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James Hayter

  • Apr 23, 1907 - Mar 27, 1983 (age 75)
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1983
James Hayter
PersonalMarch 1983

James Hayter

James Hayter passed away.
1972
Are You Being Served?
TV ShowSep 8, 1972

Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served? is a …
Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by executive producer David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes) and Jeremy Lloyd, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC. Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies' and gentlemen's clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.
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Burke & Hare
MovieFeb 3, 1972

Burke & Hare

Burke & Hare, sometimes called Burke and Hare or The …
Burke & Hare, sometimes called Burke and Hare or The Horrors of Burke and Hare, is a 1971 horror film, directed by Vernon Sewell, and starring Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, and Glynn Edwards. It is based on the Burke and Hare murders, and was the last film to be directed by Vernon Sewell.
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1970
The Horror of Frankenstein
MovieNov 8, 1970

The Horror of Frankenstein

The brilliant but …
The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster becomes alive but he has mental capabilities much below par. The monster is aggressive and wreaks havoc outside the laboratory.
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1968
Oliver!
MovieSep 26, 1968

Oliver!

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an …
Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
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1967
A Challenge for Robin Hood
MovieJul 1, 1967

A Challenge for Robin Hood

Robin, a young Norman …
Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser is actually in league with the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to seize control of the family lands, which Robin would inherit. Forced to flee into nearby Sherwood Forest, Robin begins to gather a band of rebels to fight against his scheming cousin and the evil sheriff.
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Stranger in the House
MovieMay 23, 1967

Stranger in the House

John Sawyer, once an …
John Sawyer, once an eminent barrister, has slid into a life of cynicism and drunkenness since his wife left him. When his daughter's boyfriend is accused of murder, Sawyer decides to try ...
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1962
Fog for a Killer
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MovieSep 1, 1962

Fog for a Killer

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Go to Blazes
MovieApr 1, 1962

Go to Blazes

After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio …
After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.
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1961
The Avengers
TV ShowJan 7, 1961

The Avengers

The Avengers is a British espionage television series …
The Avengers is a British espionage television series created in 1961. It initially focused on Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry), aided by John Steed (Patrick Macnee). Hendry left after the first series; Steed then became the main character, partnered by a succession of assistants. His most famous assistants were intelligent, stylish and assertive women: Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) and Tara King (Linda Thorson). The series ran from 1961 until 1969, screening as one-hour episodes for its entire run. The pilot episode, "Hot Snow", aired on 7 January 1961. The final episode, "Bizarre", aired on 21 April 1969 in the United States, and on 21 May 1969 in the United Kingdom.
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1959
The 39 Steps
MovieMar 12, 1959

The 39 Steps

Richard Hannay witnesses a hit-and-run involving a woman …
Richard Hannay witnesses a hit-and-run involving a woman pushing a pram. Looking in the pram he sees a gun instead of a baby. He tracks the woman down and she reveals that she is a secret agent trying to stop foreign spies leaving the country with important military secrets. Later that night she is murdered in Hannay's flat. Hannay takes it on himself to thwart the enemy agents. This involves travelling to Scotland and keeping one step ahead of the police who are looking for him in connection with the murder of the woman.
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The Captain's Table
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MovieJan 6, 1959

The Captain's Table

A ship's captain is promoted by his company from tramp …
A ship's captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although he is a thoroughly competent sailor ready to take charge of such a ship, he is less prepared for the social duties the new position involves, not least the way he becomes the target for all the comely unattached women on board.
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1958
I Was Monty's Double
MovieOct 16, 1958

I Was Monty's Double

The true story of how an impersonator was recruited …
The true story of how an impersonator was recruited to impersonate Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery to mislead the Germans about his intentions before the Normandy campaign.
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The Key
MovieMay 28, 1958

The Key

In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent …
In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships. An American named David Ross arrives to captain one of these tugs. He's given a key by a fellow tugboat man, a key to an apartment and its pretty female resident. Should something happen to the friend, Ross can use the key.
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Gideon of Scotland Yard
MovieMar 25, 1958

Gideon of Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard Inspector …
Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his 'typical day" consists in learning that one of his most-trusted detectives has accepted bribes; hunts an escaped maniac who has murdered a girl; tracks a young girl suspected of a payroll robbery and, then, helps break up a bank robbery. His long day ends when he arrives at home and finds that his daughter has a date with the policeman who gave him a ticket that morning.
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1957
Seven Waves Away
MovieMar 12, 1957

