With Two Cities Films (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. Spy for a Day (1940)

71 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.5
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The Nazis kidnap a simple farm labourer when they think he is one of their spies. He escapes, only to be nearly shot by a British spy who also thinks he's a Nazi.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Douglas Wakefield, Paddy Browne, Jack Allen, Albert Lieven

Votes: 12

2. The Way We Live (1946)

64 min | Drama

6.0
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a look at Plymouths hopes and fears just after the end of World War 2. looks at the plan to rebuild the city -like a Phoenix, "the PLAN FOR PLYMOUTH." a local family, the Copperwheats are ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Craigie | Stars: Peter Willes, Francis Lunt, Verena Chaffé, Patsy Drake

Votes: 20

3. It's Hard to Be Good (1948)

93 min | Comedy

5.6
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A conscientious captain emerges from the war with ambitions to spread peace and goodwill, but finds that his message is misunderstood.

Director: Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Anne Crawford, Jimmy Hanley, Raymond Huntley, Edward Rigby

Votes: 23

4. Men of Two Worlds (1946)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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An African music student returns home and has to defeat the witch doctor who dominates his tribe and take them to healthier land.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Robert Adams, Eric Portman, Orlando Martins, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 31

5. Cardboard Cavalier (1949)

96 min | Comedy

6.6
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In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Sid Field, Margaret Lockwood, Jerry Desmonde, Jack McNaughton

Votes: 56

6. The Inheritance (1950)

86 min | Drama

5.7
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An English governess marries a complete stranger while he is on his deathbed. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Jean Kent, Guy Rolfe, Paul Dupuis, Lana Morris

Votes: 58

7. Mr. Emmanuel (1944)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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An elderly Jew travels from Britain to pre-war Nazi Germany to find out what's really going on.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Felix Aylmer, Greta Gynt, Walter Rilla, Peter Mullins

Votes: 60

8. One Night with You (1948)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Two strangers meet when they miss their trains, and end up spending a penniless day and night together. An English version of It Happened One Night (1934).

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano, Hugh Wakefield

Votes: 62

9. French Without Tears (1940)

86 min | Comedy

7.0
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The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language cramming school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ray Milland, Ellen Drew, Janine Darcey, David Tree

Votes: 64

10. The Mark of Cain (1947)

88 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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An attractive young French girl instigates rivalry between two brothers when she becomes the bride of the younger one.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Eric Portman, Sally Gray, Patrick Holt, Dermot Walsh

Votes: 65

11. The Amazing Mr. Beecham (1949)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Cecil Parker, A.E. Matthews, David Tomlinson, Lana Morris

Votes: 67

12. Project M7 (1953)

86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly. On the day of the test flight, one of the scientists dies in ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Robert Beatty, Herbert Lom

Votes: 76

13. Prelude to Fame (1950)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

6.8
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While vacationing in Italy, Nick Morell, son of John Morell, a famous English philosopher and amateur musician and his wife Catherine, becomes friendly with young Guido, and Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Fergus McDonell | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Byron, Kathleen Ryan, Jeremy Spenser

Votes: 78

14. Carnival (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A dancer attempts to escape from the narrow conventions of society and from the fate foretold for her at her birth.

Director: Stanley Haynes | Stars: Sally Gray, Michael Wilding, Stanley Holloway, Bernard Miles

Votes: 82

15. The Weaker Sex (1948)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

6.4
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Life on the home front during World War 2. Martha Dacre tries to keep her home running as normal, during the run up to the D Day landings. With several lodgers to contend with, and her son ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ursula Jeans, Cecil Parker, Joan Hopkins, Derek Bond

Votes: 85

16. The Gay Lady (1949)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Kent, James Donald, Hugh Sinclair, Lana Morris

Votes: 87

17. Secret Flight (1946)

72 min | Drama, War

6.5
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During World War II, on the eve of the Battle of Britain, British scientists develop the first radar systems to be employed against the German Luftwaffe.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie, Ernest Jay

Votes: 106

18. Don't Take It to Heart! (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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The castle ghost helps the lady and the lawyer beat off developers.

