Classic Drama

Classic Drama is where you will find most of those great films you either grew up with or have heard of but never got round to seeing. Generally dramatic productions made between 1928 and 1965 fill this section. "Silents" and contempory "Drama" (post 1965) can be found under their respective headings.. Right: Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd gaze into one another's eyes in "Ben Hur"

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

Director: Charles Jarrott
Starring: Genevieve Bujold, Richard Burton, Anthony Quayle, Irene Papas, John Colicos

The ill-fated romance of King Henry VIII of England and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, is recounted in this lavish drama. The king's (Richard Burton) o... Read more

Another Time, Another Place (1958)

Director: Lewis Allen
Starring: Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns, Lana Turner, Sean Connery

Lana Turner stars as Sara Scott, an American war correspondent whose whirlwind romance with a young British journalist (Sean Connery) ends in tragedy... Read more

Anthony Quinn Triple Pack: The River's Edge, The Visit, The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1957)

Director: Bernhard Wicki, Stanley Kramer, Allan Dwan
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Ray Milland, Debra Paget, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Virna Lis...

The River's Edge: A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them i... Read more

Arabian Nights (1942)

Director: John Rawlins
Starring: Jon Hall, Sabu

A dazzling spectacle, loosely based on the famous 19th-century fables, focusing on the battle between two brothers over their late father's throne. Ev... Read more

Away All Boats (1956)

Director: Joseph Pevney
Starring: Jeff Chandler, John McIntire, Richard Boone, Julie Adams, Jock Mahoney, George N...

Shove off for the true-life saga of the men and ship that weathered the worst of World War II and came out victorious. The stirring tale of heroism an... Read more

Baby Doll (1956)

Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Rip Torn, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Tennessee William's drama of a backwoods child bride, her obsessive husband and the stranger who enters their lives was the most controversial film of... Read more

Bad Day at Black Rock (1954)

Director: John Sturges
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Eric...

Spencer Tracy gives one of his greatest performances in this suspenseful, action-packed drama as one-armed war vet John J. McCreedy who stirs up troub... Read more

Ballad of Narayama (1958)

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa, Keiko Ogasawara

Based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa, and recounting an ancient Japanese custom whereby, in times of hardship, the young inhabitants of a remote vi... Read more

Bank Holiday ( Three on a Weekend ) (1938)

Director: Carol Reed
Starring: Margaret Lockwood, John Lodge, Hugh Williams

A 1930s British summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to the sea-side. Doreen Richards under the name Miss Fulha... Read more

Barabbas (1961)

Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado, Harry Andrews, Vitt...

The epic story of Barabbas (Anthony Quinn), a thief and murderer who is pardoned by the people of Jerusalem instead of Christ. Returning to his life o... Read more