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David Niven
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Date of Birth: Mar 1, 1910

Country: UK

Biography: James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 - 29 July 1983), known as David Niven, was a British actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom," in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor in Separate Tables. (Wikipedia)

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Titles You've Rated (84)
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Paper Tiger (1975)
A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped by terrorists for political purposes. (imdb)
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The Impossible Years (1968)
A psychiatrist's mental health is tested when his daughter starts dating. (TCM.com)
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The Lady Says No (1952)
A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue. (imdb)
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Lady L (1965)
Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through. (imdb)
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Prudence and the Pill (1968)
Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or all of the above? (imdb)
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Soldiers Three (1951)
Three British officers look for adventure in 19th-century India. (TCM.com)
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Magnificent Doll (1946)
Ginger Rogers is the daughter of boardinghouse owners in Washington, DC who falls in love with Aaron Burr and James Madison. (imdb)
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A Kiss in the Dark (1949)
Snooty concert pianist Eric Phillips is tired and beginning to fear he's losing his talent. His condition is not helped when he discovers he's the owner of an apartment building and the tenants have a long list of grievances. His manager suggests he move into the building for a rest, an idea that initially does not appeal to Eric. He begins to feel differently as he becomes involved in the lives of his eccentric tenants, especially a pretty model named Polly. (imdb)
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Where the Spies Are (1965)
A country doctor dabbles in espionage to get a new car. (TCM.com)
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Conquered City (1962)
A group of people are surrounded in a hotel by a group of rebels; one of them is trying to betray their arms cache to the rebels. (BFI)
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Happy Go Lovely (1951)
A chorus girl stars in a broke producer's show after rumors link her with a millionaire in Scotland. (wikipedia)
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The Best of Enemies (1962)
During World War II, a plane full of RAF fighter crashes in the Ethiopian desert and they are met upon by an enemy Italian patrol that allows them to go free. But, when the Brits are given orders to attack the Italians, lots of problems ensue. (TCM.com)
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Bedtime Story (1964)
The story of two gigolos who vie to see which is the best at their profession. (imdb)
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Enchantment (1948)
Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his niece and the subsequent romance between her and Lark's nephew causes him to reevaluate his life and offer some advice so the young couple don't make the same mistake he did, all those years ago. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005)
A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family. (imdb)
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My Man Godfrey (1957)
The eccentric Bullock household again need a new butler. Daughter Irene encounters bedraggled Godfrey Godfrey at the docks and, fancying him and noticing his obviously good manners, gets him the job. He proves a great success, but keeps his past to himself. When an old flame turns up Irene's sister Cordelia starts making waves. (imdb)
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Raffles (1939)
Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend with her parents, Lord and Lady Melrose. A necklace presents an irresistible temptation, but also in attendance is Scotland Yard's finest, finally on the trail. (imdb)
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The King
Lady Mary's father is innocently accused of treason and is executed. It is the king's evil chancellor, the duke of Brompton, who has found a way of getting rich by accusing his enemies of treason, having them killed and then expropriating their fortune. Lady Mary travels to London to meet the duke, but instead meets the handsome Michael Dermott. Dermott has found the duke's notebook where all his evil schemes have been written down. Of course, he is very anxious to get his notebook back. (imdb)
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The Little Hut (1957)
Three persons, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to eat, they can concentrate on the love triangle between the men and the woman. (imdb)
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The Statue (1971)
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular phallus, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. (imdb)
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Three Blind Mice (1938)
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff. (imdb)
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Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957)
Ginger Rogers, Dan Dailey's bored housewife, seeks psychiatric help from Dr. David Niven who also solves his own emotional problems. (imdb)
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Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)
Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their London flat one rainy night. Bertie follows her to country hotel Mooring Manor, prepared to do slapstick battle with crooks posing as Scotland Yard men. (imdb)
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Splendor (1935)
The once-great Lorrimore family faces bankruptcy unless older son Brighton marries wealthy Edith Gilbert. When Brighton instead returns from a trip with his new wife Phyllis, she receives a cool reception from his family. Phyllis wants Brighton to pursue his dream of being a writer, but Mrs. Lorrimore sees to it that he gets a high-pressure job that he's totally incapable of handling. She also arranges for Phyllis to spend a lot of time with Brighton's boss in order to advance Brighton's career. (imdb)
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Happy Ever After (1954)
The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused the displeasure of all, with the exception of Serena McGluskey, as much a schemer as he is a cad. Led by Thady O'Heggarty, the villagers plot to drive Jasper away. They use the occasion of "O'Leary Night", when the ghost of the first O'Leary walks the halls, to create general chaos. (imdb)
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Guns of Darkness (1962)
This drama by director Anthony Asquith, a noted lynchpin in British cinematic history, may wear too many hats to be identified as either an adventure, a treatise on non-violence, a psychological study, or whatever. It is all of these things as it starts out in the midst of a revolution in a fictional South American country. David Niven is Tom Jordan, the sometimes disagreeable manager of a British plantation. (allrovi.com)
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The Canterville Ghost (1975)
