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1. A Christmas Carol (1951)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 18,285

2. The Playboy of the Western World (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

7.6
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A quiet little village, and especially a pretty young woman, falls under the spell of a charming, somewhat roguish stranger who suddenly appears one day.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Siobhan McKenna, Gary Raymond, Elspeth March, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 77

3. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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Tom Brown (John Howard Davies) starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman (John Forrest), the school bully.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, James Hayter, John Charlesworth

Votes: 332

4. Theirs Is the Glory (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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A re-enactment of the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War which was later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far (1977).

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Stanley Maxted, Thomas Scullion, Allan Wood, Leo Genn

Votes: 234

5. The Fugitive (1939)

76 min | Drama

7.0
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A barber commits a petty theft, which leads to his becoming involved in blackmail and murder.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Diana Wynyard, Romney Brent, Mary Clare

Votes: 114

6. Prison Without Bars (1938)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Suzanne, Renee, Nina and Marta all hate being in prison, being slapped and treated badly, and so all the girls are trying to escape. Madame Appel just causes chaos all the time, with her ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Corinne Luchaire, Edna Best, Barry K. Barnes, Mary Morris

Votes: 27

7. The Gay Lady (1949)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Kent, James Donald, Hugh Sinclair, Lana Morris

Votes: 88

8. Alibi (1942)

66 min | Crime, Mystery

6.7
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A bar hostess (Lockwood) is used by a killer to obtain an alibi.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Sinclair, James Mason, Raymond Lovell

Votes: 33

9. Miss Grant Goes to the Door (1940)

7 min | Short

6.7
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Two sisters encounter a German spy. A public service film showing how to thwart the enemy.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Ivan Brandt, Mary Clare, Martita Hunt, Manning Whiley

Votes: 26

10. Hangman's House (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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"Citizen" Hogan, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple.

Director: John Ford | Stars: June Collyer, Larry Kent, Victor McLaglen, Earle Foxe

Votes: 378

11. Malta Story (1953)

97 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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In World War II, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans, but staunchly defended by the British.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

Votes: 1,305

12. Behind the Mask (1958)

99 min | Drama

6.5
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Newly qualified surgeon takes the blame for his drug addict colleague after the death of their patient through neglect.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tony Britton, Carl Möhner, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 146

13. The Tenth Man (1936)

68 min | Drama

6.4
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George Winters is a self-made man, a wealthy unscrupulous businessman and M.P. for Middlepool who has married into the impoverished nobility for reasons of status. But when his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: John Lodge, Antoinette Cellier, Athole Stewart, Clifford Evans

Votes: 37

14. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar, who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 2,336

15. Suicide Squadron (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Parker

Votes: 381

16. The Mark of Cain (1947)

88 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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An attractive young French girl instigates rivalry between two brothers when she becomes the bride of the younger one.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Eric Portman, Sally Gray, Patrick Holt, Dermot Walsh

Votes: 66

17. Glamorous Night (1937)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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A gypsy settlement in a small kingdom is on land believed to contain oil reserves. The kingdom's prime minister plots to overthrow the king--whose mistress is a beautiful gypsy girl--and seize power, and the oil fields, for himself.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Mary Ellis, Otto Kruger, Victor Jory, Barry MacKay

Votes: 22

18. Hungry Hill (1947)

92 min | Drama

6.2
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Story of a feud that has gone on between two Irish families for more than 50 years.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker, Dermot Walsh

Votes: 481

19. The Hundred Pound Window (1944)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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An accountant is forced by circumstances to take a job at the racetrack. He is working at the betting window when he is drawn into a gang of criminals and their illegal schemes.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Frederick Leister, Mary Clare

Votes: 13

20. Simba (1955)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

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A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Virginia McKenna, Basil Sydney, Donald Sinden

Votes: 340

21. Bucket of Blood (1934)

55 min | Horror

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A young man is driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man who cares for him.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Norman Dryden, John Kelt, Yolande Terrell, Thomas Shenton

Votes: 42

22. Riders to the Sea (1935)

40 min | Short

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In this story of Western Ireland, the most famous work of Irelands greatest dramatist JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE is brought to the screen by Ulsters greatest film director BRIAN DESMOND HURST. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Sara Allgood, Ria Mooney, Shelah Richards, Kevin Guthrie

Votes: 10

23. Ourselves Alone (1936)

70 min | Drama

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Directors: Brian Desmond Hurst, Walter Summers | Stars: Antoinette Cellier, Niall MacGinnis, Maire O'Neill, John Lodge

Votes: 15

24. The Lion Has Wings (1939)

76 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary-style movie of both newsreel and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

Votes: 490

25. Dangerous Exile (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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During the French Revolution, a French nobleman saves the 10-year-old son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the guillotine with the help of an English woman.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Belinda Lee, Keith Michell, Richard O'Sullivan

Votes: 203

26. Sensation (1936)

54 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Future Connecticut governor John Lodge stars in the British crime drama Sensation. Lodge plays a hotshot reporter who devotion to his job is messing up his private life. Despite warnings ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: John Lodge, Diana Churchill, Francis Lister, Joan Marion

Votes: 22

27. The Black Tent (1956)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War, Romance

5.2
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In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell

Votes: 278

28. His and Hers (1961)

90 min | Comedy

5.1
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Returned from North Africa, a British novelist is at odds with his wife when she insists on dividing the house and the domestic chores and he goes mad when she starts writing his biography and flirting with his publisher.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Nicole Maurey

Votes: 219

29. A Call for Arms! (1940)

Short, Drama

4.4
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The Call for Arms is a 1940 British propaganda short film, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Jean Gillie and Rene Ray. The film was commissioned by the Ministry of Information ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Gillie, Rene Ray, Kathleen Harrison, Colleen Nolan

Votes: 10

30. Norah O'Neale (1934)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

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Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Lester Matthews, Nancy Burne, Molly Lamont, Patric Knowles

Votes: 14

31. A Letter from Ulster (1943)

33 min | Documentary, Short

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A Letter From Ulster (1943). Northern Ireland's greatest film director Brian Desmond Hurst directed the film and his assistant director was fellow Ulsterman William (Bill) MacQuitty who ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst



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