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Denholm Elliott
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Date of Birth: May 31, 1922

Country: UK

Biography: Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE (31 May 1922 - 6 October 1992) was an English actor of stage and screen, with over 120 major film and TV credits. After making his film debut in Dear Mr. Prohack (1949), he went on to play a wide range of parts, often such ineffectual and occasionally seedy characters as the journalist Bayliss in Defence of the Realm, the abortionist in Alfie, and the washed-up film director in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 79 - You've Seen 0

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Noises Off... (1992)
A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances. (imdb)
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Scorchers (1991)
Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes on the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her innocence. On the other side of town Splendids' cousin has her own problems. Her man has been sleeping with Thais, the town hooker. She heads to the Tiger Cafe with gun in hand to get back her man (imdb)
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The Black Candle (1991)
Yorkshire in the 1880's: Joe marries Lily who he has long admired, to give a name to her illegitimate child by Lionel Fillmore, the opportunistic son of an impoverished aristocrat. Lionel, however, has his sights set on Victoria, the naive cousin of hard-working Bridget Mordaunt, and the wealth he wrongly assumes is hers. (imdb)
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A Murder of Quality (1991)
Taken from the book by John le Carre, George Smiley rallies to the aid of his former intelligence colleague.
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A Green Journey (1990)
A Catholic schoolteacher, played by Angela Lansbury, travels to Ireland to meet her pen pal, played by Denholm Elliott.
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Bangkok Hilton (1989) - TV Mini-Series
The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage through Thai customs for Arkie, only for the police to find drugs in his bag... (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Chapter 25 in the complete adventures of Indiana Jones has it all: the fedora, the bullwhip, the ophidiophobia (fear of snakes)! This time, Indy (Ford) is on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail with none other than his cantankerous dad (Connery). Father and son have rarely seen eye to eye. But if the adventure they share can't bridge the generation gap, nothing can. (Paramount)
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Stealing Heaven (1988)
Abelard, a respected philosopher and teacher in 12th-century Paris, is hired to tutor the intelligent and beautiful Heloise. They soon fall in love, but must hide their affection because Abelard is sworn to celibacy. (imdb)
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The Bourne Identity (1988)
A man is washed ashore the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he cannot remember anything... (imdb)
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A Child
It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and starts telling colorful, amusing stories about his childhood Christmases that are shown in flashback. Thomas keeps asking his grandfather more questions because he likes the stories and because he doesn't want to go to bed.
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Maurice (1987)
Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. To regain his place in society, Clive gives up his forbidden love, Maurice (pronounced "Morris") and marries. While staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice finally discovers romance in the arms of Alec, the gamekeeper. (imdb)
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Brimstone and Treacle (1987)
The Bates sadly care for their severely disabled daughter Pattie. Martin arrives at their door claiming to be her college friend. He charms them into accepting him as a lodger and carer for Pattie. But Martin is not all he seems. (imdb)
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September (1987)
Everyone is gathering at Lane's place for the weekend, and everyone's in love. Unfortunately, each beloved loves somebody else... (imdb)
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The Whoopee Boys (1986)
Two dim-witted street peddlers Jack and Barney arrive in Palm Beach Florida looking for a better and wealthy lifestyle when Jack falls for Olivia a young heiress running a shelter for orphaned children which is threatened with foreclosure. Jack at Barney's insistence enrolls both of them at a finishing school to learn the educate of the upper classes in order to fit in and hope Olivia's uncle will approve of Jack wanting to marry her and help her obtain an inheritance to save the orphanage. (imdb)
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Transmutations (1985)
When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds traces that lead to Dr. Savary, who has produced a strange white powder that's coveted by a race of deformed human beings who live in the underworld in the sewers below the city. (imdb)
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Bleak House (1985)
Bleak House (1985) - TV Mini-Series
Bleak House is BBC television drama first broadcast in 1985. The serial was adapted by Arthur Hopcraft from Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House and it was the second adaptation by the BBC. It ran for eight episodes and starred Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock, with Denholm Elliott in the role of John Jarndyce. (Wikipedia)
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Defense of the Realm (1985)
A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss, an old hack, and Nina Beckam the MP's assistant to find out the truth. (imdb)
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A Room with a View (1985)
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? (imdb)
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A Private Function (1984)
1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig. (imdb)
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The Razor
He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
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Camille (1984)
Camille (1984) - TV Movie
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her. (imdb)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)
Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people (imdb)
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The Wicked Lady (1983)
Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. While on the road she meets a famous highwayman, and they continue as a team, but some people begin suspecting her identity, and she risks death if she continues her nefarious activities. (imdb)
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Trading Places (1983)
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (imdb)
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Marco Polo (1982)
Marco Polo (1982) - TV Mini-Series
The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade. (imdb)
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The Missionary (1982)
Fortescue is a missionary returning from Africa after a ten year religious mission to wed his sweetheart who refuses to be touched, and because he has a new assignment. His new assignment is to minister to the prostitutes of London. Lady Ames is to fund the new assignment, but only on the condition that Reverend Fortescue share her bed. (Wikipedia)
