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Storm in a TeacupStorm in a Teacup (1937)
Dir. Victor Saville
Feat. Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker
Capra–lite comedy set in Scotland with Harrison as a journalist falling for a local politicians daughter.
Lady Vanishes, TheLady Vanishes, The (1938) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty
Prime British Hitchcock, tracks a brilliantly–plotted mystery of an old lady's disappearance on a trans–Europe train, with…
Caesar and CleopatraCaesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Dir. Gabriel Pascal
Feat. Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Claude Rains
The oft–told tale of the First Roman Emperor and the Queen of Egpyt, here adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play. Stagey filming is offset by…
Man in the White SuitMan in the White Suit (1951) Recommended
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Feat. Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker
Lab–worker Alec Guinness invents a fabric that never wears out or gets dirty, only to have it suppressed by industry and unions alike. More…
23 Paces To Baker Street23 Paces To Baker Street (1956)
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. Van Johnson, Vera Miles, Cecil Parker
Genuine nail–biter with Van Johnson as a blind writer who has the misfortune to overhear a kidnapping plot, enlisting his two friends he sets…
Admirable Crichton, TheAdmirable Crichton, The (1957)
Dir. Lewis Gilbert
Feat. Kenneth More, Cecil Parker, Sally Ann Howes
Comedy about an impeccable butler (Kenneth More) who becomes the ruler of an aristocratic family when social order is flipped after they all become…
Pure Hell of St Trinian's / Great St Trinian's Train RobberyPure Hell of St Trinian's / Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1960-1966)
Dir. Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat
Feat. George Cole, Cecil Parker, Joyce Grenfell
A double feature of later 'St Trinians' comedies derived from Ronald Searle's cartoons (though without mainstay Alistair Sim). Pure Hell of St…
Brain, TheBrain, The (1962)
Dir. Freddie Francis
Feat. Anne Heywood, Peter Van Eyck, Bernard Lee
A well–meaning doctor keeps alive the brain of a sadistic millionaire who gradually compels him to carry out his evil requests. Well directed…
Guns At BatasiGuns At Batasi (1964)
Dir. John Guillermin
Feat. Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Dame Flora Robson
Set during the last days of the British Empire in East Africa, an anachronistic martinet RSM is caught in a local coup d'etat, and must use his…

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