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Roy Ward Baker

Director, Actor

Morning DepartureMorning Departure (Operation Disaster) (1950)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Richard Attenborough
A British submarine patrolling in the period just after WWII, hits a leftover mine and plunges seriously damaged to the sea–bed. The captain…
Don't Bother to KnockDon't Bother to Knock (1952)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark
Marilyn Monroe in her first leading role plays a psychotic babysitter who lures an unwitting Richard Widmark into her world of delusion.
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.
One That Got Away, TheOne That Got Away, The (Einer Kam Durch) (1957)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. Hardy Kruger, Colin Gordon, Terence Alexander
Sturdy war thriller centred on the true story of German airman Franz von Werra – the only German POW to successfully escape from allied custody…
Night to Remember, ANight to Remember, A (1958) Recommended
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres
Vivid re–enactment of events that led to the sinking of the Titanic, with careful attention payed to the human drama. Kenneth More leads a…
October Man, TheOctober Man, The (1960)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman
Atmospheric pot–boiler in which John Mills plays an amnesiac accused of murder who fights to prove his innocence, apprehend the murderer and…
Singer Not the Song, TheSinger Not the Song, The (1961)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Mylene Demongeot
Philosophical western is an oddity amongst the Rank canon with Bogarde as a campy Mexican bandit terrorising a catholic priest Mills. Homoerotic…
Baron, The (TV Series)Baron, The (TV Series) (1966-1967)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker, Robert Asher
Feat. Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, Colin Gordon
The escapades of John Mannering, aka "The Baron", a Texan–born ranch owner based in London, once a thief, but now reformed as an operative for…
Quatermass and the PitQuatermass and the Pit (1967) Recommended
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley
Excellent update for the big–screen of the 50's cult TV serial harnesses a rich sense of intrigue through its perceptive script about an alien…
Saint, The - Fiction MakersSaint, The - Fiction Makers (1967)
Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Feat. Roger Moore, Sylvia Syms
Roger Moore's successful TV portrayal provides the basis of this feature–length version of 'The Saint'. A gang of jewel–thieves plans a…

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