British Character Actor

James Robertson Justice

  • Jun 15, 1907 - Jul 02, 1975 (age 68)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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1975
James Robertson Justice
PersonalJuly 1975

James Robertson Justice

James Robertson Justice passed away.
Irene von Meyendorff
MarriageJune 1975

Irene von Meyendorff

Irene von Meyendorff (6 June 1916 – 28 September 2001) was a …
Irene von Meyendorff (6 June 1916 – 28 September 2001) was a German-British Russian born actress.
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1970
Doctor in Trouble
MovieJun 16, 1970

Doctor in Trouble

Dr. Tony Burke (Leslie Phillips) is in love with Ophelia O'Brien …
Dr. Tony Burke (Leslie Phillips) is in love with Ophelia O'Brien (Angela Scoular), but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also, on-board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who plays "Dr. Dare" on a very popular television series, and to whom women flock. Burke decides to join the cruise, but is first apprehended as a stowaway, and then becomes the Captain's steward. For Burke, trying to talk to Ophelia is a hard enough task, but he meets some funny characters on-board, such as a pools winner, and a very stubborn Captain.
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Some Will, Some Won't
MovieApr 1, 1970

Some Will, Some Won't

Four people go to great …
Four people go to great lengths to obtain the fortune left in a will by a very wealthy practical joker.
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1969
Zeta One
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MovieDec 1, 1969

Zeta One

A British superspy comedy with a Pop Art aesthetic, ZETA …
A British superspy comedy with a Pop Art aesthetic, ZETA ONE is the kind of psychedelic, sexy thriller that inspired the Austin Powers series. In this playful spoof at the James Bond films, Robin Hawdon stars as Word...James Word, a womanizing secret agent whose investigation of a criminal mastermind (James Robertson Justice) leads him to discover a race of beautiful, exotic superwomen. Further inquiry exposes the naked truth, that these women have been abducted and brainwashed by the alien, interdimensional goddess Zeta (Dawn Addams).
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1968
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
MovieDec 12, 1968

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

In England, circa 1910, …
In England, circa 1910, eccentric Caractacus Potts works as an inventor, a job which barely supports himself, his even more eccentric father, and his two children, Jeremy and Jemima; but, they're all happy. When the children beg their father to buy for them their favorite plaything - a broken down jalopy of a car sitting at a local junkyard - Caractacus does whatever he can to make some money to buy it. One scheme to raise money involves the unexpected assistance of a pretty and wealthy young woman they have just met named Truly Scrumptious, the daughter of a candy factory owner, but Caractacus eventually comes into another one-time-only windfall of money, enough to buy the car. Applying his inventing skills, Caractacus transforms the piece of junk into a beautiful working machine, which they name Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the noise its engine makes. At a seaside picnic with his children and Truly, Caractacus spins a fanciful tale of an eccentric inventor, his pretty girlfriend, his two children, and a magical car named Chitty, all involved in the faraway land of Vulgaria. The child-like ruler Baron Bomburst, ruler of Vulgaria, will do whatever he can to get his hands on their magical car; but, because of Baroness Bomburst's dislike of children, youngsters are outlawed, even the unsuspecting offspring of foreign inventors of magical cars.
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Mayerling
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MovieOct 22, 1968

Mayerling

Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown …
Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.
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1966
Doctor in Clover
MovieMar 4, 1966

Doctor in Clover

"Doctor in Clover", a.k.a. "Carnaby, M.D." is another "Doctor" …
"Doctor in Clover", a.k.a. "Carnaby, M.D." is another "Doctor" movie, but this time, Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke (Leslie Phillips) is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of main Administrator Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who wants his doctors to be one hundred percent focussed on the job. Numerous antics follow, with Dr. Grimsdyke getting Spratt fixed up with the new prim-and-proper Matron Sweet (Joan Sims), and his attempted failures to lure the hospital's beauty, the physiotherapist.
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1965
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
MovieJun 3, 1965

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying M…

Hoping to push Britain to the …
Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating.
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1963
Dr. Crippen
MovieAug 7, 1963

Dr. Crippen

A dramatization of Britain's notorious Crippen murder …
A dramatization of Britain's notorious Crippen murder case. American-born Hawley Harvey Crippen (nicknamed "Peter"), a mild-mannered, middle-aged doctor who made his living in London selling quack remedies, was convicted and hanged in 1910 for poisoning his wife, Belle, dismembering her body and burying the remains in the coal cellar of their home before fleeing England with his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, only to be arrested aboard ship while en route to North America. The movie opens with the start of Crippen's trial in the Old Bailey; flashbacks provide a look at the misery of Crippen's marriage to the overbearing Belle, a failed music-hall performer with an eye for younger men, and how Crippen found true love in the person of his young secretary, until events reached their dreadful climax. That Crippen caused his wife's death, there is little doubt, but this movie wonders: Was it a deliberate act?
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Doctor in Distress
MovieJul 20, 1963

