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Michael Anderson

Director, Actor

Dambusters, TheDambusters, The (Dam Busters, The) (1954) Recommended
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Charles Carson
British inventor Barnes Wallis's ingenious attempts to destroy German dams during WWII forms the basis of this splendid thriller. Michael Redgrave…
Around the World in 80 DaysAround the World in 80 Days (1956) Recommended
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley Maclaine
Lively spectacle in which David Niven attempts to perform the title feat, while no less than 44 other stars make cameo appearances. Garnered four…
1984 1984 (1956)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling
The first adaptation of George Orwell's visionary novel is this little known, stark BBC television production. Apparently hated by his widow for the…
Yangtse Incident, TheYangtse Incident, The (The Yangtze Incident, Battle Hell) (1957)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Richard Todd
The crew of the HMS Amethyst must escape via the Yangtse river after sauntering into China on the eve of Communist takeover. A riveting dramatization…
Pillow TalkPillow Talk (1959) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall
Party–line adversaries Rock Hudson and Doris Day conduct a hilarious romance of deception in this imaginative sex comedy. With Rock as the…
Quiller Memorandum, TheQuiller Memorandum, The (1966)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. George Segal, Max von Sydow, Alec Guinness
Cold War thriller given an edge through the expert scripting of Harold Pinter, mapping out a game of psychological cat–and–mouse between…
Shoes of the Fisherman, TheShoes of the Fisherman, The (1968)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud
Anthony Quinn plays a Russian bishop who is elected Pope after twenty years in political asylum. Beautifully adorned best–seller adaptation.
Conduct UnbecomingConduct Unbecoming (1975)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Michael York, Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard
Well–made, though somewhat old–fashioned version of Barry England's play about misbehaviour among the British Army in India. The stars…
Logan's RunLogan's Run (1976) Recommended
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Michael York, Jenny Agutter
Enjoyable escapism set in an idyllic 23rd Century society where no–one is allowed to live beyond 30! Lurex clad twenty–somethings Michael…
OrcaOrca (The Killer Whale) (1977)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Bo Derek
A killer whale goes feral after its pregnant mate is slayed by grizzly fisherman Richard Harris in this largely maligned JAWS spinoff from the dir.…

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