Tag: Gordon Jackson

Kidnapped (1971) 6.2

Kidnapped (1971)

When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad...

Bitter Springs (1950) 6.6

Bitter Springs (1950)

Wally King, with his family and stockmen, drive livestock over hundreds of kilometres of dry country to take up their new selection at Bitter Springs, in central Australia. A government trooper warns them that they are m...

The Ipcress File (1965) 7.2

The Ipcress File (1965)

Several leading Western scientists have been kidnapped only to reappear a fews days later. Unfortunately, each scientist has been brainwashed and is now completely useless. The British send Agent Harry Palmer to investig...

The Great Escape (1963) 8.2

The Great Escape (1963)

Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war are all put in an "escape proof" camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the movie is play...

Whisky Galore! (1949) 7.2

Whisky Galore! (1949)

Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotlan...

Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog-1961 7.3

Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog-1961

Scotland, 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye Terrier Bobby go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping o...

Mutiny on the Bounty-1962 7.3

Mutiny on the Bounty-1962

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they ar...

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-1969 7.6

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-1969

A liberated young schoolteacher at an Edinburgh girls' school in the period between the two wars, instructs her girls on the ways of life. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she teaches them of love, politics and art. H...

Tunes of Glory-1960 7.6

Tunes of Glory-1960

Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During World War II, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the regiment has returned to Scotland, and a ne...

The Long Ships-1964 6.1

The Long Ships-1964

There is a legend about a great bell, called "The Mother of Voices," made of pure gold, three times the size of a man, made by monks many years ago... This is the story told in the marketplace by a Viking called Rolfe. T...

Hell Drivers-1957 7.2

Hell Drivers-1957

Joe "Tom" Yateley is an ex-convict. Trying to leave his past behind, he decides to start working for the Hawlett Trucking company, which transports gravel. It's an aggressive company, where speed is everything. Doing too...

The Captive Heart-1946 7

The Captive Heart-1946

After the evacuation at Dunkirk, June 1940, some thousands of British prisoners are sent to German P.O.W. camps. One such group includes "Capt. Geoffrey Mitchell," a concentration-camp escapee who assumed the identity of...

The Quatermass Xperiment-1955 6.7

The Quatermass Xperiment-1955

In the countryside of London, a rocket crashes on a farm and Professor Bernard Quatermass and Scotland Yard Inspector Lomax arrive in the spot. The rocket was launched by Prof. Quatermass with the astronauts Victor Carro...