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2. I'm an Explosive (1933)

50 min | Comedy

The son of an inventor accidentally drinks an explosive liquid.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: William Hartnell, Gladys Jennings, Eliot Makeham, D.A. Clarke-Smith

11. Parisian Life (1936)


A rich Brazilian, Mendoza, visited Paris in 1900 and was romantically involved with the star of Offenbach's "La Vie Parisienne" which was playing at the time. Thirty five years later, he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Max Dearly, Conchita Montenegro, Neil Hamilton, Tyrell Davis

Votes: 6

12. Midnight at the Wax Museum (1936)

Not Rated | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Explorer Sir Clive bets that he can spend the night alone in Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horrors. Meanwhile, crooks hope to exploit his ward, Carol, for her fortune.

Director: George Pearson | Stars: James Carew, Charles Oliver, Lucille Lisle, Kim Peacock

Votes: 89

14. They Drive by Night (1938)

84 min | Crime, Thriller

A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.

Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Emlyn Williams, Anna Konstam, Allan Jeayes, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 205

15. Too Dangerous to Live (1939)

74 min | Crime, Drama

Too Dangerous to Live is a 1939 British crime film directed by Anthony Hankey and Leslie Norman and starring Sebastian Shaw, Anna Konstam and Reginald Tate. It was based on the novel Crime ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Hankey, Leslie Norman | Stars: Sebastian Shaw, Anna Konstam, Reginald Tate, Greta Gynt

16. Murder Will Out (1939)

65 min | Crime, Drama

Loder and Baxter immersed in intrigue after receiving costly jade. As they look for assistance in saving their skins, all their leads disappear, including the man who gave them the jade in the first place.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: John Loder, Jane Baxter, Jack Hawkins, Hartley Power

Votes: 5

17. Suspected Person (1942)

78 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

An innocent man discovers the money stolen from an American bank and is then chased by the robbers and by the Police.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Clifford Evans, Patricia Roc, David Farrar, Anne Firth

Votes: 43

18. Wings and the Woman (1942)

94 min | Biography, Drama

The story of flyer Amy Johnson who won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Her marriage to fellow aviator Jim Mallison was ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Robert Newton, Edward Chapman, Nora Swinburne

Votes: 169

20. The Peterville Diamond (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

The ignored wife of an industrialist hatches a plot to make him pay more attention to her.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Anne Crawford, Donald Stewart, Renee Houston, Oliver Wakefield

Votes: 132

21. The Bells Go Down (1943)

TV-G | 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 »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 183

22. The Dark Tower (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

A struggling circus finds salvation in the form of an exciting new twist on their high-wire act.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Herbert Lom

Votes: 294

23. Headline (1943)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A crime reporter begins to investigate the disappearance of his bosses wife who had witnessed a murder.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: David Farrar, Anne Crawford, John Stuart, Antoinette Cellier

Votes: 45

24. The Way Ahead (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

World War II drama that follows a group of British draftees, starting with their rigorous basic training, and ending with their deployment in North Africa.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

Votes: 1,555

25. Strawberry Roan (1944)

84 min | Drama

A farmer marries a beautiful city girl and tries to help her become more settled on the farm by buying her a calf to look after. She begins to spend their money so fast that the farmer goes... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: William Hartnell, Carol Raye, Walter Fitzgerald, Sophie Stewart

Votes: 5

26. The Agitator (1945)

85 min | Drama

A socialist inherits the ownership of a major firm and begins wrestling with his beliefs.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: William Hartnell, Mary Morris, John Laurie, Moore Marriott

Votes: 58

27. Query (1945)

Approved | 87 min | Thriller

Tom Masterick, a dock worker, is wrongfully convicted of a murder charge. His death sentence is commuted to a long prison term. When released as an old man, he vows to find the real killer.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: William Hartnell, Jimmy Hanley, Chili Bouchier, Brefni O'Rorke

Votes: 25

28. Appointment with Crime (1946)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

An ex-con, released after imprisonment for a jewel theft, swears vengeance on his former accomplices and devises an intricate plan to steal their fortune.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: William Hartnell, Raymond Lovell, Robert Beatty, Herbert Lom

Votes: 111

29. Odd Man Out (1947)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

Votes: 8,006

30. Temptation Harbor (1947)

91 min | Crime, Drama

A signalman on a quay sees a fight between two men. One of the men is deliberately pushed into the water and the signalman cannot save him, but decides to keep his suitcase which later finds is full of banknotes with a value of £5000.

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Simone Simon, William Hartnell, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 37

31. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,765 | Gross: $0.22M

32. Escape (1948)

78 min | Thriller

A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland

Votes: 247

33. Now Barabbas (1949)

87 min | Drama

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

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Richard Greene, Cedric Hardwicke, Kathleen Harrison, Ronald Howard

Votes: 23

34. The Lost People (1949)

89 min | Drama, War

Set in a German theatre after World War II, two British soldiers are holding a disparate and hostile band of refugees in this theatre, prior to returning them to their homelands. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Muriel Box, Bernard Knowles | Stars: Dennis Price, Mai Zetterling, Richard Attenborough, Siobhan McKenna

Votes: 13

35. Double Confession (1950)

80 min | Crime, Drama

When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert suspicion from himself to someone else. Unfortunately, his scheme winds up getting him mixed up with some real murderers.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins, Peter Lorre, William Hartnell

Votes: 197

36. The Dark Man (1951)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

A killer called 'The Dark Man' commits double murder. This is witnessed by the young aspiring actress Molly Lester. The Dark Man tries everything to put Molly out of the way. Detective ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Edward Underdown, Maxwell Reed, Natasha Parry, William Hartnell

Votes: 153

37. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,029

38. The Ringer (1952)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A criminal master of disguise nicknamed The Ringer is out for deadly revenge against a treacherous London lawyer who is under police protection.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Herbert Lom, Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling, Greta Gynt

Votes: 93

39. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 409

40. The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 729

41. Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)

84 min | Comedy

About a henpecked bank clerk who lives a dreary existence in suburban London. After a mix-up at a music hall, he finds himself onstage with ambiguously foreign magician Mendoza, who hypnotizes him into losing all of his inhibitions.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: George Cole, Veronica Hurst, Heather Thatcher, Jon Pertwee

Votes: 83

42. Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee

Votes: 1,455

43. Josephine and Men (1955)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

The trouble with Josephine is that her ever-loving and over-sympathetic nature leads her to switch from needful men to even more needful men...

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Glynis Johns, Jack Buchanan, Donald Sinden, Peter Finch

Votes: 68

44. Tons of Trouble (1956)

77 min | Comedy

The eccentric caretaker of a block of flats, Mr. Pastry is in charge of two of its boilers, whom he names "Mavis" and "Ethel." His love for the pair leads him into unforeseen problems

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Richard Hearne, William Hartnell, Austin Trevor, Ralph Truman

Votes: 41

45. Doublecross (1956)

71 min | Drama, Thriller

A Cornish poacher clashes with dangerous international spies.

Director: Anthony Squire | Stars: Donald Houston, Fay Compton, Anton Diffring, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 28

46. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

In World War II, a failed British Officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 612

47. Battle Hell (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, War

In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff, Donald Houston

Votes: 487

48. Date with Disaster (1957)

61 min | Drama, Crime

The honest owner of a second hand car business has crooks for employees.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Tom Drake, William Hartnell, Shirley Eaton, Maurice Kaufmann

Votes: 69

49. Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 2,480

50. Scotland Yard Dragnet (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Thriller