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The Lavender Hill Mob | Movie Details for Director Charles Crichton | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  The Lavender Hill Mob  78 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Crime]  [Charles Crichton]  [10 Sep 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Alec Guinness, Alfie Bass, Sidney James, Stanley Holloway
Plot:  A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.
Writer:  T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
Language:  English, French, Portuguese    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
A Fish Called Wanda | Movie Details for Director Charles Crichton, John Cleese | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  A Fish Called Wanda  108 min,  R,  [Comedy, Crime]  [Charles Crichton, John Cleese]  [05 Aug 1988]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%, Metacritic 80/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations.
Actors:  Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
Plot:  In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Writer:  John Cleese (story), Charles Crichton (story), John Cleese
Language:  English, Italian, Russian, French    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Birdman of Alcatraz | Movie Details for Director John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Birdman of Alcatraz  147 min,  [Biography, Crime, Drama]  [John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton]  [01 Aug 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations.
Actors:  Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Neville Brand, Thelma Ritter
Plot:  A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
Writer:  Guy Trosper (screenplay), Thomas E. Gaddis (book)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Titfield Thunderbolt | Movie Details for Director Charles Crichton | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  The Titfield Thunderbolt  84 min,  [Comedy]  [Charles Crichton]  [20 Oct 1953]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  George Relph, John Gregson, Naunton Wayne, Stanley Holloway
Plot:  Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.
Writer:  T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
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 Third Secret | Movie Details for Director Charles Crichton | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  The Third Secret  103 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Charles Crichton]  [01 Feb 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Diane Cilento, Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Stephen Boyd
Plot:  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 ...
Writer:  Robert L. Joseph
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hue and Cry | Movie Details for Director Charles Crichton | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Hue and Cry  82 min,  [Adventure, Comedy, Crime]  [Charles Crichton]  [01 Feb 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Heather Delaine, Vida Hope
Plot:  A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ...
Writer:  T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
For Those in Peril | Movie Details for Director Charles Crichton | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  For Those in Peril  77 min,  [Drama, War]  [Charles Crichton]  [24 Jul 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  David Farrar, John Slater, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham
Plot:  A WWII flyer fails to join the RAF so he joins the Air - Sea Rescue instead. His boat is out in all conditions picking up downed pilots and taking them to safety.
Writer:  Richard Hillary (by), Harry Watt (screenplay), J.O.C. Orton (screenplay), T.E.B. Clarke (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Dance Hall | Movie Details for Director Charles Crichton | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Dance Hall  80 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Charles Crichton]  [01 Jun 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Diana Dors, Jane Hylton, Natasha Parry, Petula Clark
Plot:  Episodic tale of four factory girls and their various romances at the local dance hall.
Writer:  E.V.H. Emmett (original screenplay), Diana Morgan (original screenplay), Alexander Mackendrick (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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