Seven Waves Away

After their luxury liner is sunk, a group of over twenty …
After their luxury liner is sunk, a group of over twenty survivors take refuge in a life boat made for only nine. Included in the group are an old opera singer, a nuclear physicist, his wife and child, a General, a playwright and his dog, a college professor, a gambler and his mistress, the ship's nurse, and several members of the crew, including the Captain and executive officer. Soon, the captain dies from his injuries. The executive officer must take charge, and as a hurricane approaches, and their food and water run out, he must decide who to put over the side, and who stays and gets a chance at survival.
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Mañana...
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MovieMar 1, 1957

Mañana...

"Tomorrow ..." is the word said by many people who feel …
"Tomorrow ..." is the word said by many people who feel impotence to deceive themselves, because of cowardice to confront face to face their circumstances in life. As Don Felipito, the beggar who never had the decision to measure their forces as a writer against publishers and tries to survive by selling combs that nobody buys. As also peaceful Silvestre, watcher on a biscuit factory, who feel the vocation of music, but never wanted to break the siege of daily obligation. Or the pair of nighttime lovers who wrote their story in the walls of Barcelona. Or the poor clown who does not make anyone laugh. Dreamers who face their existential emptiness, a lack of vital consequence that has left them prostrate.
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1956
The Big Money
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MovieDec 1, 1956

The Big Money

Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, …
Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, only to find out that they have been given all the same serial number. But this is only the start of his troubles, now he has ...
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It's a Wonderful World
MovieAug 28, 1956

It's a Wonderful World

It's a Wonderful World is a …
It's a Wonderful World is a 1956 British musical film directed by Val Guest and starring Terence Morgan, George Cole, Mylène Demongeot (in her first English-language film and listed in the credits as Mylène Nicole) and Kathleen Harrison. It also features Dennis Lotis, a popular singer at the time. It was made at Shepperton Studios. Songs include: Rosanne, When You Came Along, Girls! Girls! Girls! (Ted Heath, Moira Heath), A Few Kisses Ago (Robert Farnon, Val Guest), and The Hawaiian War Chant (Ted Heath).
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Port Afrique
MovieJun 18, 1956

Port Afrique

Rip Reardon, ex-Army flier, returns to his home in French …
Rip Reardon, ex-Army flier, returns to his home in French Morocco and finds his wife dead, and he suspects she has been murdered. Police Colonel Moussac insists she committed suicide. Rip begins to suspect not only his friends but also a mysterious brunette, Ynez, a Casbah night-club singer with whom he begins to fall in love. Repeated efforts to kill Rip are made but he ultimately finds the evidence which sends him gunning against the killer...but is he mistaken?
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Keep It Clean
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MovieMay 1, 1956

Keep It Clean

Keep It Clean is a 1956 black and white British comedy film …
Keep It Clean is a 1956 black and white British comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Ronald Shiner as Bert Lane and Joan Sims as Violet Tarbottom.
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1955
Touch and Go
MovieOct 3, 1955

Touch and Go

When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture …
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.
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Land of the Pharaohs
MovieJun 22, 1955

Land of the Pharaohs

In ancient Egypt the Pharaoh Khu-fu is obsessed with acquiring …
In ancient Egypt the Pharaoh Khu-fu is obsessed with acquiring gold and plans to take it all with him into the "second life." To this end he enlists the aid of Vashtar, an architect whose people are enslaved in Egypt. The deal: build a robbery-proof tomb and the enslaved people will be freed. During the years that the pyramid is being built a Cyprian princess becomes the pharaoh's second wife, and she plots to prevent Khufu from taking his treasure with him when he dies .. as well as helping him make the journey early.
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1954
Beau Brummell
MovieOct 6, 1954

Beau Brummell

Army Captain George Bryan Brummell (Stewart Granger) …
Army Captain George Bryan Brummell (Stewart Granger) manages the unlikely feat of insulting the Prince of Wales (Sir Peter Ustinov) and then being befriended by him. Brummell leaves the Army and becomes the Prince's friend and beneficiary. Brummell makes a name for himself with his stylishness, becoming the tastemaker for all of Europe. But another insult costs him the Prince's good graces, and Brummell's future prospects plummet. Only the love of the Lady Patricia (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) seems likely to rescue him from disaster.
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For Better, for Worse
MovieSep 27, 1954

For Better, for Worse

In postwar London, young …
In postwar London, young graduate Tony (Sir Dirk Bogarde) and his girlfriend Anne (Susan Stephen) decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a...
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1953
A Day to Remember
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MovieNov 10, 1953

A Day to Remember

A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team …
A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures.
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Will Any Gentleman...?
MovieAug 24, 1953

Will Any Gentleman...?

