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1. Number 17 (1932)

TV-PG | 63 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.

Writers: Joseph Jefferson Farjeon, Alma Reville, Alfred Hitchcock, Rodney Ackland | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart, Donald Calthrop

2. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

3. The Skin Game (1931)

TV-G | 77 min | Drama

5.9
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An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other.

Writers: John Galsworthy, Alfred Hitchcock, Alma Reville | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Jill Esmond, C.V. France, Helen Haye

4. Performance (1992– )

Drama

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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

5. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.5
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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.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

6. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

7. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.6
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

8. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys, Alexander Pushkin | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

9. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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The film is based on the novel of the same name by A. J. Cronin. The year is 1880. On the outskirts of the fictional small Scottish town of Levenford there stands a strange building... See full synopsis »

Writers: A.J. Cronin, Paul Merzbach, Rudolph Bernauer, Rodney Ackland | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Emlyn Williams

10. Suicide Squadron (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Writer: Terence Young | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Parker

11. Three on a Weekend (1938)

86 min | Drama

6.7
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A 1930's British summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to the seaside. Doreen Richards under the name Miss Fulham is off with friend Milly to a beauty ... See full summary »

Writers: Hans Wilhelm, Rodney Ackland, Roger Burford | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams, René Ray

12. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

14. A Lady Surrenders (1944)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave... See full summary »

Writers: J.W. Drawbell, Rodney Ackland, Leslie Arliss, Doreen Montgomery | Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc, Tom Walls

15. A Voice in the Night (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Writers: Percy Robinson, Terence de Marney, Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland, Maurice Cowan | Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr, Roland Culver

16. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, Colin Douglas, Joby Blanshard, Richard Pasco

17. George and Margaret (1940)

70 min | Comedy

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George and Margaret lives up to the 1930's reputation of English humor for amiability and mildness. Dedicated to the principle that everything is for the best... See full synopsis »

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Gerald Savory, Brock Williams | Director: George King | Stars: Marie Lohr, Judy Kelly, Noel Howlett, Oliver Wakefield

18. Bond Street (1948)

109 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Jean Kent, Roland Young, Kathleen Harrison, Derek Farr

19. Thursday's Child (1943)

81 min | Drama

6.0
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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Donald Macardle | Director: Rodney Ackland | Stars: Sally Ann Howes, Wilfrid Lawson, Kathleen O'Regan, Stewart Granger

20. Temptation Harbor (1947)

91 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Frederick Gotfurt, Georges Simenon, Victor Skutezky | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Simone Simon, William Hartnell, Marcel Dalio

21. Alibi (1942)

66 min | Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Writers: Marcel Achard, Roy Carter, Jacques Companéez, Brian Desmond Hurst, Herbert Juttke, Lesley Storm | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Sinclair, James Mason, Raymond Lovell

22. Young Man's Fancy (1939)

77 min | Comedy

5.5
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An aristocratic Englishman is engaged to a brewery heiress. He's not happy though and, during a visit to a circus he meets and falls in love with a human cannonball.

Writers: Rodney Ackland, E.V.H. Emmett, Roland Pertwee, Robert Stevenson | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Griffith Jones, Anna Lee, Seymour Hicks, Billy Bennett

23. Continental Express (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A mystery thriller set aboard the Orient Express bound for Istanbul. A girl is blackmailed into throwing a bomb at the president of a fictional Balkan state with the intention of starting another major war.

Writers: Jean Bommart, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Rodney Ackland | Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Rex Harrison, Valerie Hobson, John Loder, Muriel Aked

24. Uncensored (1942)

83 min | Drama, War

6.4
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During the Nazi occupation of Belgium during World War II, a Belgian resistance group revives the newspaper "La Libre Belgique" to expose and counter Nazi propaganda efforts to deceive the ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Millard, Rodney Ackland, Terence Rattigan, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Eric Portman, Phyllis Calvert, Griffith Jones, Raymond Lovell

25. Under Your Hat (1940)

79 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Writers: Rodney Ackland, L. Green, Jack Hulbert, Geoffrey Kerr, Anthony Kimmins, Arthur Macrae, Archie Menzies | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Austin Trevor, Leonora Corbett

26. The Hundred Pound Window (1944)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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An accountant is forced by circumstances to take a job at the racetrack. He is working at the betting window when he is drawn into a gang of criminals and their illegal schemes.

