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1. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Writers: Ethel Lina White, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty

2. Only Two Can Play (1962)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town - if he and ... See full summary »

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Kingsley Amis | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell, Kenneth Griffith

3. Jamaica Inn (1939)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Crime

6.3
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In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville, J.B. Priestley | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

4. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together.

Writers: Henry De Vere Stacpoole, John Baines, Michael Hogan, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones

5. Big Time Operators (1957)

80 min | Comedy

7.0
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A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Writers: William Rose, John Eldridge | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

6. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller, War

7.3
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When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Wellesley, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

7. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

91 min | Comedy

7.0
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine, Ronald Searle | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

8. Green for Danger (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.7
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Writers: Christianna Brand, Sidney Gilliat, Claude Guerney | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Leo Genn

9. Dulcimer Street (1948)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Collins, Sidney Gilliat, J.B. Williams | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Stephen Murray

10. The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

5.8
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While traveling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize that a passenger seems to have been kidnapped from their train.

Writers: George Axelrod, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ethel Lina White | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom

11. Endless Night (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson

12. Millions Like Us (1943)

103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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When Celia Crowson is called up for war service, she hopes for a glamor job in one of the services, but as a single girl, she is directed into a factory making aircraft parts. Here she ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

13. She Played with Fire (1957)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Winston Graham, Frank Launder, Val Valentine | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price, Violet Farebrother

14. The Green Man (1956)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

15. The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.8
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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Leslie Gilliat, Ivor Herbert, Ronald Searle | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney

16. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

86 min | Comedy

6.5
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To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ronald Searle, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim

17. 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

18. Wee Geordie (1955)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...

Writers: David Walker, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Alastair Sim, Paul Young, Norah Gorsen

19. Marriage a la Mode (1955)

88 min | Comedy

6.5
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Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, Cecil Parker, Sally Lahee

20. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Liam Redmond, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, Michael Howard

21. The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

94 min | Comedy

6.2
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The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ronald Searle, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Eric Barker

22. The Bridal Path (1959)

95 min | Comedy

6.7
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Tranter, Frank Launder, Geoffrey Willans | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

23. Bikini Baby (1951)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Launder, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Dennis Price, John McCallum, Stanley Holloway, Pauline Stroud

24. Ask a Policeman (1939)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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The mirthful adventures of Police-Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables, Albert Brown and Jeremiah Harbottle, who stage a fabricated crime-wave to save their jobs---and then find themselves involved in the real thing.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Marriott Edgar, Val Guest | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott, Glennis Lorimer

25. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Tom Mangold

26. The Boys in Blue (1982)

91 min | Comedy, Family

4.2
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Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Guest, Sidney Green, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear

27. A Yank at Oxford (1938)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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Lee Sheridan, a young American comes to study at Oxford University, but is instantly disliked by the other students, because of his brash and big-headed attitude. After several scrapes with... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Walter Ferris, George Oppenheimer, Leon Gordon, Sidney Gilliat, Michael Hogan, John Monk Saunders | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan

28. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Writers: L. du Garde Peach, Sidney Gilliat, John L. Balderston | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

29. Captain Boycott (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Rousing historical drama stars Stewart Granger as the leader of a group of late 19th-century Irish farmers who rebel against the cruel tactics of the local earl's landlord, whose name became synonymous with their treatment of him.

Writers: Patrick Campbell, Paul Vincent Carroll, Frank Launder, Philip Rooney, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

30. The Great Manhunt (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Huggins, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Walter Rilla

31. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995 TV Mini-Series)

348 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Louise Brooks, Sidney Gilliat

32. Get Charlie Tully (1972)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

5.7
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Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »

Writers: John Singer, John Warren | Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Dick Emery, Derren Nesbitt, Ronald Fraser, Pat Coombs

33. Waterloo Road (1945)

73 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A drama set during WWII. A tale of adultery & desertion.

Writers: Val Valentine, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim, Joy Shelton

34. Friday the Thirteenth (1933)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windscreen as his vehicle sails down an empty road.... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, G.H. Moresby-White, Emlyn Williams | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Muriel Aked, Cyril Smith

35. Au théâtre ce soir (1966–1986)

Comedy

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Stars: Edward Sanderson, Robert Manuel, Bernard Durand, Jacques Ardouin

36. Rome Express (1932)

94 min | Thriller

6.7
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Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Clifford Grey, Ralph Stock, Frank Vosper | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Muriel Aked, Joan Barry, Donald Calthrop, Finlay Currie

37. The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...

Writers: H.G. Wells, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Phyllis Calvert, Philip Frost, Diana Wynyard

38. Two Thousand Women (1944)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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Women in a French concentration camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

Writers: Michael Pertwee, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston

39. Chu Chin Chow (1934)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Writers: Oscar Asche, Edward Knoblock, L. du Garde Peach, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: George Robey, Fritz Kortner, Anna May Wong, John Garrick

40. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)

118 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.

Writers: Viscount Castlerosse, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Robert Donat, Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, John Mills

41. Left Right and Centre (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Patricia Bredin, Richard Wattis

42. Girl in the News (1940)

78 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Roy Vickers | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn Williams, Roger Livesey

43. Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.1
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The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fourteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim.

Writers: Leslie Bailey, Leslie Baily, William S. Gilbert, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Robert Morley, Maurice Evans, Eileen Herlie, Martyn Green

44. Notorious Gentleman (1945)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Vivian Kenway, a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, making dissipation his... See full summary »

Writers: Val Valentine, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Godfrey Tearle, Griffith Jones

45. Doomed Cargo (1936)

67 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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US private eye sorts out European crime wave. With female sidekick in tow, wisecracking private eye follows a trail of corpses around Europe, shaking up a sinister criminal network which ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Austin Melford, Bernard Merivale, L. du Garde Peach, Arnold Ridley | Director: Albert de Courville | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Constance Cummings, Thomy Bourdelle, Henry Oscar

46. Where There's a Will (1936)

80 min | Comedy

6.7
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An incompetent solicitor unwittingly becomes party to a bank robbery.

Writers: Leslie Arliss, Sidney Gilliat, Will Hay, Robert Edmunds, William Beaudine | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, H.F. Maltby, Norma Varden

47. Alias Bulldog Drummond (1935)

72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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Bulldog Drummond is injured when his sabotaged car crashes and Jack Pennington agrees to masquerade as the sleuth. He is enlisted to help Ann Manders find her jeweler grandfather who has ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerard Fairlie, Sidney Gilliat, Jack Hulbert, Herman C. McNeile, J.O.C. Orton | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Claude Hulbert

48. Unpublished Story (1942)

92 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Journalists investigate German fifth columnists as London burns in the blitz.

Writers: Anthony Havelock-Allan, Patrick Kirwan, Allan MacKinnon, Lesley Storm, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Harold French | Stars: Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson, Basil Radford, Roland Culver

49. The Moment of Truth (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

7.0
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On the night of their tenth anniversary, Doctor Rene Richard accidentally discovers that his wife, actress Madeleine Richard, has been having an affair with a disturbed artist, Daniel ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Delannoy, Henri Jeanson, Roland Laudenbach, Robert Thoeren | Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Jean Gabin, Walter Chiari, Daniel Gélin

50. The Ghost Train (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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Writers: Lajos Biró, Angus MacPhail, Arnold Ridley | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Ann Todd, Cyril Raymond