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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: 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...

Movies My Dad Likes: Carrie [1976]

In my day when Halloween came round we would make our own costumes comprising of an old bed sheet, Mum’s lipstick and lashing of tomato sauce. Then we would knock on doors in the vain hope of...

Movies My Dad Likes: Conduct Unbecoming [1975]

There are some films that seem like a window into a bygone age when human values were vastly different to those pertaining today and Conduct Unbecoming certainly falls into this category. It is an...

Movies My Dad Likes: Sabrina [1954]

I am not a fan of Romcons, most of which seem to me to be somewhat nauseating. That said there are a few that I find original and highly entertaining and the 1954 version of Sabrina certainly comes...

Movies My Dad Likes For Christmas: When Eight Bells Toll [1971]

  Well into the evening now and it’s thriller time but it has to be something that is within my now diminished capacity to understand. A movie then with not too many characters or red herrings...

Movies My Dad Likes For Christmas: The Lavender Hill Mob [1951]

Staying with the inoffensive theme I have bucked the current vulgar trend in comedy and gone for a golden oldie in The Lavender Hill Mob from the prolific Ealing Studios. Although more than sixty...

Movies My Dad Likes For Christmas: Swiss Family Robinson [1960]

When you stop to think, it always seems that Christmas Day is followed by Christmas Day and everything between is just a microsecond in hyperspace, so perhaps we should rename it as Groundhog Day. So...

Movies My Dad Likes: Mackenna’s Gold [1969]

Mackenna’s Gold is basically a story about a treasure hunt in the Wild West. Obviously like all other treasure hunt stories the mother load is, as expected from the outset, eventually found. So...