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Film Title Information - Free to watch film file formats are usually in
mpeg2, mpeg4, mkv or avi files. Please read admin notes:

Click link to link page - either watch on-line or where possible to
download file to watch off-line.
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(1935) (Drama, History, Romance) (B/w) based on the novel by Victor Hugo
Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke

Plot: In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.

Admin notes: File format avi or mp4, Good qual, The 1935 film version of "Les Miserables" is excellent and one of the better film versions of the novel.
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(1936- 1942) Cary Grant comedy season, (b/w)
admin notes: see imdb for full details. IA has short descriptions.)


The Amazing Adventure (1936)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942))
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(1935/51) Chinese Detective films  (monochome) - PG - action & suspense

The Racetrack (1936) Monte Carlo (1937) Reno (1938)
Honolulu (1938)
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939)
Wax Museum (1940)
Dead Men Tell (1941)
Red Dragon (1945)
The Chinese Ring (1947)

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(1938) (Action, Adventure, Romance)
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone
(Lang German)
Plot: When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
Admin notes: File format mp4, Good qual,  lang=english + subs Spanish
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(1938) Sherlock Holmes (detective)
Stars: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Lyn Harding
Plot:
Taking a vacation he visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he's got to find Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze before the great cup final horse race.
Admin notes: File format: mp4
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(1938 -1945) Sexton Blake (detective) VHS source (b/w)
Link1 - Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938) foils criminal plot connected with the Tongs

Link2 - Sexton Blake ant the Echo Murders (1945) David Farrar, Dennis Price
The Echo Murders
Hooded Terror
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(1944) (comedy)
Stars: Arthur Askey, Anne Shelton, Peter Graves, Ronald Shiner

Plot: An island is ruled by Amazon type women and men are considered dispossable and only useful for breeding purposes. Four airmen bail out of doomed airplane and parachute on to the remote island.
Admin notes: File format: AVI of mpeg4
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(1947) (Comedy, Drama, Family)
Stars: Edmund Gwenn,  Maureen O'Hara,  John Payne

Plot: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Admin notes:
File format: mpeg4
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(1948- 1952) (Comedy, slapstick)
Comedy duo, ably helped by Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Glen Strange, a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals. 
Link is for iPod/tablet
admin note: Jack and The Beanstalk has 2 versions - below (original film stock) 

Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Africa Screams (1949)
Jack & the Beanstalk(1952)

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(1951) (Western) (DivX / mp4) Stars; Burt Lancaster
Plot: A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.
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Gang Busters "Gang Busters" created by Phillips H. Lord
(1954-55) TV Series,(monochrome) (docudrama)
Plot: Each episode covers the history of some the most notorious criminals in America  e.g. John Dillinger.The link will lead you to 10 episodes -  Good quality AVI (Mpeg 4)
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(1956) The adventures of Robin Hood - popular serial (b/w) (note: There are more)
The_Coming Isabella Outlaw Money
The York Treasure
Blackmail
Year and a Day
The Hero
The Gold Maker
Fair Play
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(1956) (TV series) (humor, comedy), classic British TV series
Stars: Tony Hancock, Sid James
Plot:
In this episode of Hancock ever the dominat lover - maybe. 

Admin note: US origin Retrovisiion Theater
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(1958) The Larkins - David Kossoff, Peggy Mount, (b/w)
British comedy sitcom (ATV).
Plot: Living in disorder with their son, daughter, and her American husband -
a G.I. turned Comic-book writer. (Rare)
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(1959) American Western series (b/w)  Pilot episode featuring Clint Eastwood.

admin notes:
Includes the original song as used in "The Blues Brothers".
An iconic series. Episode "The Incident of the Judas Trap" (S01E20)
(Film stock in 2 parts)

Format mpeg4  or mpeg2
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(1959), (b/w), (comedy) Film version of the popular 50's BBC radio show about the incompetent crew of a Royal Navy ship. Stars: Ronald Shiner, Leslie Philips, Gordon Jacksonadmin notes: Convert to mpeg2 - OK for viewing as SD on TV. (funny).
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(1959) (Western, drama) Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
Plot:
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Admin notes: mpeg4, Gd  quality, all star cast.
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(1959) (Drama, Romance) Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee
Plot:
A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.

