Search results for "Martin Benson"

A Shot in the Dark (1964) RT 93% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Elke Sommer  •  George Sanders  •  Herbert Lom

Cleopatra (1963) RT 55% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed, and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Determined to hold on to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Richard Burton  •  Rex Harrison  •  Roddy McDowall

Gorgo (1961) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Never take a baby from his mother. You'll see why in this action-packed monster thriller as young Gorgo, a creature from the sea, is relocated to London from Ireland, with ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Eugène Lourié
CAST:  Bill Travers  •  William Sylvester  •  Vincent Winter  •  Christopher Rhodes

Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976)

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Moustapha Akkad
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Irene Papas  •  Michael Ansara  •  Johnny Sekka

The King and I (1956) RT 96% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 1999

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  Yul Brynner  •  Rita Moreno  •  Martin Benson

The Omen (1976) RT 86% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Lee Remick  •  David Warner  •  Billie Whitelaw

The Sea Wolves (1980) RT Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 1999

This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Andrew McLaglen
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Roger Moore  •  David Niven  •  Trevor Howard

The Strange World of Planet X (1958)

THE COSMIC MONSTER (USA title, should appear above but field is locked!!) In a small English village, Dr. Laird and his assistants Gil Graham and Michele Dupont are ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Gilbert Gunn
CAST:  Forrest Tucker  •  Gaby André  •  Martin Benson  •  Wyndham Goldie

Exodus (1960) RT 64% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2002

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Ralph Richardson

Oscar Wilde (1960) RT Audience 33%

A married playwright and poet must defend his reputation and deal with his attraction to men in a society where homosexuality is a criminal offense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Ratoff
CAST:  Robert Morley  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Phyllis Calvert  •  John Neville

The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960)

Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives. He signs on to a ship to India, but in a storm he's washed off ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Music
CAST:  Kerwin Mathews  •  June Thorburn  •  Jo Morrow  •  Lee Patterson

Passage Home (1955)

Set in 1931, the film takes place aboard a merchant ship, briefly harboured in South America. A young woman (Diane Cilento) boards the ship as a passenger, resulting in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Anthony Steel  •  Peter Finch  •  Diane Cilento  •  Cyril Cusack

Recoil (1953) RT Audience 36%

A jeweller is killed in a gang robbery leaving the daughter as the only witness. When the police can't build a case against him she decides to go undercover to infiltrate the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Gilling
CAST:  Kieron Moore  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Edward Underdown  •  John Horsley

Mystery Junction (1951)

In this crime drama, an escaped convict is recaptured and charged with killing two people in a lonely waystation during a snowstorm. Fortunately, a novelist is around to prove ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael McCarthy
CAST:  Sydney Tafler  •  Barbara Murray  •  Patricia Owens  •  Martin Benson

The Gambler and the Lady (1952) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Dec 2006

A greedy but successful professional gambler wants to join the British Establishment when he falls in love with a blue-blooded lady. But first he must mend his ways and then ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Patrick Jenkins
CAST:  Dane Clark  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Naomi Chance  •  Meredith Edwards

Assassin for Hire (1951)

Antonio Riccardi, a rare stamp dealer who is secretly a hired killer, pays for the violin lessons of his gifted brother Giuseppe. To meet the expenses of Giuseppe s concert ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Michael McCarthy
CAST:  Sydney Tafler  •  Ronald Howard  •  Katharine Blake  •  John Hewer

Soho Incident (1956)

A boxer is lured into a murder plot by a scheming woman.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Vernon Sewell
CAST:  Faith Domergue  •  Lee Patterson  •  Rona Anderson  •  Martin Benson

Tiffany Jones (1973)

Light-hearted and occasionally unclothed adaptation of a British comic strip in the over-the-top, on-beyond-Bond spy fantasy vein. Based on the Daily Mail comic strip.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Pete Walker
CAST:  Eric Pohlmann  •  Damien Thomas  •  Anouska Hempel  •  Ray Brooks

Mozambique (1964)

An American pilot assists the Portuguese colonial police who are battling a gang of criminals involved in drug smuggling from Lisbon to Mozambique to Zanzibar.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Lynn
CAST:  Steve Cochran  •  Hildegard Knef  •  Paul Hubschmid  •  Vivi Bach

Istanbul (1957)

A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph Pevney
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Cornell Borchers  •  John Bentley  •  Torin Thatcher