1975 TV adaptation of "The Canterville Ghost."
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The Love Lottery (1954)
Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village where unanticipated trouble arises when unwittingly he becomes the prize for an international lottery. (imdb)
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Palm Springs (1936)
A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obeys, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American. (imdb)
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We Have Our Moments (1937)
Taking a cruise to Europe, a schoolteacher gets involved with a gang of crooks. (imdb)
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A Man Called Intrepid (1979)
During World War II, a wealthy Canadian uses his own money to help the Allies form an espionage network. (imdb)
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Dinner at the Ritz (1937)
The daughter of a murdered financier is working as a jewelry salesperson while she tracks those among her father's colleagues who plotted against him. (imdb)
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Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
In one of his rare visits to his home turf, British actor David Niven essayed the title role in Bonnie Prince Charlie. The film's principal challenge was to transform 18th-century Scottish Prince Charles into a sympathetic character, which, patriotism aside, he most decidedly was not in real life. (allrovi.com)
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Before Winter Comes (1969)
Comedy set in a refugee camp in occupied Austria after World War II. A shrewd multi-lingual interpreter who mediates between Russian and British military brass enters into a friendly rivalry with British Major Giles Burnside, who is in charge of assigning the displaced persons into either the American or Russian zones. (imdb)
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King, Queen, Knave (1972)
On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize about her. Frank is torn between his adolescent desires and his fondness for his Uncle Charles. (imdb)
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Beloved Enemy (1936)
Irish rebels launch an uprising against the British occupation of Ireland in the 1920s. One of the rebellion's leaders and a beautiful aristocratic Englishwoman meet and, despite the enormous class, cultural, political and social differences between them, fall in love. (imdb)
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Happy Anniversary (1959)
Living in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City, working class lawyer Chris Walters and his wife, the former Alice Ganz, are celebrating their thirteenth anniversary in wedded bliss with their two children, Ockie and Debbie. On the anniversary day, Chris and Alice even decide on the spur of the moment to recreate a romantic tryst they had from years earlier. (imdb)
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Appointment with Venus (1951)
At the outbreak of WWII the British realise they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realises that a prize cow is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get hold of her. This is the intrepid story of the cow-napping from under the noses of the Nazis. (imdb)
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Better Late Than Never (1983)
The usually reliable director Bryan Forbes came acropper in Better Late Than Never. In one of his last films, a noticeably weary David Niven plays Nick, the supposed grandfather of 10-year-old heiress Bridget (Kimberly Partridge). Charley (Art Carney) shows up to cramp Nick's act, claiming that he is the genuine grandpa. Both men once slept with Bridget's grandmother, and she was never certain which of the two "inaugurated" her family. (allrovi.com)
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Almost a Bride (1949)
A teenage girl who has a crush on an older, more sophisticated man tells all her friends that the man is her boyfriend. Soon that story starts making its way around the town. (imdb)
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All Eyes on Sharon Tate (1967)
Promotional short film on an aspiring young actress Sharon Tate and her first film Eye of the Devil (1966). She takes acting classes and elocution lessons and is clearly on the fast-track to become a star. She is shown both at work and at play, dancing with actor David Hemmings and frolicking with the pigeons in Hyde Park. Actor David Niven says she's a wonderful actress who has a great career ahead of her.
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Eye of the Devil (1966)
Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season. He asks his wife and children to remain in London, but they still come after him. His wife Catherine de Montfaucon soon discovers that her husband is acting mysteriously and that his employees are following old pagan rituals that call for the life of the marquis himself to save the crops. (imdb)
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The Brain (1969)
Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing. (imdb)
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Escape to Athena (1979)
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain. (imdb)
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot has a set of murder suspects on a boat in the Nile after a rich heiress is killed. Can he find the culprit before they reach port ? (imdb)
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The Bishop
A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising. (imdb)
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Dodsworth (1936)
A bittersweet tale of the increasing estrangement of a retired automobile tycoon and his wife. Increasingly obsessed with maintaining an appearance of youth, she falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites during their "second honeymoon" European vacation. He, in turn, meets a woman who is everything she is not; self-assured, self-confident, and able to take care of herself. (imdb)
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII... (imdb)
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The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)
A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine. (imdb)
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The Birds and the Bees (1956)
On an ocean voyage, a card shark and her father cheat a naive man out of his money. Things take a twist when the girl falls in love with the man she's just fleeced. (imdb)
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Separate Tables (1958)
It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life at the Beauregard is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel.(imdb)
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Bachelor Mother (1939)
Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep the single woman and "her" baby together. (imdb)
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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's worst detective, NYPD Sgt. Clifton Sleigh.
