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Richard Attenborough
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Date of Birth: Aug 29, 1923

Country: UK

Biography: Richard Samuel Attenborough, CBE is an English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. As director and producer he won two Academy Awards for the 1982 film Gandhi. He has also won four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel. He is the elder brother of naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 80 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (68) | Director (12)
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Closing the Ring (2007)
In 1943, A dying gunner, who was in a crash involving a United States B-17, gives a ring to a local to return to his girlfriend in the USA. Fifty years later, a man finds the ring and tracks down the girlfriend and the history of this ring. Set in Belfast and North Carolina. (imdb)
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British Film Forever (2007)
Cinema history series examining British film by genre.
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Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005)
The life and times of actor Steve McQueen, on the 75th anniversary of his birth (imdb)
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Puckoon (2002)
Puckoon is an Irish village that gets caught up in an argument about where the border separating Northern Ireland from Ireland should be. Keen to get the matter sorted before the pubs close, a random borderline is wrestled on the map of Ireland and Puckoon gets divided as well - literally. (imdb)
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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
The bones of a giant are discovered turing Jack Robinson's life upside down, teaching him the truth behind the fairy tale and how he can fix a greedy ancestor's mistakes. (imdb)
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Light Keeps Me Company (2000)
Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the hub of the film and during the journey friends and memories emerge. (imdb)
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The Railway Children (2000)
A family move to a house near the railway after the father is imprisoned. The three children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, find amusement in watching the trains on the nearby railway line and waving to the passengers. They become friendly with Perks, the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 down train. He is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited. (Wikipedia)
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Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain (2000)
A documentary from the Oscar-winning director of 'Touching the Void'
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)
In this filmed adaption of the long-running musical, we see the story of Joseph, son of Jacob. The favoured son, he is betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery and driven to Egypt. Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit and faith and becomes the governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. This all the sets the scene for when he meets his brothers who have come to Egypt to purchase food. (imdb)
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Grey Owl (1999)
The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper turned conservationist who claimed to be a Native American. (imdb)
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Elizabeth (1998)
This historical drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth I, from her days as an innocent young woman through her transformation into England's legendary "Virgin Queen."
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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
It has been four years since the disaster at Jurassic Park and two groups are in a race against time that will determine the fate of the remote island's prehistoric inhabitants.
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Hamlet (1996)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (imdb)
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In Love and War (1996)
Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty, he is injured and ends up in the hospital, where he falls in love with his nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky. (imdb)
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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
In this new holiday "miracle", based on the 1947 film classic, a little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe... (imdb)
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Featuring incredible special effects and action-packed drama, Jurassic Park takes you to a remote island where an amazing theme park with living dinosaurs is about to turn deadly, as five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators. (Universal Pictures)
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Shadowlands (1993)
CS Lewis is the author of the Narnia books - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Known as Jack, he teaches at an Oxford College... (imdb)
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Chaplin (1992)
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker. (imdb)
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Cry Freedom (1987)
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko. (imdb)
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A Chorus Line (1985)
Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical. (imdb)
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Gandhi (1982)
Biography of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest. (imdb)
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The Human Factor (1979)
Espionage drama adapted from a Graham Greene novel. The directors of the British foreign intelligence service MI6 have determined that a double agent in the organization is supplying information to the Soviets. (IMDB)
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Magic (1978)
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart. (imdb)
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
An historic telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden. (imdb)
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Rosebud (1975)
In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group capers the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the 5 millionaires daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. (imdb)
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Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
A company of British soldiers in colonial India is shaken when the widow of their most honored hero is assaulted. A young officer must defend a fellow lieutenant from the charges in an unusual court-martial, while investigating the deepening mystery behind the attack. (imdb)
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Brannigan (1975)
Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in order to recapture this mobster with both A price tag on his head and a stuffy old London cop to contend with. (imdb)
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Ten Little Indians (1974)
Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. One of them? (imdb)
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Young Winston (1972)
This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament. (imdb)
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10 Rillington Place (1971)
In postwar London, a young couple and their baby find a home in 10 Rillington Place, a so-so little flat whose downstairs neighbor, John Reginald Christie, is a little creepy. Unbeknownst to the pair, Christie has a history of killing women with gas and having sex with their dead bodies, and he has eyes for the young wife, Beryl Evans... (imdb)
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Loot (1970)
Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately one of them works in a funeral parlor and they have a coffin to spare. Then there's the gold-digger nurse and the gonad-grabber detective and a host of other wonderful characters. (imdb)
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The Last Grenade (1970)
Two soldiers of fortune, Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson, used to be the best of friends when they fought side by side in the Congo. But now Kip has changed sides and Grigsby does not forgive him for what he regards as a betrayal, all the more as Thompson now turns his guns against Grigsby's troops and, accordingly, against his former friend. (imdb)
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A Severed Head (1970)
Antonia, the pampered wife of Martin Lynch-Gibbon, an upper class wine merchant, tells her husband that she is in love with their best friend, the psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. Palmer and Antonia want to deal with the situation in a civilized way, by remaining friends with Martin. Meanwhile Martin tries to keep his mistress, Georgie Hands, a secret, but Palmer's sister, Honor Klein, who taught Georgie at Oxford, tells Palmer and Antonia about her. (imdb)
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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. (imdb)
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David Copperfield (1969)
This lackluster 1970 version of Charles Dickens' classic novel, David Copperfield (made as a film twice before) turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield (Robin Phillips) as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters are all trotted out in choppy flashbacks as David remembers his life as a young orphan, brought to London and passed around from relatives, to guardians, to boarding school. (allmovie.com)
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The Magic Christian (1969)
Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire.
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The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)
Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The man, Ambrose, is supposed to leave during the night but Harriet finds him the next day still hiding in the attic... (imdb)
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Only When I Larf (1968)
Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings and Alexandra Stewart play three con artists planning a big-time scam. The object is to sell ammunition to a group of African militants -- or at least to pretend to. The trick is to keep at least one step ahead of the militants, lest the tricksters end up full of holes. A serviceable Len Deighton espionage novel was the source for Only When I Larf, which hooked up the material with "mod" gags about '60s fads and foibles. (allrovi.com)
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Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Doctor Dolittle is a world-renowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. In so doing, he and his friends meet such exotic creatures as the Pushme-Pullyu and the Giant Moon Moth. This musical is the source of the hit song, "If I Could Talk To The Animals." (imdb)
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
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. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy sybiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. (imdb)
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. (imdb)
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The Third Secret (1964)
A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as this would go against all of the principles her father stood for, therefore she is convinced it was murder. She enlists the help of a former patient to try to get to the truth. The truth, however, turns out to be both surprising and disturbing. (imdb)
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Mrs Myra Savage, a local psychic, has come up with the perfect plan to bring her powers to the public's attention and convinces her reluctant husband to help her.
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Guns at Batasi (1964)
An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care. (imdb)
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The Great Escape (1963)
Several hundred Allied POWs plan a mass escape from a German POW camp. (imdb)
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Trial and Error (1962)
British author John Mortimer is best known to television audiences as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, the British comedy-drama popular with PBS viewers and starring Leo McKern as an aging barrister fighting the good fight in court but henpecked at home. This 1962 film, Trial and Error, is also based on a Mortimer story and also deals with the decidedly unglamorous lives of people shackled to an imperfect legal system. (Amazon.com)
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Only Two Can Play (1962)
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. (imdb)
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All Night Long (1962)
Over the course of one eventful evening, during the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex (Paul Harris), a band­leader, and Delia Lane (Marti Stevens), a singer, Johnny Cousin (Patrick McGoohan), racked by ambition and jealousy, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart. (criterion.com)
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The League of Gentlemen (1960)
Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way. (imdb)
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The Angry Silence (1960)
A young factory worker decides to stand up against his work-mates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike. (imdb)
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SOS Pacific (1959)
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, a slimey limey witness against him, a physicist, and a globe-hopping good-time girl. On the island they find a fleet of derelict ships, farm animals tethered, and cameras in a lead-lined bunker and a stark realisation soon dawns.