Director: Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Richard Bird, Edward Rigby, Esma Cannon, Ivor Barnard

Votes: 115

19. The Perfect Woman (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Patricia Roc, Stanley Holloway, Nigel Patrick, Miles Malleson

Votes: 122

20. The Flemish Farm (1943)

82 min | War, Drama

5.9
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Wartime commando story based on fact. Allied airman risks return (on the ground) to occupied Belgium for the honour of his regiment.

Director: Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Clive Brook, Clifford Evans, Jane Baxter, Philip Friend

Votes: 128

21. Woman Hater (1948)

105 min | Comedy

6.2
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Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Stewart Granger, Edwige Feuillère, Ronald Squire, Jeanne De Casalis

Votes: 128

22. The Lamp Still Burns (1943)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A tribute to the important work of female nurses during World War II.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Rosamund John, Stewart Granger, Godfrey Tearle, Sophie Stewart

Votes: 129

23. Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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An elderly British schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher comes to the school and is an immediate success with the boys. The older man thinks he isn't getting the respect he deserves.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Marius Goring, David Farrar, Greta Gynt, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 144

24. Unpublished Story (1942)

92 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A journalist investigates a network of German fifth columnists operating in the midst of the Blitz.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson, Basil Radford, Roland Culver

Votes: 152

25. Beware of Pity (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A man asks a pretty young woman for a dance and discovers that she has been paralyzed in a fall from a horse and can't walk. Taking pity on her, he begins spending more and more time with ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Albert Lieven, Cedric Hardwicke, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 159

26. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Tony Wager, Brian Weske, Gerald Fox, Jean Shepeard

Votes: 160

27. Madness of the Heart (1949)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Lydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Bennett | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Paul Dupuis, Kathleen Byron, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 167

28. Tawny Pipit (1944)

81 min | Comedy

6.6
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Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard Miles, Charles Saunders | Stars: Bernard Miles, Rosamund John, Niall MacGinnis, Jean Gillie

Votes: 171

29. Her Man Gilbey (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.1
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While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 175

30. A Voice in the Night (1941)

95 min | Drama, War

6.4
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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 »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard, Raymond Huntley, Derek Farr

Votes: 192

31. They Were Not Divided (1950)

102 min | War

6.3
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This movie begins in a World War II training depot of a British Guards armored regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry, Stella Andrew

Votes: 205

32. Vice Versa (1948)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India, he wishes that he could be young again. His wish is immediately fulfilled ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Roger Livesey, Kay Walsh, Petula Clark, David Hutcheson

Votes: 263

33. Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Spies pursue a stolen diary aboard the Orient Express.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick De Marney, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 316

34. A Voice in the Night (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr, Roland Culver

Votes: 325

35. Personal Affair (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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In a 1950s British village, a teenager, who is in love with her Latin language teacher, disappears, prompting the police to investigate the teacher, amidst public rumors of rape and murder.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Gene Tierney, Leo Genn, Glynis Johns, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 334

36. The Gentle Sex (1943)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.

Directors: Leslie Howard, Maurice Elvey | Stars: Joan Gates, Jean Gillie, Joan Greenwood, Joyce Howard

Votes: 353

37. To Paris with Love (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray, Elina Labourdette

Votes: 359

38. Adventure for Two (1943)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naive about British people, and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 385

39. Adam and Evalyn (1949)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Edwin Styles, Raymond Young

Votes: 420

40. Highly Dangerous (1950)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 427

41. One Good Turn (1955)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Joan Rice, Shirley Abicair, Thora Hird

Votes: 473

42. Hungry Hill (1947)

92 min | Drama

6.2
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Story of a feud that has gone on between two Irish families for more than 50 years.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker, Dermot Walsh

Votes: 478

43. Encore (1951)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Adaptations of three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham comprise this anthology film where the celebrated author introduces each segment of the film in front of the camera.

Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Charles Victor

Votes: 487

44. The History of Mr. Polly (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins

Votes: 509

45. The Inheritance (1947)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Following her father's death, a British teen-aged heiress goes to live with her guardian uncle who is broke and scheming to murder his niece for her vast inheritance.

Director: Charles Frank | Stars: Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou, Derek Bond

Votes: 552

46. Trouble in Store (1953)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

6.8
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Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Moira Lister, Megs Jenkins, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 840

47. The October Man (1947)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh

Votes: 886

48. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, John Mills

Votes: 967

49. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose (Sir John Mills).

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 1,194

50. The Way Ahead (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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: 1,606


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