Search results for "Michael Powell"


A Canterbury Tale (1944) RT 85% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jul 2006

Three people arrive in a village in Southern England in the early years of World War 2. Alison Smith is a London girl who is due to start working on a farm as a 'Land Girl'. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  Eric Portman  •  Sheila Sim  •  Dennis Price  •  John Sweet

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Niven  •  Kim Hunter  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Richard Attenborough

Age of Consent (film) (1969)

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  James Mason  •  Helen Mirren  •  Jack MacGowran  •  Neva Carr-Glynn

An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)

A Royal Air Force (RAF) airman who dies during a mission has left a letter to be sent to his mother upon his death.  (more)

GENRES: War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  John Gielgud

Black Narcissus (1947) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2001

A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Farrar  •  Flora Robson  •  Kathleen Byron

Contraband (1940)

When a neutral Danish merchant ship is forced to put into port after trying to evade British wartime contraband control, its captain becomes involved in a beautiful British ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  Conrad Veidt  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Hay Petrie  •  Joss Ambler

49th Parallel (1941)

A damaged U-boat is stranded in a Canadian bay in the early years of World War II. The Fanatical Nazi captain and his crew must reach the neutral United States or be captured. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Leslie Howard  •  Eric Portman  •  Raymond Lovell

Gone to Earth (1950) RT Audience 81%

Jennifer Jones plays Hazel Woods, a beautiful young English Gypsey girl who loves animals and in particular her pet fox. She is hotly desired by Jack Reddin (David Farrar) a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Sybil Thorndike  •  Edward Chapman

I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Plucky Englishwoman Joan Webster travels to the remote islands of the Scottish Hebrides in order to marry a wealthy industrialist. Trapped by inclement weather on the Isle of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  Wendy Hiller  •  Roger Livesey  •  Pamela Brown  •  Finlay Currie

Oh... Rosalinda!! (1956) RT Audience 75%

Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955) is a film by the British director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars Michael Redgrave, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  Anthony Quayle  •  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Dennis Price  •  Ludmilla Tchérina




One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) RT Audience 65%

During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  Godfrey Tearle  •  Eric Portman  •  Hugh Williams  •  Bernard Miles

Peeping Tom (1960) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Loner Mark Lewis works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  Karlheinz Böhm  •  Moira Shearer  •  Anna Massey  •  Maxine Audley

Red Ensign (1934)

David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard in decline. The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Carol Goodner  •  Frank Vosper  •  Alfred Drayton

The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

Set during the opening years of World War II when the Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the Atlantic convoy routes open and the British Isles supplied. Of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  John Gregson  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Peter Finch  •  Ian Hunter

The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972) RT Audience 14%

John and his class go on a school trip to the Tower of London. While he is there he loses his pet mouse and vows to return and find her later. Back in school, he is not very ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  Mark Dightam  •  Robert Eddison  •  Helen Weir  •  Brian Worth

The Edge of the World (1937)

A way of life is dying on a Shetland island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  John Laurie  •  Belle Chrystall  •  Eric Berry  •  Kitty Kirwan

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 Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) RT 96% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2002

General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  Roger Livesey  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Roland Culver

The Lion Has Wings (1939)

This early, influential propaganda film blends documentary and studio footage to show the valiant efforts of the Royal Air Force to defend the British people against the Nazis.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Brian Desmond Hurst  •  Adrian Brunel
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Ralph Richardson  •  June Duprez  •  Flora Robson