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Michael Hordern
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Date of Birth: Oct 3, 1911

Country: UK

Total Titles at Criticker: 68 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (68)
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Middlemarch (1994)
Middlemarch (1994) - TV Mini-Series
This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch... (imdb)
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The Green Man (1990)
A drunken, womanizing owner of a Brit bed and breakfast is haunted by a sinister ghost. (James O'Neill)
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The Trouble with Spies (1987)
George Trent, a British spy, has gone incommunicado in Ibiza. Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small hotel with several busybody guests. He probes them for information about Trent, their former neighbor. Meanwhile, the spy survives several attempts on his life as he attempts to solve the mystery. (imdb)
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Scoop (1987)
Scoop (1987) - TV Movie
A reporter is mistakenly sent to report from the war front. There he meets other reporters who are waiting for a scoop. When one notable reporter goes missing, they all presume he found a scoop and go looking for him. (imdb)
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The Secret Garden (1987)
When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She wishes to discover what has caused him so much sorrow and to bring joy back to the household. It all must have something to do with the screams and wails which echo through the house at night and no one wants to talk about. (imdb)
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Lady Jane (1986)
The tale of the nine-day queen of England, Lady Jane Grey, then cousin to King Edward and his sisters Mary and Elizabeth.
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The Wind in the Willows (1983)
One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help in curbing Toad's profligate habits. But Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence from the magistrate for theft, reckless driving, and Gross Impertinence (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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Ivanhoe (1982)
Ivanhoe (1982) - TV Movie
Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. (imdb)
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Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France... (imdb)
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The Tempest (1980)
It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure to the island his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's low nature, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand. (wikipedia)
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Shogun (1980)
Shogun (1980) - TV Mini-Series
John Blackthorne, an English ship pilot, whose vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 17th century is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan in these days. He is thrown in the midst of a war between Toranaga and Ishido, who struggle for the title of Shogun which will give ultimate power to the one who possesses it. (imdb)
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Gauguin the Savage (1980)
Based on the turbulent life of the temperamental French painter, Paul Gauguin, and his compulsive search for creative freedom which caused him to abandon his wife and five children in Paris for a life of contentement in Tahiti.
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The Medusa Touch (1978)
John Morlar (Richard Burton) is watching the British television broadcast when an anchorman states that American astronauts are trapped in orbit around the moon. Suddenly someone in Morlar's room picks up a figurine and strikes him on the head repeatedly. His blood splatters the television screen... (imdb)
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Romeo & Juliet (1978)
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean... (imdb)
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Joseph Andrews (1977)
Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of parson Adams, and makes him their footman.
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A Christmas Carol (1977)
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but then gets a visit from his companion Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. He urges Scrooge to change his life.
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Paddington (1976)
Paddington (1976) - TV Series
The misadventures of a little Peruvian bear living in London, UK. (imdb)
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The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-finding ball... (imdb)
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Edward the King (1975)
Though he waited nearly 60 years to become king and reigned for only nine, Edward VII changed the British monarchy forever. Derided by his mother, Queen Victoria, as frivolous and untrustworthy, Edward was in fact a skillful, determined diplomat who longed to be useful to his country. This classic 13-part British miniseries dramatizes his life from frustrated prince and inveterate philanderer to loving father and respected statesman. (amazon.com)
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Mister Quilp (1975)
A musical version of Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop".
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Juggernaut (1974)
Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with 1200 passengers. He is asking for a £500,000 ransom, otherwise the 7 bombs aboard will explode. An experienced anti-bomb squad is sent to the "Britannic", but although all the bombs are located, a very high skill level will be necessary to dismantle them. Perhaps that task is impossible... (imdb)
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Fall of Eagles (1974)
Fall of Eagles (1974) - TV Mini-Series
British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns. (imdb)
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Joseph Rearden takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the Scrubs. From there he escapes in the company of a convicted spy and is taken to a remote manor at an unknown location where he is kept isolated. He overpowers his guard and flies, but nothing is quite what it seems in this drama of intrigue as Rearden pursues his quarry from Ireland to Malta. (imdb)
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Theatre of Blood (1973)
A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition. (imdb)
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England Made Me (1973)
Based on a novel by Graham Greene that uses the rise of Nazi Germany as its backdrop, this drama stars Michael York as Anthony Farrant, an idealistic young British businessman. On his way home after a trip to the Far East, Anthony takes a friend up on her advice and makes a stop in Germany, where he calls upon Erich Krogh (Peter Finch), a highly successful financier. (allmovie.com)
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The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.
