Talking Pictures TV Wish list

by jfryleach | created - 5 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A list of films I would love to see screened on the UK TV channel Talking Pictures TV - Sky 328 - Freeview 81

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1. The Flesh Is Weak (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

Pimps prey on young women coming to London for work.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: John Derek, Milly Vitale, William Franklyn, Martin Benson

Votes: 81

2. The Pleasure Girls (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A beautiful young girl arrives in London to pursue a modeling career, and finds herself caught up in the whole "swinging '60s" scene.

Director: Gerry O'Hara | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anneke Wills, Tony Tanner, Rosemary Nicols

Votes: 142

3. The Road Builder (1971)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Jean Anderson

Votes: 786

4. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 9,114 | Gross: $0.05M

5. Tommy the Toreador (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

Tommy is a happy sailor, travelling the world, singing his favourite songs. When he visits Spain, he gets mistaken for a famous bullfighter. Tommy finishes up in the bull-ring facing a VERY... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Tommy Steele, Janet Munro, Sidney James, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 115

6. Privilege (1967)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Steven Shorter is the ultimate British music star. His music is listened to by everyone from pre-teens to grandparents. He has no trace of public bad habits or drug involvement. Everyone in... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, William Job

Votes: 1,004

7. Gutter Girls (1963)

88 min | Drama

A clique of girls in an English school wear a small yellow teddy bear on their uniform to signify that they have lost their virginity. Linda, the girls' leader, fears she may be pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Jacqueline Ellis, Annette Whiteley, Georgina Patterson, Anne Kettle

Votes: 93

8. The Wind of Change (1961)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama

Frank is an unemployed, discontented and rebellious teenage, living at home with his mild-mannered father, domineering mother and sister Josie. Frank harbors a deep-seated resentment and ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Johnny Briggs, Ann Lynn, Hilda Fenemore

Votes: 75

9. School for Unclaimed Girls (1969)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

Nicki believes she caused her father's death. Her mother's new knight in shining armour is actually the flame that relights Nicki's nightmare from hell. She is then sent to a school for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Madeleine Hinde, Renée Asherson, Dennis Waterman, Patrick Mower

Votes: 133

10. An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Vinay Inambar, Joab Collins

Votes: 112

11. Live Now - Pay Later (1962)

104 min | Comedy

Albert is a cheerful, unscrupulous "tally-man", a door-to-door salesman who cons housewives into buying things they don't need on the installment plan. He's happy - until he begins to fall in love.

Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Gregson, Liz Fraser

Votes: 87

12. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,306

13. Up the Junction (1968)

R | 119 min | Drama

Addresses some of the major 60s social issues - a bored rich London-girl from Chelsea decides to go "slumming" in depressed Battersea, getting a flat and starts factory-work and makes friends... of which one has to get an illegal abortion.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Maureen Lipman, Adrienne Posta

Votes: 573

14. Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)

G | 99 min | Comedy

An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Terry-Thomas, Jacqueline Pearce, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 520

15. Wedding Night (1969)

M/PG | 99 min | Drama

A young, sensitive girl becomes panicky on her wedding night with an overpowering fear of marital sex and ultimate pregnancy.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Tessa Wyatt, Alexandra Bastedo, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 16

16. My Lover, My Son (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama

Francesca Anderson, the rich wife of an older millionaire, can't cope with the death of her lover, who is the father of her only son, James. As her son is somehow part of her dead lover, ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Romy Schneider, Donald Houston, Dennis Waterman, Patricia Brake

Votes: 244

17. Young and Willing (1962)

110 min | Drama, Romance

University students form relationships and perform pranks with disastrous consequences all round.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Virginia Maskell, Paul Rogers, Ian McShane, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 114

18. Man of Violence (1970)

107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A mercenary joins forces with 2 crooked cops in an attempt to steal a fortune in gold bullion from a corrupt Arab country.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Michael Latimer, Luan Peters, Derek Aylward, Maurice Kaufmann

Votes: 157

19. The Hunting Party (1971)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman, Simon Oakland

Votes: 2,357

20. Private Road (1971)

89 min | Drama, Romance

The childish love story between a young depressive girl and a talented young writer and the first steps into their adult life.

