Margaret Rutherford

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1. Hideout in the Alps (1936)

75 min | Crime, Drama

A forger returns to his family when he leaves jail vowing to go straight. Although approached by an international counterfeiting gang, he keeps his word only to find his nephew is in the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Ronald Squire, Jane Baxter, Anthony Bushell, Arthur Macrae

Votes: 92

2. Talk of the Devil (1936)

76 min | Crime, Drama

A ruthless businessman tries to steal his brother's successful shipping company. He hires a gifted mimic to date one of his brother's daughters to get some inside information about the ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Sally Eilers, Basil Sydney, Randle Ayrton

Votes: 44

3. Beauty and the Barge (1937)

77 min | Comedy

A young girl is engaged to a man she doesn't love, and rather than marry him, she decides to flee the situation altogether. She is helped by a crusty old barge Captain.

Director: Henry Edwards | Stars: Gordon Harker, Judy Gunn, Jack Hawkins, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 72

4. Catch As Catch Can (1937)

71 min | Action, Crime

A story of smuggling and jewel thieves on board an ocean liner.

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: James Mason, Viki Dobson, Eddie Pola, Finlay Currie

Votes: 6

5. Missing, Believed Married (1937)

66 min | Comedy

An heiress discovers during her engagement that the man she is about to marry is a fortune-hunting fraud. She runs off, and during a street scuffle, she gets a blow to her head which leaves... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Wally Patch, Julian Vedey, Hazel Terry, Emilio Cargher

8. Quiet Wedding (1941)

80 min | Comedy

A young couple become engaged, but enjoy several comedic adventures before their wedding day.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, Marjorie Fielding, A.E. Matthews

Votes: 100

9. Three Wise Brides (1941)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

A young man's mother wants him to marry a wealthy heiress, but the man falls in love with the girl's sister.

Director: Walter C. Mycroft | Stars: Enid Stamp-Taylor, Michael Wilding, Basil Sydney, Sarah Churchill

Votes: 44

10. Yellow Canary (1943)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman wrongfully accused of being a Nazi sympathizer is forced to move to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam, Albert Lieven

Votes: 444

11. Adventure for Two (1943)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ivan Kouznetsoff (Sir Laurence Olivier), a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naive about... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 421

12. Her Man Gilbey (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance, War

While Lady Christabel Beauclark (Dame Margaret Rutherford), a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's ... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 212

13. Blithe Spirit (1945)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Charles and his second wife Ruth are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 5,249

14. The Importance of Being Earnest (1946 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Stars: Alban Blakelock, Stringer Davis, Robert Eddison, David Horne

Votes: 10

15. Meet Me at Dawn (1947)

81 min | Adventure, Comedy

A young man makes his living in Paris in 1900 by fighting duels on behalf of other parties. He's hired to injure a leading politician and starts to get involved with a girl he uses to ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: William Eythe, Stanley Holloway, Hazel Court, George Thorpe

Votes: 54

16. While the Sun Shines (1947)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

Lady Elisabeth Randall is an English Air Force corporal during World War II. She is on her way to marry her fiancé when she finds herself being romanced by two different men.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Barbara White, Ronald Squire, Brenda Bruce, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 31

17. Miranda (1948)

Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Glynis Johns, Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, John McCallum

Votes: 844

18. Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

Residents of a part of London declare independence when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a "Passport to Pimlico".

