Tag: Basil Dearden

The Assassination Bureau (1969) 6.5

The Assassination Bureau (1969)

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Storyline:The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into questi...

The Square Ring (1953) 6.5

The Square Ring (1953)

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Storyline:Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.User Reviews:

The Halfway House (1944) 5.7

The Halfway House (1944)

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Storyline:A group of travellers, each with a personal problem that they want to hide, arrive at a mysterious Welsh country inn. There is a certain strangeness in the air as they are greeted by the innkeeper and his da...

The League of Gentlemen (1960) 7.3

The League of Gentlemen (1960)

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Storyline:Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in...

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) 7.2

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)

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Storyline:Jean and Bill are a married couple trying to scrape a living. Out of the blue they receive a telegram informing them Bill's long-lost uncle has died and left them his business - a cinema in the town of Sloug...

The Mind Benders (1963) 6.4

The Mind Benders (1963)

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Storyline:A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, bu...

Sapphire (1959) 6.6

Sapphire (1959)

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Storyline:Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the gir...

Woman of Straw (1964) 6.0

Woman of Straw (1964)

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Storyline:Anthony Richmond schemes to get the fortune of his tyrannical, wheelchair-using tycoon uncle Charles Richmond by persuading Maria, a nurse he employs, to marry him.User Reviews:

Victim (1961) 7.8

Victim (1961)

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Storyline:A plea for reform of England's anti-sodomy statutes, Melville Farr (Sir Dirk Bogarde), a married lawyer, tries to locate a blackmailer who has photos of Farr and a crying young gay man (who is being blackmai...

All Night Long (1962) 7.1

All Night Long (1962)

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Storyline:This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.User Reviews: 1st wa...

The Blue Lamp (1950) 6.9

The Blue Lamp (1950)

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Storyline:We follow the daily activities of two London bobbies, veteran George Dixon and rookie Andy Mitchell. Meanwhile, young hoods Tom and Spud plan a series of robberies with Tom's girl Diana, a discontented beaut...

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970) 6.4

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

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Storyline:While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears possessed and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakes, Pelham finds his life ...

The Captive Heart (1946) 7.1

The Captive Heart (1946)

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Storyline:After the evacuation at Dunkirk, June 1940, some thousands of British prisoners are sent to German P.O.W. camps. One such group includes "Capt. Geoffrey Mitchell," a concentration-camp escapee who assumed th...