Sir Michael Balcon Filmography

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1. Woman to Woman (1923)

82 min | Drama, Romance

David Compton leaves his expecting French girl-friend Louise Boucher, a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, for the war where he looses his memory. Building a new life from scratch after the war, ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Josephine Earle, Marie Ault

Votes: 50

2. White Shadows (1924)

82 min | Drama

In Paris a wild girl becomes possessed by the soul of her twin who died to save her life.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Henry Victor, A.B. Imeson

Votes: 193

3. The Passionate Adventure (1924)


A rich man leaves his wife, poses as a coster, and saves a factory girl from a crook.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Alice Joyce, Marjorie Daw, Clive Brook, Lillian Hall-Davis

Votes: 31

4. Dangerous Virtue (1925)

Drama, Romance

A French captain persuades a rich widow to become his mistress, but it is a scheme to test her love.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Jane Novak, Julanne Johnston, Warwick Ward, Hugh Miller

Votes: 32

5. The Pleasure Garden (1925)

75 min | Drama, Romance

Two couples' romances are fancifully intertwined.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart

Votes: 2,012

6. The Rat (1925)


When bored courtesan Zelie de Chaumet begs her lover, the corrupt and powerful Stetz, to take her slumming, the pair encounter Pierre Boucheron, alias 'The Rat' , boy-king of the Paris ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Ivor Novello, Mae Marsh, Isabel Jeans, Robert Scholtz

Votes: 44

7. The Blackguard (1925)

96 min | Drama

A French violinist saves his beloved princess from the Russian revolution, of which his former tutor is the leader.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Jane Novak, Walter Rilla, Frank Stanmore, Bernhard Goetzke

Votes: 32

8. The Mountain Eagle (1926)

57 min | Romance, Thriller

In the Kentucky hills, a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Nita Naldi, Malcolm Keen, John Hamilton

9. The Triumph of the Rat (1926)

93 min | Romance

The rise of The Rat, an Apache from seedy Montmartre bars, to the gentleman status of Pierre Boucheron, and his fall to lower than an Apache - all by the hands of a beautiful girl he did not love.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Nina Vanna, Julie Suedo

Votes: 33

10. The Cabaret Kid (1926)

Drama, Romance

A pilot saves a dancer from a Paris nightclub owner and they stow away to Cornwall.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Betty Balfour, George Hackathorne, W. Cronin Wilson, Haidee Wright

11. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 9,595

12. When Boys Leave Home (1927)

Not Rated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's charge and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Robin Irvine

Votes: 1,980

13. Der Geisterzug (1927)


A detective poses as a simpleton to uncover gun-runners using an abandoned railway line.

Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Guy Newall, Ilse Bois, Louis Ralph, John Manners

Votes: 43

14. Forbidden Love (1927)


A widowed princess loves an author who commits suicide when she is forced to marry a prince.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Lili Damita, Louis Ralph, Paul Richter, Harry Liedtke

15. Blighty (1927)

War, Drama

A chauffeur becomes an officer and later cares for his master's widow and child.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Ellaline Terriss, Lillian Hall-Davis, Jameson Thomas, Nadia Sibirskaïa

16. One of the Best (1927)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

An officer frames a colleague when a gambler forces him to steal secrets.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Walter Byron, Eve Gray, Randle Ayrton

17. Easy Virtue (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Romance, Thriller

A recently divorced woman hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams, Ian Hunter

Votes: 2,384

18. The Constant Nymph (1928)

110 min | Drama, Romance

Sanger, an eccentric expatriate composer, dies in his house in the Austrian Alps, leaving his daughters penniless. The young composer Lewis Dodd, a longstanding friend of the family, falls ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Mary Clare, Mabel Poulton, Georg Henrich, Benita Hume

Votes: 59

19. The First Born (1928)

111 min | Drama

A beautiful young woman marries a wealthy man, but he turns out to be a cad who mistreats her and cheats on her at every opportunity.

Director: Miles Mander | Stars: Miles Mander, Madeleine Carroll, John Loder, Ella Atherton

Votes: 46

20. The Vortex (1928)

70 min | Drama

A young man is shocked to discover that his fiancée is the mistress of his mother's lover.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Ivor Novello, Willette Kershaw, Frances Doble, Alan Hollis

Votes: 27

21. A Light Woman (1928)

100 min | Drama

In Spain and explorer saves a friend from a mountain and marrying a light woman.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Benita Hume, C.M. Hallard, Gerald Ames, Betty Carter

22. The Lady of the Lake (1928)

52 min | Drama, Romance

In Scotland, an exiled girl saves the king from outlaws.

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Stars: Percy Marmont, Benita Hume, Lawson Butt, James Carew

Votes: 25

23. Balaclava (1928)

72 min | Drama, War

A British officer is falsely accused of murder by a rival officer, and is dishonorably discharged from the army. He rejoins as an enlisted man and is posted as a cavalryman to the siege of ... See full summary »

Directors: Maurice Elvey, Milton Rosmer | Stars: Cyril McLaglen, Benita Hume, Alf Goddard, Miles Mander

Votes: 13

24. The Rolling Road (1927)


A marooned sailor and his stowaway sister-in-law are rescued by her husband.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Flora le Breton, A.V. Bramble, Clifford Heatherley

Votes: 10

25. Woman to Woman (1929)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

An amnesiac officer weds a barren socialite and adopts his son by a French ballerina.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Betty Compson, George Barraud, Juliette Compton, Margaret Chambers

Votes: 84

26. The Crooked Billet (1929)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

An international spy seeks documents hidden in an old inn.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Madeleine Carroll, Miles Mander, Gordon Harker

27. The Return of the Rat (1929)

84 min | Crime, Romance

The rich, amoral Zelie is married to Pierre Boucheron, "The Rat" - but her interest in another man is an open secret. Forced to defend his honour, the Rat takes refuge in his old domain of ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Mabel Poulton, Gordon Harker

Votes: 24

28. Taxi for Two (1929)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

When a young woman buys a taxi, a male admirer poses as a chauffeur in order to win her favor.

Directors: Denison Clift, Alexander Esway | Stars: Mabel Poulton, John Stuart, Gordon Harker, Renee Clama

29. City of Play (1929)

80 min | Drama

Tambourini, a circus hypnotist, puts a beautiful young trapeze performer under his spell. A young army officer tries to set her free, but Tambourini isn't going to let her go without a fight.

Director: Denison Clift | Stars: Chili Bouchier, Patrick Aherne, Lawson Butt, James Carew

30. A Warm Corner (1930)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

Some British citizens meet at the Venetian Lido where they go to play. Between them is naughty Mr. Corner, who under the false name of Mr. Pickles goes after Mimi so his friend's son can be... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Leslie Henson, Heather Thatcher, Austin Melford, Connie Ediss

Votes: 37

31. Symphony in Two Flats (1930)

86 min | Drama

A young composer goes blind, and shortly afterward enters his most recent work in a competition. He believes he's won, but doesn't know that his wife couldn't bear to tell him that he didn't. Complications ensue.

Director: Gareth Gundrey | Stars: Ivor Novello, Benita Hume, Jacqueline Logan, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 9

32. Just for a Song (1930)

94 min | Musical

A jealous agent uses a girl singer to break up a double act.

Director: Gareth Gundrey | Stars: Lillian Hall-Davis, Roy Royston, Constance Carpenter, Cyril Ritchard

33. Hindle Wakes (1931)

79 min | Drama

A Lancashire mill girl has an illicit adventure with the owner's son while on holiday. Based on the once notorious Houghton play.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, John Stuart, Norman McKinnel, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 58

34. The Ghost Train (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Thriller

The story, about the social interaction of a group of railway passengers who have been stranded at a remote rural station overnight who are increasingly threatened by a latent external force, Part talkie mostly silent.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Ann Todd, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 42

35. The Gaunt Stranger (1931)

60 min | Thriller

A master of disguise commits a series of daring crimes. Nobody knows what he looks like. He even masquerades as a doctor and kills his own partner whilst under police protection because he ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Patric Curwen, Esmond Knight, John Longden, Carol Goodner

Votes: 27

36. The Office Girl (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

Optimistic Susie arrives in Vienna from Germany and soon finds work as a secretary. One evening staying late to complete work she meets a man in the office and takes him for a companion, ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Renate Müller, Jack Hulbert, Owen Nares, Morris Harvey

Votes: 22

38. A Gentleman of Paris (1931)

78 min | Crime, Drama

A prominent Parisian judge is a witness to a murder while he is at a rendezvous with his mistress. A woman is arrested for the crime and brought before him for trial. It turns out that the ... See full summary »

Director: Sinclair Hill | Stars: Arthur Wontner, Vanda Gréville, Hugh Williams, Phyllis Konstam

Votes: 8

39. Bachelor's Folly (1931)

80 min | Drama

An ex-convict butler helps a bankrupt horse-owner prove that he did not deliberately lose a race.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Edna Best, Anne Grey, Gordon Harker

42. Night in Montmartre (1931)

69 min | Mystery

A young couple live under a café in Paris that, unknown to them, is owned by a brutal blackmailer. When he is murdered, they fall under suspicion. However, the husband's father, an amateur ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Horace Hodges, Hugh Williams, Franklin Dyall, Heather Angel

Votes: 37

43. Third Time Lucky (1931)

85 min | Comedy

A country rector, Rev. Arthur Fear, finds his ward Jennifer is being blackmailed by a former lover, Captain Crowther, who holds incriminating letters. Fear attempts to steal them back, but ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Bobby Howes, Dorothy Boyd, Gordon Harker, Henry Mollison

Votes: 29

44. Dr. Josser, K.C. (1931)

71 min | Comedy, Sport

"P. C. Josser is a dud, and his superiors know it. Given a chance to distinguish himself at a night club, he mistakes his comrades for crooks and bowls them over like nine-pins. Dismissed ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Rosmer | Stars: Ernie Lotinga, Jack Frost, Maisie Darrell, Robert Douglas

45. Rome Express (1932)

94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Hugh Williams, Donald Calthrop

Votes: 398

46. There Goes the Bride (1932)

79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A businessman's daughter runs away from an arranged marriage, only to find herself penniless and suspected of theft after she becomes the victim of a bag thief in the train. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Albert de Courville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Owen Nares, Carol Goodner, Jerry Verno

Votes: 122