Most Popular Titles With John Croydon
2. Dead of Night (1945)
Approved | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror
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.
6. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
7. The Goose Steps Out (1942)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy
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 »
9. Corridors of Blood (1958)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted.
10. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
60 min | Drama
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 »
11. First Man Into Space (1959)
Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...
12. One Wild Oat (1951)
77 min | Comedy
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.
13. Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)
PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure
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 »
14. The Haunted Strangler (1958)
Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror
A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.
15. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Drama
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.
16. The Projected Man (1966)
77 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
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 »
19. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)
82 min | Comedy
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 »
20. Eye Witness (1950)
94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
22. Ten Days in Paris (1940)
82 min | Drama
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 »
23. The Foreman Went to France (1942)
Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
24. My Learned Friend (1943)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy
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 »
25. The Bells Go Down (1943)
90 min | Drama, War
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 »
26. Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)
80 min | Comedy
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 »
27. The Conquest of the Air (1936)
71 min | Drama, History
This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s.
29. Ships with Wings (1941)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, War
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 »
31. Turned Out Nice Again (1941)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Musical
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 »
32. A Song for Tomorrow (1948)
62 min | Drama, Romance
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.
33. Nine Men (1943)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, War
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 »
37. Love in Waiting (1948)
60 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
39. To the Public Danger (1948)
43 min | Short, Drama
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 »
40. Trouble in the Air (1948)
55 min | Comedy
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.
42. Spare a Copper (1940)
77 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
43. Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, War
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.
57. Salvage with a Smile (1940)
6 min | Short, War
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.
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
The Five Lives of Richard Gordon
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.