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1. Went the Day Well? (1942)

92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Writers: Graham Greene, John Dighton, Diana Morgan, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

2. Scum (1979)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Minton | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

3. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

4. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Writers: H.G. Wells, E.F. Benson, John Baines, Angus MacPhail, T.E.B. Clarke | Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

5. Victim (1961)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...

Writers: Janet Green, John McCormick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

6. The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Writers: John Boland, Bryan Forbes | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

7. The Assassination Bureau (1969)

M | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert L. Fish, Jack London, Wolf Mankowitz, Michael Relph | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curd Jürgens

8. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Creator: Jeffrey Caine | Stars: Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Gillian Martell, Michael Cochrane

9. The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

GP | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment his life is upset.

Writers: Anthony Armstrong, Basil Dearden, Michael Relph | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie, Hugh Mackenzie

10. Woman of Straw (1964)

122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles' ne'er-do-well nephew Anthony, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine Arley, Robert Muller, Stanley Mann | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox

11. All Night Long (1962)

91 min | Drama

6.9
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The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best Jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charlie Mingus.

Writers: Nel King, Paul Jarrico | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

12. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Writers: T.E.B. Clarke, Jan Read, Ted Willis, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

13. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Stephen Fry

14. Sapphire (1959)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Janet Green, Lukas Heller | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Paul Massie

15. The Gospel According to Vic (1986)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Gormley | Director: Charles Gormley | Stars: Tom Conti, Helen Mirren, David Hayman, Brian Pettifer

16. 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

17. Torrents of Spring (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerzy Skolimowski, Arcangelo Bonaccorso, Ivan Turgenev, Michael Sarne, Evelyn Wendel, James Carrington, Anne Dutter, Georges Dutter | Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Nastassja Kinski, Valeria Golino, William Forsythe

18. Saraband (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

Writers: Helen Simpson, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay

19. PT Raiders (1955)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.

Writers: Nicholas Monsarrat, John Whiting, Michael Relph, Basil Dearden | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna

20. The Halfway House (1944)

78 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...

Writers: Denis Ogden, Angus MacPhail, Diana Morgan, Roland Pertwee, T.E.B. Clarke | Directors: Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Tom Walls, Françoise Rosay

21. Pool of London (1951)

85 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.

Writers: John Eldridge, Jack Whittingham | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Earl Cameron, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson

22. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | War, Drama

7.3
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In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Guy Morgan, Patrick Kirwan | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

23. Masquerade (1965)

102 min | Adventure, Crime, Comedy

6.0
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The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.

Writers: Victor Canning, Michael Relph, William Goldman | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli

24. Train of Events (1949)

88 min | Drama

6.9
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A train disaster is told as four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them and how they deal with it.

Writers: T.E.B. Clarke, Basil Dearden, Angus MacPhail, Ronald Millar | Directors: Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Gladys Henson, Susan Shaw, Patric Doonan

25. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Dighton | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

26. The Secret Partner (1961)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Add a Plot

Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Bernard Lee, Haya Harareet, Hugh Burden

27. Violent Playground (1958)

108 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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Struggle between a Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer and a young and dangerous pyromaniac.

Writer: James Kennaway | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum, Peter Cushing

28. The Gentle Gunman (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

6.4
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IRA member Terry modifies his violent views after working undercover in wartime London. When his co-conspirators are arrested, he ensures that his brother Matt escapes back to Ireland. ... See full summary »

Writer: Roger MacDougall | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars

29. Champagne Charlie (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes.

Writers: Austin Melford, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Jean Kent

30. The Mind Benders (1963)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A dedicated British scientist tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife.

Writer: James Kennaway | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Michael Bryant

31. Man in the Moon (1960)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera...

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Michael Relph | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Kenneth More, Shirley Anne Field, Michael Hordern, Charles Gray

32. Frieda (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

6.9
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An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Ronald Millar | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling, Flora Robson

33. Walk in the Shadow (1962)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses ... See full summary »

Writers: Janet Green, James McCormick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Craig, Patrick McGoohan, Janet Munro, Paul Rogers

34. I Believe in You (1952)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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A drama about parole officers to follow the successful Ealing police story of _Blue Lamp, The (1950)_. Various sub-plots follow the parole officers and their charges.

Writers: Basil Dearden, Nicholas Phipps, Michael Relph, Sewell Stokes, Jack Whittingham | Directors: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph | Stars: Celia Johnson, Cecil Parker, Godfrey Tearle, Harry Fowler

35. Who Done It? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.9
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

36. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.7
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Writers: Leslie Arliss, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail, J.B. Priestley | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

37. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A rather loose adaptation of the P. D. James novel. Cordelia Gray, the survivor of a partnership in a detective agency, is asked by the assistant of James Calendar to investigate the ... See full summary »

Writers: P.D. James, Elizabeth McKay, Christopher Petit, Brian Scobie | Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Billie Whitelaw, Paul Freeman, Pippa Guard, Dominic Guard

38. The Bells Go Down (1943)

90 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Black, Roger MacDougall | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns

39. Cage of Gold (1950)

83 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.

Writers: Paul L. Stein, Jack Whittingham, Jack Whittington | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald, Herbert Lom

40. The Square Ring (1953)

83 min | Drama

6.6
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Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

Writers: Ralph W. Peterson, Robert Westerby, Peter Myers, Alec Grahame | Directors: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed

41. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Writer: Saskia Baron | Director: Saskia Baron | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards

42. They Drive by Night (1938)

84 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.

Writers: James Curtis, Paul Gangelin, Derek N. Twist | Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Emlyn Williams, Ernest Thesiger, Anna Konstam, Allan Jeayes

43. A Place to Go (1963)

86 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Amidst the pub sing-songs and bombsites and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life in Bethnal Green is changing for the Flints. Dad may decide to quit the docks and their daughter ... See full summary »

Writers: Clive Exton, Michael Fisher, Michael Relph | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Bernard Lee, Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Doris Hare

44. My Learned Friend (1943)

74 min | Comedy

7.5
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end. This black ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Laurence Hanray

45. Mad Little Island (1958)

94 min | Comedy

6.4
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Inhabitants of a small island in the Atlantic resist their government's plan to make their home a missile base.

Writers: Monja Danischewsky, Compton MacKenzie | Director: Michael Relph | Stars: Jeannie Carson, Donald Sinden, Roland Culver, Catherine Lacey

46. For Those in Peril (1944)

77 min | Drama, War

6.7
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A WWII flyer fails to join the RAF so he joins the Air - Sea Rescue instead. His boat is out in all conditions picking up downed pilots and taking them to safety.

Writers: T.E.B. Clarke, Richard Hillary, J.O.C. Orton, Harry Watt | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: David Farrar, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham, John Slater

47. Davy (1958)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The Mad Morgans are a family song and dance act touring the British Music Halls. Young Davy is the star of the act but should he stay with his family or strike out on his own ?

Writer: William Rose | Director: Michael Relph | Stars: Harry Secombe, Alexander Knox, Ron Randell, George Relph

48. The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

99 min | Drama

6.6
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A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Robert Morley, Kay Walsh, Edward Underdown, Fella Edmonds

49. Out of the Clouds (1955)

88 min | Drama

6.0
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A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.

Writers: John Fores, John Eldridge, Michael Relph, Rex Rienits | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty, David Knight, Margo Lorenz

50. The Late Show (1989–1995)

Documentary

6.4
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Television programme on arts, the media and culture.

Stars: Jeremy Isaacs, Sarah Dunant, Kirsty Wark, Peter Hall