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Sidney Gilliat
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Total Titles at Criticker: 39 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Writer (38) | Director (13)
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The Lady Vanishes (1979)
On an express train travelling through pre-World War II Germany, American heiress Amanda Kelly (Cybill Shepherd) befriends a cute old nanny, Miss Froy (Angela Lansbury). But when Miss Froy disappears, everyone Amanda questions denies having ever seen her. Eventually Amanda persuades American photographer Robert Condon (Elliot Gould) to help her search the train, during which they discover that Miss Froy wasn't quite what she seemed. (imdb)
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Endless Night (1972)
A woman is hired to scare someone to death. (imdb)
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The Great St. Trinian
The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school. (imdb)
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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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The Pure Hell of St. Trinian
When the school burns to the ground there's clearly been some arson around. The pupils are found guilty and the judge hands them into the care of a pretty dubious child psychiatrist. The sixth form are soon kidnapped and on their way to Arabia with the Ministry of Education, Barchester police, and an Army Bath Unit after them. But real rescue is at hand in the shape of Britain's finest fighting force - St. Trinian's fourth form. (imdb)
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Left Right and Centre (1959)
At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur politician against committed activist. But could it become boy-who-fancies-girl against girl-who-fancies-boy? The party agents are soon colluding against such a disaster. (imdb)
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Blue Murder at St. Trinian
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education... (imdb)
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She Played with Fire (1957)
An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder. (imdb)
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The Green Man (1956)
Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some hanky-panky at the Green Man on the south coast, where Hawkins is planning to retire him for good. But before he can get on with this the hit-man has a procession of unwanted visitors at home to dispose of - one way or another. (imdb)
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Geordie (1955)
Concerned about his small stature, a young Scottish boy applies for a mail-order body building course, successfully gaining both height and strength. At the age of 21, he displays a talent for hammer-throwing, and is selected to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. (imdb)
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The Constant Husband (1955)
Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their large London house, so all seems well with the world. But more detective work starts to uncover an alarming chain of further stunning wives and a way of going on that the new Charles finds pretty unacceptable. (imdb)
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The Belles of St. Trinian
The arrival of Sultan's daughter Princess Fatima at England's famous and prestigious 'School for Young Ladies' precipitates even more chaos than usual. Her father's horse Arab Boy is due to run at the nearby Gold Cup so Clarence Fitton, bookie brother of headmistress Millicent, ensures his own daughter is on hand to report progress... (imdb)
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The Great Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)
The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fifteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim. (imdb)
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The Great Manhunt (1950)
Dr. John Marlowe, an American surgeon, is contacted by the authorities of Vosnia, an Eastern European country. They ask him to operate on General Niva, the president dictator. The physician accepts the deal and performs the operation. Unfortunately Niva dies and the government, unwilling to let the people know about it, replaces Niva by a lookalike. Marlowe has now become a man who knows too much (Guy Bellinger)
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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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Green for Danger (1946)
In a rural English hospital during WW2, a postman dies on the operating table and the nurse states she knows the murderer is dead too. The facetious Inspector Cockrill suspects one of the five doctors and nurses who were in the operating theater to be the assassin. But four poisonous pills have disappeared.... (imdb)
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I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
Determined, independent Bridie Quilty comes of age in 1944 Ireland thinking all Englishmen are devils. Her desire to join the IRA meets no encouragement, but a German spy finds her easy to recruit. We next find her working in a pub near a British military prison, using her sex appeal in the service of the enemy... (imdb)
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The Rake
Vivian Kenway, a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, making dissipation his career. (imdb)
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Waterloo Road (1945)
A drama set during WWII. A tale of adultery & desertion. (imdb)
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Millions Like Us (1943)
When Celia Crowson is called up for war service, she hopes for a glamor job in one of the services, but as a single girl, she is directed into a factory making aircraft parts. Here she meets other girls for all different walks of life, and begins a relationship with a young airman. (mike.wilson6@btinternet.com)
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The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)
William Pitt the Younger, son of a famous politician father, becomes the youngest Prime Minister England has ever known, wins an election on the promise of peace and prosperity, yet ironically ends up as the presiding spirit of an interminable war with Revolutionary France. Both his health and his private life suffer from the strain... (imdb)
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Kipps (1941)
Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants... (imdb)
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Mr. Proudfoot Shows a Light (1941)
Humorously using the arrogant and bumbling Mr. Proudfoot, this film serves a dual purpose of emphasizing the importance of obeying blackout hours, as well as easing the stress of the time period by encouraging laughter.
