Powell & Pressburger Films

"As Britain’s most famous producing-directing team, Powell and Pressburger divided critical opinion between those who demanded social realism within cinema and those who supported an auteurist vision. With the rise of auteur theory in journals such as the UK-based Movie, the work of Powell and Pressburger received a more positive critical reevaluation. At the box office, the duo’s fantastical, mystical tales enjoyed great success… In 1943 they established their own production company called the Archers, for which they made a succession of popular and significant films." - Scott Henderson, Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
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1.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground. (102 mins.)
 
2.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military. (163 mins.)
 
3.
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury... (124 mins.)
 
4.
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood... (91 mins.)
 
5.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
 
6.
Black Narcissus (1947)
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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. (100 mins.)
 
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The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
 
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Hour of Glory (1949)
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As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol. (106 mins.)
 
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Gone to Earth (1950)
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman. (110 mins.)
 
10.
The Fighting Pimpernel (1950)
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A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine. (109 mins.)
 
11.
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
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A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer. (138 mins.)
 
12.
Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss... (101 mins.)
 
13.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship. (119 mins.)
 
14.
Night Ambush (1957)
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Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers. (104 mins.)
 
15.
Peeping Tom (1960)
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
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