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Lionel Jeffries

Director, Actor

Vicious Circle, TheVicious Circle, The (Circle) (1957)
Dir. Gerald Thomas
Feat. John Mills, Derek Farr, Lionel Jeffries
Neatly convoluted mystery has John Mills play an eminent medical specialist who is implicated in a murder when the body of a German actress turns up…
Blue Murder at St. Trinian'sBlue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)
Dir. Frank Launder
Feat. Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Alastair Sim
Particularly raucous installment of the popular naughty schoolgirl series; this time their behaviour gets the headmistress thrown in jail and the…
Wrong Arm of the Law, TheWrong Arm of the Law, The (1962)
Dir. Cliff Owen
Feat. Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins
Hilarious comic spoof, in which a gang of Australian thieves is pursued by Scotland Yard and criminal underworld alike. Peter Sellers is at the…
First Men in the MoonFirst Men in the Moon (H. G. Wells' First Men in the Moon) (1964)
Dir. Nathan Juran
Feat. Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries
Typically stunning Ray Harryhausen effects are the main drawcard of this interesting, if minor sci–fi bauble adapted from H.G. Wells'…
Murder AhoyMurder Ahoy (1964)
Dir. George Pollock
Feat. Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles Tingwell
Rutherford dons Miss Marple's hat again, this time boarding a ship to uncover more murders and a ring of thieves.
CamelotCamelot (1967)
Dir. Joshua Logan
Feat. Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero
This King Arthur musical was a disastrous, expensive–looking flop. Good performances though.
Chitty Chitty Bang BangChitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ken Hughes
Feat. Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries
Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor and who gives a run–down race car a magical new lease of life. A musical comedy masterpiece…
EyewitnessEyewitness (1970)
Dir. John Hough
Feat. Mark Lester, Lionel Jeffries, Susan George
A “boy who cried wolf” suspenser, centred on an imaginative youngster whose placid existence on the island of Malta is shaken when he witnesses…
Railway Children, TheRailway Children, The (1972) Recommended
Dir. Lionel Jeffries
Feat. Jenny Agutter
When their father is jailed for espionage, Jenny Agutter and her siblings are relocated to rural Yorkshire. Local adventures slowly turn into an…
Water Babies, TheWater Babies, The (1978)
Dir. Lionel Jeffries
Feat. James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw
The children's classic by Charles Kingsley, given a sterling treatment by its English cast and some nifty animation. A young chimney sweep finds…

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