Most Popular "Based On Novel" Titles With Freddie Francis
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1. Dune (1984)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
2. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
3. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
4. Moby Dick (1956)
Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
6. The Innocents (1961)
Approved | 100 min | Horror
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
7. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »
8. Beat the Devil (1953)
Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...
10. The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind... See full summary »
11. Room at the Top (1959)
115 min | Drama, Romance
An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.
12. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
89 min | Drama, Romance
A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.
13. Clara's Heart (1988)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »
14. The Jigsaw Man (1984)
PG | 94 min | Thriller
An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents.
15. 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.
16. Girly (1970)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.
17. 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.
18. Paranoiac (1963)
80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Loosely based on Josephine Tey's "Brat Farrar;" a man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance.
19. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.
20. Sons and Lovers (1960)
103 min | Drama
Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »
21. Hell in Korea (1956)
80 min | Drama, History, War
In 1951 during the Korean War retreat a small British re-con group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.
22. Code Name: Emerald (1985)
PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War
In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). ... See full summary »
23. The Deadly Bees (1966)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.
24. Mine Own Executioner (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam, who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Traumatized in a ... See full summary »
25. Outcast of the Islands (1951)
93 min | Drama, Adventure
A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.
26. The Fighting Pimpernel (1950)
88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.
28. The Brain (1962)
83 min | Crime, Horror, Drama
A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.
29. Golden Rendezvous (1977)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Thriller
Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship SS Campari somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has to put... See full summary »
30. Memed My Hawk (1984)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama
In 1920s Turkey, young peasant Memed elopes with beautiful Hatche who was promised in an arranged marriage to the local potentate Abdi Aga's son and later joins a group of bandits.
31. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)
55 min | Adventure, Family
Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »
32. The Wild Heart (1952)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »
Writers: Mary Webb, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike
33. Our Virgin Island (1959)
84 min | Drama
Evan and Tina want to live their lives differently. They go to live on an island. Tina's mother is concerned about her daughter's future. There is smuggling going on on the island.
34. Affair in Monte Carlo (1952)
Approved | 75 min | Drama
A writer tells a crowd in a café about a woman he knows, who once feel deeply in love with a desperate, compulsive gambler.
35. Golden Salamander (1950)
96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.
36. Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine, ... See full summary »
38. Twice Upon a Time (1953)
75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A pair of twin girls are separated when their parents divorce. They meet again by accident when they are both sent to the same Summer camp and they start to hatch a plot to get back ... See full summary »
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart
Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A 16-week course in horsemanship has a group of students learning the finer points of sportsmanship, jumping, horsecare, dressage and riding to hounds under stern and exacting teachers.