Robert Newton: An actor with that certain spark!by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 6 months ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Acknowledged as a true talent, Robert Newton was a heck of a character as well as that of a character actor. His memorable performances are many. Whether cast in the lead or amongst the supporting cast, Robert Newton was guaranteed to be the most remembered. "Oliver Twist," "Treasure Island," "This Happy Breed" and "Gaslight" are amongst those recommended.
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1. Night Boat to Dublin (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Thriller
The allies plan to rescue a Swedish atomic scientist from under the noses of the Nazis.
Ordinary story but Newton keeps one watching.
2. The Hidden Room (1949)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.
Quite an effective low budget thriller.
3. The Beachcomber (1954)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, psalm-singing" ... See full summary »
4. Wings and the Woman (1942)
94 min | Biography, Drama
The story of flyer Amy Johnson who won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Her marriage to fellow aviator Jim Mallison was ... See full summary »
Very interesting film in general.
5. Oliver Twist (1948)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
6. This Happy Breed (1944)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is ... See full summary »
7. Treasure Island (1950)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.
Quite violent for a "Disney" film but very enjoyable. Robert Newton is Long John Silver personified, no one else can equal his interpretation!
9. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Votes: 22,399 | Gross: $42.00M
11. Poison Pen (1939)
66 min | Drama
A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as "poison pen letters".
A good, solid film but Newton should have been in it more.
12. Dangerous Masquerade (1939)
69 min | Crime, Drama
A down-and-out writer being hounded by collectors stumbles upon dead man lying under a fallen tree limb. Little did he know the man had been murdered, and he concocts a scheme of exchanging... See full summary »
13. Les Miserables (1952)
Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman.
Votes: 843 | Gross: $2.40M
14. Odd Man Out (1947)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast.
An overrated film in most areas but Robert Newton's performance is a delight.
16. Major Barbara (1941)
Approved | 121 min | Comedy
A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy with social commentary.
18. The Desert Rats (1953)
Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.
19. Long John Silver (1954)
Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In this sequel to Treasure Island, Long John hopes to rescue his friend Jim from a rival pirate and return for more treasure.
22. Soldiers Three (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
Retired British general Brunswick reminisces about the days when he was a colonel in charge of a British Army battalion fighting against native rebels in colonial India during the late 1800s.
23. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »
24. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.
25. The High and the Mighty (1954)
Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.
27. 21 Days Together (1940)
Approved | 72 min | Drama
After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together before the trial and if the ... See full summary »
29. Murder on Diamond Row (1937)
Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known ... See full summary »
30. 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.
31. Waterfront Women (1950)
80 min | Drama
A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest daughter, now a woman, is ... See full summary »
32. Gaslight (1940)
Not Rated | 84 min | Thriller
Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden.
34. Bulldog Sees It Through (1940)
Approved | 77 min | Mystery
The armaments production programme is being sabotaged by a gang of Germans. A few arrests are made but the destruction of a vital plant goes on. Test Pilot 'Bulldog' Bill Watson plunges headlong into the mystery.
35. Fire Over England (1937)
92 min | Adventure, History, Romance
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »
36. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)
102 min | Drama
James Brodie (Robert Newton) is the only hatter in a small area in Scotland. Ruthless in business as well as at home, he is a tyrant to his family and intimidating to everyone he knows. But... See full summary »
37. The Plymouth Playhouse (1953– )
30 min | Drama
ABC, which had a reputation for producing shows that were not as good as their competitors CBS and NBC, used this program to audtition possible series in the hope of gaining sponsorship for... See full summary »
40. Temptation Harbor (1947)
91 min | Crime, Drama
A signalman on a quay sees a fight between two men. One of the men is deliberately pushed into the water and the signalman cannot save him, but decides to keep his suitcase which later finds is full of banknotes with a value of £5000.
42. Haunted Honeymoon (1940)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »
45. Climax! (1954–1958)
60 min | Drama
This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.