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Cast (feature film)

Young Winston (1972) as Joseph Chamberlain
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
10 Rillington Place (1971) as
A serial killer frames a mentally challenged man.
The Great White Hope (1970) as English official
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
The Games (1970) as Weston
The Games is about four marathon runners from different countries who are preparing for the Rome Olympics. The movie takes you through some of the runners personal training schedules before finally showing the marathon.
Laughter in the Dark (1969) as
An adaptation of the Nabokov novel about a wealthy married man whose fascination with a young girl backfires at every turn.
Twisted Nerve (1969) as
Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him, and a mongoliod brother shut away in an institution, is it any wonder he retreats into an alternate personality...that of six year old Georgie? It is Georgie who befriends Susan Harper, but friendship soon turns into obsession. When Susan begins to distance herself, something inside Georgie snaps and he embarks on a killing spree, with Susan as the next target.
Assignment K (1968) as Howlett
Philip Scott, head of a successful toy company, is also secretly the head of a British spy unit. When his cover is blown, enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his operatives.
I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name (1968) as
Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past.
The Jokers (1967) as Bank manager
Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford play two brothers who are always trying to find some way to succeed with cleverness rather than simple drudgery. Crawford is constantly living in his brother's shadow as the one who gets caught. After Crawford is forced to resign from the army after an episode of unappreciated cleverness, the two decide their careers would go better if there was a large amount of publicity, so they decide to steal the crown jewels from the tower of London. Bombs, misdirection, disguises and acting allow them to enter the tower with all of the alarms turned off.
Where the Spies Are (1966) as Major Harding
A country doctor dabbles in espionage to get a new car.
Walk in the Shadow (1966) as Mapleton
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) as Lawyer
A woman emabarks on a wild search for true love.
Rotten to the Core (1965) as The General
Rogues Jelly Knight, Scapa Flood, and Lennie the Dip leave prison expecting boss The Duke to have their stash ready to share out. Instead, Duke's girl Sara gives them the news Duke is dead and the money gone on nursing care. They soon discover that Duke is actually running Hope Springs Nature Clinic with the help of most of the local villains. Very strange - and the nearby army camp and Sara's encouragement of Lieutenant Vine would seem to be no coincidence either.
Ring of Treason (1964) as 2d member at Lord's
The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He seduces the secretary who controls the most secret documents, and they enjoy the fruits of their treachery until the British authorities begin to close in on them.
Master Spy (1964) as Richard Horton
A gang of thieves kill a security guard during a bungled robbery and flee with his daughter as a hostage. They hide out anticipating their getaway, but one of the thieves falls for the girl.
Seven Seas to Calais (1963) as Walsingham
Sir Francis Drake fights to take over Spain''''s treasure routes for Queen Elizabeth I.
Heavens Above! (1963) as Prisoner governor
A priest who always speaks the truth shocks his conservative parishioners.
Corridors of Blood (1963) as Chairman
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.
80,000 Suspects (1963)
A doctor must contend with a smallpox epidemic and his failing marriage.
Gorgo (1961) as Admiral Brooks
Entrepreneurs capture a giant sea monster not realizing it''''s really an infant with a protective mother.
The Risk (1961) as Dr. Childs
A government team researching cures for plague find their results put on the Official Secrets list. One of their number is so incensed by this that he lets the maimed and jealous companion of a female colleague draw him into what, technically, could be a treasonable act.
The Secret Partner (1961) as Lyle
A shipping tycoon with a record becomes a suspect when money goes missing from the company vault.
I'm All Right Jack (1960) as Minister Of Labor
A veteran starting out in business gets caught between management and labor.
Room at the Top (1959) as Priest
A young accountant claws his way to the top in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Man in a Cocked Hat (1959) as Security Officer
A bumbling diplomat tries to rebuild relations with a Pacific island kingdom.
Carry on Sergeant (1958)
A drill sergeant struggles to turn his last squad of draftees into a crack platoon.
The Safecracker (1958) as Air vice marshal
A reformed burglar calls on his criminal skills to aid the war effort.
The Depraved (1957)
An unhappily married woman tries to seduce an army officer into killing her husband.
The Counterfeit Plan (1957) as Police commissioner
Based by a true story of an estranged couple stranded in a blizzard at Christmas, Suzanne Shemwell's estranged husband Jim unexpectedly comes to Idaho for a family visit just before the holiday, Suzanne is less than thrilled, but their two daughters, 16-year-old Miranda and seven-year-old Taryn, are
Three Sundays to Live (1957)
A band leader falsely convicted of murder breaks out of prison to prove his innocence.
Brothers in Law (1957) as Judge Emery
Newly qualified barrister Roger Thursby joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm. Thrown in at the deep end by the absent-minded senior partner, his first few appearances in court border on the disastrous as he encounters a succession of cantankerous judges.
Finger Of Guilt (1956)
Blackmail threatens an American filmmaker''''s attempts to rebuild his career in England.
Private's Progress (1956)
Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material. This leads him to meets up with wily Private Cox who knows exactly how all the scams work in the confused world of the British Army. And Stanley's brigadier War Office uncle seems to be up to something more than a bit shady too.
Touch and Go (1955) as Stevens

Cast (special)

Moonstone, The (1972)
An adaptation of Wilkie Collins' novel, "The Moonstone." Mystery and intrigue arise when a young woman inherits a large diamond that had once been set in the forehead of an image of the Indian moon-god.

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