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Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Brimstone and Treacle is a modern gothic tale about the evil that men do and the price that must be paid to make things right. The film, a remake of a 1976 teleplay that included Denholm Elliot in its original cast as Mr. Bates, the film also included an incredibly cool soundtrack of songs by artists like The Go-Go's, The Police, Squeeze and an irreverently stylish 1930's little diddy called "Spread A Little Happiness", performed by Sting by himself. (imdb)
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones (Ford) confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another -- all topped off by the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. (Paramount)
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Sunday Lovers (1980)
Sunday Lovers is a fitfully amusing study of weekend romantic techniques as practiced in four different cultures. Each episode was filmed by a separate unit in the country where the story was set. "The French Method" (directed by Eduoard Molinaro) finds a businessman (Lino Ventura) trying to secure an important contract through the sexual allure of his secretary... (allmovie.com)
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Blade on the feather (1980)
A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be. (imdb)
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Bad Timing (1980)
The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt... (imdb)
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Hammer House of Horror (1980)
This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders. (imdb)
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Rising Damp (1980)
Stingy English landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, an African jock, making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, miss Jones, now flirts with both boys rather then the old goat, despite his pitiful attempts to be generous. Crossed by her still overprotective dad, she actually prefers an affair with slick veteran Seymour, who is really only interested in her money
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Zulu Dawn (1979)
In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Despite the defeat, the Zulus are first humiliated at Roark's Drift and then crushed at the Battle of Ulundi. (imdb)
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Saint Jack (1979)
Jack Flowers, an American hustler is trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury. Savvy but not unsavory he strikes up a friendship with William Leigh, a genial and decent auditor who travels to Singapore every year. (imdb)
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Cuba (1979)
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner. (imdb)
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Game for Vultures (1979)
The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man. (imdb)
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Little Girl in Blue Velvet (1978)
An old surgeon falls in love with an intellectual underage girl. (imdb)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
Comedy film spoofing The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Sweeney 2 (1978)
Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent. (imdb)
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The Boys from Brazil (1978)
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich. (imdb)
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Watership Down (1978)
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home. (imdb)
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The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty. (imdb)
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The Signalman (1976)
_The Signalman_ of the title tells the narrator of a ghost that has been haunting him. Each spectral appearance precedes, and is a harbinger of, a tragic event on the railway on which the signalman works. The signalman's work is at a signalbox in a deep cutting near a tunnel entrance on a lonely stretch of the line, and he controls the movements of passing trains. When there is danger, his fellow signalmen alert him via telegraph and alarms. (Wikipedia)
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To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
An excommunicated priest sets up a satanic cult that only looks Catholic on the outside. He convinces a man to sign over his daughter's soul so that she will become the devil's representative on earth on her eighteenth birthday, but as that day nears, the man seeks the help of an American occult novelist to save his daughter, both physically and spiritually. (imdb)
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Robin and Marian (1976)
A sort of tragicomedy/adventure film, "Robin and Marian" picks up the Robin Hood legend some twenty years after most versions of the story, with Robin and his sidekick Little John returning to their old Sherwood haunts world-weary from the Crusades and their sickening brutality... (imdb)
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Russian Roulette (1975)
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer is ordered to discreetly take a Russian immigrant into custody in advance of a state visit by the Soviet premier. When his prisoner is kidnapped, the officer is drawn into a complicated assasination scheme. (imdb)
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society... (imdb)
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Percy
Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the city's water that makes men impotent. (imdb)
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A Doll
A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded. (imdb)
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The Vault of Horror (1973)
Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of thier demise. Stories revolve around vampires, bodily dismemberment, east indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his victims' deaths. (imdb)
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Madame Sin (1972)
A CIA agent is used as a pawn in an insane woman's plan to steal a Polaris submarine. (imdb)
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Percy (1971)
Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the full story of the organ's origin. So Edwin begins a search which takes him to the philanderer's wife - and also to his many, many girlfriends... (imdb)
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Quest for Love (1971)
A puerile sci-fi romance in which a scientist is transported into a parallel world. The year is the same, but in his new world, Vietnam hasn't happened, nor the conquest of Everest, nor the surgery of heart transplants. Making little of this premise, the film plunges forthwith into a moony romance where his lady of the camellias dies of a heart condition, and he races off in search of her counterpart in the other world to save her from a similar fate. (timeout.com)
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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation... (imdb)
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heros' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base. (imdb)
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks. (imdb)
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The Night They Raided Minsky
Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. (imdb)
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)
This made-for-television adaptation doesn't waste time with preliminaries. Within 15 minutes of its opening, Dr. Henry Jekyll has already experimented on himself with a concoction that he'd hoped would neutralize his baser instincts but which releases without inhibition his long-repressed animal inclinations. (imdb)
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The Sea Gull (1968)
Film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's story of life in rural Russia during the latter part of the 19th century.
