With Two Cities Films (Sorted by Year Ascending)



1. 13 Men and a Gun (1938)

64 min | War, Drama

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Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Arthur Wontner, Clifford Evans, Howard Marion-Crawford, Allan Jeayes

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.2
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This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 4,722 | Gross: $0.45M

6. Unpublished Story (1942)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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. It's Just the Way It Is (1943)

11 min | Short, Drama

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Parents of airman killed returning from raid on Germany visit his Wing Commander, who convinces them that the tragedy was one of the chances of war.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Ralph Michael, Louise Hampton, Allan Jeayes, Terence Morgan

12. 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

13. 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

14. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 5,325

15. 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

16. Out of Chaos (1944)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary about modern art, featuring the work of Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and Stanley Spencer.

Director: Jill Craigie | Stars: Diana Beaumont, Kenneth Clark, William Reid Dick, Anthony Gross

17. 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

18. This Happy Breed (1944)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is ... See full summary »

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Votes: 2,646

19. 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: 1,607

20. 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

21. Blithe Spirit (1945)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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Charles (Sir Rex Harrison) and his second wife, Ruth (Constance Cummings), are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira (Kay Hammond). Medium Madame Arcati (Dame Margaret Rutherford) tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 5,008

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Odd Man Out (1947)

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

7.7
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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: 8,137

34. Hamlet (1948)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

7.7
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 14,130

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. 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


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