Doctor in Distress

Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde's) love life improves …
Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde's) love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis, as she is a model, and is as attracted to Sparrow as he is to her. Sparrow finds himself treating Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who has taken to sleep-walking. He has also quite suddenly lost his gruff manner, and is being quite nice to everyone. Sparrow quickly diagnoses Spratt's condition: he's fallen in love. The object of his affection is Physiotherapist Iris Merchant (Barbara Murray). Sparrow urges him on, but she also has another suitor in the form of Major Tommy Ffrench (Donald Houston). Spratt tries to hire a private detective to follow her, but when that doesn't work out, he takes to following her.
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1962
The Fast Lady
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MovieDec 1, 1962

The Fast Lady

A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive …
A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.
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Guns of Darkness
MovieJul 19, 1962

Guns of Darkness

An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border …
An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border during a South American revolution.
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Crooks Anonymous
MovieApr 1, 1962

Crooks Anonymous

Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict …
Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent girlfriend Babette, holds the hopes for his recovery and promises that she'll marry him if he'll reform. However, Forsdyke loses control when he's locked in a department store over Christmas.
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1961
Murder, She Said
MovieSep 26, 1961

Murder, She Said

When Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) reports …
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.
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Raising the Wind
MovieSep 7, 1961

Raising the Wind

A group of students at an elite music school decide to share …
A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and adventures, including impersonating a celebrity quintet. However when Mervyn Hughes accidentally sells a catchy pop tune to an advertising agency he risks losing his scholarship unless he and his friends can raise the money to buy the rights back.
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The Guns of Navarone
MovieApr 27, 1961

The Guns of Navarone

A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and …
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
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Very Important Person
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MovieApr 20, 1961

Very Important Person

Very Important Person …
Very Important Person (retitled A Coming Out Party in the United States) is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and written by Jack Davies and Henry Blyth. The cast includes several well-known British comedy and character actors, including James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter in a dual role as a dour Scottish prisoner and a German prisoner-of-war camp officer, Eric Sykes, John Le Mesurier, Leslie Phillips and Richard Wattis.
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1960
A French Mistress
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MovieAug 25, 1960

A French Mistress

The boys of Melbury Primary School are plunged into …
The boys of Melbury Primary School are plunged into turmoil when the new French Master turns out to be a Mistress! Madelin Leforge's (the French Mistress) effect on the boys is swift and amazing. Suddenly everyone wants extra French Lessons just to glimpse the teacher in revealing shorts and bikinis. As discipline crumbles, a scandal explodes when the Head discovers the mademoiselle's mother was an old flame. Madeline must be dismissed to save further embarrassments. But the boys take strike action to stop this from happening in a breezy comedy with plenty of ooh la la!
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Doctor in Love
MovieJul 12, 1960

Doctor in Love

Doctors Burke (Leslie Phillips) and Hare (Michael Craig) leave …
Doctors Burke (Leslie Phillips) and Hare (Michael Craig) leave the confines of St. Swithin's for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position as junior in a well-healed general practitioner's surgery, while Burke continues to sow his doctorial wild oats.
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1959
Upstairs and Downstairs
MovieNov 2, 1959

Upstairs and Downstairs

On marrying the boss's …
On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian charmer who turns the place into a bawdy house. Then when Ingrid arrives from Sweden things actually start to get complicated.
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1957
Seven Thunders
MovieSep 4, 1957

Seven Thunders

Escaping British prisoners of war hide out in German occupied …
Escaping British prisoners of war hide out in German occupied France.
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Campbell's Kingdom
MovieSep 3, 1957

Campbell's Kingdom

Bruce Campbell (Sir Dirk Bogarde) arrives in Canada to take …
Bruce Campbell (Sir Dirk Bogarde) arrives in Canada to take over his grandfather's inheritance, an area on the Rockies known as Campbell's Kingdom. Told by doctors he has a short time to live, he just a wants to live quietly up at his grandfather's house in peace. But he soon learns that a dam is being built that will flood Campbell's Kingdom. After locals, who gave money to his grandfather believing there to be oil, but losing their money, they all want the dam to be built to give them jobs. Bruce is given a letter from his grandfather that says he believes there is oil in Campbell's Kingdom, which would stop the work on the dam. Bruce decides to try and clear his grandfather's name and his claim about the oil. In the process, he has to face the forces of nature and ruthless contactor Owen Morgan (Stanley Baker).
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Doctor at Large
MovieMar 26, 1957

