Search results for "Renée Asherson"


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Henry V (1944) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Based on one of the most popular historical plays by Shakespeare and made in order to boost the morale of British troops during WW2, this movie is about English King Henry V ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Renée Asherson  •  Ralph Truman  •  Ernest Thesiger

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

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jun 2001

British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Val Guest
CAST:  Janet Munro  •  Leo McKern  •  Edward Judd  •  Michael Goodliffe

The Magic Box (1951) RT Audience 76%

Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Boulting
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Margaret Johnston  •  Maria Schell  •  Richard Attenborough

The Others (2001) RT 83% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2002

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alejandro Amenábar
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Alakina Mann  •  James Bentley

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

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

The Way to the Stars (1945) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2011

Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  John Mills  •  Rosamund Greenwood  •  Stanley Holloway

Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966) RT 43% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Rasputin, a crazed and debauched monk wreaks havoc at the local inn one night, chopping off the hand of one of the drinkers. As the bitter locals plan their revenge, the evil ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Barbara Shelley  •  Richard Pasco  •  Francis Matthews

The Way Ahead (1944)

A mismatched collection of conscripted civilians find training tough under Lieutenant Jim Perry (David Niven) and Sergeant Ned Fletcher (William Hartnell) when they are called ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  David Niven  •  Stanley Holloway  •  James Donald  •  John Laurie




Harnessing Peacocks (1993) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Sir John Mills, Peter Davison and Serena Scott Thomas star in this warm, funny and romantic story of a woman forced to make a new life for herself in a Cornish seaside town. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Serena Scott Thomas  •  Peter Davison  •  John Mills  •  Nicholas Le Prevost

The Smashing Bird I Used to Know (1969)

A gold digging man seduces a widow for her money, and also makes a pass at her teenage Daughter, the Daughter plans a terrible revenge  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Robert Hartford-Davis
CAST:  Madeleine Hinde  •  Renée Asherson  •  Dennis Waterman  •  Patrick Mower

Romance on the Orient Express (1985) RT Audience 75%

Lily, an American traveling on the famous Orient Express train from Venice to Paris, suddenly runs into her former lover, Alex, whom they met and had a tender romance 10 years ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lawrence Gordon Clark
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Stuart Wilson  •  Renée Asherson  •  Ruby Wax

Time Is My Enemy (1954)

In this crime drama, a murderer covers his tracks by framing his wife.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Don Chaffey
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  Renée Asherson  •  Susan Shaw  •  Patrick Barr

Pool of London (1951) RT Audience 50%

Jewel thieves, murder and a manhunt swirl around a sailor (Bonar Colleano) off a cargo ship in London.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Bonar Colleano  •  Earl Cameron  •  Susan Shaw  •  Renée Asherson

Once a Jolly Swagman (1949)

Starring Dirk Bogarde, Bonar Colleano, Thora Hird, Sid James and Bill Owen, this British gem was nominated for a BAFTA in 1949. Bogarde, in only his second film, plays the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jack Lee
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Bonar Colleano  •  Bill Owen  •  Renée Asherson

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