John Forbes-Robertson

Lifeforce (1985)

A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper
CAST:  Steve Railsback  •  Peter Firth  •  Frank Finlay  •  Mathilda May

A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper
CAST:  Steve Railsback  •  Peter Firth  •  Frank Finlay  •  Mathilda May

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Michael Jayston  •  Janet Suzman  •  Roderic Noble  •  Ania Marson

Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Michael Jayston  •  Janet Suzman  •  Roderic Noble  •  Ania Marson

The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)

Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the Clans' good behavior. Hugh must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael O'Herlihy
CAST:  Peter McEnery  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Gordon Jackson  •  Norman Wooland

Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the Clans' good behavior. Hugh must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael O'Herlihy
CAST:  Peter McEnery  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Gordon Jackson  •  Norman Wooland

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

Professor Van Helsing had been asked to help against the tyranny of skeletal creatures that are responsible for terror and death amongst the peasants in rural China. He is the only person qualified to deal with the cause of these phenomena, for the undead are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker  •  Chang Cheh
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  David Chiang Da-Wei  •  Julie Ege  •  Robin Stewart

Professor Van Helsing had been asked to help against the tyranny of skeletal creatures that are responsible for terror and death amongst the peasants in rural China. He is the only person qualified to deal with the cause of these phenomena, for the undead are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker  •  Chang Cheh
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  David Chiang Da-Wei  •  Julie Ege  •  Robin Stewart

The Vampire Lovers (1970)

In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Ingrid Pitt  •  Peter Cushing  •  George Cole  •  Kate O'Mara

In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Ingrid Pitt  •  Peter Cushing  •  George Cole  •  Kate O'Mara

The Vault of Horror (1973)

The sequel to Tales from the Crypt. Five strangers trapped in a basement vault converse about their recurring nightmares. Their stories include vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Anna Massey  •  Terry-Thomas  •  Glynis Johns  •  John Forbes-Robertson

The sequel to Tales from the Crypt. Five strangers trapped in a basement vault converse about their recurring nightmares. Their stories include vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Anna Massey  •  Terry-Thomas  •  Glynis Johns  •  John Forbes-Robertson

Salute the Toff (1952)

The Toff solves the mystery of a missing employer. One of the BFi's most wanted films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maclean Rogers
CAST:  John Bentley  •  Carol Marsh  •  Valentine Dyall  •  Shelagh Fraser

The Toff solves the mystery of a missing employer. One of the BFi's most wanted films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maclean Rogers
CAST:  John Bentley  •  Carol Marsh  •  Valentine Dyall  •  Shelagh Fraser

Kathleen Mavourneen (1937)

A hugely popular, much-adapted comedy in which a Liverpool lass visits family in rural Ireland and finds she has several rivals for her affections  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Lee
CAST:  Sally O'Neil  •  Tom Burke  •  Sara Allgood  •  Arthur Lucan

A hugely popular, much-adapted comedy in which a Liverpool lass visits family in rural Ireland and finds she has several rivals for her affections  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Lee
CAST:  Sally O'Neil  •  Tom Burke  •  Sara Allgood  •  Arthur Lucan

Girl in the Headlines (1963)

Called in to investigate the murder of a model, Chief Inspector Birkett and Sergeant Saunders soon discover that the victim had been leading somewhat of an immoral life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Truman
CAST:  Ian Hendry  •  Ronald Fraser  •  Margaret Johnston  •  Natasha Parry

Called in to investigate the murder of a model, Chief Inspector Birkett and Sergeant Saunders soon discover that the victim had been leading somewhat of an immoral life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Truman
CAST:  Ian Hendry  •  Ronald Fraser  •  Margaret Johnston  •  Natasha Parry

The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  John Hurt  •  John Rhys-Davies  •  Colin Higgins  •  Patricia Hodge

Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  John Hurt  •  John Rhys-Davies  •  Colin Higgins  •  Patricia Hodge

Samson and Delilah (1996)

Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Eric Thal  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Debora Caprioglio

Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Eric Thal  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Debora Caprioglio

The Partner (1963)

A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Glaister
CAST:  Tony Booth  •  Guy Doleman  •  Mark Eden  •  John Forbes-Robertson

A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Glaister
CAST:  Tony Booth  •  Guy Doleman  •  Mark Eden  •  John Forbes-Robertson

Venom (1981)

International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couple's child. Their plan comes unstuck when a deadly Black Mamba, sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Piers Haggard
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Oliver Reed  •  Nicol Williamson  •  Sarah Miles

International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couple's child. Their plan comes unstuck when a deadly Black Mamba, sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Piers Haggard
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Oliver Reed  •  Nicol Williamson  •  Sarah Miles

Speech Day (1973)

Speech Day is a bit of a laugh if you are not one of nature's prize-winners. But now that they've finished with school and school with them, what comes next for Ronnie, Wally and Rob?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Goldschmidt
CAST:  John Forbes-Robertson  •  Geoff Tomlinson  •  Bill Dean  •  Brian Glover

Speech Day is a bit of a laugh if you are not one of nature's prize-winners. But now that they've finished with school and school with them, what comes next for Ronnie, Wally and Rob?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Goldschmidt
CAST:  John Forbes-Robertson  •  Geoff Tomlinson  •  Bill Dean  •  Brian Glover

The Man from Nowhere (1975)

The Man from Nowhere is a beautifully told Victorian gothic thriller from acclaimed director James Hill. Young orphan Alice has been invited by her rich uncle to live in his country mansion but she soon finds herself persecuted by the apparent visitations of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Sarah Hollis Andrews  •  Ronald Adam  •  Anthony McCaffery  •  Shane Franklin

The Man from Nowhere is a beautifully told Victorian gothic thriller from acclaimed director James Hill. Young orphan Alice has been invited by her rich uncle to live in his country mansion but she soon finds herself persecuted by the apparent visitations of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Sarah Hollis Andrews  •  Ronald Adam  •  Anthony McCaffery  •  Shane Franklin