Most Popular Titles With John Salew
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2. Wicked as They Come (1956)
94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A poor but beautiful woman sets her sights on rising to the top, and lets nothing stand in her way - including murder.
3. 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
4. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.
5. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
6. Curse of the Demon (1957)
Approved | 95 min | Horror
Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader, Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in ... See full summary »
7. 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 »
9. The Way Ahead (1944)
91 min | War, Drama
A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »
10. Dancing with Crime (1947)
83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A London cab driver gets mixed up with a criminal gang and sets out to expose the group and its leader for what they are.
11. No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.
12. We Dive at Dawn (1943)
98 min | Action, Drama, War
All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.
13. The Detective (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.
17. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
82 min | Action, Drama, War
When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.
18. The October Man (1947)
110 min | Mystery
Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »
20. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.
22. The Hundred Pound Window (1944)
84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An accountant is forced by circumstances to take a job at the racetrack. He is working at the betting window when he is drawn into a gang of criminals and their illegal schemes.
23. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
30 min | Adventure, Drama
Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »
24. The Adventures of Tartu (1943)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »
26. Playgirl After Dark (1960)
90 min | Crime, Drama
In London's Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He's tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back. Behind the takeover plot ... See full summary »
27. The Inheritance (1947)
98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Caroline Ruthyn is the teen-aged niece of the her uncle Silas, a sickly and at one time unbalanced man who becomes her guardian on the death of her father. The fact that Silas is broke and ... See full summary »
28. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )
30 min | Mystery
Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.
30. Quartet (1948)
120 min | Drama
Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »
32. Three Cases of Murder (1955)
99 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love ... See full summary »
Writers: Sidney Carroll, Ian Dalrymple, Brett Halliday, W. Somerset Maugham, Roderick Wilkinson, Donald B. Wilson | Directors: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Emrys Jones
33. 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.
34. Millions Like Us (1943)
103 min | Drama, War
When Celia Crowson is called up for war service, she hopes for a glamor job in one of the services, but as a single girl, she is directed into a factory making aircraft parts. Here she ... See full summary »
35. The Astonished Heart (1950)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance
The film begins with a scene in which Barbara rings Leonora to tell her that something has happened to Chris. At this point, we don't know who Chris is or what has happened, only that he ... See full summary »
36. Secret Mission (1942)
94 min | Drama, War
In this World War II suspense thriller, three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather infor- mation about the German forces for a planned invasion.
37. Duel in the Jungle (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure
An American insurance investigator is sent to Rhodesia to investigate the mysterious death of a diamond broker who drowned whilst diving off the coast. The broker was insured for $1 million... See full summary »
38. It's Great to Be Young! (1956)
94 min | Comedy, Musical
Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then... See full summary »
40. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Drama
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 »
42. Tread Softly Stranger (1958)
90 min | Crime, Drama
An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.
44. Hotel Sahara (1951)
96 min | Comedy, Romance, War
Emad and Yasmin are the proprietors of a desert hotel caught between various waring sides during world war 2.The hotel owners realize that their shifting allegiance to the regimes of the various belligerent armies is the key to survival.
45. The Saint Meets the Tiger (1943)
Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The last words uttered by by a conscience-stricken crook dying on the Saint's doorstep lead the detective in pursuit of gold smugglers and the master crook known as the Tiger.
46. Lease of Life (1954)
Approved | 94 min | Drama
The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.
47. The Avengers (1942)
87 min | Drama, War
Horse race tipster and journalist Metcalfe is picked for the job of foreign correspondent in Norway when Hitler invades Poland. On the way to Norway his boat is attacked by a German U-Boat,... See full summary »
48. 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 »
49. Green Grow the Rushes (1951)
77 min | Comedy, Thriller
A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England. When their ship is seized it looks like they are in trouble until the ... See full summary »
50. Beware of Pity (1946)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A man asks a pretty young woman for a dance and discovers that she has been paralyzed in a fall from a horse and can't walk. Taking pity on her, he begins spending more and more time with ... See full summary »