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 3,870

19. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis

Votes: 1,406

20. The Taming of Dorothy (1950)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Crime

While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo L'Americano (Robert Beatty) discovers that Antonio Pellegrini (Robert Beatty), a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Jean Kent, Robert Beatty, Gordon Harker, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 66

21. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,077

22. Curtain Up (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

In a small town in the 1950s, a repertory company meets on Monday morning to start rehearsing the following week's play. This is a ghastly thing written by the aunt of one of the theatre's ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford, Kay Kendall, Michael Medwin

Votes: 231

23. Castle in the Air (1952)

89 min | Comedy

The near-bankrupt Earl of Locharne must contend with a government agent trying to requisition his ancestral Scottish castle, as well as a beautiful American woman who wants to buy the place - to say nothing of the resident ghost.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: David Tomlinson, Helen Cherry, Margaret Rutherford, Barbara Kelly

Votes: 171

24. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Votes: 4,973

25. Miss Robin Hood (1952)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

Henry Wrigley (Richard Hearne) is happy writing stories for a children's' comic. Then he meets Miss Honey (Dame Margaret Rutherford), who encourages him to go into minor crime.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Richard Hearne, Edward Lexy, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 250

26. Innocents in Paris (1953)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950s weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Alastair Sim, Ronald Shiner, Claire Bloom, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 367

27. Trouble in Store (1953)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

Norman (Norman Wisdom) is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always?). He wants to be a window dresser making up the public ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford, Moira Lister, Derek Bond

Votes: 888

28. The Runaway Bus (1954)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one amongst their number is the ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Margaret Rutherford, Petula Clark, George Coulouris

Votes: 490

29. Mad About Men (1954)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Flirtatious mermaid Miranda (Glynis Johns) swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on vacation. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Glynis Johns, Donald Sinden, Anne Crawford, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 461

30. Aunt Clara (1954)

84 min | Comedy, Family

A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings - including a brothel, a gambling den, racing greyhounds, and a sleazy bar - to his eccentric niece Clara Hilton (Dame Margaret Rutherford). ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Margaret Rutherford, A.E. Matthews, Fay Compton

Votes: 172

31. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An Englishman is left with an abandoned, very tame, and domesticated pet alligator, who helps him develop a bond with a young Irishwoman. Plans to get rid of the animal cause mayhem and produce a surprising outcome for all.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Donald Sinden, Diana Dors, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 280

32. Big Time Operators (1957)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit", and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,701

33. Just My Luck (1957)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford, Jill Dixon, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 555

34. Farewell, Farewell, Eugene (1959 TV Movie)

40 min

Two reclusive sisters send greeting cards to the outside world through their cousin, for which they make money that goes into a fund to visit their brother in Africa.

Director: William Chappell | Stars: Beryl Andrews, Avril Elgar, Frances Guthrie, Patrick McAlinney

35. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy

A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labor union.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 3,407

36. The Day After Tomorrow (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

Television play centering around pensioner Amy Carr (Dame Margaret Rutherford) and her day-to-day life and character and her budding friendship with old seaman Peter O'Connor (Noel Purcell).

Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Noel Purcell, Olive Sloane, Stringer Davis

37. On the Double (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

At the time of the Invasion of Normandy, an American soldier is asked to impersonate a British General in order to confuse the Nazi spies and assassins in London.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 606

38. Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the Police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 6,136

39. The V.I.P.s (1963)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

51 Metascore

As fog delays departure for a group of travellers bound for New York City, they wait at the lounge of London's Heathrow airport, with each passenger at a moment of crisis in his or her life.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 3,235 | Gross: $10.21M

40. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,369

41. Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson

Votes: 4,947

42. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 4,592

43. Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, William Mervyn

Votes: 4,281

44. The Stately Ghosts of England (1965 TV Movie)

50 min | Mystery

A documentary-style tv programme made by NBC where Margaret Rutherford and her husband Stringer Davis visit three so-called haunted mansions.

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Tom Corbett, Mrs. Walter Goldsmith

Votes: 26

45. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) as a roistering companion to young Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), circa 1400 to 1413.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Votes: 7,388 | Gross: $0.12M

46. A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

G | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

In Hong Kong, the ambassador returning to America meets the Russian countess, a refugee without a passport, who decides to hide in his cabin.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Sydney Chaplin, Tippi Hedren

Votes: 5,383

47. Arabella (1967)

M | 88 min | Comedy

5.5