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
Orson Welles is Long John Silver in this 1972 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate tale. Young Jim Hawkins comes into possession of... 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
Made in English as the pilot for a proposed Hercules TV series, "Hercules and the Princess of Troy" stars Gordon Scott as the heroic demigod, pitted a... Read more