Director: Barney Platts-Mills | Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Bruce Robinson, Michael Feast, Robert Brown

Votes: 167

21. I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

The professional and romantic misadventures of an advertising executive in 1960s swinging London.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White, Harry Andrews

Votes: 846

22. Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968)

G | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

Friends Herman, Karl, Keith, Derek and Barry are working class Manchester lads who aren't getting very far in their respective working lives. That fact is epitomized by Herman's failure to ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: Peter Noone, Karl Green, Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby

Votes: 382

23. Hold On! (1966)

Not Rated | 85 min | Musical, Comedy

British beat group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Peter Noone, Karl Green, Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby

Votes: 249

24. The Assassination Bureau (1969)

M | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A woman causes a group of assassins to face their greatest challenge.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 2,090

25. Lock Up Your Daughters! (1969)

R | 102 min | Comedy

A trio of randy sailors go looking for girl-friends in 18th-century London.

Director: Peter Coe | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Glynis Johns, Ian Bannen

Votes: 138 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Sitting Target (1972)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward

Votes: 1,126

27. The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A woman must find out about a crime she is implicated, to prove her innocence.

Director: Joann Sfar | Stars: Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay, Elio Germano, Stacy Martin

Votes: 2,333 | Gross: $0.00M

28. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)

80 min | Action, Adventure, History

In the 1830s, a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson, Andrew Cruickshank, George Pastell

Votes: 765

29. What the Peeper Saw (1972)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect that her 12 year old stepson may have murdered his mother, who mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.

Directors: James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 596

30. The Penthouse (1967)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

Three thugs--Tom, Dick and Harry (a woman)--break into the penthouse apartment of an adulterous couple and proceed to terrorize them, but as it turns out, things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Terence Morgan, Suzy Kendall, Tony Beckley, Norman Rodway

Votes: 182

31. Charlie Bubbles (1968)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

A married writer has an affair with his secretary.

Director: Albert Finney | Stars: Albert Finney, Colin Blakely, Billie Whitelaw, Liza Minnelli

Votes: 575

32. Who? (1974)

PG | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Elliott Gould, Trevor Howard, Joseph Bova, Edward Grover

Votes: 516

33. Work Is a 4-Letter Word (1968)

M/PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Everyone is employed by the ultra-modern DICE Corporation but Valentine Brose would rather stay at home to tend his psychedelic mushrooms.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: David Warner, Cilla Black, Zia Mohyeddin, David Waller

Votes: 91

34. The Big Switch (1968)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime

Playboy John Carter is implicated in the murder of a blonde from a discotheque and is forced by gangsters into posing for pornographic photographs.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Sebastian Breaks, Virginia Wetherell, Jack Allen, Derek Aylward

Votes: 137

35. Tiffany Jones (1973)

R | 90 min | Comedy

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

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Anouska Hempel, Ray Brooks, Susan Sheers, Damien Thomas

Votes: 143

36. Never Too Young to Rock (1976)

99 min | Music

In the late 1970s, rock 'n' roll was banned from television. One young man, our hero, led the battle against the TV ban. He searched the country for the biggest rock groups to perform at a ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Abey | Stars: Peter Denyer, Freddie Jones, Sheila Steafel, Joe Lynch

Votes: 42

37. Penny Paradise (1938)

72 min | Comedy

A Liverpool tug boat captain finds he's won a fortune on the penny pools and it changes his life. However, after giving up his job and throwing a large expensive party, he discovers that he... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Betty Driver, Jimmy O'Dea, Ethel Coleridge

Votes: 74

38. The Gentle Touch (1956)

91 min | Drama, Comedy

The public and private lives of 5 girls, who start out as student nurses in the National Health service during the 1950's.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: George Baker, Belinda Lee, Delphi Lawrence, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 56

39. The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

Cool, sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naïve, awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly

Votes: 2,758

40. How I Won the War (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

An inept British World War II commander leads his troops through a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague

Votes: 2,116

41. Squeeze a Flower (1970)

102 min | Comedy

When greed threatens the livelihood of an Italian monastery, a monk flees with the formula for their special liquor.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Walter Chiari, Jack Albertson, Rowena Wallace, Dave Allen

Votes: 19

42. The Leather Boys (1964)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

An immature teenager marries a young biker but becomes disenchanted with the realities of working class marriage and her husband's relationship with his best friend.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Colin Campbell, Dudley Sutton, Gladys Henson

Votes: 598

43. Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Bury, Anicée Alvina, Ronald Lewis, Toby Robins

Votes: 813

44. The War Lover (1962)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, War

In 1943, while stationed in Britain, arrogant Captain Buzz Rickson is in command of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, but his recklessness is endangering everyone around him.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 1,568

45. Two Left Feet (1965)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Based on David Stuart Leslie's novel Two Left Feet is a story about Alan Crabbe (Michael Crawford a callow youth desperate for a date with any girl who can offer him the experience he lacks... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Michael Crawford, Nyree Dawn Porter, Julia Foster, David Hemmings

Votes: 54

46. How I Won the War (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War