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Abem Finkel, Mark Hellinger, Brock Williams | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Frederick Leister, Mary Clare

27. Yellow Sands (1938)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Michael Barringer, Adelaide Phillpotts, Eden Phillpotts | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Marie Tempest, Belle Chrystall, Wilfrid Lawson, Robert Newton

28. En ny dag gryer (1945)

81 min | Family

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Grete Frische, Hans Wilhelm | Directors: Poul Bang, Grete Frische | Stars: Grethe Holmer, Jørn Jeppesen, Erling Schroeder, Henry Nielsen

29. Smiling Along (I) (1938)

83 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Entertainer quits a crooked London theater and sets up her troupe on her uncle's farm. A famous musician joins the group and helps them get a legitimate booking.

Writers: Rodney Ackland, William M. Conselman, Val Valentine | Director: Monty Banks | Stars: Gracie Fields, Roger Livesey, Mary Maguire, Peter Coke

30. The Case of Gabriel Perry (1935)

77 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: James Dale, L. du Garde Peach | Director: Albert de Courville | Stars: Henry Oscar, Olga Lindo, Margaret Lockwood, Franklin Dyall

31. A Letter from Home (1941)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Joyce Grenfell, Kathleen Harrison, Celia Johnson, Edie Martin

33. Shadows (1931)

57 min | Crime

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Frank Miller | Director: Alexander Esway | Stars: Jacqueline Logan, Bernard Nedell, Gordon Harker, Derrick De Marney

34. Rush Hour (1941)

5 min | Short

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The British government tries to persuade people not to clog up the wartime (World War II) public transportation system by keeping its use to a minimum during "rush hour".

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Muriel George, David Keir, Hay Petrie, Joan Sterndale-Bennett

35. Night Watch (1941)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Reg Groves | Director: Donald Taylor | Stars: Anne Firth, Cyril Chamberlain

36. Miss Grant Goes to the Door (1940)

7 min | Short

6.8
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Two sisters encounter a German spy. A public service film showing how to thwart the enemy.

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Donald Bull, Thorold Dickinson | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Ivan Brandt, Mary Clare, Marita Hunt, Manning Whiley

37. Farewell, Farewell, Eugene (1959 TV Movie)

40 min

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, John Vari | Director: William Chappell | Stars: Beryl Andrews, Avril Elgar, Frances Guthrie, Patrick McAlinney

38. Bis ans Ende (1964 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Writers: Erni Friedmann, Rodney Ackland, Hugh Walpole | Director: Wilm ten Haaf | Stars: Hilde Körber, Lil Dagover, Hilde Hildebrand

39. De gamle damene (1969 TV Movie)

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Writer: Rodney Ackland | Director: Arne Thomas Olsen | Stars: Ragnhild Michelsen, Helga Backe, Guri Stormoen

40. Een absoluut geheim (1965 TV Movie)

95 min | Mystery

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Writer: Rodney Ackland | Stars: Piet Bergers, Nand Buyl, Diane De Ghouy, Robert Maes

41. The Call for Arms (1940)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Brian Desmond Hurst, Terence Young | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Gillie, René Ray, Kathleen Harrison, Vi Kaley

42. Lady Be Kind (1941)

8 min | Short, Drama

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A landlady changes her resentful attitude to her lodger when she realises the value of his work in a munitions factory.

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys | Director: Rodney Ackland | Star: Muriel George

43. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: A Dead Secret (1959)

Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, John McKeller | Director: Lionel Harris | Stars: Keith Baxter, Gerald Cross, Aimée Delamain, Basil Dignam

44. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Episode: A Question of Fact (1955)

Drama

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Wynyard Browne | Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: John Neville, Robert Perceval, Joyce Carey, Hazel Penwarden

45. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Absolute Hell (1991)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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Black comedy set in Soho, London, right after WW2. Half of the fun is seeing a slew of very familiar faces kick up their heels as gay men, lesbians, party-girls, drunks, and drag queens.

Writer: Rodney Ackland | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Judi Dench, Susan Porrett, Paul Birchard, Sylvia Barter

46. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Strange Orchestra (1952)

Drama

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Writer: Rodney Ackland | Stars: Timothy Bateson, Betty Bowden, Kathleen Crawley, Deirdre Doone

47. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1956)

Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Frederick Lonsdale | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Barbara Couper, Graham Crowden, Gwenda Ewen, Peter Graves

48. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Old Ladies (1968)

Drama

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Writer: Rodney Ackland | Director: William Slater | Stars: Flora Robson, Athene Seyler, Katina Paxinou

49. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Episode: The Old Ladies (1956)

Drama

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Hugh Walpole | Stars: Edith Evans, Barbara Everest, Susan Richmond