Search results for "David Lean"

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 2000

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  William Holden  •  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

A Passage to India (1984) RT 85% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Mar 2001

The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Alec Guinness  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  James Fox

Brief Encounter (1945) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Celia Johnson  •  Trevor Howard  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Joyce Carey

Doctor Zhivago (1965) RT 81% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Julie Christie  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Rod Steiger

Great Expectations (1946) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  John Mills  •  Tony Wager  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Jean Simmons

Hobson's Choice (1954) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for overindulging in the local Moonraker ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  John Mills  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Daphne Anderson

In Which We Serve (1942) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2007

This is the story of a British Naval ship, the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ships first and only ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean  •  Noël Coward
CAST:  Noël Coward  •  Derek Elphinstone  •  Michael Wilding  •  John Mills

Madeleine (1950) RT 100% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Sep 2004

The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Norman Wooland  •  Ivan Desny  •  Leslie Banks

Oliver Twist (1948) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1999

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, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Kay Walsh  •  John Howard Davies  •  Robert Newton

Ryan's Daughter (1970) RT 50% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Feb 2006

An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Trevor Howard  •  Christopher Jones

Summertime (1955) RT 93% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Middle-aged Ohio secretary Jane Hudson has never found love and has nearly resigned herself to spending the rest of her life alone. But before she does, she uses her savings ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Rossano Brazzi  •  Isa Miranda  •  Darren McGavin

The Passionate Friends (1949) RT 78% / Audience 56%

A woman is torn between the love of her life, who is married to someone else, and her older husband.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Claude Rains  •  Trevor Howard  •  Isabel Dean

The Sound Barrier (1952)

Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Ann Todd  •  Nigel Patrick  •  John Justin

This Happy Breed (1944) RT 100% / Audience 78%

A middle-class family faces personal triumphs and tragedies when they move to a new home in the suburbs.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Robert Newton  •  Celia Johnson  •  Amy Veness  •  Alison Leggatt

Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor (1979)

Director David Lean became involved in the search for an anchor lost by Captain Cook in 1773. This documentary follows the search for this historic item.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Robert Bolt  •  Eddie Fowlie  •  David Lean

Blithe Spirit (1945) RT 72% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 1998

An English mystery novelist invites a medium to his home, so she may conduct a séance for a small gathering. The writer hopes to gather enough material for the book he's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Constance Cummings  •  Kay Hammond  •  Margaret Rutherford