Doctor at Large

Dr. Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into …
Dr. Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack ...
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1956
Checkpoint
MovieDec 25, 1956

Checkpoint

Stanley Baker's character is sent by his British employer to …
Stanley Baker's character is sent by his British employer to persuade an Italian racing car designer to defect. His visit to the Italian factory goes horribly wrong and many are killed. His employer devises a daring scheme to get him safely out of the country.
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Moby Dick
MovieJun 27, 1956

Moby Dick

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his …
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
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1955
Storm Over the Nile
MovieDec 26, 1955

Storm Over the Nile

A CinemaScope remake of The Four Feathers (1939).
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An Alligator Named Daisy
MovieDec 13, 1955

An Alligator Named Daisy

Peter Weston (Donald …
Peter Weston (Donald Sinden) is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook (Diana Dors), the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer, he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him keep his pet Daisy anymore. Weston offers him a kind ear and the sailor takes him for a kind man. When Weston wakes up later in the journey, he finds that the sailor has left Daisy in his care. The problem is that Daisy is a middle-sized alligator. While trying to throw the beast overboard, he meets Moira O'Shannon (Jeannie Carson), who helps him out. He is desperate to see her again and uses the alligator as an excuse.
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Doctor at Sea
MovieJul 12, 1955

Doctor at Sea

Bachelor Dr. Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) goes to sea to …
Bachelor Dr. Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Hélène Colbert (Brigitte Bardot) is around.
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Land of the Pharaohs
MovieJun 22, 1955

Land of the Pharaohs

In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh Khufu (Jack Hawkins) is …
In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh Khufu (Jack Hawkins) 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 (James Robertson Justice), 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, Cyprian Princess Nellifer (Dame Joan Collins) 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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Above Us the Waves
MovieMar 29, 1955

Above Us the Waves

The attack by British submarines on the German battleship …
The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during World War II.
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Out of the Clouds
MovieFeb 14, 1955

Out of the Clouds

A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of …
A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.
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1954
Doctor in the House
MovieMar 23, 1954

Doctor in the House

Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) is a newly arrived medical …
Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) is a newly arrived medical student at St. Swithin's hospital in London, England. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls, he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing, and fast sports car driving that constitute 1950s medical training. There is, however, always the looming and formidable figure of Chief Surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice) to remind them of their real purposes.
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1953
Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue
MovieOct 26, 1953

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue

After the 1715 defeat of the …
After the 1715 defeat of the clans, one of the highland leaders, Rob Roy MacGregor escapes, has lots of adventures, gets married, and eventually becomes enough of a nuisance to George I to be outlawed, and hunted by the English.
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The Sword and the Rose
MovieJul 23, 1953

The Sword and the Rose

During the reign of Henry …
During the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor seeks to flee a forced marriage with the French king by escaping to America with her true love, but her plans are not so easily executed.
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1952
The Voice of Merrill
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MovieDec 1, 1952

The Voice of Merrill

The story of four people directly and indirectly involved with …
The story of four people directly and indirectly involved with the murder of a female blackmailer. The three male suspects are the girl's publisher employer; an up-and-coming writer (Edward Underdown); a brillant established writer (James Robertson Justice) who is an intellectual snob who disdains everything and everybody; and his wife (Valerie Hobson.) The latter meets the struggling writer and, propelled by her loveless marriage, falls in love with him and helps him with his ascending career, with the unwitting aid of her ailing husband. Meanwhile, the police are still investigating the murder.
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Miss Robin Hood
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MovieNov 1, 1952

Miss Robin Hood

Henry Wrigley (Richard Hearne) is happy writing stories for a …
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.
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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
MovieMar 13, 1952

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie …

With King Richard away at …
With King Richard away at the crusades, Prince John rules England with an iron fist and tasks the Sheriff of Nottingham with the collection of high taxes and the capture of outlaw Robin Hood.
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1951
The Lady Says No
MovieDec 14, 1951

The Lady Says No

A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them …
A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.
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Anne of the Indies
MovieOct 18, 1951

Anne of the Indies

In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, …
In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.
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David and Bathsheba
MovieAug 10, 1951

David and Bathsheba

Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children …
Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children inherent for the King of Israel he does not have what he craves most: the true love of a woman who loves him as a man instead of as King. He is attracted to Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers who is more devoted to army duty than to his wife. David & Bathsheba succumb to their feelings. Their affair, her resulting pregnancy, & David's resolve to have her husband killed so Bathsheba will be free to marry, bring the wrath of God upon the kingdom. David must rediscover his faith in God in order to save Bathsheba from death by stoning, his kingdom from drought & famine, & himself from his many sins.
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Captain Horatio Hornblower
MovieApr 10, 1951

