Robert Morley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Adolph Wilton Morley CBE (26 May 1908 – 3 June 1992) was an English actor who, often in supporting roles, was usually cast as a pompous English gentleman representing the Establishment. In Movie Encyclopedia, film critic Leonard Maltin describes Morley as "recognizable by his ungainly bulk, bushy eyebrows, thick lips, and double chin, […] particularly effective when cast as a pompous windbag". More politely, Ephraim Katz in his International Film Encyclopaedia describes Morley as a "a rotund, triple-chinned, delightful character player of the British and American stage and screen."   Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Morley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Beat the Devil (1953)

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Robert Morley

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Robert Morley

Major Barbara (1941)

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 with social commentary.  (more)

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

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 with social commentary.  (more)

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

The African Queen (1952)

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At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Robert Morley  •  Peter Bull

At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Robert Morley  •  Peter Bull

The Blue Bird (1976)

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Jane Fonda  •  Ava Gardner  •  Cicely Tyson

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Jane Fonda  •  Ava Gardner  •  Cicely Tyson

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

The Small Back Room (1949)

At the height of World War II, the Germans begin dropping a new type of booby-trapped bomb on England. Sammy Rice, a highly-skilled but haunted bomb-disposal officer, must overcome his personal demons to defeat this new threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Leslie Banks

At the height of World War II, the Germans begin dropping a new type of booby-trapped bomb on England. Sammy Rice, a highly-skilled but haunted bomb-disposal officer, must overcome his personal demons to defeat this new threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Leslie Banks

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours ... (1965)

In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley announces an air race and offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. But one of the participants, Percy, plots to sabotage his competitor's planes. Will Percy triumph?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Sarah Miles  •  James Fox  •  Alberto Sordi

In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley announces an air race and offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. But one of the participants, Percy, plots to sabotage his competitor's planes. Will Percy triumph?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Sarah Miles  •  James Fox  •  Alberto Sordi

Topkapi (1964)

Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted dagger of the Mehmed II from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Maximilian Schell  •  Gilles Ségal

Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted dagger of the Mehmed II from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Maximilian Schell  •  Gilles Ségal

Theatre of Blood (1973)

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Diana Rigg  •  Ian Hendry  •  Harry Andrews

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Diana Rigg  •  Ian Hendry  •  Harry Andrews

Marie Antoinette (1938)

The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette is arranged to marry Louis XVI, future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations. When Louis XV passes and Louis XVI ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke  •  Julien Duvivier
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Tyrone Power  •  John Barrymore  •  Robert Morley

The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette is arranged to marry Louis XVI, future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations. When Louis XV passes and Louis XVI ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke  •  Julien Duvivier
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Tyrone Power  •  John Barrymore  •  Robert Morley

Some Girls Do (1969)

A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner. A British agent is sent to investigate and with the help of another agent uncovers a plot masterminded by Carl Petersen who stands ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Richard Johnson  •  Daliah Lavi  •  Beba Lončar  •  James Villiers

A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner. A British agent is sent to investigate and with the help of another agent uncovers a plot masterminded by Carl Petersen who stands ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Richard Johnson  •  Daliah Lavi  •  Beba Lončar  •  James Villiers

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

A Study in Terror (1965)

When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every apparently meaningless detail ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  John Neville  •  Barbara Windsor  •  Donald Houston  •  Judi Dench

When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every apparently meaningless detail ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  John Neville  •  Barbara Windsor  •  Donald Houston  •  Judi Dench

The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Panama
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Joan Collins  •  Robert Morley

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Panama
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Joan Collins  •  Robert Morley

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

The story centres around Jonathon Tibbs, the young son of a family of English gunsmiths. He travels to the American West in the 1880s to sell firearms to the locals. While there he inadvertently acquires a reputation of quickness on the draw due to his wrist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Kenneth More  •  Jayne Mansfield  •  Henry Hull  •  Bruce Cabot

The story centres around Jonathon Tibbs, the young son of a family of English gunsmiths. He travels to the American West in the 1880s to sell firearms to the locals. While there he inadvertently acquires a reputation of quickness on the draw due to his wrist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Kenneth More  •  Jayne Mansfield  •  Henry Hull  •  Bruce Cabot

Oscar Wilde (1960)

England, 1891. Ascending writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) meets Lord Alfred Douglas, a young nobleman. Over the years, they will maintain an intimate relationship that will be openly criticized by Alfred's father, the Marquis of Queensberry, in such a harsh way that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Ratoff
CAST:  Robert Morley  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Phyllis Calvert  •  John Neville

England, 1891. Ascending writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) meets Lord Alfred Douglas, a young nobleman. Over the years, they will maintain an intimate relationship that will be openly criticized by Alfred's father, the Marquis of Queensberry, in such a harsh way that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Ratoff
CAST:  Robert Morley  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Phyllis Calvert  •  John Neville

Lola (1970)

A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Susan George  •  Honor Blackman  •  Michael Craig

A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Susan George  •  Honor Blackman  •  Michael Craig

Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer are witnesses to the death by heart attack of elderly, rich Mr. Enderby. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don't believe them, thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pollock
CAST:  Margaret Rutherford  •  Stringer Davis  •  Robert Morley  •  Flora Robson

Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer are witnesses to the death by heart attack of elderly, rich Mr. Enderby. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don't believe them, thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pollock
CAST:  Margaret Rutherford  •  Stringer Davis  •  Robert Morley  •  Flora Robson

Hot Millions (1968)

A con-artist (Peter Ustinov) gains employment at an insurance company in order to embezzle money by re-programming their "new" wonder computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Till
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Maggie Smith  •  Karl Malden  •  Bob Newhart

A con-artist (Peter Ustinov) gains employment at an insurance company in order to embezzle money by re-programming their "new" wonder computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Till
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Maggie Smith  •  Karl Malden  •  Bob Newhart
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