Michael Wilding

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Sailors Three (1940)

Three sailors get drunk while on shore leave and end up on the wrong ship. When they realise their mistake they scramble off it and onto their warship, HMS Ferocious. However, they soon realise that the vessel they have boarded is not the Ferocious but a German ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Forde
CAST:  Michael Wilding  •  Claude Hulbert  •  Carla Lehmann  •  Tommy Trinder

Three sailors get drunk while on shore leave and end up on the wrong ship. When they realise their mistake they scramble off it and onto their warship, HMS Ferocious. However, they soon realise that the vessel they have boarded is not the Ferocious but a German ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Forde
CAST:  Michael Wilding  •  Claude Hulbert  •  Carla Lehmann  •  Tommy Trinder

English Without Tears (1944)

While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with the family butler, Tom Gilbey. The birds are forgotten when war breaks out, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold French
CAST:  Michael Wilding  •  Penelope Dudley-Ward  •  Lilli Palmer  •  Claude Dauphin

While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with the family butler, Tom Gilbey. The birds are forgotten when war breaks out, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold French
CAST:  Michael Wilding  •  Penelope Dudley-Ward  •  Lilli Palmer  •  Claude Dauphin

The Farmer's Wife (1941)

Eden Philpotts' "provincial" comic novel and play The Farmer's Wife was first filmed in the silent era by Alfred Hitchcock. The 1940 talkie version was directed by Leslie Arliss, son of stage star George Arliss. The story remained the same: A middle-aged widower ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Arliss  •  Norman Lee
CAST:  Basil Sydney  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Nora Swinburne  •  Patricia Roc

Eden Philpotts' "provincial" comic novel and play The Farmer's Wife was first filmed in the silent era by Alfred Hitchcock. The 1940 talkie version was directed by Leslie Arliss, son of stage star George Arliss. The story remained the same: A middle-aged widower ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Arliss  •  Norman Lee
CAST:  Basil Sydney  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Nora Swinburne  •  Patricia Roc

Dear Octopus (1943)

Three generations of a family gather together to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary, while the family secretary has the unenviable task of smoothing out all the deep-set hostilities and jealousies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold French
CAST:  Margaret Lockwood  •  Michael Wilding  •  Celia Johnson  •  Roland Culver

Three generations of a family gather together to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary, while the family secretary has the unenviable task of smoothing out all the deep-set hostilities and jealousies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold French
CAST:  Margaret Lockwood  •  Michael Wilding  •  Celia Johnson  •  Roland Culver

The Best of Enemies (1961)

During World War II, a plane full of RAF fighter crashes in the Ethiopian desert and they are met upon by an enemy Italian patrol that allows them to go free. But, when the Brits are given orders to attack the Italians, lots of problems ensue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  David Niven  •  Alberto Sordi  •  Michael Wilding  •  Amedeo Nazzari

During World War II, a plane full of RAF fighter crashes in the Ethiopian desert and they are met upon by an enemy Italian patrol that allows them to go free. But, when the Brits are given orders to attack the Italians, lots of problems ensue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  David Niven  •  Alberto Sordi  •  Michael Wilding  •  Amedeo Nazzari

Black Eyes (1939)

Ivan Petrov has one weakness in his life, and one love: his little black-eyed daughter, Tania. In fact, his entire career is devoted to her future happiness, though Tania remains ignorant as to his vocation. Done with cool deliberation, Petrov's all-consuming fear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Brenon
CAST:  Otto Kruger  •  Mary Maguire  •  Walter Rilla  •  John Wood

Ivan Petrov has one weakness in his life, and one love: his little black-eyed daughter, Tania. In fact, his entire career is devoted to her future happiness, though Tania remains ignorant as to his vocation. Done with cool deliberation, Petrov's all-consuming fear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Brenon
CAST:  Otto Kruger  •  Mary Maguire  •  Walter Rilla  •  John Wood

Trent's Last Case (1952)

When a wealthy business man is found dead reporter Philip Trent is sent to investigate. Against the police conclusions, he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder, and becomes highly interested in the young widow and the dead man's private secretary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Michael Wilding  •  Margaret Lockwood  •  John McCallum

When a wealthy business man is found dead reporter Philip Trent is sent to investigate. Against the police conclusions, he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder, and becomes highly interested in the young widow and the dead man's private secretary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Michael Wilding  •  Margaret Lockwood  •  John McCallum

Maytime in Mayfair (1949)

Penniless man-about-town Michael Gore-Brown is delighted to hear he has been left a high-class Mayfair fashion salon. His intention is to sell it as quickly as possible, but on meeting Ellen, chief designer and manager, he quickly changes his mind and turns his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Anna Neagle  •  Michael Wilding  •  Peter Graves  •  Tom Walls

Penniless man-about-town Michael Gore-Brown is delighted to hear he has been left a high-class Mayfair fashion salon. His intention is to sell it as quickly as possible, but on meeting Ellen, chief designer and manager, he quickly changes his mind and turns his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Anna Neagle  •  Michael Wilding  •  Peter Graves  •  Tom Walls

Piccadilly Incident (1946)

A newly married WREN, presumed drowned when her ship is torpedoed, spends three years on a tropical island before returning to England to find her husband remarried with a baby son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Anna Neagle  •  Michael Wilding  •  Frances Mercer  •  Coral Browne

A newly married WREN, presumed drowned when her ship is torpedoed, spends three years on a tropical island before returning to England to find her husband remarried with a baby son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Anna Neagle  •  Michael Wilding  •  Frances Mercer  •  Coral Browne

A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)

