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Charles Crichton

Director, Actor

Dead of NightDead of Night (1945) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti, Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden
This model of the horror portmanteau film remains unsurpassed by modern all–comers, with five strong, scary short stories that converge quite…
Hue and CryHue and Cry (1947)
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. Alastair Sim, Valerie White, Jack Warner
The first Ealing comedy is an affable yarn about kids who detect criminal information encoded in comic books. Shot on the post–war streets of…
Lavender Hill Mob, TheLavender Hill Mob, The (1951)
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. Alec Guinness
Clever, effervescent Ealing comedy stars Alec Guinness as a timid bank teller who organises an elaborate gold heist. The chase finale is magic.
Titfield Thunderbolt, TheTitfield Thunderbolt, The (1952)
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne
Gorgeously shot comedy with Stan Holloway leading the way in saving his local branch railway from being cut by British Rail. At the more whimsical…
HuntedHunted (1952)
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Kay Walsh, Geoffrey Keen
Brit suspense trailing an orphan on the run from his foster parents wrath after an accident who is kidnapped by a wanted criminal who trys to prevent…
Battle of the Sexes, TheBattle of the Sexes, The (1959)
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings
An archly engaging comedy based upon a James Thurber story in which the head clerk (Sellers) of a tweed manufacturer resists the efforts of the…
Fish Called Wanda, AFish Called Wanda, A (1988) Aro Favourite
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis
Rarely does a comedy achieve such a high laugh–count and provide substance beyond sheer entertainment value. A comic masterpiece written by and…

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