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Victim | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Victim  90 min,  [Drama]  [Basil Dearden]  [11 Oct 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Anthony Nicholls, Dennis Price, Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms
Plot:  The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London.
Writer:  Janet Green (by), John McCormick (by), Janet Green (screenplay), John McCormick (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Dead of Night | Movie Details for Director Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Dead of Night  77 min,  APPROVED,  [Horror]  [Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer]  [15 Oct 1945]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Googie Withers, Mary Merrall, Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver
Plot:  An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.
Writer:  H.G. Wells (original story), E.F. Benson (original story), John Baines (original story), Angus MacPhail (original story), John Baines (screenplay), Angus MacPhail (screenplay), T.E.B. Clarke (additional dialogue)
Language:  English, French    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Khartoum | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Khartoum  128 min,  APPROVED,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon]  [15 Jun 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Richard Johnson
Plot:  In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.
Writer:  Robert Ardrey
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The League of Gentlemen | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  The League of Gentlemen  116 min,  UNRATED,  [Comedy, Crime, Thriller]  [Basil Dearden]  [15 Apr 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Richard Attenborough, Roger Livesey
Plot:  A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.
Writer:  John Boland (novel), Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Green Man | Movie Details for Director Robert Day, Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  The Green Man  80 min,  [Comedy]  [Robert Day, Basil Dearden]  [21 Dec 1956]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alastair Sim, George Cole, Jill Adams, Terry-Thomas
Plot:  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 ...
Writer:  Sidney Gilliat (screenplay), Frank Launder (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (from their play "Meet a Body"), Frank Launder (from their play "Meet a Body")
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
My Learned Friend | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden, Will Hay | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  My Learned Friend  74 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Thriller]  [Basil Dearden, Will Hay]  [25 Oct 1943]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Claude Hulbert, Lawrence Hanray, Mervyn Johns, Will Hay
Plot:  An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Fitch is on the list, and co-opts Claude Babbington to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end.
Writer:  Angus MacPhail (original screen play), John Dighton (original screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Pool of London | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Pool of London  85 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama]  [Basil Dearden]  [13 Aug 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bonar Colleano, Earl Cameron, Renée Asherson, Susan Shaw
Plot:  When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.
Writer:  Jack Whittingham (original screenplay), John Eldridge (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sapphire | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Sapphire  92 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Basil Dearden]  [02 Nov 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Michael Craig, Nigel Patrick, Paul Massie, Yvonne Mitchell
Plot:  The murder of a young woman in London exposes deep racial tensions and prejudices inherent in the area.
Writer:  Janet Green, Lukas Heller (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Frieda | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Frieda  98 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, War]  [Basil Dearden]  [28 Jul 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  David Farrar, Flora Robson, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling
Plot:  An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.
Writer:  Ronald Millar (by), Angus MacPhail (screenplay), Ronald Millar (screenplay)
Language:  English, German    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Captive Heart | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  The Captive Heart  86 min,  APPROVED,  [War, Drama]  [Basil Dearden]  [29 Apr 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson
Plot:  In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.
Writer:  Angus MacPhail (screenplay), Guy Morgan (screenplay), Patrick Kirwan (original story)
Language:  English, German    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Halfway House | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  The Halfway House  78 min,  [Drama, Fantasy, Mystery]  [Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti]  [05 Jun 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Françoise Rosay, Glynis Johns, Mervyn Johns, Tom Walls
Plot:  A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...
Writer:  Denis Ogden (suggested by the play "The Peaceful Inn" by), Angus MacPhail (screenplay), Diana Morgan (screenplay), Roland Pertwee (script contributor), T.E.B. Clarke (script contributor)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
All Night Long | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  All Night Long  91 min,  [Drama]  [Basil Dearden]  [17 Apr 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Betsy Blair, Keith Michell, Patrick McGoohan, Paul Harris
Plot:  The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.
