Search results for "Peter Ustinov"

Billy Budd (1962) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Terence Stamp  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Melvyn Douglas

Romanoff and Juliet (1961)

Political satire has Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet story updated for the cold war era, with the children of the US and Russian ambassadors falling in love.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Sandra Dee  •  John Gavin  •  Akim Tamiroff

Memed My Hawk (1984) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Jan 2009

In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Herbert Lom  •  Denis Quilley  •  Michael Elphick

Lady L (1965) RT 17% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Nov 1993

Lady L is an elegant 80-year-old woman who recalls her amorous life story, including past loves and lusty, scandalous adventures she has lived through.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Paul Newman  •  David Niven  •  Peter Ustinov

Hammersmith Is Out (1972) RT 40% / Audience 67%

The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Beau Bridges  •  Peter Ustinov

School for Secrets (1946)

Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Raymond Huntley  •  John Laurie  •  Ernest Jay

Vice Versa (1948) RT 43% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India, he wishes that he could be young again. His wish is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Ustinov
CAST:  Roger Livesey  •  Anthony Newley  •  Kay Walsh  •  Petula Clark

Alice in Wonderland (1999) RT 33% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Feb 2001

Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Nick Willing
CAST:  Tina Majorino  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Miranda Richardson

Appointment with Death (1988) RT Audience 53%

Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children -- Lennox, Raymond and Carol -- and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Carrie Fisher  •  John Gielgud

Logan's Run (1976) RT 68% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Sep 1998

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Michael York  •  Richard Jordan  •  Jenny Agutter  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) RT Audience 65%

During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  Godfrey Tearle  •  Eric Portman  •  Hugh Williams  •  Bernard Miles

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Nov 1988

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Family • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Derek Nimmo  •  Hugh Burden  •  Bernard Bresslaw  •  Helen Hayes

Quo Vadis (1951) RT Audience 100%

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy  •  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Leo Genn  •  Peter Ustinov

Robin Hood (1973) RT 52% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2000

With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Brian Bedford  •  Phil Harris  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Pat Buttram

Spartacus (1960) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2001

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Jean Simmons  •  Charles Laughton

The Great Muppet Caper (1981) RT 79% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2001

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Family
DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

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)

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

Topkapi (1964) RT 89% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Oct 2014

Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Maximilian Schell  •  Gilles Ségal

Viva Max! (1969) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: May 2014

In order to prove his greatness to his unimpressed girlfriend, Mexican general Max (Peter Ustinov) takes a group of men across the border and recaptures the Alamo - ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jerry Paris
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Jonathan Winters  •  John Astin  •  Harry Morgan

The Sundowners (1960) RT 78% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Jan 2007

In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Glynis Johns