At an unruly and bankrupt school for girls, more time is spent backing horses than studying subjects, and the headmistress’s bookmaker brother has a scheme or two of his own.
A Soho agent turns a nondescript teenage singer into an international star.
A killer taunts the police with clues sent to a radio quiz show.
A jeweller’s book-keeper steals a priceless diamond and is trailed by various factions half across Europe.
An army officer deliberately starts the Balaclava charge to even an old score with Surat Khan, who’s on the other side. 1960s version.
An American visiting London finds his supposedly dead father in prison serving a life sentence for murder; he delves into history and finds the real culprit.
In 1942, complications ensue when an ATS private suspects her husband of infidelity.
A ventriloquist turns to blackmail and is murdered backstage.
In 1939, a ship leaves Hamburg for Cuba with Jewish refugees, but Cuba won’t take them.
A private detective goes to Venice to reward a wartime partisan, who turns out to have become a notorious criminal.
Imprisoned for an axe murder he didn’t commit, a man escapes and takes revenge.
After Julius Caesar’s death, Cleopatra turns her attention to Mark Antony.
Four shipwrecked sailors are washed up on a desert island.
The adventurous life of Winston Churchill up to his becoming an MP.
A woman is taken in by a barge skipper, to the fury of the widow he is courting.
The comeuppance of a cowardly, sadistic, homosexual East End gang boss with a mother fixation.
A couple agree to marry on condition that they will never disagree with each other.
A treasury official copes admirably with public money but is helpless when he comes into a private fortune.
A journalist disgusted with the world of the thirties retires to a lighthouse on Lake Michigan and is haunted by the ghosts of immigrants drowned a century before.
Two convicts escape, handcuffed together; one is violent, the other innocent.
There is consternation in a Lancashire family when the son cannot consummate his marriage.
A blackmailer extracts money for a crime not yet committed.
A Blackpool theatrical agent is really a master spy.
Scotland Yard solves the murder of a black music student.
In 1900, a woman looks back on her three marriages.