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Dance with a Stranger (1985)

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns

Salome's Last Dance (1988)

London, England, November 5th, 1892, Guy Fawkes Night. The famous playwright Oscar Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas discreetly go to a luxury brothel where the owner, Alfred Taylor, has prepared a surprise for the renowned author: a private and very special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Stratford Johns  •  Nickolas Grace  •  Douglas Hodge

London, England, November 5th, 1892, Guy Fawkes Night. The famous playwright Oscar Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas discreetly go to a luxury brothel where the owner, Alfred Taylor, has prepared a surprise for the renowned author: a private and very special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Stratford Johns  •  Nickolas Grace  •  Douglas Hodge

The Ladykillers (1955)

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Mackendrick
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Cecil Parker  •  Herbert Lom  •  Peter Sellers

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Mackendrick
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Cecil Parker  •  Herbert Lom  •  Peter Sellers

The One That Got Away (1957)

Based on the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only german prisoner of war captured in Britain to escape back to Germany during the Second World War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Hardy Krüger  •  Colin Gordon  •  Michael Goodliffe  •  Terence Alexander

Based on the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only german prisoner of war captured in Britain to escape back to Germany during the Second World War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Hardy Krüger  •  Colin Gordon  •  Michael Goodliffe  •  Terence Alexander

The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder  •  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Frankie Howerd  •  Dora Bryan  •  George Cole  •  Reg Varney

The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Launder  •  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Frankie Howerd  •  Dora Bryan  •  George Cole  •  Reg Varney

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Piers Haggard
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Helen Mirren  •  David Tomlinson  •  Sid Caesar

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Piers Haggard
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Helen Mirren  •  David Tomlinson  •  Sid Caesar

Cromwell (1970)

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Hughes
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Alec Guinness  •  Robert Morley  •  Dorothy Tutin

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Hughes
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Alec Guinness  •  Robert Morley  •  Dorothy Tutin

Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil (1985)

The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Goddard
CAST:  John Shea  •  Bill Nighy  •  Lucy Gutteridge  •  David Warner

The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Goddard
CAST:  John Shea  •  Bill Nighy  •  Lucy Gutteridge  •  David Warner

The Plank (1967)

Classic British comedy, full of stars, about two workmen delivering planks to a building site. This is done with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few mumbled sounds to convey the appropriate emotion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Sykes
CAST:  Tommy Cooper  •  Eric Sykes  •  Jimmy Edwards  •  Roy Castle

Classic British comedy, full of stars, about two workmen delivering planks to a building site. This is done with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few mumbled sounds to convey the appropriate emotion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Sykes
CAST:  Tommy Cooper  •  Eric Sykes  •  Jimmy Edwards  •  Roy Castle

Splitting Heirs (1993)

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Young
CAST:  Eric Idle  •  Rick Moranis  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Young
CAST:  Eric Idle  •  Rick Moranis  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

Foreign Body (1986)

Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Victor Banerjee  •  Warren Mitchell  •  Denis Quilley  •  Amanda Donohoe

Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Victor Banerjee  •  Warren Mitchell  •  Denis Quilley  •  Amanda Donohoe

The Little Match Girl (1986)

The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a dying child's hopes and dreams, and was first published in 1845. This adaptation was made for Harlech TV and broadcast on 28th December 1986 and starred ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Custance
CAST:  Michael Hordern  •  Twiggy  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Paul Daneman

The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a dying child's hopes and dreams, and was first published in 1845. This adaptation was made for Harlech TV and broadcast on 28th December 1986 and starred ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Custance
CAST:  Michael Hordern  •  Twiggy  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Paul Daneman

The Professionals (1960)

A renowned safecracker and his crew try to rob a bank by entering the vault through the sewer system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  William Lucas  •  Andrew Faulds  •  Colette Wilde  •  Stratford Johns

A renowned safecracker and his crew try to rob a bank by entering the vault through the sewer system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  William Lucas  •  Andrew Faulds  •  Colette Wilde  •  Stratford Johns

A Demon in My View (1991)

A strangler known as the Kenbourne Killer has been murdering streetwalkers for 25 years. The police set out to track him down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petra Haffter
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Uwe Bohm  •  Sophie Ward  •  Stratford Johns

A strangler known as the Kenbourne Killer has been murdering streetwalkers for 25 years. The police set out to track him down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Petra Haffter
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Uwe Bohm  •  Sophie Ward  •  Stratford Johns

Car Trouble (1986)

In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Green
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Ian Charleson  •  Vincent Riotta  •  Stratford Johns

In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Green
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Ian Charleson  •  Vincent Riotta  •  Stratford Johns

Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

Having been sent a picture of her husband, a war hero killed in France, Meg Elgin is led to believe he is still alive and arranges a meeting at a London railway station. When she arrives there with the police accompanying her, she catches sight of a man in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Donald Sinden  •  Muriel Pavlow  •  Tony Wright  •  Bernard Miles

Having been sent a picture of her husband, a war hero killed in France, Meg Elgin is led to believe he is still alive and arranges a meeting at a London railway station. When she arrives there with the police accompanying her, she catches sight of a man in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Donald Sinden  •  Muriel Pavlow  •  Tony Wright  •  Bernard Miles

Violent Playground (1958)

A Liverpool juvenile liaison officer struggles with a young and dangerous pyromaniac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Stanley Baker  •  Anne Heywood  •  David McCallum  •  Peter Cushing

A Liverpool juvenile liaison officer struggles with a young and dangerous pyromaniac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Stanley Baker  •  Anne Heywood  •  David McCallum  •  Peter Cushing

George & Mildred (1980)

Big screen spin-off of the Seventies sitcom. Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce, who died shortly after filming was completed) is determined to make husband George (Brian Roper) celebrate their wedding anniversary in style, at a posh hotel in London. However, upon arrival ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Frazer Jones
CAST:  Brian Murphy  •  Norman Eshley  •  Stratford Johns  •  Sheila Fearn

Big screen spin-off of the Seventies sitcom. Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce, who died shortly after filming was completed) is determined to make husband George (Brian Roper) celebrate their wedding anniversary in style, at a posh hotel in London. However, upon arrival ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Frazer Jones
CAST:  Brian Murphy  •  Norman Eshley  •  Stratford Johns  •  Sheila Fearn

Wild Geese II (1985)

A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter R. Hunt
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Edward Fox  •  Laurence Olivier

A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter R. Hunt
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Edward Fox  •  Laurence Olivier

Who Done It? (1956)

This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate British scientists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Benny Hill  •  Belinda Lee  •  David Kossoff  •  Garry Marsh

This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate British scientists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Benny Hill  •  Belinda Lee  •  David Kossoff  •  Garry Marsh
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