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Frank Pettingell

  • Jan 01, 1891 - Feb 17, 1966 (age 75)
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1966
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Frank Pettingell

Frank Pettingell passed away.
1964
Becket
MovieMar 11, 1964

Becket

Debauched King Henry II installs his longtime court facilitator …
Debauched King Henry II installs his longtime court facilitator Thomas Becket as the Archbishop of Canterbury, assuming that his old friend will be a compliant and loyal lackey in the King's ongoing battles with the church. But Becket unexpectedly finds his true calling on the ecclesiastical side, and aligns himself against the king's selfish wishes, causing a rift and an eventual showdown not only between the two men, but also the institutions they represent.
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1962
The Dock Brief
MovieSep 20, 1962

The Dock Brief

An incompetent barrister is assigned to defend an …
An incompetent barrister is assigned to defend an accused wife murderer.
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Term of Trial
MovieAug 16, 1962

Term of Trial

In Britain, a high-school girl becomes infatuated with her …
In Britain, a high-school girl becomes infatuated with her English teacher but, after he rejects her amorous advances, she goes to the police and accuses him of indecent assault.
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1960
Coronation Street
TV ShowDec 9, 1960

Coronation Street

Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap …
Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.
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Our House
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TV ShowSep 11, 1960

Our House

Our House is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1960 to …
Our House is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1960 to 1962. The main writer of the programme, which starred many actors known for their roles in the Carry On films, was Norman Hudis, who wrote the first six Carry On films from 1958 to 1962. Our House is based on the premise of nine people of differing backgrounds sharing a house together.
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An Age of Kings
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TV ShowApr 28, 1960

An Age of Kings

An Age of Kings is a fifteen-part serial adaptation of the eight …
An Age of Kings is a fifteen-part serial adaptation of the eight sequential history plays of William Shakespeare (Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V, 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III), produced by the BBC in 1960. At the time, the show was the most ambitious Shakespearean television adaptation ever made, and was a critical and commercial success in both the UK and the US.
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1959
No Hiding Place
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TV ShowSep 16, 1959

No Hiding Place

No Hiding Place is a British television series that was …
No Hiding Place is a British television series that was produced at Wembley Studios by Associated-Rediffusion for the ITV network between 16 September 1959 and 22 June 1967. It was the sequel to the series Murder Bag (1957–1958) and Crime Sheet (1959), all starring Raymond Francis as Detective Superintendent, later Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart.
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1958
Corridors of Blood
MovieDec 1, 1958

Corridors of Blood

In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. …
In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. Thomas Bolton painstakingly develops an opium-based anesthetic, to which he gradually becomes addicted. In order to provide a continual supply of chemicals to continue his experiments and support his addiction, he falls in with a den of murderers who use his signature to sell cadavers to the local hospital.
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Up the Creek
MovieMay 13, 1958

Up the Creek

During the Cold War, an idiotic R.N. lieutenant, who cannot be …
During the Cold War, an idiotic R.N. lieutenant, who cannot be fired due to his connections, is transferred from the Admiralty to the far away Mothball Fleet to a rusty destroyer whose crew is running an illegal money-making scheme.
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1955
Value for Money
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MovieAug 9, 1955

Value for Money

A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy …
A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to...
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1953
Meet Mr. Lucifer
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MovieNov 26, 1953

Meet Mr. Lucifer

A television given as a retirement present is sold on to different …
A television given as a retirement present is sold on to different households, causing misery each time.
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The Great Game
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MovieJan 1, 1953

The Great Game

The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club, …
The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club, Burnville United, makes an unethical approach to a star player of another club, and the ensuing scandal costs him his job.
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1952
Meet Me Tonight
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MovieSep 9, 1952

Meet Me Tonight

An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red …
An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who form an alliance when some of their company start to needle them, and ends up in some non-amusing slapstick. The second episode is "Fumed Oak" (with Stanley Holloway, Betty Ann Davies, Mary Merrall and Dorothy Gordon) is about a squabbling, middle-class family where Holloway has to contend with a ghastly mother-in-law, a selfish wife and a whining, complaining child and, after 17 years, tells each of them off and departs their company. The third segment is "Ways and Means" (with Valerie Hobson, Nigel Patrick, Jack Warner and Jessie Royce Landis) about a pair of parasites who go from city to city as non-paying guests of wealthy acquaintances. A wealthy American widow is trying to quietly kick them out of her French Riviera home, and the couple, needing funds to get to Venice, hatch a scheme to fleece her out of her gambling winnings.
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The Crimson Pirate
MovieAug 27, 1952

The Crimson Pirate

Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and …
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.
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The Card
MovieFeb 25, 1952

