Search results for "William Sylvester"


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 1998

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

First Family (1980) RT 20% / Audience 9%

DVD release: Mar 2013

The president (Bob Newhart) and his boozing wife (Madeline Kahn) go to Africa to bargain for their abducted daughter's (Gilda Radner) return.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Buck Henry
CAST:  Gilda Radner  •  Bob Newhart  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Richard Benjamin

The Hindenburg (1975) RT 40% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Oct 1998

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Anne Bancroft  •  William Atherton  •  Roy Thinnes

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) RT 67% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Aug 2009

Following the death of her grandmother, Sally Farnham (Kim Darby) inherits a huge mansion which is badly in need of interior decorating. Upon renovating the house Sally finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Newland
CAST:  Kim Darby  •  Jim Hutton  •  William Demarest  •  Barbara Anderson

The Hand of Night (1968)

A tourist travelling through Morocco discovers an ancient curse and must choose between light and dark.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Frederic Goode
CAST:  William Sylvester  •  Diane Clare  •  Aliza Gur  •  Edward Underdown

Devils of Darkness (1965) RT Audience 12%

DVD release: Sep 2007

A secret vampire cult, which has its headquarters beneath the town cemetery, searches for victims for its human sacrifice rituals.  (more)

GENRES: Foreign • Horror
DIRECTION:  Lance Comfort
CAST:  William Sylvester  •  Hubert Noël  •  Carole Gray  •  Tracy Reed

Devil Doll (1964) RT 20% / Audience 29%

DVD release: Apr 2005

An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Lindsay Shonteff
CAST:  Bryant Haliday  •  William Sylvester  •  Yvonne Romain  •  Sandra Dorne

Offbeat (1961)

When Scotland Yard finds themselves up against a brick wall in tracking down a vicious gang of thieves and bank robbers, they call in Layton, a loner from MI5 to work his way ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime
DIRECTION:  Cliff Owen
CAST:  William Sylvester  •  Mai Zetterling  •  John Meillon  •  Anthony Dawson

Gorgo (1961) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Never take a baby from his mother. You'll see why in this action-packed monster thriller as young Gorgo, a creature from the sea, is relocated to London from Ireland, with ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Eugène Lourié
CAST:  Bill Travers  •  William Sylvester  •  Vincent Winter  •  Christopher Rhodes

Information Received (1961)

Drama of an underworld double-cross as a man and woman set a death trap from which only one could possibly escape.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Robert Lynn
CAST:  Sabine Sesselmann  •  William Sylvester  •  Hermione Baddeley  •  Edward Underdown




Whirlpool (1959) RT 89% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Sep 2005

The ex-girlfriend (Juliette Greco) of a German fugitive hides with the captain (O.W. Fischer) and crew of a ship on the Rhine.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  O.W. Fischer  •  Juliette Gréco  •  Muriel Pavlow  •  William Sylvester

Dublin Nightmare (1958)

Loot goes missing in robbery double-cross. Gang members, an ex-lover and a handsome stranger are left to sort it out.  (more)

GENRES: Crime
DIRECTION:  John Pomeroy
CAST:  William Sylvester  •  Marla Landi  •  Richard Leech  •  Harry Hutchinson

High Tide at Noon (1957)

After returning home to a rugged island near Nova Scotia, Joanna, daughter of the local bigwig, struggles to choose between three eligible bachelors -- the rebel (Patrick ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Betta St. John  •  William Sylvester  •  Michael Craig  •  Flora Robson

House of Blackmail (1953)

A blackmailer is murdered, and the police find that there is a long list of suspects who wanted to see him dead.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Maurice Elvey
CAST:  Mary Germaine  •  William Sylvester  •  Alexander Gauge  •  John Arnatt

Portrait of Alison (1955)

An actress (Terry Moore) and an artist (Robert Beatty) are linked by his brother (William Sylvester) to deadly smugglers sought by Scotland Yard.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  Terry Moore  •  Robert Beatty  •  William Sylvester  •  Josephine Griffin

A Stranger Came Home (1954)

Someone knocked out a man and left him for dead during a fishing trip in Portugal. That someone is either his fetching wife, or two business partners, all sporting guilty ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Terence Fisher
CAST:  Paulette Goddard  •  William Sylvester  •  Patrick Holt  •  Paul Carpenter

Give Us This Day (1949)

On the outs in Hollywood due to the blacklist, director Edward Dmytryk briefly operated in England in the late 1940s. Though filmed in its entirety in London, Dmytryk's Give ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Sam Wanamaker  •  Lea Padovani  •  Kathleen Ryan  •  Charles Goldner

Ring of Spies (1964)

The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Tronson
CAST:  Bernard Lee  •  William Sylvester  •  Margaret Tyzack  •  David Kossoff

Blind Corner (1963)

Paul Gregory (William Sylvester) is an accomplished composer despite his blindness, and his beautiful wife Anne (Barbara Shelley) seems to be the perfect supporting wife. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Lance Comfort
CAST:  William Sylvester  •  Barbara Shelley  •  Alexander Davion  •  Elizabeth Shepherd