Most Popular Titles With Irene Handl


1. The Italian Job (1969)

G | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone

Votes: 30,978

2. Brief Encounter (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Votes: 26,423

3. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

5.6
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In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,499 | Gross: $0.93M

4. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 79

5. Who Done It? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.6
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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 »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

Votes: 114

6. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 341

7. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

Votes: 7,781

8. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Votes: 9,403

9. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden

Votes: 2,758

10. Left Right and Centre (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Patricia Bredin, Eric Barker, Jack Hedley, Leslie Dwyer

Votes: 158

11. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

91 min | Comedy

6.9
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 1,786

12. The Wrong Box (1966)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Jeremy Lloyd

Votes: 2,478

13. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.1
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An aging Sir Hector Geste takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 1,726

14. Make Mine Mink (1960)

100 min | Comedy

7.2
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Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, Elspeth Duxbury

Votes: 750

15. Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

96 min | Comedy, Crime

4.1
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While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

Director: Stanley A. Long | Stars: Christopher Neil, Suzy Kendall, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors

Votes: 215

16. Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,771

17. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 499

18. In Sickness and in Health (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Alf and Elsie are getting old, Rita's left home, Elsie's confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Carmel McSharry, Arthur English, Ken Campbell

Votes: 363

19. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

7.3
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When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Votes: 3,044

20. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

105 min | Comedy

7.3
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A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 2,669

21. School for Scoundrels (1960)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.5
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Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, Cyril Frankel | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott

Votes: 2,289

22. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 54

23. Come Play with Me (1977)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

4.3
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A health-resort where both the clients and the employees easily take their clothes off and have a little fun is the setting of this sex-comedy.

Director: George Harrison Marks | Stars: Irene Handl, Alfie Bass, George Harrison Marks, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 168

24. Wonderwall (1968)

92 min | Drama

5.6
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The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and... See full summary »

Director: Joe Massot | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, Richard Wattis

Votes: 464

25. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 80

26. Q9 (1969–1980)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, David Lodge, Alan Clare

Votes: 73

27. H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 216

28. The Key (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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During WW2, successive tug boat British captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 902

29. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

103 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.5
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A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook

Votes: 1,636

30. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Timothy West, John Hudson

Votes: 19

31. Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976)

90 min | Comedy

3.4
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The sexual misadventures of Timothy Lea and his brother-in-law Sidney Noggett when they set up a driving school business.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Sheila White, Doris Hare

Votes: 649

32. Super Gran (1985–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.3
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The adventures of a superpowered grannie who fights crime in her commuity.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

Votes: 265

33. Morgan! (1966)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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After his wife leaves him for another man, a London artist begins his descent into madness in trying to win her back.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl

Votes: 1,266

34. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

4.5
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A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan, Henry Woolf

Votes: 811

35. Carry on Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,531

36. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 39

37. 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Allan Jeayes, Peter Gawthorne

Votes: 869

38. Call Me Genius (1961)

105 min | Comedy

7.4
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Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Paul Massie, Margit Saad

Votes: 735

39. Heavens Above! (1963)

105 min | Comedy

6.8
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael

Votes: 1,000

40. The Rag Trade (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Reg Varney, Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Esma Cannon

Votes: 42

41. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 283

42. Two Way Stretch (1960)

78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Peter Sellers, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 1,327

43. The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel, Andrie Reid

Votes: 290

44. Girl in the News (1940)

78 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn Williams, Roger Livesey

Votes: 124

45. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family

7.3
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A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

Votes: 74

46. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 49

47. Metal Mickey (1980–1983)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Stainton, Georgina Melville, Ashley Knight, Lucinda Bateson

Votes: 99

48. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 35

49. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

Votes: 598

50. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty.

