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'
A further three classic Tarzan adventures from the Johnny Weissmuller years collected on one DVD! 'Tarzan and the Mermaids' (1948) has a high priest t... Read more
One of cinema's greatest adventure films sees Errol Flynn at his swashbuckling best in a role originally slated for James Cagney. Claude Rains is the... Read more
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound! George Reeves plays the legendary Man... Read more
In one of his earliest and most dashing performances, a young Tony Curtis pursues his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne... Read more
Tyrone Power is his usual stylish and articulate self in this classic swashbuckling pirate tale adapted from Sabatini's novel. The starry cast, music... Read more
Robert Donat stars in this classic swashbuckler based on the 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of Edmond Dantes, a common seaman false... Read more