When the Nazis take Prague, Dr. Bomasch (James Harcourt) escapes, but his daughter, Anna (Margaret Lockwood), is taken to a concentration camp. There she meets Karl (Paul Henreid), a Czech man who helps her escape. She flees with Karl to England where her father is already working for the Royal Navy, guarded by undercover agent Dickie Randall (Rex Harrison). No sooner are they reunited when Karl, actually an SS agent, steals father and daughter back to Germany. It is up to Randall to save them.
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He Stayed for Breakfast is a 1940 romantic comedy film starring Loretta Young and Melvyn Douglas and directed by Alexander Hall. A Communist working in Paris attempts to assassinate a banker, then hides out in the apartment of the banker's estranged wife.
The story is about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of the Trojan war, and the adventures that befell him.
The movie begins with Eurycleia saying to some women in Ulysses' home that Penelope is in charge of the household. Eurycleia tells the women not to consort with the suitors. Penelope has promised under pressure to marry one of her many suitors, who squander the wealth and land of Ulysses. She holds them off by telling them she first wants to finish her tapestry, but she unweaves it every night to stall. Telemachus, the son of Ulysses and Penelope, is sick of the suitors' behavior and decides to search for his father. Ulysses has stranded in the land of Alcinous and is found by Nausicaa.
The tremendous success of this film led to the making of Hercules (1957), which was credited with igniting the Italian peplum craze of the 1960s.
6 October 1954 (Italy)
17 August 1955 (USA)
Bill O'Brien is a New York con man in search of a suitable gullible person to make some money on. In a fancy nightclub he finds Charles Engle, a man ridden by guilt and on the brink of committing suicide after embezzling a large sum of money that he has spent on his high-maintenance wife.
Charles has the appearance of a common hillbilly from out of town visiting the city and Bill decides to scam him for his money. Bill is unaware that the desperate Charles only has until 6 am to pay back the money he has embezzled before the crime is discovered.
One of the showgirls at the club, Nina Barona, is persuaded by Bill to help trick Charles into entering a poker game to win back the money. The game is arranged by a gangster named Dutch Enright.
Princess Salome (Rita Hayworth) is the step daughter of King Herod (Charles Laughton) of Galilee. Cast out after her affair with Caesar's nephew, Salome finds herself back in the kingdom of her step father when she falls in love with Claudius (Stewart Granger), the commander of her step father's army. Meanwhile, Salome's evil mother, Queen Herodias, is continually being condemned by John the Baptist, and plotting to use Salome as a tool to get the prophet executed.
The film begins with the purchase of a house in Glasgow by an upper middle-class Victorian family....
Their eldest daughter Madeleine claims the basement bedroom so she will have easy access to the servants' entrance and be able to entertain her lover, Frenchman Emile L'Angelier, without her family's knowledge.
The film dramatises events leading up to the 1857 trial of an otherwise-respectable young woman, Madeleine Smith (Ann Todd) for the murder of her draper's-assistant lover, Emile L'Angelier (Ivan Desny).
The trial produced the uniquely Scottish verdict of "not proven", which left Madeleine a free woman.
Ann Todd as Madeleine Smith
Norman Wooland as William Minnoch
Ivan Desny as Emile L'Angelier
Leslie Banks as James Smith
Barbara Everest as Mrs. Smith
Susan Stranks as Janet Smith
Patricia Raine as Bessie Smith
Elizabeth Sellars as Christina Hackett
Edward Chapman as Dr. Thompson
Jean Cadell as Mrs. Jenkins
Eugene Deckers as Thuau
André Morell as Defending Counsel
Barry Jones as Prosecuting Counsel
Ivor Barnard as Mr. Murdoch
David Horne as Lord Justice-Clerk
Henry Edwards as Clerk of the Court
Amy Veness as Miss Aiken
Kynaston Reeves as Dr. Penny
Cameron Hall as Dr. Yeoman
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A WWII pilot (Milland) with vital information for the allies is shot down in Nazi occupied France.
A young nun (Britton) sacrifices to help him escape. For all its underground intrigue, Nazi brutality and Machiavellian Gestapo methods, the film is a different sort of war romance. For one thing, its heroine is a novitiate nun and Ray Milland is an almost too happily married albeit dashing American aviator, forced down in occupied France.
Ray Milland as John
Barbara Britton as Sister Clothilde / Louise Dupree
Walter Slezak as Vitrey
Lucile Watson as Mother Superior
Konstantin Shayne as Major Krupp
Vladimir Sokoloff as Cabeau
Mona Freeman as Elise
William Edmunds as Henri Maret
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The film is set at Narkover School, where headmaster Doctor Benjamin Twist becomes involved in the disappearance of a valuable necklace.
Boys Will Be Boys is a 1935 British comedy film directed by William Beaudine which stars Will Hay, Gordon Harker and Jimmy Hanley.
Initial release: July 1935
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Jewellery store assistant Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) is attracted to Anne (Jill Dixon), who works across the street, but he doesn't earn enough to feel comfortable courting her.
After he learns about an unusual bet that pays a thousand to one if a jockey wins six races in a row, Norman invests a pound with small-time bookie Lumb (Leslie Phillips).
As his chosen racer, Eddie (Vic Wise), racks up victories, Lumb and his partner worry they may have to pay Norman 16,000 pounds they don't have.
Norman (Norman Wisdom) is a hapless stock boy at an opulent London department store, but he dreams of someday being promoted to be the designer of display windows.
While his antics have caught the eye of pretty young shop girl Sally Wilson (Lana Morris), he hasn't yet garnered much notice from his superiors. But Norman is a man with a plan. Upon uncovering a thief's plot to rob the store, Norman decides to thwart the heist himself, in hopes of becoming a hero to his bosses and the lovely Sally.
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A bumbling butcher's boy takes a shine to a recently orphaned girl while visiting his boss in hospital. He vows to return to see her again - only to be banned by the hospital administrator who sees him as a troublemaker.
Not to be deterred, however, the hapless youth dreams up a number of devious schemes to regain entry.
When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle (Norman Wisdom) joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British space rocket.
Director: Robert Asher
Writers: Jack Davies (original screenplay), Henry Blyth (original screenplay)
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge
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Up in the World is a 1956 black and white comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom, Maureen Swanson and Jerry Desmonde.
A friendly window cleaner on an estate in the English countryside suffers the pranks of his employer's son, only to get the blame when there is an attempt to kidnap the aristocratic young upstart.
A 1960 Butchers production about safe cracker Johnny Ryan (Spencer Teakle) who after robbing a jewellers, is himself robbed by a rival gang headed by Ricky Barnes(Martin Benson). Barnes has also pinched Ryan's girlfriend and she in turn has set Ryan up.
However, Ricky's dumb henchmen miss the diamonds on Ryan. With this £60,000 booty, he acquires some refuge at a nightclub in the company of two sisters; the kindly Jean (Felicity Young) and deceitful Mary (Dorinda Stevens).