10 Favourite Charles Laughton Performances

1899 - 1962

"Method actors give you a photograph. Real actors give you an oil painting."
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1.
Rembrandt (1936)
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark... (85 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
“ Rembrandt van Rijn ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her. (117 mins.)
“ Quasimodo ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
Hobson's Choice (1954)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Henry Horatio Hobson ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
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An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Ruggles ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Sir Wilfred Robarts ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
It Started with Eve (1941)
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A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiance in order to make his dying father's last moments happy... (90 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Jonathan Reynolds ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
Les Misérables (1935)
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman. (108 mins.)
“ Inspector Javert ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
Sidewalks of London (1938)
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On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room... (85 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
“ Charles Staggers ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
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Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ Captain Bligh ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
If I Had a Million (1932)
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A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory. (88 mins.)
“ Phineas V. Lambert ” - misspaddylee