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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'

Man Of The Frontier (1936)

5/10
Director: B Reeves Eason
Starring: Gene Autry

Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site. Read more

Melody Ranch (1940)

6.6/10
Starring: Gene Autry

His Arizona hometown of Torpedo invites Gene back to be the honorary sheriff of the Frontier Days Celebration. Read more

Mexicali Rose (1939)

6.5/10
Director: George Sherman
Starring: Gene Autry

Bad guys interested in oil profits attempt to take a mission away from poor Mexican children, but Gene and Frog save the day. Read more

mickey one (1965)

6.4/10
Director: Arthur Penn
Starring: Warren Beatty, Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield

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Moby Dick (1956)

7.4/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Orson Welles, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice,...

Herman Melville's sea classic is brought to the screen with intensity by director John Huston. Starring Gregory Peck as Ahab, Richard Basehart as Ishm... Read more

Moby Dick ( Blu-ray ) (1956)

7.4/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Bernard Miles, Gregory Peck, Harry Andrews, James Robertson Justice, Mervyn John...

Herman Melville's sea classic is brought to the screen with intensity by director John Huston. Starring Gregory Peck as Ahab, Richard Basehart as Ishm... Read more

Modesty Blaise (1966)

5.2/10
Director: Joseph Losey
Starring: Monica Vitti, Dirk Bogarde, Terence Stamp

Of the many '60s cinema spies who arrived in the wake of James Bond, none cut a finer figure than Italian siren Monica Vitti as jewel thief-turned-sec... Read more

Mutiny (1952)

5.1/10
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Starring: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Gene Evans

Mark Stevens stars as Captain James Marshall of the American ship Concord in the classic period drama, set during the War of 1812. After finding himse... Read more

North West Frontier (1959)

7.2/10
Director: J Lee Thompson
Starring: Herbert Lom, Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Wilfrid Hyde-White

In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain... Read more

Northwest Passage (1940)

7.1/10
Director: King Vidor
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan

This rousing adventure saga is based on the exploits of colonial American frontiersman Robert Rogers and his men. Spencer Tracy stars as Rogers, leadi... Read more