Search results for "Charles Crichton"


A Fish Called Wanda (1988) RT 93% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1998

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Michael Palin

Dead of Night (1945) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Robert Hamer  •  Basil Dearden  •  Alberto Cavalcanti
CAST:  Mervyn Johns  •  Roland Culver  •  Mary Merrall  •  Googie Withers

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Sid James  •  Alfie Bass

The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2005

When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line a group of local residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Stanley Holloway  •  George Relph  •  Naunton Wayne  •  John Gregson

Hue and Cry (1947) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Feb 2009

A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Harry Fowler  •  Jack Warner  •  Jack Lambert

The Divided Heart (1954)

During World War II, a German woman, Inga, goes missing and is presumed dead. Her infant son is placed in an orphanage where, years later, he's adopted by a childless couple. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Cornell Borchers  •  Yvonne Mitchell  •  Armin Dahlen  •  Alexander Knox

He Who Rides a Tiger (1965)

Peter Rayston, has been in and out of prison most of his life. At 30, he is released for the eighth time, after serving a sentence for housebreaking. Immediately, he goes back ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Tom Bell  •  Judi Dench  •  Paul Rogers  •  Kay Walsh

The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960)

A boy gets involved in a bank robbery  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Virgílio Teixeira  •  Maurice Reyna  •  Marianne Benet  •  Harold Kasket

For Those in Peril (1944)

A WWII flyer fails to join the RAF so he joins the Air - Sea Rescue instead. His boat is out in all conditions picking up downed pilots and taking them to safety.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Ralph Michael  •  John Slater  •  Robert Wyndham

Against the Wind (1948)

A disparate group of volunteers are trained as saboteurs and parachuted into Belgium to blow up an office containing important Nazi records and to rescue a prominent S.O.E. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Robert Beatty  •  Simone Signoret  •  Jack Warner  •  Gordon Jackson




Painted Boats (1945)

In this modest drama, set during World War II, two rival boat families battle it out for supremacy.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Jenny Laird  •  Madoline Thomas  •  Grace Arnold  •  Harry Fowler

The Stranger In Between (1952)

An unusual relationship develops between a fugitive killer and a runaway orphan on an odyssey across England.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Jon Whiteley  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Kay Walsh

Cosmic Princess (1982)

An alien princess aids people (Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Catherine Schell) stranded on out-of-orbit Moonbase Alpha.  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Peter Medak
CAST:  Martin Landau  •  Barbara Bain  •  Catherine Schell  •  Nick Tate

Floods of Fear (1958)

A man (Howard Keel) framed for murder escapes from prison during a flood and helps a young woman (Anne Heywood) in distress.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Howard Keel  •  Anne Heywood  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Harry H. Corbett

The Third Secret (1964) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: May 2007

A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Diane Cilento

Man in the Sky (1957)

The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Megs Jenkins  •  Jeremy Bodkin

Law and Disorder (1958) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  Robert Morley  •  Lionel Jeffries  •  Ronald Squire

Train of Events (1949) RT Audience 50%

A train disaster is told in four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them and how they deal with it.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Sidney Cole  •  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Jack Warner  •  Gladys Henson  •  Patric Doonan  •  Valerie Hobson

The Love Lottery (1954)

Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  David Niven  •  Herbert Lom  •  Peggy Cummins  •  Anne Vernon