I saw this on Salted Caramel’s site (not to be confused with Crushed Caramel’s site which I have 100% never done, not even once).
It’s part of 5 things Tuesday but I don’t see why it can’t be any day, so here are my 5 film choices:
The 39 Steps (1935)
Starring Robert Donat, Madelaine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim and Godfrey Tearle
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock’s classic but incredibly loose adaption of John Buchan’s classic tale of espionage and wrong identity still packs a punch even if certain visuals and performances have dated. Dad’s Army fans should keep an eye out for a ‘young’ John Laurie as a greedy and paranoid farmer.
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (2011)
Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kathy Burke and Roger Lloyd-Pack
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
A complex story told in a relatively short duration meaning that there is so going on that it is a film which really benefits from repeated viewings. While it cannot go into the details the superior TV Series with Alec Guinness did, this is an excellent take on Le Carre’s masterpiece. It is a pity that the film makers didn’t do the full trilogy as I’d love to have seen The Honorable Schoolboy and Smiley’s People hit the silver screen.
White Heat (1949)
Starring James Cagney and Virginia Mayo.
Directed by Raoul Walsh
James Cagney excels as the sadistic and insane Arthur “Cody” Jarrett in this excellent gangster noir, with a host of double crossing characters throughout.
Starring Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudsen.
A childhood favourite which I have returned to on many occasions and watching it as an adult there are a few moments which make me wonder how on Earth my Mum let me watch this growing up.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Starring Harrison Ford
By far the best of the trilogy, full of action and humour with some amazing set pieces throughout the movie.