Most Popular Titles With John Croydon


1. 1984 (1956)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,457

2. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Fantasy, 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.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 8,375

3. The Ghoul (1933)

77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 1,697

4. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

Votes: 2,222

5. 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.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,499 | Gross: $0.02M

6. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling but their ship is taken over by pirates who become fond of the kids.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 1,389

7. The Goose Steps Out (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Croft, Barry Morse

Votes: 251

8. Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker

Votes: 2,732

9. Corridors of Blood (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Finlay Currie

Votes: 1,299

10. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 59

11. First Man Into Space (1959)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Marla Landi, Bill Edwards, Robert Ayres

Votes: 929

12. One Wild Oat (1951)

77 min | Comedy

5.4
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A barrister attempts to discourage his daughter's infatuation for a philanderer by revealing his past. The plan backfires when the daughter's would-be father-in-law threatens to reveal the barrister's shady background.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Robertson Hare, Stanley Holloway, Vera Pearce, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 126

13. Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure

5.8
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Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John

Votes: 397

14. The Haunted Strangler (1958)

Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

6.3
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A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anthony Dawson, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 938

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

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 507

16. The Projected Man (1966)

77 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.1
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A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use himself as a test specimen. But the process goes awry, and one side ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Curteis, John Croydon | Stars: Mary Peach, Bryant Haliday, Norman Wooland, Ronald Allen

Votes: 677

17. Mystery at Monstein (1954)

32 min | Short

6.6
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Director: Joe Mendoza | Star: Peter Illing

Votes: 8

18. The Delavine Affair (1955)

64 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A man's death leads a local newspaperman and the man's girlfriend to seek the killer.

Director: Douglas Peirce | Stars: Peter Reynolds, Honor Blackman, Gordon Jackson, Valerie Vernon

Votes: 54

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

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 307

20. Eye Witness (1950)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 93

21. Champagne Charlie (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Jean Kent

Votes: 196

22. Ten Days in Paris (1940)

82 min | Drama

6.3
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Bob Stevens awakens in a hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, and is told that he has been in Paris for ten days. However, this cannot be true because he insists that he crashed his ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kaaren Verne, C.V. France, Leo Genn

Votes: 26

23. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.9
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

Votes: 253

24. My Learned Friend (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy

7.5
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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 »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Laurence Hanray

Votes: 278

25. The Bells Go Down (1943)

90 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 159

26. Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

80 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 202

27. The Conquest of the Air (1936)

71 min | Drama, History

6.3
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This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s.

Directors: Alexander Esway, Zoltan Korda, John Monk Saunders, Alexander Shaw, Donald Taylor | Stars: Frederick Culley, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor

Votes: 158

28. White Corridors (1951)

102 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Hospital drama set at the Yeoman's Hospital, in the English Midlands, during the early 1950s.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Googie Withers, James Donald, Godfrey Tearle, Petula Clark

Votes: 62

29. Ships with Wings (1941)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Nolbandov | Stars: John Clements, Leslie Banks, Jane Baxter, Ann Todd

Votes: 85

30. The Big Blockade (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, War

5.5
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Wartime propaganda piece reporting on the success of the economic blockade of Germany in the early years of the war.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Will Hay, Bernard Miles, John Stuart, David Evans

Votes: 142

31. Turned Out Nice Again (1941)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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George Pearson, who works for a underwear firm that is 20 years out of date, invests his own money in a new type of thread. The company are not interested in changes, and he is fired. Later... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Peggy Bryan, Elliott Mason, Edward Chapman

Votes: 124

32. A Song for Tomorrow (1948)

62 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Derek Wardell is struck with amnesia, and the last thing he remembers is the beautiful voice of the opera singer Helen Maxwell. When he regains consciousness, Wardell thinks that he's in love with her.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Evelyn McCabe, Ralph Michael, Shaun Noble, James Hayter

Votes: 47

33. Nine Men (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The Nine men of the title are a British WWII Army patrol stuck in a desert fort during the African campaign. The Men must defend the fort against the Italian and German troops until they ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Jack Lambert, Grant Sutherland, Gordon Jackson, Frederick Piper

Votes: 74

34. Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

47 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A glamour model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

Director: Slim Hand | Stars: Ralph Michael, Peggy Evans, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors

Votes: 71

35. The Frightened Bride (1952)

75 min | Drama

5.5
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A family struggles to try to put their life back together after the eldest son is convicted of, and then executed for, murder.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Michael Denison, Flora Robson, Dennis Price

Votes: 36

36. The White Huntress (1954)

80 min | Adventure

4.4
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British settlers travel to Masai country in Kenya.

