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O.H.M.SO.H.M.S (You're in the Army Now) (1937)
Dir. Raoul Walsh
Feat. John Mills, Wallace Ford, Anna Lee
Broad comedy with Ford as an American gangster who evades capture by joining the British army posing as a comedian.
Cottage to LetCottage to Let (1941)
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, John Mills
Brit thriller focusing on an inventor in the business of bomb testing for the Air Ministry, whose supposedly innocent domestic staff is riddled with…
In Which We ServeIn Which We Serve (1942) Recommended
Dir. David Lean
Feat. Sir Noel Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles
WW2 drama contrasts the service lives of a destroyer crew with their memories of back home. Powerful film won an Oscar for writer, director and star…
We Dive at DawnWe Dive at Dawn (1943)
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. John Mills, Eric Portman, Niall MacGinnis
Sturdy WWII actioner has a British sub sent out to sink a heavily–armed Nazi battleship with the help of three German sailors, but getting into…
This Happy BreedThis Happy Breed (1944)
Dir. David Lean
Feat. Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills
Another David Lean–Noel Coward collaboration, the pair who later made the fine BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Here they turn their sensibilities to the…
Way to the Stars, The (1945)
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Douglas Montgomery
An RAF airfield in WWII is the setting of this unassuming war–drama, set around the lives of the ‘flyers’ and the ground–crew. Given…
Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations (1946) Recommended
Dir. David Lean
Feat. John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles
Esteemed treatment of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a young orphan aided by a mysterious benefactor brought major international success to the…
Scott of the AntarcticScott of the Antarctic (1948)
Dir. Charles Frend
Feat. John Mills
Ealing studios produced thie epic recount of Scott's final voyage to the South Pole. With John Mills.
History of Mr. Polly, TheHistory of Mr. Polly, The (1949)
Dir. Anthony Pelissier
Feat. John Mills, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins
Bracing comedy set in the Victorian era follows the various misfortunes of sensitive but ineffectual draper Mills as he sets out in search of…
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…

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