monster.

As Seen through a Telescope 1900

1
Silent
UK

An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that he focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance away. Her husband catches the gent looking. What will the two men now do?

Attack on a China Mission 1900

4
Silent
UK

The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and paddles. He's over-matched. What will become of the mission, its defenders, and its occupants?

Daisy Doodad’s Dial 1914

9
Silent
UK

Daisy and her husband both go in for a face-pulling contest, but when the big day comes she is unable to attend the competition, and her husband wins instead. When the next opportunity comes around, she is determined to win -- but gets a little over-enthusiastic on the way to the contest and finds herself in trouble! She is most ungrateful for her rescue; fate, however, catches up with her that night...

Escape from Sobibor 1987

143
Talky
UK / Yugoslavia

The historical recreation of the escape from the Nazi Death Camp Sobibor, where approximately one-quarter million Jews were executed. Of approximately 600 prisoners who attempted escaped in October 1943, around 300 succeeded. However, nearly all were ultimately recaptured; only about 60 people survived Sobibor.

Great Expectations 1946

118
Talky
UK

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. Based on Charles Dickens's classic.

Horror Express 1972

84
Talky
UK / Spain

An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one.

In Which We Serve 1942

114
Talky
UK

This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Jungle Book 1942

108
Talky
USA / UK

Teenaged Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, appears in a village in India and is adopted by Messua. Mowgli learns human language and some human ways quickly, though keeping jungle ideas. Influential Merchant Buldeo is bigoted against 'beasts' including Mowgli; not so Buldeo's pretty daughter, whom Mowgli takes on a jungle tour where they find a treasure, setting the evil of human greed in motion.

Mary Jane's Mishap 1903

4
Silent
UK

Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.

Prisoners of the Lost Universe 1983

90
Talky
UK

Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

Pygmalion 1938

96
Talky
UK

Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady.

Q Planes 1939

82
Talky
UK

Also known as Clouds Over Europe, This British spy film tells the story of a British secret service man who suspects that the disappearance of a number of experimental planes is more than just a coincidence.

Rembrandt 1936

85
Talky
UK

This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed.

Rescued by Rover 1905

7
Silent
UK

A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

Secret Agent 1936

86
Talky
UK

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Seven Sinners 1936

67
Talky
UK

British thriller film directed by Albert de Courville. American detective and his sidekick are invited to Britain in order to take on a group of international criminals.

The Big Swallow 1901

1
Silent
UK

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

The Countryman and the Cinematograph 1901

1
Silent
UK

A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film, an unsophisticated (and stereotypical) country yokel is alternately baffled and terrified, in the latter case by the apparent approach of a steam train

The Lady Vanishes 1938

96
Talky
UK

Travelers on a trans-European train are delayed for a night due to bad weather in a small fictional country called Mandrika. The passengers cram into the small village hotel where socialite Iris Henderson meets an old governess called Miss Froy. Shortly after the journey restarts, Miss Froy disappears.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927

Silent
UK

A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger.

The Private Life of Henry VIII 1933

97
Talky
UK

This movie tells the story of King Henry VIII and the last five of his six wives. Set almost entirely within the royal castle, it begins just before the death of his second wife (Anne Boleyn) and ends just after his sixth wedding (to Catherine or Katherine Parr).

The Rise of Catherine the Great 1934

95
Talky
UK

In 1745 a German princess, renamed Catherine, arrives to marry Grand Duke Peter of Russia, whom she initially likes. But his suspicious, unstable nature gradually estranges them, and Peter finds solace with pretty courtiers. Catherine invents her own (fictitious) lovers, temporarily improving matters. Alas, accession to the throne brings out the worst in Peter, and loyal Catherine is urged to assume power.

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934

97
Talky
UK

London fop Percy Blakeney is also secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel who, in a variety of disguises, makes repeated daring trips to France to save aristocrats from Madame Guillotine. His unknowing wife is also French, and she finds that her brother has been arrested by the Republic to try and get her to find out who "that damned elusive Pimpernel" really is.

The Way Ahead 1944

91
Talky
UK

A British Second World War drama that follows a group of civilians who are recruited into the British Army in order to fight in North Africa. In U.S, the movie was released as The Immortal Battalion.

Things to Come 1936

100
Talky
UK

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.