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Jet Storm (1959)
Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening to blow up himself and everyone on board as an act of vengeance. What follows is an Airport-type movie with all the passengers having their own little subplots and fears. (imdb)
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Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power. (imdb)
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Danger Within (1959)
Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst. (imdb)
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Dunkirk (1958)
Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo, the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help, others are less willing. (imdb)
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Sea of Sand (1958)
A small British army team is sent to destroy a German petrol dump as part of the preparation for a major attack in the North African campaign. Whilst they are there they spot a large number of tanks and realise that army intelligence must be informed or some Tommies are going to be in for a nasty surprise. The Germans are equally determined that they should not reach their base, and a tense chase across the desert is the result. (imdb)
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The Man Upstairs (1958)
Peter Watson is troubled with pain and and an inability to sleep. He tries to light the gas-fire and seeks held from another lodger, artist Nicholas, who is spending the night with his model and is reluctant to be disturbed. Another neighbor, Pollen, tries to be helpful but is hit by Watson. Frightened and angry, Pollen calls for police help. (imdb)
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Strange Affection (1957)
A British schoolmaster and his doctor wife adopt the son of a drunken vaudeville actor.
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Brothers in Law (1957)
Newly qualified barrister Roger Thursby joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm. Thrown in at the deep end by the absent-minded senior partner, his first few appearances in court border on the disastrous as he encounters a succession of cantankerous judges. (imdb)
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Private
Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material. This leads him to meets up with wily Private Cox who knows exactly how all the scams work in the confused world of the British Army. And Stanley's brigadier War Office uncle seems to be up to something more than a bit shady too. (imdb)
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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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The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)
After intense wartime naval experiences a trio buy their old ship but then have to use it for smuggling and worse, before finally having to come to their senses. (imdb)
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Eight O
Taxicab driver Tom Banning is led to an abandoned bomb-site by an eight-year-old girl as an April-fool prank. The girl is later found murdered and Manning is picked up by Scotland Yard for questioning and is later arrested and charged with murder. The trial is scheduled for London's Old Bailey. (imdb)
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Father
Lady Buckering, an English widow, has four daughters; Doreen, married to Dougall and about to give birth at home, and Gerda, Bicky and Catherine. The story revolves around the impending birth and the love affairs of the other three daughters; Bicky, with eccentric student Roly; Gerda, married to artist Wilfred; and Catherine, in love with the landlord's son, Clifford Magill. In addition, the impoverished Lady Buckering is being courted by Dr. Drew. (Les Adams )
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The Magic Box (1952)
The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who made the first movie camera. (imdb)
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Glory at Sea (1952)
The captain of a old destroyer in 1940 struggles with his crew as well as the Nazis. (imdb)
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Hell Is Sold Out (1951)
A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Danges", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real "Danges" turns up & meets the new authoress using his name. (imdb)
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Morning Departure (1950)
The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air? (imdb)
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Boys in Brown (1949)
The governor of a borstal institution tries to reform juvenile delinquents. (BFI)
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The Lost People (1949)
Set in a German theatre after the Second World War, two British soldiers are holding a disparate and hostile band of refugees (displaced persons) in this theatre, prior to returning them to their homelands. The soldiers have difficulty dealing with the rivalries between Serb and Croat, resistance fighter and collaborator, Pole and Russian, etc. The threat of plague briefly unites them, but eventually even this wears off and the refugees unite in their hostility to the British. (imdb)
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Dulcimer Street (1948)
Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. The story focuses on the effects this has on Percy and the other residents. (imdb)
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The Guinea Pig (1948)
Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War Two experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much snobbery along the way as he strives to earn acceptance from his fellow students and some of the teaching staff. (imdb)
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Dancing with Crime (1947)
A London taxi driver becomes involved with a gang of racketeers in an attempt to uncover the identity of his friend's killer.
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Brighton Rock (1947)
Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) is a small town hoodlum who's gang run a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred (Alan Wheatley), the police believe it to be suicide... (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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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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Journey Together (1945)
R.A.F. Bomber Command during the early days of W.W.II shown through the story of three young men, who all dream of becoming pilots. From the first day of call up, to basic training, then the Empire training scheme in Canada, and finally joining a squadron and forming into a crew. (imdb)
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The Hundred Pound Window (1944)
An accountant is forced by circumstances to take a job at the racetrack. He is working at the betting window when he is drawn into a gang of criminals and their illegal schemes. (imdb)
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Schweik
Nazis are nothing to the wily good soldier Schweik (Lloyd Pearson).
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In Which We Serve (1942)
This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft. (imdb)
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