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Cedric Hardwicke

Cedric Hardwicke


Birthdate: February 19, 1893

Deathdate: August 6, 1964

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke (19 February 1893 – 6 August 1964) was a noted English stage and film actor whose career spanned nearly fifty years. Hardwicke's theatre work included notable performances in productions of the plays of William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw, and his film work included leading roles in a number of adapted literary classics. Description abov... ...detailed bio

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The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

The story revolves around Jo Armitage (Bancroft), a woman with an ambiguous number of children from three marriages, who becomes negative and withdrawn after discovering that her third (and current) husband, Jake (Finch), has been unfaithful to her. After a series of loosely related events in whi...
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Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

The film opens with a theme song performed by The Brothers Four and a colorful animation of hot air balloons, with artwork reminiscent of the Montgolfier balloons. The theme song is later performed by Fabian twice during the film. The film then shows the flight of the balloon Jupiter invented by ...
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Baby Face Nelson (1957)

Chicago mob boss Rocca manages to get Lester Gillis sprung from jail in Joliet. His motive is to have Gillis kill a labor organizer, but Gillis refuses, preferring to work with Rocca's gang on robberies instead. Gillis is relaxing, alone in his hotel room, when cops burst in, finding a gun Rocca ...
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The Story of Mankind (1957)

Scientists have developed a weapon, called the "Super H-bomb", which if detonated will wipe out the human race entirely. A "High Tribunal" in "The Great Court of Outer Space" is called upon to decide whether divine intervention should be allowed to stop the bomb's detonation. The Devil (Vincent P...
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Helen of Troy (1956)

The film retells the story of the Trojan War, albeit with some major changes from the Iliad's storyline: Paris of Troy (Jacques Sernas) sails to Sparta to secure a peace treaty between the two powerful city-states. His ship is forced to return to Troy in a storm after he has been swept overboard ...
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Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

The film begins with a special onscreen prologue introduced by broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, and featuring footage of an early science fiction/fantasy film by Georges Méliès, A Trip to the Moon (1902), which is based loosely on From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. Included also is ...
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Gaby (1956)

Gaby (Caron) is a ballet dancer in 1944 London who runs into corporal Gregory Wendell (Kerr) while rushing to catch the bus. Greg is mesmerized by Gaby and goes to the ballet to see her on stage, but Gaby wants nothing to do with Greg. He persists, however, and by the end of the day, she agrees t...
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The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Egyptian Pharaoh (Ramesses I) has ordered the death of all firstborn Hebrew males, but a Hebrew woman ("Yoshebel") sets her infant son adrift on the Nile in order to save him. The infant is rescued from the Nile by an Egyptian princess ("Bithiah") who decides to adopt the boy even though her ...
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Richard III (1955)

...The history of the world, like letters without poetry, flowers without perfume, or thought without imagination, would be a dry matter indeed without its legends, and many of these, though scorned by proof a hundred times, seem worth preserving for their own familiar sakes. The following begi...
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Bait (1954)

A man looking for his fortune in a mine decides to tempt his partner with his much younger wife. The goal? To catch them "in the act" and kill him without consequence.
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Salome (1953)

Although based on the New Testament story, the film does not follow the biblical text. In Galilee, during the rule of Rome's Tiberius Caesar, King Herod (Charles Laughton) and Queen Herodias (Judith Anderson) sit on the throne and are condemned by a prophet known as John the Baptist (Alan Badel)....
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The Green Glove (1952)

The Green Glove (1952) is an action adventure film starring Glenn Ford, directed by Rudolph Maté and released by United Artists. Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper who travels to France after the end of World War II to try to recover a jewel-encrusted glove that had been stolen from a co...
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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

The film begins with a pre-credit sequence depicting Operation Flipper, a British commando raid whose aim is to assassinate Rommel. It fails. After the credits, the story is introduced by narrator Michael Rennie, who dubs the voice of then Lieutenant-Colonel Desmond Young, who plays himself in t...
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The Winslow Boy (1950)

Ronnie Winslow (Neil North), a cadet at the Royal Naval College, is accused of the theft of a postal order. An internal enquiry which grants him no chance of defence, finds him guilty and his father, Arthur Winslow (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), is requested to remove his son from the college. Unwilling...
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The White Tower (1950)

The White Tower is a 1950 mountain film starring Alida Valli as a woman determined to conquer the mountain that killed her father, and Glenn Ford as the mountaineer who loves her. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Ramsey Ullman.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Hank Martin (Bing Crosby), an American mechanic, is knocked out and wakes up in the land of King Arthur. Here he finds romance with Alisande la Carteloise (Rhonda Fleming) and friendship with Sir Sagramore (William Bendix). Unfortunately, the heroic Hank also incurs the hatred of both Merlin (Mur...
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I Remember Mama (1948)

The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.
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Rope (1948)

Two brilliant young aesthetes, Brandon Shaw (Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Granger), perpetrate murder: they strangle to death a former classmate, David Kentley (Dick Hogan), in their apartment. They commit the crime as an intellectual exercise; they want to prove their superiority by committing the ...
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A Woman's Vengeance (1948)

Henry Maurier rebounds from the death of wife Emily by marrying his brother-in-law's mistress, upsetting another woman who is in love with him. Suspicions grow that Henry might have hurried along his wife's death with poison.
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Tycoon (1947)

Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) travels to South America to build a mountain railroad tunnel for Frederick Alexander (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), a wealthy industrialist. Complications arise when Alexander insists upon a shorter, more dangerous passage and when his daughter Maura (Laraine Day) develops a r...