The best Nigel Stock’s movies

Nigel Stock

Nigel Stock

21/09/1919- 22/06/1986
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The Great Escape

The Great Escape
8.2/10
The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

Young Sherlock Holmes

Young Sherlock Holmes
6.8/10
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release: 04/12/1985
  • Character: Rupert T. Waxflatter
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.

Victim

Victim
7.7/10
In early 1960s London, barrister Melville Farr is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife, Farr's career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link Farr to a young gay man, everything Farr has worked for is threatened. As it turns out, Farr is a closeted homosexual -- which is problematic, due to Britain's anti-sodomy laws. But instead of giving in, Farr decides to fight.

The Night of the Generals

The Night of the Generals
7.2/10
An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also involved in a plot to kill Hitler

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter
7.9/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 30/10/1968
  • Character: William Marshall
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais' half-brother.

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters
7.4/10
The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.

The Mirror Crack'd

The Mirror Crack'd
6.2/10
  • Genre: CrimeMysteryThriller
  • Release: 19/09/1980
  • Character: Inspector Gates (‘Murder at Midnight’)
Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Cromwell

Cromwell
6.9/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 16/09/1970
  • Character: Sir Edward Hyde
Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

Yellowbeard

Yellowbeard
5.9/10
For years Yellowbeard had looted the Spanish Main, making men eat their lips and swallow their hearts. Caught and convicted for tax evasion, he's sentenced to 20 years in St. Victim's Prison for the Extremely Naughty. In a scheme to confiscate his fabulous treasure, the Royal Navy allows him to escape and follows him, where saucy tarts, lisping demigods and some awful puns and punishments await.

The Battle of the River Plate

The Battle of the River Plate
6.6/10
  • Genre: DramaHistoryWar
  • Release: 30/10/1956
  • Character: Chief Officer, Tairoa, Prisoner on Admiral Graf Spee
In the opening years of World War II the Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the Atlantic convoy routes open and the British Isles supplied. Of great danger were the numerous surface/commerce raiders that had slipped out of German waters just before war was declared. Supplied by axis cargo ships or tankers, they primarily attacked and sank merchant shipping, and they could and did strike anywhere and everywhere. This is the story of one such ship – the 'Admiral Graf Spee' – and how 3 lightly armed Royal Navy cruisers with mere 6 and 8 inch guns boldly took on this powerful 'pocket battleship' armed with 11 inch guns.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips
7.9/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 28/07/1939
  • Character: John Forrester (uncredited)
A shy British teacher looks back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people who touched his life.

Weekend at Dunkirk

Weekend at Dunkirk
6.9/10
  • Genre: DramaWar
  • Release: 18/12/1964
  • Character: Un soldat brûlé
In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB

H.M.S. Defiant

H.M.S. Defiant
7.1/10
  • Genre: AdventureHistory
  • Release: 15/04/1962
  • Character: Senior Midshipman Kilpatrick
Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.

Operation: Daybreak

Operation: Daybreak
7/10
  • Genre: ActionWar
  • Release: 01/11/1975
  • Character: General
Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock
7.3/10
Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

It Always Rains on Sunday

It Always Rains on Sunday
7.1/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 25/11/1947
  • Character: Ted Edwards
During a rainy Sunday afternoon, an escaped prisoner tries to hide out at the home of his ex-fiance.

The Night My Number Came Up

The Night My Number Came Up
7.1/10
At a fashionable dinner party in Hong Kong a Royal Navy officer is coaxed into revealing details of a dream in which eight persons take off from Bangkok in a Dakota bound for Tokyo and crash in the Japanese mountains. Amongst those listening is Air Marshal Hardie who is due to fly to Tokyo the next day. Hardie initially dismisses the dream because he is scheduled to fly out in a Liberator, but as Hardie arrives at the airport he discovers that the Liberator has developed mechanical problems and has been replaced by a Dakota. When, just before the flight is due to depart, two soldiers board the plane making a complement of eight, Hardie fears that the dream may be coming true and he is destined to die.

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent
5.5/10
An eclectic group of characters set sail on Captain Lansen’s leaky cargo ship in an attempt to escape their various troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and the passengers find themselves trapped on an island populated by man-eating seaweed, giant crabs and Spanish conquistadors who believe it’s still the 16th century.

Malta Story

Malta Story
6.5/10
In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic reenactments and archival combat footage as the British are beseiged and try to fight off the Luftwaffe. Against this background, a RAF reconnaissance photographer's romance with a local girl is endangered as he tries to plot enemy movements.

The Silent Enemy

The Silent Enemy
6.6/10
  • Genre: ActionHistory
  • Release: 04/03/1958
  • Character: Able Seaman Fraser
The Mediterranean, 1941/42 - Axis forces are using frogmen and manned torpedoes to attack previously impregnable harbours. The Allied forces need to come up with something to answer this threat, which they find in the form of Lt. Lionel "Buster" Crabb.

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