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1. San Demetrio London (1943)
104 min | Adventure, Drama, War
The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms ... See full summary »
2. The Next of Kin (1942)
102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.
3. This England (1941)
Approved | 84 min | Drama, History, Romance
This British- National-Anglo American production reinforces the theme that whoever assails the land of Britain only succeeds in uniting and cementing the landowner, the peasantry and the ... See full summary »
5. The Avengers (1942)
87 min | Drama, War
On the eve of WW2, a British journalist is sent to neutral Norway to report on the possible Nazi intentions there and he is later tasked with a secret combat mission, after Germany invades that country.
6. A Voice in the Night (1941)
95 min | Drama, War
Hitler's doctor is gradually realising that the Nazi regime isn't as good as it pretends to be when his friends start to "disappear" into the camps. His wife is courted by the party and ... See full summary »
7. That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.
12. Pastor Hall (1940)
95 min | Drama
This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party. The small German village of Altdorf in the 1930's ... See full summary »
13. The Lion Has Wings (1939)
76 min | Drama, War
Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary-style movie of both newsreel and ... See full summary »
14. The Proud Valley (1940)
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Music
In a Welsh coal mining valley, a young man with a beautiful singing voice is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice when a pit disaster threatens.
15. The Stars Look Down (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Drama
Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny who gets him to ... See full summary »
16. Bulldog Sees It Through (1940)
77 min | Mystery
The armaments production programme is being sabotaged by a gang of Germans. A few arrests are made but the destruction of a vital plant goes on. Test Pilot 'Bulldog' Bill Watson plunges headlong into the mystery.
18. Night Train to Munich (1940)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War
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.
20. The Common Touch (1941)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
On the death of his father, an eighteen-year old lad leaves school to take over the family firm in the City of London. Realising the other directors want to keep him in the dark he starts ... See full summary »
21. The Night Has Eyes (1942)
62 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of ... See full summary »
22. Let the People Sing (1942)
105 min | Comedy
A Czech political exile and a washed-up music hall comedian form an unlikely partnership to try and save a town's concert hall from the planners, businessmen, and bureaucrats.
24. The Gentle Sex (1943)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.
27. Green for Danger (1946)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.
28. Dear Murderer (1947)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »
30. Easy Money (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A win on the football pools in postwar Britain changes lives. A happy family is turned into an unhappy argumentative lot until it is discovered the coupon apparently didn't get posted. A ... See full summary »
31. Miranda (1948)
Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.
32. The Outsider (1948)
97 min | Drama
Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War II experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much snobbery... See full summary »
34. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.
36. So Long at the Fair (1950)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery
Vicky Barton (Jean Simmons) visits Paris with her brother Johnny (David Tomlinson), only to discover the following morning he has gone missing, and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.
40. The Mob (1951)
Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Johnny Damico botches a murder case and is suspended from the force. In reality, he is put undercover to identify the mysterious boss of the NY waterfront who has murdered everyone in his way. Will Johnny be next in line?
41. Vacation from Marriage (1945)
Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.
44. Two Thousand Women (1944)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Women in a French Internment camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.