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1. The Ladykillers (1955)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Writer: William Rose | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 19,323

2. The Divided Heart (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

7.0
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A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Whittingham | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox

Votes: 86

3. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Writers: H.G. Wells, E.F. Benson, John Baines, Angus MacPhail, T.E.B. Clarke | Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 6,980

4. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 9,006

5. Secret People (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.

Writers: Thorold Dickinson, Joyce Cary, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 291

6. The Square Ring (1953)

83 min | Drama

6.5
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Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

Writers: Ralph W. Peterson, Robert Westerby, Peter Myers, Alec Grahame | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 103

7. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 23,758

8. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Writers: Nicholas Monsarrat, Eric Ambler | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 2,837

9. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric that resists wear and stain as boon to humanity but both capital and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Writers: Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 6,132

10. Dance Hall (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

6.3
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Episodic tale of four factory girls and their various romances at the local dance hall.

Writers: E.V.H. Emmett, Diana Morgan, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Natasha Parry, Jane Hylton, Diana Dors, Petula Clark

Votes: 63

11. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.

Writers: Arthur La Bern, Angus MacPhail, Robert Hamer, Henry Cornelius | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

Votes: 646

12. Hue and Cry (1947)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Vida Hope

Votes: 789

13. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 1,638

14. Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 2,715

15. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. ... See full summary »

Writers: Trevor Dudley Smith, Ewan Butler, J.S. Bradford, David Divine, W.P. Lipscomb | Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson

Votes: 1,105

16. Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Meade, Ivor Montagu, Mary Hayley Bell | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: John Mills, Derek Bond, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender

Votes: 1,029

17. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Dighton | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 463

18. Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable.

Writers: Roland Pertwee, Diana Morgan, Robert Hamer | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Mary Merrall, Gordon Jackson, Jean Ireland

Votes: 169

19. Crash of Silence (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.4
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Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.

Writers: Hilda Lewis, Nigel Balchin, Jack Whittingham | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 408

20. Train of Events (1949)

88 min | Drama

6.8
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A train disaster is told as four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them and how they deal with it.

Writers: T.E.B. Clarke, Basil Dearden, Angus MacPhail, Ronald Millar | Directors: Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Gladys Henson, Susan Shaw, Patric Doonan

Votes: 140

21. Nowhere to Go (1958)

89 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his... See full summary »

Writers: Donald MacKenzie, Seth Holt, Kenneth Tynan | Directors: Seth Holt, Basil Dearden | Stars: George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 278

22. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Writers: T.E.B. Clarke, Jan Read, Ted Willis, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 873

23. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Writers: Compton MacKenzie, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 3,158

24. The Next of Kin (1942)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Writers: Basil Bartlett, Thorold Dickinson, John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam, Reginald Tate

Votes: 83

25. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Writers: Graham Greene, John Dighton, Diana Morgan, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,084

26. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

7.1
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An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Writers: William Rose, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

Votes: 632

27. Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

80 min | Comedy

6.9
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Will Hay plays a Professor teaching at a correspondence school who discovers that a Nazi agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent ... See full summary »

Writers: Angus MacPhail, John Dighton | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 176

28. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | War, Drama

7.1
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In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Guy Morgan, Patrick Kirwan | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 564

29. The Phantom Strikes (1938)

58 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A suspense thriller with virtually the entire cast under suspicion of murder. In this, the third of at least 4 film versions of the Edgar Wallace story, John Longden plays the police ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Wallace, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Sonnie Hale, Wilfrid Lawson, Louise Henry, Alexander Knox

Votes: 59

30. Pool of London (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.

Writers: Jack Whittingham, John Eldridge | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson, Earl Cameron

Votes: 189

31. Frieda (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Ronald Millar | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling, Flora Robson

Votes: 126

32. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

94 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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On a routine flight from Hong-Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Writers: Victor Goddard, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 513

33. The Overlanders (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.7
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It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Watt | Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue

Votes: 259

34. Crying Wolf 3D (2015)

Comedy, Horror | Post-production

From the Director of 'DEADTIME' and 'Zombie Harvest' comes Crying Wolf! They're Hungry, Hairy and ready to hunt you down! The comedy horror Crying Wolf tells the story of strange and weird ... See full summary »

Writers: Andy Davie, Michael Dale, Tony Jopia | Director: Tony Jopia | Stars: Caroline Munro, Joe Egan, Kristofer Dayne, Chloe Farnworth

35. Against the Wind (1948)

96 min | Action, War, Drama

6.3
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British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Writers: J. Elder Wills, Michael Pertwee, T.E.B. Clarke, Paul Vincent Carroll | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 319

36. All at Sea (1957)

87 min | Comedy

7.1
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A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham, Percy Herbert

Votes: 601

37. The Magnet (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.1
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A boy steals a powerful magnet from a younger boy and gets him into all sorts of trouble.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Stephen Murray, Kay Walsh, James Fox, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 232

38. Who Done It? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.7
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

Votes: 90

39. Saraband (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

Writers: Helen Simpson, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 249

40. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.8
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.

Writers: Clifford Evans, Richard Hughes, Leslie Norman, Charles Frend, Diana Morgan | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 315

41. The Halfway House (1944)

78 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...

Writers: Denis Ogden, Angus MacPhail, Diana Morgan, Roland Pertwee, T.E.B. Clarke | Directors: Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Tom Walls, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 264

42. The Girl of the Canal (1945)

Approved | 48 min | Drama

7.0
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Drama following the lives of two families living on the colourfully painted canal boats of Britain.

Writers: Stephen Black, Louis MacNeice, Michael McCarthy | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Jenny Laird, Bill Blewitt, May Hallatt, Robert Griffiths

Votes: 61

43. Convoy (1940)

78 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.

Writers: Patrick Kirwan, Pen Tennyson | Director: Pen Tennyson | Stars: Clive Brook, John Clements, Edward Chapman, Judy Campbell

Votes: 101

44. The Shiralee (1957)

99 min | Drama

6.8
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When Jim Macauley finds his wife with another man, he takes their young daughter and they hit the road. With a young child as his responsibility, he finds he can't be quite the fancy-free ... See full summary »

Writers: D'Arcy Niland, Leslie Norman, Neil Paterson | Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Peter Finch, Dana Wilson, Elizabeth Sellars, George Rose

Votes: 122

45. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Angus MacPhail, John Dighton | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 258

46. The Goose Steps Out (1942)

79 min | Comedy

6.8
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A bumbling teacher (Will Hay) conveniently turns out to be the double of a German general. In the true spirit of wartime propoganda high jinks, he is flown into Germany to impersonate the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Reg Groves, Angus MacPhail, Bernard Miles | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Frank Pettingell, Julien Mitchell, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 194

47. PT Raiders (1955)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.

Writers: Nicholas Monsarrat, John Whiting, Michael Relph, Basil Dearden | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 232

48. My Learned Friend (1943)

74 min | Comedy

7.3
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end. This black ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Laurence Hanray

Votes: 251

49. The Third Key (1956)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Writers: Robert Barr, Janet Green, Dorothy Christie, Campbell Christie | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 350

50. Out of the Clouds (1955)

88 min | Drama

5.9
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A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.

Writers: John Fores, John Eldridge, Michael Relph, Rex Rienits | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty, David Knight, Margo Lorenz

Votes: 91