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Ghoul, TheGhoul, The (1933)
Dir. T. Hayes Hunter
Feat. Boris Karloff, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger
Creaky, but efficient Karloff outing centres on an Egyptologist who returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.
Things to ComeThings to Come (1936)
Dir. William Cameron Menzies
Feat. Ralph Richardson, Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman
Mind–boggling visualisation of a 21st century utopia, with ant–like humans inhabiting monolithic structures on towering, ten–acre…
Four Feathers, TheFour Feathers, The (1939) Recommended
Dir. Zoltan Korda
Feat. John Clements, Ralph Richardson, Sir C. Aubrey Smith
Best version of the much–filmed, classic A E W Mason story, where a British civilian (John Clements), accused of cowardice, must prove himself…
Q PlanesQ Planes (Clouds Over Europe) (1939)
Dir. Tim Whelan
Feat. Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Valerie Hobson
Delightfully preposterous comedy–thriller about superspys attempting to steal British aircraft secrets. Amid the secret rays and droll…
Divorce Of Lady XDivorce Of Lady X (1939)
Dir. Tim Whelan
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson
Sprightly Technicolor story has Olivier playing a barrister who falls in love with the woman he thinks his client will soon be divorcing.
Day Will Dawn, TheDay Will Dawn, The (1942)
Dir. Harold French
Feat. Hugh Williams, Griffith Jones, Deborah Kerr
Propaganda fuelled WW2 drama about a foreign journalist reporting on German U–Boats attacking Norwegian ships who finds himself up against the…
Silver Fleet, TheSilver Fleet, The (1943)
Dir. Vernon Sewell
Feat. Ralph Richardson, Esmond Knight, Googie Withers
A rousing WW2 maritime drama in which a Dutch shipping port owner decides to swindle the Nazis by agreeing to provide them with his submarines for…
Fallen Idol, TheFallen Idol, The (1948) Recommended
Dir. Carol Reed
Feat. Ralph Richardson
Celebrated, tasteful British thriller about the muddled attempt of an 8–year–old ambassador's son to protect the embassy butler (Ralph…
Anna KareninaAnna Karenina (1948) Recommended
Dir. Julien Duvivier
Feat. Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore
Transplanted French director Duvivier – one of the key figures of 1930s "poetic realism" movement – brings grit and thoughtfulness to a…
Heiress, TheHeiress, The (1949) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson
A near perfect adaptation, this Henry James tale of a naive young girl, her abusive father and fortune–hunting suitor, is considered one of the…
Outcast of the IslandsOutcast of the Islands (1951)
Dir. Carol Reed
Feat. Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, Robert Morley
Sturdy British adventure melodrama from the director of THE THIRD MAN and FALLEN IDOL based on Joseph Conrad's 1896 novel. A riveting Trevor Howard…
Sound Barrier, TheSound Barrier, The (1952)
Dir. David Lean
Feat. Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick
Ralph Richardson excels as an aircraft manufacturer aiming to break the titular barrier with a newly developed jet, but exacting a bitter cost on his…
Richard IIIRichard III (1955) Recommended
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
Laurence Olivier's third cinematic translation of Shakespeare both as actor and director. His performance borders on high camp as the twisted 15th…
SmileySmiley (1956)
Dir. Anthony Kimmins
Feat. Ralph Richardson, John McCallum, Chips Rafferty
An iconic, simple depiction of smalltown life in rural 1950s Australia, loosely revolving around the life of a young boy, whose father is a nomadic…
Long Day's Journey Into NightLong Day's Journey Into Night (1962) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards Jr.
Faithful and masterful adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play about family life, love and losers drinking and tearing each other apart in leafy New…
300 Spartans, The300 Spartans, The (1962)
Dir. Rudolph Mate
Feat. Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker
Richard Egan leads the hardened best of Sparta into the famous battle at Thermapayle between the Greek and Persian empires in in the 5th century…
Terence Rattigan Collection, TheTerence Rattigan Collection, The (1962-1994)
Feat. Kenneth More, Ralph Richardson, Geraldine McEwan
A boxed compendium of Terence Rattigan's finest work, a British playwright reknowned for his profound understanding of the human heart and his…
KhartoumKhartoum (1966)
Dir. Basil Dearden
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Charlton Heston
Lavishly mounted biopic of General Gordon's defeat by Arab tribesmen in 1833.
