With J. Arthur Rank Organisation (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Magnet (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

6.9
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A boy steals a powerful magnet from a younger boy and gets him into all sorts of trouble.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Stephen Murray, Kay Walsh, James Fox, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 375

2. 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: 1,299

3. The Paradine Case (1947)

Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

Votes: 9,339

4. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 5,008

5. The Gentle Gunman (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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In 1941, in wartime U.K., two Irish brothers working for the I.R.A. come against their local leader's ruthless methods.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 247

6. Anna Karenina (1948)

Approved | 139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

Votes: 2,293

7. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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In Brighton in 1935, small-time gang leader Pinkie Brown murders a journalist and later desperately tries to cover his tracks but runs into trouble with the police, a few witnesses and a rival gang.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,835 | Gross: $0.22M

8. The Frightened Man (1952)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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The hidden life of a second-hand dealer inadvertently ensnares his son. Julius Rosselli (Dermot Walsh), whose expulsion from Oxford and subsequent participation with jewel thieves breaks ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Barbara Murray, Charles Victor, John Blythe

Votes: 102

9. Madeleine (1950)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks

Votes: 1,312

10. The Purple Plain (1954)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.5
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In WW2 Burma, a Canadian bomber pilot becomes reckless after losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air-raid.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 1,740

11. Golden Salamander (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Trevor Howard, Anouk Aimée, Herbert Lom, Walter Rilla

Votes: 460

12. Above Us the Waves (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 1,118

13. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The daily routine of two London Policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 1,427

14. The Winslow Boy (1948)

G | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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In pre-WWI England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, and his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 1,138

15. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, John Mills

Votes: 967

16. Lease of Life (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Adrienne Corri, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 187

17. Operation Disaster (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 668

18. The Hidden Room (1949)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.4
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 1,503

19. Highly Dangerous (1950)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 427

20. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A violent fugitive and a mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 807

21. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.1
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A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

Votes: 1,103

22. Encore (1951)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Adaptations of three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham comprise this anthology film where the celebrated author introduces each segment of the film in front of the camera.

Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Charles Victor

Votes: 488

23. Both Sides of the Law (1953)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves eighteen-year-old Bridget Foster (... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Anne Crawford, Peggy Cummins, Rosamund John, Terence Morgan

Votes: 161

24. The Adventures of Sadie (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

5.5
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Rich Sadie Patch is marooned on a desert island after an emergency on her cruise-ship. With her are Irish stoker Pat, prickly young Jimmy Carrol, and bald and bookish Professor Gibble. All ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: Joan Collins, George Cole, Kenneth More, Robertson Hare

Votes: 209

25. Break to Freedom (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In 1944, at a POW camp in Germany the Allied prisoners use a dummy prop named Albert to fool the German guards and escape.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Anthony Steel, Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester

Votes: 232

26. Svengali (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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The story of a genius who hypnotizes an artist's model into becoming a great concert singer, and how she escapes from his influence only by his death.

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Donald Wolfit, Terence Morgan, Derek Bond

Votes: 110

27. Value for Money (1955)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Gregson, Diana Dors, Susan Stephen, Derek Farr

Votes: 161

28. Waterfront Women (1950)

80 min | Drama

6.4
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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 »

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Robert Newton, Kathleen Harrison, Avis Scott, Susan Shaw

Votes: 215

29. Tonight at 8:30 (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.2
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An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Ted Ray, Kay Walsh, Martita Hunt, Bill Fraser

Votes: 146

30. Island Rescue (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.1
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During WW2, British Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones

Votes: 200

31. Man of the Moment (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Lana Morris, Belinda Lee, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 447

32. Forbidden (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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An ex-serviceman plans to escape his faithless wife.