Director: George P. Breakston | Stars: Robert Urquhart, John Bentley, Susan Stephen, Alan Tarlton

Votes: 47

37. Love in Waiting (1948)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Set in England, post-World War III; three young women attempt to balance their waitress jobs and their respective love-lives whilst their employer's restaurant - and all the waitresses - is... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Peirce | Stars: David Tomlinson, Andrew Crawford, Peggy Evans, Elspet Gray

Votes: 29

38. Underground Guerrillas (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, War

6.0
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A 1943 British war movie that portrays the Yugoslav guerrilla resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia.

Director: Sergei Nolbandov | Stars: John Clements, Tom Walls, Rachel Thomas, Stephen Murray

Votes: 30

39. To the Public Danger (1948)

43 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Four people with very different backgrounds meet by chance at an English pub and gradually become carried away in an alcohol-lubricated bout of thrill-seeking (so far as that was possible ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Susan Shaw, Barry Letts, Roy Plomley

Votes: 61

40. Trouble in the Air (1948)

55 min | Comedy

6.0
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A radio commentator is sent to a village to broadcast a bell-ringing team. Meanwhile a property speculator tries to buy a plot of land for less than it is worth.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Freddie Frinton, Jimmy Edwards, Joyce Golding, Bill Owen

Votes: 27

41. Yellow Caesar (1941)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Using edited archive footage, mockery is made of Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Michael Frank, Duggie Byng, Marcel King, Sam Lee

Votes: 30

42. Spare a Copper (1940)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A brave wartime copper (policeman) becomes a hero when he thwarts a plot to destroy a battleship. But then the rest of the police get the idea that he is one of the enemy agents.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: George Formby, Dorothy Hyson, George Merritt, John Warwick

Votes: 97

43. Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert, Carla Lehmann, Michael Wilding

Votes: 52

44. Fly Away Peter (1948)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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Family ties are strained as grown up offspring start to leave the nest.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Frederick Piper, Kathleen Boutall, Margaret Barton, Patrick Holt

Votes: 32

45. A Piece of Cake (1948)

46 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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Director: John Irwin | Stars: Cyril Fletcher, Betty Astell, Laurence Naismith, Jon Pertwee

Votes: 28

46. Colonel Bogey (1948)

51 min | Fantasy

7.7
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A young Victorian couple spends time with the wife's aunt who behaves as if her late husband were still alive and his ghostly voice is heard.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Jack Train, Mary Jerrold, Jane Barrett, John Stone

Votes: 11

47. Sing Along with Me (1952)

78 min | Musical

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David Parry, a humble grocer wins a radio song-writing contest, but gets well out of his depth when he is introduced to the high-life of London.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Donald Peers, Dodo Watts, Dennis Vance, Jill Clifford

48. Five O'clock Finish (1954)

15 min | Short, Family

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A lazy mechanic has to deliver a motor-cycle to its owner before five o'clock.

Director: John Irwin | Stars: Peter Butterworth, Humphrey Kent, Lloyd Pearson

49. Badger's Green (1949)

62 min | Comedy

7.8
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A village cricket match begins to assume Homeric proportions.

Director: John Irwin | Stars: Barbara Murray, Brian Nissen, Garry Marsh, Kynaston Reeves

Votes: 5

50. Playground Express (1955)

17 min | Short, Family

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Director: John Irwin | Stars: Peter Butterworth, Humphrey Kent

51. Young Veteran (1940)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Michael Frank

52. Black in the Face (1954)

15 min | Short, Family

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Battle of the sweeps, with plenty of opportunity for slapstick.

Director: John Irwin | Stars: Peter Butterworth, Humphrey Kent, Lloyd Pearson, Cecilia Cavendish

53. That's an Order (1955)

18 min | Short, Family

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Director: John Irwin | Star: Peter Butterworth

54. Sea Fort (1940)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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The operation of a floating sea fort during WWII, and the lives of those who work on board.

Director: Ian Dalrymple | Star: Patric Curwen

55. Greek Testament (1943)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Charles Hasse

56. Find, Fix and Strike (1942)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Deals with the training of Fleet Air Arm pilots and crew during World War II.

Director: Compton Bennett

57. Salvage with a Smile (1940)

6 min | Short, War

7.4
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Wartime propaganda short in which a professor enlists the help of a dustman to explain the importance of saving paper, bones and metal to help the war effort.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Aubrey Mallalieu, Phyllis Morris, Ronald Shiner

Votes: 5

58. Operation Malaya (1953)

67 min | Documentary

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Set in Malaya, the film features scenes about British troops tracking communists who had killed a rubber plantation owner.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: John Humphry, Chips Rafferty, John Slater, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

59. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: The Five Lives of Richard Gordon (1949)

Drama

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In this fantasy, the buyer of an antique watch is changed into a gambler, a Wall Street broker, a theater producer, a poet, a physician, and then back into himself.

Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Bert Lytell, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Alexander, John Croydon