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

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

Girl in the News (1940)

An elderly lady manages to sneak some pills away from her nurse and dies of an overdose. The nurse is tried for murder and acquitted. Some time later the nurse, under a new ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Margaret Lockwood  •  Barry K. Barnes  •  Emlyn Williams  •  Roger Livesey