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Movies My Dad Likes: Murder by Decree [1979]

There have been numerous movies involving Sherlock Holmes and a number dealing with the Jack the Ripper murders. A Study in Terror (1965) was the first attempt at bringing them together in one plot...

Movies My Dad Likes: Jurassic Park [1993]

After inventing the movie blockbuster in 1975 with Jaws, Steven Spielberg redefined the genre again with his classic Jurassic Park. It’s been twenty-five years since Spielberg brought Michael...

Movies My Dad Likes: The Way To The Stars [1945]

It would be wrong to label “The Way To The Stars”(or Johnny In The Clouds as it was also known) as a war movie. Yes it takes place during the Second World War and many of the scenes are at...

Movies My Dad Likes: Two Mules for Sister Sara [1970]

Two Mules for Sister Sara is a truly entertaining movie from the prolific director Don Siegel; with an engaging soundtrack, that seems to incorporate some heehaws from a mule. It’s by Ennio...

Movies My Dad Likes: Pimpernel Smith [1941]

This film was made before I was born but I was fortunate enough to find a copy recently. It is, as the title suggests, a plot based upon the older classic Scarlett Pimpernel where an apparent...

Movies My Dad Likes: Our Man In Havana [1959]

If you’re feeling down because it won’t stop raining outside and you need a good pick me up, then why not watch the movie Our Man in Havana. Based on the book by Graham Greene, who also wrote the...

Movies My Dad Likes: Breakheart Pass [1975]

As far as I know, Breakheart Pass was the only western story written by the great Alistair McClean but what a riveting tale it is. His screenplay version of the story for the movie does not...

Movies My Dad Likes: Hell Drivers [1957]

Hell Drivers released in 1957 remains one of my top 20 all time favourite movies. When I first saw this black and white movie the whole audience seemed to be swaying from side to site as overladen...

Movies My Dad Likes: Firefox [1982]

Firefox is one of the best cold war movies highlighting the doctrine that neither side could allow the other to get too far ahead in military capability. Many believe that this strive for balance...

Movies My Dad Likes: The Man Who Would Be King

Based upon a Rudyard Kipling short story this is a memorable fun adventure movie directed by the long serving Hollywood director John Huston, who also wrote the screenplay. It is the only opportunity...