Tag: John Mills

The Colditz Story | 1955 | John Mills, Ian Carmichael

The real Colditz was a supposedly escape-proof castle, established to house POW’s who had escaped from other camps. Although boasting of its accuracy, The Colditz Story uses Pat Reid’s memoir as the basis for a largely fictitious story...

Dunkirk | 1958 | John Mills, Richard Attenborough

The British ability to treat the two imposters of success and failure just the same is summed up by Dunkirk, the punishing WWII defeat from which Britain bounced back to enjoy its finest hour. It’s appropriate that the task of recounting this...

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 Rocking Horse Winner | 1949 | John Mills, Valerie Hobson

A faithful adaptation of the tragic D.H. Lawrence story. A young boy gradually discovers that by riding a rocking horse he can accurately predict the outcomes of real races. The child’s story spirals into desperate obsession. At first he likes...

The Chalk Garden | 1964 | Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills

In this compelling drama based on the Edith Bagnold play, a governess sets out to help a troubled teen acting out for her mother’s attention. The governess Madrigal (Deborah Kerr) is a determined young woman recently released from prison after...

Great Expectations | 1946, John Mills, Alec Guinness

The definitive version of the Dickens classic about an orphaned British boy befriended by a mysterious benefactor who enables him to become a gentleman of means. In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a...

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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.

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