Captain Horatio Hornblower

In 1807, Captain Horatio …
In 1807, Captain Horatio Hornblower leads his ship the HMS Lydia on a perilous voyage around Cape Horn and into the Pacific. The men, even his officers, don't know exactly where he is leading them. England is at war with Napoleon and everyone wonders why they have been sent so far from the action. They eventually arrive on the Pacific coast of Central America where the HMS Lydia has been sent to arm Don Julian Alvarado, who is planning an attack against France's Spanish allies on the North American continent. The hope is that Alvarado's forces will require the French to divert some of their military resources to North American defense in the aid of their Spanish allies. He arrives to learn that a Spanish Galleon is en route and he no sooner captures it and hands it over to Alvarado that he learns the Spanish are now England's allies and he must take it from Alvarado. He also gets a very comely passenger in the form of Lady Barbara Wellesley, sister of the Duke of Wellington. The voyage is uneventful but Horatio and Barbara develop a deep affection for one another, despite that he is married and she is engaged. There are more battles ahead however for Hornblower and he finds himself under the command of Admiral Leighton, Barbara's new husband.
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Pool of London
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MovieFeb 22, 1951

Pool of London

When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick …
When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.
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1950
The Magnet
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MovieOct 1, 1950

The Magnet

A mixture of a psychological study of a ten-year-old boy, an …
A mixture of a psychological study of a ten-year-old boy, an English domestic comedy and a satire on psychologists finds young Johnny Brent, the only child of a pair of psychologists, trading an "invisible watch" to a much-younger child for a large magnet. His nurse/nanny accuses him of stealing and scolds him and he runs away. He soon convinces himself that the police are after him and following several unsuccessful attempts to get rid of the magnet, he presents it to an organizer of a fund-raising campaign for acquiring an iron-lung for the local hospital. The magnet is one of the auction items and finally is mounted on the iron-lung as a tribute to the unknown donor. Meanwhile, the father makes a completely inaccurate diagnosis for the mother of the boy's worries. In the end the boy meets the child he thought had died as a result of losing the magnet, and trades the boy back for the return of his "invisible watch" the gold medal the town mayor had given him for his part in the hospital campaign.
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The Black Rose
MovieAug 1, 1950

The Black Rose

In the 13th century, Walter of Gurnie, a disinherited Saxon …
In the 13th century, Walter of Gurnie, a disinherited Saxon youth, is forced to flee England. With his friend, the master archer Tris, he falls in with the army of the fierce but avuncular General Bayan, and journeys all the way to China, where both men become involved in intrigues in the court of Kublai Khan.
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1949
Whisky Galore!
MovieJun 16, 1949

Whisky Galore!

Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 …
Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in bad weather, containing 250,000 bottles of whisky. The locals gathered as many bottles as they could, before the proper authorities arrived, and even today, bottles are found in the sand or in the sea every other year.
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1948
Scott of the Antarctic
MovieNov 29, 1948

Scott of the Antarctic

The true story of the British …
The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole, only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him.
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Against the Wind
MovieMar 29, 1948

Against the Wind

British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.
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My Brother Jonathan
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MovieFeb 5, 1948

My Brother Jonathan

Doctor Jonathan Dakers in flashback tells his son Tony - …
Doctor Jonathan Dakers in flashback tells his son Tony - a World War II veteran, about his life dating from the 1900s. Whilst a medical student he meets and falls for Edie. Before they can marry Jonathan's father dies and he sacrifices his further career so his brother Harold can stay in college. When Jonathan is delayed from reuniting with Edie years later Harold and Edie fall in love during his absence. Complications arise with Edie's engagement to Harold when he is killed in World War I while Edie is carrying his child. Edie dies in childbirth and Jonathan promises to raise the child, Tony, as his own son, and Jonathan and Rachel get married.
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1945
James Norval
Child1945

James Norval

James Norval born.
1944
Fiddlers Three
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MovieOct 17, 1944

Fiddlers Three

Two sailors and a Wren (the UK version of an American …
Two sailors and a Wren (the UK version of an American W.A.V.E.) are struck by lightning in Stonehenge and transported back to the first century and the court of the Roman emperor. There, they run afoul of Nero, who is about to have them beheaded when they remember and predict events in the history of the Roman Empire and are appointed court prophets. Empress Poppaca plies her feminine wiles on one of the sailor, Tommy, and this further complicates an already-delicate situation. Lots of songs, comedy and a cross-dressing masquerade.
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1941
Dillys Ethel Hayden
MarriageFebruary 1941

Dillys Ethel Hayden

Married Dillys Ethel Hayden.
1907
James Robertson Justice
BirthJune 1907

James Robertson Justice

James Robertson Justice was born.
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