About a henpecked bank …
About a henpecked bank clerk who lives a dreary existence in suburban London. After a mix-up at a music hall, he finds himself onstage with ambiguously foreign magician Mendoza, who hypnotizes him into losing all of his inhibitions.
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Four Sided Triangle
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MovieMay 25, 1953

Four Sided Triangle

Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, …
Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to duplicate her, so that he may have a copy of her for himself. The experiment, at first deemed a success, seems to have worked only too well as the duplicate, Helen, is such an exact copy that she also loves Robin, not Bill. Bill hopes to rectify the situation with another radical experiment.
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Best British Actor
Nomination1953

Best British Actor

Nominated for "The Pickwick Papers".
BAFTA Award
1952
The Pickwick Papers
MovieNov 14, 1952

The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of …
The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ...
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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 Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
MovieMar 13, 1952

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie …

Young Robin Hood, in love …
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.
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1951
Tom Brown's Schooldays
MovieApr 17, 1951

Tom Brown's Schooldays

A faithful rendition of the …
A faithful rendition of the Thomas Hughes book of life at the famed Rugby School for Boys in 1834, when Dr. Thomas Arnold, headmaster, was trying to alleviate the brutality of the 'hazing system' which was supposed to make men of the young boys, but which actually was a mask for passionate, unregenerate cruelty. The primary story has Tom Brown ragged continually by one particularly brutal upper-class-man, Flashman. Tom's bravery and school-spirited silence gains him Arnold's admiration.
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1950
Trio
MovieAug 1, 1950

Trio

Three short stories are introduced by author W. Somerset …
Three short stories are introduced by author W. Somerset Maugham in the second of his anthology film trilogy. In "The Verger," a church verger of seventeen years is fired by his new straight-laced vicar when it's discovered that he cannot read or write. Forced to make life-altering decisions, the life-long bachelor proposes to his landlady and becomes an entrepreneur. In "Mr. Know-All" an obnoxiously pushy and irrepressibly boorish dealer in jewelry alienates all his fellow passengers on an ocean cruise despite his cheerful nature and generosity, but later is sensitive enough to realize that sacrificing his ego at a key moment is important to a woman's happiness. "The Sanatorium" revolves around the lives of tuberculosis patients at an exclusive Scottish sanatorium including a pair of doomed lovers who choose quality over quantity of life.
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Waterfront
MovieJul 26, 1950

Waterfront

A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving …
A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest daughter, now a woman, is ...
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Morning Departure
MovieFeb 21, 1950

Morning Departure

Morning Departure (released as Operation Disaster in the …
Morning Departure (released as Operation Disaster in the United States) is a 1950 British naval drama film about life aboard a sunken submarine, directed by Roy Ward Baker, and starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough. It is based on a stage play of the same name by Kenneth Woollard, which had also been shown as a live TV play by the BBC both in 1946 and 1948. It was the feature film debut of Michael Caine.
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1949
Dear Mr. Prohack
MovieSep 7, 1949

Dear Mr. Prohack

Arthur Prohack (Cecil Parker) is an official in the Treasury …
Arthur Prohack (Cecil Parker) is an official in the Treasury Department with a reputation for fiscal efficiency and running a tight ship. One day he finds out that a struggling businessman to whom he once loaned money used that money to amass a fortune, and after his death he left much of it to Prohack. Despite his reputation for his adept handling of money at his job, he seems to be much less adept at handling his newfound riches.
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Don't Ever Leave Me
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MovieJul 19, 1949

