Most Popular Movies and TV Shows With Eric Portman
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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.
2. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
4. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)
30 min | Documentary, Biography
The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »
5. The Bedford Incident (1965)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.
6. 49th Parallel (1941)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S.
7. Child in the House (1956)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.
9. The Naked Edge (1961)
Approved | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.
13. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.
14. Deadfall (1968)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama
Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.
17. The Whisperers (1967)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.
21. The Colditz Story (1955)
94 min | Drama, History, War
Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.
22. Millions Like Us (1943)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War
Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »
24. A Voice in the Night (1946)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama
The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »
26. Dear Murderer (1947)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »
27. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Art Carney), a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »
28. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A poor boy named Tom Canty and the Prince of Wales exchange identities but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.
29. The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy
A dog with a spying device under its skin is sent to the Russian government as a present. When the Russians send the dog to a veterinary, British spy must get to the dog first and retrieve the spying device.
30. We Dive at Dawn (1943)
Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War
All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.
32. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.
33. West 11 (1963)
93 min | Crime, Drama
This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).
38. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
60 min | Drama
This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, et cetera) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas, but a few musicals also were presented. The show ... See full summary »
39. Hyde Park Corner (1935)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In this British farce, a legendary duel is destined to be repeated in an old house at Hyde Park Corner when the two descendants of the original combatants mysteriously reconvene. Based on Walter Hackett's play.
40. The Blind Goddess (1948)
87 min | Drama
Lord Brasted is in charge of a postwar fund for displaced persons. His secretary, Derek Waterhouse, visits the Prime Minister to accuse Brasted of taking money from the fund. This results ... See full summary »
41. Cairo Road (1950)
83 min | Drama, Crime
The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to... See full summary »
42. The Spider and the Fly (1949)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I.
43. Assignment to Kill (1968)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.
44. Daybreak (1948)
Approved | 75 min | Drama
A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames. Tragedy strikes when the hangman's assistant tries to seduce his ... See full summary »
45. Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn (1935)
Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama
In 1820's rural England, a young girl is tricked by tales of marriage by a villainous Squire, and when she becomes pregnant, and disappears, a gipsy lad is blamed.
46. The Good Companions (1957)
104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a ... See full summary »
48. Uncensored (1942)
83 min | Drama, War
During the Nazi occupation of Belgium during World War II, a Belgian resistance group revives the newspaper "La Libre Belgique" to expose and counter Nazi propaganda efforts to deceive the ... See full summary »
49. Moonlight Sonata (1937)
86 min | Romance, Drama
Mr. Paderewski performs classical piano works including Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", which enhances the bond between two young lovers, just as his having previously played this same lovely melody had brought the girl's parents together.
50. The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (1936)
69 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A crazed killer known as "The Spinebreaker" is terrorizing London with a series of grisly murders. The police seem powerless to stop him.