Michael Redgrave.

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A fine classical actor, Michael Redgrave was blessed with conventional "leading man" looks and was a natural for "film star" status. However, he was first and foremost an actor of the theatre.

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1. The Browning Version (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 4,055

2. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror

Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 9,968

3. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | War, Drama

In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 853

4. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose (Sir John Mills).

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 1,204

5. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Votes: 4,834

6. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home, but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 217

7. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith (Edmond O'Brien), whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,871

8. Behind the Mask (1958)

99 min | Drama

Newly qualified surgeon takes the blame for his drug addict colleague after the death of their patient through neglect.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tony Britton, Carl Möhner, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 147

9. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

96 min | Drama

A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Tony Wager, Brian Weske, Gerald Fox, Jean Shepeard

Votes: 163

10. The Years Between (1946)

88 min | Drama

A Member of Parliament, who had been reportedly killed in action during World War II, unexpectedly returns to his family, only to find that his wife has been persuaded to take his seat in the House of Commons.

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Valerie Hobson, Flora Robson, James McKechnie

Votes: 102

11. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Not Rated | 96 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 43,885

12. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Votes: 11,298

13. Confidential Report (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An American adventurer investigates the past of the mysterious tycoon Gregory Arkadin (Orson Welles), placing himself in grave danger.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Votes: 7,089

14. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 24,492 | Gross: $2.62M

15. The Dam Busters (1955)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War

The story of how the British attacked German dams in World War II by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Votes: 8,981

16. The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Phyllis Calvert, Philip Frost, Diana Wynyard

Votes: 337

17. Atlantic Ferry (1941)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

After their state-of-the-art steamship the "Gigantic" sinks a few minutes after being launched, the MacIver brothers of Liverpool begin to plan for the future of their company. David (... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Valerie Hobson, Griffith Jones, Hartley Power

Votes: 93

18. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 6,017

19. The Quiet American (1958)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 1,545

20. Time Without Pity (1957)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The day before a young man is to be executed for killing his girlfriend, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman

Votes: 1,030

21. The Happy Road (1957)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy

An American boy and a French girl run away from a Swiss school making for Paris to reunite with their parents. The boy's father and the girl's mother join forces, despite cultural differences, to search for their kids.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Barbara Laage, Michael Redgrave, Bobby Clark

Votes: 306

22. The Green Scarf (1954)

96 min | Mystery

Maitre Deliot (Sir Michael Redgrave), convinced a deaf, dumb, and blind man accused of murder is innocent, battles in the courtroom to prove his innocence, as well as find the real murderer.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo Genn, Kieron Moore

Votes: 50

23. The Smugglers (1947)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Told in flashback, this movie opens with a scene of a seventeen-year-old boy, Francis Andrews (Sir Richard Attenborough), being brutally lashed during a police interrogation, in which the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Joan Greenwood, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 38

24. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

When a lovely woman and her new husband settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers that he may want to kill her.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 4,050

25. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,535 | Gross: $4.36M

26. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G | 144 min | Comedy, Musical, War

The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae

Votes: 2,502 | Gross: $0.13M

27. Connecting Rooms (1970)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

Explores the relationships shared by the residents of a seedy boarding house in London.

Director: Franklin Gollings | Stars: Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh

Votes: 490

28. The Go-Between (1971)

GP | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 4,449

29. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

Czar Nicholas II (Michael Jayston), the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 4,093

30. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker

Votes: 2,949



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