Highest Rated Titles With Michael Powell
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2. The Red Shoes (1948)
Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
6. Stairway to Heaven (1946)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
7. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.
8. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
Arena (1975– )
A Pretty British Affair
Detailed interview with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger looking back at their long career as influential British film-makers and their unusual partnership. Includes clips from many of their films.
13. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)
60 min | Drama
The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »
14. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »
15. A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »
17. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.
Writers: Miles Malleson, Lajos Biró, Miklós Rózsa | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin
20. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical
This a film version of the opera "The Tales of Hoffmann", however it is NOT just a film of a staged performance. 'Michael Powell' & Emeric Pressburger (and the rest of "The Archers") work ... See full summary »
21. Hour of Glory (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on 1943 England, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.
22. 49th Parallel (1941)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller
A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.
23. Gone to Earth (1950)
82 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.
24. Hotel Splendide (1932)
53 min | Crime, Drama
Jerry Mason inherits a seaside hotel but discovers that a gang of robbers have buried their loot on the site where the hotel now stands.
25. The Edge of the World (1937)
Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance
A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.
The Frantick Rebel
60 min | Drama, War
It's 1777, and a mysterious lady is in London...is she spying for the American revolutionaries?? Dr Johnson and Boswell investigate, but always seem a couple of steps behind...
28. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Comedy
After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »
30. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
82 min | Action, Drama, War
When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.
32. Perfect Understanding (1933)
80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.
33. My Friend the King (1932)
47 min | Comedy
A taxi driver becomes involved in a plot to kidnap Ruritanian child king Ludwig and, disguised as a countess, rescues the young king from the revolutionaries.
A Free Agent
60 min | Drama, War
Boy spy meets girl spy; boy spy marries girl spy. But he's British, she's Russian. Can their marriage survive in neutral Switzerland?? Will their bosses allow them both to retire?? And is the marriage all it seems???
36. Orlando (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »
37. Blackmail (1929)
85 min | Crime, Thriller
Alice White is the daughter of a shopkeeper in 1920's London. Her boyfriend, Frank Webber is a Scotland Yard detective who seems more interested in police work than in her. Frank takes ... See full summary »
39. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
114 min | Drama, History, War
France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »
40. Blackout (1940)
80 min | Adventure, Romance
Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.
43. The Price of a Song (1935)
67 min | Crime, Drama
A bookmakers clerk, Grierson, finds himself in financial difficulties and forces his step-daughter to marry Nevern, a caddish song-writer, for his money. When she finds life unbearable with... See full summary »
44. The Spy in Black (1939)
Approved | 77 min | Thriller, War
A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.
46. The Silver Fleet (1943)
88 min | Drama, War
Jaap van Leyden is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later a child's rhyme reminds him... See full summary »
47. Honeymoon (1959)
109 min | Drama, Music
Australian famer Kit Kelly and his new bride Anna are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist. They discover he is Antonio, a famous dancer. Upon learning that Anna was a ... See full summary »
49. The Queen's Guards (1961)
110 min | Drama
Captains John Fellows and Henry Wynne-Walton finish their Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy and are sent to the Middle-East. John is to lead a parachute battalion while Henry is ... See full summary »
50. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983)
155 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's ... See full summary »