Writer:  Nel King, Paul Jarrico
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
Train of Events | Movie Details for Director Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Train of Events  88 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden]  [23 Dec 1949]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Gladys Henson, Jack Warner, Patric Doonan, Susan Shaw
Plot:  A train disaster is told as four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them and how they deal with it.
Writer:  Basil Dearden (original screenplay), T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay), Ronald Millar (original screenplay), Angus MacPhail (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Goose Steps Out | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden, Will Hay | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  The Goose Steps Out  79 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [Basil Dearden, Will Hay]  [01 Aug 1942]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barry Morse, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Croft, Will Hay
Plot:  A bumbling teacher turns out to be the double of a German general. He is flown into Germany to impersonate the general and cause chaos and hilarity in a Hitler Youth college.
Writer:  Bernard Miles (based on an idea by), Reg Groves (based on an idea by), Angus MacPhail (screen play), John Dighton (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Blue Lamp | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  The Blue Lamp  84 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Basil Dearden]  [01 Jun 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Dirk Bogarde, Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng
Plot:  The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.
Writer:  T.E.B. Clarke (screenplay), Jan Read (original treatment), Ted Willis (original treatment), Alexander Mackendrick (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Woman of Straw | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Woman of Straw  122 min,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [Basil Dearden]  [25 Aug 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alexander Knox, Gina Lollobrigida, Ralph Richardson, Sean Connery
Plot:  Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles' ne'er-do-well nephew Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle's fortune.
Writer:  Catherine Arley (novel), Robert Muller (screenplay), Stanley Mann (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Assassination Bureau | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The Assassination Bureau  110 min,  M,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [Basil Dearden]  [23 Apr 1969]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Curd Jürgens, Diana Rigg, Oliver Reed, Telly Savalas
Plot:  A woman causes a group of assassins to face their greatest challenge.
Writer:  Michael Relph (screenplay), Jack London (unfinished novel), Robert L. Fish (novel), Wolf Mankowitz (additional dialogue)
Language:  English, French, Italian    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Bells Go Down | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The Bells Go Down  90 min,  [Drama, War]  [Basil Dearden]  [17 May 1943]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  James Mason, Mervyn Johns, Philip Friend, Tommy Trinder
Plot:  Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire...
Writer:  Stephen Black (adapted from the book of the same title), Roger MacDougall (screen play), Stephen Black (in consultation with)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Mind Benders | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  The Mind Benders  99 min,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Basil Dearden]  [25 Mar 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Dirk Bogarde, John Clements, Mary Ure, Michael Bryant
Plot:  A dedicated British scientist tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife.
Writer:  James Kennaway (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
The Man Who Haunted Himself | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  The Man Who Haunted Himself  94 min,  GP,  [Thriller]  [Basil Dearden]  [18 Feb 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alastair Mackenzie, Hildegard Neil, Hugh Mackenzie, Roger Moore
Plot:  Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset.
Writer:  Anthony Armstrong (based on "The Case of Mr. Pelham" by), Basil Dearden (screenplay by), Michael Relph (screenplay by)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Man in the Moon | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  Man in the Moon  98 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Basil Dearden]  [23 Jan 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Kenneth More, Michael Hordern, Norman Bird, Shirley Anne Field
Plot:  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...
Writer:  Michael Relph (original screenplay), Bryan Forbes (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
Who Done It? | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 56%  Who Done It?  85 min,  [Comedy]  [Basil Dearden]  [30 Mar 1956]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Belinda Lee, Benny Hill, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh
Plot:  This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate...
Writer:  T.E.B. Clarke (story), T.E.B. Clarke (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Out of the Clouds | Movie Details for Director Basil Dearden | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 55%  Out of the Clouds  88 min,  [Drama]  [Basil Dearden]  [02 May 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Anthony Steel, David Knight, Margo Lorenz, Robert Beatty
Plot:  A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.
Writer:  John Fores (adapted from "The Springboard"), John Eldridge (screenplay), Michael Relph (screenplay), Rex Rienits (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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