Search results for "David Lean"


A Passage to India (1984) RT 85% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Mar 2001

The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Alec Guinness  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  James Fox

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  William Holden  •  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa

Ryan's Daughter (1970) RT 50% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Feb 2006

World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Trevor Howard  •  Christopher Jones

Doctor Zhivago (1965) RT 81% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Julie Christie  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Rod Steiger

Summertime (1955) RT 93% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Jane Hudson, a jaunty as well as attractive middle-aged secretary from Akron, Ohio, has finally made it to Venice, Italy, for her long-awaited dream vacation. Never-married ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Rossano Brazzi  •  Isa Miranda  •  Darren McGavin

Hobson's Choice (1954) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for overindulging in the local Moonraker ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  John Mills  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Daphne Anderson

The Sound Barrier (1952)

Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Ann Todd  •  Nigel Patrick  •  John Justin

Madeleine (1950) RT 100% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Sep 2004

The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Norman Wooland  •  Ivan Desny  •  Leslie Banks

The Passionate Friends (1949) RT 78% / Audience 56%

The passionate friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary Justin meets Steven Stratton again and they have one last fling together ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Claude Rains  •  Trevor Howard  •  Isabel Dean




Oliver Twist (1948) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Kay Walsh  •  John Howard Davies  •  Robert Newton

Great Expectations (1946) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  John Mills  •  Anthony Wager  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Jean Simmons

Brief Encounter (1945) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Sep 2004

At a railway station cafe, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey. Both of them are already married, but they continue to meet at the cafe every Thursday despite the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Celia Johnson  •  Trevor Howard  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Joyce Carey

Blithe Spirit (1945) RT 72% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 1998

An English mystery novelist invites a medium over for dinner in the hopes of gathering enough material for his latest book, as well as exposing her as a charlatan. However, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Constance Cummings  •  Kay Hammond  •  Margaret Rutherford

This Happy Breed (1944) RT 100% / Audience 78%

A middle-class family faces personal triumphs and tragedies when they move to a new home in the suburbs.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Robert Newton  •  Celia Johnson  •  Amy Veness  •  Alison Leggatt

In Which We Serve (1942) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2007

This is the story of a British Naval ship, the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ships first and only ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean  •  Noël Coward
CAST:  Noël Coward  •  Derek Elphinstone  •  Michael Wilding  •  John Mills