Classic Corner

River of No Return

(1954) ★★★ Widower Robert Mitchum is stranded in hostile Injun territory with his young son and Marilyn Monroe, a saloon singer with a gold claim...

Rear Window

(1954) ★★★★★ Like William Shakespeare, Alfred Hitchcock understood the human condition. Rear Window is perhaps the clearest example of this. Although here – as James...

Psycho

(1960) ★★★★★ Film 4: Wednesday 27 May, 10.55pm Thornton Wilder’s small town murder story Shadow of a Doubt (1943) is routinely trotted out as Alfred Hitchcock’s...

The Train

(1964) ★★★★ TCM: Friday 22 May, 3pm Bellicose Burt Lancaster helps the French Resistance in an audacious attempt to prevent the Nazis taking great works of...

Bell, Book and Candle

(1958) ★★★ Film4: Monday 11 May, 12.45pm The same year James Stewart and Kim Novak starred in Vertigo, they made this attractive theatrical trifle. He’s a...

Vertigo

(1958) ★★★★★ BBC2: Saturday 9 May, 2.50pm Alfred Hitchcock learned from the silent masters – montage from Sergei Eisenstein, atmosphere from Fritz Lang – and proceeded...

On The Beach

(1959) ★★★★ You missed it! Please check back later to find out when the film is next on... The most striking aspect of Neville Shute’s Atomic...

Major Dundee

(1964) ★★★★ Embattled film-maker Sam Peckinpah was at war with Hollywood all his career. And with himself all his life, which ended with a heart attack...