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1. The Queen of Spades (1949)
95 min | Drama, Horror
An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »
2. The Outsider (1949)
97 min | Drama
Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War Two experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much ... See full summary »
3. The Fallen Idol (1948)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.
4. The Red Shoes (1948)
Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
5. The Silk Noose (1948)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama
Sugiani, a black-market racketeer in London, following World War II, is amassing a vast fortune until Linda Medbury, an American newspaper reporter, learns about him and his operation. She ... See full summary »
6. The Monkey's Paw (1948)
64 min | Horror, Thriller
A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.
9. Great Expectations (1946)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
10. Night Boat to Dublin (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Thriller
The allies plan to rescue a Swedish atomic scientist from under the noses of the Nazis.
13. Honeymoon Hotel (1946)
90 min | Comedy
Joe inherits a run-down hotel which, with the help of his chums he begins to turn around. A couple of unscrupulous property developers try and persuade him to sell it to them knowing that ... See full summary »
15. Waltz Time (1945)
91 min | Musical
Old Vienna, at a time when the waltz was considered an immoral dance. Maria promises her dying father, the Emperor, that she will follow the wishes of the Council of Ministers when she ... See full summary »
18. A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »
19. On Approval (1944)
80 min | Comedy
Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin.
20. They Met in the Dark (1943)
95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her ... See full summary »
23. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.
24. The Great Mr. Handel (1942)
89 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.
25. Wings and the Woman (1942)
94 min | Drama
The story of flyer Amy Johnson who won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Her marriage to fellow aviator Jim Mallison was ... See full summary »
30. Bombsight Stolen (1941)
90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.
31. 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 »
32. 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 »
33. A Voice in the Night (1941)
95 min | Drama, War
Hitler's doctor is gradually realising that the Nazi regime isn't as good as it pretends to be when his friends start to "disappear" into the camps. His wife is courted by the party and ... See full summary »
Writers: Wolfgang Wilhelm, George Campbell, Louis Golding, Gordon Wellesley, Roland Pertwee, Bridget Boland, Jeffrey Dell, Basil Woon, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard, Raymond Huntley, Derek Farr
35. Rush Hour (1941)
5 min | Short
The British government tries to persuade people not to clog up the wartime (World War II) public transportation system by keeping its use to a minimum during "rush hour".
36. The Spell of Amy Nugent (1941)
Approved | 82 min | Drama
A young man's fiancé dies after contracting a terminal illness, and in his efforts to contact her he gets involved with a group of spiritualists.
37. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.
Writers: Miles Malleson, Lajos Biró, Miklós Rózsa | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin
38. 21 Days Together (1940)
72 min | Drama
After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. When he is found guilty, Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together ... See full summary »
39. Blackout (1940)
80 min | Adventure, Romance
Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.
41. Crimes at the Dark House (1940)
69 min | Crime, Drama
A madman kills a man who has just inherited a large estate, then impersonates his victim to gain entrance to the estate so he can murder his enemies.
43. Pastor Hall (1940)
95 min | Drama
This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party. The small German village of Altdorf in the 1930's ... See full summary »
Writers: Ernst Toller, Leslie Arliss, Anna Reiner, Haworth Bromley, John Boulting, Roy Boulting, Miles Malleson | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Nova Pilbeam, Seymour Hicks, Marius Goring
44. Spy for a Day (1940)
71 min | Comedy, Thriller
The Nazis kidnap a simple farm labourer when they think he is one of their spies. He escapes, only to be nearly shot by a British spy who also thinks he's a Nazi.
45. 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.
46. The Spy in Black (1939)
Approved | 77 min | Thriller, War
A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.
47. The Four Feathers (1939)
Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ... See full summary »
48. Clouds Over Europe (1939)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Lighthearted romp of a pre-war spy story: quirky British secret service man finds out who's using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.
49. Inquest (1939)
60 min | Crime, Mystery
Margaret Hamilton (Elizabeth Allan) faces trial by Coroner's Court, an archaic British institution where justice can't be guaranteed.
50. Design for Murder (1939)
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A somewhat unbalanced college student kidnaps the leader of a group of students that has been constantly mocking and harassing him, and plans to bury him alive in a trunk.