Powell & Pressburger filmsby Steve Crook | created - 27 Feb 2011 | updated - 27 Feb 2011 | Public
This is the major run of 14 films made by Powell & Pressburger (aka The Archers). One film every year from 1939 - 1951. Most of them from an original story by Pressburger. 14 feature films made in 13 years (2 released in 1950). Many of them are still considered to be world class films today. 60 or 70 years after they were made. All of them are still eminently watchable.
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2. The Red Shoes (1948)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
Votes: 24,618 | Gross: $10.90M
3. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.
4. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.
6. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
7. Hour of Glory (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.
8. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.
9. Gone to Earth (1950)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire even after she marries a clergyman.
10. 49th Parallel (1941)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller
A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S.
11. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical
A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.
Votes: 2,508 | Gross: $0.09M