Directors: Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Luciana Paluzzi, Ian Bannen

Votes: 565

51. You Must Be Joking! (1965)

100 min | Comedy

6.1
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A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Callan, Lionel Jeffries, Denholm Elliott, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 134

52. Smashing Time (1967)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Anna Quayle

Votes: 261

53. Code of Scotland Yard (1947)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.8
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Descius Heiss is a French expatriate, and former Devil's Island prisoner, with two passions; driving shrewd bargains in antiques at his Sly Corner Shop, and the care of his Beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: George King | Stars: Oskar Homolka, Derek Farr, Muriel Pavlow, Manning Whiley

Votes: 92

54. Inn for Trouble (1960)

90 min | Comedy

6.3
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A London couple apply to run a country inn and discover that someone doesn't want them to make a success of it.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Peggy Mount, David Kossoff, Leslie Phillips, Glyn Owen

Votes: 76

55. A Weekend with Lulu (1961)

89 min | Comedy

7.0
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Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips, Alfred Marks, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 75

56. The History of Mr. Polly (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

6.8
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Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins

Votes: 419

57. Millions Like Us (1943)

103 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

Votes: 619

58. The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

94 min | Comedy

6.3
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The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Eric Barker

Votes: 541

59. Great Day (1945)

62 min | Drama

6.4
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An impending V.I.P. visit causes bustle in an English village, while the Ellis family struggles with private problems.

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Eric Portman, Flora Robson, Sheila Sim, Isabel Jeans

Votes: 103

60. Young Wives' Tale (1951)

79 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A post-war housing crisis leaves a shy woman to share a house with two couples. Comic situations arise as the new roomer becomes infatuated with one of the husbands.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Joan Greenwood, Nigel Patrick, Derek Farr, Guy Middleton

Votes: 130

61. The Golden Shot (1967–1975)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.9
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An odd, cheap game show. Viewers were asked to call in and help aim the titular "golden shot", which was a crossbow mounted on the front of the TV camera. The cameraman was blindfolded, so ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Anne Aston, Carol Dilworth, Norman Vaughan

Votes: 23

62. Woman Hater (1948)

105 min | Comedy

6.4
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Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Stewart Granger, Edwige Feuillère, Ronald Squire, Jeanne De Casalis

Votes: 110

63. Double Bunk (1961)

92 min | Comedy

6.5
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When newly weds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a run down houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra, on a local trip down ... See full summary »

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Sidney James, Liz Fraser

Votes: 159

64. Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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A T.V. set given as a retirement present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins, Jack Watling, Barbara Murray

Votes: 86

65. Young and Willing (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

6.2
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Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Glynis Johns, Diana Dors, John Gregson, Olive Sloane

Votes: 76

66. Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977)

90 min | Comedy

4.5
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Two soldiers stationed in Singapore set off in pursuit of the fairer sex instead of carrying out their orders. Soon after their arrival on the exotic island, the two visit a local brothel and there encounter a pair of lusty nurses.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Robin Askwith, Nigel Davenport, George Layton, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 115

67. The Spell of Amy Nugent (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.5
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A young man's fiancé dies after contracting a terminal illness, and in his efforts to contact her he gets involved with a group of spiritualists.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Derek Farr, Vera Lindsay, Hay Petrie, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 35

68. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.8
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 37

69. Doctor in Love (1960)

93 min | Comedy

5.7
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Doctors Burke and Hare leave the confines of St Swithins for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness Anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Virginia Maskell, Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 253

70. Doctor in Trouble (1970)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.5
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Dr. Burke is in love with Ophelia but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also on board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Harry Secombe, James Robertson Justice, Angela Scoular

Votes: 282

71. One Wild Oat (1951)

77 min | Comedy

5.5
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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: 109

72. Her Man Gilbey (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.0
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While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 161

73. Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

101 min | Comedy

7.1
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On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Anne Heywood, Mylène Demongeot, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 307

74. Mad About Men (1954)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Glynis Johns, Donald Sinden, Anne Crawford, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 310

75. Madigan (1972–1973)

90 min | Drama, Crime

7.7
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Stars: Richard Widmark, George Cole, Peter Vaughan, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 68

76. Citizen James (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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In the first series of this comedy programme, Sid James played a rather immoral man whose schemes invariably don't work out. In the second and third series, his character become more sympathetic and well-intentioned.

Stars: Sidney James, Sydney Tafler, Ronnie Brody, Bob Todd

Votes: 17

77. The Fosters (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Samuel Foster, a hard-working man trying to support his family in a South London multi-storey council flat. The Samuel character was based on the fictional character James Evans Sr. in Good... See full summary »

Stars: Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Lenny Henry, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 17

78. The Flemish Farm (1943)

Approved | 82 min | War, Drama

5.9
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Wartime commando story based on fact. Allied airman risks return (on the ground) to occupied Belgium for the honour of his regiment.

