David Niven

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983), known as David Niven, was a British actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor in Separate Tables.

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Casino Royale (1967)

Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston  •  Joseph McGrath  •  Ken Hughes  •  Val Guest  •  Robert Parrish
CAST:  David Niven  •  Peter Sellers  •  Ursula Andress  •  Orson Welles

Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston  •  Joseph McGrath  •  Ken Hughes  •  Val Guest  •  Robert Parrish
CAST:  David Niven  •  Peter Sellers  •  Ursula Andress  •  Orson Welles

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and dispatch an angel to collect him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Niven  •  Kim Hunter  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Richard Attenborough

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and dispatch an angel to collect him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Niven  •  Kim Hunter  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Richard Attenborough

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

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

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  David Niven  •  Robert Wagner  •  Herbert Lom  •  Joanna Lumley

Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh. Sleigh obtusely bungles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  David Niven  •  Robert Wagner  •  Herbert Lom  •  Joanna Lumley

Eye of the Devil (1967)

A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Sharon Tate  •  David Hemmings

A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Sharon Tate  •  David Hemmings

Murder by Death (1976)

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Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

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Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Clark Gable  •  Franchot Tone  •  Herbert Mundin

Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Clark Gable  •  Franchot Tone  •  Herbert Mundin

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Loretta Young  •  David Niven  •  Monty Woolley

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Loretta Young  •  David Niven  •  Monty Woolley

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

The First of the Few (1942)

This 1942 fictionalized biopic chronicles the true story of how two of the most remarkable men in aviation history - visionary Spitfire designer R.J. Mitchell and his test pilot Geoffrey Crisp - designed a streamlined monoplane that led to the development of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  David Niven  •  Rosamund John  •  Roland Culver

This 1942 fictionalized biopic chronicles the true story of how two of the most remarkable men in aviation history - visionary Spitfire designer R.J. Mitchell and his test pilot Geoffrey Crisp - designed a streamlined monoplane that led to the development of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  David Niven  •  Rosamund John  •  Roland Culver

The Pink Panther (1963)

The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for the Tyrolean Alps, where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  David Niven  •  Robert Wagner  •  Capucine

The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for the Tyrolean Alps, where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  David Niven  •  Robert Wagner  •  Capucine

The Sea Wolves (1980)

This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Roger Moore  •  David Niven  •  Trevor Howard

This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Roger Moore  •  David Niven  •  Trevor Howard

Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  David Niven  •  Herbert Lom  •  Richard Mulligan

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  David Niven  •  Herbert Lom  •  Richard Mulligan

Wuthering Heights (1939)

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Laurence Olivier  •  David Niven  •  Flora Robson

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Laurence Olivier  •  David Niven  •  Flora Robson

Bachelor Mother (1939)

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep the single woman and "her" baby together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  David Niven  •  Charles Coburn  •  Frank Albertson

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep the single woman and "her" baby together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garson Kanin
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  David Niven  •  Charles Coburn  •  Frank Albertson

The Moon Is Blue (1953)

Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  David Niven  •  William Holden  •  Maggie McNamara  •  Tom Tully

Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  David Niven  •  William Holden  •  Maggie McNamara  •  Tom Tully

55 Days at Peking (1963)

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green  •  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  David Niven  •  Burt Kwouk

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green  •  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  David Niven  •  Burt Kwouk

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Cecile is a decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father, Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Mylène Demongeot

Cecile is a decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father, Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Mylène Demongeot

The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Kathryn Grayson  •  Mario Lanza  •  David Niven  •  J. Carrol Naish

Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Kathryn Grayson  •  Mario Lanza  •  David Niven  •  J. Carrol Naish
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