Most Popular Titles With Sidney Gilliat
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1. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Joey Boy (1965)
91 min | Comedy, War
Busted for running an illegal gambling den during the Second World War, a gang of East End wideboys choose conscription over prison and take their talents on a tour of duty.
5. Night Train to Munich (1940)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War
When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating.
6. 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.
7. 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.
9. 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 »
10. 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.
11. Green for Danger (1947)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.
12. 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 »
13. 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 »
14. A Yank at Oxford (1938)
Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Lee Sheridan's ego has always been stoked by his newspaper publisher father, Dan Sheridan, who is willing to "hold the presses" solely to print Lee's many sporting accomplishments as they ... 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
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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...
18. 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 »
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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 »
23. 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 »
24. 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.
26. 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 »
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. Captain Boycott (1947)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, History
In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords.
30. 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. Doomed Cargo (1936)
67 min | Crime, Thriller
A wise cracking American P.I. traveling abroad with his love interest and sidekick, stumbles on to a dead body. After it disappears again, he starts to unravel a devious crime ring.
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
33. Chu Chin Chow (1934)
Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.
34. 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.
35. 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
37. 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...
39. 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.
42. 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 »
43. 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 »
44. 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 »
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. 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 »
48. 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 »
49. 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.
50. 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.