Robert Newton

Robert Newton was an English stage and film actor. Along with Errol Flynn, Newton was one of the most popular actors among the male juvenile audience of the 1940s and early 1950s, especially with British boys. He was cited as a role model by actor Tony Hancock and drummer Keith Moon.

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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

Fire Over England (1937)

The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson), focusing on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, whence the title. In 1588, relations between Spain and England are at the breaking point. With the support of Queen Elizabeth I, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Raymond Massey  •  Leslie Banks  •  Laurence Olivier

The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson), focusing on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, whence the title. In 1588, relations between Spain and England are at the breaking point. With the support of Queen Elizabeth I, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Raymond Massey  •  Leslie Banks  •  Laurence Olivier

Gaslight (1940)

Twenty years removed from Alice Barlow's murder by a thief looking for her jewels, newlyweds Paul and Bella Mallen move into the very house where the crime was committed. Retired detective B.G. Rough, who worked on the Barlow case, is still in the area and grows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thorold Dickinson
CAST:  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Diana Wynyard  •  Frank Pettingell  •  Cathleen Cordell

Twenty years removed from Alice Barlow's murder by a thief looking for her jewels, newlyweds Paul and Bella Mallen move into the very house where the crime was committed. Retired detective B.G. Rough, who worked on the Barlow case, is still in the area and grows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thorold Dickinson
CAST:  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Diana Wynyard  •  Frank Pettingell  •  Cathleen Cordell

Henry V (1944)

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Renée Asherson  •  Ralph Truman  •  Ernest Thesiger

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Renée Asherson  •  Ralph Truman  •  Ernest Thesiger

Jamaica Inn (1939)

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she's living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Horace Hodges  •  Hay Petrie  •  Frederick Piper

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she's living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Horace Hodges  •  Hay Petrie  •  Frederick Piper

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Robert Newton  •  Lewis L. Russell

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Robert Newton  •  Lewis L. Russell

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

Odd Man Out (1947)

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Cyril Cusack  •  F.J. McCormick

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Cyril Cusack  •  F.J. McCormick

Oliver Twist (1948)

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Kay Walsh  •  John Howard Davies  •  Robert Newton

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Kay Walsh  •  John Howard Davies  •  Robert Newton

The Desert Rats (1953)

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Robert Douglas

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Robert Douglas

The High and the Mighty (1954)

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Claire Trevor  •  Laraine Day  •  Robert Stack

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Claire Trevor  •  Laraine Day  •  Robert Stack

Les Miserables (1952)

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman of good character, has nevertheless been convicted for the minor crime of stealing bread. A minor infraction leads to his pursuit by the relentless policeman Javert, a pursuit that consumes both men's lives for many years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Michael Rennie  •  Debra Paget  •  Robert Newton  •  Edmund Gwenn

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman of good character, has nevertheless been convicted for the minor crime of stealing bread. A minor infraction leads to his pursuit by the relentless policeman Javert, a pursuit that consumes both men's lives for many years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Michael Rennie  •  Debra Paget  •  Robert Newton  •  Edmund Gwenn

Soldiers Three (1951)

Kiplingesque tale of British forces in 19th-century India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  David Niven  •  Robert Newton

Kiplingesque tale of British forces in 19th-century India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  David Niven  •  Robert Newton

Farewell Again (1937)

Farewell Again is a multiplotted British comedy/drama about soldiers on leave and the people they've left. Given a six-hour pass after a tour of duty in India, several British Tommies (among them Robert Newton, Sebastian Shaw and Anthony Bushell) try to unravel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Flora Robson  •  Sebastian Shaw  •  Patricia Hilliard

Farewell Again is a multiplotted British comedy/drama about soldiers on leave and the people they've left. Given a six-hour pass after a tour of duty in India, several British Tommies (among them Robert Newton, Sebastian Shaw and Anthony Bushell) try to unravel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Flora Robson  •  Sebastian Shaw  •  Patricia Hilliard

Snowbound (1948)

Good and bad characters are stuck in a ski chalet near buried Nazi gold in the Alps.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Marcel Dalio  •  Guy Middleton

Good and bad characters are stuck in a ski chalet near buried Nazi gold in the Alps.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Marcel Dalio  •  Guy Middleton

Hell's Cargo (1939)

Adventure film directed by Harold Huth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Huth
CAST:  Robert Newton  •  Walter Rilla  •  Kim Peacock  •  Penelope Dudley-Ward

Adventure film directed by Harold Huth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Huth
CAST:  Robert Newton  •  Walter Rilla  •  Kim Peacock  •  Penelope Dudley-Ward

The Squeaker (1937)

London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known drunkard, is ideally suited to go undercover with a faked criminal record ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Edmund Lowe  •  Sebastian Shaw  •  Ann Todd  •  Tamara Desni

London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known drunkard, is ideally suited to go undercover with a faked criminal record ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Edmund Lowe  •  Sebastian Shaw  •  Ann Todd  •  Tamara Desni

The Epic That Never Was (1967)

The story of the aborted 1937 filming of "I, Claudius", starring Charles Laughton, with all of its surviving footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duncalf
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Robert Graves  •  Josef von Sternberg  •  Merle Oberon

The story of the aborted 1937 filming of "I, Claudius", starring Charles Laughton, with all of its surviving footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duncalf
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Robert Graves  •  Josef von Sternberg  •  Merle Oberon

The Green Cockatoo (1937)

Song and dance man John Mills, guv’nor of the eponymous nitery, helps new-girl-in-town René Ray flee a false murder charge, except neither knows the corpse is Mills’ brother Robert Newton, and both cops and the real killers are hot on their trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  John Mills  •  René Ray  •  Charles Oliver  •  Bruce Seton

Song and dance man John Mills, guv’nor of the eponymous nitery, helps new-girl-in-town René Ray flee a false murder charge, except neither knows the corpse is Mills’ brother Robert Newton, and both cops and the real killers are hot on their trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  John Mills  •  René Ray  •  Charles Oliver  •  Bruce Seton

Poison Pen (1939)

The inhabitants of a peaceful village begin receiving mysterious hate mail penned by someone with malicious thoughts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Robert Newton  •  Ann Todd  •  Geoffrey Toone

The inhabitants of a peaceful village begin receiving mysterious hate mail penned by someone with malicious thoughts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Robert Newton  •  Ann Todd  •  Geoffrey Toone
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