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Maroc 7 (1967)
The lady of a top fashion magazine doubles as a jewel thief and becomes involved in Moroccan intrigue. (imdb)
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The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)
A spoof on the cold war spy genre with a bulldog presented as a gift to the Russians becoming the centre of a farcical series of events when British agents implant a microphone in the unsuspecting mutt to listen in on the Soviet top brass. (allrovi.com)
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Alfie (1966)
Alfie is the ultimate Ladykiller. He is wonderfully successful with women. He also rarely gets emotionally involved with them... (imdb)
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You Must Be Joking! (1965)
A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items. (imdb)
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King Rat (1965)
A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers. (imdb)
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The High Bright Sun (1964)
This story of love and espionage focuses on political turmoil as a small nation struggles to free itself from colonial rule, and one man tries to serve both justice and his own heart. In the late 1950s, the island of Cyprus is under the political control of Great Britain, but groups of Cypriot activists are fighting for the country's independence. Maj. (allrovi.com)
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Nothing But the Best (1964)
In the tradition of Kind Hearts and Coronets (49), Nothing But the Best is a sparkling British "comedy of murders." Alan Bates stars as a lowly real estate clerk who wants to crash the British upper class. To that end, Bates hires down-and-out gentleman Denholm Elliott to "train" him for the noblesse. The clerk is a fast learner, and is soon wooing the daughter (Millicent Martin) of his blueblood boss. (NY Times)
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Station Six-Sahara (1962)
When an attractive young woman arrives at an isolated oil station in the Sahara Desert, she provokes a growing tension in the male employees.
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Scent of Mystery (1960)
A vacationing Englishman stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist in Spain. (imdb)
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Pacific Destiny (1956)
Life is strange and worrying for a cadet who arrives in the Pacific in the colonial service. And the testy resident commissioner, who had been expecting an experienced man, soon shows his disapproval. (imdb)
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The Night My Number Came Up (1955)
At a fashionable dinner party in Hong Kong a pilot is coaxed into revealing details of a dream in which eight persons take off from Bangkok in a Dakota bound for Tokyo and crash in the Japanese mountains. (imdb)
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The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)
The secret life of an aristocratic diplomat who cannot resist pretty redheads. The story spans the last fifty years. From the play by Terence Rattigan "Who is Sylvia". (BFI)
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Lease of Life (1954)
The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community. (imdb)
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They Who Dare (1954)
In Greece during the war a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders to attack two airfields from which the Luftwaffe is threatening allied forces in Egypt. The island is crawling with troops, and even moving by night the men soon run into trouble. (imdb)
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The Heart of the Matter (1953)
Movie adaptation of the novel by Graham Greene, and based on his war-time experiences in Sierra Leone.
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The Cruel Sea (1953)
At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat attacks, while seldom able to strike back. Traumatic events afloat and ashore create a warm bond between the skipper and his first officer. Atmospheric sea footage. (imdb)
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The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their WWII trials. (imdb)
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The Sound Barrier (1952)
Tony successful fighter pilot during World War II marries into the family of a wealthy oil magnate who also designs airplanes. the movie traces the company's attempt to break the sound barrier, as well as tensions between father and daughter. Lots of footage of early 50s jet aviation in Great Britain as well as shots of the comet airliner, world's first jet passenger plane (imdb)
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Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)
A present-day version of Arnold Bennett's novel telling of a Treasury official who, despite keeping a firm control on the handling of public money, has no idea how to cope with the large fortune which he unexpectedly inherits. (BFI)
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