Search results for "Laurence Olivier"

Hamlet (1948) RT 91% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Jean Simmons  •  John Laurie  •  Esmond Knight

Henry V (1944) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Renée Asherson  •  Ralph Truman  •  Ernest Thesiger

Richard III (1955) RT 80% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Nicholas Hannen  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Ralph Richardson

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) RT 86% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jan 2002

A saucy American showgirl in London is wooed by a roving-eyed Duke, but his estranged son, the young King, interrupts their late supper with politics and angry accusations.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Richard Wattis  •  Jeremy Spenser

Three Sisters (1970)

Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Jeanne Watts  •  Joan Plowright  •  Louise Purnell  •  Derek Jacobi

A Bridge Too Far (1977) RT 73% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2001

A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

A Little Romance (1979) RT 72% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2003

A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Thelonious Bernard  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Sally Kellerman

As You Like It (1936) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Jul 1999

Film version of Shakespeare's comedy of a young woman who disguises herself as a man to win the attention of the one she loves.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Paul Czinner
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Felix Aylmer  •  Elisabeth Bergner  •  John Laurie

Battle of Britain (1969) RT 63% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2003

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) RT 83% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jan 2005

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Carol Lynley  •  Keir Dullea  •  Martita Hunt

Clash of the Titans (1981) RT 66% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 2004

To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Desmond Davis
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Claire Bloom  •  Maggie Smith  •  Jack Gwillim

Dracula (1979) RT 64% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Kate Nelligan

Fire Over England (1937) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Mar 1998

The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson), focusing on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, whence the title. In 1588, relations ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Raymond Massey  •  Leslie Banks  •  Laurence Olivier

49th Parallel (1941)

In the early days of World War II, a German U-boat is sunk in Canada's Hudson Bay. Hoping to evade capture, a small band of German soldiers led by commanding officer ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Leslie Howard  •  Eric Portman  •  Raymond Lovell

Inchon (1982)

A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Toshiro Mifune

Khartoum (1966) RT 100% / Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2002

English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • History • War
DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden  •  Eliot Elisofon
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Richard Johnson  •  Ralph Richardson

Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

DVD release: Dec 2007

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) RT 71% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 1999

Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Michael Jayston  •  Janet Suzman  •  Roderic Noble  •  Ania Marson

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