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Bryan Forbes

Director, Actor

Sea DevilsSea Devils (1953)
Dir. Raoul Walsh
Feat. Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, Bryan Forbes
Old–fashioned smuggling yarn, with Rock Hudson playing a Channel Islands contrabandist who gets involved in the French Revolution. Minor sea…
Passage HomePassage Home (1955)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. Peter Finch, Anthony Steel, Diane Cilento
Torrid melodrama with the presence of a young woman on board a cargo ship causing tensions amongst the male crew.
I Was Monty's Double I Was Monty's Double (1958)
Dir. John Guillermin
Feat. Clifton James, John Mills, Leslie Phillips
Absorbing war drama based on the true story of a man hired to imitate General Montgomery in order to hoodwink the Germans before the North Africa…
League of Gentlemen, TheLeague of Gentlemen, The (1960)
Dir. Basil Dearden
Feat. Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes
A high–class league of British actor gents – Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, Roger Livesy and others – conspire…
L-Shaped Room, TheL-Shaped Room, The (1962) Recommended
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. Leslie Caron
Defining slice of gritty Brit realism tackles the issue of pregnancy outside marriage with considerable pathos. French girl Leslie Caron crosses the…
Whistle Down the WindWhistle Down the Wind (1964)
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. Alan Bates, Hayley Mills
Alan Bates plays an escaped convict who Hayley Mills meets and believes to be Jesus himself. Unsentimental yet moving account of childhood faith…
Seance On a Wet AfternoonSeance On a Wet Afternoon (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough
This British classic boasts a rare performance by the amazing Kim Stanley as a gently off–her–rocker matron who goads her meek husband…
King RatKing Rat (1965)
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. George Segal, James Fox, Tom Courtenay
Star–studded adaption of James Clavell's novel, set in a Japanese POW camp during WWII. At the darker end of the genre, with 'hero' George…
Wrong Box, TheWrong Box, The (1966) Recommended
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine
A classic black farce where two Victorian siblings (Richardson and Mills) scramble tooth and nail to collect a massive legacy, each trying to outwit…
DeadfallDeadfall (1968)
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. Michael Caine, Giovanna Ralli, Eric Portman
Somewhat lumpy thriller with Caine recruited by a husband and wife to pull of a daring diamond heist. The actual robbery is cross–cut with a…

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