Don't Ever Leave Me

In a pleasant variation on "The Ransom of Red Chief," …
In a pleasant variation on "The Ransom of Red Chief," elderly crook Harry Denton, when challenged to prove he is "not past it," decides to kidnap Sheila Farlane, the 16 year old daughter of a famous actor. When Harry loses his nerve, Sheila won't let him give up. Because she is bored and ignored by her egotistical father, she becomes the mastermind of the plot. Harry's grandson Jack, who feels responsible for the old man and the girl, is shocked, and tries to return Sheila, but is thwarted by her determined fantasizing.
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Passport to Pimlico
MovieApr 26, 1949

Passport to Pimlico

Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by …
Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley. It was directed by Henry Cornelius and written by T. E. B. Clarke. The story concerns the unearthing of treasure and documents that lead to a small part of Pimlico to be declared a legal part of the House of Burgundy, and therefore exempt from the post-war rationing or other bureaucratic restrictions active in Britain at the time.
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For Them That Trespass
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MovieApr 21, 1949

For Them That Trespass

"Cristy" Drew, an aspiring …
"Cristy" Drew, an aspiring young writer, trying to broaden his experience, gets involved with "Frankie" Ketchen and her two suitors, Herb Logan and Jim Heal. One night, Jim finds "Frankie" ...
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All Over the Town
MovieMar 2, 1949

All Over the Town

All Over the Town is a 1949 British comedy film directed by …
All Over the Town is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Derek N. Twist and starring Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill and Cyril Cusack. It was based on a novel by R.F. Delderfield.
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Silent Dust
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MovieFeb 1, 1949

Silent Dust

A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as …
A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held,...
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Once a Jolly Swagman
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MovieJan 2, 1949

Once a Jolly Swagman

Factory worker Bill Fox (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is fired from a …
Factory worker Bill Fox (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is fired from a reliable job and becomes a successful motorbike racer, until his wife threatens to leave him unless he comes to his senses.
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1948
Quartet
MovieOct 26, 1948

Quartet

Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to …
Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. In the first story, "The Facts of Life", a young man with great potential on the tennis courts goes to Monte Carlo and soon finds himself doing the exact opposite of what his father recommended. In "The Alien Corn", an aspiring pianist devotes himself to perfecting his artistic skills, but finds he likely hasn't the talents to reach the heights he so desperately craves. In "The Kite", a young man, who lives at home and loves kite flying, goes against his overbearing mother's wishes and marries the girl he's been dating. He's soon back home, much to his mother's delight, but re-considers when his wife takes up a new hobby. In the final chapter "The Colonel's Lady", a middle-aged man is shocked to learn that his somewhat dowdy wife has written a collection of racy poems and is now a best-selling author.
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The Fallen Idol
MovieSep 30, 1948

The Fallen Idol

Baines, an English butler working at a French embassy, is …
Baines, an English butler working at a French embassy, is more of a father to the ambassador's young son, Phillipe, than the ambassador. But the hated Mrs. Baines, the head housekeeper, is not a mother to him. Phillipe discovers Baines is having an affair with a young French woman working as a secretary in the embassy. But he's too young to realise what he knows. He believes Baines's story - the young woman is his niece, and he agrees to keep the matter a secret. Secrets and lies become the dominant themes of his young life -- especially when he thinks he's witnessed a murder.
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1947
The October Man
MovieAug 28, 1947

The October Man

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a …
Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
MovieMar 12, 1947

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nic…

The Life and Adventures of …
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a 1947 British drama film directed by Alberto Cavalcanti and starring Cedric Hardwicke. The screenplay by John Dighton is based on the Charles Dickens novel The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1839). This first sound screen adaptation of the book followed silent films released in 1903 and 1912.
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1940
Sailors Three
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MovieDec 14, 1940

Sailors Three

Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board …
Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.
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1939
Murder in Soho
MovieFeb 1, 1939

Murder in Soho

The Cotton Club in London's Soho district is operated by …
The Cotton Club in London's Soho district is operated by American gangster Steve Marco who, when Joe Lane threatens to tell the police of his past, has no qualms about killing him as he ...
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1937
Big Fella
MovieApr 8, 1937

Big Fella

In this musical comedy, Paul Robeson stars as Joe, a …
In this musical comedy, Paul Robeson stars as Joe, a Marseilles docker hired by a wealthy English couple to find their missing son. When Joe finds him, he learns he escaped of his own will,...
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1934
Marjorie Lane
Marriage1934

Marjorie Lane

Married Marjorie Lane.
1907
James Hayter
BirthApril 1907

James Hayter

James Hayter was born.
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