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Wuthering Heights (1939)
The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city... (imdb)
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (imdb)
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Bluebeard
US multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eight wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis... (imdb)
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The Guns of Navarone (1961)
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel. (imdb)
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Bonjour tristesse (1958)
Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.
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Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says. (imdb)
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Murder by Death (1976)
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. (imdb)
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Casino Royale (1967)
In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (imdb)
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Please Don
Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country... (imdb)
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The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
This is a classic swashbuckler. Rudolph Rassendyll, Rudolf V's identical distant cousin, is asked to risk his life and impersonate the would-be king when his relative is kidnapped before his impending coronation. If Rudolf V isn't present at the ceremony, he will forfeit the crown to his younger brother. Complications ensue when Princess Flavia, the cousin's betrothed, begins to notice a "personality change" in her fiancé. (imdb)
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The Way Ahead (1944)
A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team. When they go into action in N. Africa they realise what it's all about. (imdb)
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Eternally Yours (1939)
Anita Halstead, swept off her feet by magician Arturo, finds the results less than magical. (imdb)
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No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Tracy and Jay are to spend their holiday with a grandfather they don't get along with very well. On the way, though, they decide to pretend to be kidnapped and rope a pair of unlucky safe crackers into their scheme.
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Ask Any Girl (1959)
Sales girl falls for the younger of a company run by two brothers. The elder falls for her but plans to help her get his brother because he doesn't know he's in love. (imdb)
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The Moon Is Blue (1953)
A young woman flaunts her virginity. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
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The Real Glory (1939)
A small American contingent tries to train rural tribesmen to defend themselves against fanatical Muskim radicals in 1906 Philippines. (imdb)
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The Toast of New Orleans (1950)
Snooty opera singer (Kathryn Grayson) meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman (Mario Lanza) in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent (David Niven) lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love. (imdb)
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Old Dracula (1974)
A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black. (imdb)
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Candleshoe (1977)
A petty crook gets a street urchin to pose as the lost granddaughter of Lady St. Edmund in order to find a treasure he believes is hidden somewhere on Candleshoe (her estate).
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The Other Love (1947)
Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she rests completely. Rather, she opts for a livelier time in Monte Carlo with dashing Paul Clermont. (imdb)
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Spitfire (1942)
By the late 1920's aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell feels he has achieved all he wants with his revolutionary mono-planes winning trophy after trophy. But a holiday in Germany shortly after Hitler assumes power convinces him that it is vital to design a completely new type of fighter plane and that sooner or later Britain's very survival may depend on what he comes to call the Spitfire. (imdb)
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals. (imdb)
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Major Vickers is an officer at the 27th Lancers in India 1856. When the regiment is on maneuver, the barracks are attacked by Surat Khan and his soldiers who massacre British women and children. This leaves an inextinguishable memory and Vickers promises to revenge the dead. (imdb)
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The Dawn Patrol (1938)
In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled "crates" and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the "brass hats" at headquarters see reason. Insubordinate air ace Captain Courtney is another thorn in Brand's side...but finds the smile wiped from his face when he rises to command the squadron himself. Everyone keeps a stiff upper lip. (imdb)
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Court Martial (1955)
A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds. (imdb)
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The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Lt. Commander Finchhaven (David Niven), a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the Second World War, he is encountered by a quartet of American seamen that includes Lt. Morton Krim (Alan Alda) and cook W.J. Oglethorpe (Mickey Rooney)... (imdb)
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Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels...then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey's sweetheart Lynn Cherrington. (imdb)
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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)
Pinky is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but accidentally getting himself a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, gives him a lot of undue attention from Ivan the Terrible, the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank and Pinky starts to liken to the idea of going back to his old ways! (imdb)
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Rough Cut (1980)
A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved. (imdb)
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Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Sixth in Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series. The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau... (imdb)
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The Pink Panther (1963)
In the first movie starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, he tries to catch a jewel thief who is right under his nose (imdb)
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