Admin notes: mpeg4, Gd  quality, all star cast.
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(1961) (Western) Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden
Plot: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return.
Admin notes: Due to length the film split into 2 parts.
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(1959) (Sci-Fi, Adventure)
Stars: Vincent Price,  Charles Bronson,  Henry Hull
Plot:
In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.

Admin notes: File format:  AVI or mpeg4, Gd  quality, all star cast.
Based on two novels bJules Verne  "Master of the World" & "Robur, the Conqueror".
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(1963) (Comedy)
Stars: Debbie Reynolds,  Cliff Robertson,  David Janssen, Jim Backus
Plot:
Comic story of a Broadway musical star who arrives at her country home and finds six runaway children living on her property. When she gains custody of the kids, her life changes rapidly.

Admin notes: File format mpeg4 -  Gd  quality, all star cast.
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(1963) (Comedy, Romance)
Stars: Doris Day,  James Garner,  Arlene Francis
Plot:
A housewife's sudden rise to fame as a soap spokesperson leads to chaos in her home life. Complicated by her husbands profession - gynecologist!

Admin notes: File format mpeg4 -  Gd  quality, all star cast. 
Language -German (Subs needed - (music in English)
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(1963) (Action, Drama, History)
Stars: Charlton Heston,  Ava Gardner,  David Niven
Plot:
During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Admin notes: MKV Matroska), mpeg4 or ogv -  Gd  quality, all star cast.
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(1964) Comedy (b/w) about the trials and tribulations which abound when a young couple attempt to buy their their dream home off-plan. Written/Directed-Eric Sykes
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(1966) (Western)
Stars: Clint Eastwood,  Eli Wallach,  Lee Van Cleef
Plot:
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Admin notes: mpeg4 or ogv -  Gd  quality, all star cast.
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(1967) Visual comedy (colour) - Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Jim Dale, Hattie Jacques, Jimmy Tarbuck and Bill Oddie. (very funny).
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(1967) (Drama) (British)
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts
Plot: Deals with social and racial issues in an London inner-city school.
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Admin notes: File format: mp4, Gd history - if over dramatised.
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The Over The Hill Gang (1969) The Over The Hill Gang (comedy western, colour)
Plot:
Captain Oren Hayes (Pat O'Brien) of the Texas Rangers takes a break to visit his daughter (Kristin Harmon). He finds his daughter Hannah's husband Jeff (Ricky Nelson) is running for Mayor against a corrupt town boss.
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The Over The Hill Gang Rides Again The Over The Hill Gang Rides Again (1970) comedy western, colour
Walter Brennan; Fred Astaire; Edgar Buchanan

Plot: Old-time comrades-in-arms join forces to sober up an old buddy, a down-and-out drunk, and restore his reputation. It┤s the only movie where you can see Fred Astaire with a mustache!
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(1973) Western, colour

Plot: A black man comes home from fighting in the civil war to find his mother has been murdered by some white men. Joshua becomes a bounty hunter and seeks to take revenge on behalf of his mother.

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(1981) (Comedy, Romance) PG 15
Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud
Plot: Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan.What should he do?

Admin notes: File format avi or mp4
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(1986) US (Comedy Action Adventure)
Stars: Steve Martin, Martin Short & Chevy Chase.
Plot: Comic version of the Magnificent 7.
Plot: Three actors are called to a small mexican town to save from the bad Bandidos. Very Funny, typical US humour.

Admin notes: File format On-line viewing - Putlocker - close all pop ups and updates.
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(1999) (Biography, Drama, Family) Book by Homer H. Hickam Jr.
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern
Plot: The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

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(2011) (Comedy, Drama) PG 15
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Colm Meaney, Martin McCann
Plot: The story centers on a botched fish market robbery that leads to the involvement of an American visitor, the local police and a gangster out for revenge, all of which leads to a succession on misadventures.

Admin notes: File format mkv or mp4 - Funny, a mixture of US/Irish humour.
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(2012) (Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller) PG 15
Stars: Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel
Plot: When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.

Admin notes: File format mkv or mp4 - Odd and qwerky.
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