Most Voted Titles With William Douglas-Home


1. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Jenny Bicks, Elizabeth Chandler | Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 47,950 | Gross: $35.99M

2. The Colditz Story (1955)

94 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Writers: P.R. Reid, Guy Hamilton, Ivan Foxwell, William Douglas-Home | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 1,543

3. The Reluctant Debutante (1958)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A teenage American girl while visiting her father, is thrown into London society during the "Debutante Season".

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Julius J. Epstein | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, John Saxon, Sandra Dee

Votes: 888

4. Under Ten Flags (1960)

92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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German raider, using various disguises, forces british ship to surrender. Story told from German point of view.

Writers: Bernhard Rogge, Vittoriano Petrilli, Duilio Coletti, Ulrich Möhr, William Douglas-Home, Leonardo Bercovici | Director: Duilio Coletti | Stars: Van Heflin, Charles Laughton, Mylène Demongeot, John Ericson

Votes: 324

5. Duck in Orange Sauce (1975)

105 min | Comedy

6.1
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When facing a request of divorce, Livio accepts, but sets up a last weekend together with his secretary and his wife's lover.

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon, Bernardino Zapponi | Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Monica Vitti, Ugo Tognazzi, Barbara Bouchet, John Richardson

Votes: 237

6. Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Spies pursue a stolen diary aboard the Orient Express.

Writers: Clifford Grey, William Douglas-Home, Allan MacKinnon | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick De Marney, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 160

7. Eye Witness (1950)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Adam Hayward (Robert Montgomery), a successful New York City defense lawyer, receives a cable that the British war buddy who saved his life at Anzio Beach is now in trouble with the law in ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugo Butler, Ian McLellan Hunter, William Douglas-Home | Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 82

8. Made in Heaven (1952)

90 min | Comedy

5.3
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The Topham family wins a "Dunmow Flinch". However, it is stolen while the husband kisses a Hungarian maid.

Writers: George H. Brown, William Douglas-Home | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: David Tomlinson, Petula Clark, Sonja Ziemann, A.E. Matthews

Votes: 71

9. The Kingfisher (1983 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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When Cecil (Rex Harrison) discovers that his love Evelyn (Wendy Hiller) that getaway 50 years ago has been recently widowed and is passing by his home on the way to the funeral. For 50 ... See full summary »

Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack, Gary Owen

Votes: 60

10. The Amazing Mr. Beecham (1949)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Young viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June,a rich American heiress... See full summary »

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Patrick Kirwan | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Cecil Parker, A.E. Matthews, David Tomlinson, Lana Morris

Votes: 57

11. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 50

12. 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 »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 40

13. For Them That Trespass (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Ernest Raymond, J. Lee Thompson, William Douglas-Home | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Richard Todd, Patricia Plunkett, Stephen Murray, Michael Laurence

Votes: 39

14. 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: 34

15. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

16. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 22

17. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 19

18. Now Barabbas (1949)

87 min | Drama

7.9
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A humane prison governor deals with a variety of different prisoners, including a charming murderer.

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Richard Greene, Cedric Hardwicke, Kathleen Harrison, Ronald Howard

Votes: 18

20. Follow That Horse! (1960)

80 min | Comedy

6.2
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A race horse swallows a microfilm, sought after by the major superpower spy agencies. The rest of the film is a hilarious race to get to the microfilm first... See full synopsis »

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Howard Mason, Alfred Shaughnessy | Director: Alan Bromly | Stars: David Tomlinson, Cecil Parker, Richard Wattis, Mary Peach

Votes: 6

21. Away from It All (1973– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Renée Asherson, Liz Ashley, Rachel Brennock, Michael Bryant

22. The Reluctant Debutante (1955 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Jack Minster | Stars: Celia Johnson, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Anna Massey, Eileen Peel

23. Lloyd George Knew My Father (1975 TV Movie)

Comedy

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When Lady Sheila Boothroyd hears that the planning authorities are determined to drive a road through her grounds, she announces her intention to kill herself at the precise moment that the... See full summary »

Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: John Jacobs | Stars: Roland Culver, Celia Johnson, John Barrett, George Cole

24. Tonight on Broadway (1948–1949)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Cast interviews and brief performances from the current plays on Broadway.

Stars: John Mason Brown, Sid Caesar, Louis Calhern, Henry Fonda

25. Dame of Sark (1976 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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1940. When the Nazis over-run the Channel Island of Sark, they find the Dame of Sark, the governess of the tiny island, a very formidable lady to deal with.

