Search results for "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

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

Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, the third film version of Civil War vet Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It premiered at Loew's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Haya Harareet  •  Stephen Boyd

Malta Story (1953) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Dec 2008

In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Muriel Pavlow  •  Anthony Steel

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) RT 71% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 1999

Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Michael Jayston  •  Janet Suzman  •  Roderic Noble  •  Ania Marson

No Highway in the Sky (1951) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 1995

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Marlene Dietrich  •  Glynis Johns  •  Jack Hawkins

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) RT 75% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2006

A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign • Music
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

The Cruel Sea (1953) RT Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2005

At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Charles Frend
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Donald Sinden  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Stanley Baker

The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)

A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Niven  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Jack Hawkins

The Fallen Idol (1948) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Nov 2006

The film is told through the naive eyes of a diplomat's young son, Phillipe, who idolises his best friend, the diplomat's butler Baines. Baines has constructed a heroic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Michèle Morgan  •  Sonia Dresdel  •  Bobby Henrey




The Small Back Room (1949) RT 80% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2008

At the height of World War II, the Germans begin dropping a new type of booby-trapped bomb on England. Sammy Rice, a highly-skilled but haunted bomb-disposal officer, must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Leslie Banks

Young Winston (1972) RT 44% / Audience 51%

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Simon Ward  •  Jack Hawkins

Zulu (1964) RT 93% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Feb 2001

In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) are in charge of defending the isolated Natal ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Cy Endfield
CAST:  Stanley Baker  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Ulla Jacobsson  •  James Booth

Waterloo (1970) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2005

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign • History
DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Orson Welles  •  Jack Hawkins

The League of Gentlemen (1960) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 1991

Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Foreign • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Nigel Patrick  •  Roger Livesey  •  Richard Attenborough

Theatre of Blood (1973)

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Diana Rigg  •  Ian Hendry  •  Harry Andrews

Kidnapped (1971) RT Audience 31%

Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Lawrence Douglas  •  Vivien Heilbron  •  Trevor Howard

Judith (1966)

A Jewish woman is recruited to help track down a German commander who was her former husband.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Peter Finch  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Hans Verner

Jane Eyre (1971) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Susannah York  •  Ian Bannen  •  Jack Hawkins

Guns at Batasi (1964) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2006

An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Flora Robson  •  John Leyton