Most Voted Titles With Paul Rotha


1. The Phantom Fiend (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Romance

5.9
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This was the first sound remake of the Hitchcock silent classic inspired by the Jack the Ripper legend. Ivor Novello, who played the title role and headed the team writing the script, was ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan, A.W. Baskcomb, Barbara Everest

Votes: 188

2. Life of Adolf Hitler (1961)

102 min | Documentary

7.2
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Carefully chronicling in great detail the early years of Hitler s life and the events that shaped him into the zealous leader of Germany. This documentary offers a critical insight into the... See full summary »

Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Horst Fleck, Leo Genn, Adolf Hitler, Hans Paetsch

Votes: 146

3. De overval (1962)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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1944. Resistance-fighter Bakker gets send to a prison in Leeuwarden by the Gestapo. There he and other resistance-fighters are about to be rescued in a giant prison escape by their companions.

Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Ab Abspoel, Henk Admiraal, Chris Baay, Hetty Beck

Votes: 111

4. Shipyard (1935)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The building and launch of an ocean liner.

Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 46

5. The Desperate Men (1958)

79 min | Crime

6.1
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A GI deserter frames a girl for killing a blackmailer, and holds her captive while seeking gems.

Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Lee Patterson, Ann Sears, Victor Maddern, Hilton Edwards

Votes: 26

6. The Face of Britain (1935)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Director: Paul Rotha | Star: A.J. Cummings

Votes: 23

7. Grierson (1973)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The story of John Grierson, the British documentary movement, and Canada's National Film Board.

Director: Roger Blais | Stars: Michael Kane, Monique Miller, John Amess, Edgar Anstey

Votes: 21

8. Five and Under (1941)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Childcare for working women during the Second World War.

Director: Donald Alexander | Star: Beatrix Lehmann

Votes: 12

9. Land of Promise (1946)

67 min | Documentary

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Described as a 'film argument' about homes and houses, this film is in three parts showing houses as they were, houses as they are and houses as they might be.

Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Frederick Allen, Elizabeth Cowell, Henry Hallett, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 10

10. Australian Wines (1931)

3 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 10

11. The Way to the Sea (1936)

9 min | Short

5.8
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Director: J.B. Holmes | Stars: Geoffrey Tandy, Norman Wooland

Votes: 9

12. Children of the City (1944)

32 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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Director: Budge Cooper

Votes: 8

13. The World Is Rich (1948)

46 min | Documentary

6.2
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Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 8

14. Island People (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Directors: Philip Leacock, Paul Rotha

Votes: 6

15. The Countrywomen (1941)

14 min | Short

6.4
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World War II propaganda film that shows the war-time agricultural work of women from the Women's Institute.

Director: John Page

Votes: 5

16. Eastern Valley (1937)

16 min | Short

6.2
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Directors: Donald Alexander, Paul Rotha

Votes: 5

17. No Resting Place (1951)

80 min | Drama

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An Irish traveller kills a game keeper by mistake. The story centered on rural life in Ireland.

Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Michael Gough, Eithne Dunne, Noel Purcell, Brian O'Higgins

18. The Fourth Estate: A Film of a British Newspaper (1940)

Documentary

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Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Dennis Arundell, Geoffrey Bell, Nicholas Hannen

19. The Battle of the Books (1941)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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The Nazis' book-burning is contrasted with the wartime boom in reading and publishing in Britain.

Director: J.D. Chambers | Star: Henry Ainley

20. Chapter and Verse (1936)

32 min | Short

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Director: Stanley Hawes | Stars: John Masefield, Charles Grant Robertson, Charles Grant Robertson

21. A City Speaks (1947)

65 min | Documentary

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Director: Paul Rotha

22. World of Plenty (1943)

43 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Paul Rotha

23. Night Shift (II) (1942)

Documentary, Short

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Director: J.D. Chambers

24. Desert Outpost (1937)

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Director: Paul Rotha

25. Britain Can Make It, No. 1 (1945)

10 min | Short

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Director: Francis Gysin

26. To-Day We Live: A Film of Life in Britain (1937)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Ralph Bond, Ruby Grierson | Star: Howard Marshall

27. The Balance (1947)

5 min | Short

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Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Stafford Cripps, Raymond Glendenning, Deryck Guyler

28. Cradle of Genius (1961)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Harry Brogan, Eileen Crowe, Maureen Delaney, Barry Fitzgerald

29. History of Writing (1947)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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One of the earliest forms of written expression is cuneiform script, a system of wedge-shaped marks, which emerged in Sumer in the late fourth millennium BCE. It began with a system of ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Rotha

30. Worker and Warfront No. 8 (1943)

Short, War

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Director: Duncan Ross | Star: Stanley Holloway

31. You're Telling Me! (1941)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Bladon Peake | Stars: Charles Victor, James Harcourt, Valentine Dunn, Grace Arnold

32. People of Britain (1936)

3 min | Short

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Director: Paul Rotha

33. Air Outpost (1937)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Ralph Keene, John Taylor | Star: Stuart Legg

34. Defeat Diphtheria (1941)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Bladon Peake | Star: John Hilton

35. The Great Harvest (1942)

Documentary, Short

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Director: J.D. Chambers | Star: Rex Warner

36. Essential Jobs (1942)

Short, War

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Director: John Page

37. Bampton Shows the Way (1941)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Bladon Peake

38. New Builders (1944)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Kay Mander

39. Total War in Britain (1946)

22 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Directors: Michael Orrom, Paul Rotha | Star: John Mills

40. Life Begins Again (1942)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Donald Alexander

41. New Worlds for Old (1938)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Frank Sainsbury | Star: Alistair Cooke

42. Contact (1933)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Paul Rotha

43. Defeat Tuberculosis (1943)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Hans Nieter