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Ken Annakin

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QuartetQuartet (1949) Recommended
Dir. Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Basil Radford, Honor Blackman
Four W Somerset Maugham stories are given exemplary treatment by the best of British, incl. Dirk Bogarde, Basil Radford and Honor Blackman. Unlike…
Story of Robin Hood, TheStory of Robin Hood, The (1952)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch
Colourful, uncomplicated rendering of the famous tale should delight younger viewers. Filmed in England by Walt Disney Studios.
Planter's Wife, ThePlanter's Wife, The (Outpost in Malaya) (1952)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Claudette Colbert, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel
Colbert and Hawkins star in this fiery actioner as plantation owners under siege from commie bandits. Colbert is a dab hand with a machine gun.
Seekers, TheSeekers, The (Land of Fury) (1954)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell
Melodramatic tale full of 'mighty imperialist' sentiment follows British pioneers toughing it out in 1820's New Zealand in harsh conditions and at…
Across the BridgeAcross the Bridge (1957)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Rod Steiger, Marla Landi, Noel Willman
An underrated and little–known thriller with Steiger playing a shady accountant on the run from the FBI and Scotland Yard, who tries to make…
Swiss Family RobinsonSwiss Family Robinson (1960) Recommended
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur
The shipwrecked family prove as resourceful as the eponymous army–knife in their fight for survival against Mother Nature and dastardly…
Longest Day, TheLongest Day, The (1962)
Dir. Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
Feat. John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum
One the great WW2 films, with over 40 international stars. The large scale battle scenes have taken some outdoing.
Fast Lady, TheFast Lady, The (1963)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker, James Robertson-Justice
Stanley Baxter attempts to woo Julie Christie with a Bentley convertible he can't drive in this hilarious English comedy, centred on the perils of…
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying MachinesThose Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) Recommended
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox
Great theme tune sets the tone of this large–scale, rip–roaring comedy about a 1910 aeroplane race, rife with international conflicts,…
Battle of the BulgeBattle of the Bulge (1965)
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan
Admirable and far from simplistic recreation of the Nazi's WW2 counter–offensive in the Ardennes in 1944, which led to a series of bitter…

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