Laurence Olivier Filmography

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1.
Too Many Crooks (1930 Short Film)
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One of BFI's '75 Most Wanted,' this (currently) lost film is about a man who tries to burgle his safe the same night as a group of professionals plan to do the same. (38 mins.)
Director: George King
 
2.
The Temporary Widow (1930)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Gustav Ucicky
 
3.
Potiphar's Wife (1931)
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(79 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
4.
Friends and Lovers (1931)
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British Army captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito... (68 mins.)
 
5.
The Yellow Ticket (1931)
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A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British... (88 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
6.
Westward Passage (1932)
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A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried. (73 mins.)
Director: Robert Milton
 
7.
Perfect Understanding (1933)
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A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman. (80 mins.)
Director: Cyril Gardner
 
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9.
I Stand Condemned (1935)
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During the First World War, the Russian officer Captain Ivan Ignatoff falls in love with his nurse, Natasha Kovrin... (100 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
10.
As You Like It (1936)
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A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter... (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Czinner
 
11.
The Conquest of the Air (1936)
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This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s. (71 mins.)
 
12.
Fire Over England (1937)
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Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the... (92 mins.)
 
13.
The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
 
14.
Clouds Over Europe (1939)
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A quirky British secret service man named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes. (82 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
 
15.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
16.
21 Days Together (1940)
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After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime... (72 mins.)
Director: Basil Dean
 
17.
Rebecca (1940)
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
18.
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them... (118 mins.)
 
19.
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
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The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars. (128 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
 
20.
49th Parallel (1941)
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
21.
Adventure for Two (1943)
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Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the... (114 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
22.
Henry V (1944)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
 
23.
Hamlet (1948)
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (154 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
24.
The Magic Box (1951)
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema. (118 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
 
25.
Carrie (1952)
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Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's... (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
26.
The Beggar's Opera (1953)
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When the composer of an opera about a swashbuckling, wenching highwayman meets his hero's real life counterpart he's disappointed with his lack of dash. (94 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
 
27.
Richard III (1955)
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir. (161 mins.)
 
28.
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her. (115 mins.)
 
29.
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War. (83 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
30.
The Moon and Sixpence (1959 TV Movie)
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A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
31.
The Entertainer (1960)
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business. (96 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
32.
Spartacus (1960)
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ 9/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
33.
The Power and the Glory (1961 TV Movie)
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A cynical catholic priest is sent to Mexico to preach. It's the 30's and Mexican government sees the church as competition. They send a secret agent to assassinate the priest. (90 mins.)
Director: Marc Daniels
 
34.
Term of Trial (1962)
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Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second... (130 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
35.
Uncle Vanya (1963)
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife... (120 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
36.
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. (107 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
37.
Othello (1965)
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful. (165 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
38.
Khartoum (1966)
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi. (134 mins.)
 
39.
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
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Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr... (162 mins.)
 
40.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
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The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare. (144 mins.)
 
41.
The Dance of Death (1969)
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An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their... (149 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
42.
Battle of Britain (1969)
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK. (132 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ 6/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
43.
David Copperfield (1970 TV Movie)
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann. (118 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
44.
Three Sisters (1970)
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Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post... (165 mins.)
 
45.
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family. (183 mins.)
 
46.
Sleuth (1972)
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
47.
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Bolt
 
48.
The Merchant of Venice (1973 TV Movie)
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Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral... (131 mins.)
Director: John Sichel
 
49.
Love Among the Ruins (1975 TV Movie)
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her... (100 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
50.
Marathon Man (1976)
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. (125 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
51.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
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To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud. (113 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
52.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976 TV Movie)
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The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Moore
 
53.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. (175 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
54.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1977 TV Movie)
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger. (120 mins.)
 
55.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978 TV Movie)
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One Saturday evening Rosa Priore is preparing a magnificent Sunday lunch for her family and their friends. By Sunday afternoon her life and marriage are in ruins. (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Bridges
 
56.
Daphne Laureola (1978 TV Movie)
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A young man becomes infatuated with the exotic Lady Pitts - whose much older husband is not pleased. (90 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
57.
The Betsy (1978)
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The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car. (125 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
58.
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
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A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich. (125 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
59.
A Little Romance (1979)
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance... (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
60.
Dracula (1979)
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In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride. (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ 8/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
61.
The Jazz Singer (1980)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer. (115 mins.)
 
62.
Inchon (1981)
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950. (140 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
63.
Clash of the Titans (1981)
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Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda. (118 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
 
64.
King Lear (1983 TV Movie)
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one. (158 mins.)
Director: Michael Elliott
 
65.
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (1983 TV Movie)
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Towards the end of their lives, two old friends discover that one of them was in love with the other one's wife for more than 30 years. (55 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
66.
A Talent for Murder (1984 TV Movie)
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A famed mystery writer played Angela Lansbury and her doctor ex lover played by Laurence Olivier solve her daughter in law's murder. (80 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
67.
A Voyage Round My Father (1984 TV Movie)
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Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration... (90 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
68.
The Bounty (1984)
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows... (132 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ 8/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
69.
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
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An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents. (94 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ 5/10 ” - gallowaychris1
 
70.
The Ebony Tower (1984 TV Movie)
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A young artist goes to interview an older painter who lives in the south of France with two young women... (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Knights
 
71.
Wild Geese II (1985)
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin. (125 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
 
72.
War Requiem (1989)
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A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem... (92 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman