Tag: Eric Ambler

The Card | 1952 | Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Curiously ineffective Alec Guinness vehicle which takes full advantage of its star’s charisma, but adds little to the traditional rags-to-riches story, even though its protagonist’s immorality is meant to add spice. Guinness is the...

The October Man | 1947 | John Mills, Joan Greenwood

John Mills is the title character, a man with a history of mental illness who must prove he has not committed a murder. Easier said than done when he is not convinced of his innocence himself. Well written by Eric Ambler, who adapted the script from...

The Way Ahead | 1944 | David Niven, Stanley Holloway

Director Carol Reed applies a semi-documentary style to this hugely entertaining World War II drama, set between 1939 and the African campaign of 1943. Eight British civilians from all walks of life are enlisted, and ultimately bond as a military...



The Viewer's Guide to Film intends to be a comprehensive guide to the very best of cinema from the earliest silent era, through to the golden age of Hollywood and on to today's biggest blockbusters.

Each entry on the site includes a capsule review/plot overview, along with cast and crew credits, images and trailers where available.