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'
Elaborate costume drama adapted from Sir Walter Scott's novel, set in medieval England features Robert Taylor as Ivanhoe, Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca,... Read more
Gerry Anderson, the producer of the popular science fiction puppet show "Thunderbirds", produced this live-action sci- fi offering directed by Robert... Read more
A ripping adventure with singing sensation Paul Robeson as the imperturbable African guide, Umbopa and Cedric Hardwicke as explorer Alan Quartermain.... Read more
One of the greatest jungle adventure films ever made, this grand adaptation of the H Rider Haggard novel stars Stewart Granger as fearless adventurer... Read more