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Michael Redgrave


Films to Rent

Lady Vanishes, TheLady Vanishes, The (1938) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty
Prime British Hitchcock, tracks a brilliantly–plotted mystery of an old lady's disappearance on a trans–Europe train, with…
Stars Look Down, TheStars Look Down, The (1939) Recommended
Dir. Carol Reed
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams
Gritty account of life in a Northumberland coal mining village was dir. Reed's first notable film and still one of his most successful. Centred…
Thunder RockThunder Rock (1942)
Dir. Roy Boulting
Feat. Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen
Wonderfully cerebral first film from the great Boulting Brothers in which a disillusioned newspaperman living in self imposed exile in a Michigan…
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…
Captive HeartCaptive Heart (1946)
Dir. Basil Dearden
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister
An exciting story of POWs in WWII Germany. Michael Redgrave gives an acclaimed performance as a Czech prisoner masquerading as a British officer.
Years Between, TheYears Between, The (1946)
Dir. Compton Bennett
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Valerie Hobson, Dame Flora Robson
Michael Redgrave plays a British MI6 officer who returns home after working for the French Resistance to find that his wife, who had presumed him…
Browning Version, TheBrowning Version, The (1951) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent
Sterling adaptation of Terrence Rattigan’s play features an unforgettable performance from Michael Redgrave as the cuckolded,…
Importance of Being EarnestImportance of Being Earnest (1952) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Dame Edith Evans
Screen version of Oscar Wilde's brilliant comedy of manners starring a host of British stage thesps.
Dambusters, TheDambusters, The (Dam Busters, The) (1954) Recommended
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Charles Carson
British inventor Barnes Wallis's ingenious attempts to destroy German dams during WWII forms the basis of this splendid thriller. Michael Redgrave…
Confidential ReportConfidential Report (Mr. Arkadin) (1955)
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Robert Arden, Paola Mori
A typically Welles–ian shaggy dog story, with Welles himself playing a possibly insane, Kane–like billionaire, who hires a detective to…
Night My Number Came Up, TheNight My Number Came Up, The (1955)
Dir. Leslie Norman
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox
A prophetic nightmare about an ill–fated plane flight begins to play out as reality for 13 passengers aboard a British military aircraft in…
1984 1984 (1956)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling
The first adaptation of George Orwell's visionary novel is this little known, stark BBC television production. Apparently hated by his widow for the…
Time Without PityTime Without Pity (1957) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Leo McKern, Ann Todd
Nervy noir has Michael Redgrave in top form as an alcoholic father racing against time to save his son from the gallows. Somewhat dated thriller…
Quiet American, TheQuiet American, The (1958)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Audie Murphy
This early screen adaptation of Graham Greene’s cautionary novel was the first major film to address to thorny issue of Vietnam, although loses…
Innocents, TheInnocents, The (1961) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jack Clayton
Feat. Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins
Notable adaptation of Henry James' ghost story "The Turn of the Screw", featuring Deborah Kerr as a neurotic nanny. Taking a job at a spooky…
Loneliness of the Long Distance RunnerLoneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) Recommended
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Alec McCowen
Rebellious borstal–boy Tom Courtenay finds self–discovery while cross–country training. An emotionally powerful critique of class…
Heroes of Telemark, TheHeroes of Telemark, The (1965)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson
Douglas and Harris are bickering leaders of an allied attempt to destroy a Nazi atom–bomb factory in the snowy wastes of Norway. Predictably…
Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland (1966) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Miller
Feat. Peter Cook, Michael Redgrave, Peter Sellers
Cult BBC version of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, in which drowsing Alice enters the dreamscape of 'Wonderland'. Influenced by the…
HeidiHeidi (1968)
Dir. Delbert Mann
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons, Walter Slezak
TV movie adaptation of the 1880 novel about the Swiss orphan who is left in the care of her grumpy grandparents in the alps.
Nicholas and AlexandraNicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman
The last Czars of Russia get an appropriately lavish send–off in this wagon–load of Hollywood corn. With Tom Baker (as Rasputin) and…

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