With Michael Balcon Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 32,752

2. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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91 Metascore

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 24,762

3. The Divided Heart (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.9
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A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox

Votes: 147

4. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,762

5. Crash of Silence (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.4
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Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 632

6. Jungle Fighters (1961)

Approved | 110 min | War, Drama

6.8
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In 1942, a group of British soldiers is sent on a mission in the Malaysian jungle and gets lost into the Japanese controlled zone.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Richard Todd, Richard Harris, Ronald Fraser, David McCallum

Votes: 673

7. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

7.1
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 2,375

8. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

7.0
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An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

Votes: 1,102

9. Who Done It? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.7
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

Votes: 178

10. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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On a routine flight from Hong Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 800

11. A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)

G | 118 min | Adventure

7.0
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Ten year old Sammy travels 4500 miles on his own from the Suez Canal to Durban, South Africa.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Fergus McClelland, Constance Cummings, Harry H. Corbett

Votes: 455

12. PT Raiders (1955)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain, but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 372

13. The Love Lottery (1954)

89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: David Niven, Peggy Cummins, Anne Vernon, Herbert Lom

Votes: 184

14. Out of the Clouds (1955)

88 min | Drama

5.5
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A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty, David Knight, Margo Lorenz

Votes: 137

15. The Gentle Gunman (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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In 1941, in wartime U.K., two Irish brothers working for the I.R.A. come against their local leader's ruthless methods.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 255

16. I Believe in You (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

6.8
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A drama about parole officers to follow the successful Ealing police story of The Blue Lamp (1950). Various sub-plots follow the parole officers and their charges.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph | Stars: Cecil Parker, Celia Johnson, Harry Fowler, Joan Collins

Votes: 112

17. His Excellency (1952)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

5.8
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The post-war Labour government appoints an ex-docker as Governor of a Mediterranean colony.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Eric Portman, Cecil Parker, Helen Cherry, Susan Stephen

Votes: 63

18. The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Robert Morley, Kay Walsh, Edward Underdown, Fella Edmonds

Votes: 84

19. Touch and Go (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston, June Thorburn, John Fraser

Votes: 129

20. Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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A television given as a retirement present is sold on to different households, causing misery each time.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins, Jack Watling, Barbara Murray

Votes: 165

21. Lease of Life (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Adrienne Corri, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 189

22. The Gentle Touch (1956)

91 min | Drama, Comedy

5.9
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The public and private lives of 5 girls, who start out as student nurses in the National Health service during the 1950's.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: George Baker, Belinda Lee, Delphi Lawrence, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 56


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