Powell and Pressburger
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The Spy In Black(1939)
Exciting WWI spy melodrama about a German submarine officer who smuggles himself into England to learn the sailing date of the British fleet. The first collaboration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger co-stars Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson and Marius Goring. AKA: "U-Boat 29." 77 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Exceptional seafaring suspenser from director Michael Powell showcasing Conrad Veidt as a Danish sea captain who joins forces with a beautiful British spy in order to find two passengers who disappeared during a blackout. Veidt soon becomes involved in romance, espionage and trying to find a Nazi headquarters. With Valerie Hobson, ... more
Stunning British wartime saga from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger follows the plight of six RAF airmen as they endeavor to get back to England after being shot down over Nazi-occupied Netherlands during a bombing run. Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, and Bernard Miles star. 103 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The life, loves, and career of an early 20th-century British soldier, from the Boer War to the London Blitz, are followed in this acclaimed Powell/Pressburger drama. Roger Livesey is the "gentleman officer" who finds himself outdated in the era of modern warfare. Deborah Kerr co-stars in a multiple role. 163 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more
The life, loves and career of an early 20th-century British soldier, from the Boer War to the London Blitz, are followed in this acclaimed Powell/Pressburger drama. Roger Livesey is the "gentleman officer" who finds himself outdated in the era of modern warfare. Deborah Kerr co-stars in a multiple role. 163 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more
A striking drama focuses on the emotional and sexual struggles of a group of nuns in a remote Himalayan convent. An Oscar-winner for its ravishing color cinematography, the Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger classic is a one-of-a-kind experience. Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, Sabu star. 101 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English ... more
First, an everyman (Gordon Harker) agrees to take charge of a Welsh lighthouse that's reportedly haunted and, before you can say, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," is plagued by "The Phantom Light" and other creepy goings-on. Early effort from director Michael Powell co-stars Binnie Hale, Ian Hunter. Next, a British ship ... more
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's outstanding romantic comedy about a young girl who gets sidetracked by a storm on her way to marry a wealthy, elderly businessman. She lands in Scotland, where she meets and falls in love with a naval officer. Lively Scottish music and beautiful scenery highlight this delight. Roger Livesey, ... more
Moira Shearer is exquisite as the young ballerina torn between the composer (Marius Goring) who can offer nothing but his love and an impresario (Anton Walbrook) who can further her career. Lushly photographed, unforgettable movie experience. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger co-direct. 134 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby ... more
Underrated gem from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger updates Chaucer's stories to World War II. Three British soldiers and an American G.I. retrace the route taken by pilgrims 600 years ago and share some mystifying experiences. Eric Portman, Sheila Sim and Dennis Price star. 124 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital ... more
Shortly after the start of World War II, the German battleship Graf Spee wreaked havoc on Allied merchant ships off the Atlantic coast of South America, while British military intelligence searched for the vessel's location and set up a plan to trap it in a neutral harbor. Naval heroics and wartime suspense mix in this compelling Michael ... more
Ill Met By Moonlight(1957)
The last film Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ever made together, this thrilling WWII adventure stars Dirk Bogarde as a British officer who teams with Cretan guerrilla forces to kidnap a high-ranking Nazi general and transport him to British-occupied Cairo. Cyril Cusack, David Oxley, Marius Goring also star in this taut, fact-based ... more
Written by Emeric Pressburger and directed by Michael Powell, this family-friendly tale follows young John as he loses his pet mouse during a school trip to the Tower of London. Vowing to find the rodent later, he returns to school and is sent home after he falls asleep in class. But after an accident aboard the subway turns him and ... more
First, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's classic fantasy/romance "A Matter of Life and Death" (1946) stars David Niven as a WWII British pilot who miraculously survives a crash and goes on to fall for American WAC Kim Hunter. When a brain injury suffered in the accident leaves Niven near death, his spirit is summoned before a ... more