Wrong Box, TheWrong Box, The (1966) Recommended
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine
A classic black farce where two Victorian siblings (Richardson and Mills) scramble tooth and nail to collect a massive legacy, each trying to outwit…
Twelfth NightTwelfth Night (1968)
Dir. John Sichel
Feat. Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson
Shakespeare's farcical tale of mixed up lives and lovers at cross–purposes is brought to life by renowned actors Alec Guinness and Joan…
Oh! What a Lovely WarOh! What a Lovely War (1969) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. John Rae, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roeves
Powerful anti–war musical adapted from the play by Charles Chilton, which depicts the mass blunder of WWI through the experiences of the poor…
HomeHome (1971)
Dir. Lindsay Anderson
Feat. John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Dandy Nichols
Worthy TV adaptation of the stageplay by David Storey (THIS SPORTING LIFE), set amid the twilight psychodramas of residents at an old peoples' rest…
What's the Matter With Helen? / Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?What's the Matter With Helen? / Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971-1972)
Dir. Curtis Harrington
Feat. Shelley Winters, Debbie Reynolds, Dennis Weaver
A double feature disc in the "Grande Dame Guignol" genre (directly inspired by WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE), with Shelley Winters hamming/slumming…
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Dir. Robert Bolt
Feat. Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain
Playwright Robert Bolt (A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS) debuts as dir. with this intelligent account of the titular Englishwoman. Managing to rock early 19th…
Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) Recommended
Dir. William Sterling
Feat. Michael Crawford, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore
Star–packed, centennial adaptation of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece follows young Alice (Fullerton) down the rabbithole and on to her adventures…
Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (1972)
Dir. Freddie Francis
Feat. Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice
A schlocky omnibus from Amicus Studios derived from EC comics in which five people are trapped in a crypt with the mysterious Crypt Keeper, who…
O Lucky ManO Lucky Man (1973) Recommended
Dir. Lindsay Anderson
Feat. Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts
Often surreal account of a young coffee salesman's unconventional rise to power. Malcolm McDowell is in fine form in this unusual yet satisfying…
A Doll's HouseA Doll's House (1973)
Dir. Patrick Garland
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Claire Bloom, Ralph Richardson
A stagey, though strongly acted version of Henrik Ibsen's renowned proto–feminist stageplay set in a 19th century household beset by personal…
Man in the Iron Mask, TheMan in the Iron Mask, The (1976)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Jenny Agutter
Polished version of Dumas’ other great swashbuckler that encompasses The Three Musketeers, with Richard Chamberlain leading a great cast.
Jesus of Nazareth (Mini Series)Jesus of Nazareth (Mini Series) (1977) Recommended
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli
Feat. Robert Powell, Laurence Olivier, Anne Bancroft
Touched by the hand of Franco Zeffirelli and a who's–who of famous thesps, this is the most respectfully detailed and complete retelling of the…
DragonslayerDragonslayer (1981) Recommended
Dir. Matthew Robbins
Feat. Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson
Highly under–rated medieval fantasy in which a young wizard defies substantial and often thrilling odds to defeat a malevolent dragon.…
WagnerWagner (1983)
Dir. Tony Palmer
Feat. Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud
Epic tele–production with Richard Burton as the manic German composer. Includes the Tony Palmer documentaries "In From the Cold? A Portrait of…
Greystoke: The Legend of TarzanGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan (1984)
Dir. Hugh Hudson
Feat. Christopher Lambert, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm
Tale of Tarzan (Christopher Lambert), is here evoked with a suitably steamy jungle atmosphere and festooned with Edwardian theories of 'social…

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