Search results for "Wendy Hiller"

The Elephant Man (1980) RT 90% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 2001

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Anne Bancroft  •  John Gielgud

The Best of Friends (1991) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Adapted from their letters and journals, this is a portrayal of the unique 25-year friendship shared by Dame Laurentia McLachlan (Benedictine nun), Sir Sydney Cockerell ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alvin Rakoff
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Patrick McGoohan

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) RT Audience 70%

A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jack Clayton
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Maggie Smith  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Marie Kean

All Passion Spent (1986) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2006

his three-part miniseries begins with elderly Lady Slane (Wendy Hiller) sitting watchfully by the deathbed of her husband. Tended by her equally aged French maid Genoux ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martyn Friend
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Geoffrey Bayldon  •  Faith Brook  •  Patrick Barlow

Witness for the Prosecution (1982) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Gibson
CAST:  Diana Rigg  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Beau Bridges

The Cat and the Canary (1979) RT Audience 34%

DVD release: Oct 2004

British remake of the classic comedy thriller play. A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Radley Metzger
CAST:  Honor Blackman  •  Edward Fox  •  Michael Callan  •  Wendy Hiller

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2004

In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Martin Balsam  •  Ingrid Bergman

David Copperfield (1969) RT Audience 30%

DVD release: Apr 2001

A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Edith Evans  •  Pamela Franklin

A Man for All Seasons (1966) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Leo McKern  •  Robert Shaw

Toys in the Attic (1963) RT 40% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Sep 1989

Julian Berniers returns from Illinois with his young bride Lily Prine to the family in New Orleans. His spinster sisters Carrie and Anna welcome the couple, who arrive with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Geraldine Page  •  Yvette Mimieux  •  Wendy Hiller

Separate Tables (1958) RT 77% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Dec 2001

The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  Rita Hayworth  •  David Niven  •  Wendy Hiller

How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) RT Audience 100%

A broke British nobleman (Nigel Patrick) targets his Canadian uncle (Charles Coburn), but other relatives get in the way.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Nigel Patrick
CAST:  Nigel Patrick  •  Charles Coburn  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Katie Johnson

Sailor of the King (1953) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Apr 2007

A British naval officer has a brief affair with a woman in England and never knows that she bears him a son. 20 years later the boy is on a ship under his command when he is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roy Boulting
CAST:  Jeffrey Hunter  •  Michael Rennie  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Bernard Lee

Outcast of the Islands (1951) RT Audience 52%

After financial improprieties are discovered at the Eastern trading company where he works, Peter Willems flees the resulting disgrace and criminal charges. He persuades the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Trevor Howard  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Robert Morley  •  Wendy Hiller

I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him ...  (more)

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

Major Barbara (1941) RT 86% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Feb 2010

A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gabriel Pascal
CAST:  Wendy Hiller  •  Rex Harrison  •  Robert Morley  •  Robert Newton

Pygmalion (1938) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Henry Higgins is an upper class phonetics professor who encounters low-class guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle and bets his friend Colonel Pickering that he can pass her off as a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard  •  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Marie Lohr

The Countess Alice (1993)

A reporter is assigned a then-and-now piece on a 50-year old photospread of three society beauties. One of them, Lady Alice Munroe, now the widowed Grafin von Holzendorf, has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moira Armstrong
CAST:  Wendy Hiller