Search results for "John Paddy Carstairs"


The Saint in London (1939) RT Audience 63%

In an unusual move for a mere program picture, RKO Radio filmed A Saint in London on location in England, using a largely British cast and crew. George Sanders makes his ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Sally Gray  •  David Burns  •  Gordon McLeod

The Square Peg (1958) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 2008

Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • War
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Norman Wisdom  •  Edward Chapman  •  Honor Blackman  •  Campbell Singer

Top of the Form (1953)

A con man hides out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the only option.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Ronald Shiner  •  Harry Fowler  •  Anthony Newley  •  Alfie Bass

The Devil's Agent (1962)

German actor PETER VAN EYCK stars as Droste, a mild-mannered businessman who was an intelligence expert during World War II. When Droste runs into his old friend Baron Von ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Peter van Eyck  •  Marianne Koch  •  Macdonald Carey  •  Christopher Lee

Fools Rush In (1949) RT 33% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Feb 1998

Howes plays Pamela Dickson, an impulsive young bride-to-be, while Guy Rolfe portrays her long-lost father Paul. Ostensibly a cad and bounder, Paul turns out to be just the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Sally Ann Howes  •  Guy Rolfe  •  Nigel Buchanan  •  Nora Swinburne

Tony Draws a Horse (1950)

The free-spirited wife of a proper British doctor leaves him after an arguement over the anatomically correct drawing of a horse on the wall drawn by their young son Tony.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Cecil Parker  •  Anne Crawford  •  Derek Bond  •  Barbara Murray

Up in the World (1956) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Oct 2008

Norman is a window cleaner who has to clean a manor house with hundreds of windows. He is distracted by the son of the house who persuades him to go into town. When some ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Norman Wisdom  •  Maureen Swanson  •  Jerry Desmonde  •  Michael Caridia

Made in Heaven (1952) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Jan 1991

Residents of the small English village of Dunmow react in comical ways when the Topham family hires a beautiful and young Hungarian maid.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  David Tomlinson  •  Petula Clark  •  Zonja Ziemann  •  Athene Seyler

Just My Luck (1957) RT 13% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Norman Wisdom  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  Jill Dixon  •  Leslie Phillips

Meet Maxwell Archer (1940)

Maxwell Archer, a private detective, attempts to clear a young man wrongly accused of murder.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  John Loder  •  Leueen MacGrath  •  Athole Stewart  •  Marta Labarr




Sands of the Desert (1960)

In this British comedy set in Saudi Arabia, a gentle British travel-agency clerk decides that it would be a smashing idea to open up a desert resort in Arabia. He heads to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Charlie Drake  •  Peter Arne  •  Sarah Branch  •  Raymond Huntley

Treasure Hunt (1952)

Short of money the owners of Ballyroden Hall must attempt to run it as a guest house, but not everyone is happy about the plan.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Jimmy Edwards  •  Martita Hunt  •  Naunton Wayne  •  Miles Malleson

Incident in Shanghai (1938)

An unhappy wife falls for an injured pilot.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Margaret Vyner  •  Patrick Barr  •  Derek Gorst

Dancing with Crime (1947)

When his best friend is murdered inside a London dancehall, a cab driver and his girlfriend involve themselves in the investigation and discover a major criminal operation ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Barry K. Barnes  •  Sheila Sim  •  Garry Marsh

One Good Turn (1955) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Sep 1992

Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Norman Wisdom  •  Joan Rice  •  Shirley Abicair  •  Thora Hird

The Chiltern Hundreds (1949)

Young Viscount Tony Pym wangles National Service leave on the pretext of standing as a Tory candidate for a local seat held by his family for generations. The request is a ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Cecil Parker  •  David Tomlinson  •  Marjorie Fielding  •  Tom Macaulay

A Weekend with Lulu (1961)

Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Leslie Phillips  •  Shirley Eaton  •  Irene Handl  •  Sid James

Talk of a Million (1951)

A family reduced to imminent poverty by the father's disinclination to work; an American lawyer looking for the heir to half a million pounds; the scene is set for a hilarious ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Jack Warner  •  Barbara Mullen  •  Joann Kenny  •  Elizabeth Erskine

Man of the Moment (1955) RT Audience 75%

Norman is a file clerk who accidentally becomes a British delegate to a diplomatic conference, befriends the queen of a remote island, and winds up a knight. Norman leaves ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Norman Wisdom  •  Lana Morris  •  Belinda Lee  •  Jerry Desmonde