Two stories in one – an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. Read More »
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The right of every individual to be different from his fellow men is the theme behind this internationally-hailed, British production. Read More »
Guns at Batasi (1964) John Guillermin, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, Drama, History, War
Regimental Sergeant-Major Lauderdale is a spit-and-polish, by-the-book disciplinarian Read More »
Young Winston (1972) Richard Attenborough, Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier, Biography, Drama, War
This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years Read More »
A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner Read More »
The Sand Pebbles (1966) Robert Wise, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. Read More »
Mike Dawson, out-of-work burlesque actor, is too busy with his latest girlfriend, June Cunningham, to pay too much attention to his young son Tod and, as a result, the boy is running wild. Read More »
Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. Read More »
Conduct Unbecoming (1975) Michael Anderson, Michael York, Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard, Drama, Crime, Mystery
A company of British soldiers in colonial India is shaken when the widow of their most honored hero is assaulted. Read More »
Brighton Rock (1947) John Boulting, Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. Read More »
Eight O’Clock Walk (1954) Lance Comfort, Richard Attenborough, Cathy O’Donnell, Derek Farr, Crime, Drama
Taxicab driver Tom Banning is led to an abandoned bomb-site by an eight-year-old girl as an April-fool prank. Read More »
Boys in Brown (1949) Montgomery Tully, Jack Warner, Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, Crime, Drama
During post-war England, a young petty crook, Jackie Knowles, is on probation for committing petty crimes. Jackie wants to marry his girlfriend Kitty but they don’t have enough money to live on. Jackie foolishly accepts to be the getaway driver for a robbery job.
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10 Rillington Place (1971) Richard Fleischer, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Biography, Crime, Drama
A seemingly model citizen living in mid-century London, John Christie (Richard Attenborough) is actually a killer. Masquerading as a doctor, he convinces guileless women that he can cure whatever might ail them, and when they follow him to his home, he chokes them to death and buries them in a makeshift graveyard. Based on a series of real-life killings, the story follows John as he cons a pregnant bride (Judy Geeson) and wonders if he might have found a scapegoat in her husband (John Hurt).
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A Bridge Too Far (1977) Richard Attenborough, Sean Connery, Ryan O’Neal, Michael Caine, Drama, History, War
The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.
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A Chorus Line (1985) Richard Attenborough, Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Drama, Musical
A director is casting dancers for a large production. Large numbers of hopefulls audition, hoping to be selected. Throughout the day, more and more people are eliminated, and the competition gets harder. Eventually, approximately a dozen dancers must compete for a few spots, each hoping to impress the director with their dancing skill. But, is this really what the director is looking for?
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