Director: George King | Stars: Douglass Montgomery, Hazel Court, Patricia Burke, Garry Marsh

Votes: 130

33. Forbidden Cargo (1954)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Inspector Michael Kenyon (Nigel Patrick) is a Narcotics Agent who, with the aid of a titled bird-watcher attempts to trap a brother and sister drug smuggling team.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Jack Warner, Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars, Terence Morgan

Votes: 151

34. The Final Test (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Morley, George Relph, Adrianne Allen

Votes: 167

35. The Woman for Joe (1955)

91 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A sideshow owner and his main attraction, a midget, fall for the same woman.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Diane Cilento, George Baker, Jimmy Karoubi, David Kossoff

Votes: 84

36. Touch and Go (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

6.3
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When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston, June Thorburn, John Fraser

Votes: 123

37. Home to Danger (1951)

Not Rated | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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A drug dealer tries to kill his partner's daughter, when she inherits an old house.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Rona Anderson, Francis Lister, Alan Wheatley

Votes: 174

38. Bond Street (1948)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Jean Kent, Roland Young, Kathleen Harrison, Derek Farr

Votes: 66

39. The Brave Don't Cry (1952)

89 min | Drama

6.9
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A story about a true mining accident.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: John Gregson, Meg Buchanan, John Rae, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 75

40. The Square Ring (1953)

83 min | Drama

6.6
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Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 167

41. Dance Little Lady (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

5.0
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The story of a successful dancer's fight with her husband for the attention of their daughter.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Terence Morgan, Mai Zetterling, Guy Rolfe, Mandy Miller

Votes: 42

42. The Gay Dog (1954)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

6.3
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Jim Gay loves his racing greyhound but, out of town, he finds a dog with a better chance to win. His friends bet on his dog while he bets against.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Wilfred Pickles, Petula Clark, Megs Jenkins, John Blythe

Votes: 92

43. The Hundred Hour Hunt (1952)

84 min | Thriller

6.3
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Scotland Yard is mobilised in the hunt for blood donors in a race to save a dying girl.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Jack Warner, Anthony Steel, Joy Shelton, Freddie Mills

Votes: 120

44. Those People Next Door (1953)

78 min | Comedy

5.8
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During the war, a titled family, object to their squadron leader son, being engaged to the daughter of a working class factory worker.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Jack Warner, Charles Victor, Marjorie Rhodes, Gladys Henson

Votes: 82

45. The Quiet Woman (1951)

71 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Coastal pub proprietress is inveigled into a smuggling plot.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Derek Bond, Jane Hylton, Dora Bryan, Michael Balfour

Votes: 120

46. Life in Emergency Ward 10 (1959)

86 min | Drama

6.2
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A new registrar, with a revolutionary heart lung machine he has bought from America, joins a small county hospital, and has to win over his colleagues, including the senior house surgeon, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Christopher Witty, Rupert Davies, Dorothy Alison, Joan Sims

Votes: 53

47. The Hills of Donegal (1947)

85 min | Drama

4.6
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An Irish singer marries the wrong man.

Director: John Argyle | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, James Etherington, Moore Marriott, John Bentley

Votes: 19

48. They Can't Hang Me (1955)

75 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A senior civil servant is condemned to hang for murder but he claims to have top secret security information...

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Terence Morgan, Yolande Donlan, André Morell, Ursula Howells

Votes: 115

49. The Girl Who Couldn't Quite (1950)

85 min | Drama

5.8
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Smilie that is. A tramp cures a teenager's amnesia and she fails to recognise him afterwards.

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Bill Owen, Elizabeth Henson, Betty Stockfeld, Iris Hoey

Votes: 37

50. How the Myth Was Made: A Study of Robert Flaherty's Man of Aran (1978)

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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American documentary film-maker George C. Stoney visits the Aran Islands to try and unravel some of the myths surrounding a film that had engrossed him as a youngster - Robert Flaherty's ... See full summary »

Directors: James B. Brown, George C. Stoney | Stars: Michael Balcon, Arthur Calder-Marshall, Robert J. Flaherty, Walter Lassally

Votes: 18


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