Search results for "Mervyn Johns"


Scrooge (1951) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Ebeneezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. The spirits show ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Alastair Sim  •  Kathleen Harrison  •  Mervyn Johns  •  Hermione Baddeley

Dead of Night (1945) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Robert Hamer  •  Basil Dearden  •  Alberto Cavalcanti
CAST:  Mervyn Johns  •  Roland Culver  •  Mary Merrall  •  Googie Withers

Jamaica Inn (1939) RT 55% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Jul 1999

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she's living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Crime
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Horace Hodges  •  Hay Petrie  •  Frederick Piper

The Captive Heart (1946) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2008

A series of stories about the lives and loves of nine men in a Prisoner of War Camp over five years. Location shooting in the British occupied part of Germany adds ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  Rachel Kempson  •  Frederick Leister  •  Mervyn Johns

The Magic Box (1951) RT Audience 76%

Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Boulting
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Margaret Johnston  •  Maria Schell  •  Richard Attenborough

Went the Day Well? (1942) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2005

The quiet village of Bramley End is taken over by German troops posing as Royal Engineers. Their task is to disrupt England's radar network in preparation for a full scale ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Alberto Cavalcanti
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Mervyn Johns  •  Marie Lohr  •  Basil Sydney

Edward, My Son (1949) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Following the death of his only son, a ruthless businessman reflects on his life, his unhappy marriage and his questionable parenting skills. Released in 1949, starring ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Ian Hunter  •  James Donald

The Heroes of Telemark (1965) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Set in German-occupied Norway, this is based on the efforts of the Norwegian resistance to sabotage German development of the atomic bomb. Resistance fighter Knut Straud ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Richard Harris  •  Ulla Jacobsson  •  Michael Redgrave

My Learned Friend (1943) RT Audience 43%

An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden  •  Will Hay
CAST:  Will Hay  •  Claude Hulbert  •  Mervyn Johns  •  Laurence Hanray

1984 (1956)

In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Edmond O'Brien  •  Jan Sterling  •  Michael Redgrave  •  Donald Pleasence




Convoy (1940)

A tale of life on board a Royal Navy cruiser assigned to protect the vital convoys between America and England during WWII.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Pen Tennyson
CAST:  Clive Brook  •  John Clements  •  Edward Chapman  •  Judy Campbell

The Oracle (1953)

An Irish "oracle" foretells the next day's track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  C.M. Pennington-Richards
CAST:  Robert Beatty  •  Michael Medwin  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Mervyn Johns

Lady in Danger (1934)

Walls plays an Englishman who's assigned the task of transporting a Queen(Yvonne Arnaud) of a revolution-torn country to England incognito. Hiding her in his London apartment, ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Tom Walls
CAST:  Tom Walls  •  Yvonne Arnaud  •  Leon M. Lion  •  Anne Grey

The Blue Peter (1955)

A Merchant Navy hero of the Korean War returns to England after three years of captivity in Communist hands, his mind confused by brain-washing and indoctrination at the hands ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Wolf Rilla
CAST:  Kieron Moore  •  Sarah Lawson  •  Greta Gynt  •  Mervyn Johns

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

The National Health (1973)

Peter Nichols adapted his own hit play to the screen, based on his experiences in hospitals. A riotous black comedy that's as timely today as ever, it contrasts the appalling ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Jim Dale  •  Donald Sinden

Counterblast (1948) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 2009

An escaped World War 2 Nazi doctor, impersonates a murdered English doctor so he can work on a vaccination to protect the Germans in their planned germ warfare.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Robert Beatty  •  Mervyn Johns  •  Margaretta Scott  •  Nova Pilbeam

Dishonour Bright (1936)

A man is cited as the co-respondent in a divorce case, but is cheerfully unashamed when he appears in court.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Walls
CAST:  Tom Walls  •  Eugene Pallette  •  Betty Stockfeld  •  Diana Churchill