Director: Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Clive Brook, Clifford Evans, Jane Baxter, Philip Friend

Votes: 75

79. Adam and Evalyn (1949)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Edwin Styles, Raymond Young

Votes: 348

80. Make Mine a Double (1959)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.2
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A WWII British secret agent has a desperate mission in occupied France. An airman who is his double is enlisted in the scheme with the intention of confusing the enemy, but everyone gets ... See full summary »

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, William Hartnell, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 52

81. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure

6.5
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In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

Votes: 103

82. Brothers in Law (1957)

94 min | Comedy

6.8
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Roger Thursby is just starting out as a barrister, full of ideals but he is a bit too keen for his fellow lawyers.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Henry B. Longhurst, Edith Sharpe, Ian Carmichael, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 214

83. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 21

84. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 167

85. It's Never Too Late (1956)

96 min | Comedy

6.0
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To Laura Hammond's large family, she is simply the mother who makes all their lives run more smoothly. But although they don't know it, she is a very successful novelist.

Director: Michael McCarthy | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Patrick Barr, Susan Stephen, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 26

86. For the Love of Ada (1972)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Walter and Ada Bingley are celebrating their first wedding anniversary unaware that their friends and family are planning a surprise party for them.

Director: Ronnie Baxter | Stars: Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst

Votes: 53

87. For Them That Trespass (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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"Cristy" Drew, an aspiring young writer, trying to broaden his experience, gets involved with "Frankie" Ketchen and her two suitors, Herb Logan and Jim Heal. One night, Jim finds "Frankie" ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Richard Todd, Patricia Plunkett, Stephen Murray, Michael Laurence

Votes: 41

88. Give Us the Moon (1944)

95 min | Comedy

6.2
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Set just after the end of WWII (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, Peter Graves, Roland Culver

Votes: 83

89. Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

77 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Linden Travers, Wally Patch

Votes: 80

90. Misleading Cases (1967–1971)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases' involve the ancient and irrascible Albert Haddock (played years above his age by Roy Dotrice) bringing up and arguing obscure points of arcane English Law,... See full summary »

Stars: Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Thorley Walters, Avice Landone

Votes: 23

91. Just for Fun (1963)

72 min | Musical, Comedy

5.9
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With an election approaching, the two major political parties in England work desperately to capture the enthusiasm of teenagers, who have been granted the right to vote. When the prime ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Mark Wynter, Cherry Roland, Alan Caddy, Richard Vernon

Votes: 40

92. Hugh and I (1962–1967)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Hugh Lloyd, Terry Scott, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 12

93. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Norman Vaughan, Don Arroll

Votes: 15

94. Desert Mice (1959)

85 min | Comedy, War

4.9
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WW2 British entertainment troupe bring comedy and chaos to North Africa.

Director: Michael Relph | Stars: Alfred Marks, Sidney James, Dora Bryan, Dick Bentley

Votes: 51

95. Happy Is the Bride (1958)

84 min | Comedy

7.4
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In a quiet summer corner of Wiltshire that is forever England, David and Janet decide to tie the knot. Unfortunately this is the cue for everyone else to take over proceedings, to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Cecil Parker, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 42

96. Next to No Time (1958)

93 min | Comedy

6.2
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Unassuming planning engineer David Webb finds himself on the Queen Elizabeth to New York with instructions to negotiate a high-powered loan. His lack of confidence means he is completely ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Kenneth More, Betsy Drake, Harry Green, Patrick Barr

Votes: 62

97. The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

83 min | Comedy

6.9
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Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that... See full summary »

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Brian Rix, Dora Bryan, Ronald Shiner, Leo Franklyn

Votes: 27

98. It's Your Move (1982 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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A young married couple unwisely entrust an inept removals team with their move into a new home.

Director: Eric Sykes | Stars: Richard Briers, Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 98

99. Now and Forever (1956)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A rich young society girl falls in love with a car mechanic. Her family is appalled and stops her seeing him. The girl attempts to commit suicide and then decides to elope.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Janette Scott, Vernon Gray, Kay Walsh, Jack Warner

Votes: 34

100. The Perfect Woman (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Patricia Roc, Stanley Holloway, Nigel Patrick, Miles Malleson

Votes: 100