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GaslightGaslight (1940) Recommended
Dir. Thorold Dickinson
Feat. Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell
This potently atmospheric "Victorian" thriller boasts a suitably wired Anton Walbrook as a repressed patriarch who torments his wife in an effort to…
Twenty One DaysTwenty One Days (21 Days Together) (1940)
Dir. Basil Dean
Feat. Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks
Laurence Olivier plays a playboy embroiled in the death of an attractive model's blackmailer in this curious pre–war melodrama, from the…
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…
Henry VHenry V (1944) Recommended
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks
Brimming with zest, this Shakespeare adaption became an instant classic when released, featuring Laurence Olivier in full sail as the youthful…
Odd Man OutOdd Man Out (1947) Recommended
Dir. Carol Reed
Feat. James Mason, Robert Newton
James Mason, in one of his best roles, plays a wounded IRA–gunman hunted by police through a nightmare city–scape that clearly…
Oliver TwistOliver Twist (1948) Recommended
Dir. David Lean
Feat. Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh
Astonishing version of the Dicken's classic, notable for great atmosphere and Alec Guinness.
ObsessionObsession (The Hidden Room) (1949)
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Robert Newton, Phil Brown
Loaded film noir of jealously gone awry, with Robert Newton kidapping his wife’s latest adulterous fling, and threatening, among other things, a…
Treasure IslandTreasure Island (Long John Silver) (1950) Recommended
Dir. Byron Haskin
Feat. Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney
This definitive version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story was the first live–action feature from Disney studios, and contains…
Long John SilverLong John Silver (1950)
Dir. Byron Haskin
Feat. Robert Newton, Bobby Driscoll, Basil Sydney
Rambunctious adventure with arch pirate Long John Silver on the hunt for his young friend Jim Hawkins and maybe some treasure. Arrrrrgh!!! Notably…
Androcles and the LionAndrocles and the Lion (1952)
Dir. Chester Erskine
Feat. Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young
George Bernard Shaw's satire of ancient Rome in which a Christian fugitive pulls a thorn from a lions paw whilst hiding in the forest, only to…

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