The Cruel Sea
A stirring, engrossing WWII film based on the novel by former naval office Nicholas Monsarrat shows the toil and grim drama of the war effort in the unforgiving ocean; with an all-star Brit cast of Jack Hawkins, Stanley Baker, Denholm Elliot & Donald Sinden.
Julie Christie lights the screen on fire in this drama set and shot in the very epicentre of 60s London. This romantic drama also stars the brilliant Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey, but it is of course Christie, who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role, who makes the film truly iconic.
Dead Of Night
Before Amicus made their name with their horror anthologies of the 60s and 70s, it was Ealing Studio who laid an early claim to the genre, with this extraordinary film. The combined talents of Basil Dearden, Charles Crichton, Cavalcanti and Robert Hamer conjure up something truly unforgettable, with the final story about ventriloquist Michael Redgrave and his dummy Hugo being the one that has haunted cinema ever since.
That’ll Be The Day
Producer David Puttnam was inspired by the Nilsson song ‘1941’ to conceive a coming of age tale set in post war Britain about the birth of rock and roll and its profound effect on the teens of the time. David Essex stars in this beautifully shot postcard of a film, which shoots it’s 50s set scenes on the lost in time Isle Of Wight to eerie effect. The sequel, Stardust, directed by Michael Apted is even better.