Most Popular Titles With Rodney Ackland
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1. 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.
3. Number 17 (1932)
TV-PG | 66 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.
5. The Skin Game (1931)
TV-G | 85 min | Drama
An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other.
6. The Queen of Spades (1949)
95 min | Drama, Horror
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 »
9. Suicide Squadron (1941)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War
During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.
10. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)
102 min | Drama
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 »
11. A Voice in the Night (1946)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
15. Three on a Weekend (1938)
86 min | Drama
A 1930s British summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to the sea-side. Doreen Richards under the name Miss Fulham is off with friend Milly to a beauty ... See full summary »
16. A Lady Surrenders (1944)
113 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
17. Under Your Hat (1940)
79 min | Adventure, Comedy
Inept Secret Agent on a job in the South of France is followed by his suspicious wife. She masquerades as a maid and chaos ensues.
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
19. The Hundred Pound Window (1944)
84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
20. Uncensored (1942)
83 min | Drama, War
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 »
21. George and Margaret (1940)
70 min | Comedy
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 »
22. Young Man's Fancy (1939)
77 min | Comedy
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.
24. Alibi (1942)
66 min | Crime, Mystery
A bar hostess (Lockwood) is used by a killer to obtain an alibi.
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
27. Continental Express (1939)
Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
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.
29. Smiling Along (I) (1938)
83 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
32. Rush Hour (1941)
5 min | Short
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".
34. Miss Grant Goes to the Door (1940)
7 min | Short
Two sisters encounter a German spy. A public service film showing how to thwart the enemy.
ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
A Question of Fact
A man discovers that his father was hanged for murder, and worries about heredity.
Performance (1992– )
120 min | Drama
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.
ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.