Tag: Charles Laughton

It Started with Eve (1941) 7.6

It Started with Eve (1941)

Storyline:A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to ...

Salome (1953) 5.9

Salome (1953)

Storyline:In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a prophecy. Enter beautiful...

The Old Dark House (1932) 7.0

The Old Dark House (1932)

Storyline:Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. Sepulchr...

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) 7.4

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Storyline:Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.User Reviews:

The Strange Door (1951) 6.4

The Strange Door (1951)

Storyline:Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she m...

The Canterville Ghost (1944) 7

The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Storyline:In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ghost until one of h...

If I Had a Million (1932) 7.1

If I Had a Million (1932)

Storyline:Tycoon John Glidden, dying though still vigorous, is so dissatisfied with his relatives and associates that, rather than will his money to any of them, he decides to give it away in million-dollar amounts to...

Sidewalks of London (1938) 7.1

Sidewalks of London (1938)

Storyline:On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles, who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, Libby, also has a t...

Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 8.4

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Storyline:It's Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, irrepressible barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts, known as a barrister for the hopeless, takes on a murder case, much to the exasperation of h...

Hobson’s Choice (1954) – IMDb 7.7

Hobson’s Choice (1954) – IMDb

Storyline:1880s Salford, England. Widowed Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), owner and operator of Hobson's Boots, lives with his three adult daughters, Maggie (Brenda de Banzie), Alice (Daphne Anderson), and Vicky (Pru...

The Night of the Hunter (1955) 8

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Storyline:It's the Great Depression. In the process of robbing a bank of $10,000, Ben Harper kills two people. Before he is captured, he is able to convince his adolescent son John and his daughter Pearl not to tell a...

The Big Clock (1948) 7.7

The Big Clock (1948)

Storyline:When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janoth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly begins to cover his tracks and frame an innocent man whose identity he doesn't know but who just hap...

Jamaica Inn (1939) 6.4

Jamaica Inn (1939)

Storyline:Set in Cornwall where a young orphan, Mary, is sent to live with Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss who are the landlords of the Jamaica Inn. Mary soon realizes that her uncle's inn is the base of a gang of ship w...