Last updated September 21, 2023
Mistaken as a member of the distinguished Rothschild family, a shabby bum known as the Guv'nor (George Arliss) utilizes his surprising financial savvy to land an incredible job as a bank manager, upset fellow financiers and exceed absolutely everyone's expectations. This classic comedy co-stars Frank Cellier as Barsac, the retiring bank president who tries to grossly rip off an unsuspecting mining family.
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As a World War II inventor (Leslie Banks) develops a revolutionary bombsight at his Scottish estate, the Nazis attempt to infiltrate his inner circle by sending in a secret spy, who unwittingly moves into an adjoining cottage with an undercover British agent. An adaptation of a Geoffrey Kerr play, director Anthony Asquith's wartime espionage mystery keeps viewers guessing about each character's true intentions.
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Stewart Granger stars as the legendary Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini in this biopic from the king of costume dramas -- England's Gainsborough Productions -- which focuses as much on the musician's romances as it does on his craft. Phyllis Calvert plays Jeanne de Vermond, the aristocratic French woman who captures Paganini's heart, and real-life violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin supplies the breathtaking Paganini solos.
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This intriguing biopic stars Walter Huston as Cecil Rhodes, a 19th-century British adventurer who travels to Africa to seek his fortune. After developing a successful diamond mining industry, Rhodes attempts to construct a continent-wide railroad. Rhodes's plans meet with disapproval, including his desire to make Rhodesia a British colony, but he perseveres, thereby making a mortal enemy of Dutch Prime Minister Paul Kruger (Oskar Homolka).
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