Writers: David Butler, William Douglas-Home | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Celia Johnson, Peter Dyneley, Tony Britton, Natalie Caron

26. Betzi (1978 TV Movie)

85 min | History

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Moody drama concerning the lonely but luxurious imprisonment of Napoleon Bonaparte on St Helena.

Writers: David Butler, William Douglas-Home | Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Michael Barrington, Stephanie Cole, Barrie Cookson, Roland Curram

28. Ein Mann für Jenny (1956 TV Movie)

140 min | Comedy

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Writers: Martin Dongen, William Douglas-Home | Directors: Peter Preses, Hans Scholz | Stars: Bruno Fritz, Inge Meysel, Liselotte Walter, Flockina von Platen

30. Der schlechte Soldat Smith (1963 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, War

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Writers: William Douglas-Home, Fritz Umgelter | Director: Fritz Umgelter | Stars: Hanns Lothar, Volker Lechtenbrink, Peter Vogel, Richard Münch

32. The Chiltern Hundreds (1949 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Stars: Gladys Boot, George Curzon, Jane Fergus, Marjorie Fielding

33. Pato a la naranja (1980– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Carlos Calvo, Alberto Closas, Perla Cristal, Marisa Herrero

34. Gute Freunde (1973 TV Movie)

97 min | Comedy

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Writers: William Douglas-Home, Reinhard Günther | Directors: Georg Madeja, Ernst Waldbrunn | Stars: Heli Finkenzeller, Ellen Rissel, Waltraut Haas, Helene Arcon

35. Äiti tietää rakkaudesta (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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Writers: Seppo Wallin, William Douglas-Home, Mirjam Himberg | Directors: Aimo Hiltunen, Seppo Wallin | Stars: Emma Väänänen, Pentti Irjala, Maija Karhi, Liisa Nevalainen

36. Master of Arts (1950 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Stars: Michael Gough, Ray Jackson, Graveley Edwards, Brian Nissen

37. Junger Herr für Jenny (1964 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy

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Writers: William Douglas-Home, Martin Dongen | Director: Hermann Leitner | Stars: Werner Hessenland, Blandine Ebinger, Carin Braun, Friedel Schuster

38. Der Eisvogel (1980 TV Movie)

90 min

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Half a century after Evelyn decided to marry someone else, she once again meets her former lover Cecil. She's now a widow - is it too late for love?

Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Axel von Ambesser | Stars: Axel von Ambesser, Alice Treff, Karl Schönböck

39. The Manor of Northstead (1954 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Wallace Douglas | Stars: A.E. Matthews, Marie Lohr, Charles Heslop, Ronald Adam

40. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)
Episode: Brian Johnston (1982)

Documentary, Biography

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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Director: Paul Stewart Laing | Stars: Gubby Allen, Les Ames, Frank Anderson, Eamonn Andrews

41. Pato a la naranja (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1980)

Comedy, Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Roberto Denis | Stars: Carlos Calvo, Alberto Closas, Perla Cristal, Marisa Herrero

42. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Episode: Now Barabbas (1958)

Drama

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A prison governor faces many problems.

Writers: Elspeth Cochrane, William Douglas-Home | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Terence Morgan, Victor Maddern, Hugh Latimer, Ralph Truman

43. Away from It All (1973– )
Episode: On Such a Night (1973)

Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jack May, Geraldine McEwan, Patricia Mort

44. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: The Bishop and the Actress (1968)

Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Geoffrey Nethercott | Stars: Celia Bannerman, Anthony Nicholls

45. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Episode: The Manor of Northstead (1959)

Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Michael Westmore | Stars: A.E. Matthews, Marie Lohr, Charles Heslop, Ronald Adam

46. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: The Reluctant Debutante (1966)

Comedy, Drama

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A teenage American girl while visiting her father, is thrown into London society during the "Debutante Season".

Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: John Jacobs | Stars: Anna Carteret, Raymond Clarke, Virginia Clay, Georgina Cookson

47. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Episode: Up a Gum Tree (1962)

Drama

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Eccentric goings-on in a far-flung tropical colony.

Writer: William Douglas-Home | Stars: Tony Britton, Charles Heslop, Fabia Drake, Oliver Johnston

48. Tonight on Broadway (1948–1949)
Episode: Yes, M'Lord (1949)

Talk-Show

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Star: John Mason Brown

49. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: You're All Right, How Am I? (1981)

Drama

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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Michael Hordern