Remember those moments where the main character finds himself in a difficult or precarious dilemma, or confronted with a shocking revelation, those thrill-a-minute extravaganzas, those rip-roaring spectacles, swashbuckling and derring-do action, cliff-hanger endings .... that was what Saturday Matinees were made of. Below is a compilation of the 'essence' of this wonderful genre. See also 'Cliff-Hanger Serials'
Set in England and Morocco in 1906, Marty Feldman's "remake" mocks all the do-or-die extravaganzas we've known and loved as he portrays Digby, identic... Read more
"Who was that masked man?" Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice - beginning with his radio debut, then movie se... Read more
James Whale's exciting adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel centers on twin heirs to France's throne who are separated at birth. The first-born Lou... Read more
Errol Flynn at his finest plays dashing privateer, Geoffrey Thorpe, hired by Her Majesty Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) to make life miserable for any Spa... Read more
A proper English gentleman, traveling in the American West, inadvertently stops an Indian attack on the stagecoach in which he is a passenger. When th... Read more
Louis Hayward stars as the sword-slinging hero, Edmond Dantes Jr., in this swashbuckling adventure from director Rowland V Lee. Masquerading as a fopp... Read more