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1. 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.
2. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Approved | 78 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 Eiffel Towers.
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. Curse of the Demon (1957)
Approved | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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 »
6. No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, 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.
8. 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.
9. The Way Ahead (1944)
Approved | 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. The Blue Lamp (1950)
Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.
11. 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.
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.
14. 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.
15. 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 »
16. 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 »
17. 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 »
18. 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 »
19. 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 »
20. 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
21. 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 »
22. 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.
23. 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 »
24. 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 »
25. Secret Mission (1942)
94 min | Drama, Thriller, 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.
26. 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 »
27. 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 »
28. 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.
29. The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958)
TV-PG | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance
Belle (Melina Mercouri) is a tempestuous gypsy girl who is after Sir Paul Deverill (Keith Michell). Her plan is to marry him and take him for every cent he has before moving on to other lovers.
30. 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 »
31. 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.
32. A Voice in the Night (1946)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama
The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »
33. Back-Room Boy (1942)
82 min | Comedy
A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »
34. 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 »
35. Hotel Sahara (1951)
96 min | Comedy, Romance, War
In WW2,desert hotel proprietors Emad and Yasmin are caught between the waring armies and have to constantly shift their political allegiance to whichever army happens to control the area.
36. 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 »
37. 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 »
38. The Bells Go Down (1943)
90 min | Drama, War
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 »
39. 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 »
40. The Spider and the Fly (1949)
87 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I.
41. 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. Devil's Plot (1948)
90 min | Drama
An escaped World War 2 Nazi doctor, impersonates a murdered English doctor so he can work on a vaccination to protect the Germans in their planned germ warfare.
43. George Takes the Air (1938)
74 min | Comedy, Musical, War
A case of mistaken identity leads to accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) entering the Royal Air Force and falling in love with the Sergeant Major's daughter.
44. 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 »
45. 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 »
46. Caravan (1946)
Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
During the last half of the 19th century writer Richard Darrell saves Don Carlos from two robbers, and is entrusted by Don Carlos to take a valuable necklace to Spain. Richard leaves his ... See full summary »
47. Duel in the Jungle (1954)
Approved | 97 min | Adventure
In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.
49. Mail Train (1941)
87 min | Crime, Drama
The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be ... See full summary »
50. Tawny Pipit (1944)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy
Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. ... See full summary »