Search results for "David Lodge"

La comtesse de Castiglione (2000)

A surrealistic nightmare inspired by an 1855 photographic portrait, in which the magic tricks of early cinema are used to eerie effect. Creepy and beautiful at the same time, ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Lodge
CAST:  Virginia García  •  Howard Coggins

A Shot in the Dark (1964) RT 93% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Elke Sommer  •  George Sanders  •  Herbert Lom

After the Fox (1966)

Criminal mastermind 'The Fox' sets up a phony film production and masquerades as it's director as part of a plan to smuggle a stolen gold shipment into Italy.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Victor Mature  •  Britt Ekland  •  Martin Balsam

Hoffman (1970)

A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Alvin Rakoff
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Sinéad Cusack  •  Ruth Dunning  •  Jeremy Bulloch

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

Pirates of Blood River (1962) RT Audience 13%

A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Gilling
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Glenn Corbett  •  Kerwin Mathews  •  Oliver Reed

The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Ferrer
CAST:  Trevor Howard  •  José Ferrer  •  Anthony Newley  •  Victor Maddern

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) RT 89% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2001

The famous Pink Panther jewel has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Herbert Lom  •  Catherine Schell

The Wrong Box (1966) RT 88% / Audience 72%

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  John Mills  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Michael Caine  •  Nanette Newman

Two-Way Stretch (1960)

Three criminals plan to break out of prison the day before their release in order to carry out a daring jewel robbery, intending to establish the perfect alibi by returning to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Maurice Denham  •  Lionel Jeffries  •  David Lodge

The League of Gentlemen (1960) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 1991

Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Nigel Patrick  •  Roger Livesey  •  Richard Attenborough

Ice Cold in Alex (1958) RT Audience 94%

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  John Mills  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Sylvia Syms  •  Harry Andrews

The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959) RT Audience 55%

A short film without any direct action designed more as an experiment, with disjointed comic scenes with no common thread.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Sellers  •  Richard Lester
CAST:  Richard Lester  •  Peter Sellers  •  Spike Milligan  •  Mario Fabrizi

The Long Ships (1964) RT 50% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Jun 2003

In this elaborately mounted seafaring adventure, Rolfe is a Viking leader with the cunning and devious mind of a pirate. Rolfe tells others sailors of "The Mother of Voices," ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Russ Tamblyn  •  Rosanna Schiaffino

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

Carry On Girls (1973) RT Audience 53%

DVD release: Apr 1994

Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gerald Thomas
CAST:  Sid James  •  Barbara Windsor  •  Joan Sims  •  Kenneth Connor

Tank Force (1958)

During World War II, members of a British tank unit in northern Africa are captured and held prisoners by Germans.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Leo Genn  •  Bonar Colleano  •  Anthony Newley

Cup Fever (1965)

The children of Barton United are trying to win the cup in their local football (soccer) league. Nasty councillor Mr Bates doesn't like them and wants the team his son plays ...  (more)

GENRES: Family
DIRECTION:  David Bracknell
CAST:  Bernard Cribbins  •  Sonia Graham  •  Dermot Kelly  •  David Lodge