Classic Movies Playlist

Classic Movies Playlist

A specially-curated selection of classic feature films. Watch on "British Pathé's Heritage Hub", an award-winning video streaming service featuring hundreds of full-length documentaries for specialist audiences. Available on iOS, tvOS, Android, Android TV, Roku, Fire TV, and online.

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Classic Movies Playlist
  • McLintock!

    George Washington McLintock, “G.W.” to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He is surprised by the arrival of his estranged wife Katherine who has returned to take their daughter away with her. Balancing his wife, his headstrong daughter, and some crooks...

  • The Big Combo

    Police lieutenant Diamond (Cornel Wilde) is ordered to stop investigating gangster boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte) because of lack of results. Unwilling to let it go, Diamond changes strategy in his hunt for evidence by going after Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell (Jean Wallace).

  • Beat the Devil

    Four rogues are stranded in Italy awaiting the repair of their steamer when they meet an ordinary couple. The six of them head for Africa with the goal of gaining wealth through the buying of (supposedly) uranium-rich land. Other travellers join them with similar intentions.

  • A Star Is Born

    A young actress arrives in Hollywood to become a star. After many disappointments, she meets an older, alcoholic actor who takes her under his wing and they fall in love. She will have to choose between pursuing her dream and looking after him.

  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    Young heiress Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) just wanted to run off with her friend Sam (Van Heflin), but ended up involved in a murder. Years later, Sam returns to find Martha, who is now a powerful figure married to Walter (Kirk Douglas), an alcoholic district attorney. Eventually, Sam is draw...

  • The Red House

    Meg has been raised by Pete and Ellen ever since she was abandoned by her birth parents. One day, Meg and her friend Nath get close to a lonely cabin in the woods which Pete warns them is a place of terrible danger. As Meg and Nath start falling for each other, they find themselves drawn to the d...

  • Pot o' Gold

    Jimmy (James Stewart) is the owner of a failed music shop who works with his uncle. He becomes close to a family of Irish music lovers who happen to be his uncle's worst enemies and finds himself helping their band get gigs while trying to reconcile the two parties. Meanwhile, Jimmy falls for the...

  • One-Eyed Jacks

    Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) betrays his partner in crime Rio (Marlon Brando), taking their loot and leaving him to be captured. Years later, Rio, seeking revenge, escapes from prison and goes after Dad, who is now a respectable sheriff.

  • The Strange Woman

    In 1820s Maine, beautiful Jenny Hager (Hedy Lamarr) knows she can always get her own way with the men around her. She marries an old local businessman who grants her an important position, but she continues to play around with men, including her husband's son and the foreman of his company.

  • Meet John Doe

    A reporter writes a column about “John Doe”, an unexciting man who plans to kill himself in protest against America's neglect of the little people. The newspaper then hires Gary Cooper to pose as this fictional John Doe, who captures the public's imagination in a series of radio addresses.

  • Rain

    Sadie Thompson (Joan Crawford), a prostitute, lives it up with American soldiers stationed on the island of Tutuila. Soon, Sgt. Tim O'Hara (William Gargan) falls in love with her. But missionary Alfred Davidson (Walter Huston) will try to convert her wild ways.

  • Horror Express

    A British anthropologist (Christopher Lee) discovers a frozen monster in Manchuria. Convinced that the creature is the “missing link”, he embarks on a Trans-Siberian train to transport it back to Europe. But during the journey, the monster comes to life and starts killing the passengers.

  • Heights of Danger

    A 1953 motor racing adventure in which the Burton Family must win an Alpine car rally's prize money in order to afford to keep the family petrol station - but a big garage profiteer seeks to sabotage their chances.

  • A Farewell to Arms

    Frederic (Gary Cooper), an American ambulance driver working for the Italian Army during World War I, falls in love with British Red Cross nurse Catherine (Helen Hayes). His jealous commanding officer, Major Rinaldi, transfers Catherine to a different hospital. But an injury on the battlefield ta...

  • Algiers

    In Algiers, the thief Pepe le Moko hides from police in the maze-like Casbah. He is soon a target not only for a policeman and an inspector, but also jealous thief Regis. Pepe meets the beautiful American Gaby and becomes obsessed with her. Regis’ plan to bring Pepe into the open fails, until Pep...

  • D.O.A.

    Small-town accountant Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) travels to San Francisco before settling down with his fiancée Paula (Pamela Britton). After a night out, he wakes up to learn that he has been given a toxin which has no antidote. With one week left to live, he aims to find out who poisoned hi...

  • Father's Little Dividend

    This sequel to “Father of the Bride” (1950) follows newly-married Kay Dunstan, who announces that she is going to have a baby. This leaves her dad in the position of having to accept he will very soon become a grandfather.

  • Hell's House

    Jimmy admires his boss Matt Kelly. When he refuses to implicate Kelly in a bootlegger case, Jimmy ends up in a brutal reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart disease, and manages to escape to tell the world about the horrible conditions of the school.

  • Indiscretion of an American Wife

    A married American woman must choose whether to break off her affair with a young Italian and return home to her husband or to stay with her new flame. Also known as "Stazione Termini" and "Terminal Station".

  • Kansas City Confidential

    A former G.I. is framed for the robbery of an armoured car. During his detention, he is beaten up and tortured by police. When he is finally released due to lack of evidence, he embarks on a journey to Mexico in order to discover who set him up and what their motivations were. Released in the Uni...

  • Of Human Bondage

    Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) abandons his artistic aspirations when he meets Mildred Rogers (Bette Davis), a waitress and a femme fatale. Although she abuses him, Philip becomes obsessed with her. When he finally seems ready to move on, Mildred reappears and does not let him escape.

  • Scarlet Street

    Starving artist Christopher Cross falls in love with the beautiful Kitty March. However, Kitty is interested in Johnny, a crook. When they find out that art dealers are interested in Cross’ work, they con him into letting Kitty take credit for the paintings. Blinded by love, Cross allows it at fi...

  • Spooks Run Wild

    The East Side kids bump into a mysterious man named Nardo (Bela Lugosi). Full of imagination, the children believe Nardo is the “monster killer” they have heard about. They set out to try to capture Nardo before he can kill anyone else.

  • Suddenly!

    Ellen Benson is a widow and pacifist whose peace is disturbed by the unsuccessful courtship of the town's sheriff, Todd Shaw. But everything changes when the U.S. president passes through town. Gangster John Baron (Frank Sinatra) picks the Benson home as an ideal spot from which to launch his att...