Search results for "Cecil Parker"

Carry On Jack (1963) RT Audience 40%

Tenth entry in the Carry On series. Able seaman Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins) signs up for adventure on the high seas with the wicked Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams). ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gerald Thomas
CAST:  Kenneth Williams  •  Bernard Cribbins  •  Charles Hawtrey  •  Donald Houston

Indiscreet (1958) RT 100% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Anna Kalman is an accomplished actress who has given up hope of finding the man of her dreams. She is in the middle of taking off her face cream, while talking about this ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Cecil Parker  •  Phyllis Calvert

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) RT 75% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family
DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  John Mills  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  James MacArthur  •  Janet Munro

The Citadel (1938) RT 86% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Andrew Manson, a young, idealistic, newly qualified Scottish doctor arrives in Wales takes his first job in a mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Rex Harrison

The Court Jester (1955) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 1999

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Glynis Johns  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Angela Lansbury

The Ladykillers (1955) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two-room apartment in an old house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group's ...  (more)

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

The Magic Box (1951) RT Audience 76%

Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boulting
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Margaret Johnston  •  Maria Schell  •  Richard Attenborough

The Saint's Vacation (1941) RT Audience 40%

While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Leslie Fenton
CAST:  Hugh Sinclair  •  Sally Gray  •  Cecil Parker  •  Arthur Macrae

Under Capricorn (1949) RT 58% / Audience 33%

DVD release: Jun 2003

In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Ingrid Bergman  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Michael Wilding  •  Margaret Leighton

The Man in the White Suit (1951) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Sep 2002

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alexander Mackendrick
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Joan Greenwood  •  Cecil Parker  •  Michael Gough

The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960)

A dubious child psychiatrist is put in charge of the St. Trinian's school after it burns down. The sixth form are sent to Arabia to become harem girls. The Ministry of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Cecil Parker  •  George Cole  •  Joyce Grenfell  •  Eric Barker

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Mar 2010

The aging Caesar finds himself intrigued by the young Egyptian queen. Adapted by George Bernard Shaw from his own play.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gabriel Pascal
CAST:  Claude Rains  •  Vivien Leigh  •  Stewart Granger  •  Flora Robson

Heavens Above! (1963) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 2003

A naive but caring prison chaplain, who happens to have the same last name as an upper class cleric, is by mistake appointed as vicar to a small and prosperous country town. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Roy Boulting  •  John Boulting
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Cecil Parker  •  Isabel Jeans  •  Ian Carmichael

The Iron Maiden (1963)

The film follows Jack Hopkins (played by Michael Craig), an aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines. His boss (played by Cecil Parker) is eager to sell a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerald Thomas
CAST:  Anne Helm  •  Michael Craig  •  Jeff Donnell  •  Alan Hale Jr.

Guns at Batasi (1964) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2006

An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Flora Robson  •  John Leyton

Under Ten Flags (1960)

"Under Ten Flags" is a WWII movie loosely based on the true story of the German navy commerce raider Atlantis, a converted Auxilliary Cruiser, and her Captain Bernhard Rogge. ...  (more)

GENRES: History • War
DIRECTION:  Duilio Coletti
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Charles Laughton  •  Mylène Demongeot  •  John Ericson

The Weaker Sex (1948)

A British housewife does her own battles against the enemy during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Ursula Jeans  •  Cecil Parker  •  Joan Hopkins  •  Derek Bond

His Excellency (1952)

A trade union official becomes governor of a British island colony  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer
CAST:  Eric Portman  •  Cecil Parker  •  Helen Cherry  •  Susan Stephen

Ships with Wings (1941)

Before the war, a Fleet Air Arm pilot is dismissed for causing the death of a colleague. Working for a small Greek airline when the Germans invade Greece, he gets a chance to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Leslie Banks  •  Jane Baxter  •  Ann Todd