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Laurence Olivier

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Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights (1939) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon
Emily Bronte's passionate romantic classic is immortalised in celluloid with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon unforgettable as doomed lovers Kathy…
Q PlanesQ Planes (Clouds Over Europe) (1939)
Dir. Tim Whelan
Feat. Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Valerie Hobson
Delightfully preposterous comedy–thriller about superspys attempting to steal British aircraft secrets. Amid the secret rays and droll…
Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice (1940) Recommended
Dir. Robert Z. Leonard
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson
Jane Austen's splendid comedy of manners is brought to the screen for the first time, with wit and subtlety firmly in tact.
RebeccaRebecca (1940) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders
A masterful gothic romance about a nobleman's second wife who becomes haunted by the image of his beloved first. Hitchcock's first American film was…
49th Parallel49th Parallel (1941)
Dir. Michael Powell
Feat. Laurence Olivier
A taut, effective actioner in which five German U–boat men become stranded off the Canadian coast and try to make it overland to the neutral…
That Hamilton WomanThat Hamilton Woman (1941)
Dir. Alexander Korda
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh
Star–chemistry between Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh ignites this portrayal of the infamous romance between Lord Horatio Nelson and Emma…
Henry VHenry V (1944) Recommended
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Laurence Olivier
Brimming with zest, this Shakespeare adaption became an instant classic when released, featuring Laurence Olivier in full sail as the youthful…
HamletHamlet (1948) Recommended
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney
The Oscar winner of Best Picture, Actor, Art direction and Costume, Laurence Olivier's version soars with vitality and atmosphere. A classic.
Beggar's Opera, TheBeggar's Opera, The (1953) Recommended
Dir. Peter Brook
Feat. Laurence Olivier
Initially a commercial failure, this energetic romp through John Gay's 18th century ribald opera has since been critically acclaimed. In his first…
Richard IIIRichard III (1955) Recommended
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
Laurence Olivier's third cinematic translation of Shakespeare both as actor and director. His performance borders on high camp as the twisted 15th…

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