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1. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys, Alexander Pushkin | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

2. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.3
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Emeric Pressburger, Keith Winter, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

3. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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88 Metascore

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.

Writers: Graham Greene, Lesley Storm, William Templeton | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

4. The Outsider (1948)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Warren Chetham Strode, Bernard Miles, Roy Boulting | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles, Cecil Trouncer

5. The Silk Noose (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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 »

Writer: Richard Llewellyn | Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Carole Landis, Joseph Calleia, Derek Farr, Stanley Holloway

6. The Monkey's Paw (1948)

64 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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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.

Writers: W.W. Jacobs, Norman Lee, Barbara Toy | Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Milton Rosmer, Megs Jenkins, Michael Martin Harvey, Eric Micklewood

7. There Is No Escape (1948)

63 min

4.0
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Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Charles Stuart, Joyce Linden, Mackenzie Ward, Patricia Hicks

8. Hamlet (1947 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.2
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A live, early television version of the play

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Basil Adams | Stars: John Byron, Muriel Pavlow, Margaret Rawlings, Sebastian Shaw

9. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern | Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

10. The Laughing Lady (1946)

100 min | Drama, Musical

8.0
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Writers: Ingram D'Abbes, Jack Whittingham | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Francis L. Sullivan, Peter Graves

11. Night Boat to Dublin (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Thriller

5.7
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The allies plan to rescue a Swedish atomic scientist from under the noses of the Nazis.

Writers: Robert Hall, Lawrence Huntington | Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Robert Newton, Raymond Lovell, Guy Middleton, Muriel Pavlow

12. Honeymoon Hotel (1946)

90 min | Comedy

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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 »

Writers: John E. Blakeley, Arthur Mertz | Director: John E. Blakeley | Stars: Nat Jackley, Norman Evans, Dan Young, Betty Jumel

13. Kiss the Bride Goodbye (1945)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Writer: Jack Whittingham | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Patricia Medina, Jimmy Hanley, Frederick Leister, Marie Lohr

14. Waltz Time (1945)

91 min | Musical

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Henry C. James, Karl Rossier, Montgomery Tully, Jack Whittingham | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Carol Raye, Peter Graves, Patricia Medina, John Ruddock

15. Battle for Music (1945)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A docu-drama about the troubles of the London Philharmonic Orchestra during World War II.

Writer: St. John Legh Clowes | Director: Donald Taylor | Stars: Joss Ambler, Adrian Boult, Warwick Braithwaite, Clifford Buckton

16. For You Alone (1945)

105 min | Musical

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Writers: Kathleen Butler, Montgomery Tully | Director: Geoffrey Faithfull | Stars: Lesley Brook, Jimmy Hanley, Dinah Sheridan, G.H. Mulcaster

18. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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 »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

19. On Approval (1944)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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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.

Writers: Frederick Lonsdale, Clive Brook, Terence Young | Director: Clive Brook | Stars: Clive Brook, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers, Roland Culver

20. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

Writers: Anthony Gilbert, Basil Bartlett, Anatole de Grunwald, Victor MacLure, Miles Malleson, James Seymour | Director: Carl Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

21. Escape to Danger (1943)

84 min | Thriller

4.0
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Writers: Patrick Kirwan, Jack Whittingham, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Directors: Lance Comfort, Victor Hanbury | Stars: Eric Portman, Ann Dvorak, Karel Stepanek, Ronald Ward

22. It Started at Midnight (1943)

84 min | Comedy, War

6.3
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Writers: Jaroslav Hasek, Carl Lamac, Con West | Director: Carl Lamac | Stars: Lloyd Pearson, Maggie Rennie, Julien Mitchell, Richard Attenborough

23. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

82 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

24. The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.

Writers: Gerald Elliott, Victor MacLure, L. du Garde Peach | Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Elizabeth Allan, Malcolm Keen, Michael Shepley

