Most Popular Titles With Sidney Gilliat
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1. Jamaica Inn (1939)
Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Crime
In Cornwall in 1819, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.
2. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
3. The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)
94 min | Comedy
The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.
4. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)
91 min | Comedy
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.
5. The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)
93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.
6. Night Train to Munich (1940)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller, War
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 »
8. The Lady Vanishes (1979)
PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery
Whilst traveling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realise a passenger seems to have been kidnapped off their train, but, no other passenger aside from themselves, recalls her.
9. Endless Night (1972)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land.
10. Green for Danger (1946)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.
11. The Green Man (1956)
80 min | Comedy
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 »
12. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)
86 min | Comedy
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 »
13. 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.
14. Millions Like Us (1943)
103 min | Drama, War
Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »
15. Only Two Can Play (1962)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
16. The Blue Lagoon (1949)
101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together.
18. Ask a Policeman (1939)
83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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.
19. Big Time Operators (1957)
80 min | Comedy
A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.
21. The Boys in Blue (1982)
91 min | Comedy, Family
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 »
22. Wee Geordie (1955)
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...
23. A Yank at Oxford (1938)
Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
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
24. Soldiers Three (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
Retired British general Brunswick reminisces about the days when he was a colonel in charge of a British Army battalion fighting against native rebels in colonial India during the late 1800s.
Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Marjory Gaffney, Sidney Gilliat, Michael Hogan, Grover Jones, Rudyard Kipling, Vincent Lawrence, L. du Garde Peach, Tom Reed, Marguerite Roberts | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Stewart Granger, Walter Pidgeon, David Niven, Robert Newton
25. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.
27. Get Charlie Tully (1972)
PG | 97 min | Comedy
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 »
28. Dulcimer Street (1948)
110 min | Drama
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 »
29. She Played with Fire (1957)
95 min | Crime, Drama
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.
30. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)
118 min | Biography, Drama
This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.
31. Friday the Thirteenth (1933)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
32. Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)
Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
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.
34. The Bridal Path (1959)
95 min | Comedy
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 »
35. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)
66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.
36. The Great Manhunt (1950)
Passed | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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 »
37. Captain Boycott (1947)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, History
In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords.
38. Left Right and Centre (1959)
95 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
40. Crook's Tour (1941)
80 min | Comedy, Mystery
Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.
41. Doomed Cargo (1936)
67 min | Crime, Thriller
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
42. Girl in the News (1940)
78 min | Crime, Thriller
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 »
43. Alias Bulldog Drummond (1935)
72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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 »
44. The Moment of Truth (1952)
Approved | 87 min | Drama
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 »
45. Notorious Gentleman (1945)
Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
46. Marriage a la Mode (1955)
88 min | Comedy
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 »
48. The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
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...
49. Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)
77 min | Crime, Drama
It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's ... See full summary »
50. Two Thousand Women (1944)
81 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.