Search results for "Charles Crichton"


A Fish Called Wanda (1988) RT 93% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Michael Palin

Cosmic Princess (1982)

An alien princess aids people (Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Catherine Schell) stranded on out-of-orbit Moonbase Alpha.  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Peter Medak
CAST:  Martin Landau  •  Barbara Bain  •  Catherine Schell  •  Nick Tate

The Third Secret (1964) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: May 2007

A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Diane Cilento

Floods of Fear (1958)

A man (Howard Keel) framed for murder escapes from prison during a flood and helps a young woman (Anne Heywood) in distress.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Howard Keel  •  Anne Heywood  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Harry H. Corbett

Law and Disorder (1958) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  Robert Morley  •  Lionel Jeffries  •  Ronald Squire

Man in the Sky (1957)

The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Jeremy Bodkin  •  Gerard Lohan

The Divided Heart (1954)

During World War II, a German woman, Inga, goes missing and is presumed dead. Her infant son is placed in an orphanage where, years later, he's adopted by a childless couple. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Cornell Borchers  •  Yvonne Mitchell  •  Armin Dahlen  •  Alexander Knox

The Love Lottery (1954)

Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  David Niven  •  Herbert Lom  •  Peggy Cummins  •  Anne Vernon

The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2005

When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line a group of local residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Stanley Holloway  •  George Relph  •  Naunton Wayne  •  John Gregson

The Stranger In Between (1952)

Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Jon Whiteley  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Kay Walsh




The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Sid James  •  Alfie Bass

Train of Events (1949) RT Audience 50%

A train disaster is told in four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them and how they deal with it.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Sidney Cole  •  Basil Deardon
CAST:  Jack Warner  •  Gladys Henson  •  Patric Doonan  •  Valerie Hobson

Another Shore (1948)

A young Irishman comes up with an unusual plan to get the money to emigrate to Tahiti. One of the Ealing comedies.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Robert Beatty  •  Moira Lister  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Wilfrid Brambell

Against the Wind (1948)

A disparate group of volunteers are trained as saboteurs and parachuted into Belgium to blow up an office containing important Nazi records and to rescue a prominent S.O.E. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Robert Beatty  •  Simone Signoret  •  Jack Warner  •  Gordon Jackson

Hue and Cry (1947) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Feb 2009

A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Harry Fowler  •  Jack Warner  •  Jack Lambert

Dead of Night (1945) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Robert Hamer  •  Basil Dearden  •  Alberto Cavalcanti
CAST:  Mervyn Johns  •  Roland Culver  •  Mary Merrall  •  Googie Withers

Painted Boats (1945)

In this modest drama, set during World War II, two rival boat families battle it out for supremacy.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Jenny Laird  •  Madoline Thomas  •  Grace Arnold  •  Harry Fowler

For Those in Peril (1944)

A WWII flyer fails to join the RAF so he joins the Air - Sea Rescue instead. His boat is out in all conditions picking up downed pilots and taking them to safety.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Ralph Michael  •  John Slater  •  Robert Wyndham

Dance Hall (1950)

Episodic tale of four factory girls and their various romances at the local dance hall in Chiswick, London. Unusual at the time, the film tells its story from a feminine ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Petula Clark  •  Diana Dors  •  Natasha Parry  •  Donald Houston