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1. Roman Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Writers: Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton, Dalton Trumbo | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

2. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

3. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ferenc Molnár, John Dighton | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

4. Season of Passion (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.

Writers: John Dighton, Ray Lawler | Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Anne Baxter, John Mills, Angela Lansbury

5. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama

7.5
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric that resists wear and stain as boon to humanity but both capital and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Writers: Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

6. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.6
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

Writers: John Dighton, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis

7. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.1
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The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Writers: John Dighton, Roland Kibbee, George Bernard Shaw | Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

8. Went the Day Well? (1942)

92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Writers: Graham Greene, John Dighton, Diana Morgan, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

9. Saraband (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

Writers: Helen Simpson, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay

10. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »

Writers: Angus MacPhail, John Dighton | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

11. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Writers: Rudolph Besier, John Dighton | Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

12. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Dighton | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

13. Underground Guerrillas (1943)

80 min | Drama, War

5.8
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A 1943 British war movie that portrays the Yugoslav guerrilla resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia.

Writers: Monja Danischewsky, John Dighton, George Slocombe | Director: Sergei Nolbandov | Stars: John Clements, Godfrey Tearle, Tom Walls, Michael Wilding

14. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.7
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Writers: Leslie Arliss, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail, J.B. Priestley | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

15. The Goose Steps Out (1942)

79 min | Comedy

7.0
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A bumbling teacher (Will Hay) conveniently turns out to be the double of a German general. In the true spirit of wartime propoganda high jinks, he is flown into Germany to impersonate the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Reg Groves, Angus MacPhail, Bernard Miles | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Frank Pettingell, Julien Mitchell, Charles Hawtrey

16. My Learned Friend (1943)

74 min | Comedy

7.5
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end. This black ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Laurence Hanray

17. The Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

80 min | Comedy

7.0
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Will Hay plays a Professor teaching at a correspondence school who discovers that a Nazi agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt

18. The Story of William Tell (1953)

30 min | Adventure, Short

6.3
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Writers: John Dighton, Errol Flynn, Friedrich Schiller | Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Errol Flynn, Waltraut Haas, Silvio Bagolini, Mimo Billi

19. Folly to Be Wise (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.7
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Army chaplin Captain Paris attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.

Writers: James Bridie, John Dighton, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver, Colin Gordon

20. Saloon Bar (1940)

76 min | Thriller

7.3
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Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Frank Harvey, Angus MacPhail | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns, Joyce Barbour

21. Turned Out Nice Again (1941)

81 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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George Pearson, who works for a underwear firm that is 20 years out of date, invests his own money in a new type of thread. The company are not interested in changes, and he is fired. Later... See full summary »

Writers: Basil Dearden, John Dighton, Austin Melford, Hugh Mills, Wells Root | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Peggy Bryan, Elliott Mason, Edward Chapman

22. Champagne Charlie (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes.

Writers: Austin Melford, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Jean Kent

23. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

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

24. The Next of Kin (1942)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Writers: Basil Bartlett, Thorold Dickinson, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam, Reginald Tate

25. Brandy for the Parson (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.2
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A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

Writers: Geoffrey Household, Walter Meade, John Dighton | Director: John Eldridge | Stars: James Donald, Kenneth More, Jean Lodge, Frederick Piper

26. To Hell with Hitler (1940)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.6
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Shortly after the start of World War II, a ukelele player (George) takes the wrong boat and finds himself in (still uninvaded) Norway. He is mistaken for a fellow British intelligence agent... See full summary »

Writers: Basil Dearden, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail, Austin Melford | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Phyllis Calvert, Garry Marsh, Romney Brent

27. The Passionate Sentry (1952)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might be a better title for this film that the two it has. A private in the Guards is forced to leave his girl friend in the (... See full summary »

Writer: John Dighton | Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Valerie Hobson, Peggy Cummins, Anthony Bushell

28. Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.

Writers: Austin Melford, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert, Carla Lehmann, Michael Wilding

29. The Briggs Family (1940)

68 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Writers: John Dighton, Brock Williams | Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Edward Chapman, Jane Baxter, Oliver Wakefield, Mary Clare

30. Hoots Mon (1940)

77 min | Comedy

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Writers: Roy William Neill, Jack Henley, John Dighton | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Florence Desmond, Hal Walters, Davina Craig

31. The Good Old Days (1940)

79 min | Comedy

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Writers: John Dighton, Austin Melford, Ralph Smart | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Hal Walters, Kathleen Gibson, H.F. Maltby

32. Everything Happens to Me (1938)

82 min | Comedy

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Writers: John Dighton, Austin Melford | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Chili Bouchier, H.F. Maltby, Frederick Burtwell

34. The Vulture (1937)

67 min | Comedy, Crime

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Writers: Stafford Dickens, John Dighton, Reginald Purdell, Brock Williams | Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Lesley Brook, Hal Walters, Frederick Burtwell

35. Thank Evans (1938)

78 min | Comedy

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Writers: John Dighton, John Meehan Jr., Austin Melford, Edgar Wallace | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Hal Walters, Polly Ward, Albert Whelan

36. The Viper (1938)

75 min | Comedy, Crime

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Writers: John Dighton, J.O.C. Orton, Reginald Purdell | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Betty Lynne, Hal Walters, Lesley Brook

37. That's the Ticket (1940)

63 min | Comedy

6.5
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Cloakroom attendants have to dress up in outlandish disguises to foil spies in Paris.

Writers: John Dighton, Jack Henley, Frank Richardson | Director: Redd Davis | Stars: Sid Field, Hal Walters, Betty Lynne, Gus McNaughton

38. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1947 TV Movie)

90 min

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Writer: John Dighton | Director: Stephen Harrison | Stars: Hilda Davies, Deirdre Doone, Graveley Edwards, Richard Goolden

39. The Compulsory Wife (1937)

57 min | Comedy

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Writers: John Dighton, John Glyder, Reginald Purdell | Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Henry Kendall, Joyce Kirby, Margaret Yarde, Robert Hale

42. Ship's Concert (1937)

44 min | Short, Musical

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Writers: John Dighton, Reginald Purdell | Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Joyce Kirby, Henry Kendall, Enid Trevor

43. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1949 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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Writer: John Dighton | Stars: Hermione Baddeley, Denys Blakelock, Charles Cullum, Isabel Dean

44. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Episode: The Happiest Days of Your Life (1962)

75 min | Drama

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Writer: John Dighton | Director: Stephen Harrison | Stars: Eric Barker, Fabia Drake, Terence Alexander, Moyra Fraser