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They Came by Night (1940)
Jeweler James Fothergill helps Scotland Yard recover a valuable ruby by worming his way into the gang which stole it and setting them up for the police. (imdb)
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Night Train to Munich (1940)
When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back to Berlin. As war looms, British secret service agent Gus Bennet follows disguised as a senior German army officer. His ploy is the not unpleasant one of pretending to woo Anna to the German cause. (imdb)
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Girl in the News (1940)
Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing wheelchair-bound Edward Bentley, little suspecting that his wife and the butler are lovers setting Anne up so that when Bentley is found dead it looks like a repeat of the earlier case. (imdb)
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Jamaica Inn (1939)
In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit. (imdb)
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Strange Boarders (1938)
Pre-war intelligence man Tommy Blythe interrupts his honeymoon to investigate the discovery of vital Air Ministry blueprints on a woman killed in a London road accident. The trail leads to a boarding house in Notting Hill and its varied tenants. (imdb)
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The Gaunt Stranger (1938)
A suspense thriller with virtually the entire cast under suspicion of murder. In this, the third of at least 4 film versions of the Edgar Wallace story, John Longden plays the police inspector for the second time. The inspector and a police surgeon team up to find the killer who has just announced his (or her) intention to kill a lawyer. (imdb)
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The Lady Vanishes (1938)
While traveling in continental Europe, a young British couple realize that a passenger seems to have been kidnapped from their train. (imdb)
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Ask a Policeman (1938)
Turnbottom Round prides itself as the village without crime; there has not been an arrest recorded by the local police for years. Unfortunately, this is more to do with the inability of Sgt Dudfoot and his constables Jerry and Harbottle to so much as recognise a crime. With their jobs on the line, the trio attempt to stage a crime of their own, only to inadvertently uncover a smuggling ring and a headless horseman... (imdb)
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Seven Sinners (1936)
US private eye sorts out European crime wave. With female sidekick in tow, wisecracking private eye follows a trail of corpses around Europe, shaking up a sinister criminal network which will stop at nothing, even causing major train wrecks to cover their crimes. (imdb)
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The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936)
Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable... (imdb)
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Where There
An incompetent solicitor unwittingly becomes party to a bank robbery. (imdb)
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Chu Chin Chow (1934)
Ali Baba discovers the treasure cave of robber-baron Abu Hasan, and tells his greedy brother, Kasim Baba, who is posing as a Chinese merchant and entertaining Hasan, where the cache is hidden. Zahrat, acting as a spy for Hasan, is blamed when the robber is almost caught, and Kasim is killed. Zahrat then decides to join Ali and his son, Nor-al-din, who is in love with the slave-girl, Marjanal. During a party, she kills the disguised Hasan, and his men are boiled in oil. (imdb)
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Friday the Thirteenth (1933)
It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windscreen as his vehicle sails down an empty road. Suddenly, lightning strikes, and a vast crane above topples into the path of the oncoming bus... Then Big Ben begins to wind backwards. Time recedes. (imdb)
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Facing the Music (1933)
A joyful medley of farce, romance, song and slapstick starring Stanley Lupino as an impressionable youth whose pursuit of an opera singer's niece lands him in trouble!
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Rome Express (1932)
American film star Asta Marvelle travels in Europe aboard the Rome Express . On the train, she meets her former partner in crime, Tony, and is blackmailed into assisting his new accomplice in an attempted art theft. A French police chief foils the thieves, though he allows Asta and Tony to exit the train without arrest. (imdb)
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Third Time Lucky (1931)
Third Time Lucky" was released in February 1931 and was the first film to star Bobby Howes in a leading role. Based on a play by Arnold Ridley, who also wrote "The Ghost Train", and later went on to star in "Dad's Army", "Third time lucky" tells the story of a timid parson (Howes) who steps in to protect his ward from blackmail at the hands of Garry Marsh and Gordon Harker.
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