25. Sabotage at Sea (1942)

61 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Writer: Michael Barringer | Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: David Hutcheson, Margaretta Scott, Jane Carr, Felix Aylmer

26. This Was Paris (1942)

Approved | 77 min | War, Drama

5.5
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Writers: Edward Dryhurst, Gordon Wellesley, Brock Williams, Basil Woon | Director: John Harlow | Stars: Ann Dvorak, Ben Lyon, Griffith Jones, Robert Morley

27. Wings and the Woman (1942)

94 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Viscount Castlerosse, Miles Malleson | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Robert Newton, Edward Chapman, Nora Swinburne

28. Hard Steel (1942)

86 min | Drama

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Writers: Roger Dataller, Lydia Hayward | Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Betty Stockfeld, John Stuart, George Carney

29. Out of the Box (1942)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Story of the Co-operative movement in Scotland.

Writer: Harold Purcell | Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Gordon McLeod, Hay Petrie

30. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey Kerr, Anatole de Grunwald, J.O.C. Orton | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

31. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Angus MacPhail, John Dighton | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

32. Quiet Wedding (1941)

80 min | Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Esther McCracken, Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, Marjorie Fielding, A.E. Matthews

33. Turned Out Nice Again (1941)

81 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Basil Dearden, John Dighton, Austin Melford, Hugh Mills, Wells Root | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Peggy Bryan, Elliott Mason, Edward Chapman

34. A Voice in the Night (1941)

95 min | Drama, War

6.2
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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. The Spell of Amy Nugent (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

Writers: Miles Malleson, Hugh Benson, Robert Benson | Director: John Harlow | Stars: Derek Farr, Vera Lindsay, Hay Petrie, Felix Aylmer

36. Rush Hour (1941)

5 min | Short

5.7
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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".

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Muriel George, David Keir, Hay Petrie, Joan Sterndale-Bennett

37. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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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. Convoy (1940)

78 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.

Writers: Patrick Kirwan, Pen Tennyson | Director: Pen Tennyson | Stars: Clive Brook, John Clements, Edward Chapman, Judy Campbell

39. 21 Days Together (1940)

72 min | Drama

6.4
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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 »

Writers: John Galsworthy, Graham Greene, Basil Dean | Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Francis L. Sullivan

40. Blackout (1940)

80 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Brock Williams | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

41. Crimes at the Dark House (1940)

69 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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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.

Writers: Wilkie Collins, Edward Dryhurst, Frederick Hayward, H.F. Maltby | Director: George King | Stars: Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott, Hilary Eaves, Geoffrey Wardwell

42. Pastor Hall (1940)

95 min | Drama

7.8
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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

43. Ten Days in Paris (1940)

82 min | Drama

6.0
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Writers: James Curtis, Bruce Graeme, John Meehan Jr. | Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kaaren Verne, C.V. France, Leo Genn

44. Spy for a Day (1940)

71 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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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.

Writers: Stacy Aumonier, Ralph Block, Emeric Pressburger, Hans Wilhelm, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Douglas Wakefield, Paddy Browne, Jack Allen, Albert Lieven

45. 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

46. The Four Feathers (1939)

Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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 »

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, R.C. Sherriff, Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

47. The Spy in Black (1939)

Approved | 77 min | Thriller, War

7.0
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Writers: J. Storer Clouston, Emeric Pressburger, Roland Pertwee | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

48. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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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.

Writers: Brock Williams, Jack Whittingham, Arthur Wimperis, Ian Dalrymple | Directors: Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon

49. Inquest (1939)

60 min | Crime, Mystery

5.3
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Writers: Michael Barringer, Francis Miller | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Elizabeth Allan, Herbert Lomas, Hay Petrie, Barbara Everest

50. Design for Murder (1939)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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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.

Writers: Reginald Denham, Edward Percy, Francis Miller | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Manning Whiley, Barbara Everest, Michael Drake, Hay Petrie