The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan Read More »
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Vivian Kenway, a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford Read More »
State Secret (1950) Sidney Gilliat, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. Read More »
Oliver Bramwell, an insurance inspector, arrives at Lewis Manor where he is to investigate a fire that broke out there on Christmas Eve. Read More »
Millions Like Us (1943) Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Drama, War
Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Read More »
Endless Night (1972) Sidney Gilliat, Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, Crime, Drama, Horror
Michael Rogers is a chauffeur with little money, but big dreams. Foremost of these is building his dream house on the perfect piece of land. Read More »
Only Two Can Play (1962) Sidney Gilliat, Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell, Comedy, Drama
John Lewis is bored by his librarian’s job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town – if he and Liz ever manage to consummate their affair, that is.
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Left Right and Centre (1959) Sidney Gilliat, Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Patricia Bredin, Comedy, Romance
At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur politician against committed activist. But could it become boy-who-fancies-girl against girl-who-fancies-boy? The party agents are soon colluding against such a disaster.
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Green for Danger (1946) Sidney Gilliat, Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In a rural English hospital during WWII, a postman dies on the operating table. One of the nurses states that she has proof of who the murderer is. The facetious Inspector Cockrill suspects one of the five doctors and nurses who were in the operating theater to be the assassin. But four poisonous pills have disappeared….
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