Latest Titles With John Dighton
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BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
The Happiest Days of Your Life
75 min | Drama
Through a clerical error, a boys' school and a girls' school are billeted on the same premises.
3. Season of Passion (1959)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.
4. The Devil's Disciple (1959)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance
The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.
5. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
105 min | Biography, Drama, History
Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.
6. The Swan (1956)
Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
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 »
9. Roman Holiday (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
10. The Story of William Tell (1953)
A short that follows the legend of Wilhelm Gorkeit of Tellikon (William Tell), the legendary archer and hero, from Switzerland.
11. Folly to Be Wise (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy
Newly arrived Army chaplin Captain Paris (Alastair Sim) attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.
13. The Passionate Sentry (1952)
85 min | Comedy
"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 »
14. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama
An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.
16. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy
Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.
17. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
19. Saraband (1948)
Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.
20. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Drama
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 »
22. Champagne Charlie (1944)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes.
23. Underground Guerrillas (1943)
Approved | 80 min | Drama, War
A 1943 British war movie that portrays the Yugoslav guerrilla resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia.
24. My Learned Friend (1943)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy
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 »
25. Went the Day Well? (1942)
Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.
26. The Foreman Went to France (1942)
Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
27. The Next of Kin (1942)
102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
28. The Goose Steps Out (1942)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy
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 »
29. Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)
80 min | Comedy
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 »
30. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)
82 min | Comedy
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 »
31. Turned Out Nice Again (1941)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Musical
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 »
32. To Hell with Hitler (1940)
Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, War
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 »
33. Saloon Bar (1940)
76 min | Thriller
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 »
34. Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, War
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.