Margaret Leighton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Margaret Leighton (26 February 1922 – 13 January 1976) was an English actress. She had an exquisite sense of grandeur and refinement. She created the role of Hannah Jelkes in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Description above from the Wikipedia article Margaret Leighton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Carrington V.C. (1954)

Major Charles Carrington (David Niven), is arrested for taking £125 from the base safe, he also face two other charges that could finish his distinguished service career. He decides to act on his own defence at his court martial hearing, his argument being that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  David Niven  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Noelle Middleton  •  Allan Cuthbertson

Major Charles Carrington (David Niven), is arrested for taking £125 from the base safe, he also face two other charges that could finish his distinguished service career. He decides to act on his own defence at his court martial hearing, his argument being that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  David Niven  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Noelle Middleton  •  Allan Cuthbertson

Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills

The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)

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

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

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

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

Under Capricorn (1949)

In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict, Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him. Whilst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Ingrid Bergman  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Michael Wilding  •  Margaret Leighton

In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict, Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him. Whilst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Ingrid Bergman  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Michael Wilding  •  Margaret Leighton

The Best Man (1964)

The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Edie Adams  •  Margaret Leighton

The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Edie Adams  •  Margaret Leighton

The Sound and the Fury (1959)

Drama focusing on a family of Southern aristocrats who are trying to deal with the dissolution of their clan and the loss of its reputation, faith, fortunes and respect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Stuart Whitman

Drama focusing on a family of Southern aristocrats who are trying to deal with the dissolution of their clan and the loss of its reputation, faith, fortunes and respect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Stuart Whitman

Bequest to the Nation (1973)

Set before the Battle of Trafalgar, this is the story of relationship between Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton during the Napoleonic Wars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Peter Finch  •  Michael Jayston  •  Anthony Quayle

Set before the Battle of Trafalgar, this is the story of relationship between Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton during the Napoleonic Wars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Peter Finch  •  Michael Jayston  •  Anthony Quayle

The Astonished Heart (1950)

Several years after graduation, best friends Barbara (Celia Johnson) and Leonora (Margaret Leighton) reconnect as if not a day has gone by. But Leonora could do without Barbara's husband, Christian (Noel Coward), whom she finds arrogant and off-putting ... at first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Fisher  •  Antony Darnborough
CAST:  Celia Johnson  •  Noël Coward  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Joyce Carey

Several years after graduation, best friends Barbara (Celia Johnson) and Leonora (Margaret Leighton) reconnect as if not a day has gone by. But Leonora could do without Barbara's husband, Christian (Noel Coward), whom she finds arrogant and off-putting ... at first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Fisher  •  Antony Darnborough
CAST:  Celia Johnson  •  Noël Coward  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Joyce Carey

The Passionate Stranger (1957)

Judith Wynter is a happily married novelist whose romantic works are eagerly devoured by scores of female readers. When Carlo, a handsome young Italian chauffeur, arrives to work for Judith and her husband, a professor currently recovering from an attack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Muriel Box
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Patricia Dainton  •  Carlo Giustini

Judith Wynter is a happily married novelist whose romantic works are eagerly devoured by scores of female readers. When Carlo, a handsome young Italian chauffeur, arrives to work for Judith and her husband, a professor currently recovering from an attack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Muriel Box
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Patricia Dainton  •  Carlo Giustini

Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

General Fitzhugh, an ageing Lothario has an over-active eye for a pretty woman. Despite a long and satisfying career as a seducer extraordinaire, something always seems to get in the way of his bedding the breathtakingly lovely Ghislaine, a more-than-willing town local.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Dany Robin  •  Margaret Leighton  •  John Fraser

General Fitzhugh, an ageing Lothario has an over-active eye for a pretty woman. Despite a long and satisfying career as a seducer extraordinaire, something always seems to get in the way of his bedding the breathtakingly lovely Ghislaine, a more-than-willing town local.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Dany Robin  •  Margaret Leighton  •  John Fraser

The Teckman Mystery (1954)

A fiction writer begins working on a biography of a pilot who went down during the test flight of a new plane and finds himself soon involved in a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wendy Toye
CAST:  Margaret Leighton  •  John Justin  •  Roland Culver  •  Michael Medwin

A fiction writer begins working on a biography of a pilot who went down during the test flight of a new plane and finds himself soon involved in a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wendy Toye
CAST:  Margaret Leighton  •  John Justin  •  Roland Culver  •  Michael Medwin

Trial by Combat (1976)

A group called The Knights Of Avalon are unhappy with the justice system so are taking the law into their own hands by executing criminals using medieval methods such as jousting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  John Mills  •  Donald Pleasence  •  David Birney  •  Barbara Hershey

A group called The Knights Of Avalon are unhappy with the justice system so are taking the law into their own hands by executing criminals using medieval methods such as jousting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  John Mills  •  Donald Pleasence  •  David Birney  •  Barbara Hershey

Home at Seven (1952)

Unable to recall the past 24 hours, a British bank clerk is the prime suspect for a robbery/murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Richardson
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Campbell Singer

Unable to recall the past 24 hours, a British bank clerk is the prime suspect for a robbery/murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Richardson
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Campbell Singer

Galileo (1975)

Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of aristocracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Chaim Topol  •  Edward Fox  •  Colin Blakely  •  Georgia Brown

Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of aristocracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Chaim Topol  •  Edward Fox  •  Colin Blakely  •  Georgia Brown

The Constant Husband (1955)

Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their large London house, so all seems well with the world. But more detective work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Kay Kendall  •  Margaret Leighton  •  George Cole

Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their large London house, so all seems well with the world. But more detective work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Kay Kendall  •  Margaret Leighton  •  George Cole

Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

The Pretender lands on Scottish shores and attempts to claim the crown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Kimmins  •  Alexander Korda
CAST:  David Niven  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Judy Campbell  •  Jack Hawkins

The Pretender lands on Scottish shores and attempts to claim the crown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Kimmins  •  Alexander Korda
CAST:  David Niven  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Judy Campbell  •  Jack Hawkins

Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951)

Bulldog Drummond leaves retirement to help a Scotland Yard Sergeant catch thieves armed with radar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Saville
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Robert Beatty  •  David Tomlinson

Bulldog Drummond leaves retirement to help a Scotland Yard Sergeant catch thieves armed with radar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Saville
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Robert Beatty  •  David Tomlinson

From Beyond the Grave (1974)

Four customers purchase (or take) items from Temptations Limited, an antiques shop whose motto is "Offers You Cannot Resist". A nasty fate awaits all of them—particularly those who cheat the shop's Proprietor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  David Warner  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Ian Ogilvy

Four customers purchase (or take) items from Temptations Limited, an antiques shop whose motto is "Offers You Cannot Resist". A nasty fate awaits all of them—particularly those who cheat the shop's Proprietor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  David Warner  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Ian Ogilvy

The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

An English clergyman's neglect of his grown children, in his zeal to tend to his parishioners, comes to the surface at a Christmas family gathering.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George More O'Ferrall
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Celia Johnson  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Denholm Elliott

An English clergyman's neglect of his grown children, in his zeal to tend to his parishioners, comes to the surface at a Christmas family gathering.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George More O'Ferrall
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Celia Johnson  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Denholm Elliott

Zee and Co. (1972)

The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Michael Caine  •  Susannah York  •  Margaret Leighton

The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Michael Caine  •  Susannah York  •  Margaret Leighton
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