Classic Adventure

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'

Hercules Unchained (1960)

Director: Pietro Francisci
Starring: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez

Steve Reeves returns as the mighty Hercules in this saga of muscles, maidens and monsters. Robbed of his memory, Herc is a prisoner of the lovely Quee... Read more

Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959)

Director: Henry Levin
Starring: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

A gloriously entertaining (in the old fashioned way) fantasy based on the Jules Verne novel. James Mason leads a group of scientists to the earth's co... Read more

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

Director: Robert Parrish
Starring: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Herbert Lom, Lynn Long, Patrick Wymark

Gerry Anderson, the producer of the popular science fiction puppet show "Thunderbirds", produced this live-action sci- fi offering directed by Robert... Read more

Jungle Book (1942)

Director: Zoltan Korda
Starring: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia

Original classic screen version of Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book, brought to you in wonderful colour. Directed by Zoltan Korda in 1942 this is the... Read more

Kim (1950)

Director: Victor Saville
Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Rousing action and a terrific performance by Errol Flynn distinguish this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale of 1880's colonialist India, with Briti... Read more

King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)

Director: Henry King
Starring: Michael Rennie, Terry Moore, Tyrone Power

1930's leading man Tyrone Power plays a half caste British officer staioned in India. Of mixed heritage, Power struggles to earn the respect of his fe... Read more

King Solomon's Mines (1937)

Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Anna Lee, John Loder, Paul Robeson, Roland Young, Arthur Sincl...

A ripping adventure with singing sensation Paul Robeson as the imperturbable African guide, Umbopa and Cedric Hardwicke as explorer Alan Quartermain.... Read more

King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Director: Andrew Marton, Compton Bennett
Starring: Richard Carlson, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Roy Marsden

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

Krakatoa - East Of Java (1969)

Director: Bernard L Kowalski
Starring: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle

In the year 1882, a disparate group of treasure seekers races against time to locate a sunken ship loaded with pearls off the Indonesian coast before... Read more

Lauren Bacall: Key Largo / Blood Alley / Dark Passage / Designing Woman (1957)

Director: Delmer Daves, John Huston, Vincente Minnelli, William A Wellman
Starring: Edward G Robinson, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall Box Set. 'Dark Passage' (1947) - Humphrey Bogart is a prison escapee framed for murder who emerges from plastic surgery with a new face.... Read more