The Card

A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to …
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ...
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1951
The Magic Box
MovieSep 18, 1951

The Magic Box

Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise …
Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's so that it sounded more impressive for the photographic portrait work he was so good at. But he was also an inventor and his search for a way to project moving pictures became an obsession that ultimately changed the life of all those he loved.
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1948
No Room at the Inn
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MovieOct 25, 1948

No Room at the Inn

Two children are evacuated during World War Two into the care …
Two children are evacuated during World War Two into the care of an alcoholic woman.
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Escape
MovieMar 23, 1948

Escape

A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective …
A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.
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1946
Gaiety George
MovieApr 16, 1946

Gaiety George

The life of Irishman George Howard, who bought an …
The life of Irishman George Howard, who bought an English theatre, and strived to improve the standard of musical entertainment. Set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and loosely based on fact.
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1943
Get Cracking
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MovieMay 17, 1943

Get Cracking

George Formby joins the home guard.
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1942
The Young Mr. Pitt
MovieSep 21, 1942

The Young Mr. Pitt

This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who …
This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of twenty-four.
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The Goose Steps Out
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MovieAug 1, 1942

The Goose Steps Out

A bumbling teacher turns out to be the double of a German …
A bumbling teacher turns out to be the double of a German general. He is flown into Germany to impersonate the general and cause chaos and hilarity in a Hitler Youth college.
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The Seventh Survivor
MovieJan 5, 1942

The Seventh Survivor

Survivors from a torpedoed passenger vessel are …
Survivors from a torpedoed passenger vessel are rescued by a lighthouse crew. Ironically, the German captain responsible for the attack is also rescued and held prisoner, but a spy among the survivors plans to help him escape.
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1941
Ships with Wings
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MovieNov 1, 1941

Ships with Wings

Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor …
Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean he acts heroically and redeems himself.
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This England
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MovieJul 19, 1941

This England

This British- National-Anglo American production …
This British- National-Anglo American production reinforces the theme that whoever assails the land of Britain only succeeds in uniting and cementing the landowner, the peasantry and the working classes of the land. Using the threat of invasion (by the Nazis)this four-episode film covers (as best as it can in 8000 feet of celluloid) the Norman invasion; the Spanish armada; the Napoleonic Era; and the twentieth century.
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Kipps
MovieMar 26, 1941

Kipps

Kipps, also known as The Remarkable Mr. Kipps, is a …
Kipps, also known as The Remarkable Mr. Kipps, is a British 1941 comedy-drama film adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel of the same title, directed by Carol Reed. Michael Redgrave stars as a draper's assistant who inherits a large fortune.
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1940
Busman's Honeymoon
MovieJul 22, 1940

Busman's Honeymoon

Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married …
Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise not to get involved with any more crimes as they are 'retired'. As a wedding present, Peter purchases the old Jacobean home, where Harriet grew up, called Tall-boys. After the marriage, they go to their new house to get the keys from the previous owner named Noakes. Noakes, who now has money, has no intention of paying wages or any debts that he owes. Upon arriving at the house, Lord and Lady Wimsey find no one at home and finally borrow a key to get in. They have supper and retire for their honeymoon. The next day, people are brought in to clean the house, the chimneys and the grounds and they find the body of Noakes in the cellar. Lord and Lady Wimsey try to stay out of this murder as they promised, but that may not be so easy after all.
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Gaslight
MovieJun 25, 1940

Gaslight

Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is …
Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden.
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1938
Sailing Along
MovieJan 25, 1938

Sailing Along

Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are …
Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it. Kay wants desperately to be a music-hall star and Steve wants to be a player in the world of high finance. An eccentric millionaire decides to do what he can to see that they achieve their dreams.
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1936
The Last Journey
MovieApr 27, 1936

The Last Journey

Bob Holt's last journey as a Railway engine driver before …
Bob Holt's last journey as a Railway engine driver before his retirement, a journey disturbed by his distress at leaving the Railway, and his suspicions of the relationship between his wife and his fireman. Aboard the train are a pair of pickpockets, a honeymoon couple, a drunk, a temperance pamphleteer and a host of familiar types, all more-or-less bizarre in characteristically English ways. Bob takes an unexpected course of action, and the characters start interacting in varied and unexpected ways. When, at last, the train stops, all has been resolved, but not as might have been expected at the beginning of the journey.
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On Top of the World
MovieJan 27, 1936

On Top of the World

On Top of the World is a 1936 British comedy film directed …
On Top of the World is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Redd Davis and starring Betty Fields, Frank Pettingell and Leslie Bradley. After her dog wins at the racetrack, a Lancashire mill worker (Fields) uses the winnings to start a soup kitchen for displaced workers during an industrial dispute, and then mediates between management and labour.
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The Amateur Gentleman
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MovieJan 20, 1936

The Amateur Gentleman

A former boxing champion, …
A former boxing champion, now an innkeeper, is accused of stealing a watch from a party of guests at his inn, who happen to be members of English royalty. The old man is arrested and thrown in prison. His son, knowing that his father didn't steal the watch and suspecting a frame-up, follows the royal party to London, where he poses as a wealthy "gentleman" and insinuates himself into the English court in an effort to find out who framed his father and why.
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1935
Where's George?
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MovieAug 19, 1935

Where's George?

