Search results for "Leslie Howard"

Pygmalion (1938) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When linguistics professor Henry Higgins boasts that he can pass off Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a princess with only six months' training, Colonel George Pickering ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard  •  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Marie Lohr

The First of the Few (1942) RT Audience 64%

This 1942 fictionalized biopic chronicles the true story of how two of the most remarkable men in aviation history - visionary Spitfire designer R.J. Mitchell and his test ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard  •  George Pollock
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  David Niven  •  Rosamund John  •  Roland Culver

"Pimpernel" Smith (1941)

Eccentric Cambridge archaeologist Horatio Smith (Howard) takes a group of British and American archaeology students to pre-war Nazi Germany to help in his excavations. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Francis L. Sullivan  •  Mary Morris  •  Hugh McDermott

The Gentle Sex (1943) RT Audience 47%

During the War seven women from very different backgrounds find themselves together in the Auxiliary Territorial Services. They are soon drilling, driving lorries, and manning ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard
CAST:  Joan Gates  •  Jean Gillie  •  Joan Greenwood  •  Joyce Howard

Gone with the Wind (1939) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2000

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

A Free Soul (1931) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Feb 1991

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Clarence Brown
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Leslie Howard  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  James Gleason

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

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

Intermezzo (1939)

A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him, they make beautiful music away from the concert ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gregory Ratoff
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  John Halliday  •  Cecil Kellaway

Romeo and Juliet (1936) RT 75% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Scenes of combat that will stir your pulse...tender haunting romance that will stay ever fresh in your memory...spectacular beauty that will set a feast for your the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Leslie Howard  •  John Barrymore  •  Edna May Oliver

The Petrified Forest (1936) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2005

A drifter, a waitress and a notorious gangster cross paths in the Petrified Forest region of Arizona. Alan, a destitute writer, goes into the diner where Gabrielle works. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Archie Mayo
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Bette Davis  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  Dick Foran

Berkeley Square (1933) RT Audience 64%

A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Heather Angel  •  Valerie Taylor  •  Colin Keith-Johnston

Secrets (1933) RT Audience 64%

In the 1860s, Mary Marlowe defies her father's wishes to marry a British lord and runs away with clerk John Carlton as he heads West to make his fortune. Mary and John endure ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Mary Pickford  •  Leslie Howard  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Blanche Friderici

Devotion (1931) RT Audience 48%

A young Londoner (Ann Harding) disguises herself to become governess of the son of the barrister (Leslie Howard) she loves.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Milton
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Leslie Howard  •  O.P. Heggie  •  Louise Closser Hale

Five and Ten (1931)

John owns the largest chain of five and ten cent stores in the country. He moves his family to New York from Kansas City and their life, though grand, is falling apart due to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Z. Leonard
CAST:  Marion Davies  •  Leslie Howard  •  Richard Bennett  •  Irene Rich

Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931)

Dan works for Pritchard and Pritchard out of San Francisco and is in love with Maisie, referred to as "the icebox" by his news reporter friend. As one of his ships returns to ...  (more)

CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Conchita Montenegro  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Karen Morley

The Lady Is Willing (1934) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Sep 1993

In this comedy-mystery, a private detective helps three businessmen get even with the man who misused their investments. The detective plans to kidnap the man's wife so he can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Miller
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Binnie Barnes  •  Nigel Playfair