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Charles Laughton

Director, Actor

Old Dark House, TheOld Dark House, The (1932)
Dir. James Whale
Feat. Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton
Seeking refuge from an encroaching storm, six travellers pick the wrong house to take shelter in, with a spooky Boris Karloff, among other terrors in…
Sign of the Cross, TheSign of the Cross, The (1932)
Dir. Cecil B. DeMille
Feat. Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton
Pre–Code Hollywood epic from director Cecil B. DeMille, based on the Wilson Barrett play of the same name. Forms a biblical trilogy with…
Private Life of Henry VIII, ThePrivate Life of Henry VIII, The (1933) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alexander Korda
Feat. Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon
The signature role for actor–extraordinaire Charles Laughton was this portrayal of England's notorious, much–married monarch. His…
Island of Lost SoulsIsland of Lost Souls (1933) Recommended
Dir. Erle C. Kenton
Feat. Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen
First screen version of H.G. Wells' fascinating novel features the delightfully loony Charles Laughton as Dr. Moreau, the exiled scientist obsessed…
Mutiny On the BountyMutiny On the Bounty (1935) Recommended
Dir. Frank Lloyd
Feat. Charles Laughton, Clark Gable
Charles Laughton (as Capt. Bligh) and Clark Gable spar memorably in this, the classic version. Winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 1935.
Les MiserablesLes Miserables (1935)
Dir. Richard Boleslawski
Feat. Fredric March, Charles Laughton
Most faithful of the numerous film versions of Victor Hugo's novel, chronicling the lifelong harassment of reformed petty thief Ferric March by the…
Rembrandt (1936)
Dir. Alexander Korda
Feat. Charles Laughton
Vignettes from the life of the great 17th century painter whose popularity sharply regressed after he painted 'The Nightwatchmen'. Charles Laughton…
St Martin's LaneSt Martin's Lane (Sidewalks of London) (1938)
Dir. Tim Whelan
Feat. Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton, Rex Harrison
Vivien Leigh stars in this oddball comedy–drama as a talented pickpocket who forms an alliance with street performer Laughton.
Beachcomber, TheBeachcomber, The (Vessel of Wrath) (1938)
Dir. Erich Pommer
Feat. Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester
Drama based on the short story by Somerset Maughamet, set in a remote tropical Dutch colony, where the sister of a missionary attempts to reform a…
Hunchback of Notre Dame, TheHunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939) Recommended
Dir. William Dieterle
Feat. Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton is perfectly cast in this beautifully expressionistic version of the classic.

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