Search results for "Stanley Holloway"

Brief Encounter (1945) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Celia Johnson  •  Trevor Howard  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Joyce Carey

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

Major Barbara (1941) RT 86% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Feb 2010

A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gabriel Pascal
CAST:  Wendy Hiller  •  Rex Harrison  •  Robert Morley  •  Robert Newton

My Fair Lady (1964) RT 96% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2003

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Rex Harrison  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

Passport to Pimlico (1949) RT 91% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Apr 2005

When an unexploded WWII bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, it reveals a treasure trove and documents proving that the region is in fact part of Burgundy, France and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Henry Cornelius
CAST:  Stanley Holloway  •  Hermione Baddeley  •  Betty Warren  •  Barbara Murray

The Beggar's Opera (1953) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Adaptation of John Gay's 18th century opera, featuring Laurence Olivier as MacHeath and Hugh Griffith as the Beggar.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • History • Music
DIRECTION:  Peter Brook
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Hugh Griffith  •  George Rose  •  Stuart Burge

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2002

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Sid James  •  Alfie Bass

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

The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2005

When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line a group of local residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Stanley Holloway  •  George Relph  •  Naunton Wayne  •  John Gregson

Champagne Charlie (1944) RT Audience 44%

A man from the countryside becomes London’s newest music hall sensation, and competes with a rival music hall performer for the audience’s attention.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alberto Cavalcanti
CAST:  Stanley Holloway  •  Betty Warren  •  Tommy Trinder  •  Jean Kent

The Way to the Stars (1945) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2011

Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  John Mills  •  Rosamund John  •  Stanley Holloway

Ten Little Indians (1965) RT Audience 49%

Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion.When the host doesn't show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  George Pollock
CAST:  Hugh O'Brian  •  Shirley Eaton  •  Fabian  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

The Way Ahead (1944)

A mismatched collection of conscripted civilians find training tough under Lieutenant Jim Perry and Sergeant Ned Fletcher when they are called up to replace an infantry ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  David Niven  •  Stanley Holloway  •  James Donald  •  John Laurie

Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)

Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Launder
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  John McCallum  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Pauline Stroud

Carnival (1946)

Story of a ballet dancer of the Edwardian era. From the novel by Compton Mackenzie.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stanley Haynes
CAST:  Sally Gray  •  Michael Wilding  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Bernard Miles

The Girl from Maxim's (1933)

A Doctor tries to pass off a singer as his wife in Paris in 1904.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Alexander Korda
CAST:  Frances Day  •  Leslie Henson  •  George Grossmith  •  Lady Tree

The Vicar of Bray (1937)

The Vicar of Bray is a satirical description of an individual fundamentally changing his principles to remain in ecclesiastical office as external requirements change around ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Edwards
CAST:  Stanley Holloway  •  Hugh Miller  •  K. Hamilton Price  •  Felix Aylmer

Snowbound (1948) RT Audience 100%

Good and bad characters are stuck in a ski chalet near buried Nazi gold in the Alps.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Dennis Price  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Marcel Dalio  •  Guy Middleton

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973) RT 65% / Audience 62%

Musical version of the story in which Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Susan George  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Michael Redgrave