The best Patrick Holt’s movies

Patrick Holt

Patrick Holt

31/01/1912- 12/10/1993
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The Wild Geese

The Wild Geese
6.8/10
  • Genre: ActionWar
  • Release: 05/07/1978
  • Character: Skyjacker
A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe
6.8/10
Sir Walter Scott's classic story of the chivalrous Ivanhoe who joins with Robin of Locksley in the fight against Prince John and for the return of King Richard the Lionheart.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
5.1/10
An ancient tribe attempts to sacrifice Sanna as an offering to the Sun god to save their tribe from dinosaurs. Tara, a young man from another tribe, saves Sanna and takes her along with him.

The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves
6.3/10
This true story follows the exploits of a top-secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore). Since the ships are in neutral territory the British Military command, while encouraging the scheme, must deny any knowledge of it if it fails. Pugh and Stewart enlist the aid of retired officer Col. Bill Grice (David Niven) and some of his former soldiers. On the pretext of being on a fishing expedition, these seemingly drunken old men in civilian clothing must board and destroy 3 Nazi ships, whose radio transmissions have resulted in Nazi submarines sinking allied ships. While Stewart arranges a diversion onshore, Pugh and Grice carry out the dangerous raid on and destruction of the Nazi ships.

Cromwell

Cromwell
6.9/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 16/09/1970
  • Character: Captain Lundsford
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.

The Whistle Blower

The Whistle Blower
6.2/10
A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...

The Magic Christian

The Magic Christian
5.8/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 12/12/1969
  • Character: Duke in Sotheby's
Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.

The Frightened City

The Frightened City
6.3/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 01/09/1961
  • Character: Supt. Carter
A London accountant (Herbert Lom) forms six gangs into a syndicate which he tries to control with a killer (Sean Connery).

No Blade of Grass

No Blade of Grass
5.8/10
A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in northern England where there will hopefully be food and safety for all of them.

I Was Monty's Double

I Was Monty's Double
6.9/10
The incredible but true story of how an impersonator was recruited to impersonate General Montgomery to mislead the German's about his intentions before the North Africa campaign.

The Magic Box

The Magic Box
7/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 01/01/1952
  • Character: Sitter in Bath Studio
Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's so that it sounded more impressive for the photographic portrait work he was so good at. But he was also an inventor and his search for a way to project moving pictures became an obsession that ultimately changed the life of all those he loved.

Priest of Love

Priest of Love
6.1/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 11/10/1981
  • Character: Arthur Lawrence
Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, where Lawrence writes "Lady Chatterley's Lover."

The Desperados

The Desperados
4.7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 28/02/1969
  • Character: Haller
A Confederate and his sons become postwar marauders and face another son who left them, in Texas.

Frieda

Frieda
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaWar
  • Release: 19/06/1947
  • Character: Alan
A young German girl marries an Englishman and moves into his family's household during the last days of World War II. The family and community have conflicting feelings about her presence in the community, and as a result, the family is forced to face their own moral code as they deal with their own prejudices and fears about the seemingly innocent German girl. The war ends, and she finally seems to be accepted into the family and community when her Nazi brother shows up to create havoc.

Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle
5.8/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 01/12/1960
  • Character: Inspector West
A French reporter working on a steamy story about the secret strip joints found in London's Soho district becomes involved in the lives of the owner and star of a famous club.

Playing Away

Playing Away
5.9/10
To mark the conclusion of their "Third World Week" celebration, a cricket team in a small English village invites a black cricket team from South London to a charity game with comical results.

The Men of Sherwood Forest

The Men of Sherwood Forest
5.7/10
Robin Hood is persuaded by two nobles whom he believes to be loyal to King Richard to recover secret plans attaining to the rescue of the king from captivity in Germany. Though disguised as a troubadour, Robin is betrayed and captured. Lady Alys and the merry men help him escape in time to foil an intended ambush on King Richard as he returns from the Crusades.

Miss Tulip Stays the Night

Miss Tulip Stays the Night
5.4/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 01/07/1955
  • Character: Andrew Dax
Gorgeous Kate Dax (Diana Dors) and her crime-writer husband, Andrew (Patrick Holt), investigate the murder of eccentric spinster Miss Tulip (Cicely Courtneidge) at a remote country cottage.

The October Man

The October Man
7.1/10
Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash , is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.

Convoy

Convoy
6/10
  • Genre: DramaWar
  • Release: 28/09/1940
  • Character: Holt
A tale of life on board a Royal Navy cruiser assigned to protect the vital convoys between America and England during WWII.

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