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A Christmas Carol (1971)
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
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Girl Stroke Boy (1971)
The straight-laced parents of a young boy who has, until now, shown no interest in the opposite sex, are surprised when he comes home with a girl/boy from the West Indies. (imdb)
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Up Pompeii (1971)
The Roman Empire is at its height, and the citizens of Pompeii spend all the time they can enjoying themselves - except for the slaves, that is, including Lurcio (Howerd), who is busy preparing an orgy for his master Ludicrus (Michael Hordern). While at the market to buy food and women for the festivities, Lurcio accidentally picks up a scroll instead of a cucumber, which has the names of an assassination on the life of Emperor Nero (Parick Cargill) written on it... (DVD Cover)
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Futtocks End (1970)
In this 'silent' sound-effect comedy, Ronnie Barker stars as General Futtock who has a motley group of guests stay at his country estate for the weekend. Chaos ensues between the butler trying to catch glimpses of the good looking young guest, rum accidentally falling into the punch bowl, and the lost Japanese tourist. (imdb)
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
He was King. She was barely 18. And in their thousand days they played out the most passionate and shocking love story in history! (imdb)
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Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on. (imdb)
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Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past. (imdb)
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The Jokers (1967)
Two brothers looking to avoid becoming pawns of the establishment come up with a better way of making a living -- through theft -- in this satiric comedy. David Tremayne (Oliver Reed) is a successful London architect, and his younger brother Michael (Michael Crawford) is weighing his options after being kicked out of school. The brothers share a bemused disgust with the world around them and a desire to get through life without the burden of labor. (ioffer.com)
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The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Pertuchio tames his wealthy shrewish wife, Katharina. (imdb)
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How I Won the War (1967)
This film features former Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men in under the inept command of Lieutenant Earnest Goodbody. The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the army. (imdb)
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom. (imdb)
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Genghis Khan (1965)
Temujin raises a Mongol army and revenges himself on his old enemy Jamuga. (variety)
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one. (imdb)
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Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963)
In 18th century England, the mysterious masked rider known as the Scarecrow leads a rebel band to save the town of Romney Marsh from the King's oppression and Naval press gangs. (imdb)
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The V.I.P.s (1963)
Awaiting at London Airport for a flight to New York, Frances Andros (Elizabeth Taylor), seen off by her tycoon husband, Paul Andros (Richard Burton), plans to leave her spouse for the arms of an aging international playboy, Marc Champselle (Louis Jourdan). Les Mangrum (Rod Taylor), a self-made Australian businessman traveling with his loyal secretary, Miss Mead (Maggie Smith), must be in New York the following day to arrange the loan that will help him repel a hostile takeover of his tractor company.(imdb)
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Man in the Moon (1960)
Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera... (imdb)
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Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
Chronicles the breakout of the Bismark during the early days of World War Two. Seen both from the point of view of the many naval vessels on both sides and from the central headquarters of the British where the search for the super battleship was controlled. (imdb)
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Macbeth (1960)
Macbeth (1960) - TV Movie
Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.
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Malaga (1960)
An aging jewel thief endeavors to pull off one last heist to insure a pleasant retirement on a tropical island. Unfortunately, his partners double-cross him and keep the loot for themselves leaving him to plot his revenge. (allrovi.com)
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Girls at Sea (1958)
When HMS Scotia pays a visit to the French Riviera, the officers, to celebrate the engagement of Marine Captain Randall to a charming American girl, Jill Eaton, throw a big party. (imdb)
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Windom
Story of a doctor working in the Far East who becomes embroiled in sinister clashes between a ruthless planter, unscrupulous Government leaders and fanatical rebels. (BFI)
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No Time for Tears (1957)
Doctors and nurses of a children's hospital confront the challenges of their profession.
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The Baby and the Battleship (1956)
After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists the help of best mate Puncher Roberts to smuggle the child aboard. But babies are surprisingly demanding and gradually the whole crew is drawn into helping keep it fed and washed - and undiscovered. Even so, the officers above deck start to puzzle over the increasingly strange happenings on board. (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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Alexander the Great (1956)
An epic film that follows the life of Alexander the Great, the macedonian king that united all ancient greek tribes and led them against the vast Persian Empire (imdb)
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The Man Who Never Was (1956)
True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers. (imdb)
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The Spanish Gardener (1956)
An overbearing father becomes jealous of the evolving friendship between his young son, Nicholas, and the charismatic gardener, Jose. Feeling threatened and resentful, Harrington goes to extreme lengths to destroy the mentoring relationship that has brought much joy to his sheltered child, even having Jose framed for theft. (Wikipedia)
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The Dark Avenger (1955)
The son of the king, Prince Edward is given control of Aquitaine, a French area recently conquered by the British. But, he has his hands full when his skeleton army of men might face a rebellion from the French.
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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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You Know What Sailors Are (1954)
A fun frolic involving a fake secret weapon (accidentally created during a drinking bout), naval bureaucracy, political maneuvering and the hareem and palace of the exotic eastern country of Agraria. (imdb)
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Forbidden Cargo (1954)
Kenyon is a narcotics agent who, with the aid of a titled bird-watcher attempts to trap a brother and sister drug smuggling team. (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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Grand National Night (1953)
A racehorse trainer attempts to elude the police after accidentally killing his wife.
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The Story of Robin Hood (1952)
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing. (imdb)
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Tom Brown
The adventures of a young boy at Rugby School, including his clashes with the bully Flashman.
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Flesh and Blood (1951)
Three generations of a Scottish clan are chronicled in this melodramatic saga. The film starts with the death of a sickly med student in a Glasgow slum. His fiancee also dies in childbirth. Her brother, who survives, begins raising her baby girl who grows up to have an affair with a lab assistant. Her "father" disapprove and threatens to destroy the wedding. She retaliates by poisoning him and then gets married. She bears a son. (allmovie.com)
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A Christmas Carol (1951)
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
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Trio (1950)
The screenplay for this drama was written by W. Somerset Maugham.
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The Astonished Heart (1950)
Several years after graduation, best friends Barbara (Celia Johnson) and Leonora (Margaret Leighton) reconnect as if not a day has gone by. But Leonora could do without Barbara's husband, Christian (Noel Coward), whom she finds arrogant and off-putting ... at first. One evening alone together, romance is set ablaze, leaving Christian with a lot of explaining to do to Barbara. (netflix)
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A Girl in a Million (1946)
A young scientist freed by divorce from a nagging wife, isolates himself from women. His peace is broken by a lovely young girl to whom he is forced to give shelter. He marries her and finds that his dumb wife is not so dumb. (imdb)
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Secret Flight (1946)
During WW2, on the eve of the Battle of Britain, British scientists develop the first radar systems to be employed against the German Luftwaffe. (imdb)
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