Vic Reeves reveals his top six favourite classic movies

The Shooting Stars comedian picks out the golden oldies that make vital viewing to classic film fans

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Prefer low-key movies of past to the CGI-bombastic blockbusters? Looking for a string of golden oldies to binge on? Let TV comedian and classic film fanatic Vic Reeves point you to six of the best forgotten gems…

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The Flying Deuces (1939)

Laurel and Hardy join the French Foreign Legion to forget Ollie’s spurned marriage proposal. Fine business with smelling salts, mangle and biplane.

Woman in A Dressing Gown (1957)

Classy British kitchen-sink drama pivoting around a torrid domestic love triangle. Yvonne Mitchell shines as the put-upon wife.

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (1960)

Vic’s favourite film: Albert Finney’s working-class everybloke maintains a precarious work/hedonism balance when responsibility rears its ugly head.

Whistle Down The Wind (1961)

A children’s favourite with Christian allegories from director Bryan Forbes: three kids hide fugitive Alan Bates in a barn, believing him to be Jesus.

Hell Drivers (1957)

“DEATH IS AT EVERY BEND!” screams the trailer for this punchy tyre-screecher from Zulu director Cy Endfield, with Stanley Baker as a newly recruited extreme trucker.

Villain (1971)

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A less-typical colour choice, this thriller (left) has Richard Burton struggling with a cockney accent as a bisexual gangster. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (Porridge) with Godfather actor Al Lettieri.