A photographer (Laurence Harvey) based in Tokyo, who's in love with local beauty Tamiko (France Nuyen), begins to court an embassy official (Martha Hyer) so she can help him gain entry into the United States. Drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Laurence Harvey  •  France Nuyen  •  Martha Hyer  •  Miyoshi Umeki

A photographer (Laurence Harvey) based in Tokyo, who's in love with local beauty Tamiko (France Nuyen), begins to court an embassy official (Martha Hyer) so she can help him gain entry into the United States. Drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Laurence Harvey  •  France Nuyen  •  Martha Hyer  •  Miyoshi Umeki

Undercover (1943)

Occupied Yugoslavia. With organised resistance shattered by the Nazi onslaught it is only the activity of small guerrilla bands that bring fresh hope to the people. But quislings and infiltrators are everywhere – and trusting the wrong person could easily get you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Godfrey Tearle  •  Tom Walls  •  Michael Wilding

Occupied Yugoslavia. With organised resistance shattered by the Nazi onslaught it is only the activity of small guerrilla bands that bring fresh hope to the people. But quislings and infiltrators are everywhere – and trusting the wrong person could easily get you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Godfrey Tearle  •  Tom Walls  •  Michael Wilding

Secret Mission (1942)

World War II drama in which a member of the French Resistance and three British agents undertake a hazardous mission to infiltrate a German HQ in search of vital information that could lead to the overthrow of the Nazis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold French
CAST:  Hugh Williams  •  Carla Lehmann  •  Roland Culver  •  Michael Wilding

World War II drama in which a member of the French Resistance and three British agents undertake a hazardous mission to infiltrate a German HQ in search of vital information that could lead to the overthrow of the Nazis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold French
CAST:  Hugh Williams  •  Carla Lehmann  •  Roland Culver  •  Michael Wilding

The Sweet Ride (1968)

AA tennis bum (Tony Franciosa) and his Malibu Beach buddies hang out with a TV actress (Jacqueline Bisset) headed for trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harvey Hart
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Anthony Franciosa  •  Bob Denver

AA tennis bum (Tony Franciosa) and his Malibu Beach buddies hang out with a TV actress (Jacqueline Bisset) headed for trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harvey Hart
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Anthony Franciosa  •  Bob Denver

Derby Day (1952)

Entertaining ensemble piece dealing with several characters who are on the way to the races on Derby day. It cleverly blends dramatic, romantic and comic elements, including the woman and lover who have murdered her husband, and the working class couple who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Anna Neagle  •  Michael Wilding  •  Googie Withers  •  John McCallum

Entertaining ensemble piece dealing with several characters who are on the way to the races on Derby day. It cleverly blends dramatic, romantic and comic elements, including the woman and lover who have murdered her husband, and the working class couple who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Anna Neagle  •  Michael Wilding  •  Googie Withers  •  John McCallum

The Courtneys of Curzon Street (1947)

On New Years Eve, 1899, baronet's son Edward Courtney becomes engaged to Kate, his mother's maid, much to the scandal of London society. The film then follows their family through four generations, with separations, joys, tragedies, and service in the Boer War, WWI ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Michael Wilding  •  Anna Neagle  •  Gladys Young  •  Daphne Slater

On New Years Eve, 1899, baronet's son Edward Courtney becomes engaged to Kate, his mother's maid, much to the scandal of London society. The film then follows their family through four generations, with separations, joys, tragedies, and service in the Boer War, WWI ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Michael Wilding  •  Anna Neagle  •  Gladys Young  •  Daphne Slater

Cottage to Let (1941)

Cottage to Let is a 1941 spy film starring Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim and John Mills. Set in World War II Scotland, its plot concerns Nazi spies trying to kidnap an inventor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Jeanne De Casalis  •  Carla Lehmann  •  Alastair Sim

Cottage to Let is a 1941 spy film starring Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim and John Mills. Set in World War II Scotland, its plot concerns Nazi spies trying to kidnap an inventor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Jeanne De Casalis  •  Carla Lehmann  •  Alastair Sim

The Scarlet Coat (1955)

A Colonial major (Cornel Wilde) turns traitor to catch a British spy (Michael Wilding) plotting with Benedict Arnold.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Michael Wilding  •  George Sanders  •  Anne Francis

A Colonial major (Cornel Wilde) turns traitor to catch a British spy (Michael Wilding) plotting with Benedict Arnold.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Michael Wilding  •  George Sanders  •  Anne Francis

The Egyptian (1954)

In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  Victor Mature  •  Gene Tierney  •  Peter Ustinov

In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  Victor Mature  •  Gene Tierney  •  Peter Ustinov

Frankenstein: The True Story (1974)

Victor Frankenstein witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his associate, Dr. Polidori.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  James Mason  •  Leonard Whiting  •  David McCallum  •  Jane Seymour

Victor Frankenstein witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his associate, Dr. Polidori.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  James Mason  •  Leonard Whiting  •  David McCallum  •  Jane Seymour

The Naked Edge (1961)

Michael Anderson's 1961 suspense thriller stars Deborah Kerr as a London wife who suspects her wealthy husband (Gary Cooper) might be a murderer. The cast also includes Eric Portman, Diane Cilento, Hermione Gingold and Michael Wilding. This was Gary Cooper's last film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Eric Portman  •  Diane Cilento

Michael Anderson's 1961 suspense thriller stars Deborah Kerr as a London wife who suspects her wealthy husband (Gary Cooper) might be a murderer. The cast also includes Eric Portman, Diane Cilento, Hermione Gingold and Michael Wilding. This was Gary Cooper's last film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Eric Portman  •  Diane Cilento
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