Tag: Laurence Olivier

49th Parallel | 1941 | Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier,

Laurence Olivier and Leslie Howard star in this surprisingly subtle and undeniably entertaining Second World War propaganda film. Sponsored by the Ministry of Information and 18 months in the making, this is one of the best propaganda films produced...

Fire Over England | 1937 | Flora Robson, Raymond Massey

An entertaining English drama set in Elizabethan times. Olivier is a dashing young military man who offers to spy on the Spanish in order to get revenge for his father’s death at their hands. Naturally, women – including Queen Elizabeth...

Entertainer, The | 1960 | Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

This adaptation of the John Osborne play stars Laurence Olivier reprising his stage role as washed up song-and-dance man Archie Rice who, facing obscurity, terrorizes all who are near and dear to him. Set in a seedy British resort town, the film...



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