Most Voted Titles With John Laurie
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1. 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.
2. Hamlet (1948)
Unrated | 155 min | Drama
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
3. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Dr. Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
4. 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.
5. '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 »
6. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
Adaptation of Shakespeare's history play in which the young Henry V seeks to conquer France.
7. The Four Feathers (1939)
Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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 »
8. Treasure Island (1950)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.
9. Hobson's Choice (1954)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Hobson runs a successful bootmaker's shop in nineteenth-century Salford. A widower with a weakness for the pub opposite, he tries forcefully to run the lives of his three unruly ... 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.
14. The Reptile (1966)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror
Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of ... See full summary »
15. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra ... See full summary »
16. The Shame of Mary Boyle (1929)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are.
18. Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)
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 »
19. The Edge of the World (1937)
Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance
A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.
20. 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 »
21. 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 »
22. 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.
23. Kidnapped (1960)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The adventures of kidnapped boy David Balfour and his new friend,Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart,during the 1715 Jacobite Uprising.
24. 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 »
25. 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.
26. Laughter in Paradise (1951)
93 min | Comedy
When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.
27. 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 »
28. 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 »
29. 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 »
30. Trio (1950)
91 min | Drama, Romance
Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author.
31. Clouds Over Europe (1939)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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.
32. Campbell's Kingdom (1957)
102 min | Adventure, Drama
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Hammond Innes. Bruce Campbell (Dirk Bogarde) inherits "Campbell's Kingdom" in the Canadian Rockies on the death of his grandfather... See full synopsis »
33. 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 »
34. Man of Evil (1944)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Returning to 1870's London after finishing at boarding school, Fanny witnesses the death of her father in a fight with Lord Manderstoke. She then finds that her family has for many years ... See full summary »
35. Suicide Squadron (1941)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War
During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.
36. Encore (1951)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
The film is made from three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. The first, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" concerns the trials and tribulations a ne'er-do-well brother, Tom Ramsey, puts his... See full summary »
Writers: Eric Ambler, T.E.B. Clarke, Arthur Macrae, W. Somerset Maugham | Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Charles Victor
38. Adventure for Two (1943)
114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and ... See full summary »
39. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)
82 min | Comedy
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 »
40. Siege of the Saxons (1963)
Approved | 85 min | Adventure, History
King Arthur learns one of his knights is plotting to take over and marry his daughter. After the King's death, the Knight wishing to marry the princess is ordered by the great wizard Merlin... See full summary »
41. The Gentle Sex (1943)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.
42. Mine Own Executioner (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam, who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Traumatized in a ... See full summary »
43. Strike! (1934)
69 min | Drama
David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them... See full summary »
44. Jericho (1937)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Musical, Adventure
During WWI, action hero Robeson escapes an unjust death sentence to ramble around Arabia.
49. Return to the Edge of the World (1978)
85 min | Documentary, Short, History
Essentially a re-release of Michael Powell's 'The Edge of the World (1937)', but with color 'bookends' in which director and actors revisit the island of Foula forty years later and talk about their experiences.
50. Ladies Who Do (1963)
85 min | Comedy
The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.