Where's George? is a British comedy film starring Sydney …
Where's George? is a British comedy film starring Sydney Howard. It was made in 1935. Where's George? was modelled on the successful 1931 association football film Up for the Cup. Sports films were popular in this era and in 1935, the British & Dominions Film Corporation decided that they wanted to make a comedy centred on the sport of rugby league. Both films were directed by Jack Raymond, and also featured the same star, Sydney Howard, as Yorkshireman Alf Scodger.
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The Right Age to Marry
MovieJun 14, 1935

The Right Age to Marry

A Yorkshire mill owner retires …
A Yorkshire mill owner retires and leaves control to his nephew, who promptly gets married.
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1934
Sing As We Go
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MovieSep 7, 1934

Sing As We Go

When the textile mill closes, putting her out of work, Gracie finds …
When the textile mill closes, putting her out of work, Gracie finds herself experiencing all of the amusements of Blackpool.
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Keep It Quiet
MovieMar 26, 1934

Keep It Quiet

Henpecked husband Joe Puddlefoot falls into the …
Henpecked husband Joe Puddlefoot falls into the hands of two con men who enlist his help in burgling from Sir Charles Good by having Joe pose as a new butler. He is saved from disgrace by the intervention of his daughter and her boyfriend.
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1933
Red Wagon
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MovieDec 6, 1933

Red Wagon

Red Wagon is a 1933 British drama film directed by Paul L. Stein …
Red Wagon is a 1933 British drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Charles Bickford, Anthony Bushell and Greta Nissen. The screenplay involves a circus owner who falls in love with a lion tamer.
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A Cuckoo in the Nest
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MovieNov 1, 1933

A Cuckoo in the Nest

A crowded inn means that a man and a woman must share the …
A crowded inn means that a man and a woman must share the same room for a night. One problem is that they are both married - to other people. The other problem is that they used to be engaged to each other.
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That's My Wife
MovieMar 1, 1933

That's My Wife

That's My Wife is a 1933 British comedy film directed by …
That's My Wife is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Claud Allister, Frank Pettingell, Betty Astell and Davy Burnaby. It was made as a quota quickie at Beaconsfield Studios. The film's art direction was by Norman G. Arnold.
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Excess Baggage
MovieMar 1, 1933

Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage is a 1933 British comedy film directed by …
Excess Baggage is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Redd Davis and starring Claud Allister, Frank Pettingell, Sydney Fairbrother, Rene Ray, Gerald Rawlinson and Viola Compton. Its plot concerns a British army Colonel mistakenly who thinks he has killed his superior officer while hunting down a ghost. It was made at Twickenham Studios in west London.
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The Good Companions
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MovieFeb 28, 1933

The Good Companions

Musical taken from J.B. Priestley's novel about three musicians …
Musical taken from J.B. Priestley's novel about three musicians joining together to save a failing concert party, the Dinky Doos.
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1932
In a Monastery Garden
MovieMar 11, 1932

In a Monastery Garden

A story of murder, greed and …
A story of murder, greed and sibling rivalry in music and love. Classic good v evil.
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1931
Hobson's Choice
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MovieOct 2, 1931

Hobson's Choice

Henry Hobson runs a successful boot-maker's shop in …
Henry Hobson runs a successful boot-maker's shop in nineteenth-century Salford. A widower with a weakness for the pub opposite, he tries forcefully to run the lives of his three unruly daughters. When he decrees 'no marriages' to avoid the expensive matter of settlements, eldest daughter Maggie rebels and sets her sights on Will Mossop, Hobson's star boot-maker. Maggie and Will leave to start up in competition, and she then turns her mind to helping her sisters marry their chosen partners.
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Jealousy
MovieSep 1, 1931

Jealousy

Jealousy is a 1931 British drama film directed by G.B. …
Jealousy is a 1931 British drama film directed by G.B. Samuelson and starring Lilian Oldland, Malcolm Keen, Harold French and Frank Pettingell. The film follows a man who falls madly in love with a woman and stages a robbery in an effort to frame her sweetheart.
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