Most Popular Titles With John Laurie
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2. The 39 Steps (1935)
Unrated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
6. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
7. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)
45 min | Comedy
Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »
8. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Passed | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.
9. Hobson's Choice (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
10. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »
11. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
13. One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy
Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »
14. Madeleine (1950)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama
The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.
15. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt.
16. The Four Feathers (1939)
Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades - disguised as ... See full summary »
18. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.
19. Kidnapped (1960)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats.
20. The Reptile (1966)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror
In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation.
23. 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 »
28. The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »
29. Crackerjack! (1955–1984)
45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show
The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the ... See full summary »
30. The Shame of Mary Boyle (1930)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
During the Irish Civil War in 1922, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life, forgetting what the most important values are.
34. Jassy (1947)
100 min | Drama, Romance
In 17th. century England, Jassy is believed a witch because she has sometimes visions of approaching disasters. When Barney Hatton, an impoverished gentry whose gambling father has lost the... See full summary »
36. This Is Your Life (II) (1955–2003)
25 min | Documentary, Biography
Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »
37. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)
The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.
39. Happy Go Lovely (1951)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An ... See full summary »
40. As You Like It (1936)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen in ... See full summary »
42. Nine Days a Queen (1936)
TV-PG | 80 min | Drama, History
A dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's short life, from her forced marriage (which she resisted) to her brief reign as monarch of England and finally to her beheading. The film portrays her as... See full summary »
44. The Black Knight (1954)
Approved | 85 min | Adventure
As a blacksmith John can't hope to win the hand of Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeonil. Off he goes to prove himself a noble knight. He makes himself a suit of armor with a winged chicken... See full summary »
46. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »
47. Siege of the Saxons (1963)
Approved | 85 min | Adventure, History
In league with the Saxon invaders, Edmund of Cornwall plans to slay King Arthur, marry his daughter and usurp the throne of England but wizard Merlin and outlaw Robert Marshall stand in the way.
48. Clouds Over Europe (1939)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A quirky British secret service man named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.
49. Encore (1951)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
Adaptations of three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham comprise this anthology film where the celebrated author introduces each segment of the film in front of the camera.